Sunday, October 30, 2011

11/88 Package

I'm in the process of cleaning my room and getting rid of what I can. But there are a few things I can't get rid of. Lot's of books and lots of prints. But I think I'm getting to the point (If not now, I will be in April), where I can put up an 11/88 Studios package for a decent price to get it out of my room and into other peoples hands.

So I will be offering the following.

Growing Pains #1 ($3.50 for 36 pages) (Interior art by various artists.)
Modern Hood #1 ($3.00 for 20 pages) (Interior art by Joseph Canave, Cover by David Johnson)
11/88 Studios Print ($5.00)
Bookmarks Included Free
Modern Hood Print included Free

Shipping $6.00

Additional Prints.
Green Lantern Splinter ($5.00)
Red Lantern Demona ($5.00)
Sinestro Corps Scarecrow ($5.00)

Modern Hood has been picked up by Arcana Studios. I don't own the rights, I printed ashcans to gain some attention for the book at the convention and they didn't sell the way I hoped. But it does feature the first and possibly only appearance of Modern Hood in comic form.

The 11/88 Studios Print is 11*17 and features Modern Hood, Tyler Kirk (Growing Pains) and The Legend Killer (debuts next April).

I also have some other prints to benefit Tuberous Sclerosis. Those feature Splinter as a Green Lantern (David Johnson), Demona as a Red Lantern (Tyler Earles) and Scarecrow as member of the Sinestro Corps (Ethan Van Sciver). I'll sell those for $5.00 as well. $4.00 will go to Tuberous Sclerosis and $1.00 will cover print cost.

Shipping will be $6.00. I don't think that'll cover the s, as long as I don't fall too much more into debt, I don't care.

I'll be throwing in some book marks free of charge for every order along with an additional Modern Hood print.

A select amount of each prints has been signed by the colorist and the Green Lantern, Modern Hood and 11/88 Print have also been signed by the penciler.

Select amount copies of Modern Hood ashcan have also been signed by Penciler and Colorist.

All books will be signed by me.

Interior Art and larger versions of covers and prints can be viewed at Deviant Art here.

If you're interested in buying the Lantern prints, I'll send you an invoice.

If you're interested in donating money. The link below can do that.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Con Wrap Up

Well, financially the convention wasn't what I had hoped for, but it wasn't even close to a total loss, I still count it as a win. Sold my personal comics collection for $800 before the show started, one flat offer that I excepted.

I'm about to tally the money for everything sold, but it wasn't pretty six copies of the Modern Hood ashcan, three of them to my Mom.

I did meet Maria and her husband in person. Both a great time to be around, thankfully there was never a silent awkward moment. I think she ended up selling the majority of things sold.

As the night ended Daniel Way (Wolverine: Origins, Dark Wolverine, Daken, Deadpool), came by and snagged a copy of Growing Pains and the Modern Hood ash can, that's a win in my book.

As for the convention from a fan view. Now that I'm in the habit of getting things signed and getting sketches, that was almost a total win.

Scarecrow sketches and commissions from David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Katie Cook (Gronk & Fraggle Rock), Jason Howard (Astounding Wolf-Man & Super Dinosaur), Skottie Young (Oz, New X-Men) Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Timm Umstead (Local) & Ryan Lee (Local).

I only missed Ryan Stegman & Angel Medina.

I also got a sketch of The Land Before Time's Littlefoot. Jason said he enjoyed drawing something happy and not superheroy for a change. Glad I was able to give him something new to do.

Got my first year volunteer shirt signed by all the new featured guests. Got all my books signed.

Next year the goal will remain, Scarecrow sketches from featured artists including Angel & Ryan.

And get three more sketches of something just different that an artists has hopefully never done before or really just has a fun time doing that they rarely get to do (Like Littlefoot).

Not sure what my game plan will be next year as far as books go. Having sold a few this year, it's not like a lot like everyone will find them old, I'm thinking of maybe printing 50 issues of the ten page Legend Killer story and packaging it with Growing Pains & the Modern Hood ashcan and see if that'll work well as a group. Still plenty of time to figure that out though.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Two Weeks

I'm sitting here at my pc drinking Blue Moon Honey Wheat.

First off, I don't recommend it. It's like a Blue Moon Light to me. There is a bit of bite, but no flavor. I'm not tasting any hint of honey. Then again, I'm not someone that sits with a food or drink in my mouth looking for all the flavors. I eat to get rid of hunger and drink to get rid of thirst....or get drunk or buzzed.

I'm also drinking out of a Fear Pint glass. In Blackest Day, In Brightest Night, Beware Your Fears Made Into Light, Let Those Who Try And Stop What's Right, Burn Like His Power, SINESTRO'S MIGHT!

Yeah, Sinestro Corps for life.

Oh, I'm watching Dexter season 3 also. That would be a fun show to write, the drawback is how natural I think it'd come for me to write it. That's not good.

Anyway, the Cherry Capital Con is two weeks away, about 13 days actually.

Modern Hood was successful on Kick Starter, the print and book marks have arrived, I'm waiting for the Modern Hood books to arrive.

I'm hoping to pull in a few grand for myself personally. Then I'll be able to pay off a credit card or come close to it.

There will be plenty of things to purchase also.

Limited edition prints featuring Splinter (TMNT) as a Green Lantern, Demona (Gargoyles) as a Red Lantern. I mean, she was a bitch before, and to add onto that the fact that she's a female and might deal with a period and now a Red Lantern. She's a perfect fit. Also Scarecrow as a Yellow Lantern.

Then I will have a Modern Hood print and print featuring some characters from the 11/88 Studios world.

I'll have Growing Pains and Modern Hood there.

And some book marks along with comics and graphic novels from my personal collection.

11/88 books will be $5 each and the prints will be $10 each and sets of bookmarks for $1.

Books from my personal collection will be $1 each, hard covers for $10 and paper backs will be $5.

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

28% ($156 of $555)

Kick Starter is going steady. 25 days left and it's up to $156 backed of the needed $555.

And to top it off, I just added two new backer rewards.

$5 will get you a few different Modern Hood book marks. And I will also add a sketch book signed by Joseph that features some of his untouched penciled work.

$15 will get you a copy of my first self published book (Growing Pains) signed by myself and the inker of chapter 2 and Modern Hood Henrik Horvath. And it will also get you a copy of the original pitch that was sent off to publishers and I'll have that signed by Myself, Joseph and Henrik also.

The only thing about the backing that isn't great news to the backers is the turn around time. The convention is June 25th. That is when the preview copies will be signed by myself, David & Maria. Then between the time to recover and hopefully deal with lots of money, I'll be headed back to work. Then I will have to package everything up, then ship everything to Hungary to be signed by Henrik, then he'll send them to the Philippines to be signed by Joseph, then Joseph sends them back to me. And then I send them out. So I'd hope everything has arrived by the start of August.

Onto other things.

Happy Easter to those that celebrate it.

On another note. I received the first (Almost final) version of the first page Maria has done for Modern Hood. Looks great.

The start of next month I'll reveal the next print that will be for sale at the 11/88 Studios tables during C3.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Next print

Demona as a Red Lantern Colored.

Pencils & Inks be Travis Earles

Colored by Maria Belen Pilaftsidis-Horsch.

Maria Belen Pilaftsidis-Horsch will be on hand to sign the print.

For those that love Red Lantern and Gargoyles, this print is for you. Demona as a Green Lantern.

The print is probably going to cost $10, and all the profit for this print will be donated to raise awareness and hopefully find a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis.

Tuberous Sclerosis is my charity of choice because my Nephew has it.

For more info on check out Tuberous Sclerosis.

And Modern Hood is still looking for support on Kick Starter. It's had a great start so far. Two backers for $130. 23% Funded and 38 days to go.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Modern Hood & Kick Starter

I have made the choice of going to Kick Starter so help fund the preview edition of Modern Hood. The goal is $555 and there are plenty of nice goodies for the backers.

You can visit the link here.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Second Print

I sit here at my pc watching/listening to Trailer Park Boys. If you've never heard of it check it out. It's like the office meets cops from the criminal point of view. It's a Canadian series set in a trailer park, it's a mockumentary about a few criminals. Very very funny.

Anyway, the pub crawl is this Thursday (St. Patty's Day) where everyone is Irish and family.

I happen to actually be Irish, mainly German. I don't have much of a temper. In fact, it takes a lot of me to get physical when I'm angry. And I do mean a lot, that just means I'm a happy drunk. I laugh at plenty.

I'm training right now for the crawl with Taco bell, Jim Beam Red Stag (That's the ONLY Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch (It's all the same, for real) that I can drink) and Shock Top (I love Wheat Beers).

Yadda, yadda, yadda.

You want the second print. All 20 of you or more. Well, I'll be honest. I watch quite a few people on DA and don't know why. Although sometimes they remind me.

The second print is anther X-Over the way Green Lantern Splinter is.

Scarecrow as a Yellow Lantern.

Scarecrow is done by Ethan Van Sciver and colored by Maria Belen Pilaftsidis-Horsch.

A note on Ethan. This sketch was actually done at a C3 Pre show by Ethan. it wasn't until very later that I thought it would make a cool print to sell. I did ask Ethan for his approval and he allowed it. I wouldn't do it without his permission. And all the proft on the print goes to charity. As a creator/reader I feel disrespectful selling comics signed by a creator. As a creator I feel it's perfectly acceptable to do whatever you can to make sure the books with your name have a resell value and hopefully don't end up in the quarter or dollar bin. I just wish Marvel and DC felt the same way. But that's virtually impossible, they could up their standards though. Every company can.

Until next time.
The Champ is STILL here.
Keith Robinson
Green Bay Packer Fan Forever.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

C3 2011 First Print

Yes, I am the Super Bowl Champion. It's good to be champ. GO PACK GO!

Now for C3.

It shouldn't come as any surprise that Growing Pains will be for sale there.

But a special print will also be there.

The first print for sale at C3 2011 from 11/88 Studios.

For those that love Green Lantern and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this print is for you. Master Splinter as a Green Lantern.

Artist David Johnson and Colorist Maria Belen Pilaftsidis-Horsch are expected to be on hand to sign it.

The print is probably going to cost $10, and all the profit for this print will be donated to raise awareness and hopefully find a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis.

Tuberous Sclerosis is my charity of choice because my Nephew has it.

For more info on check out Tuberous Sclerosis.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Scripts, C3 & Super Bowl

Sunday is getting closer. It'll be a one day vacation for me. It's not secret I'm a Packer fan (especially if you've met me in person). I'd watch the game regardless, but to have my team in it also. I can't wait. 13 years ago, I was never someone that cared about the kick off, now I can't wait for it.

Plus, as a movie fan, so many tv spots to watch out for.

Captain America, Thor, Transformers, Super 8, Cowboys & Aliens.

Those are the only one I care for. And I have a bit of an invested interest in Cowboys and Aliens. Hollywood logic.

Come February 7th, I'll start making announcements on what I will be selling at the 11/88 Studios tables during C3.

And as soon as I can tell you more about the story I'm writing for someone else I will. I'm going to start scripting that very soon.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Superbowl 45 and a new book (Maybe)

The Packers are going to the Superbowl. That's great news for me and not so much for Jay Quitter or Bears fans. (Steelers fans also?)

It's been a long time sense it's happened and I can't wait to see it happen again. Green bay is home of title town because of it's 12 NFL titles. No NFL team has more than Green Bay. It's time to bring Lombardi back home where he belongs.

Now comes the superstitious side of me. A while ago my Uncle told me an interesting fact. About every 30 years Green Bay wins the title. That's simply not accurate but when I was younger it seemed accurate. However, I'm still being very superstitious right now. I've never been this way. But I wore a Packer's shirt I had gotten for Christmas the day Green Bay beat the Eagles in the Wild Card round. I left it unwashed, and wore it the day Green Bay decimated the #1 seed Falcons. Once again, I left it unwashed and wore it Sunday when Green Bay walked into Soldier field and won the biggest game of the Green Bay/Chicago rivalry history.

Now it's been 13 years since Green Bay has been to the Superbowl. Unlucky 13. Last time they went, they lost to Denver and John Elway. Our chance to win our 13th NFL title and we lost to a guy that couldn't win a single one.

Now 13 years later we return again for a chance to win our 13th title.

Yeah, I'm a bit scared. I'll be even more scared come Superbowl Sunday.

Now for that other book. Almost two years ago I had written a script for someone and like many scripts, I assumed it would turn into nothing. I just got an e-mail saying the book was half way done and he wanted me to keep writing it ongoing. I'm game so we'll see what happens. The book is supposed to be out this year, once it's ready to have announcements, I'll make some.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Shipping change

There is a change to shipping now. I had been charging $2 for shipping and that is not the case anymore. It's not $4.95.

Between gas money, buying envelopes, weight variations and the service of the post office. $2 is just not a safe move for me now. I've looked into paypal to alter the shipping cost for multiple items, but I can't find a way to do that. And the past month I've sent out quite a few packages and a couple have went MIA. So I'm opting now for Priority mail. It's flat rate shipping and I can fit more than one copy in it. Sorry for the change, I wish I didn't have to do it, but I need to bring some kind of money in to continue the dream. I'm taking enough of a loss on the book itself and I can't continue to take a loss on shipping. I realize that'll prevent some and maybe all from buying a hard copy until I get another book completed.

I can tell you though that all copies come bagged and boarded. And they will all be signed also. If you want it personalized, leave a note when you make the purchase and I will do that also.

And if you're interested in supporting me buy don't want to pay for hard copy, you can always hit the donate button as well, it saves on shipping and I appreciate anything you're interested in donating.

To buy a copy.

To donate.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Growing Pains released

Growing Pains has been released now. It was a fun day at the comic shop and had some friends stop by that might not have ever been in a comic shop, sold a few copies at work and bribed people with pizza on the release party.

So far the comments, reviews and feedback have been good. So either people are really enjoying it or they're lying through their teeth and don't have the heart to tell me.

You can find out for yourself by clicking the link below and snagging a copy. All of them come signed and I'll be more than happy to personalize it to anyone that asks me too.

Click the link below to order a copy.

Thanks for the support.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Order Growing Pains Today

Growing Pains is now officially available for order.

All copies will be signed.

Growing Pains has nothing to do with the tv show. I thought the name was fitting for the book. But' I'm perfectly ok with the extra attention. No publicity is bad publicity.

It's a coming of age story about (Tyler Kirk) growing without his father in his life. Soon into Tyler's life, his father is taken from him, now Tyler goes on a journey to get justice for his father, while being obsessed with not becoming his father.

The book cost $4 and the shipping will cost $2. So you're paying $6 total. I will ship the books out right around January 5th, but it also depends when I get them.

If you live outside of the US and want a copy e-mail me and I'll do my best to get a copy to you at a fair price for both of us.

I'll be taking a loss on this book so If you want to buy it at your local shop ask your retailer to order a copy from me directly. The only one that will take a loss is me.

If you're new to the site you can read the book for free here (The buy a copy).

Click the link below to order a copy.