Because America Needs More Hugs!
Greetings from the Squid Drawing Board…
More and more webcomic-ers and indie artists are turning to Patreon for to give their readers and want-to-support-ers a way to, well, support them.
I want to once again ask for your Patreon-ic support via Patreon. It’s simple. They make it easy. They take care of the details. You can choose to give anywhere from a buck a month to $25 a month (or more). There are perks, of course. Would you like to get an art-postcard from me every month? or perhaps an artist trading card (example is pictured)? Or even an Art-o-rama zine (when it drops)? How about a behind the scenes news feed? All these things are perks and are available to you starting at $2/mo.
I don’t like asking for money. I was horrible at the door-to-door thing as a kid. Cookies, walk-a-thon pledges, school fund drives… I hated them. But comic convention tables aren’t cheap… and I want to continue to provide comics online. So won’t you drop something in the ol’ coffee cup? I would appreciate it greatly!
AND, to Sweeten the Pot, I will do you up a one-time Artist Trading Card for signing up at the $2/month level… that’s just $24 dollars for the year… plus you get an ATC… and I will send it to you! If you choose to give at a higher level, I will still send ya the ATC and I’ll draw whatever you want on the card! Jump to my Patreon page!
So thanks for reading to the end. Thanks for being a fan! AND… Smiles to you all!
It’s the busiest time of year for me. It’s Convention Season. From August through October, there are all kinds of stuff planned.
July/August: Sketchbooking Workshops at The Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA. MMA Events
August 27 & 28: West End Celebration … art and music festival of fun, Sand City, CA. Westendcelebration.com
September 4: SF Zine Fest… County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, San Fran, CA. sfzinefest.org
October 1-2: Open Studios… The Cartoonery will be open for to browse my space. Monterey County Open Studios Tour
October 8 & 9: The Alternative Press Expo… San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA. alternativepressexpo.com
I have a route when I walk through my neighborhood (for exercise). It involves looping passed the local elementary school. The sidewalk runs along the one side of the school, where there is a little garden started by a spouse of a former teacher. Both the spouse and the teacher have moved on. And the garden was left to itself. Since they were native plants, they thrived and grew out of control. I passed this garden almost daily.
So imagine my surprise this week, when I walked by and saw this!The garden was in mid clean up and… Holy Mudder of Peanut Butter! A BLUE gnome! What the…???!!!
Do you think that the gardener reads Randie & Ryan? or Squid Row… or is this just coincidence?
Yesterday was the first day of summer! Randie’s favorite day… and today is the 21st… meaning it is the one-year anniversary of Randie and Ryan! I wanna thank you all for coming along on this webcomic… which has been an experiment for me to see if I could tell R&R’s story in a more free-form sort of graphic-y novel-y sorta way. Thanks for tooning in… and coming along for the ride!