Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas in July!

Did you know that for a limited time you can buy AIM Comics's publications at DriveThru Comics for 25% off during their Christmas in July Sale?

Well you can, so get over there and grab some deals before the "season" ends!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Come Sample Our Treats at ECCE!

Literally hot off the press, here's a preview of the AIM Comics East Coast Comic Expo Sampler Edition that I will have available at the event on May 17!  It's a comic! It's a sampler! It's a sketchbook!  It can even cut a rusty tin can!  OK, well maybe not that last one, but nevertheless, it is an exclusive item that will only be available at the East Coast Comic Expo, and then only in limited quantities. 
Running at 40 pages, the book contains several tasty treats, including the first Bruno the Bandit story, "The Amulet of Myglyn", The Journals of Simon Pariah # 1A, AKA "A Pair of Boots", and my 24 hour comic, "Why Comics".  To top it all off, the book has a sketch cover that will let me take quick sketch commissions at the event, so there's guaranteed to be something in it for everyone!
If you're in the Moncton area on May 17, drop by, say hello, and help support AIM Comics!






















Monday, March 31, 2014

Housekeeping

For what it's worth, this post is just to let potential readers know that I am considering our stores at Wowio and My Digital Comics closed.  We've had exactly one sale through the latter, and one less than that through the former.  Ever.
Closing these off will let me better concentrate on the stores that people actually seem to be using, such as DriveThruComics, CreateSpace and Kindle.  I'm trying to think of better ways to market our books, and I think I need to start by getting rid of what's not working.
Meantime, if anyone out there has some good suggestions around marketing I'd love to hear them.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: East Coast Comic Expo!

I've been pondering this for a while now, but I've just made it official...I will have an artist table at the East Coast Comic Expo in Moncton, NB on May 17.

http://www.eastcoastcomicexpo.com/index.html

From their webpage:
"East Coast Comic Expo is an all-ages, day-long convention organized by dedicated Fanboys and Fangirls to celebrate comic books and comic book culture. We'll have industry professional writers & artists joining us to celebrate, along with local vendors and many talented local creators and artisans as well."

I will have a table offering sketches for a small fee (hey, got to cover the cost of traveling, right?) as well as a sampling of AIM Comics products. 
This will be my first con as anything other than an attendee since Hal-Con a couple of years ago, so I'm really looking forward to getting out there again and  meeting some people.  Time to work on those quick sketching skills!

If you're in the area, drop by and say hello, get a sketch and chat with me about all things comics.

See you at the expo!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Now Available: The Journals of Simon Pariah #1A - Free!

Here's a little something for your to peruse over the holidays.  If you've got a DriveThru Comics account, or are willing to get one, you can now get "The Journals of Simon Pariah" #1A free.
Why #1A?  Well, because this is not a full issue; rather it's a wordless 8 page story I created, partly as an exercise in wordless comics, and partly to develop the idea of "apocryphal" Simon Pariah stories.  Apocryphal stories, in this case, being short pieces that are incidental tales featuring the character that may or may not be part of the "canon" that will be the character's history, and that give me the context to set stories out of continuity or (I hope) to eventually invite other creators to tell their own tales of the character.

Issue #1A contains the story "A Pair of Boots" which originally ran as a webcomic on the Simon Pariah Comic Genesis site.  It's dedicated to Steve Ditko, who inspired the story with his treatment of philosophical elements in works like "Mr. A" and his simplistic yet highly effective art style.

Head over to DriveThru Comics right now and grab a copy.  Then be sure to let me know what you think, either in a review, or in the comments.  Either way, you can't beat the price. Enjoy!

http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/124066/The-Journals-of-Simon-Pariah-%231A

Friday, November 22, 2013

Now Available - The Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit Vol. 4 AND Bruno the Bandit: A Card Game!

Looks like Xmas came early! As of today, not only do I bring you the latest volume of The Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit, available now in print and digital download formats, but I am proud to announce Ian McDonald's latest creation, "Bruno the Bandit: A Card Game"!

"The Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit" Vol. 4 features seven more stories from the webcomics archives of www.brunothebandit.com, featuring some of the finest stories and characters from the comic's history, including Elysia the fame vampire, Eunyce, Warrior Hottie,and Shub-Megawrath, the single mother she-goat with a thousand young!  
This issue features a brand new cover by "Thieves & Kings" and "StarDrop" artist extraordinaire, Mark Oakley, as well as a pinup by Weird Tales and Lovecraft Ezine alumnus Steve Santiago.  It's a package I'm proud to present, and one I know you readers (and Brunatics!) will love.
"The Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit Vol. 4" is available right now in print from Amazon and digitally from DriveThruComics.  Check it out today! 

But that, as they say, is not all!  Launching today only at DriveThruCards.com, we have "Bruno the Bandit:  A Card Game".  It's a fantastic new game, quick to learn and easy to play. Now you can take Bruno beyond the printed page and try your skill against your fellow bandits in this game of loot or be looted.

One night at the Belching Hydra (the seediest and most dangerous watering hole in the kingdom of Rothland) an argument breaks out:  who is the best thief in the land?  You and your fellow crooks make a deal: whoever steals the most valuable loot in one night shall be  declared the greatest thief in Rothland!  But beware:  the Rothland Imperial Guard are on the lookout for criminal activity this night.  Not only that, other Rothland citizens are out and about this eve, and can cause you no end of trouble. Finally, your fellow thieves are not above stealing your ill-gotten gains from you, should you let your guard down.  You will need nerves of steel, dogged determination, and a ruthless streak a mile wide to be crowned Rothland's King (or Queen) of Thieves!

The game includes 85 cards, a downloadable rule book, and even has a code for a free digital copy of the first volume of "Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit". All in all, it's a fantastic deal, and a game so good, it's criminal!
"Bruno the Bandit: A Card Game" is only available at DriveThruCards, so get over there and loot your copy right now!

UPDATE: Here's a photo of a hand from the first copy of the game printed, now proudly owned by Ian McDonald.
 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Quick Update....

I'm fooling around with a store page, which you'll now see in the top navigation bar. It looks a little ugly right now...bear with me while I proceed to break everything trying to figure out how to make this work.