Until June 1, use the Code “summerstock” to get a 15% discount on your order from the Q2Q Shop!
Free Comic Book Day is fast approaching! I’ll be at Beyond Comics in Shepherdstown, WV from 10 am to 3 pm signing and doodling books!
You can place your order now, and they’ll be shipped out immediately after the Kickstarter rewards.
I’ll be putting them up in waves, so if we sell out today, check back tomorrow for more.
This is the same hardcover book as the Kickstarter. And you can choose to get it signed if you want!
We got our copies of the book in today!
So the next few weeks will be dedicated to shipping out the Kickstarter rewards. I’ll be signing and doodling until my arm falls off; it’ll be great!
The remaining books will be available for sale soon in the Q2Q Comics Shop!
This week at USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City has been incredible so far!
Lots of folks have been coming up to say hi and introduce themselves, which is a lot of fun. I’ve met a ton of talented artists this year, and got to speak in front of a whole host of people yesterday morning at the Young Designers and Technicians Awards!
Thanks to David, Janet, and Carol from USITT for all of their help and effort this week!
I got to see a physical copy of the book for the first time! And then the USITT bookstore promptly sold out of copies of Q2Q Comics Vol. 1 on Wednesday, which has me flabbergasted. The response this year has been exhilarating.
Tomorrow, that is to say Saturday 3/19, starting at 10am is my first actual book signing! We’ll be outside of the bookstore on the Stage Expo floor. Don’t be fooled by the name “book signing”: I’ll be signing damn near anything placed in front of me. Books, prints, shirts, napkin ground plans, whatever you’ve got! Oh, and taking pictures of us together to make your friends who couldn’t make it super jealous is totally cool, too.
Oh, and we’ll have original comics art for sale, too! (We’re better set up this year to accept both cash and major credit cards, so no worries.)
Any way, hope to see you tomorrow, if you can make it!
I’ll be away this week at USITT in Salt Lake City, so there won’t be full comics on Wednesday or Friday, though I’ll probably be doing sketches and posting updates, so make sure to check twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and instagram.
In the mean time, I’ve got a favor to ask of you! I’m going to be adding some new characters to the Q2Q Crew and I want your input!
Have at it! The voting ends on 3/20 at midnight.
A message from your friendly neighborhood cryptid:
I’ll be at the USITT conference again this year! It’s in what I can only assume is beautiful Salt Lake City. I’ll probably be wandering around the stage expo most of the time all slack jawed and awestruck by all the cool stuff. So, you could try to catch me there, just don’t sneak up on me because I know Tae Kwon Do and, while I might be rusty, those instincts are still intact. So watch out!
OR! (and I would prefer this) you could just catch me during the scheduled Book Signing event on Saturday 3/19 at 10am!
There’ll be copies of the book for sale at the USITT Bookstore during the conference along with some t-shirts (including the return of the Thank You Five shirt!) and a selection of prints (Anatomy prints for each character, and a couple of different full comics). We’ll also have original artwork from the comics for sale during the signing. And while it’s called a “book signing,” don’t let the name fool you; I’ll sign anything put in front of me. That’s an exaggeration. No it’s not. Either way, we can test the limits of that statement on 3/19.
Or you could come to the Young Designers and Technicians awards on Thursday at 10am and listen to me give a, what’s it called? Remarky talky thing? A speech! That’s the one. You heard it right: they somehow managed to talk me into speaking at the YD&T Awards. I’ll do my best.
Hello dear readers!
Yesterday we approved the proof for the book and it has been sent to the printers! So everything is out of hands until the books come in. I am very excited to share it with you all. (Oh, and there’s a super secret surprise on the cover!)
I am personally exhausted, so I am taking a short vacation. I flew out to Seattle to spend a few days with my girlfriend and her family, and she and I will be driving back to Maryland over the next week, visiting some friends along the way.
The Q2Q comics online Shop will be closed until 1/21/16.
New comics will resume on 1/25/16.
Thanks! See you all again soon.
We’re getting close to end! With only 3 hours to go, there are still some doodle books left for the taking!
If you’re one of those midnight hour, last minute, or procrastinating types (like me), then fear not! Your moment has arrived.
This whole process has been phenomenal. There are over 1,000 backers supporting this project. I can’t wait to share the books with everyone!
Thank you all so much!
It’s the final day, and we just crossed the $35K mark, which means that more Doodled Books are available at the $30 and $50 reward tiers!
Backers, if you missed out on the doodled books earlier, this is your chance to snag one! There won’t be any more available after this.
Thanks so much to everyone for backing and supporting the campaign! With 14 hours and one stretch goal left, we’re in the final push now!
Time is winding down. There’s only a few hours to go on the campaign, and it is currently over 250% funded! We’ve hit a number of stretch goals, in case you missed it, and now the books will be hardcover, individually numbered, and feature the first 220 comics!
I’ve also been going through all of the comics writing commentary and digging out the original sketches of characters and the earliest comics, and that will only be available in the book.
Thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign, both by pledging and by sharing it. The Kickstarter has been so successful and we get to actually make a book all because of you. Thank you!
With a little over 2 weeks to go, we are 200% funded and have just passed the third stretch goal! This means that every copy of the book ordered through the Kickstarter will now be hardback instead of paperback. That’s not a thing that I’m going to do with the regular future printings of this book, so if you want it hardback, the only way to get it is going to be through the Kickstarter.
Thanks again for all of the support! Even those who can’t back the project, thanks for sharing the link with your friends and co-workers. That’s an invaluable way to contribute, and I appreciate it.
First Prize: Alesha, Danny, Simone, Ellen, and Deidre from UWSP as the Crew!
Runner-Ups: MJ and Jessi from CA as Sam and Morty; Dorie from MD as Morty
Thanks to everyone who submitted a costume they were all excellent! We’ll do it again next year!
Submissions for the 2nd Annual Q2Q Comics Costume Contest are now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted!
The winners, one first place and two runners up, will be announced later today, after the winners have been notified. So check back later for that.
The Q2Q Comics Volume 1 Kickstarter is still going strong! We’re over 160% funded approaching our second stretch goal, which would add 20 more comics to the book. After that, we’re eyeing up making the edition hardcover, which would be super cool.
Thanks to everyone for backing and sharing it. You’re all amazing!
The 2nd Annual Q2Q comics Costume Contest is almost over!
Today is the last chance to enter the costume contest. Submissions will be accepted until Midnight EST. Winners will be chosen tomorrow, with the announcement coming after everyone has been notified.
Thanks to everyone who has submitted so far!
It’s going to be a collection of the first 200 strips, plus concept art, commentary, and some super secret art just for the book (shhh!).
To get the book printed, we’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign! The goal is to raise $12,000 to be able to print and ship 2,000 copies of the book by March of 2016.
If you back the Kickstarter, you can get your name into the book itself as part of a list of
amazing people backers! You can also pre-order the book through the campaign, and get it signed or have your favorite Q2Q crew member doodled on it. You can also get comic prints, or a drawing of you in the style of the Anatomy comics, or come see a show with me!
Many of the rewards are limited, so if you’ve got your eye on one, you’d better act quickly!
I am so excited to finally be able talk about this! Please check out the campaign!
It’s Halloween and the deadline to submit entries into the 2nd Annual Q2Q Comics Costume contest is fast approaching! If you’re dressing like a character from Q2Q Comics, make sure you get pictures and enter them in the costume contest! Prizes will be award to First place and a few runner-ups. A special prize will be awarded to the best La Ropasucia and Prop Cat couples costume!
Submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Costume Contest.” Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on 11/4/15. Winners will be announced on 11/5/15.
It’s back again for the second year in a row! The Q2Q Comics Costume Contest!
Dress up as your favorite Q2Q Comics character for halloween, submit photographic evidence, and you could win prizes!
Email submissions to email@example.com with “Costume Contest” as the subject line. Winners will be chosen on 11/5/15. Submissions will be accepted right up until 11:59pm on 11/4/15.
And a special prize will be separately awarded to the best La Ropasucia and Prop Cat couples costume.
I can’t wait to see all amazing costumes! Break legs!
Interested in owning some original Q2Q Comics Art?
I’ve decided to make the original art for almost every comic available for sale! They’re all hand drawn, hand lettered, initialed and dated by yours truly.
“This Is Not My Paint Shirt” T-shrits are available for Pre-Sale over in the Q2Q Shop! Both mens and ladies styles available. Items will Ship on or around 6/29/15.
This shirt is just asking to get covered in paint. The heather grey is the perfect color to contrast just about any color of paint that you get on it. It’ll be like a wearable memory of everything you’ve worked on. Or it could just be a t-shirt with paint on it. Your call.
DC Theatre Scene Magazine did an article on me and Q2Q Comics.
I’ve got some great stuff in the pipeline: On May 2nd, I will be at Beyond Comics in Shepherdstown, WV signing and sketching for Free Comic Book Day!
I’ll also be launching a Kickstarter for the first Q2Q Comics collection very soon, so stay tuned for that. There’ll be tons of fun and unique rewards for donating, in addition to getting the book.
Also: I will be at SPX in Bethesda, MD in September. Details to follow.
Check out this Q&A I did with Exuent Magazine’s David Ralf!
Hey ya’ll! I just got home from USITT, and I’m going to go pass out for a few days, but here are some of my favorite pictures from the weekend:
I had an absolute blast. I hope to see you all in Salt Lake City next year for USITT 2016!