Appearance #55! UFOlogy #3 by Matt Fox!
June 24, 2015
So, Matt Fox. What to say? First off, for me he's a local guy. And I do like to support the local guys. So when I first saw him at my local conventions, I had handed him one of my flyers. BUT! Way back before he was working on UFOlogy, he was working on a book (that will be released this July from Arcadia, which is basically a BOOM imprint now) titled Long Walk to Valhalla, which looks great and I look forward to reading it.
Recently I went to a signing of UFOlogy #1 and congratulated Matt on his new book. He had remembered my campaign here and said he would pencil me into a future issue. Well, here we are. And a speaking role at that. Love those. Thanks Matt. Can't wait to see you at the next show man.
Check out the pages below!
June 16, 2015
Appearance #54! Hit: 1957 #3 by Vanesa R. Del Rey!
As soon as I heard Hit was coming back to Boom! Comics for a sequel, I had a good feeling my bad guy character from the end of the series would come back in the future. And while I don't actually have my physical copies in hand, I got a digital version just to check out the appearance in last week's issue of Hit: 1957 #3!
Thinking Kansas City Comic Con...
June 5, 2015
Long before it was officially announced, I had heard the rumblings of a second major comic book convention coming to Bartle Hall in Kansas City (the same venue used for Planet Comicon). Sure enough sometime back in November 2014 (I think), the Kansas City Comic Con was announced.
|Dream Thief promotional artwork with Bartle Hall in the background by artist Greg Smallwood.|
Several creator mainstays of the Kansas City area became its first listed guests. Which is expected. I love that Kansas City (and surrounding areas) has a large comic book community, consisting of awesome talented individuals which I do enjoy chatting with. But what I found surprising was the attention that was being given to a bunch of the non "mainstream" creators. I am a huge supporter of the local guys and it's nice to see them get theirs for Kansas City Comic Con.
Now, I don't bother much with media folk, and I've probably been a fool a few times for passing up getting an autograph or a picture with celebrities in the past. I know most shows use the celebrities as a draw to get some of the less comic minded folk to buy tickets. After all, it is a thin line pop culture wise, I understand. Personally I just don't like the idea of dropping upwards of $40 for a signature and a quick photo. But I digress... the real thing I was looking forward were who they were going to be able to bring into Kansas City who might not have come to a show in the past. Well, they delivered.
|DMI cameo from Star Trek: Hive #3, drawn by Joe Corroney.|
Most notably for me is Joe Corroney, Star Trek and Star Wars artist, and DMI contributor! Joe was very gracious to give me a cameo in a recent Star Trek comic (I really, really love ST:TNG) and can't wait to thank him in person.
I look forward to checking out this inaugural show which looks very promising. I feel bad as Planet Comicon every year is like a mini-vacation for me. And so I spent a lot of money on a hotel and bought far too much this year, that I might not be able to commit to the full weekend at Kansas City Comic Con. The show is this August 7th through the 9th (Friday - Saturday), I hope to at least go Saturday to say hi to all my comic friends and meet some new faces.
Thanks Dominike "DOMO" Stanton!
April 1, 2015
Appearance #53! The Big Con Job #2 by Dominike "DOMO" Stanton
I love speaking lines.
Check it out below, pages from The Big Con Job #2!
Appearance #52! Solitary #2 by Angel Tovar!
March 25, 2015
Planet Comicon 2015!
March 22, 2015
Another year, another Planet Comicon. The weather was great, the short walk from the hotel was nice, and I enjoyed the closer entrance to the convention hall instead of the long walk up a ramped corridor of previous years. And that's just logistics.
But moving on to the con.
Speaking of DMI books, I got to meet Sam Humphries, writer of Fanboys Vs. Zombies which I managed a sweet cameo in issue #1. Humphries was a pleasure to meet and talk too, he even crafted a unique photo opportunity (see below).
Couldn't pass up the opportunity to see Mandy (Playboy) artist Dean Yeagle. I was hoping to get a sketch from him (which I did inside the cover of his sketchbook pictured below) but I just didn't have the cash to spend. It was nice to chat with him and his wife though as we shared some San Diego Comic Con experiences.
Surprisingly I didn't pick up a lot of actual comic books, which is kind of sad. I looked and looked for some decent $1 and $2 bins and couldn't find any. Everybody was asking a lot for recent titles and that's not what I look for when I shop at the dealer booths. But I did pick up new books from my bud CW Cooke and a few sketchbooks to support the cause. I did have a good time overall and look forward to their show next year.
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Sneak Peek! The Big Con Job #2!
March 9, 2015
Something I've been holding back. In about a month I'll be making a triumphant return to San Diego Comicon via a DMI comic cameo in The Big Con Job #2 from Boom! courtesy of Dominike "DOMO" Stanton!
DMI Year In Review! PLUS Planet Comicon 2014: The Lost Post!
January 1, 2015
The BIG DMI event of the year has to be the fact I hit the big 5-0 on appearances with April's Tomb Raider #3 drawn by Nicolas Daniel Selma.
I've neglected the campaign a bit in an effort to do some writing of my own, but as 2015 hits I am happy to say I've got at least three potential cameos lined up, two Marvel books and an Image title. Looking forward to those!
As a bonus to my Year In Review, here's an additional posting of my annual trip to Planet Comicon in Kansas City. I was not responsible enough to actually post it back in March when it happened, but I'll try to do better for this year as it's only a few months away! So here we go...
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October 21, 2014
Holy crap, will you just look at that? That's about a month's worth of comics, probably a bit more. That's how far behind I am on my reading, and a good example of what I pick up once every thirty days or so.
It's been a while and I just wanted to admit I've dropped the ball on this campaign of mine. I haven't "reached out" in a while... but as I sit here blogging about it, now's as good a time as any to send out some e-mails and make some new DMI friends!
But before I do, I just want to say that so far 2014 has been a good year for comics. Lot's of creative talent are publishing some great reads, from the big two to all the indie books.
Best! - Jeff
Appearance #51! Tom Corbett: Space Cadet #1 by Mauricio Hunt!
August 4, 2014
Well, here's the start of that. My first appearance in one of his books, Tom Corbett: Space Cadet #1... and I totally die in the end.
Thanks to C.W. Cooke for humoring my campaign and playing along. I look forward to the next tragic end of my next cameo in one of his books.
June 27, 2014
So yesterday saw the release of Dream Thief: Escape #1 by Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood. Good friends who put out a nice read and good looking comic, a follow-up to last year's Dream Thief. I hope they manage to keep it going for as long as they have a story to tell.
|Greg and Jai signing their latest issue at Astro Kitty comics in Lawrence, KS|
Big news for Smallwood as he recently got a gig at Marvel on the forthcoming run of Moon Knight with Brian Wood. AND he and fellow DMI artist Vanesa R. Del Rey were both nominated for the Russ Manning Award where the winner will be announced a month from now at the San Diego Comic Con.
|Nominees for this year's Russ Manning Award include TWO DMI artists!|
Recently teased by writer Bryce Carlson, it seems an announcement will be made next month concerning the return of the series Hit, which I'm excited about. I have the suspicion my first time reoccurring character, has the possibility of returning. Which is nice.
|Future cover to an issue of HIT? Could be?|
Behind the scene stuff IS happening as I slowly make efforts to make my comic projects happen. Time is the enemy my friends, remember that. More as it happens. Best!
Thanks Nicolás Daniel Selma!
April 23, 2014
Appearance #50! Tomb Raider #3 by Nicolás Daniel Selma!
So of course when they announced a new comic book continuing the adventures of Lara from this reboot, how could I resist? I contacted the series artist Nicolás Daniel Selma and he graciously gave me a cameo in Tomb Raider #3. And I think it's a fitting appearance. Over the course of fifty issues my cameos have played many roles. They have reacted to or played out a part in the action happening in the pages and panels. But today I'm just a guy, a casual observer in the background. And it reminds me of why I started doing this in the first place.
And here it is.... Number fifty! I guess from here on out we're in overtime.
Currently I am trying to write my own comics with the intent of getting them published, but you know what? I'm not quite done with Draw Me In. Be it in a another year or however long I keep this up, it's the fan in me and the love of the hobby that keeps me wanting to go on. Trying to sneak my way into a new favorite title or drawn by a favorite artist.
Ryan Ottley on 100 issues of Invincible!
April 22, 2014
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Thanks Alberto Alburquerque!
March 21, 2014
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Appearance #49! Letter 44 #5 by Alberto Alburquerque!
March 19, 2014
First off, where did Charles Soule come from? He's become one of my favorite writers at the moment. And he's writing tons of books at the moment, most of which I'm reading. So yeah I was on board for his creative owned series at Oni Press.
Alberto seemed interested in my campaign, asking questions and the sort, and said "I'll see what I can do to include you in one of my pages".
A few months later I'm told to keep an eye out for issue #5 of Letter 44! Great series! Cool appearance!
March 4, 2014
I have confirmation of my next two appearances, putting me on track to reach FIFTY comic book appearances.
COMICS! WHAT A HOBBY!
In a few weeks I look forward picking up Letter 44 #5 (Oni Press), written by Charles Soule (I think I'm reading all his books at the moment) with Alberto Alburquerque on art!
And then next month, continuing the story of the great rebooted game series of the same name... Tomb Raider #3 (Dark Horse) written by Gail Simone and pencils by Nicolás Daniel Selma!
Draw Me In 2013 - Year in Review
December 30, 2013
My last DMI appearance in 2012 was in Star Trek: Hive #3. My first cameo in 2013 didn't appear until June. It took six long months for anything to happen, half a year. But it was a great six months.
But before we skip ahead to June, I'd hate to not mention my annual trip in April to Kansas City's largest comic book convention Plant Comicon! I saw a bunch of familiar faces and some new ones as well. You can read my post about it here.
As I said, I didn't have any activity here for the first half of 2013. But I did manage to get a total of ten new appearances in some awesome comic books during that time. Including my first in a little book called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... perhaps you've heard of it? Artist Mateus Santolouco added "doctor" to my growing list of comic book occupations in June.
|Playing doctor in TMNT #23|
Then in July, after seven years of running this blog I got a double dose of awesome. Local press. First by appearing in my local newspaper the Leavenworth Times. And in turn, days later I appeared on my local news station, which was really cool.
August saw my appearances in Critter #13 by Fico Ossio and Dream Thief #4 by my friend Greg Smallwood.
In September we got an appearance in Venom by Jorge Coelho and in Archie! by Dan Parent.
In October, from the writer of "Hawkeye"
|Panel from Sex Criminals #2. Don't look in the bag...|
Only to be revisited again in Hit #4 as my first role as a reoccurring character! Heck yes!
The year ended quite well. As it seems it went by quickly, it reminds me to get my act together and work faster towards my goal to get some original work published. It may not happen in 2014, but I want it to be getting there. Motivation, be with me...
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Thanks Again Vanesa R. Del Rey!
December 21, 2013
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