The fourth issue of Lady Rawhide: Sisters of the White Rose hits stores today; four down, one to go.
Here's the details (and a short preview)...
LADY RAWHIDE: SISTERS OF THE WHITE ROSE #4 (of 5)
Written by: Eric Trautmann
Art by: Milton Estevam and Rey Villegas
Cover by: Joseph Michael Linsner
Lady Rawhide faces off against Adelina, leader of the Sisters of the White Rose. But all around them, forces loyal to the corrupt governor draw nearer, bent on killing everyone who stands against them. New alliances are formed, secrets revealed, and the final battle against oppression is about to begin...
Dynamite Entertainment | 32pg | Color | Teen+ | $3.99US
Cover art and preview gallery:
Introducing the second vector pack from Fedora Monkey Studio: FM002—Reticles Vol. One.
I had originally intended for this to be a smaller set, perhaps 50 various reticles, and I had also intended to launch it in a couple weeks. Things didn't work out exactly as intended.
The set contains ninety-three individual vector elements, broken down by theme. There are "retro" reticles, ideally suited to international superspies; contemporary and historical military reticles useful in engaging the Wehrmacht or hunting enemies in Aghanistan; and finally, science-fiction/arcade-styled reticles (many of which would integrate well into the prior offering, FM001).
As with the last set, FM002 is royalty free for personal and commercial use; if you use it in a project, I do hope you'll drop me a line so I can see the results.
For more information, visit the Downloads section (and if you do, make sure to download F002, the free sampler for the set which includes a unique vector not included in the main set) or simply buy it now.
Normally, my comics work dominates the site, but this year I'm hoping to showcase my graphic design stuff (which I do through my Fedora Monkey Studios).
So, today, I've reworked a good chunk of the "downloads" section. The older vector art sets that were there have been retired; I'll be reworking, expanding, and improving many of them over the coming days.
I've also decided to start selling some vector art packs. These packs are royalty free, and licensed for commercial and personal use. The first set—"FM001"—is a very large pack of science-fiction themed images suited for the creation of high-tech computer displays: dials, sliders, computer displays, reticles and cursors, and much more.
The set contains over 140 separate elements that can be adjusted, mixed, and matched to create a pretty ridiculous number of unique "screens." Need a high-tech array of displays for your comic book supervillain's volcano lair? Or the flight controls of your space-cop's starship?
FM001—"SCI FI HUD ELEMENTS, VOL. 1"—is now available for sale, for a mere $5.00US.
(Additionally, I've added F001—a free sampler containing some of the items from the full set, plus a unique vector not included in the larger set.)
In other graphic design news...
My good friend, comedian Gabriel Rutledge, recently released a new comedy album, "Breeder." It's very funny stuff, and I recommend it (and his prior album, "Sometimes Laughter Hurts"). Both are available as digital downloads via iTunes, or can be purchased as physical CDs from Gabriel's online store.
Why do I bring this up? I did the covers and packaging design for both albums. It's always a lot of fun to do album covers, and it's even more of a blast when it's for someone who's talent I greatly admire.
Check 'em out. Gabriel's got the goods.
To purchase "Breeder" or "Sometimes Laughter Hurts"...
The past weekend I was a guest of the Wizard World show in Portland, Oregon. It was my first Wizard show, so I didn't really know what to expect. Whatever expectations I had were definitely exceeded—the show was busy, and I sold a lot of books, but it wasn't so busy that it wasn't possible to spend a few minutes chatting with attendees. Just a terrific, terrific time.
It didn't hurt spending time with my friends Greg Rucka and Jen Van Meter, shooting the breeze with Steve Lieber and Kurt Busiek, and a Friday night dinner with my lovely bride at RingSide Steakhouse followed by the Mike Birbiglia performance. (If you're a fan of his comedy, you'll appreciate this: it was almost impossible to find his venue because Seinfeld was playing right across the street. Seinfeld's marquis lighting alone probably required drift compatibility to operate.)
A good weekend. If I met you at the show, thank you so much for stopping by and making the convention an exceedingly pleasant experience.
My friend, Olympia-based comedian Gabriel Rutledge, has a new comedy CD about to (as they say in "the business") drop.
The digital release, via iTunes, hits on February 11th. Physical copies of the CD can be purchased at Gabe's shows, and likely from his website.
As with his last CD, "Sometimes Laughter Hurts," I did the design for the packaging. I love working on his stuff—Gabe is an exceptional stand-up, and a great guy to boot, so I hope you'll check out his latest, "Breeder."