Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A New Hope

Here's a poster I did for an outdoor screening of A New Hope that we're doing at our apartment this weekend. I did it all digitally using my Wacom tablet. I went with basically a digital approach to cel-drawings and I really like how it turned out. I collaged it all together in Photoshop and added in the band, logo and text. It's borderless, 8.5 x 11. I may redo it soon in 11 x 17 without the additional text about the screening and make prints of it. This was the first big project I've done digitally and again I like the way it turned out. I'm working on a series of pop-culture related prints using this technique and I'll post them as I go along.

I thumbnailed out the portion of the Great Sandwich Detective Halloween issue that I wrote the other night and I'm going to start penciling it this week along with Dave Scheidt's portion. Once I get Dave Gruba's script I'll start thumbnailing his. I have a couple of great pinups lined up as well for this issue. It'll be hitting stores October 27th, just in time for Halloween and Detroit Fanfare.

I'm going to be doing a big re-order this upcoming week to restock most of the stores. So all my carriers should be in stock of Issues #1-3 within the next couple weeks. (Most of the city stores will have Issue #3 on September 8th). I'll also have my books in three new stores: Alternate Reality, G-Mart Comics and Westfield Comics (Madison, WI). I'm also talking to a number of stores as well. I'm still looking to expand to more stores outside of Illinois. If you're one of my out-of-state readers and would like your local shop to carry The GSD, please feel free to contact me.

That's it for now!


Sunday, August 29, 2010


- Dave

P.S. I still have some Great Sandwich Detective shirts leftover from Chicago Comic-Con.
P.P.S. Just a reminder that Issue #3 has an official retail release on September 8th and I will be at The Comic Vault that whole day signing and sketching.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Chicago Comic-Con 2010 Recap

Amazing weekend. Amazing. I had such an awesome time at Chicago Comic-Con. Man, I can't explain enough. Thank you everyone who came by the table this weekend. You are all incredibly awesome people. I'm glad to hear everyone's liking the books. I know I say it all the time but you all keep me motivated. I love it. It was awesome seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones. Again, you are all awesome. Check out some pictures from the show:


Kitty Pryde and Lockheed's stache!


Can't stop making them ghosts!

Oh man! A knitted Dalek!


Rose Tyler with a mustache checking out the void stuff!



One of many TARDIS's I did this weekend.

Ah zombie!

Another TARDIS!

Lotta mustaches!

Everyone's favorite piece of grilled chicken.

Good times! I still have some Great Sammich shirts left. I may be putting some over at Brainstorm if you wanna pick one up. I'm going to be printing more soon and I may be opening an online shop to sell those and other stuff. I'm also going to be setting up a way to buy The GSD online soon. If you're from outside Chicago or Illinois and you want a local shop to carry your book, I'm definitely willing to send them copies. Feel free to contact me about that.

So due to a shipping error, I had to push back the store release of Issue #3. If you were one of the lucky few who got a copy of the Comic-Con variant release this past weekend, I hope you enjoyed it. I'm going to be ordering more of the regular Issue #3 for a September 8th retail release. I'm going to try to reschedule the release event for that day as well.

I'm also going to be re-releasing Issue #0 on November 3rd for National Sandwich Day. It's going to feature a new cover, new format, slightly re-tooled artwork and some additional content like new pinups and a very special surprise that I'll be announcing very soon. I'm really excited about it.

The next Great Sandwich Detective is going to be out in October and will be my Halloween special. I'm doing something a little different for this one. Instead of one long story, it's going to be broken down into three short stories. I'll be providing the artwork for all three and writing one of them with two special guests, Dave Scheidt and Dave Gruba providing the other two stories. It's going to be a cool old-school horror story throwback. Don't worry about the little guys, it'll still be safe for them to read. No chainsaw decapitations or anything.

I'm still ironing out my fall convention plans. I may be heading down to Nashville Comic-Con at the end of September and then I'll be doing Kokomo Con in Indiana and Detroit Fan Fare in Michigan in October. And November may see me in Mid-Ohio Con and Austin Comic-Con. I'll have em all cemented very soon.

Well, I guess that's all for now. Keep checking by for updates and stuff!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Chicago Comic-Con Preview!

Woah! It's already time for Chicago Comic-Con! So I figured I'd give a preview of what I'll have available at the table this year. I'm going to be in the Artist Alley at Table #3531. I'll be sharing a table with my good friends Aaron Pittman and Alejandro Rosado. They will also have cool stuff available.

As expected, I will have copies of The Great Sandwich Detective #1 and #2 available. Issue #3 is technically coming out this week. I posted up the cover preview for Issue #3 last week. That's the cover for the regular retail release. Due to a shipping error, the retail copies of Issue #3 will not be available til the end of August. I apologize for that but it was a totally unforseen hiccup. However, I will have Issue #3 available at Chicago Comic-Con in the form of a CCC-exclusive variant cover which I am proud to unveil right now:

This is going to be in limited quantity seeing as this was supposed to a limited exclusive alongside the regular retail copies of Issue #3. So if you really want Issue #3 this week you better get out to Comic-Con and pick one up!

Keeping up with my Summer Of Prints, I will have a brand new exclusive print for the convention. If you're a fan of the Ghosts! print and a fan of the 3D movie craze, you'll love this:

The print will be 8.5 x 11 on white cardstock. They will be limited to 25 copies and will be hand numbered and signed. Each print also comes with a pair of white 3D cardstock glasses. If you have a pair of old school anaglyph glasses available (red & blue lenses), you can preview the greatness above.

I will also have a limited run Great Sandwich Detective shirt for sale as well.

The red shirt with black logo will be available in small and medium. They are handscreened on preshrunk 100% cotton shirts. ($5)

The black shirt with white logo will be available only in large. They are handscreened on preshrunk 100% cotton shirts. $5

I will also have leftover prints from previous shows, original artwork and paintings and other random stuff as well. And of course, I'll be doing sketches all weekend. I'm doing $1 b & w sketches, $3 color sketches and any full size (11x14 Bristol) commissions will be based on the request.

For all you aspiring detectives out there, there will also be a Great Sandwich Detective scavenger hunt game throughout the weekend at the convention center. Hidden all over the convention center will be cardstock sandwiches. They will be stuck to walls, booths, garbage cans, bathroom stalls, etc. Each sandwich will have a random QR code printed on it. QR codes can be scanned on smartphones using a barcode scanner app. Each QR code is redeemable for a free prize at our booth including prints, shirts and comics. So happy hunting!

There will also be mini Great Sandwich Detective papercraft dolls hidden all over the convention center. If you can find him, you can keep him!

I think that just about covers it. I will be updating all weekend on my personal Twitter account (I promise to try to keep it clean for the kids) and I'll try to upload pictures throughout the weekend.

See you all at the con!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Issue #3 Cover Preview!

I'm just giving 'em away!

Next week I'll have a preview of the Chicago Comic-Con exclusive variant cover as well as the other items and giveaways I'll have at my table in the Artists Alley!


P.S. Issue #3 comes out August 18th!