A New Horror Story Collection?

monster madness horror sketch art, showing an eyeless, hunched-over, horned monster with a large grin laughing and pointing.

You read right – Fantasyville Productions (the company I run) is working on a new horror short story collection.

My good friend Sean McGavin wrote these stories last year, and I said to him, “Holy banana pants! These stories are good! Let’s get these printed!”

Couple things:

  1. I had never printed a book of prose before. And it turns out – the self-publishing world of prose? VERY different from comics. Because,
  2. It’s tricky to find printers for these kinds of books who are NOT Amazon. And
  3. It’s expensive to hire an editor.

I’m handling the book cover design because I designed all the covers for my books. It’s one of the skills I’m really good at, to be honest.

For an editor, I hired Melanie D., a friend of mine from college who’s very good at what she does. Shout-out to my readers who backed The Case of the Wendigo on KickStarter. They voted to have the leftover funds from that campaign go towards paying Melanie to edit this anthology. (And also go towards two different charities. More info about that can be found in this KickStarter post).

Where will this book be printed? Well, I’m going for Lulu. Unless you have a different recommendation. But when I did my research, Lulu had what I was looking for. (And I’ll go into THAT in a different post).

When will this book be available? Stay tuned on my email newsletter for updates.

Sorry to cut it short, but that’s really all I have for now. Thank you for reading!

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Feminist Zine Fest Pittsburgh and How It Went

feminist zine fest pittsburgh table set up

Feminist Zine Fest Pittsburgh happened at the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination this year on June 17th.

Yes, it’s been a few weeks between the fest and this blog post talking about it. To be fair, I was working on KickStarter fulfillment, catching up on deadlines, and getting a new gig or two.

Now I can talk about the fest, of which there are two things about it I remember most clearly: Continue reading “Feminist Zine Fest Pittsburgh and How It Went”

Found Another Shop to Consign With

So in today’s video, not only do I show off some new swag I got from the Wheeling Arts Festival last weekend, but I announce that my minicomics can now be found at a new shop!

If, however, you’re not in Wheeling, WV, Saint Clairsville, OH, or Chicago, IL, you can just order comics directly from me on Storenvy.

Thank you for watching!

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Vlog Episode 4: The Superb Owl, Marvel Boycott, and Comic Book Printers

This video is unscripted. The only “planning” that was had was I went on Facebook and Twitter and asked folks what they wanted me to talk about. The video covers the topics Andy recommended I discuss on Facebook. Thanks, Andy!

(This was fun and easy to make. I want to do more of these!)

If you want to make suggestions for future things to talk about on the vlog, you can leave a comment here, leave a comment on Facebook, tweet at me, or ask on Tumblr.

Thanks for watching!