Monday August 10, 2015, at 10:43 pm
We had a great time at the inaugural Kansas City Comic Con this weekend! Hung out with lots of fellow creator friends, met some new ones, and enjoyed chatting with so many fans. We’d definitely like to return next year. Check out the awesome 8-bit sculpture of the Last Martian created by our friend Gary Nap of 8-Bit Nerd Art! We had this little guy proudly displayed at our table all weekend!
We were particularly busy with commissions this show. Here they are (all drawn by Seth):
And another new print we had available for this show:
Thursday August 6, 2015, at 11:59 am
We hope to see many of you at Kansas City’s newest convention this weekend! We will be set up in Artists Alley at table #1316. It looks like a great time with lots of great guests. We will be there with new comics, novels, and prints. As usual we will be doing commissions, too, so make sure to stop by if you want an original piece of art.
We will have the brand new collection of our Duel stories, which collects not only the first two issues of the series, but over 30 new pages of story and art! We’ll give some sneak peaks of the new stuff right here in the coming weeks. In addition to this book, Elton is also premiering his new sci-fi novel, Spaceship Vision: The Impossible Dream! More details on that soon…
Here are the two new prints we will have available this year:
Thursday July 16, 2015, at 12:36 pm
Here’s another cool event you local folks can check out, if you want! I will be part of a panel discussion featuring different comic creators that is being hosted by our local library tonight @ 6pm. The very talented creators that will be there include Jeremy Haun (Batwoman, Constantine, The Beauty), Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer), and Ande Parks (Green Arrow, Capote in Kansas). A brief signing will follow the discussion.
It should be a fun time. I hope you can stop by!
Tuesday March 17, 2015, at 8:51 pm
We had another great time at Planet Comicon this year! Met tons of new people, but also saw more people from Joplin up there than ever before. Current and former students, as well as two fellow teachers from JHS (one of which was in costume). Enjoyed sketching commissions for folks, as always…
We tabled next to some other great artists again, including Levi Hoffmeier, whose Mayflower comic continues to be some high-quality, sci-fi, digitally painted goodness. You should definitely check it out! This guy is going places…
On the other side of us was Gary Nap of 8-Bit Nerd Art. He produces very large (4 foot tall) wood pixel art of various characters. His process for doing so is very interesting and his large pieces attracted a lot of people all weekend. We arranged a little art trade, so you might be seeing one of our characters in this format pretty soon…
And then, of course, there was all the great cosplay…
This convention just gets bigger and better every year. See you there next year!
And we’re not done with appearances this year… it looks like we will be attending three more events between now and August. Stay tuned!
Thursday March 12, 2015, at 8:17 pm
Once again we will be set up for all three days of PLANET COMICON this weekend in Kansas City. This is always the highlight of the year for us and will be our eighth year in a row that we’ve set up there! We’re looking forward to seeing many of you there. The program guide lists us as table #2525, but we are actually at #2725 on the edge of floor.
We will have copies of Elton’s second fantasy novel in his Middlemen series:
Sketchings, Volume 1, which collects issues 1-3 PLUS over 40 pages never before published:
And three new prints:
We really hope to see you there!
Saturday May 3, 2014, at 12:57 am
We hope to see you there, if you’re anywhere near southwest Missouri! We’ll be doing FREE sketches, as usual, and of course we’ll have all of our books and prints for sale. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up ROOK CITY #2 yet, now’s your chance!
Elton will have hard copies of his first Middlemen novel there and will be offering both the first and second for free in digital format for that day (click on the link on the right side of this page). Speaking of Elton, be sure to check out his new PATREON page for information on how you can get on the inside track of the new stories he has been posting.
Tuesday March 18, 2014, at 11:48 am
Planet Comicon is always the highlight of our year. Not only is it our closest large convention, but it continues to grow each year. This was the first year that the show moved to three days, and they opened up much more floor space to fit all of the vendors, artists, and celebrities.
For Elton and I the biggest highlight this year was being able to bring our good friend Nathan Judah with us. Eight years ago, Nathan was with us at our very first con (as exhibitors), so it really felt like things had come full circle to have him with us again. Nathan was primarily there to do sketches and promote his new Kickstarter comic that just launched… NOIR CITY. Check it out… it’s super-powered crime noir goodness!
We had Rook City #2 and some new prints premiering at this con. A lot of people seemed to enjoy the fact that the story in that issue featured another convention. Elton had print copies of his Middlemen: Born of Earth novel and was giving away downloads of the newest one… Middlemen: Alone! And as always, we did a lot of sketches for people:
Obligatory cosplay pics:
We’ve already got some big plans for next year’s Planet Comicon. Now it’s time to get busy and make them happen!
Tuesday May 14, 2013, at 5:47 pm
Here are some more of the many random free sketches I did at Free Comic Book Day this year. The steampunk ent was my favorite (even though it makes no sense)!
Wednesday May 8, 2013, at 10:28 pm
Free Comic Book Day at Hurley’s Heroes was great fun, as always! Here are some of the free sketches I did for customers there!
I also got interviewed by the AGE OF GEEK podcasters, who were set up there… you can check out the episode HERE. And Brad Douglas, a reporter from one of our local TV stations, met us there and ended up interviewing my Cartoonist Club and me for a segment later in the week. All in all, a great time! Our thanks to Jason Hurley for inviting us there again. Can’t wait until next year!
Saturday May 4, 2013, at 12:06 am
May 4th is a great day for nerds. As we all know it was May the 4th 1775 when the first folding umbrella was debuted and it was only 5 years later when Charles Bunbury won the first Epsom Derby, but more recently it has become Star Wars day. This year though it is doubly (or Quadruply) important because it happens to fall on the first Saturday which also makes it free comic book day. One can only hope that there is at least one story about the release of the folding umbrella, but even if they miss that obvious story there will be a lot of great comics.
As Seth said in his earlier post, the members of Three Trees Studios are going to be spending Free Comic Book Day at Hurley’s Heroes in Joplin Missouri and if you happen to be in town we certainly hope to see you there. In fact you might even be able to get them to draw a sketch of Sir Charles Bunbury winning the Epsom Derby (Though you may want to bring a picture of the Baronet since I’m not sure if Matt knows what he looks like from memory.) Of course, being Star Wars day you might also be able to convince Matt to do a sketch of one of your favorite Star Wars Characters, though that seems a bit obscure to me.
We will of course have all of our other stuff there as well, including some great posters of a few Star Wars Characters which Matt drew and our new comic books. It’s a great way to have some fun finding out what are the comics that the publishers are excited about this year and an easy way to find out which comic books you want to buy every month. Hope to see you there.