Joe Cape #3 & New Etsy Store!

Joe Cape #3 & New Etsy Store!

Joe Cape 3 launched at Melksham Comic Con and people are loving the new issue, which completes the first arc of the series! For those of you who can’t make any of the conventions I’m attending, there’s good news!  I’ve set up an online store through Etsy!  You can order all 3 issues of Joe Cape there and I’ll be adding my art prints in the near future!  I’ve also added a Store link to this very website that’ll take you straight to the Etsy...

Return From Kitacon, Art Challenge, A Traitor’s Reasons

First of all, Kitacon!  I literally just got back in the door from this year’s Kitacon and wow, it’s easily still the most insanely fun convention the UK has to offer!  While I wasn’t selling at Kitacon, I did get the chance to catch up with some fellow creators and held a panel called “How to Draw Your Own Comic Or Manga”, which people found to be very helpful.  Unfortunately, the panel was not filmed but I do intend on releasing a video of the presentation slides with myself talking over them.  I can’t reproduce the talk verbatim because there were some deviations and tangential subjects that I simply cannot recall accurately enough to include.  That said, I still think the information in there is going to be invaluable to anyone who is thinking about creating their own book. Speaking of panels, Ubisoft’s Reflections studio held a panel on getting into the video game industry which was very informative and I even won a copy of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag during their talk.  Now I just need to pick up where I left off in Assassin’s Creed Revelations and then beat III before I can play it.  The ones I’ve played so far have taught me I cannot afford to skip entries where the plot is concerned. Fellow comic creator Tab Kimpton of Khaos Komix also gave a panel on “Kickstarting Your Comic” which had plenty of useful advice for comic creators, direct from a veteran of the webcomic community. Kitacon held it’s reputation as being the party convention, and this is proven by the fact that I...

Order Arcadia Online Today!

Arcadia is now available to order online, via UK On Display! Yes, you can have the comic delivered to your front door, all by ordering it from the comfort of your own home! The Buy My Comics page has now been updated, and just in case you prefer a physical store to an online store, the comic is available at a few local comic stores, and naturally, I’ll be selling it at various comic conventions (dates of convention appearances are in the sidebar). Full details can be found below! Arcadia – £3.00 Arcadia is my first comic. When everyone in town has their video game consoles stolen, suspicions turn on the local arcade owner, who’s seeing an increase in profit as a direct result! It’s a fun and light hearted adventure that’s perfect for gamers of all kinds! 18 pages, black and white Order Online from UK On Display Here! Arcadia is also available from the following retailers The Incredible Comic Shop, Unit 31, Tented Market, Market Street, Swindon, SN1 1RZ. Tel: 07792186707 Komix, The Roundhouse, 25 Church Street, Melksham, SN12 6LS. Tel: 01225791777 Excelsior Comics, 48 Bond Street, Bristol, BS1 3LZ. Tel: 0117930...

Gemucon – Now I’m Home

I’ve been home from Gemucon for a few days now, but, as always, things have been a bit hectic. Now that I have had time to actually sit down and collect my thoughts, I figure I should share them with you. First and foremost, I thoroughly enjoyed being on the artist alley, I got to meet some awesome new people, such as Sarah of Gyzra.com and Kayt of Blue Fayt, I got to show my artwork to the public, picked up some awesome tips that will help with future conventions, and was able to decide that this is something I want to keep doing! In that respect, you may have already noticed the sidebar containing my convention appearances now lists some new conventions, namely Comica and Bristol Comics Expo. These were both last minute bookings, but they show how enthusiastic and energized Gemucon made me. This is something I’m passionate about and can really sink my teeth into. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who stopped by my table at Gemucon, and an especially big thank you to those of you who bought something, you’re helping me to continue chasing the dream. Arcadia is now available at some retailers too! The Incredible Comic Shop, located in Swindon, Komix, found in the town of Melksham, and Excelsior Comics in the city of Bristol all have limited stock. I’m awaiting the green light on Arcadia appearing on the online store UK On Display, once that’s up and running, you’ll be able to purchase it online...

Preparing for Gemucon

This is a very strange feeling. I’m packed, ready to head to Gemucon in the morning to make Arcadia publicly available for sale on my first ever artist alley. I have 100 copies of the comic (which may prove to be an optimistic volume, we’ll see), 100 comic bags, 100 comic boards, 200 carrier bags, multiple art prints, various display stands, a price list, markers with a bleedproof pad (for doing on-the-day commissions), change (and lots of it, I jingle), few sets of clothes, a toiletries bag (just because it’s a convention, doesn’t mean I won’t have to shower), 100 bookmarks, 250 business cards, hotel and train booking references, tablecloth, a PSP (hey, it’s a long journey and the other half won’t let me take the Vita out of the house) with earphones (because I’m considerate to other travelers like that), Bakuman volume 6, my phone (filled with reference images of popular characters, just in case) and all the other essentials. Hell, I even called ahead to the event organizers to ask whether I head to normal registrations or whether I need to be elsewhere when I arrive so that I have a rough idea of what I’m doing! Taking all of the above into consideration, why do I still feel nervously unprepared? First time jitters are certainly a possibility. It could be the fact that, up until now, everyone who has viewed or commented on my work face-to-face has been a friend or family member. Yes, my work has been seen on several occasions by the online community, but those perfect strangers are at a distance, so I’ve still been in a relatively safe...

The Site Is Open

The new version of the website is now live (and ahead of schedule to boot)! I’m looking forward to the new tax year, putting Arcadia (my first comic) on sale, going to various conventions, and taking on some commissions and freelance art projects. I’m also going to be posting a blog here on a regular basis, as well as uploading some tutorials and various other bits and pieces. All in all, I hope everyone enjoys the new site, and having a good poke...