JUST LAUNCHED! Our flagship character, DIAPERMAN, returns from hiatus with his sidekick SLEEPERS for an all-new adventure–crossing over into another universe! Meet MILK, the Diva of Dairy, as they join forces to fight demons, circus freaks, Fatman and The Seaman, and the devious Ninja Tina! Back this project NOW at https://bit.ly/dmanmilk
DIAPERMAN KICKSTARTER TOMORROW, MAR 15
DIAPERMAN MEETS MILK, the long-awaited crossover issue featuring Two Gargoyles Comics’ first character, DIAPERMAN, introduces MILK, the diva of dairy, created by Jeremy Thew. Get ready to pledge by going to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/twogargs/diaperman-meets-milk?ref=1e4nhi&token=fc1dd247 and click “Remind Me” to get a notice when it goes live!
DIAPERMAN MEETS MILK on KICKSTARTER!
DIAPERMAN MEETS MILK is in the final stages of Kickstarter readiness! Head on over to Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/twogargs/diaperman-meets-milk?ref=1e4nhi&token=fc1dd247 , leave feedback, but most importantly CLICK that “Remind Me” button to be notified when it goes live!
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WHERE can you buy TWO GARGOYLES COMICS?
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!
SPOTLIGHT SUN- er, MONDAY: SLEEPERS
SPOTLIGHT SUNDAY: DIAPERMAN!
COMING SOON: Diaperman Meets MILK!
CALGARY EXPO, Part 2 – and THUNDER THURSDAY!
To say that Calgary Expo was a success would be an understatement. Two Gargoyles Comics broke its previous year’s sales record, and the comics and art were well-received.
Standing out amongst the books was Twilight Detective Agency #1, still going strong as our top seller. Haven’t read it yet? You can order it here, for print or download!
Jeremy Thew’s art prints were a hit; he had such luminous images as Rogue, Wonder Woman, and the White Queen on offer. I’m encouraging him to set up his own site so they can be made available outside of conventions– stay tuned for more on that! He was also sketching like a madman at the table, coming up with ideas for future cons so stay tuned!
The Thunder Graphic Novel tied neck-and-neck with Diaperman for sales; I’m thinking now that there needs to be a convention special crossover comic! The Titan vs. the Toddler! Because YOU demanded it! Okay, you didn’t, but you were sooooooo thinking about it. Admit it. Just admit it.
In terms of merch, much was made of the Krampuspresso Mugs, as modeled here by Jennie, a very satisfied customer (and coffee connoisseur)!
Shout-outs to Ningen Headwear, Crafty Geeks, and the talented Lucas and Carol-Anne of Hermit Sherpa for being great convention people, table neighbours (the former) and awesome drop-by friends (the latter).
Thanks also to the amazing con staff at the Calgary Expo! They continue to bring their “A” game every year. This expo is a “must attend” every year if you are at all interested in anything pop culture oriented!
Now comes the rest, planning, and brainstorming for next year– but within 30 days I’ll have a table at the Panel One Creator’s Festival, here in Calgary, and as it’s the first year for such an awesome creator-driven, creator-focussed one-day festival I’m really looking forward to being blown away. The event has a Facebook page here if you want more awesome details!
Oh, and didn’t I mention that it’s THUNDER THURSDAY?? Issue 3 of Thunder is now completely posted online, you can now read the entire first three issues for free here on the site!
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend if you weren’t at the Expo, because if you were, then I already know you DID!