Thanks to everyone who came out to the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival on Sunday! I had an absolute blast chatting with the folks that came by my table. I got to meet some new readers, see some familiar faces and introduce some brand new people to Starcrossed. Hearing what you guys think of Starcrossed in person is always a treat.
A big shout out to Cal and his crew from Strange Adventures Comics & Curiosities for organizing, inviting, and cultivating a great group of local artists and comic vendors for DCAF. I look forward to the festival every year, and every year I’m blown away by the turn out of artists and patrons alike.
I had a few last minute… We’ll call them “snafus” with T-shirts that didn’t make it in time for DCAF and prints that took longer to prep than anticipated. So, I’m behind on the new Starcrossed comic. I will update everyone with the Patreon Sneak Peek as soon as I can.
I do have the new Storm print up in my online store. The images started as a sketch response to a Sketch Dailies challenge. Before I knew it I had a half inked drawing in my sketchbook that was screaming for color. I’m really happy with the way it turned out.
You can snag one for yourself here.
It’s DCAF time again! Thanks to Cal and the folks at Strange Adventures the Dartmouth Comic Art Festival will be descending on Alderney Landing on the Dartmouth waterfront on Sunday, August 17th from 11AM until 5PM. Admission is FREE and there are a ton of creators and exhibitors to check out.
I will be there doing sketches of your favorite characters and selling books, prints and original art. I will even have a handful of Splort Dragon T-shirts available. If you want to make sure I have time to do your sketch you can pre-order one here. For original comic strip art, email me and let me know which strip you want me to bring and arrange a pickup. As part of my Summer Sale, I will be sketching Starcrossed characters in all books too.
- Con-Sketches - Special DCAF Price!
- Books - Summer Sale!
- Original Starcrossed Comic Strip Art
Here are some links to plan your Sunday at DCAF
I have been following Piper Thibodeau’s work for several months. Her wonderful character illustrations will brighten up just about any dank dark mood you happen to be dragging around. We sat down to chat with Piper – still in animation school in Montreal – about her art, ambitions, and her incredible Daily Painting Journal which has surpassed 600 entries! Piper recently won a character design challenge put out by previous guest Tom Bancroft. She has a very popular deviantART page which is where she displays most of her daily painting, as well as concept and development art for her upcoming student film, Sidhe.
Grab a coffee, keep your finger over the “next” button in her gallery, and listen to our interview with Piper Thibodeau.
How to find Piper and her work:
On the latest episode of Comics Coast to Coast we switched gears a little and sat down with Nate Piekos to chat about comic lettering, his font design site Blambot, and his endearing comic The Berserker’s Daughter. Nate balances his time between work as a comic book letterer for Dark Horse and designing a new font every month for Blambot. There is a good chance you know his work already. He has lettered comics for Marvel, DC, and Oni Press, and he has been commissioned by companies like Microsoft, Six Flags Amusement Parks and The Gap. It’s always a treat to get someone on the show so passionate about such a specific craft. Grab your earbuds and prepare to be blasted by Blambot!
How to find Nate and his work:
I’ve been using Disqus on The Citadel Cafe blog for quite some time, but it was only yesterday with the handy help of friend and website problem solver Ryan Murphy that I am happy to say that Disqus has been implemented on JoelDuggan.com and StarcrossedOnline.com.
I much prefer the look and feel of Disqus over the standard WordPress and ComicPress comment system. Plus, there is no need to create a yet another user account for new visitors. You can comment anonymously or sign in with your existing Twitter, Facebook, or Google account. Super simple.
Looking forward to chatting with everyone!
Brian Dunaway, Matthew Ducharme and myself are celebrating two years of podcasting together this year. The funny thing about podcasting is that you spend a great deal of time talking and planning with your co-hosts and spend almost no time with them in real life. I met Brian two years ago, but this year at Nerdtacular - the annual gathering of producers and podcast fans of the FrogPants network - was the first time that all three of us have been in the same room together. Comics Coast to Coast has been around for over 200 episodes. I came on board around Episode 115. I have yet to meet John Sanford, Justin Thompson or Tom Racine the other original hosts of the show, but that’s on my bucket list.
Recording live with a small studio audience was a real treat. So much so that we have arranged for Comics Coast to Coast to be broadcast live audio on Alpha Geek Radio from now on. Tune in live Thursday nights at 7PM Eastern Time at AlphaGeekRadio.com, Channel 2 or on the new Comics Coast to Coast live page.
How to find Lissy and En Voyage: