and I spent most of our Saturday at the printing place that does our comics for us. 100 shiny copies of Cottonstar chapter 2 will be ready for collection in the week! We're really excited!
Here are the proof pages:
We're very pleased to have gotten the colours right the first time. Printing a zillion proofs is exhausting and stressful. In the end we only had to adjust one image, which was one of the ads in the back. Now everything looks awesome and we are looking forward to getting our comics so we can number and package them!
There will be a limited amount of sketched editions too.
Everyone in the Cape Town area really should come to Free Comic Book Day* on the 4th of May (Star Wars day, my geeky friends!) at Stadium-on-Main in Claremont. The event runs from 8 or 9am until about 4pm. I'd recommend getting there even earlier to grab the best deals. Plus Readers Den usually gives out goodie bags to the first 50 people to spend R100 or more in-store. There will be everything from figurines to graphic novels to clothing and bobbleheads... so bring loooots of cash!
We are really excited and hope to see all our CT buddies there. We also know of several other local comics/graphic novels/projects that will be making their debut at FCBD and we are super keen to see the crowd this year. It's going to be beeeeeeg! I already know of some cosplay and dance performances. There will also be prizes and lucky draws.
If any of our overseas friends want comics, I'm afraid we'll have to wait until after FCBD to sell to you guys, because we spent a lot of money on printing and if we can make it back in local currency/cash, we'd prefer to do so! We can't really use Paypal money here because of the really dumb legal BS that we have to go through, plus by the time you get the money into your special bank account that you can only create at one specific bank and which you have to open ESPECIALLY just to get your paypal money, the fees and tax make it not worthwhile at all. :c Siiiiigh South Africa Y U DO THIS.. you'd swear getting strong foreign currency into the country is a bad
Have a great day and thank you again to everyone for your support and love!
*To clarify - the "free" in free comic book day applies to the sampler comics and swag that big companies dish out to fans. The rest of the merchandise there is for purchase. The good news is that most of that merchandise is on special for the day.