Two weeks ago, I debuted two brand-new minicomics at the 2013 Stumptown Comics Festival. For those of you unable to attend the fest, copies of those minicomics can now be yours when you visit my Etsy shop! There you will find new listings for The Unusual Death of Gregory Biggs and Unfortunate Mishaps in Aviation History, in addition to all of my older minicomics for sale on the site.
For anyone living in the Vancouver, BC area, I’ll also be at the Vancouver Comic Arts Fest in two weeks, selling these and other minicomics, and of course copies of the Hic & Hoc anthology, Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends!!
Now that I’m settled in my new home in Portland, OR and am no longer traveling, I have relaunched the Etsy store, and will be able to send out orders to whomever would like to purchase my wares. If you visit the store you’ll find that you’re able to buy copies of my Collyer Brothers minicomic, issues of SPAZ! #1-5, and if you buy all five of those SPAZ! issues together, right now you can get them at the discounted price of all five for five dollars, which is a steal if you ask me.
So purchase away! I’ll have orders in the mail lickety split because my internship is conveniently located right down the street from a post office.
Also: please don’t forget that the Hic & Hoc unsolved mysteries anthology is still accepting submissions through this weekend! Send us your comics!
Some of you may remember an anthology I was featured in last year called Share or Die: Youth in Recession. It was an ebook produced by Shareable.net that collected stories by 20-somethings about their experiences as young people during an economic recession. The book included a short comic I drew about my decision to go to art school, as well as a prose piece by my friend Sarah Idzik about a job she hated, which I illustrated.
This anthology is now available in print! You can find in on Amazon.com, under the new title Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis. The print version of the book includes all of the original essays, comics and how-to guides, as well as a new foreword by Cory Doctorow, and some new content covering the Occupy Wallstreet movement.
Also! To promote the release of Share or Die in print, Shareable.net is holding a storytelling contest. So, for those of you who are good with words or a camera, write a piece or make a video and enter for a chance to win up to $1,000 in credit at an eligible sharing service (you know, like Zipcars and stuff)! They will be taking entries until July 23, 2012, and the first 25 entrants will receive a free copy of Share or Die! If you miss out on those free copies, they’re only $10 on Amazon, so check it out!
Have you been to the Etsy shop lately?? If you had, you would have noticed that the long awaited SPAZ! #5 is finally for sale!!
For the low price of two dollars, plus shipping, the newest issue of my minicomic series could be yours! Twenty pages of new content, some of which has never appeared online! There are new Wikipedia List of Unusual Deaths stories, a dark exploration of Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, and the return of everyone’s favorite anthropomorphized single-celled organism, Zygote!! And! For a limited time, I’m having a sale for all the new-comers to the SPAZ series: a chance to get all five issues for only $5 – that’s 76 pages of content for two dollars lower than the regular price! A steal! So head on over to the store and check it out!
Also, while you’re there check out my esteemed colleague Max Young’s brand new shop: Disorderly Press. He’s selling both of the minicomics that he had with him when we traveled to the Stumptown Comics Fest last month. They sold well there, so you might like them too!
I got back from Athens, GA a few days ago and once again FLUKE has was an amazing show! I’ll have a longer update about the show later, but for now I wanted to let you guys know that if you missed FLUKE but are ever in the Athens, GA area you can still purchase SPAZ! Comics in Athens at Bizarro-Wuxtry Comics & Stuff, a terrific comic shop on College Avenue in downtown Athens, upstairs from an equally awesome record store. After the show we headed over to this place, where they bought a few issues of our comics for half price to sell in their store. Currently, Bizarro-Wuxtry has in stock issues of SPAZ! #4 and The Collyer Brothers. I had intended to sell them a few copies of my brand new issue, SPAZ! #5, but I sold out at the show!! If you happen to stop over that the shop, you’ll also find work by my dear friends Ellis Rosen, Jackie Roche, and Max Young in additions to all kinds of great comics, graphic novels, art books and novelty collectable items.
After the show I came back down to Savannah and have spent the last couple days printing even more minicomics to get ready for the Stumptown Comics Fest that is happening this weekend. Unfortunately, because of the scheduling conflict, I won’t be able to make it to this year’s MoCCA Festival in New York City that is also happening this weekend. However! If you’re going to be at MoCCA this weekend and you’re interested in SPAZ! Comics, look around for Matt Moses of Hic & Hoc Publications. He’ll be at table K22 with all kinds of comics including a few copies of issues #4 and #5 of SPAZ! Matt will also be at TCAF in Toronto next month and will likely still have a few copies of SPAZ! so go look for him there as well.
But wait! What if you’re not going to be in Athens, Ga or Portland or New York or Toronto?? Well you’re in luck, because issues 1-4 of SPAZ! are available online in my Etsy shop, and in a few weeks you’ll be able to buy copies of SPAZ! #5 there as well. I’ll let you guys know when they’ll be available online, but for now they are exclusively available at conventions and, of course, Bizarro-Wuxtry.