Space Paladin prints go up for sale next Sunday, 4/21. I’m going to keep orders open for a week, and print as many as people want, then close the edition. I’m partnering up with INPRNT, who I’ve worked with for a long time. Heavy-duty cotton paper, great ink quality.
18x24” for $50, 12x18” for $30, signed, numbered, plus a little doodle or something. I still have to calculate shipping. I’ll post some reminders throughout the week.
I recently did a limited run print with Inprnt, and was blown away by the quality. I remember thinking “the only way this could be better is if the art were by Sam Bosma—DREAMS DÜ COME TRÜ
Monster Girl Challenge — Octomaid!
A printed collection of concept art and comic pages from Lexxy’s upcoming fantasy adventure webcomic, The Cloud Factory.
After many months of deliberation and work, I’m excited to announce my first Kickstarter! The project goal is a high quality, soft cover, 6” x 9” art book, which will include at least four complete comic pages, by July 1st, 2013. This Volume Zero book will contain 32 full-color pages, and all the comic pages completed for it will be available to read at launch on http://www.cloudfactorycomics.com.
As with any good Kickstarter, I’ve got some pretty sweet backer incentives lined up. Even the lowest reward tiers get you a PDF of Volume Zero, as well as other digital swag like official TCF music and wallpapers. Physical rewards include a copy of the book, prints, limited edition book plates, and artist edition books (plus some mysterious stretch goal unlockables), while the truly daring can back more influentially by naming in-comic features and making cameo appearances!
Backing this project will not only get a nice art book into your hands, but it will help facilitate the release of over two years’ worth of work for everyone to read! Please, help me share my story with you :>
Ok I’m late to the party. Everybody else is doing a 30 day monster girl challenge. Here’s my 30 minute true monster, monster girl. I probably won’t do all 30 days but this was fun to do on my lunch break :) it looks a little like nightmare smurfette.
***SPOILERS***If you haven’t watched today’s episode of Stripsearch don’t read ahead***SPOILERS***
Ah Stripsearch today! Ok so really, the only spoiler I have for you is that, In an unexpected turn of events, we don’t get to see who’s heading to elimination. Normally this would be when I reveal who’s next up on Strip Fighter, but obviously I can’t do that, so I’ll post this instead, eliminations 1, 2, and 3.
Today’s episode was a lot of fun, both to watch and as a challenge, and Katie’s marker set is totally enviable. Since I’ve been back I’ve probably bought 1-2 copic markers each week. They are amazing.
Also don’t forget Strip Fighter shirts are now available too. When you buy stuff from me, it goes straight into fueling my new marker addiction…that could be a good or a bad thing.
Today is your LAST DAY to order an official Strip Search Tee Shirt.
And check out this write up by @microbrien:
You may recognize the design from Episode 3, “Burning That Bridge” of the wildly popular webseries/reality show about the business of making webcomics, Strip Search.
Pre-order this T-shirt now–yes, this minute young (man / lady / I won’t box you into a gender binary if you don’t want me to) because it won’t be available much longer.
It’s only $17.99 and pre-orders end on April 5!
So give up your morning Starbucks for literally three days and go buy this shirt.
If you do, you’ll be supporting not only Amy, but your purchase is also a way to say very loudly that you want to see another season of Strip Search, that this is what reality shows should be, and that you appreciate Penny Arcade’s commitment to supporting other artists and webcomics.
In other words, a pre-order on this shirt is like a pre-order on more of everything you love and hold dear in life…insofar as that applies to Internet shows and webcomics.
Still, that’s a pretty big deal if you ask me. Pre-order the shirt here.
A few words about Strip Search Episode 10
I was already taken aback by the response to episode 9. I made many mistakes leading up to my elimination; I failed to consider the judge’s tastes in my answers, was ungracious in the face of critique, and dug myself a hole being over defensive. I stood by what I believed in, though, and instead of ridicule, I was met with an outpouring of support.
Today, however… Today I am blown away. I am flattered. I am humbled. I have to take breaks from reading all the feedback so I don’t cry! I never expected this.
As many of you already know, or have come to notice, I don’t really do strip or gag comics. In fact, I don’t really do comics at all! I used to, and sometimes I’m inclined to, but I often set those ideas aside in favor of illustration commissions or practice. Illustration is how I support myself, so it’s hard to take time away from actively pursuing and honing those skills.
The Cloud Factory, my comic-in-progress, will be illustrative as well; a long-form story comic, online graphic novel, whatever you want to call it. But seeing the decision-making footage for the first time and reading everyone’s reactions has really opened my eyes to the idea of doing more strip style vignettes. This comic was forged under circumstances I’ll never be able to duplicate, so I hesitate to promise any additional stories with those characters, but I’ll keep them close to me. Just in case.
The decision that faced Mike and Jerry was an incredibly difficult one, between two distinctly different art and joke styles, both successful in their own rights. Tavis is a skilled and accomplished cartoonist, dedicated and loving family man, and an amazing friend! I am proud to have done battle with him this day, and can’t wait to see what he does next.
Thanks again for all your support and kind words, and if you were on Team Lexxy, I hope you keep watching my friends!
It is now available for purchase in my society6 shop! All Strip Search contestants own the rights to any work they create during the show, so if you’re interested in the other artists’ pieces, I expect they’ll follow suit!
I have a few other pieces put up there, and you can find more of my older work in my Big Cartel!