The books are in…
…and the clock is rapidly ticking down to the release party…
I want to encourage everyone to get there as early as you can, since I plan to start the event (at 6pm) with a brief presentation—roughly 15-30 minutes long—to basically talk about the book, explain its purpose and share a bit about my plans following this event. Even if you can’t make it in time to catch that portion of things I’ve got a buddy who’ll be shooting a video of the event, so it should be available on youtube shortly thereafter.
Incidentally, if anyone has forgotten where the book release party will be at, the info is here.
I’ve been out beating the streets the last couple days, posting flyers and postcards around Lansing/East Lansing, now that classes are finally in session at MSU and LCC. It’s actually been a bit of fun, and it feels good going out and raising awareness of the book and the event. It’s even nicer when I stumble into someone who is genuinely interested in comics and excited about coming to the event.
I sent out press releases on Friday to Lansing and Howell newspapers and radio stations, so hopefully I’ll get some attention through all that, as well.
Honestly, I could really use another week to prepare for this release—everything’s taken twice as long to deal with as I’d expected, so I’m behind where I want to be with a number of things. All-in-all, though, it looks to be shaping up pretty well, and has been one hell of a learning experience.
Incidentally, It turns out I’m competing for that weekend with the wedding of a relative on my dad’s side of the family which we all overlooked, so an extra week would’ve helped there, too—but them’s the breaks.
Anyhow, if you haven’t done so already, please invite some friends to join you—let’s make this thing a bash!
Can’t wait to see you all there!
My buddy, Steve Peters (creator of Sparky), just came out with a new book: Awakening Comics #0, which is a precursor to his Xeric Award-winning series, Awakening Comics. It covers Steve’s entire artistic life, from birth to the time period in which the first issue came out in 1997. It is a prequel issue that sets up the events of Awakening Comics and casts them in a new light.
If you’d like a copy, the book is available direct from Steve himself, for a mere $3.99. To purchase, visit www.awakeningcomics.com.