Next weekend I’ll be in Pittsburgh for the National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben Awards, which are the Oscars of cartooning. (Nope, I’m not nominated; never have been.) It’s a private affair, open only to members, but this year on Sunday May 26 the Toonseum in Pittsburgh will offer an event open to the public. The information is here, and I’ll be on a panel from 3 to 4 in the afternoon.
I’ve completed the cover of the 18th “Kevin & Kell” collection “Predator Camp” which will be on sale here in June. It contains every strip from the calendar year of 2011, plus the running commentary provided by Lindesfarne’s Blog as she adds background details to each story. Now I’m working on the back cover, with the patrons gathered around a campfire.
Stephanie Gladden of “Girls of Monster Paradise” has graciously agreed to write the foreword.
Earlier I mentioned a new project that I’m creating. It’s an interactive app featuring Dethany of “On the Fastrack” as she adopts a 1940s private eye persona and solves a crime in cyberspace. It will be called “Dethany in Virtu/Noir” and readers will be able to make choices determining the direction of the plot. You can watch its development on its Tumblr blog.
Looking ahead, here’s my con schedule for the summer. My plans have firmed up, and I’ll definitely be attending the following:
Anthrocon, Pittsburgh PA July 5-7
Comic-Con, San Diego CA July 18-21
Otakon, Baltimore MD, Aug. 9-11
DragonCon, Atlanta GA, Aug. 30-Sept. 2
(For the cons in San Diego, Baltimore and Atlanta I’ll be accompanied by Dethany and Lenore.)
Way back in 1979 I did a 24-page comic book for my college paper, The Auburn Plainsman. You can see it in its entirety here.
Finally, the Bill Holbrook site is now live here. At this central portal you will be able to conveniently access the existing sites of all three of my strips, plus the New Bill Holbrook Store. Every weekend I’ll update the news section, and it also has links to all the social media outlets that my characters are writing. Please explore, and I hope it’s a pleasant surfing experience.