Monday, June 30, 2008


The previous entry was all the great character designs from the con- check them out! I'm personally very fond of Dale (who's description was not pg13 and had to be fudged)and the mammoth- Dale is courtesy of Neil Lalond and the mammoth was courtesy of Pam Bliss. Also, Matt Tichenor drew Knuckles the Echidna. Unfortunately Knux is copyright protected (dammit) but as some of you may know, the Knuckles comics were some of my favorite things growing up, so this is just awesome as far as I'm concerned. You'll also find Rodger down there- he was put together by Alex Tichenor.

Also, this entry is a shout out to Chris "Banky" Sanchez, for deliving the amazing fanart you see here! You can find Banky at Check him out, he's awesome.

More to come, people!

Con Characters!

Back from Wizard World!

Hey everybody!

So Wizard World was an awesome experience. While I didn't sell that much, I did meet a lot of really cool people- many of which filled out the Design Your Own Character pages. Those will be on here shortly. For those of you visiting the blog for the first time, welcome! It updates every Saturday (except when conventions happen!)

Also, TR is officially going under the artist collective label Rebel Star, along with Mia 'Rocketshoes' Palluzi's awesome book Cross+Check! We hope to have more than just the two of us in the future and a web site- I'll let you guys know the details.

The next post tonight will have the Character Design pictures up, and some shouts to all the badass people I met at the convention!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wizard World!

So the fabulous Rocketshoes and I will be, as I have mentioned many times, appearing at Wizard World Chicago this weekend! 3906 in the artist alley. If somehow you've wandered your way onto this blog and, by serendipitous happenstance, will be at WWC, you'd best come check us out! Chapter one will be available for purchase, along with the t-shirts, and both of us will be open for commissions! RS is selling a one shot from her Cross+Check series, a story which features a character based on yours truly, and is also awesome just because. She will also have excellent t-shirts available for sale as well. So if you can, come check us out! I'll be waiting.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Proactive Interactivity!

So I mentioned a few months ago on here that one of my goals for TR was interactivity between you and the story. Here's the first example of that. It'll be free with a book purchase at the con, and anyone who wants to can send me three words and a sketch to be put up here on the blog! If I really like your character, I might put them in the story somewhere! -Z

Saturday, June 21, 2008

First the scanner, now the camera

Like the title says, first my scanner went wonky and now my camera isn't transferring images. The plan was to take a picture of me wearing the t-shirt, so you guys could see what it looks like. As soon as I have this figured out, I'll post it. In the mean time, check back tonight after 9:00 pm- I have work, but I'm going to put together something cool I'm doing for the con on my break. I'll scan it and you guys can take a look! -Z

EDIT: Okay! My sister helped out with a temporary solution! Thank goodness for camera phones. The pictures were taken in low light, but they'll do to let you guys know what you're getting.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Late but great (I hope!)

Thanks for being patient with me, guys. As promised, here are the first three pages.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Heads up!

1:30 in the morning is still technically Saturday.

This is (obviously) a heads up for this week. I don't have anything to show today due to unforeseen technoillogicalities, so I hope you guys can be patient. As soon as I've sorted everything out, I plan to put up the first three pages of chapter 2. I'm proud of these- I've dropped the tones for this issue and I'm giving hand lettering a shot. Just like any other experiment there are hiccups, but overall I think it's looking really good and I'm excited to show it to you. We just both have to control our frustration until I can make my robotic friends work properly again.

Look for it Sunday or Monday on the outside. You and me, kid. We're off to great places. Today is our day.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

T-shirt design and birthday!

Here's the first t-shirt design- I've scrapped the second since I don't have the cash for two. Also, I threw together a birthday pic for Zass. See you guys next week!

Friday, June 6, 2008


The stencil designs and pages are still forthcoming- this update is just to give everyone a heads up on Zasters B-day! It's tomorrow. You can wish her a happy one on facebook or send an e-mail to See you tomorrow!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Wizard world!

As I may have mentioned, Mia Paluzzi (AKA Rocketshoes) and I will have a table together at Wizard World Chicago, June 26-29. Thinking about production and shipping time, that gives me roughly ten days to knock out this next chapter and maybe some t-shirt designs. However, I have run into financial troubles, so the t-shirts may or may not happen- I'd really like to get some up and running, though. Expect to see the t-shirt stencil designs on Saturday, if nothing else. Hope everyone's summer is off to a great start! -Z