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presentation ready/proof of book received

Posted in feed with tags , , , , on September 22, 2009 by shawn dubin

so, as you can see by the title of this post, i’ve gotten the presentation for “thirteen” printed, stapled and ready to mail.  the folks at the printer’s place (126 s. 16th street, phila, pa 19102) were quite helpful and offered insight for making future projects less stressful.


in other good news, i received my proof copy of “worlds without end” with glen feulner.  once we approve it and get other official book things in order, it will be available for sale.

the presentation will be mailed out tomorrow.  wish us luck!


moving along

Posted in feed with tags , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by shawn dubin

earlier this week i finished my donation for inliquid’s 10th anniversary event (  the auction is anonymous, so i won’t be posting my image until after the event out of respect for that.  it’s not my usual style of painting, but fairly interesting nonetheless.

the thirteen presentation is now in the hands of (i hope) able minded printers in center city.  if it works out, i will post their information here alongside a mountain of praise.

issue three pencils for thirteen are five pages short of being finished.

from thirteen issue three

from thirteen issue three

looking into acquiring an agent.

update/rejection letter

Posted in feed with tags , , , , on September 4, 2009 by shawn dubin

got my first official rejection letter from a publisher of books.  full of lots of nice words, but a rejection nonetheless.

a quote,

” The time and effort you have put into your proposal are much appreciated.  We realize you have gone out of your way to create something intriguing and innovative, two qualities we look for when considering new projects”.

back to seeking out publishing houses that accept unsolicited material and possibly some kind of agent.  just keep swimming…

found a printer in town that says they can accommodate the thirteen presentation.  i’ll be heading down to them in the next week and sending that one out post haste.

finished pencils for issue two and started issue three.

our hero

once again, if all else fails, self publishing will be up to the plate.

process and graphic

Posted in feed with tags , , , , on August 13, 2009 by shawn dubin

here is a graphic used in the back of the comic book presentation and the stages of its development.  this image will be used for all manner of promotional materials if/when we get to that

soon i’ll post pictures of the finished presentation, provided i can find a print house capable of lining up the backs and fronts of pages correctly to enable proper cutting.  i just came off of a two day kinkos fiasco.  the idea/goal was to have everything put together and sent out by my birthday(tomorrow), but the print gods had other things in mind by gracing the kinkos techs with machines that apparently can not line up both sides of a copy precisely.  if anyone knows of a reliable/affordable print house, let me know.

comic book cover sketches

Posted in feed with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2009 by shawn dubin

this is the last page of our presentation package.  we are ridiculously close to sending it out and it’s burning a hole in my brain.

dramatic silliness aside, these are the thumbnail versions of the covers for the first leg of the series, “Thirteen: Ties That Bind”.