This post has been a long time coming, but I finally picked up my newest print comic from the printers on Wednesday. I’m really happy with the result of it. It came out great. A part of the reason updates have been taking a while has been because I’ve been putting extra time into compiling this new book. It’s a very time consuming process, so it goes without saying that I am happy to have it finally completed.
This new comic is titled “Things Change”. It’s most of last years content including all the earthquake stuff, hence the title of the book. It’s making it’s debut Thursday next week, at Auckland Zinefest / First Thursdays. You can find more information about that here. I’m looking forward to finally getting it into peoples hands!
After the Zinefest has finished I’ll make the book available for purchase in my online store. I’m looking at my options for a digital book, but that might be something different, as I never did a digital book for “First Impressions” either. Maybe I need to do a large digital book? Once I find a way of compiling the color pages, and what format might be best for iPads or things like that – then I’ll proceed with that. If you like physical books though, I’ll be able to add sketches with orders – which I can’t do digitally.
I’m excited to finally be able to get this new comic out in the world!
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I thought I should tell you that I am going to be at Auckland Zinefest / First Thursdays on August 2nd. I think you’ll find if you check your calendar that is actually not too far away. Not this Thursday, but the one following. I’m excited. I’ve attended the last two Auckland Zinefests and they’ve always been a great event. This year should be no exception, but it will be a little different. This year the Zinefest is a part of First Thursdays - a community-conscious collaboration of artisans and art lovers whose ultimate goal is to showcase new and exciting talent in the fields of visual arts, music and performance.
All this activity and fun is going down Thursday the 2nd of August, throughout K Rd, but if you need to find me specifically I’ll be in St Kevin’s arcade from 6pm to 9pm. I’m not certain yet if I’ll be publicly selling any comics elsewhere this year, so if you’d like to come say hi, talk comics, all that stuff. Please do!
I’ll have a new book to sell, and this will be making it’s debut that night. I’ll post about this soon.
Hope to see you there!
Crazy week. I’ve been trying to get back on track. Zinefest wiped me out, and then right after I had a good friends going away party. I was pretty tired, and the result of that was starting on the comic a day later than I was expecting. Hopefully you are enjoying the story though.
Zinefest was really great. I posted up my thoughts about it here. I’m now officially selling the comics I made for the event online. Go hit that store button above the comic if you’d like one!
Hope your week has been a good one.
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I’m glad I finally got this comic up! It’s been a hectic week, and I have been a bit behind the eight ball. My friend Richard, came up from Christchurch and crashed with us from Thursday through to Sunday. The main reason was the Big Day Out which took place on the Friday. The festival itself was great, and you can read more about it in the blog. It was also fun to hang with a good friend, whom I don’t see all that often. Did you go to the Big Day Out 2011? Let me know how your day went in the comments section below!
Also, I have news of a gallery show that I am involved in. The show is called “NZ Goes Pop” and it starts next Friday, in Carrboro, North Carolina. That is a bit far away for myself to get there, but if you are a local to those parts, please go and check it out.
How has the week treated you?
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Saturday was just miserable, it was raining and awful outside. Even though I knew the Zinefest was being held in a good under cover venue, at the back of my mind I was a little concerned that all the rain might force people to stay home instead coming down to see those of us who were exhibiting at the Auckland Zinefest.
Thankfully, I was quickly proven wrong. In fact it was the total opposite. People not only came out, but there was a lot of them!
I arrived with a bit of time to spare before the 11am begin time. My table buddy was thisisrabbit, and between us, we divided up the share of the table we needed for our wares. Not long after setup and even before the official start time we had people coming around all the tables having a look and striking up conversation.
Generally I find selling my own stuff a very weird experience. You have to be enthusiastic, but not pushy because people that bully sales, suck. Trying to get people interested in content they know nothing about is not an easy task. Thankfully, with an event like the Zinefest you tend to be with other creative people and selling to an audience of like-minded people. It makes everything a whole bunch easier.
Things got manic around lunchtime. Thisisrabbit had a workshop he had to host, and I was left in sole charge of the table for both of our wares. It wasn’t an issue when he left, I was happily sketching for a cool six year old who was asking me questions like “how do you draw so good?” – however it changed fast.
From there the day was busy. I spoke to a lot of very cool people. Young and old. Locals and some from abroad. The whole day was such a good experience. Everyone I spoke to was very interested, encouraging, and the vibe of the show felt very community driven. During the down times I was even interviewed for an Internet TV thing, and for Radio New Zealand. No idea when either of those might show up, but it was an interesting experience!
The day was just too much fun. If you came out and stopped by, thanks! Much love to the organisers for putting on a great show!
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This page wraps up the flashback scene. I hope you liked that segment of the story!
The weekend was awesome. Aside from the crappy weather, of course. Saturday was spent at the Auckland Zinefest in St Kevin’s Arcade. It was a really great event. So many people braved the bad weather to come out and support those of us who were there selling. It was amazing. I hung out with my man, thisisrabbit and we were both overwhelmed by the supportive people who stopped by our table. If you swung by and said “hi” – thanks so much for making it a memorable event. I’ll blog more about this event later in the week.
Thanks for reading!