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!


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!


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!