Archive for the ‘Jim Clark’ Category

San Diego Comic Con 2008

Thursday, July 17th, 2008 by James Andrew Clark

Dial R Studios (booth 2306) returns to Comic-Con International with four new books! The following titles are set to debut at the show: The Path to Armageddon trade paperback, Billy Banes # 1, and two special convention exclusive books: HoCal: The Collected Webcomics, and The Guns of Shadow Valley.

Dial R creators in attendance include James Andrew Clark, Pat Loika, Chris Maze, Barry Miller, and Dave Wachter. Pat, Chris, and Dave will be sketching during the show. The studio is also raffling away a Nintendo DS Lite at their booth. Be sure stop by for a chance to win!

We sold out at SDCC!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 by James Andrew Clark

That’s right — we sold out of our preview book at SDCC this year! Response to the book was really good and we had lots of positive feedback. People seemed to really like the art and the landscape design of the book.

More details to come soon.

Come see us in San Diego!

Monday, July 20th, 2009 by James Andrew Clark

If you’re going to San Diego Comic Con and want to get a jump-start on the webcomic, stop by the Dial R Studios booth #2306 and pick up your copy of the Convention Preview Edition book. It has the first 17.5 pages of the comic and some exclusive bonus material, and it’s only $2.

I’ll also have copies of the trade paperback of our other title Scar Tissue, and my new music CD which has a cover illustrated by Dave.

I hope to see you there!

- J.

Comic-Con 2009 wrap-up

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 by James Andrew Clark

I realize it’s a couple days late, but here’s my report on Comic-Con International.

I just got back from the San Diego trip last night. I made a slight detour to Disneyland on the way home, so that’s why this report is late. And I am sorry to say it, but my con report this year won’t be nearly as exciting as any of the reports Dave gives for the shows he goes to. He always has lots of neat commission pictures, and he knows way more industry people than I do. As for me, I brought my family with me and so most of my pictures are of them. However, I do have a couple shots of celebrities who stopped by the Dial R Studios booth to get a look at The Guns of Shadow Valley:

Mark Sheppard from “Battlestar Galactica”, “Firefly” and “24″ (and his son):
Mark Sheppard from "Battlestar Galactica", "Firefly" and "24"

Morgan Spurlock from “Super Size Me”:
Morgan Spurlock from "Super Size Me"

I thought the show this year was a lot of fun, but there seemed to be way more focus on movies and television than on comics. I realize Comic-Con has been like that for the last several years, but this year it was more evident than most. A lot of the foot traffic was heading past book sellers on their way to the movie studio booths. A few vendors I spoke with said their sales were dismal, and a few people went so far as to say “Twilight ruined Comic-Con” because so many of the attendees were there just for Twilight panels and merchandise. I’m not sure I follow the logic of that complaint, but whatever, I still had fun.

We bought our 3-year-old kids a couple of toy cameras so they could take pictures at the show. After the page break is what Comic-Con looked like to my daughter…

(more…)

Independent article, “Digital Comics with Dusty Characters”.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 by James Andrew Clark

If you live in Santa Barbara like I do, check out page 69 of this week’s copy of The Independent for a nice full-page spread about The Guns of Shadow Valley.

If you’re unlucky enough to live anywhere else, you can read the article online here.

-Jim