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BRAVE BOY KNIGHT

To the few who still use LiveJournal and still follow me, my first published book is coming out TOMORROW!



The Totally Awesome Epic Quest of the Brave Boy Knight is a 40 page all-age comic aimed at young readers aged 4-8, but ANYONE can enjoy it.

Please go to Amazon and buy a copy (or two, or three, or seventy). Right now the hardcover is on sale for super cheap for only $8.52!

Oh, and I don't really use LJ anymore, but feel free to follow me on tumblr, since that is where I'm posting these days.

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Small Press Expo 2010

This Saturday and Sunday I'll once again make the trek up to Bethesda, Maryland to attend the Small Press Expo! I think it'll be my fourth or fifth time? I keep losing track of these sort of things.

I'll be at table B5 with Brett Muller. Here is a handy map Brett made for you to follow:



Here are the new(ish) things I'll be selling this year...


Zak & Sara $3. Ok, this isn't really new. It's a minicomic I did back in 2008, just repackaged. The original was something huge like nine by nine inches and had a velcro flap (don't ask me why). This new printing is 4.25 by 4.25 inches (the same size as Monster Town). If you got this from me back in the day there is nothing new in this edition, just less velcro and a more manageable size.


Paranormal Hipsters, price TBD (but probably around a buck or two). Will be an SPX 2010 exclusive. Image above is not the finished product, just two of the pages. Amy is currently coloring this (yes, COLOR). This is similar to the 8 Pages of Monsters Doing Everyday Things that I did for SPX '08. Hmm, interesting that that monster book turned out to be a small teaser for the Monster Town project. I wonder what this year's book could be a teaser for? Hint hint!

Now, on to the oldies but goodies that will be at the table...


Monster Town $8 a bundle or $3 for each individual book. You know you want it.

Beard $5 I wanted to make an SPX exclusive zombie variant (purple hair, green skin), but ran out of time, so the regular edition will have to do. Maybe I'll make a run of zombie beards for the online store come Halloween. Hmm...


Boxcar Joe $5 I think after I run out of the current printing of this book I'm retiring it. It's had a very good run of almost three years. So if you haven't gotten it yet, now is the time.

And I'll have a bunch of random other comics like Omnology and the inkdick collections.

I'll also be selling a lot of original artwork (ranging from $8 to $60ish) and I think I'll start selling off inkdick originals. Still don't know how much. Maybe $20-$30?

Oh, and apparently I'm winning a Nerdlinger?

They are giving them out at the pre-SPX party at Atomic Books on Friday at 7PM, so I'll be at that. You should be there too.

I think that is all the SPX news I have. Hope to see some of you folks this weekend at table B5!
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The Ghost Car Press Store

The Ghost Car Press store is now live and I'm giving my twitter and LiveJournal followers a first look-see before I let the rest of the world see. Click the image to go see it and maybe buy some comics n' stuff.

The ghost car press store


So head on over to http://ghostcarpress.storenvy.com/ to get yourself some comics!

Oh, and look me up on twitter @pranas if you want a code to get 10% off on your order (code will expire Sunday night).
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monster town preview

Made a blog post over on the inkdick site and figured I'd share a part of it on here.

Look, a preview for my next minicomic "Monster Town" (name may or may not change)!

I'm really worried I won't get this done in time for MoCCA. I have SO MUCH left to do on it! At least I'm only working at the day job four days a week now, so that will help out a little bit at least. Worst case scenario: I have two of the three books done for MoCCA and the final book and slipcase done for SPX.

Now, back to drawing some comics, go go go!
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Playing with brushes...

So I really, really, really  want to get good at inking with a brush (see, currently I kind of stink at it). So I'm going to practice, practice, practice until I get it right! So here are some ones that I tried out last night. I did everything in brush except my signature. Not bad for someone who hasn't really inked with a brush since 2006. But I still have a long way to go to get to where I want to be!

rancor

droids

I'm going to include these with some of the late iDonates that I am trying to get done and owe people.

My goal is to do my next minicomic project in nothing but brush.
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SPX 2008!

(Oringinally posted on the inkdick blog, but I'm double posting it here for good measure)

Ok, so obviously you have noticed that I didn't get today's (well, yesterday's) strip up. The final prep for SPX took longer than expected. Much longer. And since I will be gone for the weekend and part of the week, no new inkdicks until Wednesday. After that, we'll be back on our regular schedule.

Also, I'm behind on getting the iDonate original artwork done, so if you said you'd be at SPX and would pick up your art there in person, sorry, it's not ready yet. Don't worry, I'll mail you your art when it's done (with something extra thrown in maybe as a way of saying sorry for the delay). It'll be mailed to you before Thanksgiving, I swear.

Now on to more SPX news. Here is what you can expect to see (and buy) from me this year at SPX:


Inkdick #1 and #2 ($2 each). Not only can you read the first two and a half months of inkdick off-line, but you can sport a pretty bitchin' mustache with them.


Inkdick #3 ($2). Look how clever I am, combing the top half of my cartoon-self face with the bottom half of my real-life face. Actually, this is not clever at all. But the comic itself is good.


Inkdick #4 ($2) Hot of the presses. Literally. I just got done making them 30 minutes ago.


Omnology ($1) and Boxcar Joe ($4) Omnology is a dirty, dirty comic. Boxcar Joe comes in a neat little slipcase that takes forever to make, but the end result is worth it.


Zak & Sara ($3) Don't tell Ben Folds, he'll sue me. The comic is help shut by a flap in the back with VELCRO. I repeat: VELCRO. How cool is that?


8 Pages of Monsters Doing Everyday Things (either $0.50 or $0.75, still haven't decided) A one-sided page no-staple color comic. Amy colored it and did an kick-ass job. This is an SPX 2008 exclusive, so once it's sold out, it's sold out forEVER.


Grunge Lobster #2 ($1) and Rocket Tonic Quarterly #3 ($0.75) AKA all the old shit. These two titles are soon to be retired and go out of print, so pick up the last copies while you still can if you'd like to remember Retro Pranas.

I am sharing a table with Falynn Koch and Kevin Singles at table B-16. Here is a map:

A very sweet location, no? We'll be between Drew & Eleanor and Brian Fukushima. Not a bad place to be. Not a bad place to be at all.

So if you are in the Bethesda, Maryland area come out this weekend to SPX, and if you will be there already, stop by the table and say hello. I'm not THAT socially awkward, I swear.

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FINALLY CAUGHT UP ON INKDICK!


BIG NEWS!

I am FINALLY caught up with inkdick, after a whole summer spent playing catch up. So that means no more posting up two strips everyday to get caught up. There is a new posting schedule, so listen up closely, kids.

Starting today there will only be ONE new inkdick posted up everyday. Comics will be posted TWO DAYS AFTER the day they happened. For example, a comic that happened on the 6th won't be posted up on the website until the 8th. Simple. Get it? Just come back everyday for a new strip. I will try my best to get the day’s strip posted up before noon everyday, but no promises, but it will be posted at some point during the day (unless in the case of trips and emergencies).

I hope THIS time I can actually stick to a daily schedule and don't fall behind the 8-ball again.

http://ghostcarpress.com/inkdick/