What a day! Villains Galore made a great homecoming debut at SPX 2013 today as part of the massive presence of the D.C. Conspiracy megabooth. You won’t find either of us in these pictures of the group’s monsterous setup, but it was possibly the only moment you couldn’t find us selling the few remaining copies of Villains Galore #1 all day. With any luck, we’ll sell the rest of the stock tomorrow at day two.
Meanwhile, it’s been quite a long time since we’ve updated the status of our comics in production. We’re happy to report that we’ve accomplished quite a lot since our last blog. Also available at SPX (and completely free) is the newest issue of D.C. Conspiracy’s Magic Bullet newspaper, in which we debuted a new character, Bella. We’ll soon be publishing our first mini-comic, featuring Bella in a short adventure based on local Northern Virginia legend. We’re also excited to report that principle artwork is finished for issue two of Villains Galore. We’re in the process of applying the finishing touches and cleaning up the loose ends, but issue two will be available this fall. Our production plan is to have the art for issue three completed by the end of the year. That would be exciting, to have half of pages for the series completed in 2013. That’d be a hell of an accomplishment.
Thursday, April Eighteen, Nine Thirty p.m.
Hi Everyone, this is Z. I have always been on the other side of the production cycle- promoting what is already made. Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a Mini Comic Book event hosted by http://www.comicsgirl.com/ where you could make your own comics. To be honest the whole event sounded interesting, but having always worked on a finished product I was worried I couldn’t make a comic of my own. I see King Ink and other comic book illustrators I know make the creative process look so easy. In a few flicks of the ink pen, stories come to life and a complete story is told without any words necessary. What if I couldn’t do this? What if I’m a more post-production kind of girl? Well, I was about to find out…
After attending the Virgina Capicon I had this idea of putting together a mini comic book to giveaway on free comic book day to kids. This particular event had quite a lot of kids and many of these vendors had books that were not age appropriate.
The idea is to do a detective story around my dog, Bella and her sidekick a sassy cat named Saffron. What’s not to love about a story with a dog? Kids love animals, especially stories where animals are personified, right? Well…I hope so.
During the event King Ink did the cover at the event while I worked on the outline. The event was a great success and it was wonderful to see the behind the scene viewpoint of what goes into creating a comic book.
Here’s a sneak peek at Bella & Saffron and the Bunnyman Bridge. Look for it and of course for us at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD on May 4th. Hope to see you there.
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