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Punkrock* Jazz Sketches available 9/29

This Tuesday, September 29, we will be making available once again signed and sketched editions of Punkrock* Jazz: The Art of Toby Cypress. It took some time for Toby to catch up on all the sketches he had to do for the pre-orders. We received more than we anticipated (for which we are thankful), and then Toby spent some time on tour with the new book. But for those who’ve been waiting for the chance to get a sketch with …
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The Broken Frontier Anthology is now on Kickstarter!

We’re very excited to announce that the Broken Frontier Anthology is now on Kickstarter! This bold new hardcover is a collection of 27 creator-owned stories about pushing beyond our limits and exploring the great unknown. You can see the great talent involved from the image above. Please go take a look at the campaign and share it with everyone you know!

Pre-Order PUNKROCK* JAZZ: The Art of Toby Cypress

Punkrock* Jazz is off at the printers and the files have been approved for production. We still need to be a little patient with the international shipment, but we’re ready to start taking pre-orders! The advantage of pre-ordering is that Toby will sign and sketch copies in the order that they are received. We anticipate beginning to ship them out in early May. Pre-orders should all go out before Heroes Con on June 19-21, but for anyone going to that …
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Toby Cypress brings Punkrock* Jazz to A Wave Blue World

A Wave Blue World is pleased to announce our partnership with artist Toby Cypress in publishing his upcoming art book, Punkrock* Jazz. Toby is one of the most stylish and dynamic artist in the industry today and any collected edition of his work needs to live up to the same standards set by his work. That’s why we’re committed to producing a high-quality art book the represents the perfect way for fans to both view and display Toby’s beautifully composed …
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Kubert School Scholarship: New Winners and Updates!

Another school year comes to a close at the world famous Kubert School and that means another round of scholarships awarded to the top students in each class. We here at A Wave Blue World are proud to play a small part in encouraging the future generation of artists by offering scholarship awards to two first year students continuing on to second year. This year’s recipients didn’t disappoint. Christopher Puglise and Minkyu Jung are incredibly skilled artists who have both …
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Emerald City Comic Con 2014

Emerald City Comic Con is coming up fast. Our booth is in the usual area just across the sky bridge, but we’ve moved over slightly to be up against the wall. As you can see from the map, this should make for easy viewing coming in from across the sky bridge. We’re still working away at all our new projects, so we won’t have any new published work, but we’ll have some preview artwork available to flip through from the …
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Kickstart my Art with Jamie Tanner

  For the sake of this blog post and for everyone’s sanity, I’m going to refrain from making any more jokes about how our guest on the latest episode of The Hyphen-Tanner Comics Podcast also has “Tanner” for a last name. Instead, I’ll stay focused on the reason we invited Jamie onto the show, which is that he’s a Project Specialist for Kickstarter and Ryan and I really wanted to get an inside perspective on how things work and the …
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The Short & the Sweet of Wizard World Portland

I really hadn’t been planning on going to Wizard World Portland at all this year. I didn’t go last year (the first year it was held here in Portland) mostly because it was so close to Emerald City Comic Con. And even though Wizard World was a little earlier this year and ECCC is a little later, there still wasn’t much compelling me to go. Most of the artists there (if not all) were given free tables and I probably …
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TURN Launch Party!

Our first major even of the new year is going to be a good one. A Wave Blue World co-founder, Wendy Chin-Tanner is having a book launch party for her poetry collection, TURN. The book isn’t actually being published by AWBW (we’ll stick to comics/graphic novels). Instead, it’ll be published by the very reputable Sibling Rivalry Press, who’ve put out some terrific works of both poetry and prose over the past few years. We will however be hosting the release …
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Writing for Comics with Joe Keatinge

On the latest episode of the Hyphen-Tanner Comics Podcast, Ryan and I were lucky enough to talk with Joe Keatinge, professional comics writer extaodinaire. Joe started in the business by working his way up through the Image offices, eventually co-editing the Popgun anthology before making the leap to freelance writing where he published his creator-owned project, Hell Yeah! with artist Andre Szymanowicz through Image. That lead to a writing gig on the relaunch of the Extreme titles where Joe penned …
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