Archive for May, 2010

SOUTHERN FRIED COMIC CON

May 31, 2010

I am getting ready for the SOUTHERN FRIED COMIC CON in Jackson MS.  It will be June 26 and 27.  Only 27 days away.

I ( BUBBAWORLD COMIX ) will  be in the Artist Alley with some other mighty fine artists, I’ll tell you what.  I was there last year and enjoyed every minute of it.  I plan to enjoy every minute of this year’s convention even more.  Last year I didn’t know any of the guys from the HEROES & DREAMS COMIC BOOK STORE in Flowood, MS or any of the other artists in the Artist Alley.  It didn’t take long to make friends with them and it seems like I’ve known them for years instead of  just the one.  So not only do I get to be in a cool Convention held in Jackson MS, and hang out with some cool folks and artists, but now they will be old friends this year.  And a whole weekend to get into a lot of craziness with them.

I will also be drawing up a storm of sketches and sketch cards with a lot pre drawn also.  Need your favorite Muppet with a Green Lantern ring, then I’m your man…need some Zombie Smurf cards, then I’m your man.  Want some BubbaWorld Comix original artwork,  then I’m definitely your man.

I will have books with me also.  BubbaWorld Comix Vol One & Two along with the horror graphic novel MISFITS & MAYHEM.  Most importantly though, I will be releasing BubbaWorld Comix Vol Three for the Con.  Vol One contains the collections from my humor titles QUICK APPLIANCE REPAIR & MISSISSIPPI SWAMP DRAGONS while Vol Two contains SPACE REDNECKS & GOING BATTY.  Vol Three will be the collection of CAPN’ GEEZER & DAWN OF TIME.  CAPN’ GEEZER is about a Time Traveler and his companions facing villians like, Major Evil, who travels thru time in his Port O Pottie Time Machine.  DAWN OF TIME is my humor title about Bubba the Caveman and his chimp friend Milo.  Bubba is the warm spot in the Gene Pool.  Since June of 2009 this will make my 5th book that I’ve self published.  TALES FROM THE APPLIANCE GRAVEYARD is the Halloween humor book that collects the Halloween humor stories that cross over all six of my BubbaWorld titles together.  Vol Two of this and Vol Two of MISFITS & MAYHEM will release in October 2010 but I will cover that more in another post.  Sadly to say I will not have any copies of the TALES book with me at the Con this year.  Needless to say, it’s been a busy year.

Lets talk more about the Con.  Larry Kenney will be there.  The Voice of Lion-O himself.  Not to mention he was also Count Chocula and Sonny the CoCo Puffs Bird.  He was there last year and he was awesome to hang out with.  Steven Butler, the artist for the Sonic the Hedghog book put out by Archie Comics, will be there.  Mitch Byrd is coming.  Both of them are legends in the comics industry.  Jesse Labbe and Anthony Coffee will be there.  They are responsible for BERONA’S WAR. It’s a pretty cool book, I already have mine.  Check it out at their website Amity Ink.  Another friend of mine I made last year at the Con and who is a pretty ding dang cool artist also is Shane Henderson.  He and his cousin are working on a horror graphic novel that I can’t wait to get my hands on.  Wade Acuff….you just need to come and check out his artwork.  You will be glad you did.  T.D. Roebuck does some pretty cool sketch cards and artwork.  I have a Tom Baker she did for me.  She’s married to a clown though…INKY THE CLOWN!  He’s awesome and should be at the Comic Con also.  He was there last year and was a blast.  Chuck Jett the Chucksquatch will be there doing sketch cards and if you like horror art then you need to check out some of his stuff.  He may even have his own book with him too.

There will be many more artists including the web cartoonists Kevin Hayman who does the ERRANT APPRENTICE comic strip.  Come on out and check them all out while they’re under one roof.  Then later that night at the same hotel will be a couple of get togethers.  I’ll just post the flyers fro them here.

The whole weekend will be a blast.  If I wasn’t already in the Artist Alley I would be getting me a hotel room and enjoy the full two days of the convention.  We’re lucky to have a shop in Mississippi with people who care enough to put this Comic Convention on in our own backyard.  And there will be other shops supporting it from around the state.  3 Alarm Comics from Biloxi will have an exhibitor booth and so will the newly opened CrossFire Comics from Meridian.  There will be plenty of other exhibitors there also so be sure to gather up your family and come out and get your geek on.

JONAH HEX SKETCH CARD

May 18, 2010

Here’s a sketch card I did today of Jonah Hex.

I’ve been doing sketch cards for a while and really enjoy doing them and collecting them also.  This one is for sale if anybody is interested.  It’s only $6 which includes shipping and a stiff plastic sheet for it to ship in.  You can email me for more details at bubbaworldcomix (at) gmail (dot) com

I will also do commissions of anything (within reason) for the same $6.  I work in pencil that I ink in.  If you want something in color we can discuss prices depending on what you want.  The sketch cards are the same size as a baseball card, 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

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COMIC BOOK STORE APPERANCES

May 12, 2010

Two stores in two weeks.  It was AWESOME! I’ll tell you what.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY was May first.  It’s always on the first Saturday in May and I spent the entire day at HEROES & DREAMS in Flowood, MS.  There were a few of us artists there that day.  Myself of course, BUBBAWORLD COMIX.  T.D. Roebuck, Shane Henderson, Wade Acuff, Kevin Hayman (the ERRANT APPRENTICE), Jesse Labbe’ and Anthony Coffey were all there.  Some of us were promoting our books and all of us were doing sketches and sketch cards for the public.

The artist currently known as Chuck Jett spent the day with us too but didnt actually set up to draw.  Here he’s trying to capture someone’s soul.  The place was packed for most of the morning and then the crowd was still good but more managable after lunch time.  I took plenty of pictures of stuff Kevin drew but totally forgot to take any of what I was drawing.  I am the absent minded one at times.

Grand Master Josh was there and even someone turning in our pics to the empire.

It was a great time, I sold sketch cards and sketches and commissions and was very happy.  The store stayed open a little later than normal so I opted to go on home instead of going out to eat with everyone.  I do enjoy when I get to go out and eat with the guys.  I definitely will the next time.  It was an awesome day as it always is when I spend it at the HEROES & DREAMS in Flowood.  This is also the store that will be putting on the SOUTHERN FRIED COMIC CON in Jackson the last weekend of June of this year (2010) at the Cabot Lodge.  I will be in the Artist Alley both Saturday and Sunday.  Be sure to check it out.

The following Saturday I was in Meridian, MS at Crossfire Comics.

This was also an awesome weekend.  Some of the same folks were there with us and more.  Myself ( BUBBAWORLD COMIX ) and my partner on the MISFITS & MAYHEM horror graphic novel Shane Sullivan, T.D. Roebuck and Wade Acuff from the previous weekend.  James Powell and Oliver Twisted came up from the coast area along with Mitch Byrd and Steven Butler and Bryan King ( Neo-Earth ).  Chuck Jett was also there and was set up this time with his art and sketches.

Shane even got Steven Butler to draw him a Savage Sword of Sonic… in case you live in a cave and dont know, Steven is the artist for Sonic the Hedgehog comic book from Archie Comics…..and I just realized once again I forgot to take pictures of the things I was actually drawing.

…and of course there was the jam piece that all the artists contributed on.  Those are always fun to do.  We really need to do one for Heroes & Dreams at the convention in June.

Also I was interviewed by the local news in Meridian while at Crossfire Comics and you can see it here http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/93209049.html