Thursday, October 28, 2010
Another Thursday, another new page. In other news, I'll be at the Strange Adventures table at this weekend's Hal-Con Sci-Fi convention, selling SLAM-A-RAMA #1 and 2 and SCENESTER: THE INEVITABLE COLLECTED EDITION, as well as trying desperately to siphon off some of the coolness of other guests like Darwyn Cooke and Faith Erin Hicks. And finally, we have yet another Mike Holmes drawing, this time of Andar The Berserker! I should have just gotten this guy to draw the book...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thanks to everyone who came out to buy SLAM-A-RAMA and SCENESTER this past Saturday! If you missed the 'Zine Fair, all three Tuco Comics releases are now on sale at the Halifax and Dartmouth Strange Adventures locations (and Fredericton should have some later this week), as well as Obsolete Records at 2454 Agricola Street. My pal Sean Jordan should be back in Toronto by now with a pile of them as well, and he'll have them at the Silver Snail at 367 Queen Street West this week sometime.
And Mike Holmes can't stop with the fan art! Here he is again with a wicked cool rendition of everyone's favourite drugged-out spider enthusiast, Terry "The Tarantula" Purvis! Thanks, Mike!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The HPX 'Zine Fair--which saw the official launch of SLAM-A-RAMA #1 and 2 in colour--was a blast, thanks to everyone who came out and bought stuff from us! Thanks also to Sean Jordan (AKA Wordburglar, and writer of SNAKOR'S PIZZA), James White of Signalnoise Studios, and Mike Holmes (writer/artist of TRUE STORY and THIS AMERICAN DRIVE, as well as artist on Oni Press's SHENANIGANS) for sharing table space. I'll next be selling my stuff at next weekend's Hal-Con on Sunday, and I'm seriously thinking about hitting up Expozine in Montreal next month. After that, who knows? SJ and I were talking about getting a table at Fan Expo in Toronto next year, and I may look into the Toronto Comics Arts Festival as well. Also, Mike whipped up a swell Jack Jordan sketch! Thanks, Mike!
SLAM-A-RAMA #1 and 2 should be on sale now, or in the coming days at least, at Strange Adventures, as well as my other comic, SCENESTER: THE INEVITABLE COLLECTED EDITION. Also, new pages will be appearing here Tuesday and Thursday, so keep your eyes peeled.
Friday, October 22, 2010
It was close, but etc. Press came through! Tomorrow at the Halifax Pop Explosion 'Zine Fair, I'll be selling SCENESTER: THE INEVITABLE COLLECTED EDITION, and issues 1 and 2 of SLAM-A-RAMA in full, glorious colour! I can't believe the job etc. did on these, they look fantastic! So come on down and buy some comics!
If, however, you can't make it tomorrow, they'll be available at Strange Adventures, afterwards, and hopefully some other locations soon to follow. Failing that, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll mail 'em right to your doorstep!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
All right, so after a far-too-long absence, we're up and running with new pages again! The reason for the delays, as previously stated, was that I was preparing honest-to-goodness PRINT versions of SLAM-A-RAMA #1 and 2 for this weekend's Halifax Pop Explosion 'Zine Fair, as well as a compilation of my early-2000s minicomic, SCENESTER (check out some preview pages here and here). If you're in town this Saturday, come on by and buy some comics from me! If you can't make it, they'll be available at all three Strange Adventures locations as well. So yeah, we're back on a twice-weekly schedule for new pages here, let's see how long I can maintain it! I may take a hiatus between what constitutes issues 3 and 4, but I hope it won't be as long as this one was.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
ust a quick reminder, folks--new pages of SLAM-A-RAMA resume next Tuesday. In the meantime, though, I signed off on the colour proofs of issues 1 and 2 on Tuesday--they should be ready in time to debut at the Halifax Pop Explosion 'Zine Fair on Saturday, October 23! Check 'em out...
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Wow, that was a much longer-than-expected absence! My excuse is that I've been busy prepping print versions of the first two issues of Slam-A-Rama for the Halifax Pop Explosion's Zine Fair at the end of the month (Oct. 23, to be exact), as well as a compilation of my old minicomic, Scenester (for a preview, check out my other blog at tucocomics.blogspot.com). I've also been stockpiling colour pages to begin running them here again...I'm going to post at least until the end of issue three (or page 72, going by this numbering scheme), and then I may suspend posting pages for awhile, since I'm going to do a print version of the whole series. Or I may keep posting pages anyway. We'll see how I feel when we get there. In any event, new pages will resume NEXT TUESDAY, come hell or high water. But in the meantime, here's some new fan art from my friend and co-worker at Strange Adventures, Nathan Boone!