The My Pal Mark Shop is officially OPEN for business! There is a TON of great goodies only available here for unbelievable prices! Books, Shirts, CDs and the one I’m most excited for… Original Art! You send me a request and a little cash and I’ll send you a full color drawing! And the shop will only get bigger as time goes on. I have plenty of ideas for more shirts, comics, and CDs. Take a look around the PayPal Verified shop and treat yourself to something swell… you deserve it SHOP NOW
Just a reminder, Tomorrow, May 2, 2009 is Free Comic Book Day. Go to any participating comic shop (most of them are) and get yourself some free comics. You can do what I do and visit every comic shop in the area and get a ton of free comics. There’s a great lineup of comics this year you can see the list at www.freecomicbookday.com
Be sure to let me know which is your favorite. I’m looking forward to Green Lantern: Blackest Night!
Many of you know that Happyloo was originaly pitched as a cartoon series by my brother Chris and I before it became the sensational Cartoon Novel it is today. Here for your viewing enjoyment, two Happyloo videos from 2005!
The Happyloo theme song was recorded by me and the video was put together by Chris.
The animatic (rough cut) entitled, “Fridge-A-Phobia,” was written and drawn by me, animated by our pal Chris Durett, and edited by my bro Chris. It features the voice talents of Me as Devon and Meatsauce. My little cousin John (who is taller than me now) as Tickle. My bro Chris and little cousin Kaitlyn as background voices.
This past Saturday was the Kids Comic Con in the Bronx, NY. It was the third KCC and Alex Simmons and company did a wonderful job. It was my FIRST Comic Con where I exhibited.
It was great to have my gal Meg with me. Not only for her support but for the fans as well. Those who bought the Happyloo book were able to have it signed by the creator AND the Educational Consultant… BONUS! I was REALLY happy with the way the set up turned out. It looked even better than how I envisioned it in my head. The banners looked great and I was able to fill up the table with merch.
I had the Happyloo books, O>Matics Comics, Happyloo Shirts, O>Matics Shirts, O>Matics CDs, and FREE bookmarks and candy! The candy was a BIG hit. I sold quite a bit of stuff and even sold some MARK ART CARDS. I did some original color pieces on 4×6 cards and sold them for $2. I then challenged myself and told the public I would draw whatever they wanted. I think I did a pretty good job. I drew Ben 10, Harry Potter, Two-Face, Link (from Zelda), and several odd original pieces. I had to decline one gentlemen’s request for the Batman villian “Mad Hatter.” I couldn’t draw him off the top of my head. I should have taken pictures of theses Art Cards, but I didn’t. Next time I will. My plan is to have Request Art Cards for sale when I redo the store in the VERY NEAR FUTURE.
I had the pleasure of being set up in the same area as two swell professionals. Dave McDonald was to the right of me. He is the creator of a fabulous book entitled “Hamster Sam.” Hamster Sam goes on a historical and hysterical adventure in this beautifully colored book. Check out hamstersam.com to learn more about Dave. He does some really great workshops about comics.
Across from me was Marc Tauss. Marc is a master photo-illustrator, his book “Superhero” is something you have to see to believe. All his work you have to see to believe, so go see it… marctauss.com
It was great meeting fans and making contacts. I was able to submit “Happyloo: Friends, Foes and Fun!” to several Press people to be reviewed. I will keep you informed about those reviews.
I was also interviewed for the secret identity podcast. I gotta say I was a little nervous about doing an interview but once Matman started the interview I felt like I was chatting with a friend. They got a pretty sweet show about comics, visit them at secretidentitypodcast.com. I’ll let you guys know when my interview will be airing!
So overall the KCC was AWESOME I’m already look forward to next year where I plan on having FLABBERGAST done and ready for sale!
Also at the KCC I found out about another Comic Con that’s right around the corner in terms of time and location. The Hawthorne High School Comic Convention is May 9th and you’ll learn more about it soon.
This is it, after months of preparation, I am ready and SUPER MEGA ULTRA EXCITED for my Comic Convention debut. And what better convention to debut at then the Kids Comic Con! There’s gonna be a ton of great vendors and exhibitors. It’s a full day of inspiring workshops for kids and comic fans! I hope to see you all there! I’ve got plenty of books, T-shirts, and comics to sell. Come on by and support Comics for Kids!
Click on the poster to visit kidscomiccon.com! Here’s the press release in pdf: kcc-press-release-2