Blog Update, the blueprint 2

happy new year!

hope everyone is having a great new year so far. we sure are! our kickstarter books THE BLUEPRINT 2 arrived earlier this week!!! there’s over 500 copies here and we’re so excited to spread them all over the place. if you’re looking for some fun reads and flip thru cool sketches, you need this book in your collection.

half comics, half visual development, 100% creator-owned! our kickstarter backers are the real heroes, believing in our fun idea. we have a lot of work to do to get them out to backers. then we’re bringing them to all of our comic cons! we also have some signings for them at all of our favorite comic shops and we’re locking in those dates now.

the wonderful folks at Global PSD did an awesome job with printing these books! they’re absolutely perfect and the best quality books we’ve ever self-published. we have so much excitement!

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Blog Update, the blueprint 2

end of 2016 recap

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first off, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! hope everyone had a happy holidays and a safe start to 2017. sorry we haven’t updated this page in a few months. as usual, the end of the year we get really swept up in the holidays. we make up for all the time we’re away at conventions and we spend as much time as we can with family during the holidays. and that’s on top of just regular work on freelance projects as well as personal. so just a quick recap of what we weren’t able to post after we got back from New York Comic Con.

we spent the rest of october and into november preparing for CTN Expo, the animation convention out in Burbank, CA. it’s a really big trip for us since we’re coming all the way from Maryland so we make sure we bring our A-game when we go. we each made new sketchbooks to show and sell at our table. we even got to meet and chat with animation legend Leo D. Sullivan.

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IDSTUDIOS and Leo D Sullivan

we also made a little mini preview of our kickstarter book “The Blueprint 2” to show studios and pitch ideas. and just in time for it, we got our 1 advance copy of the actual book before going to the show, so we brought that for folks to flip thru. we had a lot of great and positive feedback so we’re excited to bring it with us to conventions this year. here’s a little flip-thru of the advance copy.

afterwards, the holidays were in full effect. we were working on projects but spent a lot of time with family. however, we did manage to get our stickers back for our kickstarter backers! the rest of them we will be bringing to comic conventions to sell at our tables! we also placed our orders for the pins that are part of the kickstarter as well. those are being made as we speak and hopefully in our hands before the month is out.

we also teamed up with an awesome comic shop in Ashburn, VA called Comic Logic VA to do one of their Drink & Draw events. Jerry & Flash taught the group how to draw Superman and Poison Ivy. Peng drew an exclusive pinup for the shop featuring those characters plus one of the shop owners as baby Groot.

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Comic Logic VA Exclusive Print by Penelope Gaylord

other than that, we’ve been busy drawing and we’re looking forward to bringing more IDSTUDIOS art into more people’s hands! and it starts with these BLUEPRINT 2 books!!!

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“The Blueprint 2” advance copy

 

Blog Update, the blueprint 2

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!