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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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Jet City Comic Show this weekend (11/2)

For anyone in the pacific NW this weekend, we’ll be exhibiting at the Jet City Comic Show at the Tacoma Convention Center this Saturday, Nov 2. It’s a really good show that just made the move from Seattle to Tacoma for this year. There haven’t been a lot of shows in the Tacoma area, so hopefully it’ll bring in a new crowd that don’t always make it up to Seattle. We’ll be in Artist Alley at table C-08. See you …
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New York Comic Con ’13 Wrap-Up

  Wow, NYCC ’13 was quite a show. Not that I was expecting anything less (I’d exhibited there before), but still, four straight days of being in an absolutely packed convention center with all that stuff going on… well, my head’s still spinning. And this year’s show meant a little more to me because it marked my first return to New York City since Wendy and I moved our family out to Portland, Oregon in June of 2012. We planned …
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In-House interview with Tym Godek

This week we celebrate the release of the Other Worlds anthology by interviewing the uniquely talented Tym Godek about his work on OW, his 35+ foot long comic, and his upcoming comic which is “not a comic.” AWBW: Tell us a little bit about your background? Did you always want to get into comics? TYM: I live in mid Ohio with my wife and two kids. I’ve always drawn comics, but I kind of aggressively maintain an amateur status in …
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In-House Interview with Matt Grigsby

  With less than a week to go until the digital release of the Other Worlds anthology on ComiXology (Sept 18), we sit down with artist Matt Grisby to talk about his time working on OW and the many exciting projects he has coming up. AWBW: Tell us a little bit about your background? Did you always want to get into comic art, or did you start out in another field? If so, how did you make the transition to …
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In-House Interview with Mike Lawrence

  It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to describe Mike Lawrence as the most instrumental artist on the upcoming Other Worlds anthology. Not only did he provided the cover art for the collection, but he drew 3 of the interior stories. With the anthology now complete, Mike sets his sites on his latest project, Muddy Max, a “middle grade” graphic novel due out in Fall 2014 from AMP! Comics. Find out more in this week’s interview. AWBW: Tell us …
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