I bring you…
From Cornelius Zappencackler’s Derange-O-Lab!
Get thee hence and create a cover! (Then share them here!)
“Verification of the tale, as one might expect, is difficult, yet certain facts are known. Tanitin Regional Deputy Marshal Miles Drake is, in fact, a lawman of the territory, a position he has held since IV.E.987….”
With our apologies. There’s a lot going on, and we kinda broke Rick with the Monday three-screens.
And my son’s bar mitzvah is this Saturday, so… I’m a little frazzled, you might say.
We’ll be back on Monday with a double-post, to make it up to y’all.
I’m reposting from my tumblr here, because, well… it’s how I feel:
It’s a poll over at IGN, and I just learned that Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether was nominated.
Then I looked at the other nominees, and my jaw did that thing where it hangs open and if my mother was here she’d say something about catching flies that way. It’s very, very flattering to even be included with the other nominees listed. It is, genuinely, humbling.
I’m going to take a moment here and just… appreciate that. What Eric, Rick, and I are doing at Lady S. we’ve been doing now for over 18 months, and we’ve been doing it for free. We’ve not made a dime off of it as yet (though we hope to rectify that with the trade, or, at the least, cover our costs thus far). We’ve been doing it because we wanted to just… have some fun making a comic, something that has become more and more difficult to do, frankly.
I’m going to be perfectly honest: I would be gobsmacked if we won. I’d be gobsmacked if we didn’t come in dead last. I am, to tell the truth, gobsmacked when I realize people are actually reading the comic in the first place. The web is a cruel land, and it is easy to believe you’re occupying whatever small portion of real estate you’ve claimed out of sight and out of mind.
It’s nice to get a reminder that such is not always the case. Looking at the other comic-related polls they’re running, almost everything nominated is in the mainstream. I don’t think any of us working on Lady S. would consider what we’re doing “mainstream.” All the more reason I’m surprised, and flattered as hell.
Here’s a link to the poll, and believe me, I’m not going to be hurt if you vote for ANY of the nominees. As I said, we’re in august company.
But, of course, if you vote for us, I’ll absolutely like you best 😉
To all our faithful crew and followers, we wish you the best for Halloween this year. May your power be restored, your loved ones be safe, your work be rewarding, and your joy be abundant.
We’ll be resuming posting as soon as we’re able.
Be well… and if you’re in the U.S., remember to vote!
Sandy is rolling up to my doorstep, and the winds are starting to push the trees around. If I knew how to batten hatches, I would be doing so at this point. We’ll not have a new post today and will return on Thursday, but reader Joseph did share a piece of art in the comments section of our previous post to which I’d like to draw more attention:
My best wishes to the Lady Sabre crew while tackling these hurdles. As a fun aside for the delays, here’s a pic of the beautiful Lady Sabre sketch (I shudder to even call it a “sketch”) that Rick brought for me to NYCC earlier this month. I was incredibly fortunate to be able to meet Eric and Rick while at the show as I couldn’t make it to the planned dinner. Somehow we managed to call each other at the times that we were not in the ZERO cell reception areas! As I’m sure you all know already, they are two of the most fine and upstanding gentlemen I have ever met and hope to be able to cross paths with them again soon.
Enjoy the piece and to steal Greg’s line, “Hold Fast!”
Good morning, all.
Just a word of forewarning that we’ll probably see some delays this week at the site. Each of the three of us is dealing with some overwhelming issues–weather, family and work related–and hope you’ll grant us some latitude in the timing of our updates this week.
I know that some of our readers are already being hit by Sandy on the east coast. If you’re in the path of that thing, stay safe. If you’ve got other trials and tribulations going on in your lives right now, stay sane.
If you’d like to attend, send Eric an email so he can add you to the reservation! We’ll have a sneak preview of the rest of this chapter’s script available for those who come, and promise hearty conversation against an appropriate Victorian-themed backdrop.
Rick and I (Eric) are gearing up for New York Comic Con next weekend; Rick by getting his signing schedule in order — we’ll have that later on in the week — and I by trying to trick my wife into expanding the budget enough so I can buy the Robert Fawcett original art I saw at a booth last year (this plan also involves winning the lottery some time in the next week).
Rick and I will be dining together Saturday evening at Lillie’s Time Square (we thought the Victorian decor fitting), and we wondered if any of you would like to join us? If so, leave a message in the comments section, email using the contact form, or drop us a line on the Sabre Facebook page so I can update the reservation accordingly.
If you can’t make it, but will be in New York, stay tuned to this space to find out where and when you can see Rick throughout the con weekend!
Recent Addition: Lady Sabre T-Shirt. Available in unisex and women’s cuts, in small, medium, large, and extra-large sizes!
Shirt modeled by renowned Land Cartographer and Intrepid Explorer of Terra Icognita, Doctor Day Al-Mohamed.