Archive for April, 2009

28
Apr
09

Comic Con

Hello, hello!

For the past four weeks, all the members of the group have been waiting to hear about the registration office at Comic Con. We needed to send them proof of being professionals in order to get a professional pass for the duration of the event. And then they needed to process the information.
To be truthful, Monica had started to loose hope and had resigned herself to not going; but wasn’t about to tell anyone until one of two things happened:
1. Comic Con had come and gone and we weren’t there.
2. and the reason for this post… WE GOT OUR PASSES TO COMIC CON!!!!!
WOOHOOHOOOOO!
Yes, I get excited when good stuff happens! Oh, and and I’m sick of the whole third person thing, so when you see a post written in the first person, you’ll know it’s me, Monica. Tyler does his thing… I don’t understand it, and quite honestly, I’m not sure anyone (including himself) does…
Now enough Tyler bashing! (although I never seem to be able to get tired of it, hmm…)

So that’s the great news of the day!
I am hard at work to bring to life the last few pages of issue 1, but to be honest, school and life tend to get in the way… But I can totally do it! YEAH!

That’s all folks!

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25
Apr
09

News from Tyler

Well, some good news for this guy. In a sense, this has been a long time coming, but really, it validates all the time I’ve spent away from my awesome and understanding wife.

First, I now have an agent after 14 years of writing and suffering rejection, both from agents/editors/publishers, and myself, of my work. I finally feel like I’m growing into myself as a writer and my career as a writer.

Second, I was admitted into Arizona State University’s Creative Writing BA program. I only applied to ASU and got in on the first shot. I woe my preparedness to my professors at MiraCosta College in Oceanside for helping me get there.

And third, the coolest part of all, at least academically speaking: I was accepted into Barrett, The Honors College at ASU. I was worried about my GPA being too low for their admissions standards, but this appears to be one of those times when it’s better to be lucky than good.

With these developments, I will be busy as all get out. Never fear, though: the comic book is going strong and Monica has been busting her ass to get the art handled. Seriously folks, without her constantly keeping me updated on what she’s working on and asking me to give her images and details to help her, my head would be up my ass with school work. So please, leave a comment of appreciation for her, ’cause without her, well, like I’ve said before, the book would just be a document on a hard drive.

I’m off like a prom dress to work on research projects on comic books for two classes.

Tyler

22
Apr
09

A message from Tyler

Something came up over the last weekend and I feel it needs to be addressed.

Now.

With the recent and rapid media blitz on us, as well as dealing with an agent, we haven’t had much time to talk about these developments in any real depth other than rapid and excited short conversations through email and over the phone. However, now that we’ve had a chance to let some of this absorb into our brain housing group, the issue of credit and who gets it reared its head.

First off, I only write the story. Yes, this book was spawned from the ether of my mind, but I ONLY WRITE the story. I’ve been the one out front working with the media, and that’s fine, but make no mistake: I am just the writer and one of the two creators.

Second, Monica is the reason the book is where it is. Without her artwork, the story would just be a script on a hard drive. Her artwork brings the story that I’ve written to life, and for that, I am grateful. Also, her art is her’s: she owns the copyright on all of the images, so if you want to use them or whatever, you’ll have to talk to her about it, not me.

I don’t want anyone to get the idea that this is entirely my project and “baby.” I am working with three excellent artists to make this happen, and they deserve more credit than I do because without them, this would be, again, a document on a hard drive. instead, these three people have brought it to life.

Everyone should know that this is a group project, and while I may have written it, it by no means is all about me. We have all played a significant role in the execution of the idea, and for that, everyone deserves credit.

As for future media dealings, Monica and I will both be handling them to ensure that the entire project is presented, not just my point of view.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you at Comic Con in July.

Your friend,

Tyler

14
Apr
09

WOOHOOOOO!!!!!

Hey, hey, hey!!!!

So according to Tyler, we now have representation!!!

That’s right, we are going places, people!!!

An agent, do you realize!!! HAAAAAAA!!!! So awesome!!!

09
Apr
09

Yet another sale/signing?

We’re going to be looking into doing another comic art and book sale during the last College Hour at MiraCosta College’s Oceanside campus. College Hour goes from about 12:30 to 1:30 in the afternoon.

Now, this hasn’t been finalized, but the idea is rolling around in Tyler’s head, and he’ll be getting up with Monica and the other maniacs to see if it’s possible. Also, we’re looking to do a sale/signing at UCSD in the near future as well. Not sure if it was mentioned before, but the date for that has to be arranged.

Also (yes, even more news!), 2 Spoons Coffee has opened its doors to us again, so we’ll probably try to set something up closer to Comic-Con and we’ll keep you posted here.

01
Apr
09

Update!

So our signing went rather well, though we were hoping for more people to show up considering the amount of publicity the book received in the week leading up to the signing.

Oh well, no big deal.

We’ll be setting up another signing or two before Comic Con, and we’ll keep the blog updated with the dates and locations for when they happen.

Otherwise, Tyler’s working on the proposal for the agent, which should be finished and sent off by Monday of next week, and then the waiting game and guessing game of “do we have an agent?” begins.

Stay tuned folks, more updates and other news coming when something happens, or when one of us jumps on here and has something to say.