Commissions for SDCC 2018

I am officially taking show commission request and pre-show commission requests for Comic Con International in San Diego.  The show runs from July 18-22 and I will be in booth 4706.

Here’s the deal.  I am taking 3 pre-show 11X17 single character color commissions to be picked up and paid for at the show.  These will be $350 a piece and below are a few examples of what you can expect.

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I will also be taking 5 11X14 single character color commissions to be done at the show.    These will be $300 a piece.  These will be marker and colored pencil.   Here are some of examples of what you can expect.

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The color commissions will be a priority but I will take on as many 11X14 gray marker single character commission requests as I can squeeze in.  These will be $200 and you can expect something like this:

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To get on the list for any of these contact me at aaron@aaronlopresti.com.  The large color pieces will require a deposit of $100 and the balance to be paid upon pick up at San Diego.  All other pieces will be put on a list to be completed at the show with no down payment required.

This will all be first come first basis.  I did this last year and it worked out okay.  So I’m trying it again.   You can email me at aaron@aaronlopresti.com to get on the list.

Kit Carter…Finally! No really!

Awhile back (even maybe longer than that) I posted on this very blog that I was finally working on a Kit Carter Story.   I even showed a rough penciled page.  At that time I was about halfway through the script to what would have been the first Kit Carter comic.  But the farther I progressed in writing the more I disliked it.  I started over.  Same result.  I tried to combine Kit Carter with the next Power Cubed story arc.  Failure.

Why was I having trouble figuring out Kit Carter? I finally realized my mistake; I was trying to make a comic series out of a 1950’s Newspaper strip (or movie serial) parody.   It’s like trying to turn a Saturday Night Live skit into a movie and we all know how those turn out.

I reasoned I should turn it into what it was originally based on, a series of newspaper strips!  Okay, so those don’t really exist anymore but the format can still work.  Once I settled on this approach, the scripts just started streaming out of me.  As Terry Dodson joked, “It practically writes itself.”

So to launch this long awaited project, I created (at least I think I did) something I call a Story Print.  This is a limited edition (250), signed and numbered, high quality 11X17 print of the very first Kit Carter Episode.  I call it…Episode 1!  You can hang it on your wall like a great piece of art or just read it or both!

By purchasing the Episode 1 Print you get FREE access to the first 5 color episodes of the strip which will be posted online.  You will receive a link to the page and a pass code that will allow you exclusive access.  My plan is to post a new episode at least once a month.  Episode 2 is already up and available and I plan on posting Episode 3 in August.  The eventual goal is to get enough steam behind the project to do a book of new material plus the online strips.

But the only way you can get and read Episode 1 is to order this print.  Now these will be available at SDCC, Rose City Comic Con and NYCC (or until I run out) but I am also offering them for sale ahead of these con appearances for $15 and I will cover the shipping. (sweet deal!)

I have had a lot of people over the years asking when this character was going to be in some sort of series. Well, the time is at hand.  I have the Story Prints back from the printer and ready to ship but they are going fast.

I can only show you a detail of the opening panel here because I don’t want the entire thing all over the internet.  If you can read it there, why buy it here?

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However, I am posting a low res of the entire strip here so you can see the whole image and get a feel for the overall piece without giving everything away.

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If you want to see more Kit Carter and keep the series moving forward, order one of these Story Prints.  You can do so by contacting me at aaron@aaronlopresti.com.  $15 post paid will put one in your hands.

Thanks for coming by!