WonderCon 2012 happened, and we were there!

Hey everyone,

Eric and I were at our table at WonderCon in Anaheim this past weekend. I got sick and missed Saturday, and Eric had to work on Friday, but together we made sure at least one of us was there for the entire show. I was really glad to meet everyone I did, and if you didn't see us at this show hopefully you'll catch us at a show in the future! Eric will be at San Diego Comic Con this year and I'll hopefully be at APE! I'm still recovering from the show and worrying about the last few days of our Kickstarter campaign, so I'll keep it short this time and just post some pictures:

Jason Bane presents: Carpe Chaos
Jason Bane presents: Carpe Chaos
Eric Carter demonstrates how to read a comic book for the uninitiated.
Eric Carter demonstrates how to read a comic book for the uninitiated.
A Kaean papercraft model! Finally, you can make a Nate to go with Pieca.
A Kaean papercraft model! Finally, you can make a Nate to go with Pieca.
A dynamic shot of our 11.5 foot long printout of Strength in Numbers.
A dynamic shot of our 11.5 foot long printout of Strength in Numbers.
Eric on the left, and Jason on the right, at the end of the show. Who wouldn't buy comics from these guys?!?!
Eric on the left, and Jason on the right, at the end of the show. Who wouldn't buy comics from these guys?!?!

-Jason

Carpe Chaos News Roundup (March 14th, 2012)

MY PRECIOUS FEW BLOG READERS: I HAVE TWO URGENT NEWS ITEMS FOR YOU!

  • Our Kickstarter campaign is ⅔ over but not even at ⅓ of the required funding. As I write this we're sitting at 29% and I'm hoping that you guys will be able to help. Please tell your friends about the Kickstarter campaign! The book will be so amazing if we get the chance to make it!
  • WonderCon starts Friday in Anaheim and I will be there all 3 days at small press table 59. Eric will be joining me on Saturday too. I'll be selling all the same stuff PLUS our 6 wallpapers as posters and all four chapters of Jailing Fortune in print! If you go, come see me for a free papercraft model! We have a Kaean one now too :-)

And now for your regularly scheduled news bulletins:

  • In addition to the Graphicly apps, our entire Jailing Fortune story is now available for Android phones and the Barnes & Noble Nook directly. Pretty cool, right? And only $2.99. If we sell a significant amount, we'll consider publishing more of our comics this way. Here are the links:
  • Midigan Chapter 4 and Unwelcome Emissary haven't been added to Graphicly yet. But they will both be there in a few days, hopefully!
  • The final part of my making comics checklist was posted to MakingComics.com last month. Here's the article!
  • We've started Transmissions, which is really big news. Unlike all of our stories so far, Transmissions is huge. The first volume will be 4 chapters, and then following volume 1 we'll dive into volume 2 and then 3. Anthony Cournoyer is rocking it harder than he's ever rocked it before, and the story is full of gun battles, spaceship wars, and oh-so-much suspense. This is the blockbuster Carpe Chaos story we've been planning for a long time, so check it out! Chapter 1 finishes at the end of this month and then we'll be posting chapter 2 right away during April!
  • Do you remember all those Carpe Chaos wallpapers we gave you for Christmas? Now you can get some physical copies! We've turned all 6 of them into posters and they are now live in our web store in the Posters category. Here's the link.
  • I must mention our Kickstarter campaign again. Please help us spread the word! Here are some of the blogs that have featured us so far:

    I've been posting updates to the Kickstarter campaign with additional artwork, messages from the artists that work on Carpe Chaos, and more. One particularly cool update included a video of Eric interview footage that didn't make the final video cut:

    If there's anything you can do to help us spread the word about our Kickstarter before it expires, please help! Thank you!

-Jason

WonderCon was totally the best!

WonderCon was great! But all of us caught a "con-cold" and I am only now well enough to tell you all about the show!

Anthony puts the finishing touches on a live sketch. I think he over-posed for the photo :-P
Anthony puts the finishing touches on a live sketch. I think he over-posed for the photo :-P
Eric wearing a Pieca-fez.
Pieca Porg Papercraft, as a hat.

Somehow this show was even better than APE! We met even more interested folks, and for the first time people had heard of us before meeting us in person! Our fans exist in the real world too! Amazing! Thanks to everyone that supported us by buying our stuff... especially the four of you that bought our super-long posters! I hope they look good when you hang them up!

We tried a few new things for this show. Anthony crossed the whole of North America to attend, and we were able to offer his live sketches of Kaeans, Porgs, Turikasuul, and Xotron, which was great! We got new banners and hung them up behind our table; they are blown-up versions of some of our Project Wonderful ads. Don't they look cool! The other thing we did was bring loads of Pieca papercrafts! They were really popular, so we'll definitely have more for Comic Con San Diego!

Between our concept art, posters, and more than 200 pages of comics, I think we're finally getting to the point where people can easily tell there's a huge universe behind our stories. Which is awesome, because we've been building the project for so long, and we're finally able to expose enough of it to be able to share its richness with the public. The level of enthusiasm of some of you guys, man, it's really encouraging. Thanks so much for sharing your excitement with us!

Things were so busy at the table that I didn't get to see much of the rest of the show, but I definitely want to say thanks to the people that stopped by! Tiny Kitten Teeth and Plotless Comics were awesome neighbors, and Big Dog Ink, Curio & Co., Diablo Productions, Pang The Wandering Monk, and Fixit Magazine were all so kind and helpful. It was also our first show as part of The Antidote Trust, which was great because we got to meet more of the group in person!

To everyone that got a Pieca Porg Papercraft model, either at WonderCon or through donating at least a dollar through the website, we put together a guide with pictures because some people said the instructions weren't very easy to follow. Just go to carpechaos.com/pieca to check it out.

Friday morning, getting ready for the show!
Anthony draws a fresh Chuck for every show.

-Jason

P.S. I uploaded more WonderCon photos into an album on our facebook page... click here to view them.

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