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UPDATE: HERE IS THE LINK TO THE BEGINNING OF BOOK TWO
The last three pages of book one!
That’s exciting right? A milestone? The end of an era?
Well for those of you following along don’t forget the printed book one is still available in the 19xx store!
The first page of this update is different than the page in the book. I decided to change the ending a little for the printed one so that online readers and print readers get a slightly different end experience. So if you’re interested, go buy the book!
And after my usual week in between updates the 19XX will be going to a new format and new update schedule. Pages will be a teensy bit bigger and updates will be every Monday and Friday.
Here is a sneak peak at a panel from book two. It’s the kids and Togo jumping on a bed. Jorie has got a new ghost following her around. Can you guess the ghost? I’ll give you a hint, he’s the greatest civil engineer in the land of the living or un-living! He joined the realm of the un-living in 1859. Thanks for reading, stay tuned!
Ahhh, a last minute escape from an island base, an airship with guns blazing, it’s all coming together now. There are only two more pages after this one and then the next book will be starting.
I just finished the APE-Alternative Press Expo last weekend and it was a great show. I had never been before even as a fan so I didn’t know what to expect. I had a lot of fun and met a ton of great people. I only had a short amount of time to walk the floor but I did discover two great comics.
Buffalo Speedway is about some pizza guys working in the 90s. I picked it up and couldn’t put it down. It is a fun well written book that really makes you feel like you’re in the 1990s again. I can’t wait until book 3 comes out.
I also ran into another book called Trigger Men about a couple of hit men and their wacky adventures. Well not so much wacky as darkly humorous. This book reminded me of one of my favorite movies, Grosse Pointe Blank. In fact I think after these two books I’m going to order some pizza and watch that movie. Anyway the group responsible for Trigger Men were really nice people and it sounds like they’re already experiencing some success with their book. Make sure and check it out if you get a chance!
First off I want to remind everyone that Travis Hanson has only a few days left on his Kickstarter for The Bean Vol 1 book. Let’s see if we can send some fans his way huh?
A couple other things I want to mention… In case you haven’t seen it, Last week I finished two posters, one is an Art Deco style picture of the Carpathian coming over some mountains and can be seen here.
The other poster I finished is a Bioshock: Infinite themed poster. You can get the skinny on that one here.
Ok and last but not least I got a great package in the mail yesterday from a faithful reader who also happens to work with the Moffett Field Historical Society. I opened it up and was amazed at all the great stuff inside. Along with a patch from the squadron of Sparrowhawk pilots that were attatched to the USS Macon was a series of beautiful airship photographs. Some of these have never been published before anywhere!!! Here are two of the unpublished pictures. One is of some Sparrowhawks swarming under the USS Macon like “Busy Little Bees” as the photo contributor put it. It is definitely one of my favorite airship pictures. The other is an incredible angle of the Graf Zeppelin in 1929. You would be hard pressed to find a better angle of an airship with crew and passengers.
Thanks again to Francisco Carvallo and the Moffett Field Historical Society
Hello! I finally unpacked all my show stuff from San Diego Comic Con 2011. And in a few weeks I’ll be going to my next show, Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco.
In the meantime I have been very busy! I am working on my board game, and I just finished a new art deco style Airship poster which I’ll probably post later. I also just got this Airship Messenger Bag back from the screen printer last week. You might have seen it if you’re following the 19XX on Facebook. Here is the link so you can see a close up. I really like how the artwork came out. I was worried about some of the thinner lines coming through the screen. I was especially worried about the angels holding up the airship but they look great! APE 2011 will probably be the first show where I have these for sale. I also have some giant ammo box storage crates that should be ready next week, see I told you I was busy!
So if you’re reading this then you’ve probably noticed the Dagon who has showed up to the party. When I first started this story I was reading a lot of H.P. Lovecraft. There was one particular story where a bunch of hired thugs were firing at monsters with tommy guns. That image stuck with me and helped me to create this world where 1930s technology mixes with magic and the occult.
Anyway, Big news today. I am starting a big push to finish playtesting my boardgame: Assault on Ultima Thule. I launched a microsite for the game that can be found at www.assaultonultimathule.com. There is also a new forum up. In a couple weeks is Strategicon and Protospiel West over here in LA. So I will be going to that with my boardgame in hand. If you happen to be in the area make sure and stop by for some play testing. In the meantime check out the new site! And keep an eye out for the latest game news!
This is the official post Comic-Con entry. I had a great show. A lot of great people stopped by the booth. I think I just barely finished sifting through all the business cards tonight. I can’t wait to start on the next book, but I have to wait since I will be moving in a few weeks. Here is a picture of my table from the event. I had a few limited edition hardcover sets available which I sold out of on the first day! They are so limited I don’t even have any for myself right now!
Last post before Comic-con. I thought I would post a tiny map here showing where my table is. I’m in the Small Press section table P-11. Stop by and say hi if you’re going to be there!
I just finished making some new ammo boxes for comic-con.
Here is a before picture of the pile of wood I cut, and here is an after picture of the finished product. The ammo boxes are only available as a box set with the book. Since I hand make each one of these myself supplies are very limited!
Each box set comes with the following: A copy of the book, a copy of the secret files book, a button set, a t-shirt(any size any style), both posters and a 19XX Patch.
Go check out my design blog for details on the 3D prototype of the walking tank that shows up in this chapter!