Just a quick blog to let you know that the deluxe variant of "The Curse of Stranglehold" is now available for sale on IndyPlanet.com!!
So, why a deluxe variant? Well, Melanie and I really wanted to use a special cover and have it printed as a smaller page count graphic novel. That's the deluxe variant. The standard comic version will be available very soon on IndyPlanet as well!
Click on the link here or over to the right for purchasing information! Preview images will be added to this link very soon (or you can check out some on Melanie's blog, listed to the right).
In the midst of working on several projects over the next few weeks (penciling, inking, writing, and even coloring), I'm taking a break to update my 2011 con schedule with two more added dates!
First, I'll be at Rob-Con in Bristol, VA on July 16, 2011. I've never been to this con, but recently met the guy that organizes it and he seems super cool. Furthermore, Jeremy Massie has been before and he'll be there again this summer! Looking forward to it!
I also decided to make the trek back to Roanoke Valley ComiCon for their fall show on October 15th. RVCC was the first con I ever did, back in spring 2009, so it holds a little place in my heart. It'll be cool to go back and show the area some of the new stuff I've cooked up over the past year.
This past weekend was HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC. Since I've booked up so many shows and my wife is on the verge of strangling me due to all the traveling, I decided to not get a table at the con this year. I'm actually kind of regretting it, however. The wife, kids, and I decided to just go for one day, just to spend money and see stuff. We decided to go on Saturday as a partial birthday party for my oldest son as well.
HeroesCon is in my top 3 cons of all time, no joke. The show is always great and it's perfect for comic fans AND their kids (huge plus, in my book). I ran into so many people I know and old friends...HeroesCon is starting to become like a reunion for me. It's funny, because it seems like that is one of the common cons that a lot of my homies from other shows go to as well.
Not only was I fortunate enough to secure another con appearance for this year (more info coming soon) and land an offer to draw a four page short in a comic (again, more coming soon), but I landed tons of awesome comics and graphic novels, such as...
Rocking So Hard #2 by Shannon Smith Wolves by Becky Cloonan Back in the Day by Dave Dwonch and Daniel Logan Sordid Tales by Henry Eudy Capes & Babes: You Can't Print Flick by Chris Flick Capes & Babes: You Still Can't Print Flick by Chris Flick Skyward #1 by Jeremy Dale Shiot Crock anthology 16 Liar's Kiss by Eric Skill man and Jhomar Soriano After School Agent Vol. 1 by Scott Weinstein and Chris Zaccone The Homeland Directive by Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston 41 #'s 1 & 2 by Bob Franz, Pablo Peppino, and Alexander Singleton Dyslexic Cosmic by Brian Wingrove
I'm a comic book writer and artist, working on such titles as the new Alterna Comics graphic novel, "Blood-Drenched Creature Double Feature", "Simon Says", "Suggestion Box", and a few others. I'm married with two great kids. Other than reading and watching horror movies and cartoons, I'm also a music snob...not that that's a bad thing, though! Email me if you'd like: mdsmithcomics[at]gmail[dot]com