ICE Gets Thumbs Up from Digital Strips Podcast!

Stumbled across the Digital Strips Podcast the other day, and listened to their Zuda Watch review from July. As most of you probably remember, ICE was featured in July's Zuda competition. It was nice to hear at very positive review from these guys, and I think they put on an enjoyable show.

Listen here. (They start talking about ICE at the 17:40 mark.)


Attending Boston Comic Book & Toy Spectacular? Get a Free Sketch!

Sunday, September 20th, I'll be tabling at the Boston Comic Book & Toy Spectacular taking place at the Boston Radison Hotel. As a special treat for con attendees, I'll be doing a number of absolutely FREE SKETCH CARDS.

Want one?

Here's the deal:

If you are attending the Boston Comic Book & Toy Spectacular and would like a FREE SKETCH Card, email the following information to tylerjamescomics@gmail.com:
  • Your name
  • Sketch character request
I'll be drawing FREE SKETCH CARDS for a limited of comic fans who request them.

All you'll have to do is stop by my table in artist's alley at some point during the show, say hello, and pick up your FREE SKETCH CARD. Not a bad deal, huh?


Get your FREE SKETCH CARD + a FULL CHARACTER SKETCH (7 x10.5 cardboard) for just $8.00. You name the characters! They'll both be bagged and ready to pick up and pay for at the show.


Get your FREE SKETCH CARD + a ORIGINAL FULL CHARACTER SKETCH COVER to the Tyler James Sketchbook, Vol. 1. Have the character of your choice adorn an original cover to my first 32 page sketchbook of great pinups, cover designs, and sketches from the past five years. All this for just $15.00. Order now by email, and pick up and pay at the show.

Remember, the free sketch cards are being given on a first come, first serve opportunity, so if you're interested and definitely plan on attending the show, send me an email now at tylerjamescomics@gmail.com.


Over Chapter 2 Preview

I've posted a new youtube video that gives a preview for Over Chapter 2, which will kick into gear next Monday.


Over Chapter 1 Finished! Read it Here:

The first 34 page chapter of Over is finished! The first chapter is essentially act I of a standard three act story, and my task now is to get as many people as possible to read the first chapter. My wager is that the story will hook you in if you give me 30 pages or so.

One of the strategies for spreading the word about Over is to use some of the new E-Book reader technologies to deliver it. The cool thing about this tech is that the full comic can be embedded in other websites, just like Youtube videos. Check it out, you can read Over right here in the blog. (Use the fullscreen mode.)

Want to put Over on your site? Grab the html code right here and paste it on your blog or site.


WCRI Podcast Interview Now Up. Give it a Listen!

Last month I chatted once again with Jamais Jochim of Webcomics Reviews & Interviews. We talked a lot about Zuda and I tried to plug my other projects where appropriate.

Listen to the full interview here.


Catching My Breath...Or Not

It's been a few days since I posted something on this blog. Part of the reason is that I've barely had time to catch my breadth after last month's Zuda competition. Once again, my comic came up short and once again, I finished 4th. However, the reaction from the public at large was very strong to Interrogation Control Element and I think the team and I can be proud of our work on this project.

I can't say exactly what is next for ICE. I will be printing up a new version of the initial story and plan on talking to some publishers about it. I'm going to take a few weeks of downtime away from the project to clear my head, before coming back with a new game plan on it. But I'll keep you posted here.

Besides that, I'm plugging away at "Over" which is in it's third month of 3 times a week updates. I'm also writing more Tears of the Dragon, posting pages every Tuesday and basically executive producing that project. And I've recently dusted off "Friend Request" a horror short I drew but never completed last year. Looks like it's got another chance to get published by Arcana, so I'm doing my damnedest to get it done. And if all of this wasn't enough, my weekly column at Comic Related continues to keep me busy.

Yes, I'm a little fried. And yes, I could use a vacation. But, in the immortal words of Lil' Wayne "You ain’t grindin’ til you tired." And so it goes...