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  1. Balthazar

    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    Hey, guys. What's going on? Just wanted to let y'all know the digital version of my book Is'nana The Were-Spider Vol 2 is now available. Be sure to get your copy today! Or let me know if you'd like to preorder a physical copy which will be out next month! http://peepgamecomix.com/product/isnana-the-were-spider-the-hornets-web/
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    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    Hey, ladies and gents! Just wanted to leave a link to a recent review for my book, Is'nana the Were-Spider, along with the link to the Amazon and digital copy. The book has been getting a lot of stellar reviews and I'm currently in the middle of producing Vol 2! And conventions have been wonderful drawing in new readers. A 10 out of 10 at Graphic Policy! https://graphicpolicy.com/2017/04/29/review-isnana-the-were-spider-vol-1/ Story:10 Art:10 Overall:10 Recommendation:Buy The book can be purchased through Amazon below! https://www.amazon.com/Isnana-Were-Spider-Vol-Forgotten-Stories/dp/0997362804/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493840047&sr=8-1&keywords=is%27nana+the+were+spider Or digital half priced below: http://peepgamecomix.com/product/isnana-the-were-spider-forgotten-stories/
  3. Hey, everyone! The Kickstarter for the next book I'm writing, THE GENTLEMAN: DARKNESS OF THE VOID, is up and running. Be sure to check the video for the dope images, art, and concept! And don't forget, if you're interested in pledging/donated, Kickstarter doesn't take any dime from your account until the end of the campaign at the end of the month. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/782290703/the-gentleman-1-darkness-of-the-void# A Lovecraftian inspired horror noir story about the haunting ghosts from the past along with the ghosts from the forth coming future, the Gentleman finds himself drawn to Espere St. Lanmé, mysterious and alluring, seeking help and protection from a being of possibly supernatural origins. Unfortunately to protect her, Oliver must succumb to his special abilities, a hereditary curse that uses his body as a key and vessel to the Void, an ancient evil with the means to destroy all life as we know. Can Oliver protect Espere without losing his humanity? And if he can, can she be trusted? What is her connection to Oliver and the Void itself? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/782290703/the-gentleman-1-darkness-of-the-void#
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    One In A Milligan

    Loving the Milligan discussion. I picked up the first issue of one of his recent books which was a bit of an erotica. I wasn't sure how I felt about it but tracking the following issues were difficult for me so I may just pick it up in trade. Did anyone read it? How did you feel about it? I also loved his Greek Street and was disappointed when it ended. But I always felt like one of the odd men out who enjoyed it while others were heavily underwhelmed. I'm looking forward to his Legion run about to start for Marvel.
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    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    Today is the final day of my campaign for Is'nana Vol 2. I'm doing a last day stretch goal with an awesome digital comics deal. If you pledge for a copy of Is'nana the Were-Spider and we are able to reach $18K by tomorrow at 9 AM, EST, you get a digital package of 16 free indie comic books. This is a great way to get a bunch of dope comics for the price of one book and a way to learn of other books out there. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1942007293/isnana-the-were-spider-volume-2
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    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    A recent interview I did. "Despite the awesome quality works coming out from the Black indie scene, there’s still a lot that can be done. Message boards and social media groups have come a long way, pushing out materials to be supported, but a HUGE majority of POC fans are still preaching and complaining about Marvel and DC’s usage of some of their Black characters yet they still won’t put their money where their mouth is and try out some critically acclaimed or fan favorite Black indie books. And the crappy thing is, we can’t get more of our stuff out without all the support that would actually help us produce and represent us in a better light." https://squidmag.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/greg-anderson-elysee-creating-isnana-the-were-spider-african-comics/ Less than 2 days left to help support and get a copy of Is'nana if anyone is interested. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1942007293/isnana-the-were-spider-volume-2
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    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    Given that my character Is’nana and his father, Anansi the Spider, have been established with the ability to travel through different worlds, I thought it’d be fun to take advantage of this and introduce people to different books and series in the indie comic world. With the stretch goal of $16,000, the Is’nana team are hoping to raise enough money to add 40 extra pages of story content to allow Is’nana to go through these different worlds, each illustrated by their respective creators. The goal is to raise enough money to pay all the artists/creators involved. So we have Vol 1's artist Walter Ostlie's Shiver Bureau, Micheline Hess' Malice in Ovenland, Shauna J. Grant's Princess LovePon, Chuck DragonBlack Collins' Bounce!, Keef Cross' DayBlack, Mike Priebe's Barrdok the Wanderer, and N Steven Harris' and Robert Garrett's Ajala! I thought it'd be great to do a sort of cross promotion between each creator and books and given that I have a good set of readers and fanbases, I'm hoping I can not only introduce readers to more Black folklore and mythological characters, but also get more people into other indie books and franchises. If anyone is able to jump in to help, that'd be wonderful, or even spreading the word and discussing what the mission goal is! So please pledge today and spread the word!
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    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    So a few things since we launched on Monday! We not only passed the 50% mark already, but we also found ourselves in the Projects We Love category! It's been getting a pretty good reception thus far, but definitely want to get closer to the initial goal as soon as we can, that way we get closer to possibly adding those extra pages of back up story with the crossovers with other indie comic characters. So if you can, definitely put a pledge in and share and tag people to see the project. It'd be much appreciated! Oh yeah, don't forget, money doesn't get taken out of your account if you pledge/donate/pre-order until the end of the campaign on October 25th and you can edit the amount any time after you've pledged until that date. So you can place it now just to calculate the numbers. Thanks, guys! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1942007293/isnana-the-were-spider-volume-2
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    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    The Kickstarter is finally live! Be sure to pledge and spread the word through social media of all types, friends and family, etc. Any type of support would be greatly appreciated! And for anyone who missed out on the first volume, given that the book is sold out, you'll also be able to pledge for a copy of the first along with the new one! www.kickstarter.com/projects/1942007293/isnana-the-were-spider-volume-2
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    Just Got into Hellblazer...

    I actually jumped in during the Mike Carey run. It was 201, I believe. It was after the Constantine movie was announced and I came in wanting to find out about the Balthazar character. Come to find out that was just a creation of the film but I was still curious to find out about the book. I was hooked on Carey's run, how fast pace it was but the characters themselves hooked me. I jumped on "Haunted" by Ellis and took me awhile to get accustomed to it because of how different it was from how Carey was writing the book. I then read the issues that focused on Ellie and her baby by Ennis and I was definitely in for the long haul. I started buy as many of the back trades I could find. Thus far, nothing has matched my enjoyment of the first 9 issues of Jamie Delano's run, including the art, the whole package. I lost interest during the Mina run and would pick up an issue or so on the following writers. I was in for a lot of Milligan's run and actually quite enjoyed it but funds got in the way. I think I read on issue of Azz's run and that was enough for me.
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    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    Hey, guys! Just wanted to post the promo for Vol 2, scheduled for Kickstarting this Fall!
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    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    Depends on where I post the reviews. Some reviews do help a lot. But the trick is to consistently spread and post it at various places where people ho may have missed it may be interested. It also does better when its people other than the creator pushing the book.
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    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    Thank you so much, John!
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    Marvel's One World Order

    I'm actually not even sure why many people continue to bother with these event books anymore. They always tend to end up being an awful waste of money.
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    (Heard It Thru) The Griot Vine

    Hey, guys! Hope you don't mind! Just wanted to post links of my comic column where I'll be interviewing and showcasing different things! Hope you all dig! Thus far... (Intro and Mission statement!) http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/columns/132854-welcome-to-heard-it-through-the-griot-vine-3.html Interview with Midnighter writer, Steve Orlando, on his Image Comic "Virgil" about a homosexual cop in Jamaica who is outed and fights through the city to save his boyfriend. http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/columns/132865-queersploitation-with-steve-orlando-griot-vine-interview.html 1 Step Forward (2 Steps Back) Sub-Series following ignorant comments when it comes to diversity in comics. This time: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/columns/132892-the-griot-vines-1-step-forward-moon-girl-and-devil-dinosaur.html Interview with Indie Creator John Jennings on his work process, finding time to work on all his projects, and the fight for diversity http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/columns/132982-diversifying-with-john-jennings-griot-vine-interview.html My thoughts on Netflix's Sense8 and it's portrayal of diversity http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/columns/133027-sense8-griot-vine-approved.html An interview with Walter Ostlie, on his Kickstarter for his book, Shiver Bureau! Definitely check it out, he's also the artist for my upcoming comic book soon to come! http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/columns/133083-inspecting-shiver-bureau-with-walter-ostlie.html
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    (Heard It Thru) The Griot Vine

    The Griotvine visits and interviews Matty's Rocket creator Tim Fielder at Gallatin Galleries in NYU, showcasing his recent exhibit chronicling 30 years of his comic book work, talking Matty's Rocket, and a sneak peak at his new book with writer David F. Walker. http://www.theouthou...im-fielder.html http://youtu.be/RKbn71xjcXo
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    (Heard It Thru) The Griot Vine

    Rosarium Publishing has been a current champion for comics in diversity for the past few years and earlier this month launched an Indie Go Go campaign. They're on their last week to raise funding to print more of their books and not just from the publisher's own pocket. I wrote an article about their books and the campaign. Be sure to check it out, share it on your social media, etc. http://www.theouthousers.com/columns/135193-the-next-level-for-diversity-with-rosarium-publishing.html
  18. His name is Is'nana, the Were-Spider and he is the son of the African God of Stories, Anansi. Crushed in his spider form, Anansi summons his son from the Outside Plane to help inspire people in his place. But Is'nana's travel to our world has caused a barrier to break, shifting reality and bringing forth horrors and it's now his duty to stop these horrors while searching for his father and helping people of the world break their mental walls. Is'nana's "human form" is that of a fit black man in his late 20s-early 30s, good looking. He usually likes to be in the nude due to being nude in his spider form but to fit in with humans, he wears African style clothing, and LOVES Dashikis. His hair is of a mohawk but with dread locks. He is very positive and likes to like at the bright side of things. He is very friendly, respectful, joyful, optimistic, and has a smile on his face. Is'nana is a mix of human and spider and can alternate between human looking and spider appearances. Sometimes he'll have multiple spider eyes, fangs, extra legs coming out of his back or out of his sides, etc. His appearances and spider abilities should be limitless. Maybe at some points he'll just be a giant spider or maybe similar to Alucard from Hellsing, he'll break apart and become a group of spiders. To heal himself, spiders can just cover his wounds and become a part of him.
  19. The final night for my kickstarter! Few hours left for anyone who is interested in donating or getting their friends or family involved! Thanks, everyone!
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    Last Week of My Kickstarter!

    Hey, guys! It's the last week of the Kickstarter for my book, Is'nana the Were-Spider! I've been able to reach my goal to get it published and printed and am currently doing a Stretch goal to help the funding for the next volume! If you haven't already, please check it out, I'd very much appreciate it. You can pledge/pre-order for a digital copy for as low as $5 or get the physical print for $10! Also spread the word if you can! https://www.kickstar...the-were-spider Thanks a lot, Hellblazers!
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    Last Week of My Kickstarter!

    Final night to pre-order/pledge, guys! Very close to the final stretch goal!
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    Last Week of My Kickstarter!

    Thank you, John!
  23. And finally!! The Kickstarter!
  24. Kickstarter is going up in a few days, aiming for Tuesday release! Original pages by the artist will be given out!
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    (Heard It Thru) The Griot Vine

    http://www.theouthousers.com/columns/134173-the-spirit-of-shamanism-with-igor-baranko.html
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