Unrelated to anything about this comic: I also play bass in a band called MOONBOOTS. If you happen to live/be in Las Vegas at the moment, we’re playing a free show tonight at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Doors at 6 p.m. Here’s the info:
Hey! No comic post today. Not that I don’t have one for you (I have 100 for you). But the next comic kicks off a new scene and I’d rather not split it Friday/Monday. So check back Monday when Officer Brown meets his mysterious benefactor.
In the meantime, I’ll be at Artist Alley table C10 all this weekend (June 17-19) at Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con. If you’re in the Las Vegas area and are reading this, chances are you’ll be there, because, well, why wouldn’t you? Stop by, say hi, grab some comics, tell me about your day. Here’s where to find me:
Hey! If you’re in the Las Vegas area this Memorial Day Weekend, I’ll be at the Paseo Verde Library for the 2nd annual Henderson Libraries Mini Con from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. It’s a fun little one-day event celebrating comics and pop culture. I will be manning the Pop! Goes the Icon table, selling lots of creator-owned comics, including the trade paperback collection of the first volume of The Utopian. It’s free and family-friendly, so come on down and say hi!
I know (er, hope?) you’d rather see me post a new comic than another blog post, but bear with me for a minute, because if you live in the Seattle area (or really anywhere in the Pacific Northwest), you can come personally punch me in the arm if you’re attending Emerald City Comicon this weekend (March 28-30). I’ll be at the Pop! Goes the Icon booth (1808) as seen in the map below. We’ll be rolling out the latest issue of Omega Comics Presents, which features the “pilot” episode of my new supernatural crime drama, “Eastsiders,” and I’ll also have copies of The Utopian trade paperback, so maybe after you assault me for not ending this hiatus, I can then charm you into buying some comics.
Well, if there’s anyone still subscribed to this blog/comic/whatever after five months of hiatus: HI. Happy 2014 (it’s February already? Yikes!). I have news for you, both in the new comic and the old comic categories, so without further adieu:
First, all four issues of the original Utopian comic book series—itself a serialized collection of the original webcomic that ran for 18 months at this here URL—are now available on Comixology. For 99 cents each. Yes, for less than $4 total, you can get the entire backstory for this webcomic soap opera, and then rate it a zillion stars on the Comixology app. Go. Do it. NOW.
Secondly—and more importantly, really—I got back to writing The Utopian Foundation a few weeks ago, and not only do I have the next five or six strips fully scripted, but I have the entire rest of this initial story arc plotted out in detail. Now I just have to draw this stuff! But there WILL be an end to the hiatus coming soon, and when there is, I’ll give you a very specific launch date.
Thanks for your patience and patronage.
I know, I know, I should be drawing new comics, not pimping old ones. But for those of you new to the Utopian world who want to get into the back story without paying $15 for the graphic novel: Comixology is releasing the original four issues over the next few months for only 99 cents to read on your iOS or Android tablet, phone, etc. The first issue went live this week, with more to come soon.
Hiatus will end eventually! Promise! Really!