Hey guys! Renee and I are going to be at Comikaze in LA, at the LA Convention Center on September 15th-16th. Alpha Flag has an Artist Alley table. We’ll be selling physical copies of issue 1 and 2, some cool watercolor sketches Renee and I worked on together, and some other neat stuff that’ll be announced here on Thursday! It’s going to be great, and we’d love it if you stopped by to say hi and maybe even buy some stuff! Tickets are $20 a day, or $30 for both days.
Renee and I are going to be drawing (me) and watercoloring (her) sketches we’ll be selling at upcoming convention appearances this Sunday afternoon (PST). There’s no set plan yet, but it should be a few hours long and either fun, or boring, depending on how you feel about watching people slowly do art on camera! I think she said it’ll be a webcam pointed at a desk upon which we’ll be traditional media-ing up a storm.
That’ll be on the Alpha Flag Livestream this Sunday, August the 5th. We’ll send out twitter messages for when it’s going down.
More smaller bits of info are to be found on the fledgling Bravo Bravo forum. I’d love it if you joined!
Here’s an example of the stuff we did during an earlier sketch/color jam:
With how much you guys talk to each other in the comments, I figured it would be good to give you an official space to expand on those conversations (but feel free to comment on the pages as much as you like! Renee and I encourage it) as well as off topic anythings that you want to talk about. It’s very much a work in progress, so it’s probably going to evolve a bit in the upcoming months.
You can navigate to it at the BB link in the menu bar. You’ll need to make an account, but it’s pretty painless and instant–and I think it even crosses over with the comments, so you can have a unified identity.
So feel free to use it as much or as little as you want. I’ll see you there.
That marks the end of Charlie Foxtrot, the short aside. Renee’s back on coloring duty and Echo 01 is queued to post itself at Midnight (PST) on Thursday the 28th. All is well! CF was fun for me, so I hope you guys liked it too since I might get the itch to do it again in the future. Maybe using a story with a little more meat, though.
Well, anyway, I’ll move the files around tomorrow after Echo 01 posts so it’s in a better read order. Echo is only 9 pages. It’ll be a nice change of pace from the last two 13 page chapters. The Foxtrot chapter is going to be a doozy, length-wise, but I’m happy to report that I have secured a really cool art friend to do the cover for it. I’m excited to see what she does.
Edit: I moved the files back in the archive to make room for the Echo chapter. If you missed the last page or two of Charlie Foxtrot, you can read it from the beginning here.
I don’t know how many of you fancy pantses have iPads, but you can read the first couple of chapters of Alpha Flag on the Emanata app, if you are so inclined. Both the app and the pages are free, so if you’re looking for a portal to indie comics, this app apparently provides. I can’t check, because I don’t have an iPad. I do have screenshots, though, and it looks rather fancy!
Failing that, you can download digital copies of the first two chapters in the store, paying however much you want–even if you want to pay zero. Once we’ve got a few edits of the third and fourth chapters done, they’ll show up on both places too!