Guys! I’ll be at the Small Press Expo this weekend, in Bethesda, MD (right outside DC)! I’ll be bringing along some cool new stuff like my B9 Kingdom Art Book (never before seen by humans), so don’t miss your chance to get one signed in person! I’ll also have with me the Dresden Codak Primer, the Department of Awareness Posters and an ALL NEW poster premiering at SPX!
You can find me at tables W13-W20, with all the Topatoco guys!
Unfortunately preparing for SPX took longer than expected, so I’ve been forced to push the next page of Dark Science to next week. But it’s a good one, I promise!
There’s a new Mars-themed wallpaper up with original art: Curiosity!
As usual, a donation of any amount will get you access to any and all wallpapers!
Today is my birthday! I am 29, and now filled with a creeping, unyielding dread, as if I have accomplished nothing of worth for the past decade. Welp, hope you like the comic!
The Benign Kingdom Kickstarter was a massive success! We ended up raising a whopping $140,617, dwarfing our initial goal of $15k. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed, and for those who didn’t, my book will eventually be available in the Topatoco Store, once it’s printed!
In other book related news, I can finally announce that I’m putting the finishing touches on the first ever full Dresden Codak book! It’s called The Tomorrow Girl, and it will include all of Dresden Codak aside from Dark Science and a few of the super early strips (as I don’t have print resolution copies of them). I’ll let you guys know when that’s ready to go!
Because apparently my computer has to break at the end of each summer, I’ve been scrambling to fix some debilitating technical problems since last Friday. This unfortunately has pushed the next Dark Science page next week, as I’m only now getting my tablet and Photoshop working again.
On the more positive side, our Benign Kingdom Art Book Kickstarter has been doing amazingly well, blasting past our goal of $15k to reach (at the time of this writing) over $94,000! (Additional info on that here).
As an added incentive, if we reach $97,500, backers of the Kickstarter will get a little full-color preview of Monday’s Dark Science page, so if you’re into awesome books and all that, you should consider contributing!
Remember when I mentioned I was working on some books? This is one of them! I’ve got a new art book coming out, but only with your help! I, along with three other artists (Nedroid, Emmy C. & Danielle Corsetto) will each be featuring our own exclusive art books as part of volume 2 of Benign Kingdom. Benign Kingdom is a creator-owned publishing project designed to showcase the art of independent comic creators.
It’s all funded by our Kickstarter, and if you donate, you can get copies of our books, the full hardcover collection and lots of other treats! I can guarantee my own book has tons of new art for your eyeballs to enjoy. If you’re into that sort of thing (ie: amazing art by independent creators) you should donate and tell your friends!
Dark Science Act 2 begins! What will happen to our brave heroes???
DID YOU KNOW you can get access to any and all of the many, many hi-res Dresden Codak wallpapers with a donation of any amount? It’s true!
Times can be tough for online comics in the summer months, and this, combined with the time I’ve had to take off to work on the two books, has resent left my funds thin as of late. Dresden Codak is my only source of income, and that entirely comes from you! I’m not one to casually ask for donations, but if you’re interested in supporting more free comics on the internet, I certainly won’t stop you.
I’ll be exhibiting at the MoCCA Festival in New York this weekend! Come find me at booth E3 (with Johnny Wander), I’ll be drawing some things and bringing all my goodies, including books and posters! If you’re into comics that aren’t the big mainstream regulars, MoCCA is New York’s finest show for just that!
BUT IT DOESN’T STOP THERE: I’ll be at TCAF in Toronto next weekend doing some panels and bringing some books and merch as well. TCAF’s a great show and it’s free to attend! If you’re in town you should definitely give it a look. I’ll be at the TopatoCo booth upstairs.
Also, if you haven’t noticed the Dresden Codak Messenger Bags have finally arrived! I’m so pumped about these, you have no idea. Ever since I put that image in the comics, I’ve wanted to make these. They’re very high quality and glow in the dark, too!