Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September 1st

It's getting closer to January 5th. That is the date Growing Pains will launch in comic shops. Don't expect to see it everywhere though. I'll be happy to ship it everywhere, but I am focusing on Michigan. But if anyone out of state wants a copy you will be able to buy it online for a hopefully fair price (Post office is kind of anal about medial mail here) or you can ask you're comic shop owner to buy a few copies and I will try my best to make sure (s)he can sell them as well.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about you can read it here for free.

And feel free to donate with the link below. All are greatly appreciated.

Friday, August 20, 2010

C3 2011

I'd like to inform everyone 11/88 Studios will be making it's public debut at the 2011 Cherry Capital Con or C3 for cool. I knew this bit of info for a while, but what I just learned is it's the 25th and 26th of June.

Mark your calendars.

Cherry Capital Con 2011 June 25th (Saturday) & June 26th (Sunday).

Thursday, August 19, 2010


This has nothing to do with 11/88 Studios. This is about a recent Ebay purchase.

It's common knowledge that buying things online is always a risk. Some places are a bigger risk than other and some places seem like a bigger risk than others.

I just bought something off Ebay. Actually I bought a Toys R' Us exclusive Rodimus Minor and Arcee for $32 and $12 shipping and handling.

Now in my defense, you might be thinking I should be paying off bills instead of buying toys. And you're right, but you only live once and generally, the only thing I buy for myself is comics.

Anyway, this is about the packaging. The god awful packing. I was going to leave them neutral feeback, (they have 100%). But the more I thought about it, the more neutral seemed unfair to others. I e-mailed the seller and have no response after three days. Sorry, I'm impatient, I wanted to give the person a fair chance. But my rule of thumb when shipping things to anyone is I package it to ensure the product is not damaged no matter how beat to hell the package gets.

Here is the link to the auction so you can decide what you would expect to get in return.

Below are pictures, I don't think I need to say anything else. There are a couple images of my hand in the box, that is not me opening the box, that's how bad the tape job is.

My intent really isn't to call anyone out, it's to inform people. When I contacted the person, it wasn't to get the items returned, honestly, the toys will be opened and they're undamaged, but if I found them like that in a store, I would hope they store marks the price down on them.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Future Books

There will be more books down the road.

12 is basically done, all that is left is the letters. Right now I'm avoiding that and trying to pay off the credit card.

The Legend Killer will be out for free comic book day locally (and free online), then sold at the next Cherry Capital Con. But that character will see plenty of more stories.

God's of War is still being tweaked, but it has potential for more, not necessarily, but more of a spin off.

Growing Pains is another. Don't worry. It won't have anything to do with Tyler Kirk. But it's a label that would allow other stories to be told under that label. Simply more stories about people growing through life dealing with the struggles life brings and everyone dealing with them differently.

Kids Corner was a book I did to prove I could do a kids book. So naturally, I can do plenty more kids stories under the "Kids Corner" label.

I think Planet Reboot is in line after that. But now I need to finish work on "God's of War".

T-Shirt Printer

I own three different version of the "Comics Are Life" T-Shirt.

As you may have noticed I went with Zazzle for my T-shirts. The answer is simple, POD, Quality & Money.

POD means print on demand. That means I don't have to buy 100 shirts and hope to sell them or I'm more sol than I am currently.

Quality. I printed the same basic shirt from Zazzle, Cafepress and CustomInk.

Zazzle was the most expensive if I remember correctly. But I got the layout I wanted, the shirt looked nice and it didn't fade after i washed it.

Custom Ink had two flaws. I couldn't do it POD style like Cafepress and Zazzle, meaning people could order them and redesign them, but I wouldn't make money off them. And I wasn't thrilled with the layout ability's either.

Cafepress. I recall a good price, but the quality wasn't there, after one wash it was very faded.

So Zazzle one, but if someone can point me to a better option that's tried the ones I have already, I'm listening.

Future Merchandise

I added another t-shirt "If Popularity Contests mattered, People Would Care About MTV Award Shows".

That was actually a line I said talking to some friends at Right Brain Brewery after the recent Cherry Capital Con.

But there are other plan for merchandise, some taking on pop culture while others not so much. I need to feel proud to wear it.

I currently have the three 11/88 Studios shirt and I would be proud to wear each one. Actually, I own three versions of the "Comics Are Life" t-shirt, and I'll discuss why in another post. The other two, I don't get them for free or I would buy one of each right away.

I have plans for a Legend Killer one down the line. But right now, The Legend Killer hasn't even been published, that is a character that needs to earn his spot more before he gets' his own shirt.

No plans for a Growing Pains one.

No legit plans for a 12 shirt or God's of War one either.


I have two t-shirts available for sale through Zazzle.

And the back of all three looks like this.

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Both shirts are $18 plus shipping and handling.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Well, that was fun. the cookie with my log in information was either deleted or expired. So I forgot what my e-mail address was used for this blog and I forgot the password.

Now, I'm re-uploading Growing Pains to Hotfile.

The other two links are no longer valid, that's a lie, they will be once I edit the links. They were removed due to copyright infringement, or deleted by the uploader. Yet, I have the copyright and I didn't ask for it to be removed.

Anyway, feel free to check the book out (for free) if you haven't.

Click right here.

And if you like it, please donate.