Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuco Comics, Now At a Store (Hopefully) Near You!

Hey folks, just a quick update in time for New Comic Day tomorrow...SCENESTER and SLAM-A-RAMA are now available at all three Strange Adventures locations (5262 Sackville Street in Halifax, 101 Portland Street in Dartmouth, and 68 York Street in Fredericton), as well as Obsolete Records at 2454 Agricola Street in Halifax. Not only that, but if you're in the Toronto area, you can grab these fine funnybooks at the Silver Snail, 367 Queen Street West! And of course, if you can't get to any of these locations, email me at tucocomics@gmail.com and I'll mail 'em right to your doorstep.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Official Tuco Comics Launch!

I can't believe it's finally almost here, but tomorrow brings us the Halifax Pop Explosion 'Zine Fair, and with it, the official launch of TUCO COMICS! I'll be there from 11 to 5 selling copies of SCENESTER: THE INEVITABLE COLLECTED EDITION (which, granted, has been on sale now for a couple of days already), and the first two issues of SLAM-A-RAMA, in full glorious colour! I'll be at the Strange Adventures table with my partner in crime and minicomics, Sean Jordan (AKA the Wordburglar), who'll be selling the first issue of his comic SNAKOR'S PIZZA (which I inked and lettered!), as well as Wordburglar vinyl from a few years back (which I provided the artwork for, back when I barely knew my way around Photoshop). We'll have a few other minicomics from our nefarious past on sale as well, so stop by, say hello, and for gosh's sake, buy some stuff from us! It's on, motherfathers!

PS If for some reason you can't make it tomorrow, all of these comics and more will be available at all three Strange Adventures locations in the days to come! And stay tuned for further updates about upcoming TUCO COMICS releases!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SCENESTER Hits The Shelves!...

...First thing tomorrow morning, that is, for new comics day! I picked up my print run of THE INEVITABLE COLLECTED EDITION this morning, and other than the one copy I came across (so far) with the first page reversed, they look exactly as I'd hoped they would! As of tomorrow, they'll be available at the Halifax and Dartmouth Strange Adventures locations (with Fredericton soon to follow), for a measly six bucks! I know that sounds like a lot in this depressed economy, but it's SIXTY WHOPPING PAGES! Trust me, it'll take a while for you to get through it. 

I'll also be selling SCENESTER (and hopefully, SLAM-A-RAMA 1 and 2, if they get back from the printer in time) at this weekend's Halifax Pop Explosion 'Zine fair, so you can come buy one from me in person. See you then!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Proofs Are Approved! Slam-A-Rama is GO!

These are the colour proofs of SLAM-A-RAMA #1 and 2, which I got to check out at Etc. Press on Quinpool this afternoon. Man, these folks really knocked it out of the park! The reproduction job they did is superb--everything looks exactly like it did on my computer screen. And man, are they shiny and glossy! I can't wait until I get the call that these--and SCENESTER, which is still being assembled up there--are ready and waiting for me to pick them up. Very exciting times. The HPX 'Zine Fair is coming up quick, one week from this coming Saturday, and they've assured me that everything will be ready. Oh man!

In other news, my friend and co-worker Nathan Boone sent me a wicked cool piece of fan art he whipped up this weekend, featuring none other than Jack Jordan, the U.S. Male himself. Check it out:

Thanks, Nathan! More updates as I get 'em! Hopefully, the next one will be me saying that everything's printed up and ready to go...

Friday, October 8, 2010


I'm hoping to have SCENESTER: THE INEVITABLE COLLECTED EDITION back from the printers' today if all goes well. In the meantime, though, here's the all-new colour covers for SLAM-A-RAMA #1 and 2, which I dropped off yesterday. If everything goes according to plan, all of these will be printed up and ready to go for the Halifax Pop Explosion's 'Zine Fair on Saturday, October 23rd. Fingers crossed!