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!


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!


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!


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!