Well, the hits keep on coming thanks to the Covid-19 Pandemic. An event we were very excited to attend has been cancelled making this the third cancelled event this year. Here's their press release:
Things to do while on Covid-19 quarantine: A personal project I've been wanting to finish for a while now. The Puertorican flag! Each red stripe is covered with a member of my family's handprint. If you didn't knew already, I was born and raised in Utuado, Puerto Rico and have been living in the United Sates since 2009. Yo soy Boricua!
These are scary and uncertain times we're living in these days, but it's nothing new; we should've been ready for it by now. I'm not saying we should've known how to handle a virus that we didn't even knew existed, much less that it had the capacity to cripple society like it has; I meant that we've dealt with enough tragedies in our lifetime to have learned our lesson and always be prepared. Obviously, by the chaos we're seeing from people fighting each other over toilet paper, people partying during Spring Break while being warned there's a virus swallowing the entire Planet and there's no cure in sight or people camping outside of supermarkets to buy everything they can get their hands on without even realizing most of that stuff will go bad in a week; we've learned nothing from our previous mistakes.
In my household we live under a certain... code that we follow religiously: Love God, Love One Another and Love Our Neighbors. I however, taught the wife MY personal Mantra, one I've lived by since I was very young: Hope for the best but ALWAYS prepare for the worst. Because I live by that Mantra we're always one step ahead of bad situations. We have means to store food, medicine, cleaning products, weapons, B.O.Bs (Bug Out Bags), maps, alternative routes; etc. So when this whole craziness of people going to stores desperate trying to buy the last roll of toilet paper began, we sat at our house thinking to ourselves how clueless some of these people are, how unprepared and/or unaware some people live their lives and it's sad but I guess we're witnessing Darwinism at it's finest... some people have learned from their mistakes and evolved while others are flocking supermarkets under a contagious pandemic trying to buy cases of toilet paper and Lysol.
So, since we were prepared from the start, I've taken advantage of this quarantine to work on a few projects I've been putting off because of lack of time. It's been a stressful time for everyone I'm sure, especially those in high risk areas but me personally; I've tried to not be overwhelmed with the situation and used this time to stay productive and creative. I've been busy finishing a short story I did for last year's 12 Hour Comics Day tentatively titled Spaceboy 2020, which will be part of the upcoming Truthful Comics Presents relaunch later this year.
I've also seen many of my colleagues doing the same, trying to stay positive and focusing on their projects although I know it's been extremely hard for some of them due to all the event cancellations because of this Pandemic; since they make a big chunk of money at these conventions. So, if you know any creators who've mentioned on social media that their upcoming events have been cancelled be a blessing to them by supporting them, buy one of their books, t-shirts, prints or anything else they produce; we all need to help each other out during this difficult times. Stay safe, stay indoors as much as possible and stay informed; we'll get through this together. As always... keep it Truthful!
Well, I guess Coronavirus keeps wrecking havoc on the convention scene. Today we received news from the organizers of Regent Con about the convention. Here's their press release...
So, out of the four scheduled convention appearances we had on our calendar, one has been postponed for June and now this one has been canceled. Obviously we understand the situation we're in and this is nothing in the grand scheme of things but it is another blow to not only us, but many other creators who count on these events to make a living. Let's pray they find a cure and solution for this virus and this nightmare comes to an end. Until next time, stay safe, stay indoors and as always... keep it Truthful!
As Im sure you're all aware by now, the Coronavirus Pandemic has taken over the entire Planet and as a result; our lives have changed wether we like it or not. Every business has been affect, schools have shut down, work places have sent people home; it's chaos basically. So, like every other business, comic book conventions have been affected as well. Enter: IconiCon 2020.
The Suffolk Public Library was set to celebrate their annual IconiCon event this March and everything was ready, that was until Coronavirus was unleashed and every event had to be either cancelled or re-scheduled due to the severity of the situation. I was ready to attend (and still am) but since all these huge events have been cancelling left and right I decided to contact the organizers of the event to see what the status of the convention was. As I suspected, IconiCon was postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, June 13th.
So, date has changed but all that means is that you now have more time to make plans and come see us! There's going to be Cosplayers, comic books, contests and fun for all! See you there!!!
Yes, you read that right; I'll be giving away some FREE sketches to a few lucky readers... but there's a catch! To enter the drawing you have to order (or have previously ordered) a copy of my book Project: New Wave #1. Here's what you have to do:
1. Click on this link to place your order.
2. Purchase your copy/copies.
3. Once you receive your copy take a selfie with your copy and post it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
4. Tag me on your selfies or use the hashtags:
5. The winners will be selected on July 4th, 2020. How American of us! ;D
So, what are you waiting for?
ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!!!
Si leíste bien, voy a regalar algunos bocetos a varios fanáticos de mi comic... pero hay un "catch"! Para poder ganar un dibujo debe ordenar (o haber ordenado previamente) una copia de mi comic Project: New Wave #1. Esto es lo que tienes que hacer:
1. Presiona este enlace para ordenar tu copia.
2. Compre su copia / copias.
3. Una vez que reciba su copia, tome un selfie con su copia y publíquela en las redes sociales (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
4. Taggeame el selfie o postealo con los hashtags:
5. Los ganadores serán seleccionados el 4 de julio de 2020.
¡Qué Americano de nosotros! ;D
¿Entonces, qué esperas?
ORDENA TU COPIA HOY!!!