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Bandette Community Page Begins!

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If you use Facebook and are a fan of Bandette, there is now a community page available for YOU to Like and Friend and Post to. It is a public page with moderated posts.

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Emerald City Comic-Con 2015

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Paul and I and all our Periscope Studio pals will be at Exhibitor Table 1214, arranged as you see in this handy map here!

I’ll be participating in one panel:

Behind the Scenes: Making Comics
Room: Hall C (TCC 301)
Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 3:00PM – 3:50PM

Comics professionals come together to discuss their unique contributions to this beloved medium. Topics include creating engaging characters with Gail Simone (Leaving Megalopolis), transitioning from artist to writer/artist with Joëlle Jones (Lady Killers), business management with Christine Mignola (Hellboy), self-publishing to book deal with Colleen Coover (Bandette), how to break into coloring with Kelly Fitzpatrick (Neverboy), and fostering a fan base with online content with Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon). Sure to be a great panel for the budding cartoonist eager to explore the craft of making comics.

See you there!

Bandette 9! New Urchin Story from Tobin & Farris!

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TODAY! Bandette #9!

That’s right, y’all! Digital episode number nine of Bandette is available in right now on Comixology for 99¢!

When Bandette faces the combined evil of the crime lord Absinthe and his agent of death, Il Tredici, who will stand by her side? And, with his nefarious organization FINIS on the brink of collapse, to what desperate lengths will Absinthe go in his bid for revenge? Plus, when the results of the contest between Bandette and Monsieur are tallied, who will be finally crowned The Greatest Thief In The World?

As ever, all the previous episodes are also available for the same 99¢ price on Comixology, published by Monkeybrain Comics! What other fine, creator-owned comic book products does Monkeybrain have on offer through Comixology? I encourage you to go have yourself a look-see!

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.41.49 PMIf you prefer a print-to-eyeball reading experience, you may choose to get your mitts on the hardbound Bandette Volume One: Presto!, which is available in stores and online everywhere! And while you’re at it, you could PRE-ORDER Bandette Volume Two: Stealers, Keepers!, which is scheduled for April 23!

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Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 1.46.18 PMALSO TODAY! Free new Urchin Story!

A new, three-page story featuring Lt. Heloise Price! Today’s Urchin Story is written by Paul Tobin, and drawn by Cat Farris! Cat is the artist of Emily and the Strangers Volume 2: Breaking the Record, and the creator of the mini comic series “Flaccid Badger”, and “Frog Song”. Her web comic The Last Diplomat is supported by Patreon, so if you like it, express your opinion with money!

As always, you can read ALL the Urchin Stories, by a variety of terrific artists, HERE. Like Cat, many of those artists are supporting their own work through Patreon. If you enjoy their work on the Urchin stories, please consider becoming a patron! Link to their Patreon pages, below!

Erika Moen’s Oh Joy Sex Toy (NSFW!) • Erika’s Patreon Page

Emi Lenox’s Emitown • Emi’s Patreon Page

Ron Randall’s Trekker • Ron’s Patreon Page

Lucy Bellwood’s comics • Lucy’s Patreon Page

Cat Farris’  The Last Diplomat • Cat’s Patreon Page

FREE! New Urchin Story By Tobin & Scherberger!

Scherberger_UrchinAll-new! A new, three-page story featuring Daniel! Today’s Urchin Story is written by Paul Tobin, and drawn by Patrick Scherberger, who many will know from his previous collaborations with Paul, Dr. Doom And The Masters Of Evil and Spider-Man & The Secret Wars!

As always, you can read ALL the Urchin Stories, by a variety of terrific artists, HERE. Many of those artists are supporting their own work through Patreon. If you enjoy their work on the Urchin stories, please consider becoming a patron! Link to their Patreon pages, below!

Erika Moen’s Oh Joy Sex Toy (NSFW!) • Erika’s Patreon Page

Emi Lenox’s EmitownEmi’s Patreon Page

Ron Randall’s Trekker • Ron’s Patreon Page

Lucy Bellwood’s comics • Lucy’s Patreon Page

 

Halloween Heist!

Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 2.07.08 PMA young Bandette reader’s mother has sent photographic evidence of a candy theft in her family home last Friday. Unfortunately, the thief was forced to make due with an American off-brand candy bar, as her favorite treat, Chocobolik, does not exist.

The thief escaped, of course.

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FREE! New Urchin Story by TOBIN and CHAN!

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 10.29.49 AMAll-new! All-BANDETTE! A new, three-page story featuring everyone’s favorite young thief! Today’s Urchin Story is written by Paul Tobin, and drawn by Ron Chan, artist from many comics including Plants vs. Zombies and Husbands, and the co-creator of the webcomic Roy’s Boys!

We have more new Urchin Stories lined up in the coming weeks by more amazing artists!

As always, you can read ALL the Urchin Stories HERE.

 

FREE! New Urchin Story by TOBIN & RANDALL! Also: NYCC

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 11.18.51 AMToday! A new three-page story featuring Bandette’s fiendish foe, Absinthe, just a little better! (Hint: he’s fiendish.) Written by Paul Tobin with art by Ron Randall, this story’s a little darker than your usual Urchin fare!

If you’re in New York City this weekend for NYCC, be sure to stop by Ron’s exhibitor table– B12 in the North Pavilion! He’ll be there with his awesome sci-fi adventure book, Trekker!

Paul and I will be in New York for the show, as well, though we will not be at tables of our own. Look for me promoting Make Comics Like The Pros, the new book from Random House by Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak, featuring a new story and copious process art by me! Paul will be signing I Was The Cat at the Oni Press booth, as well as promoting several projects from Dark Horse with signings and panels appearances! We’ll both be teasing the upcoming second print volume of Bandette from Dark Horse, too!

We have more new Urchin Stories lined up in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more delightful tales of the inhabitants of Bandette’s world, drawn by some of our favorite creators!

As always, you can read ALL the Urchin Stories HERE.

 

 

FREE! New Urchin Story by TOBIN and LENOX!

Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 10.12.36 AMBandette’s Urchin Stories are BACK! A new, three-page story starring a young Urchin named Simone goes live today, written by Paul Tobin, with art by Emi Lenox, creator of Emitown!

We have several new Urchin Stories lined up in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more delightful tales of the inhabitants of Bandette’s world, drawn by some of our favorite creators!

As always, you can read ALL the Urchin Stories HERE.

 

Bandette 8! AVAILABLE NOW!

Bandette_cover_08_webSorry for shouting in the headline, there, But just to reiterate, the eighth episode of Bandette is available in glorious digital color right now on Comixology for 99¢!

Has Inspector B.D. Belgique of the Special Police finally found the evidence he needs to bring down Absinthe and the FINIS crime syndicate once and for all? Will the insidious Absinthe discover the betrayal from his own inner circle? Will Bandette, the world’s greatest thief, face the deadly strangler known as Il Tredici… ALONE? And, just what is… the secret of the wardrobe? Plus: candy bars and a pirate!

Of course, all the previous episodes are also available for the same 99¢ price on Comixology, published by the good people of Monkeybrain Comics, who would like you to look at the many other fine independent, creator-owned comics they offer.

Meanwhile, if paper’s your bag, you may want to look into acquiring the hardbound Bandette Volume One: Presto!, which is available from stores everywhere, for the highly affordable price of $14.99USD. (If you should happen to buy it online, do take a moment to leave a review, please.)

Your Guide to Colleen & Paul in San Diego! Part Three

SDCCPaul Tobin and I will be special guests at Comic-Con International later this month! As the convention site updates the programming schedule, I’ll be posting our scheduled appearances and signings here! Paul, in particular has a lot of stuff on his plate through the show, so stay tuned. Today, we have the schedule though Saturday!

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SATURDAY

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm, DARK HORSE COMICS Booth 2615 (PAUL):

SIGNING: COLDER

Horror genre news and review site Bloody Disgusting calls Colder “a unique story about the nature of insanity from Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra that oozed confidence and chilled to the core.” Paul and Juan will be signing volume one, and also promoting their upcoming second volume of the Eisner-nominated hit!

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12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, ONI PRESS Booth 1833 (PAUL):

SIGNING: I WAS THE  CAT (Day Three!)

With IWTC artist Benjamin Dewey! Just like on Thursday and Friday, Paul & Ben will again be signing the special SDCC advance edition of their new graphic novel, I Was The Cat (general release August 6, 2014). With limited supplies of sweet-ass giveaway material!

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Room 9 (PAUL):

THE ONI PRESS COMICSTAVAGANZA: ALL CATS GO TO PURGATORY

I Was the Cat creators Paul Tobin and Benjamin Dewey share a hilarious presentation about their new graphic novel and the finer points of feline world domination. After that, it’s Hemingway or the Highway when Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo present a live table read of The Life After #1! Come for the freebies, stay for the detailed descriptions of a future cat war, adventures in purgatory, and news and announcements about future Oni Press comics!

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Bandette1_16_133:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Room 7AB (PAUL  &  COLLEEN):

STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS

Well-written, realistic female characters are celebrated in this panel featuring Comic-Con International special guests June Brigman (Power Pack), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Colleen Coover (Bandette), Sara Mayhew (Legend of the Ztarr), Jimmy Palmiotti(Painkiller Jane), Fiona Staples (Saga), Paul Tobin (Bandette), and Brian K. Vaughan(Saga), and moderated by Maggie Thompson. Strong female characters can be heroes or villains, have weaknesses and strengths, flaws or assets, and ultimately make the stories we love to read.

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5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, DARK HORSE COMICS Booth 2615 (PAUL):

SIGNING: PROMETHEUS

The magic creative team from Colder,  Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra, are together again! Prometheus: Fire and Stone is the kick-off title of the highly anticipated Prometheus/Aliens/Predator crossover (coming in September!), and Paul and Juan are bringing it with style. Come by and get some promo material signed up!