My good friend, Josh Talley, and I have been working really hard lately (especially the past 2 weeks) to get our anthology comic book completed in time for the Roanoke Valley ComiCon next month. I am extremely pleased to announce that the debut issue of "FLiP On" is completed! After putting some crazy time into it the past 4 days (minus a trip to the drive-in...more on that in an upcoming post), I put the finishing touches on it this morning and submitted it to the printers just minutes ago! Whooo!
"FLiP On" is an odd, humorous anthology by Josh Talley, Gabe Talley, and myself. Most of the stories in this first issue sprang to life from inside jokes or weird conversations we had. When Josh and I decided to start working on some comic stuff together, we realized we had stock piled several of these story ideas and knew they would be perfect crammed together in a ridiculous comic. Hence, "FLiP On" was born. You can see the cover to the first issue above, featuring my son Xavier in a monkey suit (no, really...a monkey suit). Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing bits and pieces of the six different stories within the first issue (similar to the posts I did for "Wichita Gravy" on the 80 Pork Comics MySpace page). So, keep checking back for more info on it all.
Till next time,
Matthew D. Smith