I’m So Tired I Can’t Think of a Blog Title
Okay first things first. Iâ€™ve mentioned that I am doing some work for one of the Big Guys in comic book publishing. In fact, because I was so excited when I got the gig I actually posted all the details right here on this blog â€“for about 5 minutes. Until someone who knows a lot more than me about these things asked me, â€œDoes this publisher want you telling people about it?â€. I dunno. Never even thought to ask. I asked. THEY DID NOT. So blog went away and I spent a day tracking down loudmouthed friends and abducting their pets, children, and grandparents, to make sure they keep quiet.
There is a fist-full of you guys out there who know whatâ€™s happening. Please keep that to yourselves. I made a big rookie mistake saying anything and screwing things up now could be very very bad for me in a long-term sort of way. So I know, we are all really REALLY excited about this. The fact that you guys are excited for me, somehow makes me even more excited, in an endless spooling loop of excitedness. But lets all sit down and play the quiet game for a couple of weeks.
Having trouble finding Atomic Robo #1? Thatâ€™s teh SUXOR? If you can catch Brian, Red5, or me at a con we have copies. And your local store, (you know, those guys you forgot to pre-order AR#1 with even though I told, told, TOLD YOU to like a bajillion times), can put in a back order. Which may or may not get filled depending on stock. I can tell you now that we are working out the details on a second printing with a new cover.
Despite the slew of books that came out in the same week as Atomic Robo #1, Variant Edition still voted us “Comic Of The Week” (at the end of the brief movie).
The Weekly Crisis said, “Atomic Robo debuted this week and was one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.“
Comixtreme raves, “Brian Clevinger has crafted a book that is not only fun to read, but is well on its way to including everything I like to see in a pulp-fisted adventure book. The only things that are missing are mind controlled bears/hobos (I’ll take one or the other) and jet packs. But even without these two things, the story is phenomenal - and lucky us - the great writing has high quality art to accompany it. Scott Wegener’s images are kinetic and just a little cartoony, matching the tone set by the story perfectly“
And Dr. Finger on Evil Avatar had this to say: “Every now and then you see a comic cover that just screams â€œBuy Me!â€ Atomic Robo was one of those covers, and Iâ€™m glad I gave it a try. . .Fun. Fun. Fun. Thatâ€™s the best way to describe this book. From the art, which reminds me of Mike Mignola with a brighter palette, to the story, of which greater depths are hinted at, every part of the book is just flat-out fun. Atomic Robo is funny and instantly likable.”
Atomic Robo #2: SEP073914. Use that order number at your local comic book store or buy it online. It may be too late to pre-order this item locally or buy it online. Donâ€™t worry though, you can re-order it after it comes out. And, who knows, based on the strength of the first issue, your local store may have stocked extras.
Atomic Robo #3: OCT073752 Use that order number at your local comic book store or buy it online. This is 100% pre-order-able until Oct 26th or 29th (depending on the mood of the store owner).
Remember, itâ€™s always better to pre-order your comics, especially in the case of independent titles. This is not a thriving industry and your local comic shop owners simply cannot afford to stock ample copies of every indy darling book that comes out. You have to tell them what will sell. Pre-ordering is the best way to support independent comics and the industry as a whole. A title like Atomic Robo depends on your pre-orders. Weâ€™re still unknown talent working on an unknown character through an unknown publisher, so there will be shops out there that will take the safe bet and not bother to stock us. We need you guys out there fightinâ€™ for us!â€ â€“Brian Clevinger, Mechapolis.com
A few blogs back I mentioned Brianâ€™s interview with Wizard Magazine. Well now you can read it online: Atomic Roboâ€™s Wizard Article.
And if that wasnâ€™t enough for you Silver Bullet Comics did an interview with Clevinger and me.
In other news, some total douchnozzle complained to Yahoo about something totally retarded and got my art dealerâ€™s website shut down! Thanks, jerk! So now you can find me (and a bunch of much better artists) at SERENDIPITY ART SALES dot NET.
Also, I will be at LARRYâ€™S WONDERFUL WORLD OF COMICS on Friday, October 26th from 5PM-7PM. For any of you folks down in Mass who didnâ€™t get Robo #1, Larry is purchasing 50 copies (because he is a total stud and thatâ€™s how he rolls). So you can get one from him.
Not only does Robo have a less than friendly relationship with Stephen Hawkins. But so does Stephen Colbert!
Oct 10th Robo comes out. Oct 11th Robo appears on Ebay.
Pushing Daisies. You should watch it.
Do I even need to leave a snarky comment?
Slavery = Bad.
Men in tighty-whities and tweed = AWESOME.
Had an awesome little Drink & Draw before the Nashua Comic Show yesterday. I focussed on Robo since have no free time to sketch him anymore Its possible I did more drinking than drawing . . .