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Half way over and well on our way, a kickstarter update

Half way over and going for the stretch goals, should I offer to sing as a reward? :D

Between the time I posted this as an update on the drive and now the numbers have changed, for the better!
In part thanks to one backer deciding to be the FIRST to pledge for some art from Dream Life itself!

So now, it’s...

103 backers, $3,908 pledged over the initial $3,000 goal. $1092 to go to reach the next stretch goal! Pondering practical things I can do and asking for help…

Made a little clip calling for a hand getting the word out for the stretch goals. I might put up some more art, and I’m pondering if it makes sense to set up some specific retailer rewards now. But in general I think mostly what this needs is more eyes! I’m doing my bit to get those, and I’m asking for your help in that too.

I’ve got a good number of books left before we hit the caps, lots of art, and several affordable digital options including one that for just $10 gets you Dream Life, five issues of Revolver, and SadOcensSpaceBearsDream of a dark Dream in mp3 format! And that lets me print two copies of my book AND you’ll get all your files within a week of the end of the drive!

Why go for the stretch goals? well the 3k lets me print 200 copies and visit about 6 retailers along the Windsor to Montreal transit corridor. That’s great, but a modest launch. Already we’re looking at improving that, here’s what the goals represent.

$5000 = 500 books, and the tour goes to Ottawa, Quebec city, out to the east coast to make one or more stops there. Maybe even able to jump across the border a little to upstate NY and Vermont. Pop over to Detroit when I’m in Windsor.

$10000 = 1000 books, maybe a few more as they start to get a lot cheaper to print. And i can entertain taking the tour west of the great lakes, ideally all the way out to British Columbia! Possibly to Seattle, and other major american cities like New York City, Chicago?

This is a little speculative, I’m still working out the details but I travel on the cheap so at least some of that is doable if I can find retailers and accommodations to accommodate. I wish I drove, being a city boy and conscientious objector to fossil fuels most of the time I’ve never learned and get around via bike and mass transit. But it would be handy right about now. I will make due though.

So all to say, i’m very happy we passed the all or nothing line, but I want to do this right. And we’ve got the time left to get there. And we’ve gotten this far with really, not a hell of a lot of people when you think about it? 103 now, at this rate we could reach 10k it with probably 300 or so backers. So backers pass the word! Lets get more people on board!

Thanks for your pledges and support and all the things, l love you all to bits. Here are some relevant links: My twitter. The Facebook page for Dream Life a late coming of age, The official site, though it’s in a bit bare bones at the moment. The free preview on Issuu, embeddable and sharable.

Now here’s me butchering the only song I know all the words too, because I had a typo in one of the reward tiers promising a singing event.
Someone suggested this might be scaring off people!
har har! :)

Come catch me and Jim at Expozine this weekend!


Hey, i’m going to be there


…sell some books, and art i hope – planing to make prints,
{well, in the end I missed all but the last half of day two and only managed to film part of that. Just can’t be in two places at once. Read on to guess why, and look up to see the short Doc I made of Expozine -least got that much done.}

but also penciling WFH gig, ack! time time time. My collaborator on Therefore Repent! Jim Munroe is on a panel with Peggy Burns, Aaron Costain, and Anna Leventhal. The title is “Printed Matter or Printed Doesn’t Matter?” – Moderated by Jeff Miller. Saturday, 3 p.m.
Like to make it but will have to run out from 12 to 3 to attend to some personal business. Sounds interesting, will be there if i can, record it for sequential maybe.

EXPOZINE, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2009, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5035 St-Dominique (Eglise Saint-Enfant Jesus, between St-Joseph and Laurier, near Laurier Metro). [street view links]

Hell with all my friends, @ Salon du livre de Montreal & Expozine!

Was looking for info on something else…

…and found a message from Liliane, sent last year. Not sure i ever got around to posting it, nice little memior inspired she told me from reading Therefore Repent! Made me smile to read it again.

“In the late 70s, there was lots of new religions popping everywhere. They were selling their version of God to anyone who would listen. And mostly try to get the most people to flock to their enlighted gourous. They were recruting in every shopping malls come hell or high water.”…


Just confirmed that i’ll be at
Salon du livre de Montreal
for the first time this year.

Will be appearing with the author of (k), Sophie Bienvenu, Saturday November the 21st, 10h30 to 12h & Sunday November the 22nd, 13h to 14h30.

I’m just wrapping up final art for the BD on (k) today, going to ink it after i post this.
It’ll be good to see Sophie again, not managed to for awhile.

And while book fairs are not typically as fun as the lunch looks to have been – missed that cus’ i was in Toronto for TCAF and wasn’t notified of the date till the day i was leaving town! Rats. – it will still be nice to have a part in promoting the book in the local book market. Just hope my lack of French skills is not too much of a problem.


I will also be at Expozine the week before!

November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2009, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

We pack them in at the huge room in the belly of 5035 St-Dominique, Eglise Saint-Enfant Jesus, between St-Joseph and Laurier, a walk from, Laurier Metro on either Laurier or from the St-Joseph side, essentially on super trendy Boulevard Saint-Laurent. Near the home of the old MMCJ’s, at Casa del Popolo.
Free admission for that one!
I’ll have the whole flee circus out on display, and be doing sketches, drop in and check out the madness of Expozine!

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See you @ EXPOZINE 2008 | Sat Nov 29 & Sun Nov 30

stock for Expozine 08


So I’m going to be at Expozine, along with much of the alternative comix scene for Montreal and many from all over Canada and the US!

Expozine has evolved into the biggest zine fair in Canada now, it’s been amazing to watch; I’ve attended every year so far.

This year I have lots of books. Not as many copies of Therefore Repent as I’d have liked it looks like, just 10!

Ordered more but unless they show up Friday I think they got held up with thanksgiving in the US.

That kind of sucks because i can probably sell 3 times as many as I have. But what you going to do?

I will have other books though, lots of RevolveR‘s, a few copies of Comic Boot Tattoo, Sea of Red, old jam zines and some other older books i’ve done. Also going to bring a long box of old books from my personal collection, stuff i’d like to start divesting myself off. Also, i had some cool new 1″ pins I had made up too, hear they come out well, going to pick them up tomorrow!

The books are above, bellow is the art from the pins! See you at the show! Drop by and say hi if you read the blogs. :)

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Home again home again, jiggidy jig

Back from my trip; whirl wind

through Gatineau

Toronto & Windsor.

fatherdaughter The 9th Rendez-vous international de la BD was lovely, Paul and friends go out of their way to make the guests feel welcomed. Also met some very cool people, made a few new friends. I’ve posted photos from the trip here.

CoverComp-bataCroped-B01In Toronto I got some work done , roughs for Work, and started on a new Bread and Butter project that’s proving to be off to a fun start. Will talk more about that later but for now you can see the art here>>.

I had a short interview with Dalson Chen of The Windsor Star, that ran the week before BookFest Windsor here. Came out well I think. Made me laugh when he asked about graphic novels, there was a national post article just before on the same theme that made me roll my eyes.

BookFest Windsor was a pleasure for the most part, including the funny social drama around the final night’s party, but I’m getting the impression this goes with the small book festival circuit a bit. Booze + Writers and Poets + Travel? :)

I have a few photos and stuff to post from that shortly.

Also spent a great and somewhat inebriated Halloween with my old friend George, roaming about the town checking out costumes and snapping shots. I made a bit of a video of that here.

Attending Book Festivals in Gatineau & Windsor

Hey, how was the Turkey?….

So later this month I’ll be on the road again, seems like i’ve been doing that a lot, and i won’t be even as much as half what i had planed to in the spring! Man, doing support touring for a book is crazy, or maybe I’m getting old. – Nawwwww……

From the 23rd to the 26th of October, I’ll be hanging around the Canadian Museum of Civilization – O_o

…attending the

9th Rendez-vous

international

de la BD

de Gatineau!

I’ll be joined there by 9 other creators, some of who’s stuff is eye popping! ; Philippe Aymond, Johanna, Daniel Bosshart, Thierry Coppee, Delaf & Dubuc, Michel Falardeau, Sandra Breault, and Craig A. Taillefer, who i have to thank for getting invited!

The Program and other details are here, in french, and posted here on Sequential in English.

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS & APPEARANCES

Thu 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
& 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am to 11:00 am
& 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
& 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


They have me booked for something calledMasters at Work 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday.

And from 11 to 11:30 am for Live illustration with Salgood Sam on Saturday.

Basically in both cases it looks like they want me to draw live in front of people! Going to be needing the antiperspirants there. All of that’s @ the main venue, The Canadian Museum of Civilization – Level 2 / Foyer of the Museaum’s Theatre [100 Laurier Street]

Looking forward to this. Hope the live show goes well, and if nothing else, getting to spend whatever spare time i have checking out the Museum will be cool!

After that i get on a train – have a few days to kill in Toronto – then I’m booked to attend…

Book Fest Windsor
[across the river from Detroit]


Where I’ll be spending some time with an old buddy of mine,
George Rizok, one of the lifers’ at Rogues Gallery and resident loon on The Comic Book Syndicate [YouTube page].


Saturday at 1pm till 3pm I’ll be on a panel discussion:

It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s a Book!


….ok, corny name i know, but i promise to do my part to make sure it’s interesting! We’ll be i
n the Studio Room, with Mary-Lou Gelissen, Tony Gray, & George!

I’ll also be available for signings and stuff, in the main space of the book festival with the other authors, and Friday I’ll be at the Rogues Gallery comic shop as well from 6pm on.

Going to bring some recent art with me, which I’ll be selling maybe but probably not on sight, at least not in Gatineau anyway – but you’ll be able to look at it and arrange for something if you seem something you like.

Believe books at both events will be supplied, for sure Therefore Repent! will be on hand, and I’ll be making up a batch of RevolveR One’s for the occasion, maybe a little something else too, just for the trip!

Also, Expozine has JUST been announced, going to go over to the site now and register, so see you THERE too!

New York New York

Hey all, I’ll be attending the New York Comic Con this upcoming 18th, 19th and 20th, to promote Therefore Repent! and other stuff in Manhattan.

I will be appearing; *pop*, imp like; on Saturday from 3 to 4 pm with ‘Man of Action’ Joe Kelly at the Image booth to do some sketches and stuff.

& Sunday I’ll be hanging out with my friends at Indy Spinner Rack from 1 to 4pm along with Alec Longstreth in podcast ally.

And finally on Monday the 21st from 6 to 8 pm at Jim Hanley’s Universe [4 West 33rd St.] I’ll be joining pirate captain RICK REMENDER (Fear Agent), TONY MOORE (The Exterminator), & GREG THOMPSON (Sinbad: Rogue of Mars) for the JHU’s “NYCC HANGOVER CURE”.

So see you in Manhattan!

Therefore Repent & the NYCC

Hey all, some nice stuff for the clip pile here; stumbled across this a bit late, Comic News Insider featured the book on their weekly top three list when it came out in January. This is a clip from Episode 125 – Tue, 29 January 2008!

I’m Going to be at the upcoming New York Comic Con – April 18-20, 2008!

I’ll be joining my pod cast collaborators Charlito and Mr. Phill at the ISR table, and doing an hour or so of sketches and signings at the Image table too.

Also i’ve confirmed with Vito, I’m booked to do a singing for Therefore Repent! on the 21st the Monday after the con with my co-creator on Sea of Red, Rick Remender (Fear Agent) and Tony Moore (Walking Dead) @ Jim Hanley’s Universe downtown store in New York City [map]! If your in town i hope you can make it out to the store.

Also really look forward to meeting the guys, Tony did some awesome work on my covers for Sea of Red, I’ve worked with both of them but i haven’t met either of them in the flesh so it’s going to be cool to actually encounter the real people! Hope it goes well :)

Time TBA

and last…

And we got a nice short blurb in the March 2008 issue of Rue Mourge!