My time has been changed at Carmine Street Comics to 1pm today. They have a great line-up of creators all day for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! See you there at 34 Carmine St.
Did you know that it's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY tomorrow? The first Saturday in May, this year being May 7th, is a very special event for all comic stores! Selected comics will be available for FREE! No, not all comics in the stores are free (the stores would go out of business). But it's a great way to get new readers, especially kids, interested in comics!
Some stores will also have special guests. Carmine Street Comics will have many comic creators exhibiting on an hourly rotating basis. I'll be there from 2pm - 3pm selling my comics and doing sketches. Since I've gotten my new teaching job, I am not at Carmine on Tuesdays anymore, but it will be great to be back in the mini artist's studio! Carmine Street Comics is 34 Carmine Street in the village near the West 4th stop. See you there!
TONIGHT at 8pm at Carmine St. Comics, I'll be reading my Apartment Hunt comic aloud as it's projected onscreen! If you missed the NYCC kickoff event where friends and I read it in Gotham City Lounge, now's your chance to catch the action! There's a great line-up of female artists, as the theme for this reading is "Total Babe," including JENNIFER HAYDEN (The Story Of My Tits) and AATMAJA PANDYA (Travelogue, The Bell Blues).
Carmine St. Comics is at 34 Carmine St. in the Village! Take any train to West 4th. It should last about an hour or so, I think I'm on in the beginning of the hour. I'll also have copies for sale if you haven't gotten an Apartment Hunt comic yet!
Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May each year, which this year is tomorrow May 3rd. Comic stores nation-wide have a selection of comics to give away for free as a special happy promotional thing. Another cool thing is that there are many book signings where you can meet creators!
I'll be doing a signing at Carmine Street Comics from 4-5PM! There's a long list of awesome creators signing each hour of the day there! I'm super honored and excited to share a time slot with Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, creators of Rocket Girl! They are super amazing, talented, and friendly! Here's the facebook invite. Tell your friends! I'll be sketching and selling my mini comics as usual, and the store is promoting me as colorist of Deadpool Max, so if you have any of the DP Max comics Kyle Baker worked on, bring them in and I can sign them :)
Carmine Street Comics is on 34 Carmine St. in the village. Take the ACE, BDFM to the West 4th street stop or the 1 train to Christopher St.
Super excited and hope to see you there! Even if you don't come to see me, come see Amy Reeder!
So I lettered a comic called "Wicked Game" that one of my comic friends, Todd Matthy, wrote, and now it's actually published! We're both going to do a signing THIS SATURDAY April 26th at Carmine Street Comics to celebrate the launch of the book! Here's the facebook invite. 34 Carmine St. from 5-8pm. You can see a preview of the book here. YAY this is my 2nd signing! :D The lettering in this book was tricky, because for some pages there were many panels on one page depicting a lot going on, so I had to really get creative with the word placement. The story is in the detective/drama genre and is about assassins and manipulation and stuff. I love how the artist has the whole film noir style too. Intrigued? Check it out this Saturday! Hope to see you there!
Been cooking with lots of veggies! Really getting into cooking Indian food, because my roomies have curry in our cabinet, and I can control the amount of spiciness (unlike in restaurants, which are too spicy). Am I on a kick with the color schemes of the Daily Misfortune? Possibly.
Haven't posted The Daily Misfortune for the past 2 days because of computer troubles. You'll see a whole string of Daily Misfortunes about THAT topic this week :/ Usually exaggerated, but still...
My Friday the 13th/National Fortune Cookie Day event went well last Friday! People seemed amused by it :) Sold a few comics, met some new people, it's all good! Thanks to all who visited!
'Tis a joyous day! According to HolidayInsights.com, "it's pretty clear that the Fortune Cookie did not originate in China. Rather, it was invented in California. There appears to be some uncertainty over who invented it. Some historical references suggest it was Makoto Hagiwara who invented the fortune cookie at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco in 1914. Others believe that David Jung, founder of the Hong Kong Noodle Company, was the first to make fortune cookies in Los Angeles in the 1920s." Fun facts!
Plus, here's a sneak peek at the coolest page I drew for "The Lucky Penny:"
What's gonna happen when he picks up that penny? You won't be able to sleep at night until you find out. So stop by Carmine Street Comics tonight from 7-9pm and you can get your own copy of "The Lucky Penny" PLUS your very own lucky penny to save you from the horrors of Friday the 13th! It's gonna be a fun time! :D
Here's the cover for "The Lucky Penny," my newest mini comic! I spent a stupid amount of time searching for the right fonts they use on the penny, because the date font is different than the font at the top.
You can buy "The Lucky Penny" tomorrow for $1.99 and get your own special lucky penny to protect you from the evils of Friday the 13th! Go to Carmine Street Comics from 7pm-9pm and I'll hand out FREE FORTUNE and MISFORTUNE COOKIES for National Fortune Cookie Day. Get a special Misfortune Cookie Card for a friend, and/or a misfortune cookie drawing. You can pick up a copy of "The Misfortune Cookie" and "Mindy Indy's Daily Misfortune and Flipbook" if you haven't already. The perfect way to scare the sh!t out of your superstitious friends this Friday the 13th :D
When I had longer hair, this was much more of a threat. But I still think about it. Had some pretty close calls....
Awesome news! This Friday the 13th is National Fortune Cookie Day! Don't believe me? It's true! In honor of this great day, I'll be giving out FREE FORTUNE COOKIES at Carmine Street Comics! You can get either a regular fortune cookie, or special misfortune cookie! How serendipitous for Friday the 13th! I'll also be selling my Misfortune Cookie books and drawing fortune cookies.
This will also be the debut of my newest story, "The Lucky Penny!" "The Lucky Penny" comic and actual penny you'll get with the copy will save you from terrible misfortunes this Friday the 13th!
Very excited! See you there from 7pm to 9pm at 34 Carmine Street in the Village! Speaking of, I'm here working on comic stuff now because it's Tuesday. I'll be until around 8ish tonight.
Last night the Power Rangers signing was awesome! Thanks to everyone who came! Sold some books, did some drawings, and talked with a lot of nice people! Special thanks to Michael for bringing all the books! It was super great catching up with him too! Special thanks to my friend Carlos Abdu for bringing everyone pizza!
It felt so fulfilling to be a part of such a cool book and in this event! Sometimes, because it takes so much work and time to plan events, and to prepare for things like comic conventions, I wonder if it's all worth it, but it's for amazing experiences like this that make me know that comics are what I'm meant to do with my life!
Now onto the next thing! Right now I'm on the Bolt Bus to Baltimore with my friends Ellen Stedfeld and Carlos Abdu for the Baltimore Comic Con! OMG it was crazy coordinating and some of us almost missed the bus :P Everyone was printing last minute stuff, and I just printed my new story, "The Lucky Penny" today! Can't wait to show it to everyone! I'll post it on here soon too.
We'll be in Artist's Alley at Table A286! Super excited!
Tonight Mindy Indy will sketch your favorite Ranger, or you can get a sketch of you AS a Power Ranger, like this sketch! OR, you can even get a sketch combining characters, like this one of Dead Pool dressing as the Red Ranger:
Please stop by Carmine St. Comics tonight from 7PM to 9PM to get a copy of the newest Power Rangers Megaforce book, signed by colorist Mindy Indy and editor Michael Petranek. I'm sorry that some people can't make it because of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year). We picked this day because that's when the store and people who worked on the book were available. But now I know, and will definitely keep Rosh Hashanah in mind in planning future events (mental note: beginning of September...) In any case, Shanah Tovah!
Hope to see many people at Carmine tonight - it'll be fun! :)
Here's what the cover looks like for the new Power Rangers book! If you haven't gotten your copy already, you can get it at Carmine St. Comics this Thursday! It's my first official signing event so I'm really happy :) Yeah I'm posting more about this event than about the next convention coming up: Baltimore Comic Con this weekend! Life is happening so fast!
On my Power Rangers Book Signing this Thursday, you can get awesome Rangers sketches like this one! It could be any Ranger, not just from Megaforce. You can get them in pencil, ink, or color. I make them small (4x6) or large (9x12). For this Green Ranger sketch, I added a special touch of gold paint marker to create a metallic shine. If you've ever wanted a Power Rangers sketch, this is a great opportunity to get one from someone who worked on the series! Come to Carmine St. Comics (34 Carmine St. in Manhattan) Sept. 5th from 7pm to 9pm. So excited! Hope to see you there!
Apparently this happened to a friend of a friend eating a fish taco at the beach. The seagull picked up the fish part, and actually left the taco shell in the guy's hands. It was like "I'm eating THIS part."
It kind of reminded me of how in kid's cereal commercials, a character, usually an animal, is always trying to steal the cereal. The Trix Rabbit, Lucky in Lucky Charms, the Dog bandit in Cookie Crisp (although in the late '90s, they took the robber aspect of it away and made the dog good. I always thought that was odd. I guess they didn't want to send the wrong message). But what's so wrong with giving the rabbit Trix? Just let the poor thing eat them! Silly kids.
SUPER EXCITED to announce I'll be in a book signing this Thursday Sept. 5th! Power Rangers Megaforce Vol. 3 is now on store shelves everywhere, and I'll be at Carmine St. Comics with Papercutz editor Michael Petranek to sign books and talk with people about what it's like to work on the Rangers series! I'll also be doing Power Rangers drawings for fans! We'll be there from 7PM-9PM. Here's the facebook event. GET PUMPED THIS IS AWESOME!!!
Haha I just realized this Daily Misfortune doesn't go at all with the Rangers posting. The people at Papercutz are super awesome and it's been great working with them :) I tried to think of a Rangers misfortune, but I just go with whatever inspires me at the time.
This always happens to me. I hate that NYC clubs only usually play hits and not ACTUAL awesome dancing music. I listen to a lot of internet radio and find music that way, and like a lot of random songs that I guess aren't popular in the US.
I'm here at Carmine St. Comics doing comic stuff all day! Coloring, lettering, sketching, drawing. Lots of projects to work on. It's a beautiful day out - take a walk over the the Village and say "HI!"
4 days until Boston Comic Con! Some cool people that will be there include Neal Adams, Mike Mignola, and George Perez, among other awesome artists you may or may not have heard of! Here's the lineup for Artist's Alley. They have me listed under "Melinda Steffen" instead of "Mindy Indy."
I'll be at Carmine St. Comics today, hopefully finishing up all the inking on my new comic.
This happened to some people I know who wish to remain anonymous ;) Sh*t you just can't make up. Although the raccoon didn't break ALL the tchochkes, only the ones by the window.
Today is Carmine St. Comics Tuesdays for me! Stop by 34 Carmine St in the Village to see what new stuff I'm working on (lettering for a freelance comic), get a sketch, or just chill.
I got accepted to the Boston Comic Con! They had to change the date because it was unfortunately supposed to be the weekend after the Boston Marathon bombing. Now it's in a different, bigger location. It was a really good decision for them to change the date (unlike when King Con still happened the weekend after Hurricane Sandy and hardly anyone showed up).
Many thanks to my friends in Boston who are letting me stay with them :) It's because I have good friends all over that I'm able to do conventions farther away :) At this point, it's not worth it for me to pay for a hotel or even hostel. Maybe some day.
And as always, I'll be at Carmine St. Comics today working away on stuff. Tuesdays are my most productive day :) It's so great to have a mini studio one day a week. I'd like to have a real studio some day that I can use every day :)
Don't worry, mom & dad - this is a made up misfortune! (Sometimes my parents worry when I post dangerous misfortunes).