I’m super excited to be heading off to my summer gig this weekend! To everyone else who’s traveling, have safe trips and do good work!
So, I’ll be in St. Louis until mid-October, and I’ll be in a new position with greater responsibility. I expect to be super busy, so, I will not be bringing the whole Q2Q Comics shop with me this time. The shop will be closed and I won’t be selling merchandise again until October 15th.
However! When the shop does re-open in October, it will be fully restocked with shirts, books, prints, and the stuffed cryptids! So look forward to that.
And fret not! I will still be posting comics all summer.
Also: we’re getting awfully close to Vol. 2. I hope to launch the Kickstarter for that before the end of the year, so look out for that, too.
Crocheted Plushies of La Ropasucia and Blorp are now available for pre-order from the Q2Q Shop.
Get your own little theatre gremlin, La Ropasucia as Morty calls him, to liven up your booth and take the blame for all the goings-wrong and mishappenings!
La Ropasucia sits about 7″ tall and is 12″ from tip of horn to tip of tail and is adorably mischievous.
Do you or someone you know have paint cans so old they may contain ancient Lovecraftian horrors? Drop the subtle hint that it may be time to cull those old cans with Blorp, the adorable little ancient paint can horror!
Blorp spans the width of the void, and is as tall as the gapping maw of infinity. But the 3 dimensional immersion our universe allows our tiny minds to comprehend is about 12″ from top of head to tip of tentacle, 3.5″ sitting up, and the tentacles stretch to about 12″.
4:30pm on Friday, 3/11/17 on the Stage Expo Floor!
I’ll share the exact location when I know. There will be copies of Q2Q Comics Vol. 1 and some assorted prints for sale at the USITT bookstore, and we’ll have original comics and some other goodies for sale at the table, too.
Last year, I signed books, prints, stickers, conference badges, shirts, a foam finger, and one person had me sign a sound design text book. I will write my name on anything you put in front of me because I have zero standards.
This is literally my favorite part of the year, so come out and say hi and let me deface your property!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.