Archive for ‘October, 2013’
It’s hard to believe that it’s been an entire year since I published my first book. To celebrate I’m doing free sketches in every book sold this week. Yup! Artist Editions of Starcrossed: Volume One are 50% OFF all week long.
But wait, there’s more!
If you want to add something special to your art collection or pick up an early holiday gift for a friend my black and white Con Sketches are on sale too. Save 20% and snag my take on your favorite character on 9 x 12 bristol. If you’re going to be in Halifax at Pop Expo! this weekend, or at Hal-Con 2013 in November, save even more with the
Con Sketch Pre Order. You can see samples of some Con Sketches here.
In Higginbotham is a talented, New York based illustrator who has worked with companies like Random House U.K., Titmouse, Blue Sky Studios and Vimeo. He has a very recognizable style and color palette. There is a good chance you’ve seen his work online somewhere before. In 2011 he received the gold medal for the “Society of Illustrators 54″ competition. We had a fun conversation with Ian as we discussed his working habits, inspiration and new road to success.
UPDATE: I will have a table at the Halifax Pop Explosion, Pop Expo!
HPX has combined their record, zine, craft and art fair into Pop Expo! showcasing a mix of local vendors, artists and artisans at The World Trade and Convention Centre here in Halifax on Saturday, October 26th from 8AM to 5PM.
Admission is $5.00 for the general public from 8AM until 1PM and FREE from 1PM until 5PM. If you are a pass holder for the Halifax Pop Explosion, admission is free all day.
You can read more about the Pop Expo! here.
We shift gears a bit and speak with Josh Baldwin (Josh Atomic) about his relatively new adventure of illustrating cartoon images for sale on Etsy. Josh is new to the wide world of webcomics and online cartoons. We got a unique perspective on what it’s like to be taking those first steps into the online art world right now.
How to find Josh and his work:
I had every intention of posting a new Starcrossed comic today, but my back had other plans and rage quit the game before I could even get started. So, I have to spend the day taking care of this pain in the… back. Hopefully I’ll be back at the drawing board with new comic later this week.
Thanks for your patience!
Not only is fall my favorite time of year, but it’s also time for Hal-Con!
Hal-Con is Halifax’s own sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention. This year the convention will be held over three days, November 8th-10th. I am super excited that I will be returning to Hal-Con as guest this year.
Last year I launched Starcrossed: Volume One at Hal-Con. (Wow, has it been a whole year!?). This year, I will have plenty of books, art, prints and hopefully some T-shirts with me too. I will be participating in several panels throughout the weekend, including panels on Webcomics and Podcasting. The panel schedule is still being put together by the hard working volunteers at Hal-Con.
I will be sure to post additional details regarding panels and where you will be able to find me at Hal-Con as the days wind closer to the fun filled weekend in Halifax.
You can see some of the other super guests lined up for Hal-Con 2013 right here.
See you there!
Hal-Con 2013 Panel Info
Webcomics (Quick update: Nov 5th, 2013)
- Joel Duggan, Starcrossed
- Doug Savage, Savage Chickens
- Lar DesSouza, Least I Could Do and Looking for Group
- Gisele Lagace, Manage a 3
- Hosted by Where Monsters Dewll
Additional panel guests TBA. We will take a few minutes at the start of the panel to talk about our work and our experiences in webcomics, then open the floor to a Q & A session for the bulk of the panel.
About Doug Savage: (from SavageChickens.com)
Like a lot of people do, I lost track of my childhood dream of being a cartoonist. Somewhere along the way, and I found myself working in an office instead, doing decidedly uncreative things. Under the glaring fluorescents, my penmanship deteriorated and I forgot how to draw. A few more years passed, and I started getting migraines.
- Joel Duggan, The Citadel Cafe, Comics Coast to Coast
- Jocelyn Moffett, The Gamers’ Inn, The Angry Chicken
Joel and Jocelyn I will cover the basics of getting into podcasting and how to overcome some of the creative and technical hurdles that can hold back newcomers to this incredibly fun form of expression. We’re not perfect! There are still lots of things that we struggle with and we’ll talk about that too. Audio, video, live streaming and community, we’ll touch on everything. The Citadel Cafe and The Gamers’ Inn are recorded and streamed live every week. The Gamers’ Inn is produced in both audio and video for the Amove.tv network and both Joel and Jocelyn are contributing members of the FrogPants podcasting network. There will be lots of time for Q & A.
About Jocelyn Moffett:
Jocelyn co-hosts and produces The Gamers’ Inn with Ryan Murphy, a weekly video podcast on gaming and industry news. She also co-hosts The Angry Chicken with Garrett Weinzierl and Willie “Dills” Gregory. The Angry Chicken focuses on the upcoming Blizzard Entertainment title, Hearthstone. When not on mic, Jocelyn fills the spot of line producer for Comics Coast to Coast, and writes editorial articles and game reviews for DogHouse Network.
Join in the adventure of our Comics Coast to Coast interview with Caldwell Tanner of Loldwell. We talked about his stream of cartoon consciousness, his illustration and animation work with College Humor and his new personal project, Cirrus Skylark. Hold on to your dorsal fins.
How to find Caldwell and his humor: