Saturday, May 27, 2006

SPACE Con Party Video. May 12th 2006

Here is a taste of what will be on The Second Annual Space Con DVD 2006. Chris Moshier and Allen Freeman manning the camera with such stars as: Mike Hutchings, Bonnie Freeman, Matt Feazell, Dave Sim, Gerhard, Stan Yan, Bob Corby and more.
Hit the play button. Then hit pause. Wait till the grey bar gets over 1/2 way for a smoother play though.

Tim Corrigan Draws Mightyguy SPACE CON 2006

Yeah, here is another video of Tim Corrigan this time drawing MIGHTYGUY at his booth at Space Con May 13th, 2006.

Tim Corrigan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at SPACE CON 2006

Tim Corrigan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at SPACE CON 2006, May 13th Columbus, Ohio. Video shot with my camcorder by Mike Hutchings. More video from this show will be posted here today! Be patient and let it load all the way or 1/2 way and back up the bar and then start watching. Hopefully you have a good internet connection!

Monday, May 15, 2006

SPACE CON 2006 a Success!

Well I had a great time at the SPACE Con 2006. I had tons of help this year, Todd Ritter, Chris Moshier, Mike Hutchings, and Bonnie (my Wife)....We took (they sometimes stole my camera) about 100 photos. I'll be posting up a link here soon for where you can see the good ones. It was the premiere of Slam Bang #1 vol III, the 200 page digest, and Doc Paradox #1. So people had a reason to check out the booth. Saw some old friends such as; Tim Corrigan, Nate and Matt Corrigan, Larry Blake, Matt Feazell, Jim Pack, Larry Neibert, and Bob Corby to name a few. At the pre Con party I got to talk to Crebus creators Dave Sim and Gerhard. So naturally showed them Slam Bang #1 vol III. They seemed to love it, and they remembered me since I submitted Slam Bang #7 to the Day Prize Contest last year. Gerhard spilled the beans that the Anton Story that was nominated didn't win. He said it was a close call. This let to something later I'll just go ahead and tell. They gave out plaques at a cerimony later at the con to the winners of the Day prizes of books sumitted last year. Since I already knew that Anton Bogaty's story, "Justin's Last Chance" didn't win, I didn't go to the ceremony. And because someone else wanted the event filmed so I sent Mike and Chris to do it leaving me at the booth. Anyway, after the ceremony they all came back and Gerhard said, "Where were you! We had an award for you!". And sure enough I was to have gotten an award plaque and given a little again missed my 15 min of fame. (I'm up to about a whole hour now.) So I have a Plaque for Anton and for myself. (Mine says: "Fan-Atic Press where his has his name.)

We shot over 4 hours of video! Yeah, putting together the second annual SPACE CON DVD. So that will take me a while to produce but I'll let everyone know when that'll be done and available.

Here is Dave Sim (Known for his comic Cerebus.) at the Friday night party. He said, "This looks great! I hope you sell a bunch of them!"

Gerhard (Also of Cerebus fame.) said: "I remember the DVD you made last year, great work."


---More news after I recover

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Hey, I survived FCBD. I was a guest and set up all my stuff at the Comic Quest comic store in Evansville, IN. They had a nice turn out, with about 100 people lined up at the start of the day- 10:00 am. They had lots of great free stuff to hand out, and raffled off some nice things as well. There were others guests like a stormtrooper advertising the Star Wars Club, and some other artists like Michael Kasinger and Nathan Bonner from IL. I had some genuine interest in my new Slam Bang, with everyone asking when will it be out. And I kept saying, "Any day now." And for the Doc Paradox #1 color comic I'm putting out. Same replay, "SOON". And I did put together a FCBD Edition of Slam Bang and handed them all out by noon. Yeah, should have made more. But did have the new Fan-Atic Press postcards and handed those out as well.

I also had people signing up for John Lustig's mailing list where he'll send you a cool color web comic each and every week in you email. This time I got 30 more subscribers for him! He'll be proud of me! I sold a few books here and there but mostly had people looking for free stuff as expected. But I think I made good use of promoting my web site in the process. And getting some new artists to contribute to Slam Bang never hurts. So it was well worth it.

Jim Jones the owner of the store (Best comic store owner ever!) helped out and supplied free food and soft drinks, thanks again!
Here is Bonnie my wife watching over the table. She was a huge help in me setting up the table and talking people into signing up for the sign up sheet. If you didn't sign up for a free web comic in your email every week, go there now and do it! Its very funny stuff, trust me.

Spider-Man was there. This helped get a few of the younger kids into the store. Some of the mom's even said to me that they saw in the paper where Spider-man was going to be here and so they brought their kids.
Artist Creator Nathan Bonner was there from IL, and he was handing out INDAVO a great comic that he published as a digest but also has as a web comic.
This is me (Allen) trying to look awake, I'm not a morning person. Notice the first appearance ever of the stand for the logo banner in the background for Fan-Atic Press. My cuz Harry Lee Hottle from Evansville made that for me and it works great! Michael Kasinger artist/illustrator was there from Lawrenceville, IL. He did some free sketches and sold some of his art. He also did a Morgana X drawing for me! Hope to have him in Slam Bang sometime soon.

Here is the store before the crowd was let in!

A Stormtrooper at the Star Wars Club table! A cool Spider-Man Sculpture display in the store.

Its the free comic book table before the crowd was let in.

Artist Jeff Lindall on the left is showing off his portfolio and handing out some HeroClix Wolverines....Jeff is another artist I'll have to convince to contribute to Slam Bang!

And here is a shot of just part of the Comic Quest store before the crowd was let in. Yeah, this is one large place with just about everything you could want in figures, comics and related stuff!

News about the upcoming SPACE CON in my next blog......

Friday, May 05, 2006

Evansville (IN) Currier & Press Article (Graded: "D")

The Evansville Currier & Press did put a small article online about the Creators Alliance Meeting, but they didn't talk about FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (which was why we wanted the article) or most of the members that attended the meeting. Turns out the writer of the article didn't show up and evidently didn't talk to the photographer that did. Also they didn't run any of Elizabeth Fisco's photos that she took that night with the online article. (Thank you for showing up EF!) So all in all I'd give it a "D-". But since any publicity is better than none I'll bump that up to a "D". Here is the link to the article that I'm talking about: Evanasville Currier & Press

And while you are there hit the "Comments" link at the bottom. There you'll see my comments back to them. I think I was very good in staying calm about the whole thing. In closing, maybe they will try and do a better article later to make up for this? Or will they let someone submit the article for them next time?

---Allen Freeman