The Big News!
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Alrighty! Big news!

I'm on the Ghostbusters comic!

Right now, I'm doing anywhere between 2-7 pages of supplemental material in the back of the comics which will ONLY be appearing in the single issues, so all you trade-waiters -- I need you guys to be flexible here and help a brother out :) I'll also be providing variant covers as of #3, which I'm SUPER excited about and there's a possibility I'll be penciling a story somewhere down the track. I'm hoping I'll also be able to get a story of my own scripting in there (since it's what I trained to do), but either way, I'm crazy excited!

I'd also recommend folks check out the new TMNT comic at IDW! There's an extremely strong possibility I'll be coming in on that in the very near future, and the story IDW are weaving is REALLY exciting!

What else...? OH! I'm coloring a creator owned book I'm doing with :icongowdi: called "Six to the Head". I've written the script, which Josh is absolutely nailing with his amazing art (he also has a story in an incredible book called "Gaining Velocity" out next week), and I'm about to finish up my first page of colors as you read this!

What else...? I'm writing a Killeroo mini-series!

What else...? Oh yeah, my podcast about video games... www.gameplaypodcast.com... kinda came to an abrupt end. I WILL BE BACK with something extremely cool in the very near future though!

That's all I can think of for the time being. Busy busy busy! Remember to hit up your local comic shops soon and ask them not only about Ghostbusters, but TMNT AND Gaining Velocity as well, as every single one of them is going to be well worth your time and money!
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warder120's avatar
warder120Professional General Artist
congrats man, maybe you could end up working with Dapper Dan one of these days :) that's of my goals lol. the folks over at GBFANS.com are gonna be stoked for you, keep up the good work!!
T-RexJones's avatar
Well, I kinda am! I'd love to do something a little more collaborative with the dude though!
warder120's avatar
warder120Professional General Artist
I'm working on some sample pages myself, think you could pass the name of the editor on to me?
T-RexJones's avatar
If you contact letters@idwpublishing.com, I'm sure they'll put you on to the right person. I'm not sure if Tom is the one dealing with the submissions at the moment...
warder120's avatar
warder120Professional General Artist
Hey Thanks,

I look forward to seeing some of your stuff in the books!
alexmax's avatar
alexmaxProfessional General Artist
That is awesome! Picking up Ghostbusterst #1 is one of the first things I plan to do when I go visit my friends in the U.S. later this year.
T-RexJones's avatar
Cheers mate! I wasn't aware US comics were hard to obtain in Venezuela... what is the comic shop presence like there?
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alexmaxProfessional General Artist
Some years ago you could find some imported U.S. comics in newsstands (but only very mainstream titles with Batman, Spider-Man, Superman or X-Men on their covers), but lately you can only find them in the few "comic shops" at some malls... that sell more action figures/collectibles than actual comics. They've always been somewhat expensive (even the Mexican reprints in spanish used to be expensive), but now, IMO, they are cost prohibitive, 5x, 6x or even 10x what they sell for in the U.S.

For a while I was buying trades from online stores, but now we have a mega-tax here if you get things in the mail, so that option is gone too. Now, I either wait for friends or family to visit, so they can bring me some comics, or if I have a chance to travel, I get them myself.

Heheh, sorry for the long reply >.>
T-RexJones's avatar
You're fine dude!

That's terrible though! I feel really sorry for you! I know we get mark-ups on prices here in Australia, but nothing like what you're talking about (except one store, which is run by an asshole). Hopefully someone will be able to get it for you. What were you reading when you could?
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alexmaxProfessional General Artist
Hehe, it's no big deal, there are much worse problems here. Besides, since DC has been terrible for several years now (and the new announcements only make things worse 100 fold) I don't feel like I'm missing that much. Superman has always been my favorite (except for a few years when I was really into Spidey), and JLA. These days I really enjoy Invincible.
T-RexJones's avatar
Yeah, that's true... I never really read Invincible, but everyone tells me I should!
PowderAkaCaseyJones's avatar
PowderAkaCaseyJonesHobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for not keeping "too" up to date, but is it too late or too early to subscribe to this (GB) at my LCS?
T-RexJones's avatar
You're fine, man! It actually appears in next month's Previews magazine, but there's a tiny sneak peek just after the TMNT solicitations in this month's. It's due to hit in September... like I said, there's a chance I may end up providing art for a story, and if that goes well, I'd be up for art on TMNT this time around, too ;)
sanshugroove's avatar
Awesome sauce! 2-7 pages sounds good to me. Also can't wait to see the covers. Is it going to be 3-4 covers for each issue?
T-RexJones's avatar
Can't say for sure. Fingers crossed I'll be doing it regularly. I think two by Dan, one by me, one by Erik and one by Nick Runge. It may become one by Dan, and then one by each of us after later.
sanshugroove's avatar
Guess I should go look for a second job to cover those costs...heh...groan.

Do you have free reign for what to put on the cover or does it have to tie into the issue's story? I know a few fans have gripes about characters that never appear in the story like Slimer but are always put on the cover.
T-RexJones's avatar
I prefer covers that have something to do with the story, so that's what I'll be doing. It does involve the creature from that issue and I was asked to make it scary ;)
GraphRicks's avatar
GraphRicksHobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on the comic man, as i can't
see the work
Razorgeist's avatar
Well looks like I'll have to get the single issues now.
T-RexJones's avatar
Please do. Waiting for the trades, unless there you know that there's going to be something different and awesome in there, is the worst thing you can do to be honest. If you pass up buying the single issues when they come out, the company only sees lower sales figures. If a comic doesn't sell, they don't collect it. Believe me, I worked at Mirage and very little was collected for this very reason. Tom Waltz even posted as much in regards to the TMNT on the IDW message boards. Same thing applies to Ghostbusters.
Razorgeist's avatar
Well you can rest easy as Im getting a subscription from Graham Crackers.
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