BOOKS ARE A GO! WOOOOOOOOO!
The day 1 stats: 103% Funded at $15,502 pledged by 328 backers!
We actually hit our funding goal in 22 hours and 54 minutes, beating Vol. 1 time by an hour and 4 minutes, even though the goal for Vol. 2 was higher. It’s nuts, really. I am beyond thrilled to see the response to this! Thanks yous are in order for everyone that his pledged and shared the campaign! Thank yousss!
We’ve also done two groups of the Departmental Mystery Boxes that have already been devoured. Yes, we are going to add more, but we need to do some math to see just how many we can make. So, stay tuned for that.
If you haven’t reserved your copy of the book yet, have no fear! The campaign is running until 3/24 at 12am EST. You can reserve your copy of Vol. 2 here! And remember: Kickstarter is pledge based. You are not charged anything until the campaign ends. If you want to do something to support the campaign, but can’t pledge or think books are dumb, then please share the project with your friends, co-workers, and other groups of likeminded individuals.
And now it’s time for stretch goals. Here’s what we’re hoping to unlock over the remaining 29 days of the campaign:
Okay, so sure the 100K goal is lofty, of course, but don’t you want to try for that sweet, sweet exposure?
We raised just over $40k for Vol. 1 and I’m hoping that we can break the $50k mark for Vol. 2!
We had more submissions this year than in all previous years combined!
I’ve sifted through the heaps of entries to bring you the best of the best.
And the winners are *drumroll*…
1st Prize: Morgan as Blorp
Runner-Up: Samantha as Jo
Runner-Up: Thom as Leo
First prize this year is taking home a stuffed cryptid and a doodled copy of Q2Q Comics Vol. 1, while the runners up are getting signed prints of the comic of their choice.
Thanks to everyone that submitted! It was a very competitive field this year. There were so many good costumes.
Let’s do it again next year!
It’s that time of year again! Submissions for the 4th Annual Q2Q Comics Costume Contest is open!
Dress up as your favorite Q2Q Comics character and send pictures to email@example.com with “Costume Contest” in the subject line.
Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 entries.
Submissions will be accepted until midnight on 11/1 and the winners will be announced on 11/2.
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.
The time and location for my Meet & Greet and Book Signing at USITT have been changed!
The event will now start at 4pm at the USITT Bookstore outside of the Stage Expo.
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″.
These handmade crochet character plushies are made by Kate Younkins of Katmat Designs! The original La Ropasucia was designed by Susan Younkins.
Look at those sweet pictures from the Q2Q Comics signing at USITT 2016 in SLC!
Guess what! I’ll be doing another book signing/meet and greet at USITT 2017 in St. Louis!
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!
It’s true! I’ve posted the pattern for the little La Ropasucia crochet plushie on the Q2Q Comics Patreon page for anyone pledging $1 or more a month!
My mother made the one pictured and wrote out the pattern, and I think he’s super adorable.
Oh, and for being a $2/mo Patron you’ll also get access to previews of most of the comics before they go live!
Sidenote: I will be at USITT again this year, and I will be doing a signing event again, I just don’t have all the details yet. As soon as I do, I’ll pass them along!
Here are your winners for the 3rd Annual Q2Q Comics Costume Contest:
First Place: Kim as Morty
Runner Up: Beth as Morty, Dennis as Steve, and Rob as Wuggles
Runner Up: Heather as Morty, Sharon, and Sam
Congratulations everyone! Stellar work!
Thank you for all of the wonderful submissions! I’m looking forward to the 4th Annual Q2Q Comics Costume Contest next year!
Summerstock Sale in the Q2Q Shop!
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!
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.
If you haven’t backed yet, there’s still a few hours left!
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!
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!
Come meet Steve at SPX in Bethesda, MD, THIS WEEKEND! 11a-7p on 9/19 and 12p-6p on 9/20
We’ll have t-shirts, buttons, prints, and original comics available! There’ll also be a limited number of prints of Comic #220 that will only be available at SPX!
Steve is on the road right now traveling to Seattle. There’ll be no full updates this Wednesday or Friday, but regular updates will resume next Monday, 7/27.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Tumblr for some doodles and pictures from the road!
“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!