Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Small Press Idol, round 4!!!!

We are in there!

Thanks to all the supporters, and votes, Faction was catipulted into round 4 of the SPI contest. which means we'll be back to compete for the Title, the $$, and the Publishing deal. well read for yourself;

ROUND FOUR: Origin or #0 issue. Deadline: July 15th. This is where we bring everything home. The complete 12 page B+W (Grayscaled) story will be due, the finished COVER art, in CMYK color, with a LOGO for the series, will be compiled with all the other preliminary sketches and writings, into a special IDOL VOTE #0 issue of the title (so it would be Joe's Comic Idol Vote #0, and Jane's Comic Idol Vote #0, etc) - and the WINNER will be the title that sells the best. We will determine the standings in a number of ways, as we are selling the issues in new ways this year. Each person that orders one or more copies will be counted. Each Retailer that orders copies either Through Haven Distribution, or through a contestant (Dimestore has made an exclusive deal with Haven for the Idol #0's this year, and retailers will be asked to order through them if they contact us direct - however, as individual team members can order copies at 50%, if they are doing the leg work to a local store that does NOT order through Haven directly, can set that up with us and it will count), will be counted. AND, the Total Number of Copies Sold, whether to individuals or retailers, will be totaled. These 3 numbers will then be AVERAGED for a points score. Winner gets the Grand Prize.

Voting be announced and run for the time period from when the books are solicited through Haven, till we get the orders back in from them. It is our intention to get progress reports along the way on sales from Haven so we can reflect them in standings

so stay posted here, as well as these links for updates, leading up to Round 4, on july 15th;
Faction home
SPI at Dimestore

peace out

Monday, June 8, 2009

Breakin' it Down

I've neglected my little Blog, and i still can't find eric canete's either. but i have founf the the lord is far more infanitley wise than myself. and has made provision in these hard times. but i've lead a blessed life and it seems his plan for me is unfoldong before our eyes....

so, in my absense, i've been deeply involved in the 3rd round of the Small Press Idol contest. and it appears Faction, Erik and myself, are looking to have made it into the 4th round. but it's not over yet. the 4th round is all about "SALES", yup if you want see it published, then it's a vote with your wallet round. now the voting polls are closed. but you can still keep us bookmarked, as we post our updates as we move into the next round. the site for faction is were we'll have all the compiled story and characters available. but for now i'm going to post the Page 7 progression from thumb to finish.

and later check back for all the commentary Erik and i had, for a panel by panel break down of Faction. enjoy.

peace out

Thursday, June 4, 2009

More Goodness..

i have another sketch for Faction. but i won't forget why i'm able to do it. The Lord has a plan. and the more i sit back and think about it, the more far fetched it seems. nd i just wantto take the time to sy , "thank you Lord, for not giving up on me, and for beleiveing in me when i didn't. thank you".


peace out

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


The Lord has plan, i don't know what it is, but he has a plan. i 've always believed when it was time for me to leave my, then current job, The Lord would make that clear to me. so this has been a starnge time for me. being laid off, having everything just fall into place, between Erik and myself, also not seeming to want for money, of food. i've been extremely blessed, and i can honestly say he is in control. so why worry. but now i'm on a new journey, well maybe an old one, just renewed. and it has always been in his timing. i think it's my time now to share this gift He gave me, and tell as many people as i can about Him. the simple answer is, had i started this journey many years ago, i could with out a doubt, say i wouldn't know him at all. and probably be miserable.....

now i've been elusive because i've been working here and there, and helping out at home. but i've also been busy in working of Faction for SPI contest over at Dimestore. and getting to know the characters a little better. so with SDCC being right around the corner, and Faction making a push to be in round four. i've got a lot o work to do. 12 pages may not seem like much. but ask any artist, you procrastinate, and the deadline is staring you in da' face.

also BIG THANK YOU to Amber, Michael and Tina at Sky High Comics, in San Marcos, for inviting Erik to the art show, thier support of Faction, and letting my art be seen....

Also, as usual, if you know of anyone, have a spouse able to vote, inlaws, kids living away from home, sentient animals, or whatever, please ask them to sign up and vote, too! :)

2. Sign in
4. Click "Yes - As a fellow creator I support this" or "Yes - I am a fan and want to read more".
5. Click "Submit"That's it!

If you'd like to check out the sequentials, you can download them by clicking on the Faction logo in the round 3 forum, look at the images on the Faction FaceBook Group.

peace out