Busy weekend ahead, lots of chances to see you! And meet new readers! Saturday at SLC Pioneer Park market, 9am-1pm & Sunday at Park City Silly Market, 9am-5pm.
We are especially loving the SLC Pioneer Park market this year, so if you haven’t been yet, you should come! The produce looks and tastes amazing, and there are lots of fun craft vendors.
Brady Comics, creator & publisher of Wombat Rue, published Wombat Rue’s sister comic book, “The Weakend”, and debuted it on July 21, 2011 at the Hard Rock Cafe during San Diego Comic Con!
“In one of the most relevant and groundbreaking endeavors in a long time, H.I.S.D. has, with the release of The Weakend, accomplished a trifecta of the impossible. The hip-hop assimilation, cosmos slinging, rhyme tones of this CONCEPT record (I’m old) blend perfectly with the accompanying COMIC BOOK illustrated by Brady Canfield of Wombat Rue fame and bring FRESH INSPIRED ENERGY to a quick to conform sound genre. “ – Steve Damm, WorldofSuperheroes.com.
Brady and Savvy Point Dexter, from H.I.S.D.
The Weakend Comic Book is a companion to the album of the same name by the amazing, revolutionary and talented music group known as H.I.S.D. Think of the album as a sound-track to the comic book – but the album itself tells a story, as echoed in the comic book. Treat yourself to a night-in of reading the book while listening to the album!
Go to our “Order” tab to get your copy. The Weakend Comic Book & Album combo are LIMITED in supply, so order now! You can also order electronic download at: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/index.php?filters=0_0_0&manufacturers_id=3294
For more information about H.I.S.D. or to order their album or t-shirts separately, go to www.peaceuvmine.come, their record label.
SPACE UP! And one more picture from The Weakend Comic book.
Check out Steve Damm’s review! http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/comics/new-comics/review-this-review-that-review-this-too-h-i-s-d-breaks-new-ground-with-the-weakend/
Steve Damm, columnist at WorldofSuperhoes, wrote an incredible review of Wombat Rue. It’s a must read!
“What do you get when you cross an Olympic athlete, a pencil and a dream? You get Wombat Rue, a wonderfully adventurous voyage into an action fantasy comic, full of heart and maybe one of the best villain build ups I have seen in a couple years. What I mean is that while other family fantasy books are just flat recreations of TV shows (not counting Young Justice) or retreaded concepts like fairies, Harry Potter rip-offs and dumbed down drivel even kids hate; Wombat Rue burns bright and clean in that bland and muddled genre…the characters and dialogue had me burn-turning pages both for the banter and the danger. I was not expecting so much heart! …Wombat Rue is set to be fantasy of the highest order and is positioned to have one of the best adventure stories in a long time.”
We’ve been invited to present on a panel and breakout session at the San Diego Comic Con this year! (Thanks to Mimi at NightFlight Comics). We don’t have a booth or table at the Con for Wombat Rue, and haven’t applied for one since it seems to be a venue more suited for mainstream publishers, rather than independents like us. The panel is about using comics in the classroom. I’ve been thinking about that a lot for the past few weeks.
I am new to comics, while my husband and creator of Wombat Rue, Brady, has been reading them all his life. I often find them hard to understand, so I’m the perfect test case. I still have to think about which panel I’m supposed to look at first. That being said, I have come to deeply appreciate the role comics play in learning. The best compliments we receive, by far, are from young people who say they read and re-read the books, and always find something new in them. Typically people say they are drawn to the art, which is great. But to be able to convey a story, and concepts, within a comic book is key to providing long term enjoyment.
As an attorney by profession, I find there is a need for educators to train the minds of young people. True, there is much “content” to be absorbed, but training someone to think is where its really at. You can find content anywhere and everywhere these days. But critical thinking that is not lazy…now that is worth something. As I develop the presentation for educators at Comic Con, I’ll be focusing on this goal in particular – using comic books to help students train their minds. More later. Peace.
p.s. since this post was full of boring words (as Brady would say), I’ll post one of his sketches, called “Jack, The Reluctant Hero”.
It’s here! Wombat Rue’s theme song! Click to download or play on your player:
1. WR Theme Song
Or to listen on the web (without opening your player) check this out: http://rappersiknow.bandcamp.com/track/wombat-rue-featuring-khimmy-j-of-radio-galaxy
Composed, produced and performed by our friends and partners H.I.S.D. & Radio Galaxy at PeaceUvMine (http://www.peaceuvmine.com/).
As requested – here are the lyrics to the verse (chorus coming soon):
Par for the course for the meal for the force
Wombat combat back to the source
Like a branch to the tree to the root to the seed
Bark up the wrong trunk get laid in the leaves
‘Cause bugs get stumped and speakers go thump
Last chance to retreat, Is that really what you want?
Oh, you hard in the streets, but can you swim in the swamps?
Or survive in this wild life Crocodile Hunter type
Land down under might chew you up and spit you out
Sp.. sp.. spit em out 50 or 60 feet
Bag back, trick or treat, paper bag wrap that
Throw you in a knap sack if you think its bittersweet
Smile on your face keep a child in his place
Outta luck outta grace with no one to hug you
No where to run to double check behind you
Wombat Rue fool know where to find you…
Did you know you can also read the first two chapters of Wombat Rue by downloading from Drive Thru Comics?
The Albuquerque Comic Expo was a smashing success! So many new readers, new friends, and new facebook fans. Thank you all!
This print is called “Jade Negotiates”. You can get it at the SLC market, Park Silly Market and conventions. The prequel to this is “Jade Contemplates Negotiating”, but it is in sketch form at the moment.
Wombat Rue is at Albuquerque’s first Comic Expo June 24, 25 and 26. Come meet Brady at his booth, pick up some comic books, goodies and a sketch! The Expo is open until 7p.m. Friday/Sat and until 6 p.m. Sunday. For more info: http://abqcomicexpo.com/
Stan Lee is also signing there and due to popular demand decided to extend his appearance to Sunday, June 26th. All of the information on Stan Lee’s Sunday appearance can be found here!
Albuqerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street NW
The additional dates Wombat Rue will be at the SLC Downtown Market during the Summer of 2011 are: July 2, August 6, 13, and 27. They are Saturdays, 8:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m., and Brady will be signing comic books and doing sketches. Come on by! Look for a bright gold tent. http://www.downtownslc.org/downtown-farmers-market/art-a-crafts-market
We’re often asked about the process of creating the art work to tell the story. Brady comes up with the ideas, draws concept sketches, finalizes one and inks it by hand. Then he colors the image in photoshop (or sometimes Felicia does that), adds all the shading, the special effects, and voila! Here’s an example from the cover of Issue 3.
Sometimes the backgrounds are made with photographs Felicia takes, like the sky on this cover.