Three exciting updates on some of our local cartoonists here in Oly!
First up, P. Calavara is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his own serigraphy studio and a series of alphabet themed fine art prints! Check out the video below for a look into this cool project. The campaign is 58% funded with only 9 days left to go. For those of you unfamiliar with how Kickstarter works, all pledgers receive incentives related to the project (often a copy of the project itself), but if the financial goal isn’t met by the deadline, nobody gets charged and the campaigner goes back to zero!! Let’s help out our fellow cartoonists by showing our support for independent book projects locally!
Next up, the highly lauded and long-awaited Womanthology: Heroic from IDW is now available for pre-order! Local creator Joamette Gil (whose work is featured in the anthology) urges everyone who’d like to buy a copy of the massive, all-female comics anthology to pre-order before November 24th through Danger Room Comics, the collective’s biggest supporter, using NOV Previews item code NOV110296! Here is part of the massive preview released featuring a page from “Margarite and Leopold” written by Joamette and drawn by Katie Shanahan.
Last but certainly not least, our own Tucker Rzepecki has graced the world with the first full issue of Jack Butchman, Professional Man of Action! You may already remember Jack and his boy sidekick Billy from Frontiers: An Olympia Cartoonist Anthology. You can pick up their brand-new adventures at Danger Room Comics or order them online via IndyPlanet.com!
Danger Room Comics
201 W 4th Ave.
Olympia, WA 98501
(I hope he doesn’t mind me stealing this from his DA page)
OCC member Aerick Duckhugger turned thirty-four yesterday. I’m sorry I missed the party. I’ve also made a long over-due update to the Meet the ‘Toonists page and added Aerick’s profile. Man, I’m being a lousy webmaster.
Just a reminder, if you are a member of the OCC and want your profile on the site, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure your banner is 604 x 120.
In other news, Laundry Day, our second anthology, is set to arrive September 20th. Expect to see copies appear at Northwest conventions and Danger Room shortly thereafter.
The meetings continue to be held at Chelsea Baker’s place at 5pm on Wednesdays. Unless otherwise noticed. (Here’s hoping I get notified in time for a timely blog update.)
I haven’t heard anything as to where we are meeting today if at all. If I don’t hear anything I’ll be headed over to Danger Room at 5 anyway so maybe I’ll see someone. If I do hear from someone I’ll be sure to update you on the proper location.
We’re meeting at Chelsea Baker’s again. 5pm as usual.
This week we are NOT meeting at Chelsea’s. We are meeting at the library downtown – I think. The meeting time is today at 5. If things should change I’ll try to be a good web guy and let you know instead of the lazy bum I’ve been lately
An Even Later Update!
Ignore what you just read up there! Yes, we are not meeting at Chelsea’s. HOWEVER, we are NOT starting out at the library. Today we are kickin’ it oldschool by meeting up at Danger Room, 5pm of course.
See, I did make good on my promise to update things when they changed. Yay me!
Will be hosted at Chelsea’s house at 5pm on Wednesday. Here’s how to get there: