Come see Michael McAdam and Kyle Burles at Kelowna Comic Con this weekend!! Bring your inhaler and smoke mask! We ain’t lettin’ no pesky forest fires stop us! #makecomics #indiecomics #smoky #kelowna #canadian #artist #writer
TL;DR I will never return to C4 Winnipeg. The convention is horrible from start to finish.
Okay, so here’s the story of C4 Winnipeg 2017.
Not too long ago, before the advent of mainstream organizations taking over conventions, they were run by well-meaning but inexperienced volunteers. It was considered standard for there to be hiccups, miscommunications and confusion in every process from registration to teardown.
Nowadays, we’ve seen a better way: We’ve seen competence, organization, and we’ve experienced being treated with respect by people who know what they’re doing.
Which is why C4 Winnipeg was such an unpleasant shock.
Of course you all know, don’t you, that the amazing Jeremy Thew will be joining writer Michael McAdam at the Two Gargoyles table at the Calgary Comic Expo? Here’s a handy-dandy floorplan of the BMO Centre at the Calgary Stampede fairgrounds, and lookit– conveniently marked with our location!
Getting all packed up for tomorrow’s one-day Red & White Expo at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. And I’m pleased to announce Two Gargoyles will be launching seven new prints, from a new project yet to be announced– new convention season means new products, I’m happy to say!
Allow me to introduce you to The Black Whip, from the pages of Diaperman! You don’t want to be a problem for her, because when a problem comes along…!
Come on down to the Red & White Expo tomorrow to see what other prints I’ll be unveiling!
Also, there’ll be issues of Twilight Detective Agency and Gloaming for sale, as well as the Diaperman Graphic Novel, and only at a convention can you get your comics signed by one of the creators! (Hey– they’ll be worth something SOME day…)
You will also be able to purchase our fantastic “Garg Tract”, A Litany of Vice! We encourage you to buy in bulk so you can leave a copy everywhere. 🙂
Post-convention, I will make a print gallery on the site so you can see what we’ve got available!
2016 is going to be very exciting, especially with your help! Two Gargoyles is looking forward to creating more this year, getting to more shows, having a stronger presence, and getting the comics done and out there! So I’ll be launching a Patreon very soon, and it sure would help if you could tell all your friends about it so that when it launches, it launches BIG.
Onwards and upwards!
It was a great time with a fantastic venue– the Enmax Centre is an entire arena, with a great layout and lots of room to expand. It was very cool to have the artist alley on the upper level overlooking the convention floor; it gave me the sense of knowing where everything was and being able to see the entire Expo all at once. Too, being right near the entrance doors is a huge bonus for traffic!
I’d like to see this convention grow. If you’re in Alberta, it’s totally within driving distance– and that works for BC, Saskatchewan, Montana, Idaho and Washington, as well! Check out www.lethexpo.com and come give it a try next year!
You may already have seen pages from current comics updating on the site now– that’s right. Two Gargoyles now updates THREE TIMES A WEEK — a new page of our horror comic Gloaming on Mondays, Twilight Detective Agency on Wednesdays, and Diaperman on Fridays. It’s important to me that those of you who read this blog get to know the comics I write and get a chance to read ’em! The hope, of course, is that you enjoy them so much you support them by purchasing what you like!
As a special treat, I’m uploading the VERY FIRST Twilight Detective Agency story, what we call “TDA #0,” which is the very first case our loveable gargoyles, Riverdale and Hawkstone, solve together. Back when we first created TDA, it was a webcomic– the format is different and the character designs are very early concepts of the duo; art by Mike Rieger (who very much wishes you to understand that this is very old art and to not judge him for it. 🙂 )
Look for the site to have an update to its look and feel soon; thanks to the tender loving webcare of Mike Rieger, Two Gargoyles will have greater functionality, navigation and exciting new opportunities to get cool stuff!
What’s happening with Thunder? Short answer: Fantastic things. Thunder issue #5 is over half done, with the talented Myk Emmshin at the helm; amazing colouring by Levy Ramirez are giving the book a very polished, amazing feel.
But wait, there’s more– Thunder issues 1-4 are going to be gathered up into the very first THUNDER GRAPHIC NOVEL— with ALL NEW ART. Yes, that’s right. All 96 pages of art are going to be refreshed and made new! In 2016 Two Gargoyles will be looking into Kickstarter or Patreon crowdfunding options to make that dream a reality, so if you’re a Twogargs fan, spread the word, bring people to the site and let them get to know our work!
In the meantime, please enjoy our new update schedule and look forward to the new things coming to you from Two Gargoyles Comics!
Kyle has some great new products available that are geared towards horror fans! Look for new prints starring some of the fabulous Horror-Con guests (like Jeffrey Combs), and a secret reveal– hint: the man is a Saint…
All this and much more will be available on the table– so come on down and see us! Tickets only $25 for the whole weekend!
Check out more details at the Calgary Horror Con website!
What an amazing, fantastic, wonderful weekend #CalgaryExpo was! Synopsis in one line: “Best. Show. EVER.” I exceeded previous sales records and that makes everything wonderful and worth it.
But that’s not all! Meeting up with new and old friends, hearing complimentary feedback on my books, just makes everything peachy-keen-jelly-bean.
Major kudos to the Calgary Expo team; not only do they improve every year, they handle any obstacles with dignity, rapidity, and professionalism. This show, you guys, THIS SHOW. I heartily endorse EVERYONE to come experience it– and hey, Americans? It’s in Canada. YOUR DOLLAR IS WORTH MORE (currently)! Come on and spend them Yankee bucks!
The most major hit was the “ABC’s of SUPERHEROES” line of art prints: Namely, famous superhero groins and boobs, from A-Z. One can never predict whether one’s humorous gimmick will sell, and these didn’t sell at #EmeraldCityComicCon at all, but in Calgary they were BOOM. GONE. And that offset table costs perfectly. Major thanks to all who enjoyed a giggle at our parody of comic book sexuality (drawn by the amazingly talented Jeremy Thew.)
Looking forward, the scripts for SPECTRUM #1 and GLOAMING #2 are in the hands of the artists (Jeremy Thew and Kyle Burles, individually), I’m working on adding more to the twogargs.com website, and updating our merchandise to reflect the popularity of our latest prints. So many thanks to Jeremy for flying out to Calgary and working so hard at the table, to Kyle, Mike Rieger and Lisa Redfern for helpful feedback and tips; and to all the great folks in Artist’s Alley for being an inspiration. You’re all part of the community; I feel proud to be part of your world.
Come see us this weekend (INCLUDING THURSDAY!!) at the Calgary Expo! Writer Michael McAdam (Thunder, Gloaming, Twilight Detective Agency, Diaperman, Spectrum) and artist Jeremy Thew (Twilight Detective Agency, Diaperman, Spectrum) will be manning the table ready to sign copies of their comics!
There’s also other fun merchandise like the Superhero ABC’s, Superheroine ABC’s, Puck pucks, Gargoyles magnets and more! Come give us a look!
Show hours are: April 16 – 4pm to 8pm, April 17 – 12pm to 8pm, April 18 – 10am to 7pm and April 19 – 10am to 5pm! FOUR DAYS of awesomeness with Two Gargoyles Comics!