Valleycon 2017 Day 2

Saturday was indeed a busy day here at Valleycon!  There was much more activity today.

Valleycon 2017 Saturday Dealer Room

We had lots of people coming and going.  There was quite a crowd of fans traversing the dealer room; it was even more packed in the gaming rooms (both tabletop games and video games).  I also got to partake in a banquet that evening after the dealer room closed.   Continue reading

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Valleycon 2017 Day 1

The first day of Valleycon is over.  I am exhausted.  There will be no mailing list update tonight.  But I will share a few photos and my experience.

Valleycon 2017 Dealer Room Setup

After I got everything together, I departed for the convention, checked in and started setting up.   Continue reading

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Kickstarter 2018 Countdown: 79 Days Left!

There are just 79 days left until the launch of the Sunnyville Stories Volume 4 Kickstarter on January 5, 2018!

Today’s update is a short one; it’s just a reminder.

I have to prepare for this weekend’s convention, Valleycon.  I’m going to hold off on starting the Kickstarter page until after the event.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

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Preparing for Valleycon 2017

As I reported yesterday,  Valleycon 2017 takes place next weekend on Friday October 20 to Sunday October 22.  I have quite a few things I will be selling there.

Sunnyville books ready for Valleycon 2017

Copies of Sunnyville Stories Volumes 1, 2 and 3 will be for sale at bargain prices at the convention.  While I have plenty of Sunnyville volume 3 books, the first and second ones are running low in my stock.  After this convention, I’ll have to order up more.  Continue reading

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Valleycon 2017 Next Weekend

Not much comics work is being done this week as I’m getting ready for my next and last convention for 2017.  That is Valleycon.

Valleycon is set for this coming weekend from Friday October 20 to Sunday October 22 at the Ramada just off Interstate 29 (this hotel was formerly the Baymont Inn and the Best Western).

I will be in the dealer room again this year and will be selling Sunnyville comics, trade paperbacks and other items.  I’ll have more info tomorrow on what’s being sold.   Continue reading

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Kickstarter 2018 Countdown: 86 Days Left!

The clock continues to tick down.  In 86 days from now, on January 5, 2018, the Sunnyville Stories Volume 4 Kickstarter will launch!

Before this month ends, the page over on Kickstarter will be constructed with all the information about the campaign, the goals and the rewards.

I may share a few screenshots of the page around then.  I’m also going to be planning and storyboarding the Kickstarter video.  Next time, I plan to share that.

Remember that we have 86 days left until the Kickstarter commences so mark your calendars!

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Report on 24 Hour Comics Day 2017

This post is going up earlier than usual.  I was unable to complete the challenge this year.

I did not finish because I pushed myself too hard.  I also ended up working myself into a corner with the script.

However, I am not upset or feeling sad at all.  I’ve already done the challenge twice before and completed it.  Also, this has given me ideas for that spin-off I wanted to do with Rusty’s cousin Dominic.

That’s it for now.  I’ll be taking the rest of the day off for now.  Stay tuned for more updates.

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24 Hour Comics Day 2017

In a little over an hour from now, I will be undertaking the 24 Hour Comics Challenge for the third year in a row.

From 12:00PM Central time today until 12:00PM Central time tomorrow on Sunday, October 8, 2017, I will write and draw a whole 24-page comic.  This one will be featuring Rusty’s cousin, Dominic, and will be a spin-off from Sunnyville.

Drawing desk set for 24 Hour Comics Day 2017

I’m entirely set up there at my desk to draw this 24 page comic.

In case any of you out there think I’m going to be faking this, I will be doing live updates of my progress on both Twitter and the Facebook fan page along with photos to further prove I am doing this.

After I have something to eat, take care of a few last minute things and drink loads of coffee, I still commence the 24 Hour Comics Day challenge.  Tune in tomorrow for an after action report on how it turns out.

Wish me luck!

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Kickstarter 2018 Countdown: 93 Days Left

Hello, Sunnyville fans.  The clock is ticking down and 93 days remain until January 5, 2018 when the Sunnyville Stories Volume 4 Kickstarter launches.

I’ve started working on the copy that will appear on the Kickstarter page itself.  This is a very early draft.  Mind you, this will go through radical changes between now and the launch day.  Whatever I post up here may not resemble the final copy.  Anyway, let’s get this show on the road.

Welcome, friends!  Today, I’m here to tell you about Sunnyville Stories Volume 4.  As you remember, many amazing backers brought the Sunnyville Stories Super Special #1 to life in last year’s Kickstarter.  With this Kickstarter, we’re going to go one better – we will be funding the next trade paperback of Sunnyville Stories.  That’s right – a whole incredible book containing the magnificent adventures of Rusty and Sam with the whole of Sunnyville!

Sunnyville Stories Volume 4 collects Sunnyville Stories #12, #13, #14, #15 and #16 plus the contents of the Sunnyville Super Special #1 AND the Sunnyville Stories 2016 Annual!

This is what I have so far.  There’ll be artwork and pages up on the Kickstarter giving a brief summary of the various stories inside.  There’ll also be a breakdown of the costs that the Kickstarter will fund as well as the rewards.

That above text – it’s good but I need to make it stronger.  It will also have to work in conjunction with the rest of the page.  There will be a video too which I’ll start scripting and storyboarding later on this month.  Not having a video on your Kickstarter is suicide and I don’t want to take any chances.

I’ll be sharing some more ideas on the Kickstarter page itself next time along with a video.

93 days left – mark your calendars!  The Sunnyville Stories Volume 4 Kickstarter launches on January 5, 2018!!

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Richard Concepcion 1957-2017

Today’s entry is a personal one but it is tied into Sunnyville.

I knew someone named Richard Concepcion while I lived in New York City.  Richard was like anyone else.  But he had a bigger claim to fame.  Richard was the creator of the public access TV show Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends.  This show, Richard’s creation, was a combination of puppetry and live action that started broadcasting through out the New York City area in 1983 through various public access channels like Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Queens Public TV.  Richard not only created and produced this show – he portrayed the title character, Rapid T. Rabbit, a white anthropomorphic rabbit.

I followed Richard on Facebook and noticed for quite some time that there was no activity.  I was not sure what had happened; I figured that maybe he left Facebook, had to go away on an extended trip or something else had happened.  I investigated and learned what had happened.

Richard Concepcion passed away on August 1, 2017.

This sad news was a complete shock to me.  I only learned about it yesterday on Friday, September 29 nearly two months after his death.

I had met Richard back in 2005.  I actually did help him with his TV show and accompanied him on public appearances.

I am still shocked that he’s gone.  But I’m glad I had the chance to have known him.

Sunnyville Stories Volume 4 will be dedicated to Richard.

Richard Concepcion (1957-2017)

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