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Henchmen Graphic Novel on Kickstarter – Ending This Week!

Hello internet friends! I know I don’t update much these days, and when I do it seems to be because of a Kickstarter project. This post is different…actually no it’s not. Jamison and I kickstarting Henchmen again! We’ve actually been live for the month and we are wrapping up this week, so please help us smash through a stretch goal or two before the week is up. We have some great tiers including a custom copy of the book with custom cover art by artist Ryan Howe!

There is more! Mark Waid wrote the foreword. Talk about cool – Jamison and I have both been fans since we were young pups first reading comics! Making this book has been a lot of fun and we’ve been fortunate to meet some great folks over the past year – some of those folks are also signed up to provide some cool print artwork if we unlock some additional stretch goals, including Transmetropolitan (one of my all time favorite comic books) artist Darick Robertson!

Comic Book Conventions – Photos From The Year So Far & A Write Up On The Indypendent Show!

I’ve been to a couple of comic book conventions, and plan to be at a couple more. I especially want to share a quick review of the show I was at this past weekend:

The Indypendent Show

The Indypendent show was honestly a bit of a surprise for me. Due to crazy schedules and having a spread out creative team on Henchmen, I quite frankly wasn’t sure if going to a show focussed on local talent and independent publishers would be very fruitful or honestly very fun.

I was very happy that I was completely wrong. I met some flat-out amazingly talented people at the show, both attending and exhibiting, and got to share the comic creative and business process with my son, who was able to sell some of his original artwork and in turn buy artwork from some of the most patient, passionate, and caring folks I’d met in a long time. He learned a lot, and I learned a lot.

The format and size of the show was perfect for a one day event  – nice and relaxed and time to actually talk to people! As a bonus, my son was able to get this awesome one page comic from Trae Dorn, Jackie Crofts, Lee Cherolis, G. Pike, and yours truly!

As you might imagine, super heroes are a thing at my house:

Here is a quick recap of the year so far in photos!

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Kickstarting Again – Heroes Wanted

Hey everyone!

Things have been busy lately! I’ve been in the studio with Conjurer, making awesome at Raidious, and just last week helped launch a new Kickstarter campaign with Action Phase Games for Heroes Wanted (incredibly, it funded in under 48 hours!). After re-connecting with my friend Travis Chance, I’ve been spending many evenings the past few months helping to bring the game he and the rest of the Action Phase guys have been testing and working on for the past year. It’s a fun game, and has been super fun to work on. Check out the video below, critique my editing and voiceover skills if you must, but most importantly back the game if you are a fan of fun table top games as well as super heroes.

Also of note is the incredible art by Henchmen’s Ryan Howe – there are a couple of cool cross-overs we are doing with Henchmen and the game, so be on the lookout for more!

The Henchmen Team Is Celebrating Free Comic Book Day!

fcbdThis Saturday (May 4th 2013) is Free Comic Book Day, and the team behind Henchmen has decided to give anyone on our email list a free preview of issue one (this was previously only available to KickStarter backers).

If you missed out on that, be sure to jump over and sign up today!

From FreeComicBookDay.com:

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules.

Be sure to check it out this Saturday by finding a shop near you with their handy store locator. I’ll be stopping by one of my favorite Downtown Comics locations for sure!

The book is coming along very well, by the way – expect to see a lot of updates coming through HenchmenComic.com in the coming weeks. I am super excited for everyone to see the book. Thanks again to everyone for reading, backing, and sharing our KickStarter project, and even helping us overfund and go color!

Be sure to subscribe, retweet our tweets, like our Facebook statuses, forward to friends, call your friends, print out the site and fax it to your friends, and generally do all you can to let people know that they’ll love it!

Henchmen KickStarter is Live

I’ve been working on a comic book called Henchmen – we launched our KickStarter on March 1st, and things are off to a great start – please check it out and spread the word!

Henchmen is the story of Gary, an office supply salesman that loses his job and stumbles across a mysterious classified ad.