If anyone out there is ever interested in publishing their own comic, I HIGHLY recommend getting your books printed through Print Ninja. Their website is absolutely fantastic and my contact there, Alec Hauser, has been tremendously helpful. Click the banner above for more information!
30 days with a goal to raise at least $2,000.00! Please share and contribute for some special rewards! Click the above Solar Flare #3 logo image to contribute and/or share!
We had a great time this past weekend at the Tampa Bay Comic Con. We passed out over 1,000 Prep guides and met some great people in the process! Our Kickstarter campaign for issue #3 will go live over the weekend so stay tuned! Until then, here is some pictures from the convention!
Here's a sneak peek of the layouts for pages 1 -4 of issue #4. Don't forget, Tampa Bay Comic Con this weekend. Grab tickets HERE and be sure to pick up a FREE copy of the Solar Flare Preparation Guide there! I hope to see you there!
I just wanted to update everyone on our upcoming convention schedule. I'll be attending the Tampa Bay Comic Convention on July 31st- August 2nd. Unfortunately, I don't have a table, but my friends and I will be passing out Solar Flare Preparation Guides! After that, I will have a table at both the Baltimore Comic Convention (September 25th-27th) and Wizard World Ft. Lauderdale (October 2nd-4th)! I also wanted to give a quick update on where we are at with the comic. We are almost complete with issue #3 and about to start the art on issue #4! More news to come!
Just a quick bit of news for everyone! The print version of the 8 page Solar Flare Preparation Guide will be available in about two weeks time! I will be handing these out for FREE at comic book signings and conventions! I'll be updating both the website and our Facebook Page with my signing and convention schedule! If you haven't already, 'like' our page on Facebook! For those of you who live far away, a FREE PDF version is NOW available at our STORE ! Stay Tuned for more!
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our issue #2 Kickstarter! We raised over $2,500! My ultimate goal is to complete the first 6 issues by the end of the year and then release our first trade paperback (reprinting issues #1-#6) at the beginning of next year! #3 is almost fully colored and ready to be lettered along with the Solar Flare Preparation Guide Handout! Great things are in store for fans of Solar Flare! Here's Song Ye's variant cover for issue #3!
A big thanks goes out to Print Ninja for sending a few hundred copies of Solar Flare #2 out early! Alec also took some great marketing pictures that I will be posting soon. We also just started a Facebook Page (CLICK HERE), pleas click and 'Like' if you would! Remember, I will be at Record Trader in Ft. Myers from 6-9pm signing books and giving away some freebies! I hope to see you there!
Guten tag everybody! I woke up this morning feeling incredibly lucky and grateful on how amazing things are going with Solar Flare. I want to take a moment and thank a few people/websites/companies that have helped me make this comic become a reality. First and foremost, I want to thank comic writer Jim Zub. Jim writes two of my favorite comics, Skullkickers and Wayward, and his blogs posts (www.jimzub.com) about breaking into comics helped me more than words can properly describe. I also wanted to thank the comic book printing company, Print Ninja (www.printninja.com). The prices and customer service there have been out of this world! If you ever get the itch to create your own comic like I did, be sure to get it printed there. Lastly, I wanted to give a shout out to the fine folks at Deviant Art (www.deviantart.com). I would have never met Branko, Song or Michael if it wasn't for the forums there. It's also a great place to network with other comic creators and it's also FREE! Only 8 days left until my signing at Record Trader in Ft. Myers and the end of our 2nd Kickstarter campaign for issue #2. If you haven't already, please check and share this link. http://kck.st/1PUP0x1 I have some great news I plan on sharing very soon. Until then, take care and god bless! --James
PS. Check out this cover concept sketch I got from Song yesterday for issue #3!
The fine people over at Acme Superstore in Longwood, FL came up with this marketing piece for my signing on June 17th. If you're in the area, stop by!
I just wanted to share some of the first completed pages for Solar Flare #3! I am working on the script for issue #4 and things are going great! I am so stoked about next month's comic store signings and conventions. There is a little less than 30 days left in the Kickstarter campaign for issue #2. If you could, please share with anyone who might be interested! Here's the link :
New In-Store Signing announced! I will be at Acme Comic Superstore in Longwood, FL (Orlando Area) on Wednesday June 17th to sign and sell Solar Flare #1. It's one of the biggest and best comic stores I've ever been in! Click on the picture above to check out their website. Here is some contact information:
Phone Number: +1 (407) 331-0433
Address: 905 E State Road 434, Longwood, FL 32750
I hope to see you then!!
I am happy to announce that Solar Flare #1 is now available for sale exclusively here on our website! Click the picture above or click on the STORE tab to purchase! Thank you all again for helping make this dream of mine become a reality! Be sure to share the good news!
I have set up two in-store signings of Solar Flare #1 this June in Ft. Myers. I will post the dates as soon as they are confirmed. Here is the information on both locations:
- Record Trader 1 - 3091 Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901 Phone: 239-337-4330
- Comics Cards & Stuff - 3453 Fowler Ave. #3 Fort Myers, FL 33901 Phone: 239-939-8078
Both comic stores have been open for many, many years and are fantastic. They can also be found on FACEBOOK, so be sure to 'LIKE' their pages when you visit! Speaking of visiting, make sure you stop by this Saturday, May 2nd, for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Check each store out and get FREE stuff to boot! I'll be back soon with an update about Solar Flare #2! Until then, check out this awesome black and white image from Branko!
Solar Flare's editor/letterer Michael Lagace has a wonderful project that is in its final days on Kickstarter called Forever Maps. Check out the link below. It looks amazing!
UPDATE (4/25/15): FOREVER MAPS = HAS BEEN FULLY FUNDED!