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Lightning Man staff has been officially accepted to Artist’s Alley at New York Comic-Con!
The slightly less than great news is that we need to raise $250 USD for our half table or we loose out on this opportunity.
You know we can’t possibly do this without you guys so here’s the deal. Anyone who donates any amount will get their names into the inside back cover of the Lightning Man Vol.1 (due out in July). If we make our goal by July 1st, I will send out those who’ve donated signed posters of their choice. We need to make that goal!
NYCC UPDATE: We missed the deadline.
I was a little upset at first, but I understand. I mean I could barely do it. All the money that I tried to save ended up being spent on necessities of life (rent, food, electricity, internet, etc.). So believe me when I say I understand.
HOWEVER, I will be ATTENDING this year, mostly because I love comic conventions. I’m not going to go into great detail, but I had been in a creative funk for a while. I didn’t know if I should continue in my chosen profession(even though at the time of writing it seems more like a hobby). I thought that I should give up. Then I went to NYCC. Artist’s Alley. Ugh, if ever there was a place I felt like I belonged, it was there.
I loved every bit, wanting to covort and talk with people who were professionals. I met some great guys and wanted to talk even more, but nerves took over and I chickened out because I know all I’d be able to shriek is “ME BIG FAN OF PRETTY PICTURES!”
I eventually did meet some cool people. I was very happy to find a place I could call home. NYCC also got me off my butt in regards to Lightning Man. The following year I had started putting together and animated series. THAT didn’t go anywhere, but I was prepared. The cartoon had lead me to going back into my story telling roots. So I started drawing comic pages based on an old script I wrote for the now dead Lightning Man cartoon “MINEPORT” entitled “CATALYST”. Need I say more?
The comic’s been a blast to work on and this guest written story is becoming one of my favorites. Even though, part of me still wants to get back into animation in the old familar Mineport style. The long time fans know what I’m talking about.
So. With that said. I think I’ll just leave things there. If I were to work on a Mineport style story, it would be difficult. Getting actors and musicians and TIME oh the time.
Thoughts? Please comment. I don’t get better without them.
No, not the DC Comics label for books taking place exactly one year from Infinite Crisis. It’s been a whole year since Lightning Man comics resurfaced! Isn’t that exciting?!
I just want to thank the loyal fans for sticking with us and say that there’s more fun around the corner! Thanks for your support, guys! You rock!
As most of my readers may or may not know, I have a day job. A day job that has recuced my hours to 20/week instead of the customary 40/week, but I digress.
So every morning from 10AM to 2PM I work at the bookstore. It’s usually quite quiet during my shift as I am the only person in the store. And it’s pretty dull save for the usual customer in the downtown area asking if the store is a library or if one needs a library card to purchase a book. Then there is the occasional person looking for change for the parking meter. Today, this particular brand of customer came into the store.
Now, when I am approched by any one seeking change for the meter, I follow the orders of the store. I simply cannot give change without a sale. This is a policy set by my boss and not me. Every time a customer asked for change, this was my response. I cannot open the register without a sale. Simple. I usually direct the customer to the nearest bank, if I remembered.
Today, the situation presented itself again. And again I said I could not give change without a sale.
This was not the response he was looking for. However, instead of seeking another place to find quarters, he decided to speak to my employer about something trivial having nothing to do with quarters. He spoke to her at length about a few different subjects, then decided to take his leave.
As he left, he saw a ticket hanging from his windshield wiper. Irrate, he began to express his anger at me through sarcasm “And now I have a ticket, thank you!”
I told him that there was nothing I could do. I wanted to tell him that if he had procured quarters from elsewhere before he began speaking with my employer, or since he knew he would have to park downtown, where meters abound, he could have very easily brought his own quarters.
Instead I just shouted “Have a good day, Sir.” and wished the whole moment had never happened. I’m just at a loss….
Did I do something wrong? Could I have handled the situation differently? Maybe.
Anyway. Page is on the way. As well as some other projects.
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Lightning Man updates will be random due to the fact that I will be attending New York City Comic Con. If you live in the area and are planning to visit, send me an email me(firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can schedule a meeting.
So I have been working on some projects for the new gallery show in my building ( I live in an artist colony). One of the things I want to show case was a Star Beam pic that I started and planned on finishing by next week, but that fell through. I started scribbling this yesterday morning. Some things just hit you.
This is Maxx. He’s been in my head for a while. About as long as Lightning Man. My brother and I used to play Star Wars in the back yard and we made our own characters and were (from our point of view) “In-Universe” charaters. Then I had taken a Maxx and plopped him in the “real world. ” It took a while before I REALLY got a hold of the character. This is drawn in the Butch Hartman style (T.U.F.F. Puppy, Danny Phantom, Fairly Oddparents).