July 10th, 2006
Guest comic by spinn of Scribs.
Guest comic by spinn of Scribs.
Here is a new short fiction anthology that I have a story in!
It’s called HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects, edited by multi-award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams and featuring a ton of excellent writers including Mary Robinette Kowal, Monte Cook (whom I briefly met at GenCon last week), Mur Lafferty, Scott Sigler, and many, many others.
The stories in the book all take the form of Kickstarter projects (the project description, tiers, updates, comments, etc.) for improbable things, like the robot army of the title, or cat assassins, or a divine taco, or in my case, “Live-Action Arena Tetris.” (Read more story summaries.)
The entire giant book is on sale right now for just 99¢ on Amazon! (update: due to various restrictions by Amazon, the special price is in the US store only.) Other ebook platforms will follow. This one is an ebook exclusive.
Speaking of crowdfunding, I’ll also be at:
On Monday, September 15, I’ll be part of a panel discussion at USC along with filmmakers Meirav Haber (Stan), Kyle Rankin (Night Of The Living Deb), and Tracy Droz Tragos (Rich Hill), talking about…Kickstarter! I will try to sneak some jokes in, between all the LIFE-CHANGING ADVICE we will surely be dealing out.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
And speaking of jokes and japery…
On October 4-5, I’ll be in San Francisco at the TableFlip gaming conference, presenting a talk about how themes can affect play in tabletop games.
Also speaking at the conference will be Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity), Matt Leacock (Pandemic), and Volko Ruhnke & Brian Train (the COIN Series).
Attendance is limited and it’ll probably sell out before long, but registration is currently open!
That’s the whole rest of my year, as far as events go!
Hope to see you at one…OR ALL???????
If you’ll be at GenCon this weekend, come visit me at the Blind Ferret booth, #541! I’ll have all the usual stuff, plus this WORLD PREMIERE:
32 pages of fun! I’m still hoping to do a bigger, more comprehensive Roll-a-Sketch book soon (and I know I still owe some kind folks PDF copies of that when it’s done!), but in the meantime, there will be this. Any left will go on sale online after the con!
Here are just a few of the over 50 (!!!!) Roll-a-Sketches I did at Comic-Con this year!
The dedicated Roll-a-Sketch blog, by the way, now has its own URL: rollasketch.com. These new ones will be added to the queue and will probably be seen there sometime in early 2016.
POLKA + ZEBRA + CONSTRUCTION + BREAKFAST
CONFIDENTIAL TO ALEX G.M.: Email me and I’ll mail your drawing to you!
FURIOUS + GOAT + TRUCK + POLKA
DOOMED + BATMAN
LEGO + DRAGON
ZEBRA + DETECTIVE + TRUCK + FURIOUS
MOUSTACHE + SHARK
I’ve made postcard versions of some of my favorite Roll-a-Sketch characters! They each feature a full-color illustration on the front, and biographical information on the back. The postcards are available in a set of 12, or if you want just a couple, that’s cool too!
You can also mix & match postcards with greeting cards — say, order a 3-pack of either, but then indicate (via the instructions box at checkout) that you want 1 greeting card + 2 postcards, and tell me which ones. No problem!! YOU THE BOSS