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TWOGARGS PATREON LAUNCH!!

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That’s right– Twogargs now has a Patreon!

Hi Folks! My name is Michael McAdam, and I’m a writer.  I love comics, and I have been writing them and publishing them on my site, Two Gargoyles Comics, (http://www.twogargs.com) for years.

I believe in the diversity and creativity of the independent creator:  I have created comics like Thunder, a half-Norse, half-Canadian superhero; Gloaming, a horror series about a small town with too many secrets; Twilight Detective Agency, a stone-faced gothicomedy about two gargoyles trying to be detectives without being discovered as being inhuman; and Diaperman, a zany comedic parody of the superhero genre itself.

All of these titles are fun to write, but aren’t sustainable without your help!  By becoming my patron, you will be the one to help these projects continue; fund and shape new content, and contribute to the indie art scene in a very real, tangible way.

Supporters will get first-view opportunities of upcoming projects, access to private content, and more!

With your support, I can continue generating content using artists across genres, increasing the talent pool of independent, self-employed artists, introducing new talents to the community and creating fresh, creative content.  With your support, independent talent can have a stronger voice, creatively.

This Patreon will fund the generation of new content every month on the Two Gargoyles Comics site, free of charge for viewing, and when there is enough for a comic-sized book, it will be gathered all together and made available for print or digital download sales.

So please– support our community, support independent comics, support what you want to see by becoming a Patron!

In Gratitude,
Michael McAdam

SUNDAY FUNDAY!

RivcoffeeHi, Gargeteers!

The site has been refreshed, retooled and updated!  Now you can see the latest pages of posted comics, including a snazzy thumbnail of the page; navigate instantly to any page of any uploaded comic series!  Just use the drop-down menu on the right side of the page under “Comics,” and select the series you want; then on the following page, select “Jump To” to go to any part of the comic!

The menubar has been updated with the all-new, all-important SHOP option– now Two Gargoyles merchandise is just one “gimme dat!” button away– and with Christmas coming, fun comic booky stuff is available just in time for the special someone in your life– even if it’s you!

All of this is made possible by the talents of Mike Rieger of mikerieger.ca !  Major thanks for going “under the hood” and making things work!  Mike also made the sexy, snazzy new slider graphics at the top of the home page that talk about our comics!

ON SCHEDULE

You may have noticed that there’s now an update schedule at Twogargs! Every Monday there will be a new page of Gloaming, every Wednesday there will be a new page of Twilight Detective Agency, and every Saturday there will be a new page of Diaperman!  This will allow our fans to stay current and have their memories refreshed for our stories, as well as inviting new readers to get to know our comics and characters.  Please, do spread the word and invite your friends to come to twogargs.com for FREE comics!

Occasionally we will have a “Sunday FUNday” comic, our own Twogargs-related webseries “In The Wings,” a series of behind-the-scenes gags about our characters’ lives when they’re not actually “in character” in their own comics.  The newest one is up today!

I hope you’re all having a great weekend– and happy American Thanksgiving to our friends south of the 49th parallel!

Warm wishes,

Michael

 

 

 

MIDDLE OF THE WEEK!

Diaperman by Derek Mah

Diaperman by Derek Mah

Hi Folks– it’s the middle of the week here at Two Gargoyles, and some housekeeping is in order!

Firstly, although I’ve set the Diaperman Graphic Novel to post one page a day on the Comics Archive page, glitches happen– and I realized it had skipped a couple of days (maybe it was tired?).  Thus, today there are THREE new pages posted of your favourite diapered superhero (And really, if you know of any other diapered superhero currently in existence, I would be very surprised).  However, if you’re tired of waiting and want to see the entire graphic novel in its entirety (including artwork and covers not included in the daily posts) it’s available (digitally and in print) via the good folks at Indyplanet!

Secondly, I’ve ordered some new items from our Redbubble store— apparently the Superboobs and Supergroins continue to be popular.  Due to demand, I’ve started experimenting with Superboob T-shirts– notably, Wonder Woman (see and follow our Instagram for photo).  Man or woman, puff out your chest proudly with super-pride!  Now, the t-shirts are currently only available through Vistaprint and are special-order items.  I’m looking into finding a good quality vendor online where you can order your own, but until I do you’ll have to email me for an order (use the Contact Us page).

Garg Magnets, Set 1

Garg Magnets, Set 1

Thirdly, if you’ve seen the Two Gargoyles table at conventions, you’ll know that we do Gargoyles Magnets— if you haven’t seen them, they’re available on our Etsy Store, there are two series of magnets available!

Finally, you may have noticed an absence of THUNDER on Two Gargoyles lately, and at conventions.  Expect news about our half-Norse, half-Canadian, Super-Polite superhero later this week!

Calgary Red & White Club Show!

michaelbaymaxAlthough it was a small, one-day show, the Calgary Red and White Expo was great for Twogargs’ sales!  Although larger shows may offer more traffic for Artist’s Alley, smaller, more intimate shows give one a much greater chance of connecting with one’s audience!  Sales were good, and having time and space to chat with fans and peers alike made this show a “must-do” for the future.  Already looking into next September’s show!

Highlights were:  sharing a table with Kyle Burles — he has such good energy and as the artist on Gloaming, adds an extra bit of oomph to sales (and fan discussions of ) our comic at the table.

There’s a definite community “feel” to the show; our group of friends have been attending it for years now– this was our first time exhibiting at it.  Familiar faces, veterans of the comic and toy collecting communties, and family events like a kid’s costume show (but seriously, guys, TURN DOWN YOUR MICROPHONE)!  It was a good feeling and a great way for kids to get a little break from the hubbub of “Back to School.”

My personal highlight?  I MET BAYMAX.  So there.

BIG WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT!

You may already be aware that twogargs.com is updating, going through some changes.  Part of the reason is that, starting today, Twogargs will be making its comics AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ONLINE.  Yup, you read that correctly– there is now a “Comics Archive” link at the top of the home page that will take you to our comics page where you can read what you’ve been missing or re-visit old favourites!  I’ve started with Diaperman, the comic that started it all– I’m posting pages from the Complete Series Graphic Novel– including the writer/artist commentary written by me, Michael McAdam, and original artist Mike Rieger.

I’ll be posting a new page every day so you can follow along.  Also, there’s a series category for “Behind the Scenes” — in which one-shots like “Two Gargoyles Texting” will pop up every so often!  If you like randomness, you’ll like Behind the Scenes.

Onward and upward!

–Michael

 

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