Archive for July, 2008

Mini page 3 posted

July 17, 2008

It’s now up at the Flickr set, here.

Orders for the package deals have been coming in; there are still 36 of the 40 on offer still available, so get yours reserved asap if you haven’t done so. So far, the sketch requests, apart from the one guy who asked for Gunther, have been favoring the idea of Erica role playing. I’ve been asked to do:

  • Erica in classic-style Batgirl costume doing the “Batusi”
  • Erica as a Jedi
  • Erica as Janis Joplin(!)

Folks, I’m all over these! Though I will draw the line at any sort of depraved BDSM scenario, so all you pervs take a cold shower! And I don’t think Erica herself would be into anything like Sailormoon cosplay or the like. But role playing showing good imagination and a measurable amount of geek cred will go a long way. If the buyers give me permission, I’ll post these sketches online as well.

For info on ordering a mini/sketch package, see the previous post. I’ll be posting pages 4 & 5 simultaneously next. Laters.


Mail ordering hardcopies

July 12, 2008

Chalk this up to one of those “Duh!” moments that’s bound to occur while I’m still trying to wrap my head around getting back into the swing of things. On the Hepcats mailing list I offered two mail order package deals, as I have a few serious expenses — mostly a vet appointment for my kidney-infected dog — I need to cover, as follows:

PACKAGE 1: $25
* 2 signed hardcopies of the mini (one to give to a pal, or use as a loaner)
* A sketch-to-order of your favorite character. These will be in the manner of San Diego-quality con sketches. And feel free to get fun with them. I’ve already had one reader request Erica dressed as a Jedi! Hey, whatever floats your boat!

PACKAGE 2: $45
* All of the above except you get 3 minis, and…
* An original daily strip

D’oh! What I forgot to mention was that people can get just a hardcopy of the mini all on its own for $2.00. All these can be ordered by Paypalling me at mw_director [at] yahoo [dot] com. I’m only offering forty copies total of the packages, in any combination. So if 15 people want the $45 one, and the other 25 want the $25 one, that’s all I’m doing. Mainly, this is so the orders are at a realistic level for me to fulfill, and I don’t end up in the kind of embarrassing situation I’ve been in in the past, where some poor chap ends up falling through the cracks and doesn’t get his order for years and years. (It’s happened, I’m shamed to say.)

Anyway, I’m hoping to get enough interest that the package orders are all filled here over the weekend, or by Monday ideally, mainly because I want to get my dog back to the vet ASAP. Poor girl has now been off her antibiotics for a week, and is back to peeing herself again, so it’s back to the doggie diapers with regular medicated shampooing. My regular film/TV crew work has been thin on the ground for about a month now, otherwise this would have been taken care of.

So please email me at the aforementioned address to line up a package for yourself if you are so inclined. If you live outside the US, this is especially necessary so I can give you postage rates.

Rest of the mini pages are┬ácoming this week. I think you’ll enjoy it. It brings back some of that snarky Joey/Gunther repartee from the college strip days. Even though we’re all old men now.

Oh yes. I should mention I’m down to the last 16 copies of the hardcover Snowblind graphic novel, too.

Addendum Monday 7/14: Another stupid detail I forgot. Everyone doesn’t use or have access to Paypal. If you’d like a package or any other merch, simply email me at that above address, and I’ll give you snail mail info for payment via money order (can’t do personal checks, sorry).

Posting the new Hepcats minicomic!

July 12, 2008

Okay, I’ve finally gotten around to this, after a busy springtime. As of this posting, the first two pages of the new 8-page minicomic have been posted as a Flickr set, which you can access here. The full story is coming over the next week, but these two pages ought to get you started, with some surprising facts about some of the characters’ lives so many years after we left them.

This is only the start of the story, which is set in 2006, and contains no Snowblind spoilers, for those of you waiting for a resolution to that story. It is still forthcoming, but I find I need to do some simpler work like this first, before trying to throw myself back into a complex and lengthy graphic novel plotline that I sadly abandoned ten years ago and really haven’t thought about since.

I credit the ongoing love and support of Hepcats fans on the Yahoo Group for the existence of this. You guys and girls did the frickin’ impossible. You got me started on a new Hepcats story after ten years, a decade during which I had decided full stop that I was done with comics for good and all.

Thanks. This has actually been fun. A sensation I honestly never felt while I was actually struggling with the series from about 1994 on.

I’ll append this entry over the next few days as I add the rest of the 8-page story.

Note on hardcopies: If you’re one of the folks who bought stuff from me last December/January during that big fundraiser I had, you’re automatically getting a signed hardcopy. As for the rest of you, well, this is under a Creative Commons license, so I guess there’s no stopping any of you from printing up your own copies. But if you’d like a signed hardcopy from me, I’ll be putting that info up here later on. Actually, I am needing to do another big fundraiser starting this weekend (doggie gotta go to vet for kidney meds), so look for plenty of information on the various goodies I’ll be putting together for you all to be posted throughout the evening of Friday, July 11.

Thanks again and I’ll be back soon.