October 6th, 2021
Hi, friends! How you doing today? I have quite a few things to address so I’ll get right to it.
Brushfire Contest End Date
I’ve decided to run the Brushfire Fan Art Contest until… December 31st, 2021. Meaning you have until the end of the year to get your submissions in!
Don’t know what I’m talking about? A month or so ago, I announced that I was taking in Brushfire fan art from kids (and kids of all ages) to potentially print in the back pages of the first graphic novel, just like my favorite childhood comics did when I was growing up.
You can find character sheets for Brushfire on dennisvogen dot com or my previous contest post; when you’re done with your work, you can submit it over direct message or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve already received some amazing art and you have the rest of 2021 to finish yours! I’ll choose which to print based on my favorites and space available, and those whose work is published will receive one free copy of Brushfire: Wave 1.
This also means that Brushfire: Wave 1 will be officially released in 2022.
…But that doesn’t mean I’m done with 2021. There will be two more announcements by the end of this month, and hopefully they’re as exciting for you as they’ve been for me.
I also have some merchandise updates:
– MN Nice mugs are no longer available online. I sold a highly unexpected amount over the last two weeks (to the woman who bought one at Twin Cities Con and then came back for three more — you’re a legend), so inventory is low and they’ll be first-come, first-serve at upcoming events until they’re gone. There are no current plans to restock.
– Individual black & white issues of all Weirdos comic books are no longer available online. Each got a limited print run, and they will never be printed by me (or certain local printers…) in that format again. These, too, will be first-come, first-serve at events until they’re sold out. A few issues are still on the stands at local comic shops, so be on the look-out there, too.
– Signed copies of my work are available only at events and through my website; I can’t sign something you order off Amazon before they send it to you, but I am more than happy to sign anything you bring to an event. I will not charge you for a signature. That’s just silly.
– I’m available for all your comments, concerns, complaints, or praise about my work. I like knowing what I can do better and what I’m doing well. We can disagree and still get a lot out of a conversation. We have so much to learn and so much we can teach each other.
And with that, I hope you’re doing well, or at the very least hanging in there.
I’m looking forward to these last few months of yet another strange year.