Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More Wannabez ads

I got a couple more ads up (there are a few different designs and shapes), and you can see these at:


Project Wonderful Ads!

Scott has bid some PW ads, which are now showing on three sites! They may be outbid at any time and disappear, but as I type this, you can find the ads at:



Tuesday, February 26, 2008

First WBZ Press! has posted a press release on the sale of Wannabez #0 via MVA #5. Check it out by clicking here!

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Wannabez #0 On Pre-Sale Now!

It's finally here!

WANNABEZ #0 is getting printed within Mysterious Visions Anthology #5! This issue is now available for pre-sale this week at Dimestore Productions! The publisher, Ian Shires, has the completed issue in hand now and is gathering up final pre-sales before sending it to the printer! If you order now, you'll get the issue hot off the press!

Click the title of this post (Wannabez #0 On Pre-Sale Now!) to order your copy (or copies!):
"Scott D.M. Simmons and I have greatly enjoyed working on Wannabez thus far! We entered the comic into last year's Small Press Idol contest (thanks for your votes!), and although we didn't win, we were rewarded with doing the cover and lead story for an issue of the anthology series! We are also sharing this issue with two other talented entries we wanted to have with us: "To Catch a Human" by Jennifer Zelasco, and "Yokai" by Greg and Cheska Eales! Together, we have all created a fun comic suitable for all-ages! Each story is 12 pages of action and humor (and good art!), in a book totaling 44 pages, and all of this for only $3.95 plus shipping and handling!

The Wannabez story is:
Written and lettered by Brant W. Fowler
Pencilled and inked by Scott D.M. Simmons
Colored and greyscaled by Ross S. Hughes

Wannabez follows regular people who have mistaken bizarre coincidences as the acquisition of super powers! Now banded together, these new heroes strive to be more than who they are. These people are WANNABEZ! Dober-Man! Streak! Ignition! Slim! Mau! Esmerelda! In MVA #5, the Wannabez story explores some of the origins of our heroes and shows them in action in some of their first adventures.... and first mishaps. Fun for all ages!

Ian is hoping to have some copies with him at Dayton Ohio's Gem City Comic Con on April 6, and Scott may have a table there as well. But it is official that Scott and I are signed up for a table in artists alley at this year's Ohio Comic Con, taking place October 25th and 26th in Columbus. Scott and I will be doing signings, sketches, selling books, and passing out promotional materials for all our projects. Keep watching mine and Scott's websites and ComicSpace pages in the meantime for any more upcoming appearances. And while you are there, you can scope out some of the Wannabez character designs and pages! All related links are below and in the sidebar.
I hope you order your copy and enjoy the book! If you see us in person, we'll sign it for free!
And just to let you know, Wannabez will be coming as a full series sometime later this year! More details to come!

(This message was edited from a mailing Scott sent out)

Brant's Website -
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Scott's Website -
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And while we don't have a site built yet, Wannabez DOES have its own domain: - Coming Soon!


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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Almost Finished!

Ross only has ONE MORE PAGE to grayscale, then I'll apply the letters, and Issue #0 will be in the can! Then it will go on to print in Mysterious Visions #5 alongside Yokai and To Catch a Human available from Dimestore Productions!

And I have to say that the pages are looking fantastic!

Also, it's up in the air, but once the issue is out we may have a little contest involving
the content of the 12 pager. Keep it locked right here for details as they come!



Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Ohio Comic Con

Well, it's official! Scott and I will be at the first ever Ohio Comic Con (linked to the title of this post) towards the end of October! You can find us in Artist's Alley with Wannabez merchandise and more!

So come by, say hi, buy something, and chat us up about whatever you feel like.

We are very excited about being involved in this inaugural convention made by the fans, and the guest list is really starting to shape up, so it should be a very cool experience.

Stay tuned here for more updates on other conventions, and on what exactly we'll have at this one as we get closer to the date.



Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pages Coming In!

Ross has been delivering pages the past couple of days (grayscaled) and I have to say I am so psyched about what he's producing! I can't stress enough about how good of a job Scott and Ross have done on this story. I am privileged and honored to be working with such talented people, and I can't thank them both enough for their contributions.

Also, Scott and I are making convention plans for this year already (the first convention season I'll actually be going to a con or two, by the way), and we'll have Wannabez merchandise available! We may have more than that, so stay tuned right here. As soon as we're confirmed, we'll let you know when and where we'll be.

Wannabez #0 is coming out very soon in Mysterious Visions #5 from Dimestore Productions also, so keep coming back for ordering details!


Sunday, February 03, 2008

Getting Close!

Wow, more than a month since we posted here! Well, you'll all be glad to know that we are making strides on the #0 issue. Ross was planning to work on the grayscales this weekend, and then I'll slap the letters on the grays and we'll be off to press!

And, if Scott's schedule is clear enough, we'll resume working in earnest on #1, which is about half way done, give or take a page or two. I'm hoping that some way, somehow we'll be able to have books to sell at some choice cons this year, so stay tuned right here for updates!

In addition to that, I can't remember if Scott mentioned it in his last post or not, but we are working on a 2009 Wannabez calendar and already have several artists signed up to participate. If you are interested, please contact Scott (see his website link in the sidebar to find his contact info). We would love to see your renditions of our characters!

I have to tell you, the art in the #0 issue is excellent! And it's tons of fun with all kinds of cameos and easter eggs thrown in for this special 12-page story.

And sometime this week, I'll be adding an RSS feed link to the blog so you can subscribe and keep track of our happenings more conveniently!

So keep it locked here for more news on Wannabez coming soon, and with any luck, more frequently!