Blog Update, the blueprint 2

updates on our Kickstarter

we have had so many updates to our kickstarter since we launched on 7/11. thank u so much to those of u that pledged early and spread the word about it. we know we’re asking for a good amount of money, but we really want to create the best-looking product that we can make. we want to have something that we can be really proud of to show people our stories as well as give our fans and followers something worthy of their bookshelves.

so we’ve added some new tiers, reduced the prices on other tiers – all to make the book and its perks more accessible to everyone. check out ALL of our updates on the UPDATE tab on our kickstarter page –¬†https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/822502594/the-blueprint-2/updates. our latest update is that we will be giving away a PDF of Hyperboy and Return of the Way from THE BLUEPRINT 1st issue with every physical copy of the new book pledged on the kickstarter! since The Blueprint was created 10 years ago, we don’t have any more copies of it to sell or show. (there may only be one existing copy among the entire studio.) but we do have the digital files. we’ve had a couple of people ask where #1 is since this is for #2. keep in mind that both Hyperboy and Return of the Way for The Blueprint 2 are reimaginings of the stories. they are not a continuation from #1 and, if you pledge for a physical copy of #2, you will see the growth of the stories as well as the art for both of them.

thank you for following us so far. if you haven’t seen these yet, here are the 3 of the 4 pinups for our kickstarter. if you haven’t done so already, please be sure to check out and consider supporting this book – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/822502594/the-blueprint-2

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Blog Update, the blueprint 2

The Blueprint 2 Kickstarter

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The Blueprint 2 Kickstarter from Identity Comics Studio

our kickstarter is now LIVE! we want to be able to put this book with these stories in your hands but we can’t do it without your support! i know we may be asking for a lot but we promise to pour every bit of our hearts and souls into the project to make sure we have the best quality product we can make. and we’ve got some fun swag up for grabs too! not to mention more serious pledge rewards like commissions and even original pages.

please check out what we’re trying to bring to you and consider a pledge. share with your friends and let’s create fun art together!

Blog Update, the blueprint 2

kickstarter event

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ID Comics Studios will be launching its first KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN on JULY 11, 2016 – and we want u to join us for the party! use this hashtag #IDBLUEPRINT2 to spread the word!! the kickstarter will be for an anthology book of short stories – all illustrated by the 3 studio members Jerry Gaylord, Bryan K Turner, and Penelope R. Gaylord. we will be working with some great writer friends – Kenny Groom and Jeffrey & Susan Bridges – to give these stories the fun, strong backbones that they need. we’ll have some great rewards for those that are willing to support the project with us to make this nearly decade-long dream become reality!

We’ve created a Facebook Invite to remind folks of the Kickstarter’s launch date – July 11, 2016. head on over to the ID FACEBOOK PAGE to accept the invite as well as see behind-the-scenes art that we’ll be posting throughout the campaign. wear ur party shirts, kids, cuz it’s gonna be fun times!

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thinking ahead

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ID CREW and Loading Snacks Crew!

hey guys! well we’ve managed to survive the first half of comic con season with our 3 back to back to back conventions behind us. we went from Virginia Beach to Orlando to Washington DC and now we’re home! this awesome selfie is with the cool guys of the podcast/youtube Loading Snacks! it’s always a pleasure to see them, especially at our home show of Awesome Con. we’re still gathering our pictures from each of these cons but on top of all of that, we’re thinking ahead!!!

1st kickstarter announcement

we’re going to be launching a studio kickstarter finally with some of our stories that we’ve had floating in our brains since we started this studio like 10 years ago! phew!! we’ve been bustin our collective behinds breaking into the comics industry and recently the animation industry, all from an area where neither of those things are commonly found. and now we’re finally able to revisit our creator-owned ideas & stories with all the knowledge we’ve learned since we started this ride. the kickstarter is going to an anthology of a few short stories that will later be turned into a bigger story. more info will come as we get closer to launching it in JULY.¬†keep an eye on our ID FACEBOOK PAGEfacebook.com/IdentityComicsStudio¬† for more current info on that!

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awesome con 2016

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well, we just got back from MegaCon and we’re heading right back out to Awesome Con! pics from all of these back to back to back cons will come next week. in the meantime, if you’re in the Washington, DC area, come out to the show and say HEY to us! we’ll be in the ARTIST ALLEY TABLES P3-P4-P5! (we’re right next to the Kid Zone.)

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megacon 2016

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MegaCon Artist Alley – TABLES A358, A194, A201

we just got back from Tidewater Comic Con and we had a great time out there! met some new people, chatted up with old friends, enjoyed all the love given. but there’s no rest for the wicked! we’re getting ready for the next show that start THIS THURSDAY – MEGACON in Orlando, FL! all 3 IDSTUDIOS members will have their own tables but sadly we’re all spread out around the artist alley. be sure to use THE HANDY MAP ABOVE to find each one of us. Jerry “theFranchize” Gaylord will be at TABLE A358. Bryan “Flash” Turner will be at TABLE A194. Penelope “Peng-Peng” Gaylord will be at TABLE A201. we’ll have prints, books, original art, and doing commission sketches all weekend from Thursday-Sunday May 26-29th.

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tidewater con 2016

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hey guys! Tidewater Comic Con is here! this is the first of 3 back to back (to back) conventions for IDSTUDIOS. next week is MegaCon in Orlando, and after that it’s Awesome Con in Washington, DC!

if you’re in the Virginia Beach area, come out to the show and find all 3 of us in the artist alley – TABLES A516, A517, A518! we’ll have books, we’ll have all sorts of prints, and we’ll definitely be doing sketches all weekend long! there are celebrities at this show too so there’s plenty for you to do. oh, and it’s VA Beach so LOTS of fun happening all over the place. we had a fantastic time there last year on our first visit and we’re hoping for more of the same. keep an eye on our IDSTUDIOS FACEBOOK PAGE for pics of sketches at the con!

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FCBD 2016

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Free Comic Book Day is fast approaching! May 7th is the day after the newest Captain America:Civil War release and there’s nothing better than celebrating comics to keep the rush high. Penelope “Peng-Peng” Gaylord will be representing the studio that day and celebrating it with Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD. it’s honestly one of THE best comic shops in the area, dare i say even on the whole East Coast. the shop always brings out guests, have a great sale happening, and even a super cool vendor or two for their “Third-Eye Faithfuls”. it also marks their anniversary so we were more than happy to be asked to be a part of the festivities.

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Jerry and Bryan both have separate prior commitments that day so unfortunately they will not be able to make it out. Peng-Peng will be holding down the fort that day. so look out for this banner (and her) in the Guest Tent! she’ll have her prints, large and small, as well as her new stickers for purchase. the shop will also have some comic titles that she has worked on available to buy! and if she hasn’t lost her head in prepping for the event, she may even bring some free comics to give away. cuz what’s a FREE COMIC BOOK DAY without some FREE COMICS!

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playing catch up

flash animal
by Bryan Turner
dog-web
by Jerry Gaylord
dogs
by Penelope Gaylord
thefranchize red
by Jerry Gaylord
red riding hood
by Penelope Gaylord
flash red
by Bryan Turner
thefranchize lava
by Jerry Gaylord
lava goddess
by Penelope Gaylord

2016 has been a bit of a rough start with some unexpected punches coming our way. but we keep on keepin on! Flash is still hard at working doing storyboards for not one but 2 shows! theFranchize is busy working on a new comic series with Dynamite. and Peng-Peng is working on a couple of different illustrations for Acme Archives Direct. all of these things that we’re working on we can’t really share until much much later. so in the meantime, here’s the rest of those ID daily sketches that we’ve had time for.

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2016 is here!

flash dino
dinosaur by Bryan Turner
flash alien
alien detective by Bryan Turner
franchize roller derby
roller derby gal by Jerry Gaylord
franchize car
cartoon car by Jerry Gaylord
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eating a sandwich by Penelope Gaylord
ice queen
ice queen by Penelope Gaylord

so 2016 is already a month in! we’ve even got our first blizzard and we actually quite enjoyed it. we took a major break from this website after CTNX because of the holidays but if you follow us on any of our social media outlets, you know we’re still here drawing and getting work done.

usually in the beginning of the year we tend to have a little bit more time on our hands until the first set of comic cons start rolling in. and this year we won’t have our first official comic convention until May. we’ve started doing some daily sketches and we’re taking turns coming up with topics. here are just a few of our favorites. be sure to LIKE our Facebook page – facebook.com/IdentityComicsStudio for more frequent updates including our daily sketches.