I just came back from Free Comic Book Day 2013. You may have heard me discuss this on GE37: 5 Reasons Free Comic Book Day is Awesome. Down the street from my house is a New England Comics. As a child and teen my parents, and those of my friends, would bring my friends and I to NEC to gape and buy the latest issues that our meager allowances could afford. We loved titles by Image with our emphasis being on Spawn. Al Simmons made a [...]
If you’re like me, you not only like to play RPGs but you also love to read webcomics. What if you could combine the two? What if two gamers decided to make a comic? What would it look like? Walking on Broken Glass is one such comic, written by Samantha J. Mathis and illustrated by Caytlin Vilbrandt, both of them long time gamers and creators of fantastic content. Today at Epic Level Artistry we are lucky to pose questions to Caytlin Vilbrandt. Not only does [...]
First ever graphic novel review on Geeks Explicitly this episode. Drew left the show to pursue other interests. Iron, or the War After by S.M. Vidaurri is reviewed. Check it out on Barnes & Noble or Amazon. Upcoming guests Jeremy Kostiew of Mighty Night Gaunt and Ben Gerber, Trollitc head honcho and Indie Talks host, are mentioned. You’ll want to check out Jonathan’s other podcast: Wargaming Recon, historical wargaming podcast with new episodes on the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month. Be sure to [...]
Marrowbones issue #2 has just arrived on my digital doorstep and it’s just as wonderful as issue #1. Follow Nora, an orphan who finds a strange but fulfilling sense of belonging and identity with her uncle Barnaby at his occult Ravensbeard Inn. Nora’s never been one to fit in, and on finding herself without home or parents, she’s taken (literally) in by her uncle, whose establishment is a business that caters to the undead, otherworldly, and magical. In the first issue, we get Nora’s backstory [...]
Short post today. I want to talk about Kickstarter, the self-described “funding platform for creative projects.” Here’s a link to their guidelines, which constrain but don’t seem that strict. The concept behind the site is very simple. Let’s say I want to create something. I can start a Kickstarter page, and fill it out with all the details about whatever it is I’m gonna make. Donors can come, see how much my fundraising goal is, and choose to contribute. I set up fundraising “tiers”, much [...]
Marrowbones is the new comic written and illustrated by Eric Orchard. It also became available today, with issue #1 selling for just $2. It’s the story of Nora, stuck in the Hillgrove School for Haunted Children by her parents. She’s rescued from her dreary existence by her Uncle, who’s a bit like her and brought to Marrowbones Swamp. Here she works at her Uncle’s Inn with a cast of magical and sometimes dead characters. It’s really good, and you should get this!
This month I had the great pleasure to attend Katuscon 2012 in Washington D.C. It was my first time there and I was pleasantly delighted with it. Not as huge as some of the more popular conventions it had comfortably sized crowds. Venue Held at the GayLord National Resort and Convention Center right in the National Harbor, Maryland. This giant hotel and convention center sported plush interiors just ripe for amazing cosplay photography. The rooms are expensive but large and comfortable. Lots of elevators and [...]