Blog Update, the blueprint 2

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we had a packing party for our book THE BLUEPRINT 2 to ship to our Kickstarter backers! we’ll be starting to mail them out this week and with any luck, everyone in the U.S. will have them by February! international orders always take longer but fingers crossed they’ll get to their destinations in February as well. thanks to everyone who supported the project and also for their incredible patience as we were waiting to get the books and swag in the mail.

we have hopes that soon, folks who missed out on the kickstarter will have a chance to buy the book online. if not at one central online shop, at the very least from any of the three ID STUDIOS members’ online shops. but more on that at a later time. OR you can follow our facebook page facebook.com/IdentityComicsStudio – to stay current on the goings-on of the studio (if you don’t already).

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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

 

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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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buzz on new Loki book

"Loki: Ragnarok and Roll" #1 - cover art by Jerry Gaylord | colors by Gabriel Cassata
“Loki: Ragnarok and Roll” #1 – cover art by Jerry Gaylord | colors by Gabriel Cassata

with the release of LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL #1 yesterday, it seems that the new book is creating some nice buzz! the team-up of writer Eric Esquivel (Freelancers) and ID STUDIOS’s Jerry “TheFranchize” Gaylord (Fanboys Vs Zombies) brings a unique take on the trickster god that’s tough to ignore. there’s been many interviews/previews/reviews on the issue, but here are some that you may want to check out.

Comicosity.com – http://www.comicosity.com/preview-loki-ragnarok-and-roll-1/

CBR.com – http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=20299

Whatchareading.com – http://whatchareading.com/loki-ragnarok-and-roll-when-asgard-met-hollywood/