This weekend will be my last convention of the year, so come out to WVPopCon in Morgantown, WV. It’s a fun little convention. You can check out WVPopCon here:
I will be at Intervention in Rockville / Beshesda, Maryland. Intervention is a convention for people interested in comic books, music, video games, board games, movies, and podcasts. Check it out this weekend: https://interventioncon.com/
Sorry for the short post, as I am busy packing up for it. I will be there Saturday and Sunday.
You can now order the 2nd issue of Mechanaflux on Comixology. It’s exciting to see these issues go up on the largest digital comic platform in the world.
In this chapter, Arad, Cory, and Jackson finally meet up with the other half of the cast, meet a ‘fearsome’ dragon, and learn to fight…ok, RUN from metal death machines. You also learn the origin of Gaudra, the ruler of all of Flux, and the one on the verge of wiping humanity from the planet.
Come find me at Otakon this weekend! I’ll be at Booth S-07 in the Artist Alley. I am under ‘Padraic Productions’, not my real name.
I will also have 4 new mini-prints of Mechanaflux characters; this will be the first time they have been seen anywhere. So come and see Michelle Golden’s take on Redwing and Darius, as well as Kata Kane’s versions of Arad & Cory. You can get them for $5.00 a piece, or get one of your choice free if you buy all 3 issue of Mechanaflux!
I’m back to making some videos. One of the first new videos I’ve created is Top 10 Unresolved TV Cliffhangers. I run down 10 TV shows that ended on a cliffhanger that I watched growing up, and then the story was never resolved because the show was cancelled (much to my sadness and/or anger). All of the items on this list were shows that came on before the year 2000. So, have a look and enjoy the video.
You can now order a digital copy of Mechanaflux #1 on the largest digital comic book platform for only $0.99! It’s also available in HD according to the description.
So far, I have also put up my The End comics, Issues 1, 4, & 5. I’m still working on getting #3 up there, but 2 will not be able to due to the dimensions it was drawn in, but is available on IndyPlanet & ComicsFix. Warning, these comics are for mature readers only.
I haven’t put up my old comic, Displacement, just because I don’t know if it would be accepted based on the quality of the files, or even bought. I feel like I should just keep that comic where it is and move forward instead of making sure it’s available on every device and website ever (which, I am still going to do with Mechanaflux).
Square City Comics is hosting it’s first Open House at Fantom Comics. I and many other local Baltimore and DC writers and artists will be in attendance. You can meet and talk to us, attend our panels and workshops, participate in raffles, and see a sampling of our comic books (also for sale). You can also learn about the 3rd Square City Comics Anthology project; it’s theme, preview some art, and learn about the Kickstarter to help fund it.
Fantom Comics is located at 2010 P Street, 2nd Floor (the first floor has a Subway). The Open House will be from 11am – 4pm. You can view the Facebook Group below and invite your friends! See our Tumblr, also.
I will be in Baltimore, MD for BMore Into Comics #5, which is at The Windup Space on 12 W. North Avenue.
There will be 10 local writers and artists from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, so if you are in the area, come stop by and talk to us while having a drink.
Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday (May 2). I, along with 3 other artists, will have tables there in the store to tell people about our art and comics. If you want Mechanaflux #1, it will $3.00 instead of the usual $5.00, this day only! I will also have Issues 2 & 3, along with my other titles, The End & Displacement. Displacement will also be $5.00 instead of the usual $10.00! Only for this event.
Check out the website for Legends Comics.
You can also look through the list of all the free comic books that will be available. I will most likely go for Transformers: Robots In Disguise (because Transformers is one of my favorite series), Dark Circle (I read the 90s failed remake of ‘The Web’ by DC Comics that had some of these characters crossover, and curious as to what this new take on it is), and Captain Canuck (a comic series I bought2 issues of [also in the 90s] when I used to visit Canada regularly; is this a gritty reboot?).
So, Ninja High School had a Kickstarter recently that collected the first 25 issues of the series that started as an independant comic in the 1980s. I had read Volume 2 in 2003 and really enjoyed issues 101 – 115 that I had (Volume 2 starts at issue 75), but it’s been so long that I don’t remember much of the series other than there were ninjas, superheroes, and space battles, but I remember enjoying it, and can’t wait to read the series in full.
It was only a few years ago that I saw the manga sized version of Volume 1 (the first 6 issues) which followed different characters other than the ones I had read. It follows the story of Jeremy Feeple, a boy from a ninja family who hasn’t taken to his family’s calling. A ninja bride arrives to marry him based on a deal Jeremy’s mother made with her father, but at the same time, an alien has been sent to marry him by royal decree. The two girls fight for his affections. Slowly, it gains a very large cast of characters. It also included really random anime references that I understand now, but I’m not sure many people would have gotten back in the 80s. Anyway, here is the cover.
An Add-On reward was the Ninja High School Volume 2 Textbook, which were the stories of Jeremy’s brother and his adventures, pictured above. I was disappointed I missed that Kickstarter, but excited it was an add-on so I could still get it.
Extra rewards that came with the Kickstarter were also 5 prints (3 were the characters from Ninja High School Volume 2, while the other 2 were Angel Warrior Areala and some character I don’t recognize) and a button.
And I’ve also noticed that both textbooks are on Amazon, so if you are interested in giving the series a try, you should look for old copies of Tokyopops’ books because the first 3 volumes are incredibly cheap at only a few bucks (but is insanely expensive Volume 5 and beyond), but if you like the series, you should definitely buy the textbook.