Jason’s been putting out these great kid’s books for FREE every few weeks. FOR FREE. I need to download the Boy Who Can See Through Mountains when I get back to my Kindle tonight.
I decided to keep The Little Particle That Could free for one more day. It’s been getting some play and, as a result, getting a steady stream of downloads. I believe that with a little push it could potentially start to crack the elusive top-100 list at Amazon.
So…have you downloaded the book yet? It’s about a graviton that wants to meet a photon but just can’t seem to catch him. It’s illustrated by Noel Tuazon and sports a cover from Dylan Todd. People seem to dig it.
If you haven’t downloaded your copy yet, please consider getting it today. Tell your friends. Let’s see if we can push it over the top, cool?
The Boy Who Could See Through Mountains is also still free and doing pretty good as well.
Signing at Big Planet Comics on Saturday
I almost said ‘Singing at…’, which would end up being a very unpleasant kind of event.
On Saturday Oct 27th, I’ll be downtown along with a whole truckload of District Comic collaborators for another District Comics sign and sketch-a-thon. We’ll be there from 4 to 6pm, so come on by!
District Comics Signing from 4 to 6pm!
at Big Planet Comics of Washington DC!
1520 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Get more info on bigplanetcomics.com
The short I drew for Rafer is going to be in this collection.
A few pledge level previews of the upcoming Plastic Farm Kickstarter. (Launches 10.11.12)
PDF downloads are included at each of these levels for people who like that sort of thing.
So young and innocent. Me, Mal Jones, Neil Kleid, and A. David Lewis from SPX 2003
(I’ve been going through some old pictures and posting them on my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rafer-Roberts-maker-of-Plastic-Farm-and-other-comics/238475832829996?sk=photos_albums )
Holy crap! This was the first SPX I went to. I met Chris Stevens there, who’s the editor on Dark Horse’s Once Upon a Time Machine that me and Rafer’s in. And, David Lewis is my assistant editor on Colonial Comics. All these people, being young, only pictures of two them in this set. I need to go photo diving now… Also - Mal looks like he’s nine in that pic.
This post means:
- I’ve known Rafer and Neil for almost 10 years.
- I’ve known J-Rod and the DC Conspiracy gang for I guess just a bit less then that?
- A goatee was a terrible idea.
- It’s nice to be making comics again.
Our friends at One More Page Books in Arlington area at it again with an event this weekend supporting the launch of the killer anthology District Comics edited by Matt Dembecki.
Sunday August 19 at 3 pm!
SPX has stocked up One More Page with free passes for the first 25 people who pick up a copy of the book at the event so be sure to turn out and support a great local book store that loved comics as much as you do.
And you’ll be absolutely awash in artists when you get there. Planning to attend are:
District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC featuring work by Scott O. Brown, Rebecca Goldfield, Chad Lambert, Jim Ottaviani and Matt Dembicki
“District Comics is a graphic anthology featuring lesser-known stories about Washington, DC, from its earliest days as a rustic settlement along the swampy banks of the Potomac to the modern-day metropolis. Spanning 1794-2009, District Comics stops along the way for a duel, a drink in the Senate’s speakeasy, a look into the punk scene, and much more.”
Free passes to SPX? That is super cool, and very generous. Thanks guys!
Really awesome of the folks at SPX to do this in support of the book and local creators. See everyone on Sunday at 3!
I’ll be there!
A few more behind the scenes pictures of Sunday’s art hanging session, to act as a reminder for you to come out on Friday from 7-9pm for the “Fever Dreams of Organic Machines: The Comic Book Art of Rafer Roberts” opening reception at VisArts at Rockville.
Here, once again, is the Facebook event page. Feel free to invite your friends.
I just got word from Matt that District Comics is going to be out on August 7th… a month earlier then it’s original street date. It’s available now (?) from Amazon as well. Thanks internet!
This is page one of the story Scott O. Brown and I put together. I can’t wait to see it in print.
I finished up the art for the page Marc and I have in the next issue of Magic Bullet last night. It has an “end of the world” theme.
Matt just let us know that there’s going to be 56 pages in the next issue. FIFTY SIX. I can’t wait to see it.
Magic Bullet 5’s funding is 2/3rds of the way there.
Marc and I are working on a page for this, as per usual.
We’re at $470 out of the $700 dollars needed to get Magic Bullet #5 printed. Thanks everyone that’s supported us so far, but keep spreading the word. Every dollar helps and Kickstarter has been huge in keeping Magic Bullet going, issue after issue.
Find out more at Kickstarter.
By SPX this year, District Comics will be out.
An anthology put together by Matt Dembicki, District Comics is filled with stories all about Washington, DC by a variety of creators. I tossed my hat in the ring (of course) and got paired up with Scott Brown.
Now! What makes this interesting for you, my lovely readers, is that Scott Brown published all my early comics work (Overtime, The Passenger, some shorts, other things you will never see again cause oh-my-god the art) from about 2000 to 2005.
He was a huge supporter of my comics work and always pushed me to do better. We fell out of touch after a bit, but cue seven years later and we’re together again.
The story is Burn, Washington, Burn, a telling of the British’s march on Washington during the War of 1812. There will be more art when I’m allowed to show it, but there are some thumbnails in the meantime.
Did you know that there was a massive Potomac River tributary that used to cut right through downtown over by the Mall? This city was basically a giant, gross, swamp pit… I guess that much hasn’t changed.
I love history.