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  • August 25, 2015 @ 7:09:04 PM — The TroubleAnnouncements No Comments

    Brief Hiatus & Conventions

    Hey Gang,

    I was really hoping this issue could update weekly with at least a new page and hit every update until it's conclusion, but that didn't happen and isn't likely to course-correct this week.

    I won't bore you with the details, but I've hit a rough patch these last few weeks and the comics aren't getting done. To try and rectify this we're going to take a little break and try and get back on track. What that means is that we'll resume chapter 6 with new comics on September 9th.

    Cincy Comic Con!

    In other news we'll be at the Cincy Comic Con on Sept 12-13 in the artist alley. Come check us out and get a Volume 1 Trade and some stickers and stuff!

  • August 25, 2015 @ 7:09:04 PM — The TroubleAnnouncements No Comments

    Brief Hiatus & Conventions

    Hey Gang,

    I was really hoping this issue could update weekly with at least a new page and hit every update until it's conclusion, but that didn't happen and isn't likely to course-correct this week.

    I won't bore you with the details, but I've hit a rough patch these last few weeks and the comics aren't getting done. To try and rectify this we're going to take a little break and try and get back on track. What that means is that we'll resume chapter 6 with new comics on September 9th.

    Cincy Comic Con!

    In other news we'll be at the Cincy Comic Con on Sept 12-13 in the artist alley. Come check us out and get a Volume 1 Trade and some stickers and stuff!

  • June 18, 2015 @ 12:00:21 PM — The TroubleAppearences No Comments

    Indy PopCon 2015 - Booth #332!

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    We got a booth number - 332! You can find us on this handy giant map. As before we'll be sharing the space with Brian and Ronda from RSquared Studios.

    The plan is to have the first 5 issues of the floppy comic, as well as the Volume 1 collection (first 4 chapters/issues + extra art and stuff). Vol 1 is at the printers and will hopefully be here in time. I did this last year also and it came down to the wire with Issue 4. Plus all the RSquared stuff they've done!

    Come check us out!

  • June 3, 2015 @ 1:52:03 PM — The TroubleGeneral No Comments

    Chapter 6 Begins & Other Miscellany

    Welcome to another chapter of I am bad at writing blog updates. Here's what is up:

    Chapter 6: Tango No. 2

    The first couple pages of Chapter 6 are now live (and the title page, too!). I am optimistically hoping for 2 pages a week over the summer, which may not be sustainable, but we'll give it a shot. This is the first chapter to be (almost) completely plotted and scripted ahead of time so I'm sure that'll help.

    Chapter 5: Comixology

    Comixology!

    It took awhile, but Chapter 5 is now available on the Comixology site.

    Indy PopCon 2015

    I don't have a booth number yet, but we'll be on hand for our second appearance at the second annual Indy PopCon. I'll be at the R Squared Studios booth like last year. The Trouble and Dangerous Vol 1 Collection will be making it's debut. I'm getting it finalized now and it should go out to the printer (for a small initial run) by the end of the week. Pretty excited about this one! I'll also have Issue 5, and all the previous Issues along with stickers and posters and stuff.

    I think that's it!

  • March 12, 2015 @ 8:49:19 AM — The TroubleGeneral No Comments

    Indy PopCon 2015

    Indy PopCon

    June 26th - 28th, 2015

    Just a quick note to let everyone know we'll be returning to the Indy PopCon this summer with the guys from RSquared Studios. More information to come, but we'll have Issues 1-5 of the comic as well as the Volume 1 Collection for sale along with the usual stickers, prints and anything else we can come up with.

    It was a lot of fun last year so if you're in the area drop on by!

    Indy PopCon 2015

  • February 15, 2015 @ 1:34:52 PM — The TroubleGeneral No Comments

    Volume 1 Progress

    I don't want to give too much away, but the Volume 1 trade is coming along nicely. All the pages are laid out and I've gather up all the art that'll be included. Just need to copy edit it and fine tune things a little.

    Update: I made a typo in the word "copy" of copy edit. It's the little things that make life great...

    Volume 1 A

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  • February 5, 2015 @ 8:55:52 AM — The TroubleAnnouncements No Comments

    Chapter 5 is finished!

    Chapter 5 is complete! Well, minus the various things I need to go back and clean up a little now that I've got some time. So there will be some of that. This one clocked in at 28 pages over the course of about 5 months. That might be a record!

    Trouble Burger

    I feel like this one went the smoothest of them all so far, and hopefully that trend will continue. I started doing quick layouts with the Intuos and leaving copious notes for myself in the margins. I think the last 10 or so pages really benefited from this.

    Chapter 6:

    We're going to break for a month or so and plot out the next issue. I've been thinking about this one for awhile so I think all the major beats are there, I just need to write out the dialog and design the locations.

    Lots of new minor characters to design... and crowd scenes. Yuck.

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  • January 10, 2015 @ 11:14:42 AM — The TroubleAnnouncements No Comments

    We're back and comments!

    The comics are back! We'll be posting 2 pages until the completion of Chapter 5, there should be 5 pages or so left to go. Tryig to make it hit 28, but we'll see.

    Other News:

    Issue 3 & 4 has hit Comixology Submit you can find them below:

    Chapter 3: The Weight of the Matter pt 1

    Chapter 4: The Weight of the Matter pt 2

    This will make all the completed chapters available, and Chapter 5 should follow along shortly.

    Also, I've set up Disqus on the site to handle comments. Seemed like a better idea then trying to do it all myself with user accounts and sign-in-with-facebook bullshit. It probably won't get used to much in the beginning, but who knows, might be fun. This post is mostly an excuse to try it out. I'll see about attaching them to the comic chapters as well, that might be a little more useful.

  • December 15, 2014 @ 4:29:26 PM — The TroubleAnnouncements No Comments

    Holiday Break

    As much as I'd like to keep things rolling along, I think we're going to take a break for the last couple weeks of December to catch up on some stuff, plan the remaining pages out a little more and generally make sure it's as good as it can be.

    So to that end, The Trouble and Dangerous will return the first week of January 2015. Looks like that'll be the 7th. Work will continue to happen behind the scenes, and hopefully we can wrap this thing up by February. We'll be back with 2 pages (at least) a week until it's complete.

    Oh, and we'll try and post some progress notes or art where appropriate.

  • November 19, 2014 @ 10:56:57 AM — The TroubleGeneral No Comments

    Trouble Burger

    Slam a Sack® and Eat Like a Hero™

    Trouble Buger Posters

    I hope everyone is enjoying the Trouble Burger story line so far. It's been a lot of fun to create and design a ridiculous fast food restaurant like this. Since we missed the update this week we thought it might be fun to share some more art and panel details and maybe talk a little about the thing. Also it's high time there was a new blog post.

    I really thought a lot about this for whatever reason. How it would actually happen if it was a serious situation with lawyers and all that. You probably noticed that Trouble Burger has it's own distinct logo and doesn't use any of the Trouble's personal branding. Likewise whenever he is in any sort of promotional situation (or being made into an action figure) the chest logo gets swapped out for the TB logo. This is all very much on purpose to keep some distance between the man and the business.

    Kid Fury is also completely excluded (we did do the fries based on him, but out lawyers assure us that he has no legal grounds for recourse) as he is a minor, and under what I assume would be the law in Capital City his own heroic entity. It does get a little muddy in the case of sidekicks.

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