Saturday, November 29, 2014

College Follies #4 now on ComiXology!

Just a quick post to make sure everyone knows College Follies #4 is out! It went live on ComiXology on Wednesday and you can get it by clicking here.  The issue tells the story of Psychoboy's campaign for Congress. The 8 page short story includes an editorial by Psychoboy himself and is available for only 99 cents. Be sure to also check out Psychoboy's online campaign at, which features a bio, campaign videos and links to Psycho's social media campaign.

And with that, all four issues of College Follies are now available on ComiXology as well as on Amusedom and DriveThruComics. I'll be talking about plans for issue five soon. Until then, consume mass quantities of the series, and let me know what you think!

Monday, November 24, 2014

College Follies #4 will be out on ComiXology this Wednesday!

Just a quick post to let you know that College Follies #4, the Elect Psychoboy issue, will be out on ComiXology on Wednesday. It's only one week after the release of Issue 3, so this is a super fast turnaround after I submitted Issue 4 a little over a month ago. So in just a couple days, all four existing issues of College Follies will be on ComiXology!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

College Follies #3 is out now on Comixology!

College Follies #3, the Power Ranger parody issue, came out yesterday on ComiXology and you can get it here!

The issue was inspired by the 20th anniversary of  Power Rangers and the big anniversary season wraps up this Saturday with a finale featuring almost a dozen returning actors (including Jason David Frank as Tommy) and all 120+ rangers appearing in one big battle. There is no more perfect week that this issue could be released!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

College Follies #3 on Comixology tomorrow!!!

I've been so busy with the con and other things I just now have time to post this...College Follies #3, the Power Ranger parody issue, will be out on ComiXology tomorrow! It's only $1.99! Start searching your couch cushions for change now!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tale From The Con: Bull Durham Edition

So the two day NC Comicon in Durham this weekend was both my worst single day at a convention and my best.

Saturday varied between being empty (in my section), to being so crowded attendees were penguin walking to get through the hordes clogging the aisle. I talked with a few folks, but that was it. Zero sales. Nothing even remotely hopeful happened. It was nine hours of soul crushing nothing.

To top it off I worked the entire time on a print of Baby Groot, using my printer I brought to scan it in, and then inking and coloring it on my laptop. I used a small screen to let passersbys watch what I was doing the entire time. I had gorgeous, uber-professional, top-of-the-line, 5-star photo paper that'll never deteriorate to print it on...and it didn't work. It kept leaving two discolored marks on each print. The printer had a hard time loading, and even the times the paper misloaded and was spit out with no ink on it, it had the marks. I tried both photo paper and special paper settings. I checked the alignment and cleaned the cartridges, even though they printed fine on normal paper. I rebooted the printer and my computer. If I'd known a priest, I would've had an exorcism performed on the damn thing. Nothing worked. My big plan to sale prints and do on-demand color art for folks was ruined.

So all that was pretty devastating. 

Sunday was a shorter day with less people, but almost right off the bat it was a different, more normal feel. I had a steady stream of people come up and express interest in my work and buy things. In fact, it was far and away the most I've sold in one day. I even put out two of the flawed Groot prints that printed clean enough to sale at a discount, and sold both for $5. If it had been at a local con I would've made up the cost of admission with my sales!

Overall it was a pretty impressive, well set up con. Artists were segregated from dealers so I didn't have a dealer's book shelves or racks squeezing into what little space I had. There was no space between tables but there was more than enough room to walk in and out of the aisles for creators, which was a refreshing change. The floor was carpeted, the chairs were cushy and comfortable. 

The table setup is a bit odd with some creators, like me, getting clearly marked 6 foot space that took half of two tables. This made using my table cloth impossible, but my set up covered the whole top of the table and my banner acted as a table skirt, so it didn't matter.

The banners from worked well. I put the tall banner stand together wrong twice before I saw the properly assembled banner of Superville's Bobby and Suzanne Capobianco (who were a source of support and advice during the con, thanks guys!). Once assembled, it worked perfectly all weekend, and came apart and packed up easily at the end. 

The regular horizontal banner I actually stuck to the very edge of my table using Scotch Restickable Tabs for Mounting. I've had a lot of problems with paper I put up with tape coming down during conventions, but this worked like a charm, not requiring readjustment all weekend, even on a 6 x 2.5 foot vinyl banner!

The set up with the screen and printer was a lot of trouble and I didn't really get to try it before the con, since I got electricity at the last minute. The screen did attract interest and probably prompted one sale. But mostly it was nice to inspire folks who were thinking of doing art by showing them the process. The printer set up could work if I get normal photo  paper. I might try it again if I do a big con again someday. 

And I did get to ink a variant cover for Issue 5 on Sunday. More on that later....

Saturday, November 15, 2014

College Follies at NC Comicon Today and Tomorrow!!!

Here's pics of my set up for my College Follies booth for today and tomorrow at NC Comicon at the Durham Convention Center in Durham. It runs from 10 am -7 pm today. I came up yesterday to set up but they didn't have my electricity ready so I have to get there early today. No big deal. I figured out how to get the banners up and to fit all the comics and prints on the table and that's the important thing. I fully expect to get it hooked up by the time the con opens and be working on things by then.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

College Follies at NC Comicon this weekend!

I'll be at NC Comicon in Durham this Saturday and Sunday. I'll be in booth A69. I'll have a large six foot standing vertical banner and a banner draped across the front of my table, so hopefully I'll be easy to spot. I'll have a set up with a screen so you see me work on the comic or other digital art as I'm doing it. I'll have a printer with me and be doing full color digital prints on request. And, of course print copies of issue four, both regular and variant editions, will be there to purchase along with the rest of the series. So come out and see me!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Elect Psychoboy: Why Take Chances?

Above is the final campaign video for Psychoboy.  Basically putting every fear-based, punch-in-the-gut ad together in a blender while sprinkling in some girls in bikinis, zombies and an orgasm.

The last graphic for the campaign went live today, on Election Day. Psycho will continue sharing his thoughts on social media for the rest of the week. It's been fun but I'm glad to be winding the mock campaign down. I hope folks continue find and enjoy Psycho's posts, videos and, of course, the comic itself.

Monday, November 3, 2014

My Elect Psychoboy sign was stolen!

So the Elect Psychoboy sign I put up near the corner of University and North Point in Winston-Salem is no longer there. I hadn't had a chance to check it in the last couple days so I'm not sure when it was taken. All the other political and adverting yard signs in that area were left intact, it was just mine that was missing.

I'm not printing another one, due to the expense of the sign (it costs nearly $30) and how long it would take to print (It takes 24 hours for the ink to dry, so the soonest I could get one now would be sometime on Election Day, when I have to do a double shift at work).

It's a shame. I was getting hits on Psychoboy's site from people seeing the sign, which I'm sure would've increased as we approached Election Day, and I was hoping to use the sign for future conventions and such. I'm pretty bummed out by this. A lot of disappointing things have happened since I started work on the comic, but this probably tops the list. I'm sure whoever took it probably meant no malice, but the damage is done none the less.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Elect Psychoboy: Are You Tired of Politicians Who Do Things?

Alright, so here's another ad for Psychoboy's campaign in College Follies #4. This time turning the camera on myself, imitating those annoying commercials where voters talk how perfect and wonderful a candidate is or how horrible and evil their opponents are. This is one continuous take in my kitchen. I shot it about 30 times and picked the best of the ones were I actually made it all the way through the script.

I think I got one more of these videos in me and then I'm done.