Free Comic Book Day 2017

Free Comic Book Day 2017
Free Comic Book Day 2017 will be happening next week Saturday, on May the 6th. As always, I recommend people check out their local shops for some freebies. If you’re in or around the Milwaukee area, Lost World of Wonders at 68th and Oklahoma is the place to be. There will of course be free giveaways, plus a massive store-wide sale, and at least one fairly tall, fairly talented local artist on hand to do free sketches and hock his wares (hint: that last one is me).

A Dilemma in Power Rangers (2017)

There is something I’ve been thinking about since seeing the new Power Rangers movie that I think is a little fucked up. It’s not as fucked up as, say, the movie Passengers (have you seen that movie? Totally fucked up). There will be MAJOR SPOILERS discussed below. I encourage everyone to see the movie before reading this. I also just plain encourage everyone to go see the movie, regardless. It’s actually pretty great. Probably the most fun I’ve had at the movies since Force Awakens, and the most feels I’ve had at the movies since Lilo & Stitch.

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Honestly a better film than it had any right to be

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 is May 2nd

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James Lynch of Hero Universe Comics (that’s me) will once again be appearing at Lost World of Wonders in Milwaukee (Greenfield?) WI for Free Comic Book Day.

Lost World of Wonders is the best store in the area to celebrate FCBD for several reasons:

1) It’s the largest comic book store in Wisconsin.

2) It’s the best store in the area. This may be strictly opinion, but aside from being large, it’s also well maintained, well stocked, and has a great staff.

3) They give away more free stuff than any other shop in the area. Many stores limit you to one or two free books, LWoW usually sets the limit around 4.

4) They’re having a massive, storewide sale that day. Everything in the shop will be at least 25% off, including back issues, TPB/graphic novels, toys, models, games, books, cards, statues, and other assorted collectibles (excludes new release comics)

5) They’re great supporters of local artists. They’re the only shop in the area with a year round “Local Talent” shelf. Several artists are usually there each FCBD to show off their own comics and creations and do FREE sketches for all attendees.

I personally will be there all day long, from 11AM when the doors open to 8PM when the doors close (the staff sometimes says I stick it out to the “bitter end,” but the last people through the door can often be some of the best). I will be doing free sketches, selling copies of Hero Universe comics, selling art prints (including the newly complete Frozen, Harley Quinn, and Ahsoka Tano prints) and will be holding a special drawing to give away a FREE 9×12” marker commission (I’ll also be taking commissions, if anybody’s interested. My rates are quite reasonable).

You could probably already tell this, but…

To be honest up front, this is not a post I’d hoped to have to write. When this campaign first launched, I’d hoped that we’d meet our goal. I even had dreams that we might exceed it and get to some of those stretches. Even down to the last days, I’d hoped there’d be a late surge in pledging, that word-of-mouth would finally get around, that perhaps a few very generous people with deep pockets would take an interest in this project.

Alas, that did not happen. AngelDemon has not successfully funded. I’ve had a few theories why, and had some floated to me. Maybe it was a bad time of year to launch a Kickstarter campaign. Maybe I just couldn’t get my message out to get as many (or the right) eyeballs on the project as were needed. Maybe I’m just offering a product that not enough people want (I hope it’s not that, but that is a real possibility).

So, AngelDemon will not be going into production right now. It is still my every hope to get it made somehow, and to do so sooner rather than later. But without the funding this campaign would have provided, I don’t know exactly when that’s going to be, or how I’m going to make it happen. But I feel I’ve already put too much effort into laying the foundation for this book to simply abandon it. It’s a story I still believe in, and one that I believe there is an audience for. San Espina is a great collaborator, so when this book finally does happen, I very much look forward to working with him again.

I would be remiss if I did not thank all of the people who tried so hard to make this project a success. Thank you to everyone who did pledge. Thank you to everyone who wanted to but couldn’t, for whatever reason. Thank you to everyone who liked, favorite, shared, and retweeted the many messages about this campaign. Thank you especially to Eric and Brooke Shelley, whose generosity made the finished line art seen on the campaign page possible. I promise that won’t be going to waste.

As I said, I fully intend that AngelDemon will eventually see the light of day as a finished book, and when that day comes, I know you’ll all be there to share in that joy with me. I’ll be doing my best to keep updates coming through my Twitter account (@HeroJamesLynch), our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/304179068342/), our official website (herouniversecomics.com), and of course right here. It will definitely be slow going at first, but I hope you’ll all stick around to offer the same invaluable support that you already have.

Kickstarter Update #4

This one’s a big one. How would you like to see two brand new pages from AngelDemon? And how would you like for them to be the first two pages of the book? And you say you’d also like for them to be fully colored and lettered? God, you’re greedy.

Here they are:

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And remember to actually click on through and pledge to the campaign:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2079412719/angeldemon

Kickstarter Update #1

Seriously, I never meant to let it go this long. I started a new job last week, and then this weekend my brother got married.

More updates are coming, but I’ll start slow. AngelDemon takes place in Milwaukee, WI, and there’s a church featured. That church will be based upon the church I went to in high school, Our Savior’s Lutheran at 35th and Wisconsin Ave.

Click on through to see a picture of this fine building : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2079412719/angeldemon/posts