Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009

Title: 2165

February 2009


Title: 2165

February 11, 2009
12:01 AM

Are you a fan of anime and looking for some exciting news? Look no further! This article has everything you need to know about the latest happenings in the world of animation. From the upcoming Animation on Display convention in San Francisco to special deals on comic prints, there’s something for every anime enthusiast. And for those who love all things Japanese, there’s even a special limited edition Mini Katana available for preorder with the latest book release. So grab your favorite manga and get ready for a journey into the exciting world of anime and beyond!

I bring tidings! :D I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated… work has been devouring my free time wholesale lately, so all I’ve really been up to lately is work, comic, rest for a few hours… then repeat. It’s been getting tiring.

That said, there is something of some note I should bring to your attention – I’m going to be a guest at AOD this weekend! AOD is Animation on Display – previously known as Anime Overdose – an animation convention in San Francisco! It’s super late notice – we told them we were interested in just coming up and tooling around, and they invited us to be full guests. :D So we’re going to be doing panels and all that jazz… should be a good time! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve been to a con… the last one was Kumoricon, I think – around august. Wow. So, yeah! Come on by, see all the awesome anime stuff, and find me and punch me in the arm or something. :)

Additional nooz: for the remainder of February, all prints are 2-for-1! The way it works is pretty easy, actually – just order a strip like normal, and in the “Notes” section, include an additional strip that you’d like to recieve – at no extra charge! Couldn’t be simpler. Well, it could… but it would require lots of coding that I frankly just am not up to. :D

Also, and this is just for the really hard-core fan (Maybe “FAN” is too strong a word for you. Let’s just go with “follower”) I’m putting together some “Storyline Packs”, which essentially conglomerate the entirety of certain storylines into one easy-to-purchase print bundle, all for a reduced price. The one I’m going to make available first is the most recent “Space Station” storyline, which believe it or not, from beginning to end, is 42 strips. I didn’t even plan that. Bought individually, it would be over $210… a lot of freaking money. Even at 2-for-1, you’d still be paying $105 for it. Well, with the storyline pack, all 42 prints, all individually signed, will only cost $60. (Well, you know… plus 5 bucks shipping. But still) That’s only $1.43 per strip – a little over a 70% savings. I’m still working on getting it on the store to make it nice and easy, but for now, if you’re interested in the story pack, just send me an e-mail at letting me know you’re interested and we can work things out that way. :)

Last, but not least, to help boost book sales (which have dropped drastically since the initial preorder rush) we’ve decided to sweeten the deal somewhat. It’s what we gotta do. :) So, bearing that in mind, each book order will now include a signed, limited edition print of the “2001: A Geek Odyssey” cover image, brought to life by none other than Mohammad Haque. This will be printed borderless on 100-lb gloss cover stock and signed (and numbered) by yours truly. You heard me right – numbered. These are limited to 1,000 pieces. I won’t print any more than that. Now, if you’ve already bought a book – not to worry. You’ll be getting this print included already, so you don’t have to do anything else. Also of note – these will ONLY be included in preordered copies of Book 2, so once the preorder ends, so will availability of these prints. Don’t miss out! Preorder your copy of Book 2 today! (so we can get them ordered! :D )