Hey Guys! I bet you’re wondering where today’s comic is. Well, it’s been almost a year since I started Stir Fry and I’m giving myself a little two week (or so) break to focus on writing some good comics for y’all and kinda reflect on where I’m at with this project. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I promise, I will be back before you know it with more comics! Til then, thanks for reading!
Ever wonder what it’s like coming to my table at a convention?
Well, now you can keep wondering, but still be able to see all the fun stuff that I have available at the mattchee store! As my Twitter follower will tell you (several tweets probably contained “Ugh.. Still working on the store.”), I’ve been working hard over the last several days getting the store updated, sorted, and adding more products! YEP!
So I’m super excited to invite y’all to come check it out and see what I have available. You’ll find buttons, prints, comics, magnets, weird wooden wall plaque thingies that I made, and some other fun stuff (custom hand drawn buttons, anyone?).
Gotta throw it out there that if you dig what I’m doing, and you’re looking for a way to show support and help keep the comic going– shopping at my store is a rad way to do it. Most webcomics, mine included, are a labor of love, but it takes time, work, and money to keep it going, so every little bit helps.
I did do a shameless plug in the most current comic post (sorry if you’re seeing double here, the blog posts hang out longer than the comic posts do), and in there I put a coupon code. So here it is… If you enter STIRFRY4 at checkout, I will give you 25% OFF your purchase! The offer applies to your purchase total before any tax or shipping, good through March 31, 2014 at mattchee.storenvy.com!
What? You’re reading this blog post wwwwaaaaaaaaayyyyy after March 31, 2014 and you’re thinking “DUDE! I want a coupon code!” Well never fear my friend - if you join my mailing list (over there on your right), I try to get a little newsletter out every month or so with a new coupon code. I totally promise not to spam you! I hate that crap too, man!
Oh did I mention I like to throw little free things, and maybe even some doodles in with all the orders? Did I? I do that!
That’s it for this
shameless plug blog post. I’ll write at you some more later.
Just wanted to give a shout out for y’all to check out a Kickstarter from my pals over at Triptych Books. These are the guys that brought us Trigger Men (read it!). The Kickstarter is for a comic, or graphic novel, if you will, called Operation Penumbra: a WWII Supernatural Adventure Vol. 1 and is written by Kyle winters, who is a super guy - so much that my wife invited him over for steak one time (uhh…I guess that would be vegan steak, Kyle). Back on topic – Here’s a blurb from their page:
In Operation Penumbra the Axis powers have discovered how to weaponize creatures of folklore and mythology against the Allies. Soldiers have been found massacred in their foxholes and whole Commando units have disappeared never to be heard from again. Not only does this give the German army an advantage in combat, but also the crushing blow to Allied morale would be devastating.It has fallen on the shoulders of General Patton and his secret unit, the First U.S. Army Group, to deal with the growing threat.
Here’s some art that I totally ripped off their page to get you extra extra EXTRA excited about it:
Tell me you don’t to read that?!? So, click the link below and watch the video, and let Kyle tell you all about it, and help ‘em out if you can. There’s only about a week to go and they’re not quite a third of the way there, so anything you can pitch in, I’m sure they’d be super excited! Enough typing… go… go!
Just wanted to do a quick follow up on APE! It was total blast.
I thought I was going to be taking more photos and tweeting and whatnot, but I guess I underestimated being an attendee. When you’re an exhibitor, you have a home base to put your stuff down, and you can walk around, take pics, and have moments of downtime to pop on twitter here and there. That was NOT the case this time as an attendee. I had tons of stuff in my hands, and only one day to see everything and talk to everyone, etc.
So, if anyone was looking forward to tweets and photos, sorry (I know I kinda promised them in my last blog post).
That said, YES it was a blast. Had HELLA fun seeing old friends, and seeing lots and LOTS of new faces. Got a few art pieces, some comics. Yep. The best part was just being able to walk around with my wife and be an attendee and take everything in, though. That NEVER happens. One of us always has to stay at the table so we each usually make our rounds solo. When we have gotten to walk around, it usually before the show starts for the day (we’re part of that group that is waiting to get in at the first second they open doors for exhibitors).
Anyhow. I’m super pumped to exhibit again. Looking at some California shows to get back in the swing of things. I’ll keep y’all posted.
Last thing: Noticed a lot of new people coming in over the last week or so (ok, not a coincidence, I started advertising!). Gotten some great feedback. THANKS! Glad to have y’all aboard! Feel free to shoot me an email and say hi. I’d love to hear from you.
That’s it for now.