Renee wanted me to let you all know that she’s going to be posting her pages of The Only Thing I’m Really Afraid of is the Thought of Dying Here Alone and Forgotten on Fridays sometime during the day, since it lines up nicely with her current work schedule. So expect Alpha Flag updates then instead of Thursdays until her short finishes!
If you’re in the San Diego area, you can now buy Alpha Flag issues 1 and 2 in a few, select (and really fantastic-looking and friendly) stores:
Villainous Lair Comics
3371 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
A great store with a second location down the street specializing in games. Also, a really cute store rat!
Rising Sun Creations
1620 Camino De La Reina
San Diego, CA 92108
A rare type of comic store that has a focus split equally between American and Japanese comics. Super friendly! (Coincidentally, also a great place to go for tax advice!)
Southern California Comics
8280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #124
San Diego, CA 92111
A bigger, warehouse-style store that’d be your best bet to find a bunch of decades-old back issues for cheap. It’s a bit hard to find. Kind of tucked away at the end of a business park.
Comickaze Comics, Books and More
5517 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117
A store packed with goods, run by a fellow comics creator.
Looks like I ticked the wrong box in Storenvy and it made it so there were very limited numbers of Issue 03 available for preorder. I’ve fixed that, and it’s back up in the store right here.
You can still use the FOXTROT coupon code for 20% discounts, and I spoke with the printer–looks like the issues will be in my hands during the first week of October. Once the books arrive, the coupon expires! So if you’re looking for a discount make sure you order before then!
Now that Foxtrot and issue 3 have wrapped, Renee and I have something totally different and new for you for a couple months before we start running issue 4’s first chapter, Golf. It’s called…
The Only Thing I’m Really Afraid of is the Thought of Dying Here Alone and Forgotten
…and it’s both colored and drawn by Renee! Still written by me, though. It’s a little different than the main Alpha Flag story in tone and content, being more of a fairytale, but I have confidence that you guys will totally dig it.
I’m really excited that Renee asked to draw a story I wrote as her return to drawing comics after her hiatus because, as you will see over the coming weeks, she’s really great at comics.
Alone and Forgotten begins today with the lovely cover as seen above and will continue weekly.
Renee’s coloring the final page of Foxtrot, which means it’s the final page of the third print issue of Alpha Flag! So to celebrate, we’ve added a bunch of new items to the store:
The new books (Alpha Flag Issue 3 and Untitled SF3 [18+!]) will be in my hands in early October. If you preorder the books (and if you want, the other items we have for sale, too!) you can get 20% off your total order using this handy coupon code:
Alpha Flag issue 3 will include the Echo and Foxtrot chapters, and you’ll definitely be able to read what Kilo whispered to the diver while standing on his shoulder!
Untitled SF 3 will be a double-length issue, clocking in at 23 pages that’ll see the return of Koharu from the first chapter. If you haven’t read those yet, you can do that here.
I’ve also added some mixed media drawings that Renee and I did together to the store, just in case you wanted one of those and haven’t had the fortune (or don’t live on the West Coast of the US!) to see us at a convention. There are a few of each character available.
Also, also, I just spent the last couple of days getting a digital store together so you can download PDF and/or CBZ versions of all of Alpha Flag (well, save for Foxtrot. That’ll be up as soon as Renee hands me the finished colors–so, soon!) and SF. All for Free+. Basically, pay what you want. If you want free, free is fine!
Phew, I think that’s everything. We have some more exciting stuff lined up in the coming weeks, too, so be ready for that, too!