THE INFINITE CORPSE launched this week, and I’m honored to have a strip in there (that’s it up above). So many incredible cartoonists contributed to this sucker. I’m looking forward to reading ‘em all. The website is pretty terrific, too — this may be the first responsive online comic I’ve seen. So good.
Go on, see what Corpsey is up to…
Hey, Portland! Do you like independent comics and Kickstarter? I’ll be moderating a panel on that very subject at the Stumptown Comics Festival on Sunday, April 28 at 2pm. Come hear what Matt Bors, Dylan Meconis, and Spike Trotman have to say — it’ll be a fun and fascinating discussion.
I’ll be walking around the festival all weekend, so if you’d care to talk comics and Kickstarter with me, your friendly neighborhood Comics Project Specialist, just look for the awkward bald dude with the Kickstarter tote bag and say hello!
THE BLACK WELL — Now on Comixology!
Been reading some comics on the Comixology iPad app lately, and it’s a pretty nice experience, so I’m glad to have my little book available there now. It’s available for just about any digital platform you like now — Kindle, iBooks, Nook, or straight from me. Print versions, too, should you prefer paper.
Thus ends this Thursday morning spam session. Now go read some comics!
Thanks to all who stopped by our table at the MoCCA Arts Festival this weekend! We — Vera Greentea, Justin Rivers & Courtney Zell, Ray Sumser, Aaron Diaz, and myself, Jamie Tanner — had a great time talking Comics & Kickstarter — can’t wait to see all the projects from awesome cartoonists who said they wanted to launch one.
This weekend: MoCCA Arts Festival!
I’ll be there, hosting a little Kickstarter table. I’ll of course be gently pushing my own book THE BLACK WELL further out into the big, scary world. Plus I’ll be welcoming some other Kickstarter comics creators to show off their awesome work as well. Joining me over the course of the weekend:
Vera Greentea (PAPA), Ray Sumser (LYK AND BEAR), Justin Rivers & Courtney Zell (THE WONDER CITY), and Aaron Diaz (DRESDEN CODAK)
Stop by and say hello, why don’t you?
Oh, and a big ol’ thanks to all who came out to our pre-MoCCA meetup, which was a ton of fun. Tiny video evidence may be viewed here, here, and here.
If you like comics and are in Brooklyn, come to our pre-MoCCA meetup at the Peoples Republic of Brooklyn tomorrow night (4/4) at 8pm. We’d love to see you!
Hey, want to grab a drink and talk Comics & Kickstarter? Come to this! I will be there (I’m hosting, even), and will swap mini-comics with ya, if you like. See you there?
Apparently it’s Will Eisner Week, which prompted me to re-read A Contract With God. First read it years ago and it felt like homework. This week I loved it. Stayed up late re-drawing the panel above for fun.
A Few “News” Updates…
- I NOW WORK FOR KICKSTARTER. *Ahem*. Sorry, didn’t mean to shout. Excited, that’s all. After launching one of the first comics projects and blathering about how great Kickstarter is for years, I started there this week. The proverbial dream job. Okay, maybe there are no proverbs about crowdfunding, but it’s a dream job for me, anyway. So if ever you want to talk about comics, Kickstarter, and related matters, I’m now officially your man.
- Just received my table confirmation for this year’s MoCCA Arts Fest. Haven’t set up shop there in a few years now; looking forward to it. I’ll of course be pushing THE BLACK WELL and talking Kickstarter some more. Coming up April 6 & 7 here in NY — I’m sure I’ll blab about it more as it draws nigh.
- Since I don’t neglect this blog enough, I’ve started another one: The Consumptive. Just a spot where I can post quickly about good stuff I’m reading, watching, hearing, etc. On subjects like the convergence of Chris Ware & George Saunders at suburban McDonald’s. Follow if that sort of thing sounds appealing…
- A quick thanks to The Weekly Crisis for running a nice review of THE BLACK WELL recently (still available, hint hint):
“Part Kafka, part Cronenberg with a whole lot of The Wicker Man thrown in for measure, The Black Well is a comic that doesn’t necessarily conclude, more beat you into submission with its weirdness. Tanner has a strong vision and while that vision may not make complete sense, it definitely does entertain.”
Can’t beat that, right?
Signing off — talk to you soon…
Snowed in this weekend? Why not read my new(ish) graphic novel THE BLACK WELL? Until Monday you can download the ebook version and pay whatever you want (including $zero, if you like). Go on, why don’t you: gum.co/theblackwell
If you don’t have a tablet or e-reader or what have you, you can always read the whole thing for free over at theblackwellbook.com (where you can also order the print versions, of course, hint hint).
So have yourself a nice weekend, snowy or otherwise, and read yourself some comics…
Update: Back to regular ol’ reasonable price. What is it they say about snoozing and losing? Anyway, if you took a moment to read the book, thanks!
Found an unfinished pencil drawing while cleaning out the ol’ home office, decided to ink it. I don’t recall when I drew it in the first place, but from the looks of it I had been reading a lot of Jim Woodring comics at the time. Anyway. There you go.