I'll be appearing at my very own Barnes & Noble "Get Pop Cultured" Event this Saturday, August 2nd. Stop by and see a real live comic book artist (there are no strings on me)!
Issue #2 of my new Image Comics series, "Oddly Normal" will hit comic book shops on October 22nd and you can pre-order it now! How do you pre-order a copy? I'm glad you asked...
Just print out this handy pre-order reminder and take it to your local comic book shop to let them know that you'd like a copy of "Oddly Normal" #2 pre-ordered for you!
If you don't want to print out the reminder, just go to any comic book shop and give them this Diamond Code to pre-order the issue with my cover (Cover "A"): AUG140665
If you would like to order the variant cover by Rob Guillory (the artist on my favorite ongoing comic series, "Chew"), use this Diamond Code (Cover "B"): AUG140666
Are you new to comics and don't know if there is a comic book shop in your local area? No problem! Just CLICK HERE to go to the online Comic Shop Locator and enter your ZIP code to find a shop near you.
And if you want to make sure that you get all issues of "Oddly Normal" beyond issue #2, make sure you set up what is called a "pull list" at your local comic book shop. Most shops will pull and save issues of any comic that you want, so check to see if you can set up a pull list and add "Oddly Normal" to it!
NOTE: I'm not sure (at this time) if Diamond codes work outside of the U.S. But if you live outside of the U.S. and want to pre-order "Oddly Normal" #2, please go ask the proprietor of your local comic book shop!
Go HERE to read the official Image Comics press release for "Oddly Normal"!
I really appreciate your support and I hope that you enjoy "Oddly Normal" #2 when it hits comic book shops on October 22nd!
Well, Comic-Con has come and gone and it was a really great year for me for many reasons. I think next year will be even better, so I can't wait to get back in 2015. As always, there are many people to thank for making Comic-Con a success. Thanks go out to...
- Dead@17 creator Josh Howard for sharing space at his booth with me again this year. I wouldn't have been there without him.
- My lady Kate for her tireless assistance and for showing me Old Town!
- My wonderful Mom for taking care of my pup Sully while I was away. He loves staying at Camp Grandma, but it's great having him back home.
- Pat Bussey for the great conversation, as always.
- Brian Fies and Tracy Edmunds for their friendship and support. You guys are my Comic-Con touchstones.
- Chew artist Rob Guillory for the great conversation (and for dropping some much needed knowledge) over breakfast. It was great finally meeting you, Rob.
- Jeremy Rutz and the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog team for inviting us to the party.
- Daniel Baxter and Tina Alexander (and the rest of the How It Should Have Ended crew) for a great dinner!
- Babylon 5 producer/director John Copeland for a wonderful conversation about our favorite movies (among other things).
- Tom Kurzanski for inviting me to be on the TeeFury panel. It was fun!
- Karen Hallion for saying "yes" to doing an Oddly Normal variant cover for me.
- Matt Hebb for re-connecting and re-lighting the fire on an old project.
- Vic Mignogna for saying hello to my booth-mates after I spotted him in the aisle and geeked out over his awesome series Star Trek Continues.
- Michael "Waffles" Nguyen, my biggest Kickstarter backer, for stopping by and saying hello again.
- And last, but certainly not least, thanks so much to everyone who stopped by my table to check out my work and say hello. You guys made this my most successful Comic-Con yet in terms of sales and I can't thank you enough.
If I saw you and forgot your name on this list, I do apologize. It was a blur of a week and now it's back to the grindstone to catch up on comic and animation work. Just know that if we interacted at the show, you were a part of what made it great.
See you next year!
Earlier this year I participated in the "Adventure Time" sketch card set from Cryptozoic. The set will be released next week, so I thought I'd show off the 32 cards that I drew:
All cards were drawn and colored using Micron pens and Prismacolor/Copic markers.
I was given three return cards to do with as I please:
And it would please me greatly to sell them! So if you are interested in purchasing one or more of my returned cards, please send me an e-mail!
I'll be attending the San Diego Comic-Con in a couple of weeks and I'll be sharing a booth with my pal Josh Howard (creator of "Dead@17", published by Image Comics). We'll be at Booth 4504 (go HERE for a map of the SDCC 2014 Exhibit Hall). I'll be at the show every day, including Preview Night on Wednesday.
I'll have copies of the preview issue of "Oddly Normal" with me. Half of the copies will have this San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive cover:
On Thursday, watch for the debut of "ABCDEFGeek" Animated Episode 2, "J Is For Josh" on the "How It Should Have Ended" YouTube channel! There's a Comic-Con connection to this episode, so I'm happy that it going to be released on the first full day of the show. Here's a preview:
And on Staurday I'll be on a panel! here's the relevant info:
TeeFury-Practicing Nichecraft: Marketing & Brand Development for Independent Artists6:30pm - 7:30pm
Karen Hallion (artist and illustrator), Crystal "Bamboota" Fontan (graphic designer and illustrator), Joey "Joebot" Spiotto (artist & illustrator), and Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal) share insight and personal experiences on discovering your creative niche and provide practical advice on building your brand and increasing your fan base as an independent artist. Q&A moderated by Tom Kurzanski (art director of TeeFury.com).
Just a reminder... issue #1 of the Image Comics series of "Oddly Normal" hits stores on September 17th. But you can pre-order it now! (Diamond Order Code: JUL140443
I'll also have prints and "ABCDEFGeek" Vol1 books at the con, so make sure to stop by Booth 4504 to say hello and pick up some stuff. See you in San Diego!