Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from Wannabez!

Team Wannabez would like to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! Eat plenty, have fun, and feel blessed.


Brant, Scott, Cary and Ross!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In-Store Signing December 6th!

That's right, boys and girls, Team Wannabez will be at Comic Book World in Florence, KY December 6th for a special in-store signing!

We'll have books for sell (Wannabez #0 of course, and other books I've lettered), and Scott will be doing sketch cards and sketches.

If you're in the area please drop by and say hello!

Wannabez In-Store Signing

December 6, 2008, 1-5pm

Comic Book World

7130 Turfway Rd.

Florence, KY 41042


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our Podcast is Live!

As you know, Scott and I recorded a long, in depth podcast with Chuck Moore of Comic Related not too long ago in the middle of Blue Line Pro and Comics 2 Games.

You can find the podcast here:

Please take some time and learn more about Wannabez and many other things we're involved in!

Ignore the picture, I hate that picture! lol


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not Much to Report...

...but I just wanted to check in since it's been a bit since my last post.

The Wannabez podcast interview should be up on the site this Wednesday, so be on the look out for that at the ALL NEW!

Also upcoming on Comic Related will be my new column, Journey of a Wannabe, which chronicles my journey from a fan to my current status in bi-weekly fashion.

I'll update you on both of those when they go live.

Next year, Scott and I will begin the Wannabez webcomic featuring side stories of main, secondary and tertiary characters even. Should be a lot of fun.

As far as progress on issue 1 goes, well, there has been none, at least not to my knowledge. I've not sent Ross anymore pages to grayscale yet, and Scott has been working hard on other projects. But we'll get it out there soon enough, no worries about that.

I can tell you that we will be doing a calendar next year and we've already started putting together a list of potential artists to contribute. The calendar will be either a 16 or 18 month calendar for 2009-2010 featuring pinups of Wannabez characters for every month. It'll be a fun project and a fun and functional piece of artwork for your homes, studios or offices! Hint Hint.

Please check out the Wannabez store and buy some Christmas gifts!

While you're at it, click the button on the sidebar to buy a copy of Wannabez #0 for yourself or a loved one this holiday season!


Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Day, the Plan and the Deal

Yesterday Scott and I traveled to Comics 2 Games in Florence, KY to record a podcast interview for Many announcements came about, which you'll soon learn about, and a lot of fun was had. To read the full report of the day, head over to my main blog and read the Long, Wonderful Day post.

In the next post on that blog I talked about how the day and the people we met truly inspired my creativity. So the plan now is to hook up with Scott in person soon and hash out the next couple of arcs of Wannabez.

See, I had originally planned it as a 12-issue maxi-series broken up into two arcs of six issues each. When we started laying it out for publishers we decided to scale it back an issue, as much content as could be spared, and keep the first arc at 5 issues. However, I had never fully laid out the second part of that 12 issue arc, so there's a lot of work to be done.

Whether the comic will remain a series of mini-series or evolve into an on-going I'm not sure, we'll just have to let that play out (and it really depends on a lot of factors). But I'm hoping we can come up with some really cool things in the months ahead, including spin-offs in the form of webcomics!

Now, I mention a "deal" in the title of this post as well. See, for some strange and peculiar reason way back when, I wrote issues one and three, and then laid out 2 and 4-6. Over the years I've only managed to write 7 pages of issue 2 to date, and Scott never ceases in bugging me about it. Of course, in my defense, when you're knee-deep in lettering work it's hard to find time to do anything else, even when you really want to.

So, yesterday I made a deal with Scott. The first convention of 2009 we're planning on doing is MegaCon in Florida. So I told Scott that I would finish issue 2 by the end of the year, and if I didn't I would pay for his hotel room in Florida. So now I have something to motivate me to finish as I'm not that wealthy. :) I've got about 7 weeks, give or take. Surely I can sit down and write 15 pages of script! Hopefully...

I'll keep you apprised of how that all plays out.


Saturday, November 01, 2008

Comic Related Recap

In one week, Scott and I will record our in depth podcast interview with Chuck Moore of Comic Related at Comics2Games in Florence, KY.

Those familiar with Sketch Magazine or Blue Line Pro will know that location well.

While we will be recording the episode on November 8th, it won't actually air until November 26th (it was the 19th, but it's been moved), the day before Thanksgiving! It will be (tentatively) Related Recap #54, so be on the lookout for it.

You can keep apprised of all upcoming Related Recap podcasts here. And keep watching that site, because in two short weeks it will all change...

Scott and I will be talking about a great many things collectively and individually, but of course, our main focus is Wannabez. We hope to have some news on conventions next year and the state of issue #1 of the book, the website, and much more, so don't miss it!

We'll keep you updated right here with more information as we know it.


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