Thursday, April 3, 2014

Convention News, Book Update, and a Personal Loss

Hello, everyone! I know it's been awhile since I've posted an update, and there's a reason for that. But, believe me when I say there will be a lot more updates in the near future. There are big things finally happening behind the scenes, and it's time to start getting them out there.

First up, once again I'll be attending NipponCon at McDaniel college in Westminster Maryland. The convention is this Saturday, April 5th. I apologize for the short notice. I'll be in the Artist Alley selling Box-Bot Boogie mini-comics. It is a small college convention that doesn't cost much to get in, so if you don't have much to do this Saturday and you're in the area, come on by!

Now, for those of you wondering about my upcoming comic book series Amusing Tales, I just want to announce that the book is finished! All the artwork and writing is finally complete and the book is being prepared at the print company as we speak. It will be 24 pages (sorry, not 36), full color.

Unfortunately, this means that I will not have it ready in time to sell at NipponCon. The book will still be available for purchase online however, and there will be a big announcement when it's be released, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I'll have Box-Bot Boogie mini-books available at the convention, and there will be more new adventures with Frederick and Zoki coming soon!

And now, on a sad note, I don't usually like to get personal on this site, but I feel that I need to make an announcement about this. I've noted that I haven't been updating this site much, and that's partially because I've been taking care of my Mother. Last year, she was diagnosed with ALS. She passed away this January and it's been very hard, I miss her terribly. She was very supportive of my cartooning career, and I'll be dedicating the first issue of Amusing Tales to her memory.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Gallery #7: Butcher Bill

 Note: This image may be a bit too gory for young children.

As you may have guessed, there's not much to the Halloween Gallery this year. I meant to have much more this year, but recent family problems have kind cut down on my creative time and energy. But, I don't want to leave your treat bags empty this year, so I present my latest, and darkest Halloween Gallery image yet...
Butcher Bill!


Butcher Bill, is my take on the "Slasher Villain" archetype. As you can see he wears a bloody "Kiss the Cook" apron (hence the name). And, since no "Slasher" is complete without a creepy but pointless mask, Bill dons a rusty welder's mask (hey, it's no more random than a hockey mask, or a William Shatner mask).

And, of course I have a whole line of merchandise on my Caf├ępress store featuring Butcher Bill: http://www.cafepress.com/bobthepumpkinsorcerer/10635904 .

So, until next time, Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween Gallery #6: A Sweet Defeat

Hello everyone, I know I've been absent from the site for awhile. The comic book and some family issues have kept me away. But, I'm back and here to kick off the 2013 Halloween season with a new edition of my Halloween Gallery!

 This comic will be very familiar to those who were kind enough to visit my table way back in Nippon Con. It's an excerpt from my upcoming comic book, Amusing Tales #1. Consider it a sneak preview.

Rest assured that I'm working hard on the full book (it will be 36 pages, full color), and I've got plenty of surprises in store for the book, the Halloween Gallery, and more!

Just click the images and let Blogger's "Shadow-Box" work it's magic!

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As you can see I just couldn't resist doing a spoof of a certain classic ad series...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Box-Bot Boogie #10: The Alien Part 2

And, the legend continues...






I'd also like to announce that Amusing Tales #1 is nearing completion! It's is the full version of the sneak peek comic mentioned in this post. I'll of course be posting more details when it's finished.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Box-Bot Boogie #9: The Alien Part 1

It's been another two weeks and it's time for another Box-Bot Boogie!



































I think this is the first time in Box-Bot Boogie that I've introduced a new character besides the Box-Bots themselves. So I hope you've enjoyed this historic event! Come back in two weeks for part 2!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Box-Bot Boogie #8: Joke Gum

Another two weeks, another Box-Bot Boogie...


This one had some challenges. The "opening illustration" took forever to draw. And, my use of Photoshop to copy elements from panel 1 into panel 6 turned out to be a huge pain in the neck. I really should have just redrew those from scratch.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Box-Bot Boogie #7: Bad Movie

Got a new batch of Box-Bot Boogie strips, starting with this one! Amusing Tales #1 is still in the works, look for it later this Summer, and I've got a few more long awaited surprises. In the meantime, enjoy this...