For my followers still on the fence about purchasing Target Practice (out now!), I’ve uploaded the first seventeen pages. You can start reading here. Enjoy!
I’ll be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (better known as TCAF) this weekend. You’ll be able to find me in Beeton Auditorium at table B1 (right by the exit door). Here’s a map to guide you there!
I’ll also have a couple programs going on at the show:
Saturday, in Beeton Auditorium, I’ll be doing a drawing demonstration for kids from 1:30 -2:00, likely showing how I draw Cleo and Khensu.
And Sunday at The Pilot (2nd Floor) I’ll be on this:
Sometimes the setting of a story becomes as important, as integral, as the characters themselves. Whether it’s a broken-down small town, a sprawling fantasy world, the farthest reaches of outer space, building a compelling and believable world is integral to a successful story. Moderator Robert Fones (Sheridan College) interviews four talented creators that are experts at building a compelling world. Featuring Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Tara Tallan (Galaxion), and Seth (Palookaville).
(The Pilot is located half a block from Toronto Reference Library, at 22 Cumberland Street)
Cleopatra in Space books will be on hand! And I would love to sign any that someone has already bought. My table space is limited, but I hope to have room to bring a few prints with me as well.
This is my first time attending TCAF. Looking forward to that amazing Canadian hospitality I’ve heard so much about!
I’m excited to finally release the soundtrack for Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice: a somewhat lyrical, mostly musical companion to the graphic novel. All of the songs below helped inspire the creation of Target Practice, hopefully give a touch more emotional resonance to the story, and occasionally foreshadow events of things to come.
Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice Soundtrack
- “Like I Do” – Minipop
- “Old Friend” – Sea Wolf
- “Mobile” – Avril Lavigne
- “G#” – Kitten
- “Suffocate” – Feeder
- “I’m Not Your Hero” – Tegan and Sara
- “Suddenly” – Ashley Tisdale
- “Human Nature” – Uh Huh Her
- “Mountain” – Great Northern
- “Planes” – Yuna
- “Beautiful History” – Plumb
- “Strangeness And Charm” – Florence and The Machine
- “Whirring” – The Joy Formidable
- “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” – Selena Gomez & The Scene
- “Tonight, Tonight” – Passion Pit
Purchase tracks individually via this handy Amazon Wishlist or the iTunes links above.
The wait is over! Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice is finally available in stores! At the most, I hope everyone buys a copy. At the very least, I hope everyone shares the book’s release with others! Target Practice is only the first part in a proposed series long epic, and I really want the chance to tell the whole story. That will only happen if this first book is successful.
As always, here are a few places Target Practice is available:
And here are a whole slew of positive reviews!
Good Comics for Kids
iCv2 (4 out of 5 stars)
The Roarbots (Roar Score: 5/5)
SciFi Pulse (A+)
Skipping Through the Stacks
And here are the first 13 pages!
And a trailer!
And here’s a downloadable wallpaper for you!
Alright everyone! I printed all your comments to this post, cut them up into strips (most of them three times), threw them all into a bucket, where they ended up on the floor, of which my 2.5 year old son playfully handed me five of (I forwent the crib idea once realizing that cleaning up a couple hundred slips of paper out of Oliver’s bedding was not going to be a fun thing to do).
Anyhow, HERE ARE THE FIVE LUCKY WINNERS!
Grand prize goes to…
Kahla C! She receives a signed hardcover edition of Target Practice, five signed CiS prints, and this original Cleo watercolor which I painted yesterday:
2nd place goes to…
J Kevin Carrier! He receives a signed paperback edition of Target Practice and five signed CiS prints!
and lastly, 3rd-5th place go to…
Brent Hill, ToonLegion, and Eric J Ehlers! They all win five signed CiS prints!
If any of those names belong to you
COME ON DOWN! email me with your home addresses so I can mail you your prizes! Also, let me know if you want me to personalize any of the stuff you won.
I loved reading your comments and thank you so much for all the shares. Sorry to those who didn’t win, but hey, we all still had fun right? And you can still preorder the book (which I really hope you do if you’ve haven’t already). Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice is on sale this Tuesday (4/29) and I’ve actually heard/seen from a few people that the book is already available at a few places!