Ben

The News of Con Breakdowns (And Tagalong Breakdowns)

Posted by Ben at 2012-02-25 01:07:48 UTC

Anime on Display was fun, exhausting, but fun. I’ll admit most of the exhaustion was from the two day drive down. Then the second, two day drive back up. But the con itself was well organized, with a super friendly staff. Our panel was a bit thinner than at Kumoricon, but that’s to be expected when you range outside your home location. We did have our friend Ewen Cluney there giving his input on our panel (here’s his blog) and he gave me an “I ‘heart’ catgirls" sticker (which is now gracing my laptop). It’s always nice to meet new friends.

Other high points include meeting Ian and Jess McConville and Matt Boyd of Three Panel Soul. They were all super friendly and completely willing to put up with with my fan slobbering (Ian’s older comic, Mac Hall was a staple of mine back in the day). I also met and shook the hand of Jayson Thiessen, supervising director of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” He was also very friendly and willing to put up with my fan slobbering (AND I got his autograph!). Alright, I’ll stop with the fanboyism. Overall, I’d say it was a great place to debut Volume One.

Speaking of which, I’m sure some of you may be tired of hearing this, but Volume One is now on sale at Cel*Style If you’re a fan of the comic (or you just like Tria and I as people) you should totally buy the book, it represents about three years worth of comicing for us, and another about eight months of hard work getting the actually physical book together and organized. It looks spectacular. For those of you that pre-ordered through the Kickstarter: I’m organizing your rewards now (and actually waiting for a few of them to get to my place) so I’ll expect to start sending them out the first week of March.

In other news, I’ll be giving a release party/signing at Cosmic Monkey Comics in Portland on March 17th and as a special treat we’ll be able to skype in Tria. Yaaay! I realize that may be a bit out of your way for some folk, but I’d love it if any of you in the area could stop by and say “Hi.” Jake (from Modest Medusa) and I will also be at Chibi-Chibi Con in a couple of weeks (it was kind of a last minute thing, but I believe we’ve got a table and are presenting our panel). And last, but not least I’ll be at Gamestorm at the end of March. Though, I’m mostly going to play a whack ton of games, not as a Dubious Company guy. Still the Indie Hurricane both should be stocking at least a few copies of Volume One and if any of you want to drop me a line and get your game on with me; I’d love play a few rounds of…whatever game we decide to play.

Oh, and Tria has just told me (as of writing this post) that the friendly folk at Loom Studios have given us a link cause they like our comic that much! Go us! Anyway, I’m all newsed out (so much so I’m randomly making verbs out of nouns).

-TagalongDT

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Ben

Info, Lots of Info (We Love Info)

Posted by Ben at 2012-02-09 15:06:01 UTC

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile (it’s always been awhile). We’ve got a lot of news to cover, and it’s all spectacular. Anyway, we’re burning screen space here, so let’s get started.

First off, and most importantly, Jake (from Modest Medusa) and I will be at Anime on Display. We’ll presenting our panel “Dubious Medusa” which, if you’ve been to Kumoricon, you know is absolutely phenomenal. The panel starts at 11am on Saturday and runs for an hour and a half. We’ll be talking about the process of making our comics, what makes them so awesome, and imparting any wisdom that’s requested of us. I’m not really sure what we’re going to do with the rest of the hour and twenty minutes after that, but I’m sure we’ll think of something worthwhile.

We’ll also be in the Dealer’s Room under the table Cel*Style which is the company that we’ll be distributing Volume One through. We’ll actually be selling copies of Volume One at the table, so if you missed it at the Kickstarter, now’s the time to grab one. Or just stop by and say, “hi.” (I loooooove meeting fans).

Or, if you’re completely strapped for cash, I’m donating a copy to Sugar Bomb Girls for a prize to give away during their show. Hit them up (you’ll get a great show regardless). They’re run by some friends of mine and they’ve been working super hard on the show for the past several months, so they won’t let you down.

I guess you can sum up this whole post with, “Volume One is almost done and Anime on Display is going to be awesome, you should come and see us!” Hope to see you all there.

-TagalongDT

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We Did It!

Posted by Ben at 2011-12-03 01:30:18 UTC

Alright guys! We ended the Volume One kickstarter at $3503.00, which is, in my opinion, absolutely amazing. Tria and I are currently busting our butts of getting everything prepped and ready, and with a bit of luck you should see Volume One of Dubious Company out by February, 2012. Thanks for all the support everyone and I’ll keep you all posted as to what’s going on with the book.

-TagalongDT

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