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Earlier this month, I attended my first ever comic book convention with my own series, Gamer Girl & Vixen, and I had a blast! The convention was held in the public library in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the hometown of my pal and co-writer Kristi McDowell. This was Kristi’s second convention with GG&V, and our first time teaming up to have an actual table.
Here we are decked out in geeky gear and comic book merchandise!
I had a great time behind the table, meeting fans and trying to sell them on our comic. We sold a couple issues, gave away some postcards, signed a few people up for our newsletter. It was a lot of fun meeting and talking to people about the comic, telling them what it’s about and answering their questions. We had some fans who’d already heard of us, because Kristi’s local comic book shop in Haverhill is selling Gamer Girl & Vixen on the shelves. And we had a lot of people who just discovered us that day.
I think the most memorable encounter I had was a young girl with half her face painted like Venom (complete with teeth and tongue!). She specifically stopped her father walking past so that she could come over and flip through our comic. She left with a postcard. That was pretty darn cool. And there were adults who were interested, kids who just liked the pretty colors, and at least one super fan who kept coming back to talk to Kristi (and one guy who kept coming back pleading about not having any money to buy anything…).
Seeing as how the convention was held in a library, there were a lot of kids, and it was really cool to see them check out our comic. Granted, there are some swear words in our book, but I’m totally cool selling that sort of thing to kids. They’ll be fine. I like to give kids a lot of credit when it comes to stories.
I had a great time and a lot of fun. We plan to be at a few smaller conventions throughout the year, and visit a few big ones in the Northeast. Those big ones are a little too expensive for us now, but next year we plan to hit them and hit them hard with our new Gamer Girl & Vixen graphic novel! So stay tuned for more news!
I am very excited to announce that the Gamer Girl & Vixen graphic novel is fully funded as of this morning! It was another hard-fought campaign, but in the end, thanks to fans like you henchies, we blew past our fundraising goal and raised more than $11,000 on Kickstarter! I get to make more comics!
I want to thank everyone who ordered my comic and has been supportive over the years as I plug away at this blog. If this experience has taught me anything, it’s that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. They can be achieved, you’ve just got to get out there and do it. I wish I’d started writing comics years ago. But this is good enough for now. I can’t wait to share our hardwork with everyone. So stay tuned, more Gamer Girl & Vixen news is on the way! For now, I enjoy a well-earned victory!
The Kickstarter for my comic, Gamer Girl & Vixen, has entered its final week! This is everybody’s last chance to pre-order my comic and help push us over the top! We’re only a few hundred dollars away from our goal, so every single person who jumps in right now is doing good!
The comic is about two lesbian super-crooks who decide to go into the burglary business together, only for the sparks to start flying almost immediately. We want to publish a 100+ page graphic novel telling the first story of the girls teaming up and getting up to no good.
Order your copy today, and you’ll get it by the end of the year!
The time is finally here to pre-order your copy of the Gamer Girl & Vixen graphic novel! As many of you henchies know, I’ve been working on my own self-published comic book for a few years now. Gamer Girl & Vixen is the story of two LGBTQ super villains who fall in love on all the wrong rooftops. I co-wrote the comic with my writing partner, Kristi McDowell, with art by Gemma Moody and lettering by Taylor Esposito.
Seriously, if you’re making comics, hire a professional letterer. They make all the difference!
We will be running the campaign for the entire month of April. The book costs $25, and comes with a personalized ‘Thank You’ written on a collectible Gamer Girl & Vixen postcard. And if I know you’re one of my readers, I can send you a special Henchman-4-Hire prize!
So head on over to my Kickstarter page and see it for yourself! There’s a link to read the first issue for free, to see whether or not you’ll like the comic. And if you order the printed graphic novel and let me know that you’re a henchie, I’ll send you something special when we ship the comics later this year!
Thank you, everybody, for your support through all this!
As we gear up for the next Kickstarter on April 2, my team and I are offering the first issue of Gamer Girl & Vixen for everyone to read! All you have to do is sign up for our mailing list and we’ll send you a link to download Gamer Girl & Vixen #1. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
We’ll be using the mailing list to advertise comic news, and other news from the LGBT community. It’ll go out likely twice a month. And there will be more Gamer Girl & Vixen news as we get closer to the Kickstarter next month. Has anybody read the first issue yet? What did you think? Let everybody know in the comments!