I heard some of you guys like reading. Maybe we see you there?
Autumn is beautiful in Baltimore. Come take a walk through the turning leaves and flip a few pages with us at the Baltimore Book Festival this weekend. This street festival is free for everyone, so bring a group!
Cheers! We’ve hit a major milestone this evening and decided a 31-flavor salute was the best possible celebration! So many awesome things coming down the pike for you guys. So proud of our team! :D
Love our crew! <3
We’re all done with Baltimore Comic Con 2009 pictures, but we’re still in the way-back machine. On to Small Press Expo 2009 with Kevin, Sarah, Jade, and Sally!
This is one of my all time favorite photos of me and Kevin together. This was our first SPX as exhibitors. :D
Top photo credit to Jeff Tong.
Hey everybody! Say hi to Interrobang Studios’ summer intern, Scot.
(Hi, Intern Scot!) He’s helping Kevin Bolk and I pull together some amazing new stuff for you. Comics. Books. Art. OTHER MYSTERIOUS AND WONDROUS MYSTERY THINGS. You may see him around our booth at Otakon or Fan Expo Canada. You can DEFINITELY talk to him on his Tumblr Jimbosmash, his twitter @jimbosmash, or his FB fanpage
Love him, because he makes you awesome things.
Photography Credit: Yenra Photography
Dark Intruder is actually a comic from before Kevin Bolk and I founded Interrobang Studios. Kevin was drawing this little guy back in high school and chronicled his adventures with the very first version of Interrobang, then called “Severed Limb Studios.”
Kevin and his friends all wrote and contributed to Severed Limb Studios. These were Kevin’s first comics printed and sold into local stores. The Dark Intruder (DI to his friends) was a key character in those early books.
When I met Kevin and we decided to try webcomics, we started Interrobang with 5 comics: 1 strip went live for each day of the work week. Dark Intruder went up on Mondays. He wrote and penciled it. I inked it.
When we started dating, one of the first things I gave him was a plushie that I designed and sewed out of quilting fabric. I didn’t trust myself to do anything complicated—I’m no seamstress—so DI The Plushie was intentionally blobby.
DI The Plush been in storage for years. While we were clearing the basement the other weekend, we discovered that a tub he’d been in got water damaged. Really, really water damaged. Sadly, he could not be salvaged. Perhaps some day I’ll commission a proper plush-crafter to make us a non-blobby DI. But for the sake of history, there was an original Interrobang Plushie and this was it.
There’s a story behind those books too… there were only ever 40 copies of the books printed in this format… but that’s a story for another time.
GUESS WHAT’S IN THE MAIL TO EVERYONE?! I’m packing up the final batch of Ensign Two: The Wrath of Sue pre-orders tonight. Thank you so much for your kind support, guys. It means the world to me and Kevin. ♥
If you missed the pre-order …period and would still like a copy, we can help! We will have the Ensign Two books at all of our convention appearances in 2013. We’ll also continue to sell copies on online.
Pssst, Canada-based fans! Clare Moseley, our co-author, is located north of the US border and can sell you the books at a lower shipping cost. Check out her store!
Again, thank you guys! (And yes, that’s one of our cats in the background. Kitty!)
Kevin Bolk and the Interrobang Studios crew had a fantastic time! (Thanks, CBH!) What’d you do for YOUR FCBD?
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY w/ Interrobang Studios & Captain Blue Hen
Newark, Delaware. Saturday, May 4th.
Kevin and Sarah will be hanging out at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, Delaware on Saturday, May 4th for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Joe and his Blue Hen crew will be giving out free comic books in their store, and they’ve invited a bunch of local artists to come out and set up shop under their tents! There will be food carts, open sketch commissions, art talk presentations by all the artists, and free comics in the store! We’ll have plenty of Ensign Two copies on hand and we’d love to see you. :)
Yes, the comic will continue to post online for free once every Friday well into July 2013. Or, you could know how it ends before the 1st of May. ;)
** Canadian fans can save on postage by ordering from our lovely Canadian co-creator, writer Clare Moseley.
FYI- Since I know you worry about things like this because you care about us… both buying the book and reading the comic online for free supports our creators: ad revenue from repeated visits or the funds from a one-time purchase of the comic are equally important and enthusiastically appreciated!
The best support of all is when you tell a friend!
Thank you so much for your readership!
— Sarah, Kevin, & Clare
I have workshops at Katsucon this weekend, too. “Artist Alley 101” & “Publishing for the Specialty Market.” STRENGTHEN YOUR KUNG-FU. Tell a friend!
The sequel to “Ensign Sue Must Die!” continues! Brought to you by Clare Moseley and Kevin Bolk!
Read the next page at ensignsue.com care of Interrobang Studios!
You HAVE seen this, right? Good. :)
Did you tell your followers it updates every Friday at www.ensignsue.com? Cool! Thank you!
Kevin and I are in Newark Delaware next Saturday, Dec 1st, at Captain Blue Hen Comics. We’re collecting toys for the AI Dupont Children’s Hospital, taking commissions, and hanging out in an awesome comic store with Santa Vader.
Also, the folks who signed up for the monthly Interrobang Studios Newsletter of Fun have already seen next Friday’s Ensign Sue reveal. If you want in on that, sign up for the newsletter before 9pm EST on Wednesday, and I’ll send it your way! (Already get the newsletter but miss the link? It’s in the welcome section at the top! We love you! <3)
Reblogging for the Delaware part. That’s today, so HELLO NEWARK!!
Kevin Bolk and I are taking Interrobang Studios on one last 2012 CONVENTION HOORAH all up and down the Eastern seaboard during the autumn months.
We’ll be at FANEXPO (our first international convention! oooo!) this weekend at ARTIST ALLEY TABLE A144. (Sharing with Tower of Ash)
HOW MANY CANADIANS WILL WE MEET?
so many omgfarglegarblesquee! <3