Get a signed copy of “A Very… Zombie Christmas” #5, published by Antarctic Press, which features this story at the My Gal, the Zombie Kickstarter! www.mygalthezombie.com
I’ve been trying to find a parody to do of “The Walking Dead” for a while. Yesterday, while watching that show with my cousin, I thought of a “catwalk,” and how it fit MGTZ really well! I find it fits twofold, which I always like. This is both because of a “catwalk” or “fashion runway,” and the “fashion zombie” aspect of MGTZ. The other is a more literal sense of “cat,” in that Chelsea’s cat recently became a zombie, himself! [sorry for the spoilers if you've not read the Autumn 13 Special or my webcomics from October]
So, I got quick to work and made a facebook ad using the “My Cat, the Zombie,” image from the Autumn Special. I colored it, added text, and ultimately did a runway background. It’s even more fun since the font I used is the one from the original Heaven Forbid logo and is quite similar to the font for the Walking Dead comic.
But, I like this image so much that I don’t think that is enough! Since we’re getting close to the $1,000 mark AND we’ve really been building momentum, I’d like to make an offer that is BACKERS ONLY!
IF we can reach the $1,000 mark by the end of BLACK FRIDAY, November 29, 2013, I’m willing to post the full professional high resolution print size [up to 11x17 at 450 dpi, meaning you could still print it full res even at 300 dpi larger] poster, for you, our backers. You can print it at home. You can print it at Kinkos, Office Depot, Staples, or any professional print shop [for a buck or two]. You can do just about anything you’d like with it, but sell it. I’ll even provide a certificate saying that you have permission from the copyright holder to duplicate it, since many print shops ask about that for artwork.
Also: think about how a print of this sort would sell for AT LEAST $20 from a print seller at a comic convention. You can print it WHOLESALE for the same price I would pay to print and sell it! That means even if you pay a couple bucks to print it, you’d be getting 90% off retail!
I think all of my updates so far have been public for anyone. This one will selectively be for those who are already backers AND I have no plans to add this reward for anyone later in this campaign. I’ll post the link to a secret URL for your quick and easy download.
So, tell your friends! This poster would make a great holiday gift for that person who is hard to shop for. Here’s a unique and fun item you will genuinely not find anywhere else! But, I think I can only give this high res digital print away for free if we can hit $1,000 by Black Friday! [I'll admit, I'm quite hesitant to do this since releasing professional print quality files is essentially unheard of in the art world- it means that you have the same version I have for publication! But, I think I can trust my backers with it! Oh my gracious!]
Hi friends! Check it out! I just launched a NEW Kickstarter for My Gal, the Zombie! If you enjoy this webcomic, you’ll love the book and soundtrack! I really appreciate your support!
I changed my redirect, so www.MyGalTheZombie.com will take you straight to the kickstarter! Of, you can go do http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crazygoodconner/my-gal-the-zombie-graphic-novel-and-soundtrack
I just did a poster for the most legendary band in horror punk, the Misfits!
My online friend Wretched and his band Grave Robber will be opening for them this Friday in Indiana and I got to do a concert poster! I’m pretty excited about that since I’m a pretty big fan of both bands.
In fact, I’m a bigger fan of the newer Misfits material. (I know… I know…) I love Famous Monsters and Project 1950 and for any naysayers, my advice is to listen to the recent live record. Jerry Only sounds great on it and as a vocalist and bassist, anyone who can sing and play bass like that deserves some credit!
This is definitely a nice boost to my resume and I also really like how this one came out! Share with your friends!
Oh, and if you wear a Grave Robber shirt to the show, you can get a copy of one of their records, free! Pretty Awesome!
I know you’re going to want to get this comic, especially after seeing that preview! It’s a really good one that I’ve been working on for a while. It even includes a reprinting of my first monster humor comic, as this is the tenth anniversary of Jerry, the Werewolf! And don’t miss me and Rikki Takaoka, artist of Maiden Voyage, this weekend at Rocky Mountain Collector Con!
I posted about the dccomics.com/talentsearch/ contest on facebook last week, after having skimmed over the guidelines. I didn’t think too much about the “script.”*
I don’t expect to “win” this contest. However, I do think that I could do a fair job on it and I’ve actually been a fan of this character. Cool opportunity. Maybe I’ll get some publicity, even.
However, I will NOT draw one of my favorite DC characters, on the verge of comedic suicide in a bathtub. This is something I will never draw. Ever? Nope, never.
Instead, I will still enter this contest and substitute my own 4th panel. I will disqualify myself from the contest in so doing and maybe make a cool statement and get even more press. Please keep on the lookout for when I post this page.
Check out this article, which caught more of my attention:
*I did think it was an odd “script” since it is at best four static nearly unrelated images as opposed to sequential narrative visual storytelling. It doesn’t even have dialogue. You don’t have to have dialogue, but I would think this would be part of a typical contest submission.
** The identifying feature of Harley is her costume. She debuted in Batman: The Animated Series. Most people who know who she is know her costume, which is very iconic and lasted unchanged for about 20 years.
[she since has received a newer costume which i think does not fit her "carefree" and "zany" personality and i have found has also symbolized a different aspect of her character. i've bought 1 of her comics in recent years and thoroughly did not enjoy her portrayal. this is coming from a person who had previously collected nearly every one of her comic appearances]. To have a Harley Quinn contest where she is not in any established costume for half of the submission is ridiculous.
I do not see that she needs to be in a chicken “bikini” as Jezebel described in their article, but to have her wearing a “suit of raw chicken” in one panel and “naked in a bathtub” in the other shows that this could be ANY lady and that it doesn’t even have to pertain to Dr. Quinzel. #ridiculous
I do think that REQUIRING a NUDE lady, for the only open call contest they’re doing along these lines, is pretty ridiculous. That it is also a BATHTUB SUICIDE scene is preposterous.
Would they do this if it were a male character? Would they have a Joker comic submission where you HAD to draw the Joker naked? They’ve not done anything like that yet. In fact, try and find a comic with the Joker naked. Go for it. Then try and find a comic with Harley Quinn naked. See which is easier. Maybe this sexism thing really does exist.
DC is requiring that you draw a naked suicide to enter their talent contest to draw for them. #REALLY? Is that how the world works? I guess it is.