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I’m out of surgery and can see out of both eyes now so I’m happy to announce that PUPA preorders will finally start shipping starting tomorrow morning…!!!
Thank you all so much for your patience >< !!! It may take a little while to get through all the orders (keep in mind there are around 200 books to ship, which means even if I can get 10~15 shipped every morning before work, which is my plan, it would still take around 20 days to get through them all OTL)
here are some photos of the actual book to give you an idea of what the print quality is like!!
Thanks again everyone for your patience…!!!
It’s with extreme sadness that I announce that my webcomic, I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space!!!, will be leaving the web in a couple weeks. It’s going to be taken down on November 5th.
This is by my own choice, a very difficult choice. As you may or may not know, the rights to LPFOS were bought by Platinum Studios in 2006. In the years since I first became involved with them, more and more of their shady practices have been revealed, to the point where I can’t be involved with them in any capacity anymore. I tried to get the rights back through many different avenues, but there is nothing I can do.
Right now, Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space is one of the comics Platinum is most proud of. They can show it off to investors as a success that they created, despite not doing a thing with the property except for one small print run 6 years ago. I have not seen a dime from them since 2007. Once the initial 6 issues they commissioned were over in 07, I was “allowed” to keep working on the series, which I did because I enjoyed the characters, but I received no payment. I received no support in any other capacity. I built the comic up by myself and with some gracious help from Hiveworks. Platinum Studios did nothing but hold it back. I had plans for a 4th and 5th arc of the comic, but ended the series this past January when I realized things with Platinum would never get better and as much as I loved these characters, I was being taken advantage of by continuing the series.
So I have to take it off the internet. I won’t let my work be used to boost the reputation of this slimy company even a little bit. I’d rather see it disappear. This decision was reached after more than a year of trying to salvage the pieces of this portion of my career, and several fits of crying until I’m too exhausted to get off the couch. I want to give you guys some time to say goodbye to it, read it one more time before it goes away.
I had great plans for it. I was hoping to print three TPBs so people could have the books in print form, and even redrew most of the first six issues in higher quality so the books would look so nice. The image above is one of the new covers I painted for one of the issues in the books. I had a script for an old-timey radio show a la Thrilling Adventure Hour. Oh, and I had a script for a full length stage musical, with a kickass composer lined up. He wrote two songs before everything imploded. These comprise a good half of my “secret projects” for the past two years that I was just itching to tell you all about, waiting for when the time would be right to reveal it. I guess everything comes out at a funeral. Again, all of these things were done without the help of Platinum. I flew out to California in 2011 for a meeting with them about these projects, which they were all gung-ho for when I was there, but once I was back home, all support was cut before it was anything more than a handshake.
I can’t help but feel so foolish. To have sold the rights in the first place, even if I was just a naive kid. To have let them blow smoke up my ass for years. To have ignored the scandals happening all around them, with so many other creators bringing grievances against them. To have continued the series for so long under such circumstances. To have held out hope I would be different and not get bit by this snake.
Young creators, please know that “getting published” is not the be-all-end-all of doing comics. There are so many people in this industry who will take advantage of your eagerness to be a “real comic artist.” Yes, you DO need a lawyer, I don’t care how must you trust that publisher, how big or small. Every contract, every time. Don’t sell something for what you think is a fair price. Know what the fair price is. Know what your value is. Know what the industry standards are. If you can’t get a good deal, don’t take a bad deal and hope for the best. Don’t take a bad deal and tell yourself it’s better than no deal at all. There are so many other avenues.
Well. That’s about it, folks. Thanks for reading, thanks for all the amazing fanart throughout the years, and the cosplay, and the lively discussions. If there’s one thing keeping me from regretting ever creating Susie and the gang, it’s you guys. I will always keep those good memories.
I drew a 9 page comic for an upcoming anthology - jetplastic.net
I can’t post the whole comic yet, but I can show you these 2 splash pages.
I’ll let you all know when you can read the whole thing!
Sample from my short buggy comic, about business deals going sour. Little drama ensues, fighting happens.
Today is the last day to PREORDER your copy as it will be closed Morning morning Eastern time.
Thank you for reading and passing the word!
This has been a great summer for bisexual books. Like Shiri Eisner’s Bi Notes for a Bisexual Revolution which also came out this summer, Anything That Loves is one of the most impressive bisexual books I have read it a very long time.
The sheer diversity is staggering. In this…
Review of the anthology where one of my personal stories appears.
Here are some snapshots of the first print run of PUPA that I produced and handbound for TCAF including a size comparison with my usual comic books - it’s in international A6 size which is a lot larger at about 8.25” by 6”. The second larger print run is going to be in done in Taiwan so the print quality and book quality will probably be even better!
Just a reminder that this is the last weekend to preorder a copy of PUPA! Proceeds go towards helping honey bees.
For $23US, you get for an A6 size book with
- 100 pages B&W!
- 11 pages colour!
- 1 colour pullout!
and shipping from Taiwan is already included in the price!
The book will be perfect bound and will be gorgeous.
Our 27 contributors include:
I’ll be closing down preorders sometime Monday morning EST. After that if you want a copy you will probably have to track one down from a contributor who will be selling copies of the book at events or online after the preorder period.
Thanks to everyone who has been supporting the project thus far! We look forward to getting the books in your hands sometime in late October/early November.
here’s a sneak of my contributions!!!
JUST A WEEK LEFT FELLAS!!
signal boost !!!!
PUPA PREORDERS START TODAY!
PUPA is an anthology with comics and illustrations about insects from 26 artists from around the world.
$23US (includes international shipping from Taiwan)
- A6 size
- 100 pages B&W
- 8 pages colour
- 1 colour pullout
Now available for preorder from September 21st - October 12th! The print run will be limited to preorders, but a small number of books will be offered for sale after the preorder from contributing artists. If you want a copy please order one today! Books ship October.
Proceeds from book sales will be going towards The Foundation for Preservation of Honey Bees. The book cost includes international shipping and helps us cover Paypal fees and conversion fees (from USD to TWD).
We will only print books based on the number of preorders and books requested by contributors. Once they are gone they will be gone! I helped Lawn edit and design the book. We would really appreciate your support. Thanks for looking!!
I’m late to the party but I am in this anthology! My comic is short but I still giggle thinking about it. Preorder here.