I’d like to thank Phillip Russert of Legendary Illustrations for putting on a great show this past Saturday; there were plenty of creators to meet and buy from, all very nice people that I look forward to seeing again. It looks like things are opening up, people seemed very relaxed as many safety precautions were taken.
I’ll be appearing at the Legendary Art Show Saturday, August 28th between 10am and 5pm. Come by and say hi! I’ll be selling original comic book pages, prints and art cards. I’ll also be available for commission sketches.
Due to COVID-19 concerns the December 6th Suffolk County Comic & Art Expo has been postponed until March of 2021. I’d like to thank organizer Phillip Russert for doing this. He wanted to do a show for creators as all proceeds were to go to them to help.
Stop by and say hi! The show has been set up to be very safe with masks required, social distancing and hand sanitizer.
The promoter wants to help local creators with a unique print being sold, all proceeds going to the artists. The original art will be raffled at the end of the show.
I’ll be doing commissions as well, time allowing.
I remember this video promoting the upcoming Spirits of Vengeance storyline, featuring many of the creative teams. We were excited!
Source Point Press has struck a deal to acquire publishing & distribution rights for the smash-hit, indie-horror comic Cult of Dracula. With a strong, grassroots outreach campaign focusing on local comic book retailers, the unique re-imagining of Bram Stoker’s horror classic from the nightmares of Rich Davis became an underground hit with a devoted cult following. First printings of Cult of Dracula #1, originally distributed by Second Sight Publishing, recorded impressive sales numbers near 10,000 units.
Second Sight’s Publishing Manager, Marcus Roberts, said that Cult of Draculamoving to another publisher is a bittersweet moment for the fledgling, creator focused company. He added that Second Sight did all that it could to market Cult of Dracula, but the comic deserves a brighter spotlight on a larger stage. Roberts concluded by saying that Davis’ future success will be a success for Second Sight Publishing as well. He hopes other creators will see it as an example of Second Sight’s commitment to putting creators first.
Source Point Press sees tremendous upside in adding Cult of Dracula to its impressive slate of genre specific comics. CEO Travis McIntyre says that Davis’ comic fits perfectly into the company’s mission to provide the very best storytelling in horror, scifi, & pulp. Chief Operating Officer, Jacob Way, added that another benefit to the deal is the opportunity to work with Rich Davis. The first time comic creator has already developed a reputation for his tireless work ethic, business savvy & passionate promotional skills.
Source Point Press will solicit a remastered edition of Cult of Dracula #1 with unique cover art, remastered interior art & brand new content through Diamond Comics Distributors. Cult of Dracula will be available for retailers to order in the January issue of Previews.
Writer/creator Rich Davis & artist Henry Martinez say they’re looking forward to the enhanced opportunities with Source Point Press. The creative duo will add a new section called “Bram’s Case Files” to the remastered editions. Davis says this opens up incredible opportunities to explore the many characters in Cult of Dracula in a way that honors Bram Stoker’s original novel. The case files will be very similar to the diary entries in Stoker’s Dracula.
A film adaptation of Cult of Dracula is under development by Sure Pictures.
Although I am not involved with this book, I am promoting it. Secondsight is publishing Cult of Dracula and they do have some great books. I look forward to working with them again in the near future. Support the indies!
Here is a great interview with Jack Kirby with The Comics Journal.
Last week I was on the “Meanwhile: 22 Pages Later” podcast. They are in the middle of editing to post sometime this week. I’ll share the soundcloud link as soon as possible.