Thursday, July 29, 2010
A few readers spotted this one as the inspiration for Andar The Berserker's ill-fated debut...in a lot of ways, when my buddy Alex Kennedy first showed it to me, it was the seed that grew into the whole idea for SLAM-A-RAMA many years back. Go here to check out video of the debut of The Shockmaster! It's shocking, but for all the wrong reasons.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This newest piece of awesome SLAM-A-RAMA fan art comes from Graeme Partridge-David, or as I like to call him, GPD (see, GPD can stand for stuff other than Geriatric Profanity Disorder!). Its arrival in my inbox was followed by a worried question that the piece's claim that "Susanna Hoffs is hot" might not be era-appropriate enough--would "Susanna Hoffs is a babe" be more likely for the time period? I replied that either would have worked for me in 1988. What do you, the readers at home, think? Thanks, GPD!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
While I'm stockpiling the next bunch of pages, here's a look at some great SLAM-A-RAMA fan art from Shawn McLeod! Shawn is one of the fine folks behind the Atlantic Comics Kingdom minicomic anthology (on sale now at Strange Adventures), and you can find him on the Web here! Thanks, Shawn!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
And with that, it's time to announce the winner of the halfway contest...and it's Chad Boutilier! Chad will be taking home a WWE Survivor Series DVD and a drawing of the SLAM-A-RAMA character of his choice. Congratulations Chad, and thanks to everyone who entered!
I'm going to refrain from posting new pages for the next month--back when I started this series, I had a nice backlog of material--a lot of which I accumulated during the week where I broke my toe and couldn't go to work. I've slowly burned through that backlog, and I'm worried that if I stick to my current schedule, the quality of the work will suffer if I want to maintain my deadline. So, the solution was to either a) break another digit and stay home from work again, or b) take a short hiatus in order to stockpile some more pages. The second option seemed more realistic, and certainly less painful. So, Page 63 will debut in mid-August, with the rest of the series to follow after with hopefully no more delays. I'll be posting in the meanwhile, with some cool SLAM-A-RAMA fan art and other fun odds and ends, so stick around, and once again, thanks for reading!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Don't forget, our halfway-point contest continues! Simply leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "Page 60 Contest" in the subject line to enter, and you could win a WWE DVD and a drawing of the SLAM-A-RAMA character of your choice!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
All right, so this is page 60 of SLAM-A-RAMA, otherwise known as the halfway point of this story! Whew! As promised, to commemorate this occasion, we're gonna have a little contest. One lucky winner, drawn at random, will receive a WWE Survivor Series DVD from 2004. According to the back cover, "WWE Superstars are artists. The ring is their canvas. This is going to be a masterpiece of mayhem." So, basically, it's an art film, I guess? Anyway, the winner will also receive an original drawing of the SLAM-A-RAMA character of their choice. All you have to do is leave a comment below, or send an email to email@example.com with the phrase "Page 60 Contest" in the subject line. The winner will be drawn one and announced one week from today, on Thursday, July 15! Good luck, and thanks for reading SLAM-A-RAMA!
Oh yeah, I'm also going to be on CBC's Mainstreet this Monday, the 12th of July, to discuss the comic, around 5:30 Halifax time! Listen in as I try not to make a complete jackass out of myself.