Tits are for talent?


RANT TIME! It is a stupid one as well, so move along.

I have been a fan of a certain writer for years now. Got to know her online, she introduced me to some major talent in the art field. What drew me to her? Her huge tits. When you put yourself out there as an author, then change your Facebook pic to you wearing a super-tight “geek shirt“, you lose some points in the artistic realm.

'Total Recall' Remake

What got me on this tit rant was this woman’s newest update to her Kickstarter. She started this series of books years ago. I have always supported her. My problem is… She treats her novel as a comic book! Yeah, there are heroes and superhuman fights, but as each book has come along, she started adding more artwork. Not just to the book, but as incentives to pledge. Her books have become novels with concept art pages in the center. Fluff!

If that wasn’t enough, her stretch goals. Useless comi-con bling. T-shirts, art cards (each from famous comic artists), zipper bobs. Zipper bobs?! WTF is that and what does it have to do with the story? This is from her own website…

In addition to the novel itself, the book features an art gallery with original character designs by artists from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image: Barry Kitson, Dan Panosian, Dave Johnson, Mark McKenna, Natasha Allegri, Jason Baroody, Derek Laufman, Thor Mangila and Jon ‘Roc’ Upchurch – as well as YouTube personality Comic Book Girl 19.

So she wrote a book… And had everyone else do the hard work!

My biggest hate of this new breed of writer is Kickstarter. You only have to have a basic outline of a story to get thousands of horny teens to pony up $50,000 K for a novel that isn’t even written yet. If you would stop fucking around with designers, 3 editors and trips South of the Border, this last book of the trilogy would be finished. Part one was OK. Part two? I couldn’t stomach it.

So today, when she put up her video update, I called her and all writers out on not having a story before you raised the money. I joked about her boobs and how her vacation photos would be in my inbox soon. Joking with her as I always do.

I get berated.

Give me $50K. I would sit in a cabin for a month and bang out something pretty cool. I would use that money to support myself and expenses, not t-shirts and stickers. There is time for all that if you can get a movie deal out of this trilogy. I am in a piss mood anyway so fuck it. Let the boobs win. I like boobs and hate having my feelings for them used to sell something I am not interested in.

BOOnana Tail Halloween Special!


BOOnana Tail Halloween Special!

My buddy Mark McKenna is doing a great book for your kids! He already does the Banana Tail comic series, and now he is trying to raise the money to ship it to all your rugrats. He already has it done basically, he is just looking for the money to ship it all. Click the link above, and if I did it right the video on Kickstarter would be below. Only 6 days left and you get some AWESOME art as rewards, among other things. So do it! Aw crap! I didn’t do it right so click HERE!

New COMBAT JACKS REWARDS!


Check our Hall of Fame inker Mark McKenna and his Kickstarter campaign for Combat Jacks 2, The continuing SAGA!

He has put up some great rewards for this one. Original art up the wazoo! If he hits his $6000 goal or beyond, if he hits $6500 everybody who pledged will get a PDF file of the fiendishly good 40 page

 PLB Halloween Special 2013!!

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I got the Star Wars, “Duel of the Twi’leks” VERY limited CVI print

duelGet them now, while you can.

Last Breath! New from Sam Eggleston


The PDF version of Last Breath has been sent to the Kickstarter backers, so Sam Eggleston is also going to offer it up for sale on his website. You can get it here for $2 via PayPal, and the download link is right under the product name after your checkout. Well worth it, an amazing book you will not want to end.

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Time to WRITE!


I have kept a semi-regular journal. I actually have many, many journals. I see a cool, cheap one in a store or online, I grab it. Most of these are blank, but a few I have stuck with and continued to use them. I have this thing for composition notebooks, they look cool and you can doodle on the covers. I doodle a lot. My recent acquisitions have been Doctor Who themed, The Doctor’s 500 year journal and the Limited Edition Deluxe Doctor Who River Song’s TARDIS Journal as well. Please take notice of the TARDIS one and the photo and description. I love the “Embossed, leather-look cover”. The “440 textured and aged-looking blank pages await your dreams”  are simply an amazing “ full size replica of River Song’s journal“.  Here is an real photo, note that I have had it a bit and it is now slightly worn.

Gallifreyan and Anonymous stickers by ME.
Gallifreyan and Anonymous stickers by ME.

Yeah, I got fooled into a $10.00 “replica” by the tiny mistake of not reading the fine print. I am not mad, I know Doctor Who merchandise is usually very expensive, but I was at least hoping that the pages were “textured and aged-looking”.  Nope, these pages are cut and dry… Cut. The Official Doctor Who and BBC logos on the back, along with a barcode, also bug me a bitsy-witsy.

I just realized that journals were not what I was going to write about. I was actually going to rant about my mix-up with doctors and how because of that, I now have to be at the doctor’s office at exactly 8 o’clock in the fricking morning! If you know me, or of me, you should know I am not, repeat NOT, a morning person. I can stay UP until morning, but if I had gone to bed some enhanced way, I would never make this appointment. Speaking of that, I need to clean my self and paint/glue/dirt encrusted hands. Making stuff gets messy ya know.

Cheers!

 

PLEDGE!


So my friend, Sam Eggleston is slaving away, working the daily grind at some newspaper/magazine. Those things that are on paper you don’t have to plug it (Barbaric, I know!) Well he is trying for the brass ring, choosing the BIG BOX and ACTUALLY Shooting for the moon on Kickstarter. Well, no he is not making a Death Star, (DAMN) but he is raising the funds to make his comic that is SET on the moon. Imagine this… You have 20 breaths left, What do you DO?! Crazy. I would just say screw it, pee my astronaut diapers and take my helmet off just to see if I can look like Arnold Schwarzenegger ala Total Recall but on the moon. Go pledge and get some great art, awesome artist commissions and of course a cool new comic. PLEASE?

Up for grabs at the $50 tier is a cover of Batman #1 (over a fifth-printing Batman #1) featuring Catwoman as she gets caught red-handed by Batman

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Also at the $50 tier is a cover of Deadpool #50, featuring Deadpool and a slew of ninjas who ran afoul of the Merc with a Mouth.

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In addition, at a $40 tier we are offing up a 9×12 original watercolor by Jay De Foy of Red Sonja.

Red Sonja

These reward tiers not only include the artwork, but also a hard copy of the LAST BREATH comic, a thank you in the pages and a PDF of the book for you to read.