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Tuesday July 17, 2018, at 2:26 pm

Newly colored Random Ink

I recently finished coloring all of the past Random Ink stories.  The two stories previewed above feature some of the main characters that Elton and I have been developing stories for. The “Intervention” story (originally printed in our first issue) is an illustrated prose story that serves as a prelude for the main story that starts later in “First Impressions” (from the third issue, with art by Matt Meyers).

We are in the thick of working on Random Ink #5, which will also be collected with all the other issues in a our first Random Ink graphic novel.  One of the main stories in that issue will pick up right where these stories left off… we’re looking forward to showing you more about these characters!

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Wednesday April 25, 2018, at 6:23 am

Going back to S.P.A.C.E.!

EVIL AINT EASY AT THE CON webWe are excited to return to the S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) convention in Columbus, Ohio, this year!  Twelve years ago, it was the first ever con that we tabled at.  It had a great energy to it… nothing but creators displaying their original (and sometimes hand-printed) comics.  We only had one comic printed at the time, but we still had fun.  This time, we’ll be bringing several comics, graphic novels, sketchbooks, novels, and prints.  If you’re anywhere in the area, we hope you can make it out!  (Admission is free!)  I’ll even be giving a presentation about teaching comics on Saturday.

Above is a brand new Evil Ain’t Easy comic I made for the convention program.  Our friend, Levi Hoffmeier, makes an appearance alongside his excellent Mayflower comic.  If you like high-quality sci-fi stories with beautifully rendered art, then you should really check it out!  Plus, he’s just a heck of a nice guy.

Art by Tom Williams(art by Tom Williams)

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Saturday July 29, 2017, at 2:48 pm

“Leaf” gets some color

Here’s the newly-colored version of this simple little tale that originally appeared in our first issue of Random Ink.  Remember you can read all of the stories from this anthology here!

"Leaf" page 1 "Leaf" page 2

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Wednesday July 19, 2017, at 3:00 pm

Big Random Ink news!

We have been making plans for the next year and wanted to keep you all updated.  Our next project is finishing another issue of Random Ink, our comics anthology.  This will be the fifth issue in the series and will feature at least three new stories, ranging from the next chapter of our superhero story… to a mystery involving the blues… to another tale of the Last Martian (so, the typical crazy amount of variety that the series is known for).

We are planning on premiering the new issue at Planet Comicon in February of next year.  At that time, we will also be combining all five issues into our first full-color collection of comics.  We will even be going back and recoloring the stories that were in the black and white issues.  Don’t worry if you aren’t able to attend the cons we will be at, as we are exploring options for getting the book to you online for purchase or download, too.

So here is the the very first Last Martian, presented in color for the first time.  We’ll be posting more stories in c0lor as they are finished… enjoy!

Last Martian, page 1

Last Martian, page 2

Last Martian, page 3

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Tuesday August 9, 2016, at 11:35 pm

Kansas City Comicon this weekend!

TTS at KCCC

We are really looking forward to year two of this new Kansas City Comicon this Friday through Sunday!  We had a great time last year, and people really seemed to enjoy it.  If you are in the area, come by and check it out… you can find our table with the map above.

We are especially excited to finally debut the new Rook City Vol. 1 at this show!  This book collects all three issues of the series, along with 25 pages of bonus content (including a new prologue and epilogue not featured on the webcomic).  We’re pretty proud of how it turned out.

ROOKCITY VOL1 Cover web

Elton will also be premiering the third book in his Middlemen series, The Brother’s War, at this show.  He will also have copies of his other four books available, too.  As usual, we will have prints for sale and will be drawing commissions all weekend.  We hope to see you there!

Middlemen Book 3 cover web

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Thursday June 30, 2016, at 12:19 am

Random Ink webcomic is back up!

Some of you might have noticed that our Random Ink webcomic site has been down for some time now.  We’ve got it fixed finally, so it seemed like a good time to remind you all that you can read 22 different stories (from 1-10 pages each) anytime you wish!  If you’re not familiar with Random Ink, it is our anthology that features a wide variety of stories… everything from sci-fi to humor to fantasy to slice-of-life.  All of the stories can be read as standalone tales, although some characters have continuing chapters.  We will be working on even more new stories for this anthology over the next year or so.

Click on any story to start from its first page!
(Latest story is on top.)

 

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Thursday May 19, 2016, at 1:58 pm

Planet Comicon this weekend!

Come and find us at the show!

Convention season is upon us once again… it’s time for Planet Comicon in Kansas City this weekend!  As usual we will be setup and drawing commissions the whole time.  We will also be premiering some new books and prints at the show, including…

Rook City #3 cover

That’s right… ROOK CITY #3 is finally complete!  This 36 page comic features two new stories.  The first spotlights the Vlad Squad and Toby Fox as they attempt to figure out who is responsible for the “vampire attacks” on their campus.  The second one delves deeper into the relationship between Rook City’s resident superhero, the Captain, and his arch-enemy, Dark Star.

Random Fantasies anthology by Elton Gahr

Elton is has finished a new anthology of fantasy short stories… RANDOM FANTASIES.  This anthology covers a wide variety of fantasy types, from modern day wizards hiding in plain sight to sword and sorcery tales. Its characters include an old wine merchant who has given up on the world, a young girl trapped in a city under siege, a wizard who discovered that magic is not as random as it seems and the luckiest man alive.  Check it out right now on Amazon!

Then we also have two new prints available this year…

Leonardo print

New Daredevil print

We hope to see many of you at the show once again!

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Wednesday February 10, 2016, at 11:52 pm

Rook City desk shots

Here are some desk shots of some penciled pages from the Vlad Squad story in the upcoming Rook City#3…
Day jobs

Woof.

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Wednesday December 30, 2015, at 4:32 pm

Looking forward!

Well, as 2015 winds down, it seems like a good time to look back and look forward.  This last year, we exhibited or spoke at five different events, some of them for the first time.  We published the collected version of Duel, complete with dozens of new pages of backstory.  (The images below are from the Lord Thornton Bartholomew’s story in that book.)  Elton also published a sci-fi novel, and we created several new prints for the convention appearances.

What’s on tap for 2016?  Well, in May we will once again be doing FREE COMIC BOOK DAY @ Hurley’s Heroes in Joplin.
PLANET COMICON in Kansas City is also moving to May this year, and we will be there for the ninth year in the row.  In August, we have been invited back to the KANSAS CITY COMIC CON, and we are looking forward to year two of that show!  There will probably be a few other appearances that pop up, but we will let you know as they develop.

What are we working on?  Well, Elton is continuing work on his novels and is finishing up a new collection of short stories that will be published soon.  We are working hard on Rook City #3 right now.  The main story features the Vlad Squad and Toby Fox, and another tale in that issue will star the Captain and Dark Star.  Once that issue is published, we will be collecting all three issues along with a lot of bonus content.  We are also working on adapting all of our comics to digital format, so it will be easier for all of you to get a hold of them.  Once Rook City is wrapped up, I will be starting a new long-term project (more details on that later).  In addition to all of this, we will be continuing Random Ink with issue #5 later in the year.

If you are reading this, we want you to know that we really appreciate you following and supporting our work!  It means a lot to know that you all are out there.  Thanks!

A beastie

Victorian Era studies

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Thursday August 6, 2015, at 11:59 am

Kansas City Comic Con this weekend!

Kansas City Comic Con

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.

Duel Collection cover

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:

Spider Gwen print

Ash & Buffy print

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