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So it’s been a little while and truth be told, I shouldn’t be sitting here struggling to find things to say… But I am, sorry.
What you’re looking at here, is the cover page for the new DEEP SPACE TRAGEDY story. The whole things gonna play out pretty much exactly the same as the last go ’round. So be ready to see an update every single Monday morning.
What we’re about to get into is the start of a 5 book mini-series, each book consisting of 22 pages. We’re picking up some time after the last story and the intro page is going to fill you in on all of that, so I’ll just let it do it’s job and move along with some other stuff.
You may notice that there’s a little media player thing tucked up somewhere to the right. Well, the bots and I dare you click on it… What you’re gonna find (providing you make the outrageously provocative, free thinking and down right sexy decision to click on this media player) is some real life DEEP SPACE TRAGEDY MUSIC!!!! Not only have Jerrick, DEV and Dolus been busy getting into trouble for me to draw out for you, but in the off-line hours, put together a couple DEMOS of their music to share with all of us. It’s been impressed upon me to explain to all of you that these tracks are strictly DEMOS (DEMOS DEMOS DEMOS). Once complete, the songs in all of their glory will be made available as downloads for you to keep and share with friends and foe alike. Until then, please feel free to come as often as you’d want to, click like crazy and play them into the ground. BAM! So that’s that.
Let me just tell you that it’s absolutely been a crazy year since the last time a comic page posted to mikewagganer.com. I’d love to spell out the gory details, but meh… Just take my word for it.
That said, I’d very much like to (in spite of the dorky, sappy and self indulgent nature of it), express my deepest, spaciest and most tragic (that was terrible but i’m not erasing it) thanks to SOME of the people who’ve enabled me to keep this satellite in orbit.
Ed Siemienkowicz at www.9mmstudio.com
Damon Gentry at www.invademyprivacy.com
David Roby (who can also be found at invademyprivacy.com)
Jay Meriam (I’ll get back with you on a webpage)
I thank you.
Okay, so DST posts in a few minutes and I need to finish this thing up. Be good, take care and let me know what your thinking.
Up and Out, Mike
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Okay, so I had this awesome plan to do a big cool review of Megacon with all kinds of photos that I took with my phone and the idea was that it would kind of move through each day hi lighting events as they took place. BUT (and it’s probably MY FAULT because the good folks over at word press couldn’t be the ones to blame for such a confusing set up) I cant seem to make it come together in order. SO! I’m gonna chat for a sec and slam up 4 pics and call it done because i dont wanna keep you any longer than I already have.
So Megacon was great but getting ready for it was nothing shy of hell (as I know it is for everyone who takes part). However once you get there, it’s easy to forget about all of the work, tears and sacrifice involved with having everything set up… I mean it’s all REALLY worth it.
The night before the show, I met up with the Nerd Nation gang as well as the guys from Cosmic Times (Both from South Florida). Nerd Nation is a podcast and community of people who love comics, indie artists and all things that could go along with that vibe (as well as drinking, staying out too late and having their “stuff” together). Cosmic Times is in the business of producing great comics for the world to enjoy (and like Nerd Nation, they also have it together). I (for reasons I’ve forgotten) was invited to join Nerd Nation on their first ever Indie Artist Panel that showcased artist from Cosmic Times. As stated, this was Nerd Nations first ever panel and you’d NEVER have known this from the outside, looking in… It was a total success. Not only was the room completely full for the duration of the 2 hour panel but a punk named Mike Wagganer got to meet and hang with a bunch of really wonder people who are now members of the DEEP SPACE TRAGEDY community. The Nerd Nation Indie Artist Panel was a wonderful opportunity and I cant thank the team enough for allowing me to be a part of it.
Now all of that was just the panel, which took place on the second day of the con. By that time, I’d already met a load of great comic art lovers and all around cool people who’d pretty much made me feel like a friggin’ movie star or something.
Not only THAT, but some of the artists on show at Megacon this year were showing off pieces that floored me… So much talent in one place at one time… No wonder there were like thousands of attendees.
I could honestly go on and on about this for weeks… Heck, I still think about last years Megacon all of the time. But what I wanna do (in order to keep myself from reflecting on the present), is pick out a couple more shots from moments that made this event so very very special and call this thing done… sound cool? Here we go!
My first commission on the very first day… I was asked to draw him as a Nightmare before Christmas character. the response was way more than i’d expected and it really set the tone for the whole event
This next pic here actually had me on the phone to my Mom… I grew up with this stuff, how could I leave that show without making this MINE
YES! That’s a custom piece… A one of a kind from Dan Parent HIMSELF. I now own a piece of history.
Okay, so as it stands, I’ve shared a couple pics and I’d assume that it’s no mystery to you that I had a lot of fun, but I CAN NOT let you go until i share jjjuust a couple more.
This next shot is of new friends to the Tragedy, Cory and Tia… We met at the panel and they came back the next day to chat with me at my table. They’re an awesome couple and I had a good time getting to know them. However, upon telling them about my new Josie sketch (by legendary Dan Parent) I noticed that Tia looks oddly familiar…
C’MON!!! That kid could be Josie! and I strongly urge her to start a band… However I think Cory should start carrying a bat around with him. ha ha Seriously, very cool folks and it was my honor to hang out. Thank you guys for making the con so great.
Now Cory and Tia arent the only cool folks I got to meet, there were tons of ’em (literally).
The next and last photo (for now) represents a moment that I will never forget… NEVER. It’s important, so it’s getting a place of honor on mikewagganer.com because … I don’t know, the encounter just body slammed my heart and made me wanna cry one of those ugly cries where you gag and sweat and snot bubbles come flying out. Seriously.
This is me and Lucy. Lucy is an artist and she came to my table in order to pick up a replacement copy of my sketchbook as her other one is worn out. She digs my work and told me so (right to my face). How awesome. Awesome awesome awesome.
I’m gonna leave it there for now and post more tomorrow.
You guys have a good night and look forward to cool cool stuff coming out this joint.
Up and Out, Mike
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Just a quick one to let you guys know that the bots and I made it back from Planet Megacon in one piece… Sort of. They seem fine and I’m SPENT!
Regardless of all that garbage, I’m chomping at the bit to tell you about this past weekend. All in all there’s really only 3 words to describe the whole event, AWESOME AWESOME and AWESOME! Megacon 2012 was bigger and better than ever and I CANNOT wait to give you every detail.
Okay, so here’s the deal… I have some work to catch up on, but while doing so, I’m putting together a nice update for you with pictures of some of the unreasonably cool people I met, things i saw, things i did and things I picked up. ALSO, I’m gonna post some details regarding the GO LIVE OF DEEP SPACE TRAGEDY and the BLACKLIGHT FREEFALL as well, my buddy (Brett) is preparing (as I type this) 2 DEMO tracks of music from everyone’s favorite robot rock band DEEP SPACE TRAGEDY… That’s right, The songs are gonna be available here at mikewagganer.com! C’mon, this is friggin’ EEEEPPPPPIIIIICCCCC!
So we’re thinking that Monday, February 27th would be as good a date as any to get this thing in gear, so… Hold tight and stay close, I dont want you to miss a thing.
Am I forgetting anything? Megacon 2012 update, the GO LIVE FOR THE NEW BOOK, NEW MUSIC and OH! I’m also gonna be posting some cool links for a few items that I think you guys and gals oughta enjoy.
This is an exciting time for us and DEEP SPACE TRAGEDY IS YOUR STORY so please hold on tight, it’s about to begin.
Okay, so I’m off to get some stuff bolted down… All you need to do is keep your optics focused on this spot.
Please excuse the manic nature of this post as I’m still foggy from con and flyin’ a million miles an hour.
Be right back… Up and Out, Mike