EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! I'm debuting a brand new officially printed (like an actual comic - not from Staples!) called "OTHER REALMS" at Big Apple Con this weekend! I've been working with writer Patrick McEvoy for awhile on short stories for the past year or 2, and now we have enough material for a book! Inside, you can jump to 8 other realms where technology has unexpected consequences! It's a sci-fi 'zine of short stories, printed in comic book format, but features a mix of comic art with prose/poetry + illustrations.
I sent the files to Ka-Blam for printing, and when I got this box in the mail on Monday I was literally JUMPING ALL OVER MY LIVING ROOM with excitement! This really feels like a "level-up" for me professionally, as I've printed mini comics at Staples now for many years. We'll be selling OTHER REALMS for $5 each at conventions. We don't have an online store YET, but if you'd like a copy and aren't going to Big Apple in NYC or Motor City Comic Con in MI, just email me at mindy at mindyindy dot com and we'll work it out. Speaking of Big Apple...
The flyer pretty much says it all! Tickets are $25 per day. If you think NYCC is too expensive, this is your chance to attend a comic con for a better price and get a feel of an "old school" convention. In their own words: "Low ticket prices and family-friendly fun is the lure of this classic style convention that brings together fans of all kinds of entertainment from all walks of life. Through the central theme of comic books, the convention features a large range of pop culture elements including science fiction/fantasy, film/television, cosplay, animation, anime, manga, toys, horror, collectible card games, video games, web comics, and fantasy novels. Including panels with celebrity and artist guests, the Big Apple Comic Con also features an amazing Artist Alley with the best local talent, and two main event Costume Contests, one each day!"
Comic cons are GREAT for deadlines to publish new work, and debuting OTHER REALMS at Big Apple is a prime example. Even though ideally we wanted to debut it at MoCCA Fest, it couldn't get shipped in time. However, I was able to make some postcards for it to give away at MoCCA to create some buzz. Look for opportunities even in possible setbacks!
Hope to see you at Big Apple!