Christmas 2018 Break

I am breaking for the holidays.  There will be NO blog posts from now until January 5, 2019.

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!

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Kickstarter and Next Comics

There is a new Kickstarter update.  The Sunnyville Super Special #2 arrived and the first copies get mailed out this week.

Sunnyville Super Special #2

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Dominic And Claire To The Printers

Today, the final copy of Dominic & Claire will be done and sent off to the printers.

I’d like to share what you’ll see in that digest size comic.   Continue reading

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Dominic & Claire Plans

As you readers know, a Sunnyville Stories spin-off is scheduled for release in February 2019.  This will be titled the Dominic & Claire Funnies.

Dominic and Claire cover artwork

My plans for the comic have changed.  Instead of the planned standard comic book size, the comic will be a digest size of 5.5 by 8.5 inches.  It will still be in color but only 12 pages instead of the original planned 16 pages.   Continue reading

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Toys Collectibles And Curiosities Expo 2018

It has come and gone.  This year’s December Toys Collectibles & Curiosities Expo has happened.  Shall I share some photos with you?

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Dominic and Claire Work Part 4

Well, readers, I have a few announcements to make in this brief post.  First, to those of you who backed the Sunnyville Super Special #2 Kickstarter – the first rewards have FINALLY gone out!  I have sent out a round of PDF copies of my comic book to you backers.  By the weekend, the physical copies of the comic will have arrived and those can start going out.

Speaking of the weekend, this Saturday December 8, 2018, I will be vending my comics at the Toys Collectibles & Curiosities Expo in Moorhead Center Mall of Moorhead, Minnesota.  Be there as it is free to the public and cool merchandise will be up for sale!  Plus there are some great places to eat in the mall like Everest Tikka House and Jay’s Barbecue (which has AMAZING mashed potatoes).   Continue reading

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Dominic and Claire Work Part 3

Work is continuing on Dominic & Claire, the Sunnyville Stories spin-off.  But as I’ve said before, there is a lot more to comics than just drawing them.

Sunnyville Stories is an art comic first and foremost.  It’s personal expression – I have explained before I considered it an auteur comic.  In contrast, Dominic & Claire is comedy, being a gag-based comic.  Humor has a more broad appeal than niche material than Sunnyville.  Therefore, I intend to get Dominic & Claire out on schedule in February 2019.  It is imperative I get it out to sell at both FM Comicon and another possible event in March.   Continue reading

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Finding Fans for 2019

This is a personal entry.  As 2018 draws to a close and we approach 2019, I feel conflicted inside.  What I feel is a paradox.

I feel that success is so close and yet at the same time it is so far away from me.

How to proceed?  My mind boggles.  I felt it was time for a fresh perspective so I sorted through my books until I found what I was looking for – the Cerebus Guide to Self-Publishing by Dave Sim from Aardvark-Vanaheim.  As you all know, Dave Sim is the creator of Cerebus the Aardvark which he drew, wrote and published to the very end – all 300 issues.   Continue reading

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Dominic and Claire Work Part 2

Hello, everyone.  Before we get started, there has been a brief Kickstarter update made.  The first digital Kickstarter rewards go out this week and next week so please keep an eye out for those.

Anyway, the Dominic & Claire comics are still under construction.   Continue reading

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Dominic And Claire Work Part 1

Welcome back, readers.  Before we get onto the meat of this blog post, I have some notes to share with all of you.

First, the Sunnyville Stories mailing list is hereby suspended until January 2019.  I am starting to feel the strain of trying to do so many things at once.  I am questioning why I’m doing both the mailing list and blog together.  Second, Tiffany & Corey will continue; whether or not my webcomic will go on after 2019 is unknown.  Third, don’t forget to check out the Toys Collectibles & Curiosities Exposition in Moorhead Center Mall on Saturday December 8 in Moorhead, Minnesota.  I will be there selling comics and art.  Anyway, let’s get on with this.   Continue reading

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