Here’s What I Did This Week (the last 3 weeks, actually)…
- Comic strips drawn: 0
- Comic strips published: 0
- Cartooning Income Earned: $0
- Cartooning Income Received: $0
Okay, so from the numbers above, it looks like I haven’t been doing anything for the past three weeks, but if you’ve been watching my Youtube videos (you HAVE been watching, right? 😉 ), then you already know that I’ve been pretty busy working on my mini comic and making [almost] daily vlogs about it.
So yeah, I’ve been fairly productive, but it’s just not going to show up in the numbers until I have the product finished and can start selling it online or at comic cons or whatever.
Off The Strip Comic
Jimmy Did It (aka The Dinkledorfs) has been retitled as “Off The Strip” and I will be relaunching it this summer. For now, I’ve retitled all the old strips (37 of them) and am compiling them into a mini comic book.
I’ve also drawn up six new Off The Strip comics, which will also be included in the mini comic.
The new strip is being done in full color, with all new comics starting June 1st. It will likely be a Monday-Wednesday-Friday for the summer and most or all of the rest of 2017. If all goes well, I hope to make it a daily comic strip in 2018.
Here’s a sneak peak at one of the new Off The Strip comics…
Tiabi Coffee Shop Art Display
Okay, well in the last post I mentioned that I was submitting six new comic strips to go on display at Tiabi’s here in Las Vegas. Well, they didn’t get selected to be included with the other comic art that went up on the wall.
Oh well. Maybe next time.
I won’t be making any new ones to try for May, because I just don’t really have time this month – cuz I’m working on the mini comic!
My New Mini Comic: Off The Strip
For the past three weeks, I’ve been primarily just working on my mini comic, trying to get it ready ASAP.
So far, I’ve finished retouching 42 out of the 43 comic strips that will go into it. Tonight I’ll finish that last strip, and then I need to do the ad pages for the new CatBlogger comic strip and the launch/re-launch of Off The Strip (formerly The Fopdoodles aka The Dinkledorfs aka Jimmy Did It).
Then I need to draw/design the front and back covers and write up an introduction. I also want to include maybe 4 pages or so of product ads from my online store…probably the “I heart editerz” tshirt design that Cassie wears in Off The Strip along with that same design on a few other products.
Last, I’ll need to print them all out at UPS store or wherever (resized to fit a 5.5” x 8.5” page) and then cut those out and tape them onto a master copy that I’ll use to photocopy page by page at home.
And that should do it.
So I’m going to try to get all of that done in the next seven days.
Free Comic Book Day: Celestial Comics In Summerlin, Las Vegas
I mentioned it in the videos, but I don’t think I officially announced it here on the blog: I have reserved a table at Celestial Comics for Free Comic Book Day on May 6, 2017. I’ll be doing free sketches (caricatures and stuff like that, but no fan art of trademarked characters). I will also have my mini comic available for sale along with some stickers. I have no idea what stickers I’ll be making…maybe some “i heart editerz” and some cartoon cats or something. I don’t even know at this point. The mini comic comes first, and then I hope to bang out some stickers in time for the event.
So, in case you don’t know, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event in which hundreds of comic book stores around the country will have dozens of different special edition comic books that they’re giving out for free, and most comic shops will also have local artists sketching and selling their own products too.
100 Days of Cartooning Daily Vlogs On Youtube
Since I haven’t done a blog post in like three weeks, guess what that means?
I’m about to give you a CRAP TON of videos to catch up on 🙂
Here they are…
Day 11 – Feline Fun
Day 12 – Old Rockers
Day 13 – So Many Comics
Day 14 – Rest
Day 15 – Getting Ready For My 1st Comic Con
Day 16 – Mini Comic Con Fail
Day 17 – Rebound
Day 21 – Getting Out There
Day 22 – Grinding
Day 26 – Get The Stuff