It arrived this week. When my first printer went late on me, I decided to pull the job for many different reasons. As such, I needed to find another one. Luckily, I had some nice samples to look at from my good friend Todd at Old World Comics. He used a printer in Plymouth, Michigan called Comix Wellspring. So I thought I'd get a quote. After agreeing, I placed the order. I was so surprised how fast I received the proof.
I had a few changes that I had missed. I approved and I should have the full 110 page graphic novel in my hands before you know it. While this is how I plan to package the book from now on, I haven't forgot about those that bought the Special Edition from Ashland Highlander Hero Con. I will have a special conclusion book for you to purchase at this year's event. You'll notice the cover favors an image I had on this site for a number of months. I decided to clean up the idea and make it a little clearer.
Pretty happy how it turned out. You'll notice the number 2 on it. Now I realize some of you at last year's Huntington Tri-State Con bought what I had as #1 and #2, a b&w and color book. But when I went to Ashland, I had a combo book of those two issues I entitled the Special Edition. If you bought these separate books and want the conclusion, the below cover is what you want. It would have been #3. But since, quite frankly, I sold more of the Special Edition combo book, it didn't make sense to make it #3 when so many would know it as a second or concluding issue anyway.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you just bought #1 (the b&w comics) from me at Huntington, tell me or show me a pic on your phone, and I will discount the graphic novel for you.
A lifelong comics fan, Mike W. Belcher is the writer/artist of MAN IN THE MASK. A story he's had with him for over 20 years.