Otakon 2013 just wrapped up this weekend and the IDStudios crew had a blast as always. the fans at this show are so wonderfully genuine and we always feel the love. we did some commissions, lots of sketchcovers, and sold some Fanboys Vs Zombies to some brand new readers! here are pics from our tiring but fantastic weekend! ~peng
Otakon is this weekend – Friday 8/9 till Sunday 8/11 – in Baltimore, MD! if you plan on going to the biggest anime con on the East Coast, be sure to stop on by the ID COMICS STUDIOS tables in Artist Alley. Peng-Peng, Flash, and theFranchize will be at TABLES T04/T05! we plan on having our prints, our mini artbooks, some Fanboys Vs Zombies and Adventure Time comics, and our winning smiles to show everyone! we’ll be drawing commissions and everything’s for sale, except the smiles – they’re free of charge, of course! we’re very excited to see the enthusiastic fans again. –peng
now that we’re all back in our respective states and rested, we have some photos of our trip out to San Diego on our Facebook page. head on over to https://www.facebook.com/IdentityComicsStudio to see our pictures. and while ur there, go ahead and give it a LIKE! that way u can keep up with our news, projects, and comic con shenanigans.
The Harvey Awards just announced their nominees for 2013 and we’re extremely proud to say that JERRY GAYLORD got his first-ever Harvey nomination for MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT for his work on Fanboys Vs. Zombies!!! it’s largely due to all the comic industry professionals that felt he deserved to get nominated that he even received it. now, we just have to get him the actual award!
if you are a comic book industry professional (those who write, draw, ink, color, letter, design, edit or are involved in the creative aspect of comics), you are eligible to cast your vote. please head on over to http://www.harveyawards.org/ to vote on their 2013 Final Ballot. please consider JERRY GAYLORD if you feel he deserves the award.
all of us at ID Studios are gearing up for the biggest comic con that any of us have ever been to. you may have heard of it, it’s called SAN DIEGO COMIC CON! all 4 members will actually be there, but we won’t have a table at artist alley or anything. some are going for their first time, some are going to work, but all are going cuz SDCC is awesome!
couple of announcements as we ready up for the show.
firstly, Red Circle Comics’ New Crusaders: Legacy book has just hit shelves. theFranchize did some pages in there so you can go to your local comic shop and snag your copy. or you can order one online through Red Circle’s website – http://redcirclecomics.com/2013/07/10/new-crusaders-legacy-on-sale-today/
what with the BOOM/Archaia merge done before SDCC, they’ve just announced that both companies will have 1 booth on the con floor – BOOTH 2229. which means the booth will be brimming with some of the best titles outside of “the big 2.” both theFranchize AND Peng-Peng will once again be drawing on sketch covers the entire show at the BOOM booth. theFranchize will be drawing zombie-fied versions of fans of Fanboys Vs. Zombies while Peng-Peng will be on the all-ages side drawing Adventure Time sketch covers with other artists. be sure to get on the lists early because if it’s anything like what it was last year, the lines will be BA-NAY-NAYS!
also at SDCC, Bryan “Flash” Turner will sitting at the BOOM! booth to do signings of his awesome Adventure Time/Candy Capers SDCC-Exclusive covers! when he’s not signing, he’ll be running around the con so you snag your signatures on Adventure Time and FVZ books while he’s there! Signing schedule –
- Friday 7/19 from 5:30p – 6:30p
- Saturday 7/20 from 1:30p – 2:30p
- Sunday 7/21 from 2p – 3p
since the ID Studios members will not be sitting in Artist Alley and are doing sketch covers for BOOM all weekend, they won’t be able to take commissions at the show. BUT theFranchize, Flash, and Peng-Peng are all opening up their pre-con commission lists so that you can pick up your personal commissions from them while they’re at the booth. head on over to their respective blogs for more info or tweet to each of them.
PHEW! i think that’s finally all folks! we’re all so excited for San Diego and we’re trying to meet some deadlines before we leave. if anyone is heading out the con, i hope we see some of you at the BOOM booth or just around the con floor. ~peng
after some technical difficulties shut down the live session this Monday, Jerry “theFranchize” Gaylord rejoined the ladies of The Hangout to make 1 full episode last night. The Hangout is a YouTube weekly show on the Moms Read Comics channel. The show consists of Jessica, Allison, and Karen who are sometimes joined by a creator. This week, they asked theFranchize to join them since they’re all huge fans of Fanboys Vs. Zombies. they talk about FVZ, Superman, and their comic picks for the week. have a listen – then subscribe to their channel! ~peng
did you guys see the cover reveal for Fanboys Vs. Zombies issue #18?? thanks to the DailyDead.com, people got to see the cover early. it’s an homage to Tony Moore’s The Walking Dead #1 cover. This is the first of 4 stand-alone issues in the series called “The 4 Stories of the Apocalypse.” you can find this issue on your comic shelves in September. ~peng
Drawn by Jerry “TheFranchize” Gaylord | Colors by Gabriel Cassata
now that we’ve been home for more than 3 days straight, we can go back to showing our social outlets some TLC. the ID Studios crew were finally all under one roof at the same time in Charlotte, NC for Heroes Comic Con! this hasn’t happened since C2E2 in Chicago, IL. except this time, we were spread out across the entire convention center. Flash was on one side of the convention manning the ID Studios booth like a champ. Domo was on the other end with his Studio Revolver mates. Peng-Peng and theFranchize were in the center at the BOOM Studios booth drawing sketches. it was certainly weird being all split up, even our fans told us it just didn’t feel right not having us all in the same spot. we tend to agree and we will avoid that same situation again in the future. we made the best of an awkward situation and had to just send some fans all across the con floor to get to all of us. sorry guys!
there were a lot of Adventure Time drawings done, and even more quick sketches for the kids who had those con passports. while at the Boom booth, Peng-Peng was interviewed by the guys of Comics Alternative about working on Adventure Time. check out the interview of her, as well as other comic creators from the con, on their podcast at http://comicsalternative.com/2013/06/13/episode-41-1/. (her interview starts at the 39-minute mark.) GIVE IT A LISTEN!
we got to see some familiar fellow artists and met some new ones as well. specifically the lovely ladies Sara Woolley and Laura Lee Gulledge – awesome ladies with even more awesome art styles. if u don’t know about em, u should! and if u were there hangin out at the karaoke bar, then u would’ve been treated to theFranchize and Flash shuttin the place down with some Montell Jordan. fun times as usual at Heroes. (unfortunately, all of our collective cellphones were dying by the time the karaoke-ing happened so no photos. d’oh!)
here are pics from the weekend!
next up – Annapolis Comic Con on June 29th! we’ll see u guys there!!! ~peng
thanks to the cool folks of ComicVine.com, there’s a preview of Fanboys Vs. Zombies #15 due to release tomorrow at a comic shop near you! check out the latest issue here – http://www.comicvine.com/articles/exclusive-preview-fanboys-vs-zombies-15/1100-146711/. the Wrecking Crew (or what’s left of it) is fighting zombies in space and we hear rumors of a cure! make sure you grab your copy tomorrow!
Fanboys Vs. Zombies #15 | story by Shane Houghton | art by Jerry Gaylord | inks by Penelope Gaylord and Bryan Turner | cover by Dominike Stanton
well, we’re headed to Heroes Con today! some are flying, some are driving – all towards Charlotte, NC for a fun weekend! this year, we’re mixing it up for people. our ID Comics Studios tables in artist alley are 218/219. Flash will be at the table selling all our prints, books, and writing down commissions for all of us. you can find theFranchize and Peng-Peng at the BOOM! Studios booth towards the center of the convention center doing Fanboys Vs. Zombies and Adventure Time sketches all weekend long! and it looks like Domo has a table with Sttudio Revolver at 1812. so we are all around the convention!
come by the ID Studios table and pick up stuff! see u fantastic kids there! ~peng