Today is a momentous occasion for me as I received the stock of my first ever comic back from the printers. 'The Intrepid Endeavours of Cornelius Blow' is a physical thing!!! It feels incredible finally getting to hold the first step of this journey into comics in my grubby little hand.
This means I now have all my stock ready to take to NORCON and to Thought Bubble. It also means that the comic and the zombot prints will be all up in the emporium very soon. Also I will be running a competition over the weekend at some point to win a signed copy of the comic and a signed zombot picture. So keep your eyes open for how to win.
It's only a couple of weeks left until NorCon and my first ever convention and by god the excitement is mounting. I've been really worried up until now that I wasn't going to have anything ready in time but I was wrong. Today is a big day...The Intrepid Endeavours of Cornelius Blow has gone to the printers!!!!!!! Yes that's right folks the prologue is getting printed up and will be with me in a few days. Words can't describe who amazing this feels. To think the crazy little idea I had a couple of years back has progressed to the point where an actual comic will be here soon. So below is a little teaser along with one of the zombotic legion whom I have been constructing in conjuction with it.
If there are any comic bloggers or reviewers out there that would be interested in taking a look then feel free to get in touch and I can sort you out with a PDF version. I will also be running a competition for a signed copy of the comic along with a signed Zombot print so spread the word folks.
For what seems like forever now I have been working on a project which has consumed every spare minute of time I have. If you follow me on Twitter etc then I'm sure you know what I mean.
'The Intrepid Endeavours of Cornelius Blow' started off a few years back as a test bed to see if I could draw and has grown exponentially from there to the point it's at today.
The Prologue comic is going to print soon and will be available from the beginning of September at Nor-Con as that is the first of the conventions I will be attending, followed by Thought Bubble in November. So if you're at either of those please come and find me (I'll be the one in the top hat). You will also be able to get hold of the comic from the website.
Along side the comic and artwork I have also been developing a game which is based around all the characters and events from the comic. The game which goes by the working title of 'Shadows & Blood' is a cross between a board game, a card game, and a miniature wargame. All melded together into what I hope is something a little different.
To go with the game I have been working on a set of prototype miniatures which are nearly finished (ish). These are one of the main protagonists of the story, the 'Zombots'. A legion of robotic minions created by the twisted genius Dr Heinrich Neuntoter.
The game uses 28mm scale models and at the moment I am looking at proxy miniatures from other ranges that I can use for play testing of the other characters.
The next step is obviously the continuation of the comic which will commence as soon as I have the current issue printed. Along with this I want to push forward with the production of the game and the miniatures.
This is where you guys come in!! I'm looking to see how much interest there is so I can think about setting up crowd funding for the project.
I would really appreciate if you could stick your Yay or Nay below and pass this page on to anyone who may be interested. Hopefully that way we may get to play with some Zombots.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and hopefully take part. If you want to know any more about the project, be it game, comic, or minis drop me a message here. or come and find me on twitter @elblondino
It's finally happened folks. I have stock in of the two Burlesque greetings cards.
They are both for sale in the Emporium and as a special offer to celebrate my first items, I'm offering the up coming third card free to the first five people to make a purchase. The third card should be going to print this week so won't be too long a wait.
So if you know someone who likes burlesque or you just fancy a set yourself pop on over to the Emporium and get buying. The full set will also be accompanying me to Nor-Con and Thought Bubble later in the year if you want to get some signed copies.
For those who are unaware I have been twoddling on about wanting to display at a Comic Convention for ages. Well Now it is official. I am going to be at 2 yes 2 conventions this year. My first will be Nor-Con on Sunday the 2nd September. Followed by Thought Bubble on the 17th & 18th November. I am massively excited about doing both of these as this is completely new territory for me. Iv'e been to Thought Bubble a few times and enjoyed it every time as it has such a friendly atmosphere. I haven't been to Nor-Con before as it's not strictly a comic con but have heard some great things about it so thought I'd have a go.
So far It looks like I'm in great company in Royal Armouries Hall with some fantastic talent both new and established. It's a little daunting I have to say but I'm really looking forward to it. Only thing to do now is get on with and make sure I come across as best as possible.
So if you're going to either Nor-Con or Thought Bubble this year feel free to say hi on twitter or just come and say hi at the cons you won't be able to miss me look for the top hat and the fez!!!
Im Mike aka Elblondino. Im a Father, Husband, and Creative Geek.