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NATIONAL KIRBY DAY: Monday August 28th is the 100th Birthday Celebration of the King of Comics, Jack Kirby!!! As a devoted student/follower of the King, this is obviously a big deal for me. To celebrate, I will be drawing the entire cast of the 4th World (except for the Jimmy Olsen characters) on Kirby Day. If you want one of these drawings, you can either purchase something in the Online Store OR make a Pledge to my Patreon site. If you are already a member of my Patreon and you make a purchase from the online store, you can select TWO 4th World sketches. I will only be doing one sketch of each character, and they are first come first served, so the earlier you get an order in, the better your odds of scoring a particular character. The list of characters I'll be drawing is:
4TH WORLD MASTERLIST: Orion, Lightray, Highfather, Metron, Darkseid, Kalibak, Desaad, Mantis, Forager, Deep Six, Black Racer, Mark Moonrider, Beautiful Dreamer, Vykin, Serifan, Big Bear, Infinity Man, Glorious Godfrey, Devilance, Sonny Sumo, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Oberon, Granny Goodness, Vermin Vunderbar, Kanto, Professor Bedlam, the Lump, Mad Harriett, Lashina, Bernadeth, and Stompa.
NEW ONLINE STORE: Okay, so the online store I was using with this website wasn't working. It only let me put up 5 items at a time, and I needed more space than that. So, I'm using the STORENVY store I set up awhile back as my new online store, since it gives me a nearly unlimited amount of space for my products. You can access the Store by just clicking on the STORE button on the Main Site. There is a downside to the new online store though, they charge more for shipping (which I can't seem to control) and they charge a Dollar fee for people buying stuff off of them (which is then taken out of my cut, along with an additional finder's fee I pay them. It's bogus, but at least I don't have to shell out $400 a year for an online store that gets very little traffic/sales). HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART. IF you use the online store, as a way of saying Sorry this costs more, I will include a cool new Print with your order. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO USE the online store, that is also cool, just contact me and you can pay me through Paypal. It's all good either way.
NEW COMICS!!! Speaking of the Online Store, there are TWO new comics in the Online Store (which is perfect if you're all caught up but want to score a Kirby Day Sketch). "7Worlds" #8 and "The COSMINOMICON" #1 are both available for sale online. They're both really awesome books that I'm really proud of . Pick one up and score a sketch.
NEW PATREON STUFF: Over on the Patreon site, I have added two new items. My comic The COSMINOMICON will now be Digitally Exclusive to Patreon Subscribers, so if you want to view my bizarre epic online, that's the only platform I'll be putting it on. Secondly, to beef up my rather lame $10 Package, I've updated that so that if you're a $10 supporter, once a year I will send out an exclusive 24 page comic book that will contain a minimum of 4 pages of content completely exclusive to the book, never before seen in any other format. So, again, if you're already a Patreon supporter, and you order a book, you get 2 sketches. If you pledge to Patreon for the first time you get a sketch. Really, lots of ways to score some Kirby goodness on National Kirby Day.
Joseph Morris is the Owner and Operator of TORC Press, a Small Press Comics Publisher based out of Central Illinois. He has published over 150 comics.