Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Blue Streaks of November

We'll wrap up our silly sales meeting starting Monday. But first, I wanted to show you this.

I like to keep careful charts and graphs of big projects I work on. Here's my November wall calendar for Hazardous Tales #3:

Each line represents a finished page. When a line touches the top of a day, that means a page is done. So on the 1st, those are three pages I started and finished in one day. Most other pages get spread out. There's a page on the 21st that doesn't get finished until the 26th. The key is to have some pages finishing each day.

I'm also showing this because it is an UNREAL number of pages for me. This is my all time personal record for completed pages in a month. I want to try and hit 60 before December. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hazardous Sales part 4

I'm ridiculously pleased with this one. There was some back and forth about "I'm gonna TAX it!" or "I'm gonna COLONIZE it!" I think tax is punchier.

Any favorites so far?

Back Monday with more!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mystery cover!

Hey, I ran out of time to do today's silly cover mashup! Why? Because I was doing the final cover artwork for the next Hazardous Tales book (the REAL cover!) The subject matter is still secret, but here's a puzzled up version, can you make anything out?

Any guesses? It helps if you stand back. I think there are some actual recognizable shapes in there.

Be back tomorrow for the next mashup cover and more from the Hazardous Sales meeting!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hazardous Sales part 3

I don't draw a lot of fan-art. I did it when I was a kid, but it's been a LONG time since I've drawn anything resembling fan-art. But after this week, I can see the draw (no pun intended.)

I was nervous that if I didn't draw Finn's iconic white hat-thing on Hale it wouldn't look right. But I think it turned out okay. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hazardous Sales part 2

The sales meeting continues.

Here's a fun piece of trivia, the guy who designed the Wimpy Kid covers is the very same guy who designed the Hazardous Tales covers (the real ones, not this joke one.) So, my apologies, Chad, (and Jeff Kinney!) but I couldn't resist.

My kids were absolutely TRANSFIXED by this spoof cover while I was drawing it. They just couldn't believe I could draw the Wimpy gang.

Be honest, you would totally buy this book. I know I would.

And just by happy coincidence, Wimpy Kid #7 happens to be launching TODAY! Go out and grab a copy! And while you are there, throw some Hazardous Tales in your cart!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hazardous Sales part 1

Instead of the once-a-week/Monday-only schedule here at the Hazardous Tales site, this week were posting ALL WEEK! Monday through Friday! Oh boy! Why, you ask?

It's time for the Hazardous SALES meeting, covering our first three months. Let's peek in with our narrators and see how it goes:

That's right, sales of Hazardous Tales are like a tank doing a bellyflop--okay they aren't THAT bad, but they are for the sake of this story. I'm new to this non-fiction comics game. It's a slower game than I am used to.

Tune in tomorrow to see what Ms. Fox has planned to boost sales!

I know a good plan--it involves you, the blog reader, buying some copies of the Hazardous Tales. That's an awesome plan. Now, chances are, if you are a Hazardous Tales blog reader, you already have copies of the books. But your neighbors don't--your pets don't--your neighbor's pets don't! There are so many people that DON'T have copies. This week, we are going to try to change that.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Sneak Peek at the next Hazardous Tales book

Believe it or not, this is a full page from the Next Hazardous Tales book. Page 35, to be exact. What on earth could have upset our Hangman so much? What stretch of American History will be covered in this one? All will be time.

You can see, however, the color for the next book: green.

Where is the mysterious Bell Witch Part 3 story hinted at in last week's post? It may mysteriously appear at any time. I just have a little post-Halloween spook-fatigue. Don't you? Ghosts and candy, I've had enough! We'll catch up with the Bell Witch sooner or later.