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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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APPERANCES AND RAMBELING

August 28, 2011

I’m pretty much about to repeat the previous blog but this one is a wee bit more fun to read cause I tend to ramble a bit I do.  I should do more rambling I think.

THERE’S A COUPLE OF APPEARANCES THAT I WILL BE MAKING. ONE WILL BE ON SEPT 27TH…. THAT’S A TUESDAY I BELIEVE. MORE THAN THAT, IT’S AN ACTUAL TUESDAY. I WILL BE AT THE WINSTON COUNTY LIBRARY SELLING ORIGINAL ARTWORK. ORIGINAL COMIC STRIP ART AND REGULAR ART. I DO SOME VERY COOL WILDLIFE PEN & INKS I TELLS YA. BE SURE TO COME OUT BETWEEN NOON AND SIX P.M. THAT DAY. I WILL BE SELLING MY BOOKS ALSO. WELL NOT SO MUCH AS SELLING THEM AS SIGNING THEM. I HAVE THE BOOKS, EVEN THE NEW BWC VOL 4 READY TO ORDER FROM HERE. JUST FOLLOW THE LINK. I’M A SMALL SELF PUBLISHER SO IF YOU CAN ORDER YOUR BOOK OR BOOKS ONLINE AND HAVE THEM DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOU, THEN YOU CAN BRING THEM WITH YOU TO MY APPEARANCES AND HAVE ME SIGN AND DRAW IN THEM THEN. THAT’S BRILLIANT I TELLS YA. THAT WAY YOU’RE SURE TO HAVE ONE TO BE SIGNED. WHEN I DO ORDER THEM I ONLY ORDER A FEW AT A TIME SO I DONT HAVE TO TIE UP A LOT OF MY PERSONAL MONEY. BY PERSONAL MONEY I MEAN MONEY THAT MY BILL COLLECTORS CALL THEIR PERSONAL MONEY. I WILL HOWEVER HAVE MY BOOKS WITH ME ON CD AS A PDF FILE. LOOK AT ME ACTING LIKE I’M IN THE FUTURE. WAIT… IT’S TWENTY ELVEN …. WE ARE IN THE FUTURE. YEAH, GET A BOOK ON CD AND READ IT ON YOUR COMPUTATION DEVICE… I MEAN YOUR COMPUTER….. LOOK AT ME RAMBELING ON HERE. I HAVEN’T EVEN TOLD YA’S ABOUT THE SECOND EVENT.

HERE I GO TELLING YA ABOUT THE SECOND EVENT. OCTOBER 7, 8 & 9 THERE WILL BE A COMIC CON OF SORTS IN THE LEIGH MALL IN COLUMBUS, MS. I WILL BE THERE WITH OTHER ARTISTS AND WRITERS INVOLVED IN COMICS IN SOME FORM OR FASHION. YOU SHOULD COME AND CHECK THAT OUT. FUN & MORE FUN I TELLS YA. THERE’S EVEN GONNA BE PANELS AT THE EVENT FROM WHAT I’VE BEEN TOLD. COMICS IN COLUMBUS IS WHAT THEY BE CALLING IT. COOL NAME FOR IT , AND I’M UNANIMOUS ABOUT THAT.

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.

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

SIGNINGS, CONVENTIONS and SUCH

April 23, 2010

I , BUBBAWORLD COMIX , will be at some places here within the next three weeks.  April 24th, which is on a Saturday, I will be at the first Arts & Crafts festival in Weir, MS.  One of the things that concerns me of this appearance is the weather.  It may be raining and T-storms that day.  If I wake up Saturday morning and it’s raining I will not be going to an out door festival.  If however the weather is good I will be setting up my tent and may even stat doing Comic-a-tures .  Similar to caricatures but I will be drawing people more like they were a character out of a comic strip or book.

Much like I did myself here.  It’s also the perfect weight loss plan.  I just drew myself the size I ought to be.  I literally erased those pounds.  I will probably start doing these at my other signings if they do well for me.

The next event will be FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Heroes & Dreams in Flowood, MS.  I will be there with other local Mississippi artists drawing sketches, sketch cards and comic-a-tures.  I’m really looking forward to this also.  Every year Comic Book Shops give out special free promotional comics all across the nation on the first Saturday in May.  This year it’s on May 1st.  I believe that they will be open from 10 am till 8 pm.  Check out the HEROES & DREAMS website for more information about them.  I go to Heroes & Dreams a lot now doing signings and sketch sessions and always enjoy myself immensely.  This will be the first FCBD that I spend with them.  I’ve gone to others in different places before.  At one I got the actor that plays Aquaman on the WB Smallville series to sign my Namor #1.

Something else that I’m really looking forward to is the opening of a new Comic Book Shop in Meridian, MS.  Crossfire Comics will be opening the first week of May and will be having an Artist Summit May 8th.  Also on a Saturday.  Myself and some other fine Mississippi cartoonists/artists will be at this gathering.  Steven Butler and Mitch Byrd will even be joining us for this one.  Mississippi needs more Comic Book Stores and Meridian is a good place for one to open.  If you cant make it to Flowood on FCBD and Meridian is closer then show up at CrossFire Comics.  But by all means, if you can make both do it.  Lets support our Comic Book Shops that put on these events for their customers.

If you are on the coast FCBD will be celebrated by 3 Alarm Comics and will have some fine artists there too.  I will be in Flowood that day but do enjoy when I’m able to hang out on the coast with Scott and them.

MISSISSIPPI’s SOUTHERN FRIED COMIC CON will be held the last weekend of June.  June 26 & 27.  The fine folks at HEROES & DREAMS will be throwing another fine Comic Con in Jackson at the Cabot Lodge this year.  I will be there along with some mighty fine cartoonists & Artists.  Larry Kenney the voice of Lion-O of the Thundercats will be there again and he is a blast to hang out with.  I’ve been looking forward to this show all year.  I made some good friends at it last year and will enjoy having a whole weekend to hang out with them.  I provided a link to the con and they have a facebook page for the latest updates.  All three Comic Book Shops I’ve mentioned in this post will be represented there.  I think they are even planning panels this year.  I dont have the details on those yet.  If you’re in Mississippi and enjoy comics or Sci Fi then you should really support this Con.  I was at it last year and I plan to be at it every year they put it on.  Come out and see me at these shows, read my comics at the BUBBAWORLD COMIX web site and I’ll “See you in the Funny Web Pages.”

April Fools Day Special

April 5, 2010

I’ve recently just did an April Fools Special comic this past Thursday at BUBBAWORLD COMIX.  I took my humor strip , CAPN’ GEEZER, and re did it as an action adventure strip for one day.  It’s the humor strip that landed on April Fools Day this year so it’s the one that got the treatment.  Each year I plan to do this with which ever comic title of mine lands on April First.

Here’s an example of  it normally…

and here is one of the pages from the eleven page special….

and I actually put the second page up just cause it had the main characters in it.  Capn” Geezer, Zoe, Bot and Major Evil.  You can pop over to BUBBAWORLD COMIX now and click the link at the top of the page to see it.  But go now cause it will only be up for the month of April.  After that it wont even be in the archives.

Also I have some shows coming up.  May 1st is a Saturday and as the first Saturday in May it is also known as Free Comic Book Day.  HEROES & DREAMS in Flowood, MS participates in this and I will be one of the cartoonists in the store that day drawing comics, sketch cards, sketches and commissions.  Be sure to drop in.  I will be in Meridian on May the 8th with some of Mississippi finest cartoonists celebrating the opening of a new comic book shop, CROSSFIRE COMICS.  Then there will be the SOUTHERN FRIED COMIC CON held in Jackson, MS put on by the fine folks at HEROES & DREAMS.  Larry Kenney, the voice of Lion-O will be back and he is a blast to be around, I’ll tell you what.  There will of course be an ARTIST ALLEY which is where I will be at.  Be sure to come by and find me there.  The con will be the Last weekend of June on the Saturday and Sunday.  I will post more on it as it draws closer.  If you have a facebook page become a fan of the SOUTHERN FRIED COMIC CON.

Pop Culture Art Summit 2

March 2, 2010

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This past weekend was a blast, I’ll tell you what.  What’s better than a bunch of cartoonists/artists getting together and hanging out all weekend and all day Saturday at a Comic Book Store and drawing all day?  Nothing, that’s what, nothing is better than that.  It was the POP CULTURE ART SUMMIT in Biloxi/Saint Martin this past Saturday at the 3 Alarm Comic Book Shop.  Friends of ours from the Jackson area showed up right before me and my buddy did…

….and we just hung out at the shop with the owner, Scott , for the rest of the day.  We all came down a day early.   As I put the pictures up just be sure to pay attention to the walls with all the original artwork on them.

We met another Web Cartoonist from the coast, which is pretty cool.  As I’ve said before , “Mississippi web cartoonists are not abundant in the wild and only a few still live in captivity.”

His site is at  http://www.neo-earth.com/ so be sure to check it out.

Mitch showed up and then it was a party.  We all hung out talking comics and art while checking out each other’s comic art.  Mitch worked on some pages and just inspired the rest of us.  His work is awesome.  If you dont know who Mitch Byrd is then you probably dont know what comics are either.

A bunch of us went down the road to this great all you can eat Italian/pizza place to hang out even more and just pig out on pizza and pasta.  I myself stacked up a multi layered  pile and called it the “Leaning tower of Pizza.” 

there were plenty of artists and people and even tacos provided by the store for the artists.  I loved every minute of it.  Hanging out with old friends and making new ones and reminiscing with people that I had just met.

I was in the back….well except for this picture …. I left to take pictures didnt I.  Hard to take pictures of yourself when you’re not where you were.

Here’s Steven Butler with his art and his “the Mind of Mikey McBean” book.  I got one and I read it.  I suggest yall get one too if you can.  There’s another web cartoonist from the coast I met on the left of the picture.  I’m still looking for where I put the address to his site.  I’ll post it here when I find it cause he had some good stuff.  He should have grabbed a table and joined us, actually.  Maybe next time.

Somebody requested I do Zombie Smurfs…..Of course I did it.  I’m drawing more now.  Sketch cards even.

All the artists there did a jam piece for the owner.  I took this picture before it was finished….there was more done to it after this.  This was a great weekend.  Great Host, great artists , great crowd.  I enjoyed the mess out of it.  I even got to visit with me Aunt that I dont get to see too often.  I plan to show up on the coast again at some time.

I will be at the Heroes & Dreams on free comic book day the first Saturday of May, the 1st, 2010.  The weekend after that there should be an artist summit in Meridian.  I dont have all of the information to put in this blog now but will make another blog about it closer to the time.  I’ll be doing the same for Free Comic Book Day also.  I actually plan to be at Heroes and 3 Alarm again before then.  It’s cool to have some cool comic book shops to hang out at….especially if you’re a cartoonist.