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Scoundrel Society – A New Game from Action Phase Games

Hi friends – a quick note/post to let you know & remind you that Action Phase Games has a new game in the works called Scoundrel Society. If you remember, last year I helped found APG and we had a great launch with our inaugural project, Heroes Wanted.

At the time of this post, the project is just $300 shy of funding, so if you like board games and you want to help me and the team out, be sure to back today!

Thanks again!

Comics, Games, Geekery, and Cool Stuff Coming At You!

It has been way too long since I’ve told the fine folks that read this site/get my emails about some of the super-cool, super-geeky stuff I’ve been up to.

Henchmen PhotosHenchmen

So, the last Henchmen update I posted to my few but loyal BrianWyrick.com readers was way back in May, promoting the fact we were giving away a free digital preview of the book on free comic book day. A proper update is way overdue, so I am giving friends and family a quick “exclusive” update.

Henchmen had a very successful launch at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in August of last year. It was pretty great to meet some of our KickStarter backers, and to share booth space with Dave Dorman, as well as bring the book to some new fans. We continue to offer the digital copy of the first issue for free from HenchmenComic.com and we would love it if you continue to send you friends that way if they’d like to get a copy.

Ryan, Jamison, and I are well into the second Henchmen story. We took a bit of a break over the holidays and dropped a three-part Henchmen holiday strip that was a lot of fun as well. Recently our submission of Henchmen to Diamond Comics was accepted, and our KickStarter-backed first issue will be available for retailers everywhere to order from the March issue of Previews, with the next five issues following this summer.

Please be sure to follow Henchmen on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for email updates if you haven’t already.

We promise to be awesome.

heroesHeroes Wanted 

I’m pretty excited to be working on a board game this year – after launching Henchmen, I began talking with some old friends about a table top card and strategy game they were developing with a super hero theme. Our worlds began to collide, and we will be launching a new KickStarter campaign in a few weeks for Heroes Wanted. It’s a great game with an amazing concept and it’s just plain fun to play.

It’s been really interesting to learn about the board game industry and work on a larger scale manufacturing project. The designers and team behind the game have been working on this for well over a year, play testing at GenCon, Board Game Geek Con, and at countless meet ups, and it is truly a finalized, awesome game. We just wrapped up our first round of video shoots for the KickStarter project, and they also look amazing.

I’ll be updating again soon with videos and details – expect to see some familiar characters here and there!

The project launches soon – be sure to like Heroes Wanted and Action Phase Games on Facebook, sign up for email updates, and follow Action Phase on Twitter.

 

 

 

Until we meet again, internet.

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 is coming.

@jjraygun filming the @henchmencomic kickstarter video with @indydandark @raidiousI posted recently about a comic book that I am working on. I am excited to post that things are moving along fantastically! We’ve selected Ryan Howe as our artist, and this week Jamison and I got in front of a camera for a video interview for our imminent KickStarter launch. Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and websites have all been launched – expect lots of things happening very quickly.

We kick off our campaign on March 1st! The book is called Henchmen, and it tells the story of Gary, a regular guy who finds himself without a job. He is lucky to find a new one, but finds out quickly that his new profession requires a different set of skills.


Artrageous – Online Video Art Show Needs Your Backing

This is a really great looking KickStarter project – I recently backed it, and the window is closing. If you are reading this, please consider getting involved!

From the KickStarter page:

What is our mission?

Simply put, Artrageous with Nate portrays the arts as approachable and relatable in order to stimulate children’s creativity and foster a generation of innovators.

How was Nate inspired? 

When I was a kid, I loved art—drawing, painting, sculpting, you name it.  But in college, my love for art was almost drowned by horribly boring art history classes.  As an art teacher myself years later, I made it my goal to incorporate art and art history in a way that was interesting…even enticing.

What I developed was a new approach that made art (and even art history) approachable, relatable, and fun.  My goal is to turn this approach in to a television series called Artrageous with Nate that can be used by teachers and families across the country.  I have made two initial episodes, but I need your help to make more episodes a reality. 

Why now?

Art program budgets across the country are being slashed to make way for a greater focus on standardized testing.  You’ve all read the headlines.  But what school boards often fail to see is how the arts actually improve test scores (see graph below) and college graduation rates and help decrease teen delinquency. The arts are important, now more than ever. 

What will we do with the funds?

Great question! Our goal is to raise $15,000, which will cover the cost of travel, equipment rental, filming, editing, and distribution of Episode #3 and 5 short video art lessons.