This was posted up on my Patreon last week, and now I can post it here. Same rules as Angel, her final design might alter depending on how mean I decide to be when I get to her part in the comic.
OK SO I DIDNT FINISH the page before I left for seattle. I’ve been too busy to make my buffer sadly. THE PAGE IS STILL SUBMITTED BEFORE IT IS SUNDAY, HOWEVER!
Once school is over for the semester I will be able to keep to my saturday morning schedule better.
I’m at a friend’s place and I had forgotten to send the color palettes to myself as well as the lineart so the color may be a little off compared to the previous pages.
Ahh it’s still adorable though!
(I feel your pain on the buffer, I haven’t had one in way too long)
it also finally occurred to me to go through their manager’s IG (not totally sfw)
Just when she finally has the sense to simply nope right out of there…I couldn’t let her go too easily!
Calgary, Alberta retailer ALPHA COMICS is known as an excellent, community-based shop. Many new creators, and even some long-time pros, misunderstand that the RETAILER is the actual customer for each new book in PREVIEWS each month. We talk on social media to readers, but without the retailers buying the book, no reader ever gets a copy.
This article helps explain the ACTUAL process brilliantly. I asked permission to reprint it. Thanks, Alpha! GS
ALPHA COMICS, ALBERTA
Not everyone making comics is working for Marvel or DC. Here is some friendly advice from the owner of Alpha Comics on what we look for when stocking creator-owned and independent comics.
1. Alpha Comics is your customer. We buy your comics from you or from your distributor. We then sell the comic you created to make a living. As you grow we grow.
2. Have you been published before? Who are your partners in your comic? The more details you have to give about your comic the better. Sending review copies into Alpha Comics shows you are confident in your creation. If we read it and are excited about it, you bet we can sell it to our customers.
3. Local creators have a much better chance of being successful at Alpha Comics. Local artists have signings at Alpha Comics on a regular basis. All of their comics are hits. These are creators that have set the bar high, like Fiona Staples, Riley Rossmo, Tyler Jenkins, Scott Kowalchuk, Ryan Ferrier and Curt Pires.
4. We are watching you on social media. Have you convinced comic readers to buy your comic? Can you pitch your comic using 140 characters or less? Create demand.Force Alpha Comics to buy your comic.
5. A comic is hot when it’s new. If customers of Alpha Comics haven’t gotten the #1 of your comic when it was new, chances are they aren’t going to pick it up at all. Pitching your comic after #1 has been released is going to be a tough sell for you at Alpha Comics.
6. Use the proper channels. Do business in a business manner. Send an email or visit the store. Sending a message over Facebook or Twitter asking for Alpha Comics to carry your book wont get you very far. Sorry, we have no interest in contributing or promoting your Kickstarter or other crowd-funding.
7. Craftsmanship counts. Comic storytelling is an art form. Art is appreciated by the viewer. Will comic readers appreciate the book you’ve created?
I’ve lived here how long I didn’t know this place existed?
My own submission to Raleigh’s Wall, on it’s own. “Casual” Friday at the ‘Dome still means Tendo’s rocking a bowtie, only now it’s over of a BVR t-shirt. And yes, that’s the #1 DAD mug Allison gave him when his daughter was born, to remind him.
I was just thinking to myself that there needs to be more arts of Stacker being the world’s most adorable dad.