Friday, October 8, 2010

NYCC 2010

Hey all, Square 1 Press will be setup at NYCC (that's New York Comic Con) at Booth #2384. It's real easy to find. Just go to DC comics and then follow through straight behind them towards the back wall. We will be on the left, second from the end. Emerging Artist Victor Castro will at the booth most of the time, along with signings by Walter and Louise Simonson. Please check the booth for signing times.
We will have Walter Simonson Sketchbooks available for sale, vols. 2-4, The Howard Chaykin sketchbook, and all new for NYCC 2010, A Geofrey Darrow sketchbook numbered to only 300 copies!

Also we will have the signed Walter Simonson "Thor" print ($20) which is a companion piece to the exclusive T-shirt available only from Epic Proportions Booth #2537

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sometimes, it's OK when the phone rings...

Maybe that title should be, "Sometimes , it's pretty damn awesome" when the phone rings." Last night I got a phone call from from Geoff Darrow. Yes, THAT Geoff Darrow (as I am sure there are more than 1) He of the "Hard-Boiled", "Big Guy and Rusty, the Boy Robot" and "Shaolin Cowboy" fame. He rang me up to inquire about having a sketchbook printed up to sell at the New York show coming up the 2nd weekend in October. So , after picking up my jaw off the floor, we continued our discussion about sketchbooky matters. Hopefully, he will decide to put to gether the requisite artworks and get them to me and S1P will have another sketchbook to sell at the show. Geoff will be in Artist Alley at NYCC as well, so it should work out nicely.

We will be setting a signing schedule for Walter and Louise Simonson at the Square 1 Press booth #2384) sometime this week and we will update the blog and have information at our Facebook page. Walter will also be signing at the Epic Proportions booth (#2537) Check out their blog here for times. They will have the 2nd EXCLUSIVE shirt with Walter's original artwork available for sale. Picture here. Also, they will have a Geoff Darrow shirt available as well, here's a shot of that one. Incredible stuff!

Hopefully I will have more info about Geoff's sketchbook within the next couple weeks, so keep yer eyes peeled.

Man, that just sounds painful.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ugh..Once again, I have been neglecting you all...all 3 of you

SO , I finally log in to my blogger acct. and see that the last time I updated the blog was in March. Terrible. Now, in my defense, we have readjusted some scheduling and have changed our approach to some projects here. Valkkadia is no longer going to come out in individual issues, it will be released as a graphic novel comprising approximately 6 issues worth of material. So, that willbe sometime next year (we hope!)
We are currently preparing the 4th volume of the Walter Simonson sketchbook series and will be putting the signed/ sketched edition up for sale in the coming weeks. If you're on Facebook, follow our fan page, "" I know, I know...I screwed up the spelling and submitted it before realizing what I had done and you can't ever change it. So, yeah, that happened.
We are also putting together the 1st volume (to try out a new format) of a collection of inked finished Simonson artwork. More on that as it's available.
I have been so busy for the last couple months, with general work stuff and working at SDCC and will working at Celebration 5 in a week or so. then, finally a vacation before having to rush things together upon my return for Baltimore Comicon.
September looks to be fairly quiet, hopefully fill lots of orders for Simonson sketchbooks and get ready for NYComicon in October where we WILL be setup and have Walter and Louise Simonson signing at our booth exclusively. Then, Halloween weekend we will be setup at the Long Beach ComicCon in California in Artist Alley with Howard Chaykin.
So, I think that's all the updates I have for now. As always we are working on other stuff that we hope we can announce soon. Keep your fingers crossed. Talk soon.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Comic Geek Speak Super Show '10

Hey all, Square 1 Press will be making it's first convention appearance of the year at the Comic Geek Speak Super Show '10 in Reading, PA the weekend of March 27 & 28th with Walter and Louise Simonson. All info is HERE.
S1P will have the last few (recently discovered) copies of Volume 1 of the Walter Simonson sketchbook series.
We will also have copies of Volume 2 for sale as well.
For the first time, S1P will have a Limited Edition Walter Simonson print available as well. Limited to just 50 numbered copies, this print features an image never reproduced in print anywhere before. Featuring Walter's creator-owned "StarSlammers", this ultra-limited print (just 50 numbered copies) is the first of what we hope to be a long line of convention exclusive prints. Since Walter will be in attendance, you can get the print signed by the master himself. Any leftover copies will be available at the S1P webstore. Here's what it looks like:
So there you go, we think this is a great place to start, and we'll be having another print for the C2E2 show in April as well. Stay tuned for more info!
For all you attending the CGSSS in Reading, PA next weekend, see ya there!

WOW...has it really been THAT long?

Well, once again, I have to apologize for taking so long between updates. We have sort of hit a lull in our evolution as a publisher. This lull is known as money. There are many, many places on this internet where you can read about the difficult world of publishing and comics. I will not bore you with that here, just suffice to say that a good portion of what you read is legit. Life's tough. Wear a helmet. Move on.
So, we are. We will do what we can, when we can and hope for the best. I have been busy working on some new story ideas for both film and comics. Updates to other projects to follow:

We have all the artwork for issue #2 finished and ready to go. All the pencils for #3 are done and ready to be inked. #4 is already rolling along in the pencil stage. We are currently reviewing the possibility of printing the whole arc in one TPB rather than wait for individual issues to be printed. We'll see what comes of this plan.

Walter Simonson Studio.
Volume 1 of the sketchbook series is SOLD OUT.
Volume 2 is still available at the Square1Press webstore.
Volume 3 will premiere at C2E2 in Chicago, the weekend of April 16-18th.

That's where we're at for now. As I get other things moving along, I will write about them here. along with updates about availablity and appearances.

Thanks to any and all who stop by take a minute to care.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Back from Long Beach...and off to Baltimore

So, Long Beach Comicon was a raging success and now i'm home for another 4 days and then I'm off to Baltimore Comicon, the fine show put on by Marc Nathan and company this upcoming weekend.

OK, besides all that the travel stuff, the first issue of Valkkadia was sold over the weekend at the LBCC show and will be available at the Baltimore show as well. They will be available at the same table as Walter Simonson. He will be signing copies of the book (which he inked the cover for) as well as copies of Volume 2 of the Walter Simonson artist sketchbook series which will be premiering at the baltimore show. We will also have a EXTREMELY limited number of copies of Vol. 1, as it is nearly SOLD OUT.
More news about Vol.2 to follow soon.

Long Beach turned out to be great for the planning stages of future projects for Square 1 Press. We got a number of new projects in the discussion stage and will let all of you know about them just as soon we possibly can. Getting these projects off the ground can be difficult sometimes, but not as difficult as actually getting the people involved to sit down and do their parts. This is not a knock on professional artists of any type, I know they're busy and in a lot of cases, they are making a living at a "real" job, not the freelance artist lifestyle that they might prefer. Just another reason why sometimes you hear news about new creative teams or project announcements and then hear nothing. Sometimes for years. Or ever.

We don't want to do that here. We don't ever want to let you believe we are capable of something we aren't. Projects will only be announced once they've been started or even, nearing completion, just to be sure.

We also got a number of inquiries at Long Beach about publishing finished projects by outside creators. So, there may be news of that ilk as well. All in all lots of new contacts and friendships were made at the show. THAT alone, makes it a success.