We had another great year at Rose City Comic Con! Thanks to the many people who stopped by and checked out our latest venture. I found that since Ben had his own table, we were in a bit of competition! It was a great year for him as well, and he may have scored another awesome job! Being one of his biggest fans, I'll plug any other books that he has coming down the line, including the newest book from Dark Matters. But fear not, GG fans, Ben is already committed to illustrating Galaxy Gator # 5, which I am currently scripting. It will be done much sooner than later (I believe we'll have some art done by year's end) and I'm hoping for a spring publication. I also hope to have the first six issues (that's 0-5) printed in a collected format by next September! Like the issues, it will be available for order on this site. Stay tuned! I'll leave you for now with this picture of me and our glorious enterprise at the con. Take it easy!
RCCC is just a couple of days away. We look forward to seeing you there, and to get the brand new Galaxy Gator # 4 into your hands!
Gentry's 5th adventure is at the press, and will be in our hot and grubby hands by the week! I will also upload it to KaBlam soon, so you can order a copy or download it. Check back soon. And Rose City Comic Con is just over a week away, so stop on by! We'll be proudly displaying our awesome new banner, courtesy of the great Ben Perkins. Check our home page for our location in Artists' Alley (P-02).
Hey everyone! The first day of summer is in a couple days, but it's getting impatient here. It's hot outside! Anyway, GG # 4 is rolling along with great momentum. For a tease, here's a snap shot. I'll let you mull over what this image suggests about the story. This book , in my opinion, be the best thing Ben and I have done yet! I think I say that with every issue, but that's the goal, isn't it? It would sure be better than "Well, this one isn't as good as the last one, but get it anyway, OK?" But seriously, I'm very proud of this one. So here's the image from Galaxy Gator # 4, due out September!
Will, the mythical god of comics, turns 100 today! I met will back ion 2001 at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. He was so nice and inviting to talk to while I was trying so hard not to be the starstruck geek. Will pioneered the comic art form, elevating it to a genuine form of artistic and narrative expression. He was very supportive of any and all ambitious cartoonists and championed comics to legitimacy. Any person working in the comics field owes him a great debt. They can pay up by producing comics, which is what I'm going to get back to right now. Happy birthday, Will!
Hey everyone! Just letting you know that Ben and I are working hard on GG # 4. Ben has started the designs of new characters and settings, while I'm tightening (well, finishing, really) the script. It will be out by September. Speaking of which, Rose City Comic Con has been expanded to three days this year! That will give you all an extra day to stop by our tables and say hello, as well as get the newest book. Ben will have his very own table this year (hopefully right next to mine) to promote his other books and his brilliant artwork. So we'll keep you posted, and see you there!
I hope everyone out there had (or are having) a great holiday season as we say goodbye to 2016. For me it's been a pretty good year. But, yeah, like everyone else I do face the future with a certain amount of dread. Well, I'm not going to get into politics here, but we've also lost so much when it comes to artists of all fields. I notice in all the end-of-the-year memorials no mention of comics legend Darwyn Cooke. Brilliant, and gone way too soon. Many people are mourning the loss of Carrie Fisher, and I am certainly one. Of course I grew up watching Star Wars, and Princes Leia was a hero of mine, but Carrie was also a great writer, a sharp whit, and brilliantly cut through so much BS. She said hello to me as she walked past the Galaxy Gator table at the 2015 RCCC, and I was on cloud nine. She will be missed, as will the many people and things that were lost this year. So raise a glass to 2017 with what hopes you can muster, and remember that Galaxy Gator # 4 will be out this year! As for me, well, I'm sitting here alone, sick as a dog (which is why I'm alone tonight) and casually checking the clock for the time. But y'know? I'm content. Cheers to you, our loyal readers, and I hope 2017 is brilliant for you!
I hope everyone out there had a great Halloween/Day of the Dead/Harvest/ Guy Faux day! And also I hope you will have a good Thanksgiving, which is...geeze...only a couple weeks away. Myself, I've been very busy because I will be moving soon. Anyone who's moved-especially if you're in the process of buying a place-knows how much a pain in the neck it can be! Anyway, it's been taking up all my time and energy, but fear not! Galaxy Gator # 4 is still due out next September! In the mean time, Ben will be working on the first full issue of his book Heavy. I'll post pictures as soon as I get them. So have a great turkey day, read lots of comics, and for our American readers, if you haven't already voted, then get to it!
Ben and I had a blast this year at our third Rose City Comic Con. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table, and to those of you who are new to our site, welcome! If you don't have our books yet, please stop by our store to order your copies or download digitally. Remember, #s 0 and 1 download for free! While I was at the show, I story-boarded GG # 4, and will start writing the scrips soon. My goal is to give it to Ben by years end. Meanwhile, Ben will be working on the first full issue of Heavy! His preview book sold well, as did his collaboration with Terry Petta, Frankenstein's Monsters. In addition to news about Galaxy Gator, I'll keep you updated on these books as well. Thanks again, everyone, and don't forget that Ben and I will be at RCCC 2017 next September See you then!
Rose City Comic Con is in only 2 days! Check out the map on our home page to see our location (H 07 in artist's alley). It should be a rollicking good time. I hope to see some of you there, our returning readers and you new ones! Hopefully someday we'll be able to expand our convention-going outside the Portland, OR area...someday. Anyway, aside from Gentry's adventures, as I mentioned in the last post, we'll be selling Ben's preview book for Heavy, as well as his collaboration with Terry Petta, Frankenstein's Monsters. Check out the awesome cover below!
Now, on a sadder note, I contacted my friend Grant to try and get back on the radio to promote the convention,but alas, Them Young Hooligans is no longer a show on KBOO radio. It's really too bad because Ben and I always had a blast hanging out with the guys and talking about Galaxy Gator, and various other things of interest. So a big, loving shout-out to Grant, Tony, and Billy for being such awesome hosts and letting us plug our modest commercial empire over the air waves.
On that note, I will bid you all a fond farewell 'till next time. Again, I hope to see you all ant RCCC this weekend. Look for the big banner with Gentry's smiling mug and stop on by!
is the writer/creator of Galaxy Gator