New York Comic Con ReCap!

New York Comic Con 2013 was this past weekend and it couldn’t have been more amazing!!! Such great people and positive energy swirling around everywhere, we were literally in a cloud of love :)
Thank you so much for your support and interest in the work we do. You are the reason we create and turn our macabre midnight musings into consumable art forms.
This year we debuted our Issue #1 of Division, our original IP that is being released as a graphic novel in single issues and eventually collected volumes. We have lofty aspirations for this story so stay tuned for updates on the many new avenues we will be exploring.
We also had brand new artwork and a special sneak peak booklet for Mel’s story “The Realm of REM”. We had brand new character illustrations and paintings as well as a darkly lovely teaser book featuring a story excerpt for added flavor.
So many amazing fans, friends and costumed characters visited us at the convention and made our weekend truly unforgettable. We spent time with fellow artists, aspiring creators and a wide assortment of art enthusiasts, sharing knowledge, stories and future aspirations. We count ourselves as truly fortunate for the opportunity to meet people like yourselves who serve as a constant source of inspiration and drive for us to continue putting our all and everything into creating new worlds, characters and experiences. For that, we thank you from the deepest parts of our hearts.
As a special gift for everyone who came by and showed us love, we’re going to give some back. For the rest of this week, you can get 20% off any art print order placed on our Etsy shop for $35 or more. Just enter the code:NYCC20 at check out.  All prints are done on our heavy weight velvet fine art paper with archival inks (these prints out-live humans!). We strive for the highest quality possible for our images and their lifespans. Just read this excerpt from an email we got yesterday:
“The art print I picked up at your booth was by far my favorite purchase of all of comic con. I cannot stop looking at it. I wish you every success and hope to see more of your work in the future.”
QUEUE WARM AND FUZZY FEELINGS!
Clearly our fans are the best fans ever and we are truly blessed to have such amazing people like you to work for :)
And to close out this little update, here are some of the many friends, fans and lovely faces (and bodies) we enjoyed this year in Artist Alley.
Enjoy!
- Tom

Division Issue #1 Cover Art and Release Date!!!

The time has finally arrived! Here’s a look at the brand new cover of Division issue # 1 debuting 10/10/2013 at New York Comic Con! The issue will also be available for online purchase on that day, but if you want to meet the creators and get a signed copy, you’ve got to come to the con!

The brand new cover image for Division issue # 1! Coming 10/10/13

The brand new cover image for Division issue # 1! Coming 10/10/13

This cover is a completely different design from the special edition teaser that we have out currently. You can pick up a signed copy of that right here: Division Issue #0 The Issue #0 preview won’t be available after the release of Issue #1 so if you want to have both covers AAAnnnd all the cool features of the teaser like: the artists signatures, a copy of the raw script for the sequence in the back and an exclusive look at the preliminary opening action sequence of Divsion, you’ve got to pick this up. It will also wet your appetite, tickle your bloodlust and give you a taste of the world of Division until the first full 27+ page book is out in October.

If you’re wondering what will be in store, here’s a look at a colored (unlettered) panel from the full issue.

1 panel detail from the interior of Division issue #1 coming 10/10/13

1 panel detail from the interior of Division issue #1 coming 10/10/13

October may seem a long way off, but we have some special plans in store up until then so fear not. In the meantime, pick up issue #0 and keep an eye on this blog because we will keep posting more updates with art samples, a contest to get your hands on issue #1 BEFORE it’s October release date as well as links to resources and other cool stuff.

Here’s one cool video to check out. It really spotlights (see what i did there?) how important lighting and lighting direction is for artists and photographers/filmmakers. So much changes with lighting it can literally make or break a work of art depending on the attention paid to it.

http://io9.com/watch-this-womans-face-shapeshift-with-a-simple-trick-473757506

That’s all for today. Like I said, short and sweet. Happy Friday to everyone. Good vibes, prayers and well wishes go out to the people of Boston and anyone affected by the recent senseless violence.

Until next time, share this page, share the word and stay tuned for another update soon.

ne mors capere vos dormientes
-Tom