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MS PULP CON 2013

February 18, 2013

This past weekend was a great one.  Went to the MS PULP CON in Jackson , MS .  I promoted the BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL and sold artwork and more importantly, hung out with a lot of old and new friends.  Artists, writers , vloggers, fans, Store owners, cosplayers and even a clown.  Such a diverse set of buddies.
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They come from all over the state and even from other states at times.  The night before was great just hanging out with a bunch of us enjoying getting together.  The laughter didn’t stop for some of us till 2 in the morning.  The con itself was  great.  Visiting friends at their booths while taking a break from mine.  Recognizing  folks that make it to all the events within the area.  Hanging out with new friends that you made at the last event.  Hanging out with three pros and just being silly I tells ya.
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Then the crazy ninja steakhouse was just the topper to the night.  Never been to one of those types of restaurants before but plan to go to another one as soon as I can.  Just wont be as much fun without 15 or 20 friends to go with.
Check out my geek calender for more events around Mississippi.

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BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL AND TIME TRAVEL MEET UP

September 18, 2012

Oh my stars and garters the Festival is just around the corner I tells ya.  Cartoonists, web and syndicated and comic book.  Novelists, writers ( horror , sci fi, fantasy, steampunk, ect. ) will be there.  An Artist Alley.  Three comic book shops from around the state of MS.  Three Paranormal groups.  The Mandolorians , an Anime group, two Steampunk groups.  A couple of ventriloquists and Inky the clown.  The creator of Arlo & Janis , Jimmy Johnson , will be there.  Cosplay will be going on you can be sure of.    NOVELISTS!…. there will be Novelists there too…… Oh , I believe I have mentioned that.  Just about every Web cartoonists in the State of MS should be there with a couple from out of state.  Funs I tells ya.  Sept 29, 2012 at the Coliseum in Louisville, MS.  AND it’s a Time Travel Meet Up also .  Time Travelers are invited to use this as a meeting time and place.  See ya in the funny pages.

BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL 32 weeks to go

February 20, 2012

We are counting down to the BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL.  Sept. 29th ( that’s a Saturday I tells ya ) in the Coliseum in Louisville, MS.  It will go from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.  The entrance fee is only $5.  My word, that’s a lot of entertainment for $5.  The night before  we will be having a big panel discussion about comics, making comics, drawing comics , writing comics and even the same about novels….. well, except for drawing novels ….. oh, unless it’s a graphic novel… I guess we will be talking about writing novels AND drawing novels also.  This event will only cost $2 on that Friday night at the Historic Strand Theater in downtown Louisville, MS.  If you’ve ever wondered about drawing, writing or making your own comics or even novels then this is an event you need to come to.  Ask your’ questions to people that are already doing or trying to do it.  Next week we will be talking about some webcartoonists that will be at the Comics Festival, until then, See ya in the funny pages.

COUNTDOWN till the BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL 34 weeks to go

February 5, 2012

That’s right peoples, in just 34 short weeks, they will seem short to me I tells ya, we will be having the BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL in Louisville, MS in the Coliseum.  There will be Comics , Art & Literature there and even a Time Travel Meet-Up, but more on those things later.  Each week in this column I will focus on something going on at the Festival and talk about it.  This week we will talk about the fact that it’s actually going to take place.  Sept. 29th, that’s a Saturday even, from ten a.m. till six p.m. that evening we will be having some comics goodness with artists, cartoonists, costuming, comics vendors and more.   Join us here each week or check out the info at BUBBAWORLDCOMIX.COM until then See Ya in the Funny Pages.

NEW APPEARANCES

August 27, 2011

On Sept 27th, that’s on a Tuesday, I will be at the Winston County Library from noon till six p.m. signing books and selling art.  I will have some of my original comic strip art and some of my wildlife pen and inks.  I will have my books on CD as a PDF to sell with me but I may not have any regular print books at the appearances.  You can get the books HERE just follow the link and buy one, buy more than one even.  I have eight books out at this moment.  If you order them online they will ship straight to you and you can bring them to my appearances where I can sign and draw in them.  I’m a small independent publisher so this ensures that you have a book and helps me at the same time.

After the Sept appearance at the Winston County Library I will be at the Comics In Columbus Con in Columbus, MS in the Leigh Mall.  It will be Oct 7, 8, & 9.  I will be there for all three days.

I will also have my sketch cards at my signings and appearances.  October is coming up so I might even do some more zombie…. even some more Smurf Zombie cards.  Those seem to go over well.

Be sure to check out my web comics every day at BUBBAWORLDCOMIX.COM .  It updates daily six days a week.

Heroes & Dreams Signing

October 6, 2010

the HEROES & DREAMS anniversary will be Oct 16th in Flowood , MS.  That’s on a Saturday peoples, get out and check them out.  I will be there with my books and art.  I will have the new BUBBAWORLD COMIX GAS GIANT  Vol 1 with me.  The 406 page pdf file book on CD.

Here’s a couple of pictures of the CD books after I’ve done the original artwork for the CD case.  The Chicken and Clown in these pictures have already been sold but the great thing is I can draw more Chickens and Clowns at any time. The first four BWC books and a bunch of extras as a CD book for only $20.

Along with the GAS GIANT book on CD I will have two new “traditional” books with me.  TALES FROM THE APPLIANCE GRAVEYARD: IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN MASSACRE DR BROWN.  This book also contains the brand new content never before seen on the web ZACK THE ZOMBIE HUNTER.  I will also have the MISFITS & MAYHEM VOL 2 with me.  Check out the Check someone used to by the new horror graphic novel and Halloween Humor special with.  ( important info has been whited out ).

isn’t it ironic, I really do think.

I will also have my art and sketch cards with me.

SOUTHERN FRIED COMIC CON 2010

July 4, 2010

It was great , fabulous and I ( BUBBAWORLD COMIX ) had the time of my life, I’ll tell you what.  It was the weekend of June 27-28th and if you missed it I weep for you.  There’s always next year.  Start planning now cause you dont want to miss it.

It’s the third year for Jackson to have a con and the second for me to be a part of it.  It gets better each year.  It gives me a whole weekend to spend with the friends I made at it last year that I only get to see once in awhile every few weeks at the Heroes & Dreams ( Flowood MS ) during the year.  There are plenty of people in costumes, artists in artist alley, exhibitors, and people with comic books and merchandise.

I’ve been in the artist alley for the last two years and June marks the month I put my first collection book out.  I had my 3rd collection book that I released at the con which makes my 5th book total that I’ve put out since June 2009.  Next year I plan to not be in the artist alley and instead get an actual booth for my books and art.  I held off releasing this book so it would be a con release but next year I will be releasing BWC vol 5 at the beginning of June ( I know this because I release something every four months ) and I will be making a special unscheduled release for the Con next year.  THE DOX SAGA.  It’s a sci fi thriller that I’ve already written the whole series for and will be five or six graphic novels.  The first of which will be the Con release at the next con and I will release the others at the next five or six following cons.  I will post more on the DOX SAGA through out the year in more blogs.

DISCOMBOBULATED

June 2, 2010

I will be slightly busy for the next 3 months or so.  June the 12th is the PULPCON in Jackson at the Commons.  Some writers and artists will be gathering for this.  I will be one of them.

While I get ready for this I will also be preparing for the SOUTHERN FRIED COMIC CON in Jackson on June 26-27.  I will be trying to get new sketch cards and sketches drawn up before the con but will also be taking requests at the con also.

But what I have really been working on is more books.  I will be releasing BUBBAWORLD COMIX VOL 3 at the SOUTHERN FRIED COMIC CON.  It’s in my computer and all I have to do is a couple of covers and then I can order it.  This book will feature ” CAPN’ GEEZER:  Port O Pottie Time Machines, Oh My!” on side one and “DAWN OF TIME: The Warm Spot in the Gene Pool” on the other.  Yes, it will be a flip book like the first two comic collections I’ve already put out.  It’s Wednesday so I need to get on the ball and get those covers done.

I’ve also been working on the TALES FROM THE APPLIANCE GRAVEYARD VOL 2.  It will be coming out in October.  It will put in print the special holiday special crossing over all six of my humor titles in the story “It’s The Great Pumpkin Massacre Dr Brown” that appeared on my BUBBAWORLDCOMIX.COM website last October.  As a special somethin’ somethin’ I’m adding a story with a brand new character that has never appeared anywhere on the web or in print.  ZACK THE ZOMBIE HUNTER.  It’s another humor title that will appear in each TALES each year when they go to print.  I’ve been drawing the ZACK pages for the last week or so.  I’ve got the first 14 penciled and inked.  The story itself is 26 pages long.  I’ve been wanting to use this character for a couple or more years so I’m glad that I’m finally doing it.

I’m also working on the MISFITS & MAYHEM VOL 2.  It’s a horror graphic novel comic book with it’s own horror host.  This is one of the very few projects that I work with someone else on.  Shane Sullivan writes three of the stories and I write three of the stories.  Then we talked about the intros and outros with the Creepy Clyde horror host , then I draw and ink it in.  Shane just finished his stories about a week ago and I sat down one Saturday and banged out my three stories in about two hours.  I also finished writing the ZACK story while I was at it.  I’ve just penciled in the first page to M&M today.  It should be between 80 to 100 pages , which mean I need to draw and ink one to two pages every day for the next 90 days in order to get it done in time to put together in my computer and send off to the printers.  All this while also  finishing up the last ten pages to the ZACK story and writing and drawing THIS year’s TALES special that will be on the web for October.  Luckily I have all of September to finish that one.    But I still need to draw one regular humor comic strip a day just so I dont lose my buffer for my daily updated site.

Did I mention I have a sci fi graphic novel series I want to do?  I’ve already written it down….years ago….and am now in the process of thumbnailing the pages for the first of five or six part saga.  It deals with time travel and such.  Most likely it will start appearing in 2011 unless I magically find some spare time somewhere.  I work on appliances during the day so I have to make time for all this comic productions and what nots.

Be sure to make it to the SOUTHERN FRIED COMIC CON on June 26 & 27 and pick up a book or a sketch or a sketch card from me.  I put Vol One out in June of 2009 and now I will have Vol 3 out in June 2010.  Along with the TALES and the MISFITS books that’s a total of five books I’ve put out this year.  I cant wait to see how this next year goes.

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.

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