seems like a good night for this.
The Derelict Kickstarter has passed its first stretch goal! Now, all printed and PDF copies of Book 1 will feature an illustrated guide to Miasmics.
The next Stretch goal is $19,000, and will allow us to update Derelict with three pages a week for three months, instead of just one a week, starting January 1st when Book 2 starts online. Stretch goal 2 also means we will create a 4th postcard.
Stretch goal 3? At $24,000 the printed and PDF copies of book 1 will feature a short comic about Dang Thu Mai having what she considers to be a nice day for once. This will be canon, having taken place at some point before the end of Book 1 (likely before the events in Primrose City).
In the even we make it all the way to $29,000, and every $10,000 thereafter, Derelict will update 3 times a week for another 3 months, and a new desktop will be created. This desktop will be made a priority only after all Kickstarter orders have been fulfilled, and will be free for anyone to download off of the Derelict website.
Thanks for reading!
I’m super guilty for not promoting Bean’s fantastic comic’s kickstarter. so late in the game I’ma do it.
Derelict is an atmouspheric, beautifully coloured comic with a likably quiet protagonist. It’s well paced and feels reward even in it’s slowest moments.
In print that’s probably gonna be even better and if you can afford it, pick up the book. if you can’t, read it anyway, the boy tries real hard to provide for you folks, show him some love.
(Also I got some fanart in there. it’s nice.)
1) Brandon Graham signed my walrus, swapped meathaus 7 for a pile of my stuff I forced on him.
2) Aaron’s wonderful Ewan art which was a birthday present to me from last year.
3) The thought Bubble comic which has lovely pictures by many people in it.
4) one of Lou’s Super Giant Battle Gecko Stickers. She killed me once.
5) Bargains in OK comics, Marvels AND I can’t believe it’s not the Justice league for a fiver each?! oh my gaaaaawwwwwwd.
6) hahahahahahahaha, Kevin J. Taylor, hahahahahahahaha
7) Abby and Trout by Nich, who also got a biiiig hug for giving me a striker eureka badge! STRAYA CUNT.
8) Annie In the Forest to feed my Gunnerkrigg need. Tom and assistant were great company as ever.
9) Golden Campaign part 2. Christian Ortiz’ series is really cool you guys, and Alice Mazzilli’s caligraphy bits in it are so dang pretty.
10) Duzida by Anaseed Man who’s work i’ve been meaning to pay for for like 4 shows now.
11) John allison englishenglishenglishenglishenglishenglish
12) Spidey Super Stories: Disco Madness with MYSTERIO. purchase of the year.
13) Abby’s Doctor Who Story, which I will be finally getting around to reading this week!.
This is a good haul.
Let’s get real about Thought Bubble 2013.
1) Me and Aaron’s Thought Bubble con portrait.
2) Show Floor. lotsa people, not much money.
3) Captain Punisher
4) The Joker. Don’t like what they’ve done with the Joker lately, but this costume was the bees knees!
5) One of my fans there, freaking me out a little! (lemme know if you’re tumblin’ out there so I can link ya!
6) The Will and Lying Cat, personal favourite costumes of the show, look amaaaazing.
7 and 8) Met the fifth doctor, stole his jacket, looked amazing.
9) Saturday was a tough night for Celery.
Thought Bubble is the closing show of the year, and it’s the most anticipated by many of us. It’s generally excellently run with volunteers who really give their all. It brings in fantastic guests, and it was so in demand for UK retailers and talent that exhibiting tables sold out in 2 hours this year.
But it’s getting too big, man. there’s so much going on now that the show is becoming awkwardly unprofitable. It’s a great experience for seeing friends and hanging out around town at a time of year when leeds has a lot of things going on, but financially it was a bit of a flop this go round.
Lots of stalls mean cash gets spread out, and even if footfall was higher than before, most creators i talked to had a middling experience. And I feel sorry for the people who wound up in the new hall with no proper lighting, heating or insulation. Bless T-Bubs for trying to put on a third hall to get more people on board, but it probably wasn’t the best condition to stick folks in, and I got the impression the ruh of sorting that out impacted the rest of operations.
Combined with some awkward organisation that left the afterparty critically understaffed, with drinks running out on the bar very quickly, terrible music for most of the evening and a 1 in 1 out policy that left people with tickets guaranteeing entry waiting in line for ages, there was a bit of a feeling of letdown. Perhaps I built it up too much this go round, given last year’s was exceptional.
Positively speaking, ws great to see the usual faces there, great to meet brandon graham, and spend time talking to folk for the 3 hours it took to advance 3 places in line. Excellent to see people I like get closer to breaking into the industry proper and feel that there’s some growing momentum in the scene.
T bubs has always not been the biggest show for me, and i’m happy to go there just cos the people are great, so I look forward to next year, even if it’s a big cash loss. It’s like my favourite holiday or something.
I dun it. I ate the Donut Burger.
Aaaaw well what a pleasant weekend. Been in Leeds for the Thought Bubble convention with a whole buncha people. Got a chance to meet the chillest dude in the world, Brandon Graham, chat Akira with James and Sasha (hey guys!) and eat huge Reds BBQ meals on two separate occasions with Claude, Dev and David. Red meat, what a treat.
All wonderful people, hooray.
There’ll be more bits popping up around and about, but for now a moody candle-lit drawing in pen. Pen! Pens terrify me, what’s happening…?
Rob (or Ghosts. I might start calling him Ghosts.) Drew this in my doodle book. i like it.