FCBD 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to Uncanny in King of Prussia this past Saturday for Free Comic Book Day. It was great meeting everyone and talking comics all day long. I had an absolute blast. Please hit me up on Twitter, @TPerranMitchell, and tell me your favorite free comic from FCBD.

I want to especially thank Rob McFee from Uncanny for putting together a wonderful event. You should definitely check out Uncanny if you get the chance! Click HERE for more details.

I also wanted to thank Mario Candelaria for being an awesome table mate for FCBD. I find these event are always better when you have friend at the table. Please check out all his comics HERE.

Speaking of friend at the table, shout out to Allie, Robin, Jim and Lisa for stopping by to wish me well.

Now, if you were not able to make it you missed out on being the first to see the cover art for issue 2 of the Chronicle of the Tal Nor. Well miss out no more and check out Noella Whitney’s amazing cover art!

Isn’t spectacular! Now check out more of her art HERE!

The Comic and Kickstarter are coming along. Stay tune for more announcements coming soon

Be Well

T.

Belated Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017 report

Thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s Great Philadelphia Comic Con. I had a terrific time meeting everyone. There were so many awesome people that stopped by, some that I had met in past years and some brand-new faces. Plus, all the of the wonderful cosplayers. As someone who has dabbled in cosplay myself (I do a pretty good Doctor Strange), I know how much time and effort goes into making those costumes and becoming those characters. Everyone’s hard work really paid off, I have photographic evidence at the bottom of this post.

It was odd to be there without my tablemate from last year Rebecca Silver (see all her mind-blowing art here). However, I had a great group of neighbor that helped pick up the slack. Big thank you to KJ Kaminsky from Big Blue Studio, who’s table was across from mine. He knows the comic game from a ton of different angles and I learned a lot talking with him. Next to me was, Dominic Riggio on one side and Jason Westlake  on the other. Both were fantastic to chat with during any lulls in the action. Then last, but not least, I was lucky enough to have my old friend Scott Derby in our row. I’ve known Scott forever and have always been a huge fan. Do yourself a favor and check out his art here: http://ScottDerbyArt.com

I always have blast whenever I’m lucky enough to have a chance to hang out with Scott.

If you didn’t get a chance to see me at this show, you’re in luck, my next appearance is right around the corner. On May 5th I’ll be celebrating Free Comic Book Day at Uncanny! in the King of Prussia mall. For those not familiar, every year the first Saturday in May Free Comic Book Day. All of the different publisher will release special comics for the shops to give away on this day. Most store will bring in special guest. For the 2nd year in a row I’m will be at Uncanny! I hope to see you there

Here are just a few of the amazing cosplayer I met at the Great Philadelphia Comic Con

Be Well,

T.

Home Town Con

My next Con appearance is right around the corner and it’s my hometown show. That’s right I’m making my return to the Great Philadelphia Comic Con in Oaks, April 7 through April 9. There will be a ton fun celebrity guest at this show as well as some really cool artist. After you’re done saying hi to me, be sure to swing on by Scott Derby’s booth in artist alley. Not only is he an amazingly talented artist, but he also is one of the nicest people I know.

Click the fancy banner for all the details.

Be Well

T.

The First Con of The Year

It seems like it starts earlier and earlier every year, but Con season is upon us. This Saturday, February 18th I’ll be returning to Baltimore for my show of the year, Bmore into Comics #12. Not only will I’ll be selling comics at the show, but I’ll be on not one but two panels

Creating while dealing with stress at 3:30pm

and

Inspiration for Creation at 5:30 pm

Check out my Upcoming Event Page 

Or the Facebook page for details 

https://www.facebook.com/events/799944290158959/799948810158507/

Happy New Year

After a nice holiday break we’re back and ready to make comics. Since I’ve posted I’ve been spending most of my time working on some other little projects and a Tal Nor prose story. This story has been fighting me a little bit, but as soon as it is complete I’ll be sharing a preview of it here. Subscribers to the newsletter will receive a PDF of the whole story. Just another perk of being a subscriber. There a subscription button at the top of the sidebar to the right (hint, hint)

The other thing I have been working on is getting all my ducks in a row for Kickstarting the next issue. And this is where I could you come in. what type of rewards would you like to see offered in the next Kickstarter? Should we do another variant cover? More posters? Smaller prints? Send your suggestions to TalNorComics@gmail.com or leave a comment below. As an incentive, I’ll be giving away the digital code for a Marvel movie that I happen to have an extra code for, to a random person who gives a suggestion. You have until 1/21/2017 to be eligible.

Finally, I wrote this creepy little bit of flash fiction. Enjoy:

 

As I walked down the suburban street I came on a child riding a bicycle. The training wheels on either side were bent from leaning hard to take tight turns. When she rode in a straight line, neither touch the ground. Coming closer I noticed she had in her hand a red party cup. The kind you’d see at just about every party on every college campus. The cup rattled slightly as she rocked the bike forwards and back with her feet. 

“What have you got there?” I inquired once I was next to her.

“Teeth.” The girl flashed me a grin that was missing a couple of incisors and maybe a bicuspid. Peering down at the cup and I saw she told no lie, it was about a quarter full of all manner of teeth.

“Wow, I’m guessing you only have a couple more to go until you have all you’re grown up teeth.”

Her grin grew even wider like a snakes “Oh, these aren’t my teeth.” With that she, dropped the cup into the wicker basket attached to her handle bars, turned her bike around and rode off into the distance.

Back From SPX '16

It always take me a little bit of time to recover from a convention. It seems the more fun I have at a con, the longer it takes me to recover. Given that it has taken me over a week to write about SPX, you can imagine how much fun I had doing this show.

I meet some many wonderful creators and fans. Really way too many to mention here and I’m still wading through the websites of all the artists whose business cards I picked up. I did however want to single out my fantastic neighbors. At a convention having cool and nice neighbors is key to a good show. They’re the ones who’ll watch your table when you need to run out for lunch (like that actually happens) or use the rest room. They’re the ones who you chat with when there are lulls and commiserate with when sales aren’t where you’d like them to be.

At SPX I was lucky enough to have on my left Sean Dillon and Steven Petrivelli, whom I was splitting the table with. I’ve know these guys for a little while now and it’s always fun talking comics with them. They have a really fun all ages book called Sweetie. Check it out HERE.

To my right was Win Evens. This was the first time we had officially met, but as coincident would have it, we’re from the same general area of the Philly suburbs. I’m sure that our paths have crossed a time or two without even realizing it. Wither we had met before or not this was first chance to see her amazing art. Do yourself a favor and check out her stuff HERE.

Not to bury the lead too much, but The Chronicles of the Tal Nor issue #1 will be released on Comixology tomorrow. That’s right, starting 9/28/2016 at 9am or so east coast time, you will be able to buy the first issue for $1.99 on Comixology. I’m so excited to offer the book on yet another platform. It was a long process to get it posted and I wish they had given us a little more lead time to promote the book, but I know how hard every one there works. They’re flooded with submissions and do a fantastic job of getting comics out into the world. Also they have add the exclusive Comixology guided view to the comic.

COMIXOLOGY LINK

This link will become lives sometime between 9am and 10 am tomorrow. If you are at all interested in picking up the book or just have two bucks to donate to the cause, please buy it tomorrow. It’s my hope to get a ground swell of support on the release day. If we get enough people buying on Wednesday, it will help push the book on to their front page and a few more people might just give it a try. Thank you for your support.

Be Well

T.

The Little Things

It’s the little things in life that making an upcoming event feel real. I’ve been excited for SPX ever since I received the email saying I won the SPX lotto and would have a table at this year’s Small Press Expo. The release of this year’s floor map, showing me and Steve at table L6 (Click the table number for a map), amped up the excitement. But it didn’t start to feel tangibly real until I received my new Square reader (I can take cards with chips now, as well as Apple Pay and I’m sure other things I don’t even know about yet) and my Maryland Tax info on the same day.

This has led to both feelings of excitement and the beginning of the normal pre-convention worries. I’m sure I’m not alone in my pre-con fears which includes but not limited being worried about the following:

·         No one will buy my books

·         I won’t bring enough and miss out on sales (this leads me to bringing everything in my trunk)

·         I’ll forget just about everything

·         There will be a mix up with our hotel room and we’ll have nowhere to stay

·         I’ll have some sort of panic attack/freak out

Now, has any of these things ever happened? Well, outside of forgetting a few minor con supplies (like snacks or extra note cards) none of these things have ever happened. But that’s how it goes with irrational fears. I have them before every con and they drop away as soon as I set up and talk to the first convention goer.

In other news we have been hard at work on issue. Kelsea is killing it with the new character designs. While we won’t have it completed in time for SPX, there is a chance of something new on the table. In the meantime here is a tiny preview of what we’re working on.

 

Be Well

T.

Back from Baltimore

Thank you to everyone who came out to see me at Bmore into Comics #10. I had so much fun and I can’t wait for Bmore into Comics #11. Monica Gallagher did a wonderful job of organizing this show and the Windup Space is awesome. Also their stage looks like Twin Peaks.

I had a ton of fun up on that stage as a guest on my very first panel ever. Big thank you to Jordan Clark for moderating and Monica GallagherJamie NoguchiJonathan Eaton to the other guest on the Character Building panel. You all made me feel comfortable and like I belonged up there. Jordan recorder the panel for his podcast. Check it out at https://soundcloud.com/jordan-clark-830094701/episode-15-character-building-panel

(don’t worry there’s like on the podcast page to download it via iTunes)

 May next show is SPX in September. In the meantime I’ll be hard at work on issue #2 and some other secret projects too.

Be Well

T.

Bmore into comics #10

Sorry for the late notice, but I’ve been too busy working on Issue #2, along with a few other projects to update the site until now. If you’re looking for a good, comic book filled time this coming Saturday and are around the Baltimore area, please join me at Bmore into Comics #10.  This FREE fun filled indie comic show is going to feature a ton of amazing creators.

·         Monica Gallagher,

·         Kata Kane

·         Jon Eaton

·         Danielle Corsetto

·         Rafer Roberts,

·         Jamie Noguchi

·         Jordan Clark

·         Matt Hickey

·         Mike Riley

·         Marie Condenzio,

·         Parker Hicks

·         Dave Crispino!

Oh and ME. Besides just selling my books, I’ll also be on a panel called CHARACTER BUILDING which starts around 3:30. I hope to see you there.

If you want to hear the latest on Issue #2 and the other projects I have brewing, sign up for our monthly newsletter. Since I only get it out about every six weeks or so, you don’t have to worry about being Spammed. Click HERE to Join.

T.

Memorial Day Barbecue Magic

Memorial Day Barbeque Magic

 

Over this Memorial Day weekend, like most people, I attended a barbeque.  At this barbeque, I had the opportunity to meet friend’s 5 year old daughter for first time.  This was one seriously cool and nerdy little girl.  She is totally obsessed with Star Wars.  When the host was play The Force Awakens for all the kids (me included, because what am I other than a soon to be 37 year old kid) and the host father said look it’s Princess Leia, this girl turned to him with the most annoyed look. She then responded with “It’s General Leia.”  I think it was at that moment she became my hero and I knew I had to get her a copy of the comic.  She was super psyched to have the comic I wrote and loved the art.  Then she discover that she shared that name Sophie with the lead character in the book and thought that was awesome too.  She thanked me for the comic and told me I was very good at writing stories.  I almost cried.  Moments like these are the reason that we make comics.

 

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day.

 

T.