Went another long spell between posts. Sorry about that. Had football programs to get done. Work now, play later kind of time for me right now. But, since there's a new round of conventions, and the first I'll be showing the whole book at, I've used every spare moment to plan them out.
To commemorate them, my table is going to look more professional. In the past, I was just there. Mostly like a deer in headlights, I'd sit there and be very happy for any interest but also kind of sad I wasn't selling the whole story.
I can't say that now. I'll have all new full color prints (of my characters and my book only) that you can pickup to help support the book. Little less the teasers of the past prints I've had on the table, and more about the book. There's one I'm very proud of (not that I'm not of the others). Can't wait to display it.
And for the first time, I'm going to have one of a kind original art on the table also. In addition to art from the book (which isn't for sale), I will have art I've been doing with the express reason of selling. These are a range of sketch card art to letter size single full figures inked, to a couple of 11x17 full size inked art. I've put a lot of time into the art, mainly because I'm not very quick with the art so I can't do a lot of commissions during the hours of the con. So I did these pre show pieces to have full stock to choose from. If you're at any of the cons I'll be at, flip through and help me keep this book going.
Below is an example of a single figure. This image will also be in the book with other art for sale.
Also, Ashland Highlanders HeroesCon attendees from last year, don't forget I will have a special 48 page comic that finishes the EMERGING FROM THE SHADOW story began in the SPECIAL EDITION (combo of parts one and two) version you bought last year. This is the only con I will be selling this version at as a thank you to all those that bought the SPECIAL EDITION. Afterwards, I will only be selling the 110 page Graphic Novel. If you attended Huntington's Tristate Comicon last year and bought those two parts from me, this is the conclusion you're after. This book is only $7 and you get a free print. Think about it. You get a certain mainstream company's book with 20 pages of story for $4. This last part is over twice that page count and not even double their price for two books.
Sales pitch done.
Hope to see you at the con!
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.