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!
Thanks for reading,
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!
I’m in the process of making a new comic. I want it to be more DIY than my last comic. Above is a paper test I ran out of the printer. The biggest challenge is, I now work in colour. Translating the work into something that will work in greyscale is not without its problems. However, I think I have found a good mid range point that the greys will still add something to the comics. A different perspective perhaps? This week I’ll have to go out and acquire some paper, and then run through the pages I want to have in this mini comic.
The goal is to have something new to sell. It’s been a while since I have printed a new comic. Over a year. In that time I have produced a lot of pages for the webcomic, so I’m looking at small self contained story arcs that I can put into this mini and give people another taste of what ActionMan Adam is all about. I’m excited about the prospect of having something new to sell, but also because I’m approaching this one differently – I’m excited about putting it together. Hopefully I’ll have a nice result before the Auckland Zinefest which is scheduled for July. I’d like to sell there again, as last year was really cool.
What I should do is post more development pictures of the creation of the new mini as I proceed with it. I’ll try and make a mental note on that one.
Thanks for reading,