Site updates and Polterguys news
You may have noticed the new site design! I still have a lot of clean-up to do but I’m happy to say it should be infinitely more stable than my previous one. As much as I loved the old iteration which enabled me to feature Polterguys on my site, the tinkering I make to get it to behave usually manages to bring the whole thing down somehow. I’m sure glad that’s going to be over!
I will be building a stand-alone site for Polterguys in the near future. In the meantime, you can continue to enjoy reading (or re-reading) the comic online on SmackJeeves or on MangaMagazine where I’m currently uploading pages. Don’t forget to become a fan or fave us if you happen to read comics on those sites, too!
New Reviews and Vol. 1 Updates
And possibly because of such coverage, Vol. 1 copies have been selling lately! It’s remarkable since I feel like I’ve run out of steam marketing this book in the months since I moved to Michigan. It’s a lot of work to broadcast a small project in the big ‘ole web but I’m incredibly grateful for those who decided to give our book a chance. Thank you for tweeting about it, passing it along to your friends, recommending it to your local library… Every little bit helps a small press publisher!
- On that note, please leave us Amazon reviews! They’re very helpful for other potential readers and help make the listing a lot more credible. Wouldn’t you be more confident about buying something knowing what other people thought of it first?
My next move is to try and get it into physical stores and that will take some more preparation from me. I’ll see what I end up with.
Vol. 2 is already off on it’s maddeningly glacial pace. I confess that I always seem to find important items that need to get done before it. It just means I need to re-prioritize and give it more creative time before everything else.
As for the supplement to Vol. 1, I’m dedicating this week to it since I just finished a major commission. Looking forward to digging around all my ancient files from 2008. The results should be interesting!
I’ve been looking for more open figure drawing workshops in my town because the 8-week session at the local art center happens on Fridays at noon. Since I have work, I can no longer make that schedule. I was so excited when I discovered the University of Michigan had biweekly sessions, it nearly killed me to find out they were cancelled.
BUT here’s the silver lining – because I showed up and the teacher who organized the event had to see my incredibly disappointed face that night, he asked for my business card and discovered I was a cartoonist. He then made sure I got introduced to the university’s present artist-in-residence Jerzy Droyd, prolific podcaster from Comics Are Great.
And because of his kind recommendation, I’m scheduled to appear at the Library Comics Art Forum in Ann Arbor’s Downtown Library in early March. I will likely be talking about my Kickstarter campaign in some depth so if you happen to be in the area, do stop by!