It’s almost that time, folks! The start of my convention season is right around the corner! I start off on May 2 with Free Comic Book Day at my local comic book shop, A Hero’s Legacy Comics and Collectibles. I’ll be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. selling all my books, including The Center of Somewhere vol. 1! From there I go to Washington, DC for Awesome Con on May 29-31 and… you know what? Let me just list everywhere I’m gonna be this summer.
- May 2, 2015: Free Comic Book Day, A Hero’s Legacy Comics and Collectibles, Manchester, CT
- May 29-31: Awesome Con, Washington, DC
- June 19-21, 2015, HeroesCon, Charlotte, NC
- June 27-28, 2015: MASSive Con, Worcester, MA
- July 25, 2015, Insta-Con, Kennett Square, PA
- Sept. 12-13, 2015, Granite State Comicon, Manchester, NH
- Sept. 25-27, 2015, Baltimore Comic-Con, Baltimore, MD
So come on out and stop by one of my tables! I’d love to see all of you!
Guess what! I’ve launched a Kickstarter for a Center of Somewhere book! It’s going to collect the first 18 months of the comic as well as never-before-seen bonus content! It’s going to be 8×10.5 inches in size and full color! It’s going to have a brand new cover colored by Tom Chu, colorist extraordinaire! And YOU can help fund it’s printing and reserve a copy for yourself in the meantime! All you have to do is go to the Kickstarter page here and pledge a donation! There are tons of reward tiers for you to choose from so you can not just get a book but a whole ton of other cool things, like sketch cards or books from other series! Everybody wins! So check out the Kickstarter and thanks in advance for your support!
2014 is winding to an end, and we’re closing out this year with a full week of comics. However, starting next week The Center of Somewhere’s update schedule is dropping down to three times a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
I’m still enjoying Center of Somewhere, and I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with new storytelling formats as well as moving the overall narrative forward. But a lot else is happening in life that’s precluding me from doing five updates a week. For one, I’ve had to take on a second job doing freelance newswriting. For another, I have a lot of ideas for additional comics projects I’d like to pursue, and I just plain don’t have enough time to work on them, CoS, my day job, the freelancing, and having some semblance of a social life so I don’t completely crack from overwork. I thought about it long and hard, and ultimately cutting back to three strips a week seemed like my best option.
Don’t worry, the strip isn’t going away anytime in the near future. I have all of January written and the plots for February planned out, so we have a ways to go before our favorite middle Americans ride off into the sunset. And in case you don’t follow me on Twitter, one of the comics projects I’m working on is the first Center of Somewhere book collection! I’ll be launching a Kickstarter for that hopefully at the end of January. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you plenty informed as we get closer to the launch date.
So thanks for reading the strip so far, and I appreciate you sticking around as we transition to this new phase in the comic’s life.
I’m wrapping up convention season 2014 with a hometown appearance at the Hartford Public Library’s NaNoWriMo ComBo Fest in Hartford, CT! The library is celebrating graphic novels as part of National Novel Writing Month, and they’re having a bunch of cartoonist and comic book creators help them do so! I will have all my books for sale – including the FINAL EIGHT copies of the first print run of Drawn Away! – and I will be doing the usual sketches and commissions, too! So come on by and pick up a Christmas gift or two and celebrate the wonderful medium of comics!
I’ve talked plenty about all the conventions and shows where I’ve sold Drawn Away this year, but I’ve neglected to put together a full list of all the other places you can get copies of the book. Until now. If you want to buy a book but won’t see me, you can get one at:
*A Hero’s Legacy Comics and Collectibles, Manchester, CT
*Alternate Universe, New Haven and Milford, CT
*The Comic Book Shop, Wilmington, DE
*Aquilonia Comics, Troy, NY
And do you want to read the book but also want to support your local library? You can do that, too! These libraries have Drawn Away in circulation:
*Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, Kennett Square, PA
*Ferguson Municipal Public Library, Ferguson, MO
I’ll definitely update this list, as well as my Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr with any new information, so keep on checking, and enjoy the reading!