Archive for August, 2013

Even more Robozoic Age news

For those of you that have been following the saga, THE ROBOZOIC AGE is coming along quite nicely. New artist Antoine Dennison has been putting in work these past few weeks, as evidenced below.

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It’s an exciting time for us and that’s led to more detailed planning for the future of the book. Right now our deal with Alterna Comics is just for digital distribution of the the 6-issue series on a bi- or tri-monthly basis. The details of when it will be published are still being worked out, but obviously the sooner the book is completed the sooner you’ll be able to feast your eyeballs on the delightful cowboy vs. dinosaur vs. robot carnage, excitement and drama. To that end, rather than me paying for this in dribs and drabs at a time (as I am not independently wealthy or what some would call “middle class”) that means it’s Kickstarterin’ time. Kickstarter will allow us to complete the book as fast as Tony can draw it, which at this point seems to be pretty damn quick.

As we plan out exactly what we need and what’ll we’ll be offering as rewards (aside from, y’know, the comic) I figured I’d take this time and ask you kind folks out there what you’d like to see, what stuff has made you support Kickstarters you’ve seen in the past and what pitfalls you’ve seen others fall into and want us to avoid. I’m still going back and forth as to whether or not we’ll shoot for doing a print trade paperback version of the whole thing when it’s done as well, as that would dramatically increase what we’d need to ask for but I know a lot of folks just don’t dig on digital books and want a physical copy to, as Messrs. Bialystock and Bloom would say “see it, swirl it, touch it, kiss it.” I’m shopping around for printers now (and if you know of one with good rates and high quality, then please let me know!) but I know we’re looking to do sketch cards and maybe some pin-ups from Tony and some pin-ups from other artist friends I know (and if you’re an artist friend who’s got some time open to do a print, then let me know what your rates are).

If things go smoothly we’ll be shooting for this Fall, with a big push to have it end before Thanksgiving weekend (ask my family how much fun it was for me checking my tablet for updates on MONSTROLOGY‘s Kickstarter when I was visiting them) and miss out on the wallet draining holiday season. What this also means is that I may forgo New York Comic-Con, as I may still be working on putting this together (and be a bit strapped for cash to boot). We shall see.

So there we go. Comments, questions, advice, feel free to send them my way (thacher.e.cleveland at gmail or in the comments on this post).

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08 2013

Robozoic Age news

Fans & friends will remember that I was looking for a new artist to work with on my comic miniseries THE ROBOZOIC AGE. After some searching, emailing and DeviantArt hunting I’m please to announce that Antoine Dennison will be joining the book and handling all of the art duties, including inks and colors. I’ve been working with Tony for the past month or so, building a good rapport and figuring out exactly what kind of style we’ll be going for on the book and I think we really have some great stuff coming up. Here’s a peek

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THE ROBOZOIC AGE will be six issues and published digitally through Alterna Comics through ComiXology and other digital comics platforms. We will most likely end up doing a Kickstarter to fund the artwork and produce a print version as well, so keep an eye out for that. You can find more of Tony’s art at his DeviantArt page.

I’m looking forward to telling this story and I hope you like it too.

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08 2013

Super-Fly Podcast #21, brief updates and a political message

Things are chugging along on the artist hunt front for THE ROBOZOIC AGE and hopefully I’ll have some stuff to show folks soon. In the meantime, here’s the latest Super-Fly Podcast where things get…well, they get pretty weird.

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 21

After a skip week, we come back to attempting to do out Previews Preview show, but Diamond flunks it up, Travis sums up a month full of absence in less than 10 mins, Tony might have gone to a show and Tad listens to Day Above Ground’s viral for all the wrong reasons video for “Asian Girlz”. It’s a tough one, folks. Hold tight and we’ll make it through together.

The Super-Fly Podcast: We know what the word “satire” means.

Closing music: Nostromo – Lightspeed Copulation

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I was poking around and found this again, which is still hilarious and awful, but carries a good message: If you like the show, talk about it, share it and leave a review for it on iTunes or the podcast thingymawhatsit of your choice. This also proves I’ve been using “Call a buddy, bring a friend” to promote the show for nearly three years now.

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