These were used in a backup section in the A DISTANT SOIL comics with character portraits and info about the members of the Hierarchy. I am afraid some of the scans of the rest of these drawings seem to be missing, but these were shot from the originals.
Just wanted to leave a quick note that I won’t be able to ship orders right now as I am out of town on business until the 21st of September. Also, a few orders could not be completed because my inventory has been traveling from show to show for a couple of months, and I didn’t realize I had no copies of some things in storage! Oops.
I’ve got a number of outstanding shipments, and I apologize for not getting them completed before I left. I’m afraid I got pretty sick there for a couple of weeks, and that put a kink in my schedule, too. Hope to get back to normal soon! I don’t get nearly as sick as I used to when I travel, but no one escapes con crud. The epic migraine last week did not help either, but at least I don’t get them as frequently as I used to.
I’ll be at Long Beach Comic Con September 17 and 18th so hope to see you there!
Naturally, my assignments need to get done while I am on the road, so luggage is full of art supplies!
I understand I will be at New York Comic Con briefly, but for signings and panels only. I will let you know as soon as I have details.
More info HERE.
There is an A Distant Soil fanfic site that sometimes links updates to the A Distant Soil webpage. I’ve been asked if I am OK with this. I am not only OK with this, I fully support not-for-sale fan activity. If you want to make fanfic and fanart of my work and link it from the FB page or the website, you are welcome to do so. I not only got my start in comics doing fanfic, but when trying to break through a creative block fairly recently, sat down and worked on some myself, posted it anonymously, and it got me through that creative block like a charm.
I know there are some creators who hate it, and some creators have had legal problems with fans claiming we get our ideas from their stuff. It’s probably been 20 years since anyone made that claim toward me, and nothing came of it, so whatever. I’m not worrying about it so much these days. On the other hand, I can’t read your unsolicited, unpublished manuscripts, so please don’t send them to me.
You are welcome to post your fan fic and fan art here, at my website, or to contribute to the fan site, as long as it is related to my work. The most important thing: have fun.
Having a great time on the convention circuit this year, and I’m overwhelmed by the response to my work. Not only was Tampa Bay Comic Con the most financially successful convention I’ve experienced in my whole career, but A DISTANT SOIL sold amazingly well. I move dozens of graphic novels per show, which is way over what I expected, considering it’s been on hiatus for awhile. Many people ask when the next volume is coming out and when I’m going to finish. With a reception like this, that date is going to be sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, I have a lot of other work to do, and I have to recover from this epic summer cold I picked up. I got sick the day I arrived in Tampa. By Sunday, I thought they were going to have to wheel me out of there.
All of my books sold very well, the fans were incredibly receptive and positive. The only dude I met who wasn’t knew nothing about comics, and complained his daughter made him take her there. I thought that was epic.
My art just flew out of the place, my portfolios had significant empty spaces when the show was over, and my table got a little sparse of books as well. I just did not expect the reception, the show was such a great experience. Much bigger than I was expecting, and I really liked the venue. Easy to get in and out, easy to find things to do around the event. I had a terrific Caribbean dinner at Yah Mon (301 W Platt St Tampa, FL 33606) which was an eight minute walk down the road from the show. Very soothing atmosphere, too and a wonderful staff. Great comfort food. Also, a Walgreens and a major grocery minutes walk away, so when I needed medicine and chicken soup, it was easy to get.
Many thanks to the staff of Tampa Bay Comic Con for their wonderful hospitality, as well as my agent Spencer Beck who keeps an eye on me, and Steve Lipsky who very kindly handled all my boxes for me, which made set up a breeze. Thank you SO MUCH!!!!
My next show is Terrificon in Ct, and I am really looking forward to this one as it will feature a roast of Keith Giffen. Hoo boy.
Anyway, here’s a few con snaps!
June (Power Pack) Brigman at a swell party! But wait! Look closely at the hunk on the right of this pic! Why, it’s Charlie Cox lead actor in Daredevil!
Why, getting him in that shot was purely by accident, sure it was.
Me and June cuddle up to amazing artist Rags Morales!
All smiles with the wonderful and inspiring Jimmy Palmiotti, who gives great advice and is a terrific example of the power of positive attitude in a rough business.
All of these pictures are swell until I consider the possibility I may have given these nice people my cold.
Here’s a selfie I took because I got this cool jacket and wanted everyone to know what it looked like. Isn’t my hotel bathroom nice?
OK, I just lost about three days work to this bug, now I have to make it all up. Hoo boy.
BTW, don’t forget about this awesome TRINA ROBBINS Kickstarter, to which I have made a modest contribution, and hope you will support.