Artner-in-crime Kyle Burles and I canvassed all across Calgary to get our books into stores last week, and I will now share with you the stores that carry them!
But first, for you DIGITAL enthusiasts, all digital versions of our comics are currently available through IndyPlanet.com at: http://www.indyplanet.us/?s=Michael+McAdam — But look for an announcement about that coming soon!
CALGARY COMIC STORES: (From North to South)
2610 Centre St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2V4
Jay and Rob are great guys! Very knowledgeable and helpful and pro-indie!
424 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V9
Penny or John are usually working. Penny has great advice and is so helpful at getting your indie stuff on the shelves!
Redd Skull Comics
720A Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3J4
Kelly is a wise man when it comes to indie comics. He helped us understand what retailers are looking for in indies, just as what we creators should expect from comic stores.
Phoenix Comics Inglewood
1325 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3
Okay, you all have to harass Trevor to get his Indie section up and running. The problem is he doesn’t have a system for local creators yet, and we all need to get on him so he can get on it! Let’s all get our books in there, people!
7005 18 St SE, Calgary, AB T2C 1Y1
Chris the owner is often talked about as being a great friend to the local creators. I found this to be true!
As an Indie comics creator, I know I have to put my very best foot forward when I publish my comics for the world to see; in a vast sea of other creators, all of us vying for a piece of the comics-world readership, I need to bring my “A” game each and every time. And that’s why, as 2017 winds down and 2018 looms on the horizon, with all my plans for “bigger and better” in the coming year, I am very pleased to announce the completely refreshed look for Two Gargoyle’s beloved Canadian hero, THUNDER.
The first four issues (which comprise the THUNDER Graphic Novel) are being completely redrawn with fresh, new art by the incredibly talented Mark Marvida, with scintillating colors by his brother Marvin!
The script will remain (mostly) the same, with minor tweaks and edits for flow– not so dramatic a refresh as the art, but a refresh nonetheless! My goal is to have the Thunder Graphic Novel carried by Chapters/Indigo all across Canada (a lofty goal I’m not 100% sure how to pursue yet, but there it is) and I want to showcase the very best THUNDER that I can!
Here is a sneak preview, a side-by-side comparison of the first three pages! Keep watching for the KICKSTARTER for Thunder #1 Second Edition, coming in the new year!
Want to support independent comics? Are you a Horror fan? Have you read Gloaming 1 and 2? All of these are EXCELLENT reasons to support our very first ever Kickstarter, meant to bring Gloaming #3 to you in glorious living print colour. Watch this space for the launch…in three days!
And Max, from our horror comic Gloaming, written by Michael McAdam and drawn by Kyle Burles, has something to say:
You’ll splish too.
First draft of issue #3 of Gloaming completed today; very exciting day for this writer! Now it’s off to Kyle Burles for his read-through and then we hammer out errors, critiques, and begin the refining process. It’s Miller Time! Or, in my house, time for another Starbucks!
Mr. Punch is a Britishly flamboyant mage who debuted in the pages of Twilight Detective Agency #1, and the response to his presence was tremendous. He is easily the number one fan-requested character I’ve created, both for story reasons and “appearing in tight leather pants” reasons.
Artist Jeremy Thew and I have therefore embarked on giving Mr. Punch his very own comic, The Magickal Mister Punch, which is in the works and will probably debut sometime in 2018. However, we believe in not leaving our audience hanging that long, and so we present to you the webcomic, “Hello, Punch!” which will introduce the character more thoroughly and give you a taste of what’s to come in his own eponymous title!
I’ve decided to upload a new page of Hello, Punch! every Tuesday to honour my friend Sherri, who often says she would like to punch Tuesday in the face, and so, voilà– Punch Tuesdays!
Please read and enjoy!
Kyle Burles sent me a tentative work-in-progress cover for Gloaming 3 today! See the picture below. I will have an “ashcan” of Gloaming 3- meaning a black and white 3-page handout preview of the comic- at the Calgary Expo at the end of April, so be sure to stop by the Two Gargoyles table and pick one up!