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FanExpo Vancouver 2016

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It’s been a long wait (with its new fall schedule), but FanExpo is here in Vancouver from November 11-13!

I will be co-piloting the HMS Bad Idea airship (aka: booth A8 in Artist’s Alley) with Peter Chiykowski of Rock, Paper, Cynic, Is It Canon?, and Dad Joke Han Solo fame.

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Like last year, I will be writing haiku for the special guests in attendance like Jewel Staite ♥, Kevin Smith, Christopher Lloyd, and Carrie Fisher!

     

I met Carrie Fisher last year, jumping her autograph queue because my dad had shown her the Limited Edition Princess Leia vs. Captain Kirk haiku print that I had made with Aaron Plants (of Big Simple Comics and Is It Canon?), AND she wanted a signed copy. I was giddy for days after that.

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I won’t be doing any limited edition so spectacularly this year, but I will have lots of great poster and post card prints, as well as freshly-made copies my Existential Lop comic (a pet rabbit’s guide to philosophy) that sold out at Word Vancouver.

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Peter will have his amazing selection of books, posters, and album of nerd-rock music: Borken Telephone.

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Hope to see you there!

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Pirate Hunt: A Star Wars Comic (Part 3)

Part 1 and Part 2 below.

The relic hunter is none other than the Sarco Plank!

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The next comic is a scene change, and you get to finally see the “passengers” that Sidon and Quiggold are looking for.

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Pirate Hunt: A Star Wars Comic (Part 2)

Part 1 here: https://writewithlightning.com/2016/05/20/pirate-hunt-a-star-wars-comic/

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This is so much fun to make! I’ve already taken a lot of photos for the next few “issues”. I hope you the comic. 🙂

Be the Quiggold to my Sidon and follow me on TwitterInstagram or Tumblr.


VanCAF 2016 and Star Wars Stuff

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is this weekend at the Yaletown Roundhouse! I will be there at a booth with Rock, Paper, Cynic. He just released a full album of amazing (i.e. geeky) songs that you’ll love, and we’ll have his books, t-shirts, posters, and other merch available.

I’ll have a few things out . . . like a new set of Star Wars haiku postcards!!! I’m so excited about these (thus the three exclamation points). They’re a great way to tell your friends how well-travelled you are through hyperspace.

I’ve also been doing a lot of photography of my Star Wars action figures lately. Force Awakens really got me re-excited about Star Wars. That and my friend Macroworlder, whose own toy-photography inspired me. I’ll be posting the beginning of a comic I’ve been writing about the pirates Sidon Ithano and Quiggold (seen offering Finn a ride in the Force Awakens). TOMORROW.

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Damn he looks so cool

Pretty exciting stuff! Please come see us at the festival or drop us a line on most social media. He’s @rockpapercynic; I’m @writelightning.

May the Force be with you!


Fan Expo Vancouver

Fan Expo Vancouver is almost here!

For the last few years at Fan Expo, I have helped my friend Peter Chiykowski sell merchandise for his amazing webcomic: Rock, Paper, Cynic. This year, I am going to be at his booth (A2 in Artist Alley) selling some of my own merch!

If you follow me on any type of social media, you have probably noticed my religious adherence to posting at least one photo-haiku every single day. I started around Hallowe’en last year and haven’t missed a day yet.

Even though a lot of my haiku use my own photography or stock photos for which I have usage rights, a lot of the geeky ones use images from my favourite films and TV shows.

To sell some of these poems at conventions I wanted original art to accompany them, so I reached out to artists from all over the world (thanks Internet!) and put together what I feel is a pretty wonderful set of 15 haiku (11 postcard prints and 4 posters).

I want some of them to be a surprise at the convention, but I thought I’d post a handful here to whet your appetite.

I’ll also be selling these online (store coming soon). I hope you like them!

Postcards 4×6

Firefly

Postcard. Image by Aaron Lenk

Aaron Lenk did the artwork for six of my prints! All of them are this perfect. The others are: Wolverine, Dr. Who, Greedo (below), The Walking Dead, and a Fan Expo Vancouver Exclusive of Leia fighting Kirk!!!

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Lego

Postcard. Photo: Macroworlder

Macroworlder – an online Star Wars, GI Joe, and LEGO photographer – collaborated with me on three prints. The other two are Star Wars related: a Biker Scout and Boba Fett. Check out his stuff on Flickr.

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Star Trek

Postcard. Image by ryanrybot

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Postcard. Image by The-Ez.deviantART.com.

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E-Book

Postcard. I always forget to charge my Kobo…

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T-Rex

Postcard. My photo at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta.

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Posters 13×19

The Lonely Dragon

Poster. Image by Robert Crescenzio.

Here is one of the big guns. Rob (Drawn to Fantasy) painted this for me, and whoa did he nail it!

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Poster. Image by Aaron Lenk.

Poster. Image by Aaron Lenk.

This poster would look great in my messy room so I don’t have to apologise to guests.

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My photo in Pacific Spirit Forest, taken from the bench my grandfather donated to be at this crossroads.

Poster. My photo in Pacific Spirit Forest, taken from the bench my grandfather donated to be at this crossroads.

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I’ll post the others during the convention.

For now I hope you’ll check out all the haiku I did for the Fan Expo Van celebrity guests!

All of them are here on Tumblr.

You can also connect with me on Twitter and Facebook to keep up-to-date.

 

 

 


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