12.09.2011

Richard Moore's early Christmas present!

Hey, everyone! I'm back again with lots of exciting news (or, at least, news that's exciting to us here at Sequential Treasures H.Q.), so let me just cut right to the chase.

First off, our scanner issue has finally been resolved. I've gotten a new scanner and am back up to full operational capacity. This means that I will not only be able to replace the images of art I've recently posted, via my digital camera, with much better quality scans (in fact, I've already started to do so), but now new art updates can begin again in a much more timely manner.

And speaking of new art updates, that brings me to the other bit of news I have: A new 20 piece art update from Richard Moore. In this batch we have the complete 18 pages from Chip: Second Crack #2, the original cover to Chip: Second Crack #3, and a beautiful pin-up piece of M'Lady (shown right here)! They've all been updated to our art gallery, so head on over and give them a gander. Any of them would make a wonderful Christmas gift for that one you love (even if that person is yourself). Just think of this as an early holiday gift from Richard Moore and Sequential Treasures, to all of you. And as always, any art order of $150.00 or more gets free shipping across the globe. That big man in the red suit isn't the only one who can offer that.

Well, that about does it for now, but I'm sure I'll have some more news and tidbits for you before the year comes to a close. So, until next time, peace out!

11.29.2011

Hitting The Shelves: Gobs #3

Hey there, my fellow art fans. It's once more time to give you all the lowdown on some upcoming work from one of our talented list of artistic masters. Onward and upward....

Getting released this week is Gobs #3 from Antarctic Press and our own Richard Moore. In the third chapter of this four issue mini-series, the gang's new pub--built in the petrified body of a dead giant--is now less a quaint drinking spot and more a reanimated killing machine rampaging through the countryside. Houses are smashed, elves are eaten...and the gobs finally decide they may have to leave their afternoon at the swimming hole and get involved. Expect hilarity and zaniness to ensue, just as you've come to expect from the mind of Richard Moore. And here's some words from others on what they think of it:

"Moore’s vision is unique and I really enjoy it." - Comic Book Newbie

This book is flying under a lot of folks radar, so make sure you pick up your copy at your local retailer this Wednesday. Just look for the cover image shown here. And if they don't have any in stock, tell them to order some.

Also, with the holiday season having officially started, why not get someone you love one of the most unique gifts you can: original art. It is one-of-a-kind, can be enjoyed all year round, and can be a special connection between people. So, stop on by our art gallery and place an order for some of Richard Moore's art (or any of our our other represented talents). As always, any art order over $150.00 get FREE SHIPPING worldwide. Make the season a bit more special and bright, by giving the gift of original art.

That's it for this one, gang. But I'll be back soon with more stuff for you, perhaps even our last art update for 2011 (you certainly wouldn't want to miss that). So, until next time, peace out!

11.11.2011

Randy Kintz at the Portland Comic Book Show on Sunday!




Hey there, comic art enthusiasts! As the year is coming to a close, there's still lots of things happening around the old Sequential Treasures homestead. So, let me dish on what is going down.



First off, Happy Veterans Day to everyone! Sequential Treasures would like to throw out a salute to all the men and women who fight and sacrifice, so we can enjoy the freedom to do as we do. Our own Randy Kintz is a veteran, so it is even more important to us to take a moment as thank all of those who serve to protect our way of life. You can join us in doing so at our Facebook page, where we've set up a nice little way for you to express your thanks to Randy and all veterans. I hope you will do so.



Next, this Sunday is the Portland Comic Book Show in Portland, OR. It's not only the state's longest running comic convention, but a mainstay on Randy's own schedule. He'll be hanging out in Artist Alley, with some original art and sketchbooks on hand, as well as doing sketches for the fans. On top of that is his usually array of incredible prints, including a new Black Cat piece that is getting debuted at this show (you can see it on our Facebook page, too). But, take note, some of his classic prints will be getting retired after this show. So, if you are in the area this Sunday make sure to stop by the show and see Randy. It is his last show appearance for 2011. You can get directions and more info on who'll be at the show, at their website. Also, if you are very observant, you might even see a certain blogmaster roaming around the show as an attendee.



Of course, if you can't make the show, you can still get yourself some art by Randy from our art gallery (as well as some art from all of our other fine talents). We live to serve here at Sequential Treasures H.Q.



That's all for now. I'll be back soon with more news and info for you all, I'm sure. Until then, peace out!

11.07.2011

Hitting The Shelves: Batman and Robin #3





Hey there, my faithful comic art fiends! Time to once again give you the lowdown on some upcoming work from our talented creators, that's due to hit the comic shops this week. So, let us get to it!



This week, we have the release of Batman and Robin #3, featuring the inking prowess of Mick Gray, as DC Comics continues the "steamroller" know as The New 52! In this installment, as Robin does all he can to keep his own killer instincts at bay, Batman focuses his energies on Nobody, the deadly enigma from Bruce’s past who has arrived in Gotham and is hellbent on forcing him to accept a new world crimefighting view, even as he infiltrates the Waynes’ personal lives. The drama and action continues!



While many of these New 52 books are getting some nice buzz, Batman and Robin is certainly one of the most praised. Just look below at what some of the critics are saying around the weberverse:



"...Batman and Robin #2 is a fantastic follow-up to a spectacular issue #1." - Erik Norris of IGN Comics



"Batman and Robin #2 is simply a comic with a lot of soul. We need more of this." - Devon Sanders of Chud.com



"Batman and Robin #2 was another great entry from the team of Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason." - Kevin of Comic Book Revolution



"There's always room for a comic like 'Batman and Robin'..." - Greg McElhatton of CBR



" Gray’s work gives definition to Gleason’s pencils... It’s breathtaking work." - Iann Robinson of Crave Online






As you can see, the good word on this book doesn't seem to be slowing down. So, make sure to pick up a copy of the latest issue at your LCS this Wednesday. Just look for the cover image shown here. But if you are the impatient type, or simply need more convincing, make sure to check out this six page preview of Batman and Robin #3. You'll be glad you did.



Also, I have an update on the scanner issue. We soon might have a new one, which will mean better quality images of future art updates (not to mention better scans of some of the recent ones we've had). It's not a sure bet just yet, but I'm hopeful that by the end of this month Sequential Treasures will be back to full operating capacity, as far as providing great images of our comic art for sale.



And speaking of that, sales have been... how to put this... extremely dry of late. I'm really at a loss to explain this, especially as we've been updating new art for sale fairly regularly again. With the holidays just around the bend, I'm hoping to see amajor change on this, so we can end our year on a high note. We've even lowered the prices on most of our current inventory. So, if you've been pinching your pennies, now is the time to strike. Stop by our art gallery and place an order. Remember, all art orders of $150.00 or more get FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world! Can't ask for much better than that, can you?



Well, that's all for now. I'll be back soon with more news and maybe even an art update. Until then, peace out!

10.19.2011

Ben Hansen does BellCon 2011 and more!




Hey there, my faithful ones! Time for your blogmaster to drop some knowledge on you, with some news you should have. Today, it's all about our own Ben Hansen.



First off, if you will be in Ferndale, WA this Saturday, you'll have to be sure to stop by the Bellingham ComiCon. They've got some really good guests this year, not least of which is Ben Hansen. He'll be there with his usual array of prints and comics, as well as doing sketches for the masses. This is Ben's last appearance for the year, so you don't want to miss your chance to see him, if you can. He can be found at table #50 (in the artist alley section) and the show runs from 10 am to 5pm. You can get all the necessary information at their website.



Next, I hope you've all been keep tabs on our Facebook page. If not, you are missing out on a set of sneak peek images from Ben's upcoming story from Moonstone Comics. The preview images are from the pages of Zombies vs. Cheerleaders #5. Based from the 5finity card set, the series blends teen angst with undead horror. This is the first part of a two part story. I'll be adding more previews later this week. So, make sure to check in with the page and get a gander at what Ben has in store for you. Think of it as an early Halloween treat. Part one of the story is due out later this month. I'll be sure to let you all know when it's ready to drop.



Lastly, I wanted to throw out a last minute reminder that the Marla Bea Breast Cancer benefit art auctions are ending later today. As you know, Ben Hansen (as well as Randy Kintz, Mike Vosburg, and Matt Haley) donated a piece to this wonderful cause. Many of the pieces up for grabs are still are very reasonable prices, so you have no reason not to throw on a bid on some of the great art that is available. You can view all the donations right here. Do your part to help a very worthwhile cause.



Well, that's all for now. I'll back again soon, as I'm expecting some new art shipments in shortly. Until then, peace out!

10.12.2011

Are you looking for some new art?




Hey there, original art lovers! Sequential Treasures is back to give you the lowdown on some new art you can obtain for yourself. So, read on and get your knowledge on!



First off, the art auctions for the Marla Bea Breast Cancer Benefit have begun. This is the benefit's third year in action and they've done a lot of good with the previous art auctions. With nearly 50 pieces collected for this year, there's lots of great art up for grabs with all the proceeds going to help fight breast cancer. A worthwhile cause, if ever there was one. There's even pieces from our own Mike Vosburg, Matt Haley, Randy Kintz and Ben Hansen. You can see and bid on all the art for the benefit right here. Go on and throw some bids out there. The auctions will be running until October 19th, so you have plenty of time to do so. You just might get some great art and help a very important cause.



Speaking of Ben Hansen, if you don't feel you are the lucky type to win some great art, you can always buy some from us. We've just added several new pin-up pieces from Ben Hansen, onto our art gallery. They feature either Transformers or battling babes! Plus you have lots of other great art from our list of fine talents. Stop by the art gallery and check them our for yourself. And don't forget, anyone who places an art order of $150.00 or more gets FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world! Now, that's a deal that's hard to beat.



Lastly, I have to say I was a bit surprised to get no response from any of you, on how we can improve the service here at Sequential Treasures. While I'd like to believe it's because we are doing everything right, I'm afraid even my ego isn't that large. So, please, let us know what we can do to make things even better for you all. We honestly take your suggestions and concerns very seriously at Sequential Treasures HQ.



Well, that's it for now. I'll be back soon with more new art and news for you all, even as we start to make plans for some stuff for you come 2012. There's no resting on our laurels around here. Until next time, peace out!

10.10.2011

Hitting The Shelves: Batman and Robin #2






Hey there, everyone! We're back with more upcoming news for all your Sequential Treasures followers and some other bits of interest. So, strap in and let's get this show on the road!




This Wednesday sees the release of Batman and Robin #2, featuring the peerless inking of our own Mick Gary, from DC's new 52 reboot. It's father and son action, as Batman and Robin face the new menace of the villainous Nobody. That is, when they aren't verbally sparring with each other. This series was one of the better selling ones from the reboot last month and the reviews on it seem to suggest it is a bit of hit with folks. Here's a sampling of what's being said:




"If you are looking for a Batman book to pick up look no further than Batman and Robin." - Kevin of Comic Book Revolution




"Batman and Robin #1 is well paced book with a small dose of action, great dialogue, a memorable new villain, and great work by the art team." - Andrew Asberry of Batman-News.com




"The storytelling is crisp, punchy and clean—in both words and art—even when they both get pretty dark." - Jonathan Messinger of Time Out Chicago




"Batman & Robin #1 is, so far, one of the best of the New 52 releases." - Iann Robinson of Crave Online




"This issue was enjoyable from beginning to end." - Ben Gilbert of Panels On Pages




"... ultimately this tale is fresh, engaging, and a reason to breathe a sigh of continuity-relief." - Joshua Yehl of IGN




So, what more do you need for me to say? Make sure to pick up your copy of issue #2 at you LCS this week. Just look for the cover image shown here.




Now, I'd like to do a little something different. Art sales have been very light around here of late and it is something that needs to change. However, rather than my usual tact of trying to come up with something to help do that, I'm going to give the floor to you, our consumer base. I'd like to know your thoughts. Is there something we aren't doing, but should? Something we are doing, that we shouldn't? Is there something you'd like to see us doing more of? Or less? Or something we are totally missing the boat on? I don't pretend to have a lock on knowledge around here, so let us know what we can do to make the experience more interesting and enticing for you all. You can post your suggestions here, or at our Facebook page, or drop us an email from our art gallery. We really do value your thoughts, so let us know what you are thinking.




Well, that's it for now, but I'll be back soon with more news and art updates. Until then, peace out!

9.29.2011

Of Comicons and Cancer Benefits...





Hey there, my faithful art fans. Time to once again give you all the latest scoop on the happening around the Sequential Treasures home base.



First of all, I'd like to thank all of those who came out to see us at the Jet City Comic Show last Saturday. I'd like to, really, but folks would have had to show up for me to do that. This was probably just about the worst attended show I've ever seen. There were more vendors and artists walking the floor than fans. Needless to say Sequential Treasures will NOT be making an return engagement there. Maybe the show's creators should make sure people actually will show up to the event, before they host it.



Be that as it may, it still hasn't slowed down our own plans. As since October is soon upon us, so is another event that has become a mainstay for us: The Marla Bea Breast Cancer Benefit. For those of you not familiar, a friend of mine start up this benefit a couple years ago, to help raise money to fight breast cancer. He uses donated original pieces of art, from many generous artists, and auctions them off with all the proceeds going to a research center in Iowa that is working for a cure to breast cancer. He does it in October, as that is also breast cancer awareness month.



Those of us who are a part of Sequential Treasures have always helped out in years past and this year in no different. Several of our artists have donated an original piece for the cause. Here's a list of this year's pieces:




  • Arcee (from the Transformers) by artist Ben Hansen


  • Dagger by Mike Vosburg


  • Poison Ivy by Randy "Rantz" Kintz


  • Spider-Woman by Matt Haley


You can see all of the art pieces our artists listed above donated on our Facebook page. You can learn more about the benefit, as well as all the other artists who are donating to this worthy cause at their website. The auctions will be starting on October 12th and can be found at this eBay account. Please, do your part and help to support a very worthwhile benefit.


Well, that's all for now. But there is more coming down the pipeline, as we swing into the final months of 2011. Make sure to stay tuned here, as these things develop. Until next time, peace out!

9.20.2011

New Mike Vosburg art for sale and convention news!



Hello folks! Well, I'm back again with more news, info and new art for sale. That sure didn't take long, did it? Things are really moving around Sequential Treasures HQ, so let's get right to the good stuff:



First off, we've just added several new pieces of art for sale from artist Mike Vosburg. We have four new pin-ups, featuring Vampirella (as shwon here), Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris and more. As if that wasn't enough, we also have three new published pages of Mike's creation, Lori Lovecraft. The links provided will take you to the pieces. Place an order, if you see something you like. It's all good stuff!



And now, I have some convention news for all of you. This weekend, it will pay to be a west coaster. For Randy Kintz, Ben Hansen and I will all be at the Jet City Comic Show in Seattle, WA this Saturday, while Richard Moore and Mick Gray will be at the Sac-Con in Sacramento, CA on Sunday. So, it's a weekend of meet and greet with Sequential Treasures and much of her artistic roster. If you can make either of these shows, please do as we're always happy to talk to the fans. Link to the shows websites have been provided, so you can get all the details.



Whew! It sure is a busy time for all of us here, but that's the way we like it. That's all the news I have for you right now. I'm sure I'll be back soon, though, with even more. So, until then, peace out!

9.19.2011

Hitting The Shelves: Gobs #2



Once again, my faithful followers, it's time to give you more news about some upcoming works, from one of our illustrious talents, which will be available this wednesday in all finer comic shops!






Given the major art update we had this weekend, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that Richard Moore is keeping things rolling. Gobs #2 is due out this week from Antarctic Press. In this issue of the four part mini-series, Milo and the rest of the gobs have finished turning the hollowed-out body of a dead giant into a pub. They reward themselves with a fun, refreshing dip in the old swimming hole. Yay! Splishy-splashy fun! ...Oh, and the giant comes to life and goes on a deadly rampage. More whacky hijinks from the master of merthful comedy. Just look for the cover shown here.



The series has been getting some good reviews thus far. Here's a couple of them:



"The crisp, cartoony, black & white line work in the book is perfectly matched to the script's irreverent style." - Luke Matthews at the Geek Elite Blog at IGN



"[Richard Moore's] art brings it all to life." - The Comic Book Newbie



And don't forget, we just added almost 40 pages of Richard's art for sale at the art gallery. The pages are from Chip: Second Crack #3 and Boneyard #2. Free shipping for any art order over $150.00, too. Head over to the art gallery and place your order now!



Well, that's all for now. But there's more stuff coming this week, including another update of art and some convention appearance news. You'll certainly not want to miss out on those. So, until then, peace out!

9.17.2011

The Richard Moore art update you've all been waiting for!



Hey there, all you original art lovers! Some big news for you all today. I've got some of the biggest and best news to hit you all with today, so let me just get to it!



Sequential Treasures has just added almost 40 pages of new art for sale from artist Richard Moore. These are the page sets to two complete issues, as well. But the biggest news, is the titles they are from.First is the complete 17 pages to Chip: Second Crack #3, while the rest are the complete 22 pages to issue #2 of Richard's most beloved series: Boneyard (to which one of the pages is shown here above)!



I've been asked many time when interiors from Boneyard would be available to buy and that time has now come. You can check out all these new additions right here. But get your orders placed quickly, as I expect the best pages to go fast. Also, don't forget, that any order of art for $150.00 or more gets FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world!



That's all for now, but I have more on the way. I'm expecting more new art before the end of the week and also have news about some more upcoming new works due to be released, as well as some conventions appearances. So, things aren't slowing down in the least around here. Be sure to keep checking in here (as well as let us know what you are thinking about these things). Until next time, peace out!

9.12.2011

Hitting The Shelves: Batman and Robin #1

Hey there, faithful one! Well, things are really picking up around the old Sequential Treasures H.Q., which is just how we like it. There's lots of news to let you all in on, so let's get right to it.

First off, we have some new work hitting comic shops this week. DC Comics big relaunch has taken the comic world by storm and our own Mick Gray is a part of the proceedings. Due out on Wednesday, is the Batman and Robin #1 relaunch (which features Mick's inks over the pencils of Patrick Gleason). Bruce Wayne is now teamed up with his son, Damien, but what will be harder for this new dynamic duo: the villains they face, or trying to work together? The only way to find out is to pick up a copy. But do so fast, as this book is one of several that has had a sellout at the distribution level and later printings, while forthcoming, will be tough to come by. Just look for the cover shown here, when you pick up your weekly stash.

But that isn't all, as Mick is going to be doing some local shop signings to further promote this debut launch. On the 15th, you can see Mick at Illusive Comics and Games in Santa Clara, CA. He'll be there from 5pm to 8pm, autographing copies of the book, as well as doing some sketching and talking comics with those who attend. Then, on the 17th, he'll be doing the same at Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA from 12pm to 3pm. So, if you'll be in the area of these shops during these times, make sure to drop by.

Shifting from comic in shops, to comics on the web, we have Randy Kintz's work on Columbia's Underbelly for Darkbrain Comics. Columbia’s Underbelly is a 116 page story that will be told in 5 chapters – first one starting this week – and then with bi-monthly issues to its completion. So, make sure to join up at Darkbrain's website (linked here) and check out what craziness Randy will be bringing to you. You can see a sample page of it right here.

Lastly, if you haven't joined our Facebook page you are missing out on some fun stuff. Of late, I've been putting up "sneak peek" art from upcoming works by our array of talent. A few weeks ago, I gave you glimpses into Batman and Robin #1. This week, I've been putting up some teasers to Ben Hansen's upcoming one-shot from Moonstone Comics called Air Vixens. So, make sure to "like" us and you'll be able to check out some interesting tidbits on yet to be released works from our roster of artists.

Well, that about does it for now. But there's more to come very soon. I have some new art expected in from some of our artists (including some Richard Moore work I've been asked about more times than I care to remember), plus some convention appearances within the next couple weeks. So, don't expect things to quiet down here for some time. Until next time, peace out!

9.05.2011

A not very "labor-ious" art update!




Hey there, art fiends! I hope you all had a great Labor Day holiday, as we mark the unofficial end of summer. But just because the temperatures might start to cool down, we are only heating things up at Sequential Treasures H.Q.! And what better way to show that, than with a new update of awesome art for sale.

First off, we have serveral new pin-up pieces by the illustrious Ben Hansen. In this batch we have them featuring the characters from Transformers, B.P.R.D., and a really sweet Batman (done in zombie style). In addition, we have a beautiful new pin-up of Ms. Marvel, which you can also see above, by the one-and-only Mike "Voz" Vosburg! You can check all of them out at our art gallery. Head on over and place an order. You'll be glad you did (to say nothing of the wonders it'd do for us).

Also, if you have joined our Facebook Page, you really should. Aside from also posting the latest news there, I've been doing extra fun stuff, like posting up special "sneak peeks" at some upcoming art by our wonderfully awesome rosster of talents. Recently, I posted up several preview images from the upcoming Batman and Robin #1 relaunch, courtest of our own Mick Gray, which is due out later this month. I have more coming up from others in the future. So, come over and join in the fun!

Well, that's all for this time, but there's plenty of more stuff coming up over the course of this month, including more art updates (including some art several of you have been asking for), some upcoming convention appearances, and new books hitting comic shop from several of our artists. So, it's going to be a busy month around here. You'll want to check back here often, to keep up with it all. Until next time, peace out!

8.22.2011

New art for sale and new changes!



Hey, everyone! There's a lot happening with Sequential Treasures right now, as our changes continue. Some you'll like and others not so much. So, let's get to the latest developments.



First, we've just added almost a dozen new pieces for sale today. We have a cover from Randy Kintz, which is some of his earliest work. Also, we have lots of new pages from inker Mick Gray. These feature his work on Batman and Robin, Brightest Day, Jonah Hex, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne and the Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Abin Sur (which is shown here in the image above)! All of these pages are penciled by either Patrick Gleason or Ryan Sook, so it's going to be good stuff. Be sure to check these out.


Sadly, though, Not everything is so cheery. As you may have noticed, the prices on all our art has gone up. I've strived very hard to keep prices down, but the economic realities just forced my hand. My costs for running this operation aren't getting smaller, but the sales are. However, there is a bright side to this. For now, any order of art totaling $150.00 or more, will get FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. That's right free domestic and international shipping for all orders of art totaling $150.00 or more. So, I've tried to lessen the impact of this necessary price increase. I may have had to bow to the economic harshness of these times, but I'm still trying watching your bottom line, as well.



That's all for now. Convention season is still in gear and I know several of my artists have new books due out next month, so you'll be hearing about more stuff soon. So, stop by the art gallery and check the new stuff and place an order! Until next time, peace out!

8.19.2011

News, news, and more news! Read all about it!



Hey, everyone! Your faithful blogmaster is back to give you the latest news and info on our awesome array of talented artists. There's a lot of stuff to cover here, some of it good and some not so much, so let us get to it!






First off, Randy Kintz's work is making the rounds in a very special way. You recall last September I told you how some of his art was part of a museum exhibit called "Comics at the Crossroads," which featured many artists from the Pacific Northwest and focused on how the art of comics and the graphic novel has had a substantive impact of literature and history. Well, the exhibit is making the rounds and will be at the Boise Art Museum in Boise, ID. The exhibit will debut there tomorrow and run through Nov. 27th. If you are in the area, make sure to stop by and check it out. It's a big honor for Randy and we here at Sequential Treasures couldn't be prouder of him. You can get more info at the museum's website.






Next, just in case you missed it, Mick Gray did an interview at the DC Comics blog this past Tuesday. In it, they talk to him about his long career and other things. Best of all, you get a sneak peek at a couple of pages to Batman and Robin #1, from the upcoming major company reboot starting next month. It's pretty cool stuff, so make sure to read up here, if you haven't already.






Lastly, and sadly the part that is the bad news I mentioned, there's still more changes happening at Sequential Treasures. Due to a complete drought of sales for the past several months, and with me seeing no way to avoid doing this any longer, I must unfortunately inform you all that, very shortly, prices on our artists art will be increasing. My costs of running this operation aren't getting any smaller and this is really the only thing left for me to do. As you all know, I've strived very hard over the past several years to keep prices lower and more affordable to allow more people access to the wonderful treasure trove of art from our talent. But economic realities don't cease, just because we want to be nice. So my advice to all of you, is that if you've been eye-balling a piece on our art gallery from a while, but have been holding off on buying, you'd best pull the trigger ASAP, or you'll be paying more for that piece in the near future.






Well, sorry to end this post on such a down note. Hopefully, things will pick up soon and I can come back with brighter and happier news in the next one. We still have convention season going strong and I know of some upcoming shows our talent will be at, as well as some new comic works that are set to debut over the next couple of months. So, there is more good news ahead and I'll be sure to bring it to you. Until then, peace out!

8.01.2011

Don't faint, but it's a new art update!





Hello, all! Well, I'm back with some more excitement for you all. It's a sort of bad news/good news/bad news kinda thing. So, let's get started, shall we?










First off, our big summer sale was a big summer flop. I don't want to say sales were dry, but the business was mistake for a part of southern Texas and put on a high drought warning. I really didn't know what to make of this, other than folks aren't interested in sales (which is fine with the artists and I, as we prefer getting full price for the art). So, never let it be said I never bow to the wishes of the consumer. Effective immediately, no more sales... EVER! Who says we can provide "instant gratification?" Certainly not I!










Now, while this might be considered bad news, here's the good news part. I've updated some new art for sale. Yes, an actual art updated has happened (try not to pass out). All 21 pages of Fire and Brimstone #5, featuring the peerless talents of Richard Moore, are now up on our art gallery and available to purchase. You can check them out for yourself. However, this is where the other bad news comes in, the quality of the images isn't the best. As I'm still scanner-less, I had to use an old digital camera to get the images for the gallery. They are not of the usual quality you have probably come to expect (the image shown here is one of the best of the bunch). But, when you've got no money, you do what you can. And that's what I did here. [Edit 8/5/11: Just added today are 10 new pin-up pieces from artist Ben Hansen. That makes over 30 new pieces of art for sale this week, so let's get on the stick and place some orders, folks, as you've no excuses to not do so now!]










Well, there we go. Short (somewhat) and sweet (well, maybe more bitterly sweet). That'll do it for this time, but I'm sure I'll be back soon with more stuff for you soon. I sense big changes are coming to Sequential Treasures, so I'll be sure to keep you informed. Until then, peace out!

7.20.2011

'Tis the (convention) season....



Hey, everyone! Just stop by today to give you an update on some appearances by some of our vaunted talents.



First off, as most already know, tonight starts the epic San Diego Comi-Con! It's the biggest show all year and it only makes sense of our awesome artists would be there. First up, we have Mick Gray, who can be found in Artist Alley at table #FF-03 throughout all five days of the show. Mick will have the usual array of prints, plus plenty of original art, and doing sketches. Also, if you are really nice, he might give you a bit of a glimpse into what he'll be doing on the reboot relaunch of Batman and Robin, in line with DC's "new 52" event this fall. So, you need to make sure to mark his table as a place to go at the show.



Not to be outdone by that, is Jason Craig, who's not just doing one show this weekend, but TWO! First, he'll be at SDCC from tonight's preview night through Friday morning. Then, it's time to hope a red-eye flight to get to the Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville, KY for Saturday and Sunday. At both shows Jason will be doing sketches and have some originals for sale, but the big news is the project he'll be debuting at these shows. I can't spill the beans, but I can say he'll be working with that living legend of entertainment, John Carpenter! Can't get to work with anyone bigger than that, unless you directly work with God himself, can you? Make sure to stop by and say hello to Jason, if you are either of these shows. Just look for the handsome fella in the pic shown here.



You can get more info on Fright Night Film Fest at their website, and more about SDCC at theirs.



Lastly, I'd be remiss if I didn't remind you that our massive summer sale is almost over. It ends tomorrow night at 11:59 PM (PST), so you've got less than 36 hours left to save. There is still a lot of great art available. So, head on over to our art gallery and place your order ASAP! We won't have another sale this big again for quite some time. You'll be sorry if you miss you chance to get some great art and a rock bottom price!



Well, that all for now. But the summer is far from over yet. I'll be back before you know it with more news and info for you all. Until then, peace out!

6.28.2011

Hitting The Shelves: Gobs #1



Hello, once more, my faithful ones. Well, as the saying goes, "when it rains it pours!" After being fairly silent for a while, now things are seeming to steamroll ahead at a breakneck speed. After yesterday's big announcement, we have some new comic work coming out this week, from our own Richard Moore.



Tomorrow sees the release of Gobs #1, from Antarctic Press. Here's the basic outline for this four issue mini-series: Gobs are the worst. Just the worst. Don't think goblins'll ever move into your neighborhood? Don't be too sure. After getting kicked out of their favorite pub, this typically vile group builds their own pub...in the hollowed-out body of a dead giant. Lovely, eh? So beware...Gobs are coming. Make sure to look for the comic shown here, when you hit your local comic shop this Wednesday. It looks to be another winner from the demented mind of Richard Moore!



Also, just a reminder, that Friday starts our massive summer sale on selected artists. So, if you want in on the huge savings, check out what's available on our art gallery and then place your orders will all due haste. You won't be sorry.



That's all for now. I'll be back soon with even more news for you. Until then, peace out!

6.27.2011

Bringing another kind of "summer heat" to you all!



Hey, everyone! Well, summertime is officially in full swing! Things are heating up all over, but nowhere more than they are at Sequential Treasures. As those of you in the know already know, when summer hits, so does our annual major summer sale! This year is certainly no different.



So, having talking it over with our various array of talents, here's the break down of who is involved in this year's extravaganza and how low the discounts will go:



Ben Hansen: all current inventory 35% off the listed price!



Randy Kintz: all current inventory 35% off the listed price!



Richard Moore: all current inventory 35% off the listed price!



Matt Haley: all current inventory 40% off the listed price!



Wow, some major league savings on a lot of really great art! And by "all current inventory," we mean ALL of it. Cover, pages, pin-ups, the whole works. If it is on the gallery, it's at those discounted levels. But that's not even the end of it. I've decided to add a small incentive, as any order placed for over $100.00 or more, will also get a special little something from me, as well. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I'm sure those who do so will enjoy it (and this will even be extend to purchases of art by artists not involved in the sale, as well, because I'm just a nice kind of guy that way).



So, when does all this madness begin? Well the sale starts July 1st (at 12:01 a.m. PST) and will run through July 21st (until 11:59 p.m. PST). That's three whole weeks to get in on these massive savings! So, don't delay in getting your orders in. Go to our art gallery and check out all the great stuff that's available, then place your orders promptly (as I doubt the best stuff will be sticking around very long)! Let Sequential Treasures help you kick off the summer in grand style!



Also, for those interested, Randy Kintz's commission raffle, which I told you about last time, have ended and the winners chosen. The grand prize winner is Jerry Livengood (who is obviously doing that!)! Congratulations to him! I'll try to be sure to let you all see a picture of what he chose for his commission, as soon as one is available. To get the info on who all the various levels of winners were, you can read that right here.



Well, that's all for now, but there are still other things brewing in the background at S.T. HQ, which I can't tell you about now, but will later when the time is right. Until then, don't forget to get in on our awesome summertime sale! Peace out!

6.22.2011

Matt Haley's left turn at Albuquerque!






Hello, my fellow art fans! It would seem that things have been quiet around the Sequential Treasures HQ for a while... a bit too quiet. Well, we're hoping to change all that, with some major news bits for you all today.






First off, if you are going to be in Albuquerque, New Mexico this weekend, then you'll surely want to stop by the Albuquerque Comic Expo. Why? Well, there are lots of reasons, but none better than our own Matt Haley will be in attendance there. He'll be talking about a project he's working on with, none other than the legend himself, Stan "The Man" Lee (who will also be at the show). Plus, he'll also be talking about his awesome Star Wars fan film, Blackstar Warrior, as well as doing sketches and the like. So, if you are in the area, stop by the show and spend a few minutes with Matt. You'll be glad you did. But this is just the beginning of our news.






Randy "Rantz" Kintz also has something special going on, as well. He's holding a special commission raffle contest. The price per ticket is $5 , with a max purchase of 15 tickets per person. Only one person can win a prize, to keep it fair for everyone involved. There are also incentive prizes, for people to purchase more than one or two tickets. You can get more info on this, as well as a list of the incentive prizes right here. But your time is limited to get in on this, so don't delay in getting your chance at some really cool art and stuff. Of course, if that fails, you can always pick up something from Randy's eBay listings, or something of his from our art gallery, which are just as cool.






I also want to bring your attention to something a good firend of mine alerted me to. There is a benefit to help a family in need who lost their dad/fiancé recently. This friend also has a piece of thier own artwork as part of the benefit. Sequential Treasures has always liked to help out in situations like this, whenever we can. So, head over to the website on this, to get all the details on how you can help and perhaps get some awesome art in the process.






It wouldn't be a news report, if I didn't update everyone on the scanner situation. Well, I still haven't replaced it yet, as sales have been beyond light. Despite this, however, the problem will be resolved shortly. To get this side of the program rolling again, I made a very large personal sacrifice to get the funds needed for a new scanner. So, it will not be long before we are running at full steam with art updates again. Of course, that won't be until after the last bit of news I have for you...






As summer is officially here, you all know that it's almost time for our huge summertime sales event, that we hold every year. I'm currently working out the details with our stable of artists, but will have a more defined outline of who'll be involved and how deep the discounts will be. So, make sure to stay tuned here in the coming days, as I'll be providing that information very soon. Probably be a good idea for you to start saving your pennines now, too.






Well, that's if for now. I'll be back before you know it with our big summer sale info, as well as some other news and info as it happens. Until then, peace out!

5.18.2011

West Coast Wanderings: More appearances by our talent!



Hello again, everyone! I hope you all had a fun-filled Free Comic Book Day event where you were. Those of us at Sequential Treasures certainly did. In fact, you can see some photos of the happenings at our new Facebook page. If you have a moment, stop by and check them out. Needless to say, we are looking forward to next year's event.



But you don't have to wait that long to see our talent in person. This weekend will have several of our awesome artists making show appearances along the west coast. So, make sure to take note of the info your blogmaster is about to impart to you.



To begin, Mick Gray will be attending the Big Wow! Comicfest (formerly known as the San Jose Super-Con). He'll be on hand, not only doing the usual signing and sketching he's known for, but he'll actually be doing a workshop tutorial called "Inking Comics... Not Just Tracing," where you can see first hand just what is involved in the daily work routine of a comic book inker. This is a first for Mick and should be of interest to all you original art lovers out there. The show is this weekend (May 21-22) and you can get the location and other show info at their website.



Then we come to the Spokane ComiCon, which is also this Saturday (May 21). Both Randy Kintz and Ben Hansen will be among the many guests at this show. They will be doing sketches and have lots of original art on hand. On top of that is their large array of find prints. In fact, Ben Hansen has two new print which will be exclusive at this show (one of which you can see above). Even you humble blogmaster will be there, although as a fan, not in an official capacity. Just look for the guy walking around the show with an art portfolio under his arm and that's likely to be me. You can get more info on this show at their website.



Lastly, an update on the continuing scanner issue. As of now, there seems to be no end to it in sight. With sales having all the robust feeling of a ghost town, I don't know when this situation will alleviate itself. Of course, you can always try to help change that, by heading over to our art gallery and placing an order for some of the great original art that is up for sale there. You support, as always, is greatly appreciated. I really do want to get back to new art updates soon, so please do all you can to help.



Well, that's all for now. Hopefully, I'll be back soon with more news and info for you all regarding our vastly talented artistic stable. So, until then, peace out!



5.04.2011

Free Comic Book Day 2011 with Sequential Treasures!





Hey, folks! Well, I promised you a rundown on what our plans were for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. Are you getting jazzed for it? We certainly are here, since it also the event's 10th anniversary, as well.





Sequential Treasures will be at Central City Comics in Ellensburg, WA for the event. I'll have all the originals from our bevy of talents with me, as well as some sketchbooks by Richard Moore, as well as our exclusive prints that we had available at Emerald City ComiCon a couple months back. And, just because I'm so nice and want to get into the full spirit of the day, the store isn't the only one who'll be giving out free comics. I'll be handing out some free comics for kids who show up, as well. But that's not the end of the festivities.





Randy Kintz will also be there with me. He'll be doing sketches and the like, plus he'll have his large array of prints, including his new ones that just debuted at Boston Con last weekend. And the store's owner has some of his own plans, which includes other artist guests (in this case, Jason "Eternal Descent" Metcalf and Jason "Super Real" Martin), discount of selected products, and a raffle for some cool prizes (which you can get tickets for with every can of food you donate to their food drive). On top of all that, he'll also be opening the shop an hour earlier than normal, to give folks more time to get in on the fun. You can get the shop's location information at their Facebook page. We look forward to a good time to be had by all!





But this isn't the only places where you can see some of Sequential Treasures talent. Ben Hansen will be at Docking Bay 93 in Mount Vernon, WA and inker Mick Gray will be at Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA! So, you have multiple opportunities to see our talent up close. But no matter where you are, I hope you all will have a good FCBD event, wherever you might be. Enjoy the day! {Update: 5/6/11: Just learned that artist Jason Craig will be at a shop call Outer Limit Comics in Murfreesboro, TN}





That's all for now. Time for me to get thing ready for the big event. I hope to see some of you there. For the rest of you, 'll probably just have to wait to read my post-event report. Until next time, peace out!

5.03.2011

Hitting The Shelves: Strange Aeons Magazine #5



Hello, once more, Sequential Treasures fans! Your humble blogmaster has returned to bring you the latest news on the happenings of our crew of talented artists. So, sit back and read on!






First off, we have some new product that has just been released, featuring our own Ben Hansen. In Strange Aeon Magazine #5, which has just come out, Ben has a short story in it called "Night of the Driving Dead!" Basically, take fast cars, racing, and some zombies and mix thoroughly. It's wild stuff, to be sure. While Ben has provided cover art for the magazine in the past, this is his first time doing an interior story. So, you certainly don't want to miss out on that. The series has been described as "Heavy Metal Magazine meets Tales for the Crypt," which is just about as good a description as you can get. If you are a sci-fi/horror fan, you need to check his series out. This is a small publication, though, so your local comic shops might not have it in stock. If they don't, just head over to the Strange Aeons website and order it directly from the publisher. You'll be glad you did. The wraparound cover to this issue is shown above.






Now, an update on our scanner problem. Well, it still has not yet been replaced. I've had a few minor sales since I last spoke on this, but we are still a long way off from me having the needed funds to replace this vital piece of equipment. So, again, I ask you all to please open your hearts (and wallets) and head over to our art gallery and make a purchase. Your support and assistance in this matter will be more than greatly appreciated. I really don't like not being able to update new art for sale, so everything you do to help can only benefit us all.






That's all for now. But I'll be back tomorrow with news on our plans for Free Comic Book Day, which is this Saturday! We've got some cool things planned, that I think you'll like. You don't want to be left out of the loop on that. So, until then, peace out!

4.26.2011

Coast to coast with Sequential Treasures talent!




Hey there, my fellow art fiends! Well, it's time once again to drop some knowledge and info on you, concerning the talent roster of your favorite comic art dealership. This time out, we have a couple for you.






First off, Randy "Rantz" Kintz will be at the Boston Comic Con this weekend. It's one of the bigger shows of the year and so we are very pleased that Randy was able to be a part of it. Make sure to stop by his artist alley table and check out all his wares, including a couple of new prints that he's debuting at this show. You can get more info on this show at their website.






Meanwhile, at the same time and on the opposite side of the nation, Mike Vosburg will be one of the attendees to the Anaheim Comic Con in California, hosted by Wizard World. Mike's one of the longtime vets of this industry and has worked for most of the major companies. As one of the old schoolers of the industry, you have a rare opportunity to talk with one of comics most prolific artists. If you are at the show, stop by his artist alley table to say hello and check out his art. You'll be glad you did. More info is at the show's website.






Lastly, an update on the scanner situation. I have to report, that there is no change to report. A couple of very minor sales have taken place since I last spoke on this, but we are still a long way from the funds needed to replace this vital piece of equipment. So, the lack of art updates looks like it'll be continuing on for a little while at least. You can always try to help out yourself and buy a piece of art from our art gallery (especially if you won't be attending either of the shows listed here). Any assistance you can give on this will be greatly appreciated.






Well, that's all for now, but I'll be back soon, with some news about our plans for Free Comic Book Day 2011! You certainly don't want to miss out on that. So, until then, peace out!

4.12.2011

Hitting The Shelves: Batman and Robin #22 and more!


Hey there, everyone. It's certainly a red letter day today, for reasons both good and bad. Let's start off with the good, as your blogmaster is here to give you the lowdown on some new comics coming out this week, which spotlight Sequential Treasures array of talented creators. And this week, we have two offerings for you.


First, is the concluding chapter to the first story arc by the new creative team on DC's Batman and Robin. Batman and Robin #22 will be hitting the shops on Wednesday, featuring the inks of our own Mick Gray (over the pencils of Patrick Gleason). And remember, after this issue, the regular team will be taking a break to get caught up on deadline, but will return on issue #26 or 27. So, don't drop the title just yet, as Mick and the guys are just getting warmed up for their run. Also, stop by our Facebook Group and check out the variant cover image to this issue (done by the great Gene Ha).


Second, we have the release of Richard Moore's Ladies of the Night one-shot from Antarctic Press! This is a pin-up book, featuring Richard doing what the fans love to see him do... draw those beautiful females. But these ones come with a twist, as they will all feature some to give them a "touch of evil." Sounds intriguing, no? Well, make sure to look for the cover image shown here, when you hit your LCS this week.


That was the good news, now here's the bad: On top of the scanner situation, which is no closer to being resolved since last your heard from me, my printer has also now died on me. When it rains, it pours. So sales, which were already extremely important, have become even moreso. This is a full blown, five-alarm call to arms! Now, I'm not one to beg, but I do implore all of you to help out in any way you can. Buying some art from our art gallery is the best way, but just spreading the word to others and directing them to the gallery would be almost as good. We really need some sales rolling in now, or it could be quite some time before you see any new art for sale. And I do have new art to scan and post, but that won't happen, until these very important computer components are replaced. So, please, do everything you can to help resolve this, because without your help, the Sequential Treasures train will be grinding to a halt. And I'm sure that no one wants that to happen, least of all myself.


Well, that's it for now. I hope to be back soon with some positive news on the scanner and printer fronts, as well as some news for our plans for Free Comic Book Day. Until next time, peace out!

3.31.2011

Hitting The Web: Vermicide #1 from QEW Publishing


Hello, my faithful art lovers! Well, it looks like I'm back even sooner than I expected. Today I'm gonna hit you with something a little different. It's a published work from one of our illustrious talents, but not in a way you would expect.


Starting today, the one-shot comic Vermicide: Death By Worm is now available to purchase. But you won't find it at your local comic shop. No, it's only available as an e-book from QEW Publishing. This is obviously the wave of the future for comics and so those of you who are technologically advanced enough and have the proper tech gear, you can get in on this. Our own Ben Hansen has provided the art on this e-book one-shot, including the cover which is shown right here in its colored glory. You can get downloadable copy of the comic (for a small fee, of course), directly at the QEW Publishing website.


Then, of course, you can go and purchase the actual cover art, or any of Ben's other great works (or any of the works from any of our talent roster), at our comic art gallery. The cover is still available right now, but there's a lot of great art there just looking for a good new home. So, do your part and pick up a piece or two. And, after all, we still have our little "scanner issue" here at Sequential Treasures HQ. So, every sale is very important right now! As always, your support is greatly appreciated.


Well, that's it for now. I hope to be back soon with even more good stuff for you all. Until then, peace out!

3.30.2011

See Mick Gray at WonderCon this weekend!


Hello again, folks! Your faithful blogmaster is back to give you the lowdown on an appearance by one of our awesomely talented artists, as well as a few other tidbits of interest. Let's get to it, shall we?


As most of you know, this weekend is the WonderCon in San Francisco. It's one of the more popular shows of the year, with plenty of great stuff to see. Well, our own Mick Gray will be at the show this year. He'll have the usual array of original art and prints with him, as well as some previews to some upcoming things he's working on. So, if you are at the show, make sure to stop by table AA-025 in artist alley, which is where Mick will be. Tell him Sequential Treasures sent ya. And check out the WonderCon website for more info.


And speaking of Mick, if any of you were filling out your comic orders for May, you might have noticed that Mick (along with Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason) were not the team listed for Batman and Robin #23. Not to worry, though, as I spoke with Mick and he told me that the team doing that issue is going to be doing a three or four issue arc, to give him and the regular team some time to catch up (and even get ahead) on their deadlines. They will be back on the series come issue #26 or 27. So, don't drop the series, if you've been liking their work. There's is plenty more to come soon.


And lastly, I wanted to, once again, update you on our scanner situation. As you know from the last time I updated here, my scanner has died and I don't have the funds to replace it. So, there will be no more art updates, until I get a new one, but that can only happen if you guys buy some of the product we have on our art gallery right now. You don't have to go crazy, but every little purchase helps. So, dig into those wallets and help me to remedy this situation as quickly as possible. I don't want to go for a long period without art updates, just as I'm sure you don't want me too, either. You support is, as always, very much appreciated.


Well, that's it for now. I hope to be back soon with more news and info for you all, regarding our vast array of talented inkslingers (as well as a positive note about the scanner issue). We convention season just starting to ramp up, I'm sure you'll be hearing about more appearances from the talent in the coming months (and let's not forget Free Comic Book Day, which even your blogmaster is busy planning for). Until next time, peace out!

3.15.2011

A most important art for sale update!


Hello again, my comic art groupies! We are back with an all new art update, with art from several ofour artists. So, let's not waste any time and get to it, shall we?


First off, Ben Hansen gives us a few new pin up pieces, featuring the likes of the Fantastic Four, X-Force's Domino, and the original art to the War Machine print we had at ECCC this year (and this piece also comes with one of those print, as well).


Nest, Randy Kintz adds a couple of new pieces to the lot. We have the cover art to the Hollywood Highways OGN, from Portal Comics (which is shown here above). And we have a soon-to-be-published pin up that spotlights the ladies of DarkBrain.com.


Last, but by no means least, we have another update of stuff from Richard Moore. Now we have 10 pages from his upcoming Ladies of the Night one-shot, due out next month from Antarctic Press, which can be your's. I don't mind saying that these are probably among some of Richard's finest work (which when you look at all the great art we've showcased by him over the last few years, that's really saying something. You just have to see these to believe them.


Lots of very cool stuff to see, no doubt. So, head on over to our art gallery and check them all out. Then place your oders with the quickness, as I don't expect the best pieces to be around for long.


But, as you might be asking, how does all of that make this the "most important" art update we've ever had? Well, will all this goodness, it only stands to reason that some bad goes with it. While I was working on this update, my flatbed scanner died. After 5 years and a few thousand scans, it is no more. Unfortunately, I do not currently have the funds to purchase a new one. So, without some serious sales in the very near future, there could be no new art updates for some time. This is certainly not something I want, nor do I think any of you out there want this, either. Please help me to avoid this possibility and help me get enough sales to replace such a vital componant for this operation to continue running. I normally don't ask for things like this, but this is an extreme situation that must be addressed soon. As always, your business and support is greatly appreciated by all of us at Sequential Treasures.


That's all for now. I'll be back soon with more news and info on our artists and other happenings. I also hope to report that the scanner situation has been quickly remedied, as well. Until then, peace out!

3.10.2011

Emerald City ComiCon: Post Show Report



Hey there, my artistic fiends! Well, ECCC 2011 is now in the books and history. It was a great time by all account and that includes us at Sequential Treasures. After having a couple of days to decompress from things, it's now time to give you our usual post con report.




This year was a bit different for me, as I didn't get out and about at the show like I normally do. I manned the booth most of the show (like shown in the picture here). This enabled me to see a lot of attendees, a few of whom I already knew. Many of whom, though, I did not. I did notice just how many great costumes there were this year. So, I complied a small catalog of the better one and posted those pics on our Facebook Group. If you are on Facebook, you should check these out (as well as my acerbic attempts at humor on them). Some of these folks really went all out on this.




It was good having Randy Kintz in our booth, as it made the booth feel more of a place to be (which is something I was concerned with, since our booth was on the opposite side of where artist alley was). He sold quite a few prints and did some sketches. A Wonder Woman, Lady Death, Batgirl, and Black Cat were all among the ones he did. But I think my favorite one, was a fun head shot he did of the Joker as a Green Lantern. It was certainly one of the more inventive ones I saw him do.




Speaking of prints, our Transformers jam one did very well and was quite popular with folks. Even ones who stopped by the booth and didn't pick up one, still had nothing but positive comments about it (although, maybe my blasting the Transformers: The Movie soundtrack helped in that, too). I'm certain we'll do another one for next year. I just need to pick the subject matter. Only sold a few pieces of original art, though, but hopefully, with this show growing every year, some of those big spenders will start coming to this one.




While I was at the booth most of the show, I did get out a little each day to get some comics signed and get a few sketches. I noticed that most artists prices are really getting high nowadays. So, I guess if anyone wondered if the recession is over, now you know. Being limited in my funds I didn't get nearly as many sketches as I have in past shows, but I managed to get a few nice pieces by names like Todd Nauck, Erik Larsen, Andy Kuhn and a few others. But if I have to pick my favorite of the show, it's either my Green Lantern by Francisco Herrera or the Spider-Girl by Mike McKone. Both of those were very awesome. But you be the judge and check them out yourself.




I didn't get to any of the panels, or do much comic shopping (although, I did get a decent grade Incredible Hulk #120 from 1969 for only a few bucks). I guess that's just something I'll have to start planning on for next year, because we will be back next year. I've pre-paid for an artist alley table and will have both Randy Kintz and Ben Hansen there with me again (and perhaps even on either side of my table, if things work out right). So, if you didn't get to the show this year, or if you did and just forgot to stop by, you'll have another shot next year.




Our next appearance event will be for Free Comic Book Day in Ellensburg, WA (in which I'll again have Randy Kintz in tow with me). We had a good time at Central City Comics last year and they wanted us back again this year. So, if you'll be in the area on that day, make sure to stop in an join in on the fun!




That's all for now, folks. I'll be back soon with more info on things and maybe even an art update or two. Until then, peace out!

2.28.2011

Are YOU ready for the Emerald City ComiCon?


Hey there, original art lovers! Well, with February pretty much a done deal, it means it's almost time for the Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle! As you know, I've been slowly teasing you all with Sequential Treasures plans for the show, but now, with crunch time upon us, I'm going to spill it all for you right here.


First off, we will be found at booth #1007 in the Exhibitors section of the show floor. You can look at their map of it, to see where we are. Put us pretty far away from artist alley, but whatcha gonna do? I hope you all will be willing to make the trek across the show floor to our booth though, as we have lots of cool stuff planned.


To begin, we'll have several of our artists on hand. Randy Kintz will be at our booth all three days, as will Ben Hansen (who'll be floating between our booth and the "Sketch Crew" tables in artist alley, which are table a-15 through 17). Last, but certainly not least, Matt Haley will be at the booth, but only on Saturday, as some work deadlines will only allow him to be at the show for one day. He, also, will be co-hosting the Blackstar Warrior panel on Saturday at 12:00 pm. You can see it on ECCC's programming schedule. They will all be doing sketches, plus Ben and Randy will have prints and sketchbooks with them, many of them new and debuting at this show.


And speaking of prints, there are two exclusive prints that you can only get from the Sequential Treasures booth. One is a War Machine piece by Ben Hansen. The other is a jam piece by Randy Kintz and Ben, featuring the Transformers, to honor the 25th anniversary of the original Transformers: The Movie (back from 1986). You can see images of both of these prints on our Facebook Group (they both are really awesome, if I do say so myself, and I don't expect them to last very long, as supplies will be limited).


There will, of course, be plenty of original art on hand to purchase from our various artists (not just the ones at the show, either). I'll be lugging over 400 pieces of original art for sale, including some pieces that have not been made available on our art gallery as of yet. Anyone at the show will be getting first crack at them. So, get their first and purchase fast, as I know the good stuff will disappear quickly, as it always does.


Lastly, lest you think we are only about ourselves, we have some really great things to show our giving side. First, is that we are taking donations for the HERO Initiative. As they do not have a booth set up at the show this year, Sequential Treasures has decided to "pick up the slack." It is a most worthy cause, to help older creators in their golden years (many of whom did not have a lot of the benefits and rights that creators today have). In addition, anyone making a donation of $10.00 or more will get a an original sketch card piece by Randy Kintz or Ben Hansen. They have graciously offered to help this noble charity, by doing so (but as with most things, supplies of the cards are limited). And, as if this weren't enough, we will also be giving away free comics to any kids who come by the booth (not to worry parents, they will be age appropriate stuff). But, again, this will only happen while supplies last.


Well, there you have it. The outline for our show time plans. Plus, who knows, maybe we'll even squeeze in another surprise or two. So, I trust I can count on all of you who are going to the show to stop by out booth? I thought so. How could you resist such awesomeness? Answer: you can't!


That's it for now. When next you hear from me, it'll probably be our post show report. So, until then, I'll see you at ECCC in Seattle! Peace out!

2.21.2011

New Richard Moore art availabe to buy!


Hey there, my art loving followers! Were back with some more news and updates for you, as you like it. So, let's get things rolling...


First, we have just added all 16 pages to Far West: Bad Mojo #1 by Richard Moore and Antarctic Press. Richard's elven bounty hunter is one of his more enduring creations and this now means we have the complete set of page to both issue of her latest mini-series, available to purchase right away! Pictured above is just one of them. So, go to the art gallery and check them all out. But don't delay in placing your orders, as this stuff will be going to the Emerald City ComiCon with us and there's no guarantee that it will all be here after we get back. Place those orders ASAP!


And speaking of the upcoming show, it's time for me to give you all another little taste of what we have planned for it. Well, we're doing something we've never done before at any show and are going to have exclusive prints for sale. These are prints that you won't find anywhere else and can only be bought from Sequential Treasures directly. You can see one of the planned prints posted up at our Facebook Group right now, featuring the artistic styling of Ben Hansen. On top of that, we'll have original art for sale, which has not yet been posted to the art gallery. So, your first chance to view them (and purchase them) will be at the show. If these don't make it worth your while to stop by our booth (#1007 in the exhibitors section, in case you didn't know), then nothing will!


Well, that's it for now. We've still got a lot of last minute details to work out before the time of the show, but we'll be here to give you more news an info as we always do. The countdown to ECCC in upon us and I hope to see you there! Until next time, peace out!

2.18.2011

Batman and Robin #20 verdict: An overwhelming winner!


Hey, everyone! Well, things are really moving along here at Sequential treasures HQ, as we get ready for our big convention debut for 2011! But before we get into any of that, here's a couple of others things that we wanted to let you know about.


First off, with Mick Gray now the regular inker for the very popular series Batman and Robin, we've been curious how his debut issue (#20, for the record) has been received by the comic reviewing community. Well, the word on the street is in and it looks to be a big hit with most folks. Below are some of the choice comments from some review related site about it:


"In just the first few pages of their first issue on this series, Tomasi, Gleason and Gray have sold me." - DS Arsenault of Weekly Comic Book Review


"I cannot wait to see more of this series and it finally seems like this is going to be in great hands for the future." - iFanboy


"It's delivered everything I want from this series: great writing, exceptional art and a plot that could be as odd as what Morrison accomplished during his tenure on the title." - Erik Norris of IGN


"There is no filler here, no panels used to get to the big guns; everything is done with obvious and painstaking attention to detail." - Iann Robinson of Crave Online


"... this issue was great. It’s opening was heartwarming, it’s ending was a classic cliffhanger, and the stuff in-between made for an excellent read." - John Barringer of A Comic Book Blog




I guess we have a overwhelming hit on our hands, folks. So, if you haven't already check the book out, do so now (the variant cover to the issue is shown above)! Get in on the book that has folks talking.


Next up, I have a special treat for you, but only if you happen to have a Facebook account. At Sequential Treasures Facebook Group, I've just posted a few advanced images from Richard Moore's upcoming one shot called Ladies of the Night, which is due out in April from Antarctic Press. It's basically a pin up book, with little verses that go with each image. It's Richard doing what his fans love to see him do. The images shown will be in the book, but you get a sneak peek of them right now. So, if you don't have a Facebook account, maybe this will give you reason to get one. If you do have one, then you need to join our Facebook group. And once you do, you'll be checking out some exclusive content for us that you won't see anywhere else.


And now, as promised, I'm going to continue to give you all some tidbits on the fun we have planned for the Emerald City ComiCon, which is now only two weeks away! We at Sequential Treasures aren't solely about ourselves. We like to help out others, too. So, that's why we will have a donation jar for the HERO Initiative at our booth (#1007 in the exhibitors section). It seems that this year there will not be a booth at the show for this great organization, so we wanted to do them a solid and give them some kind of presence at the event. But that not the end of it. For those who make a donation of $10.00 or more, our own Randy Kintz will do you a personal sketch card piece. The amount of cards are limited to only 30, so it's "first come, first served." It's just a small way for us to help out a very worthwhile cause, which is very close to our hearts, while also making it fun for all of you guys. So, when you stop by our booth, make sure to do your part and help out.


That's all for now. I'll be back again, as we edge closer to ECCC time, with more info on things. Until then, peace out!