Alexis Ziritt, Andrew MacLean, Greg Ruth, Logan Faerber, Ming Doyle, News, Paul Maybury, Toby Cypress
I'm sure you all know about the Brand New Nostalgia art blog, right? Started by OOSA'a own Andrew MacLean and featuring OOSA artists Logan Faerber and Alexis Ziritt (along with a ton of other talented artists), BNN puts out amazing art every week online. Now, they are taking it to the next level and producing their first anthology: kaBOOMbox Vol. 1.
The book will be 200+ pages and feature new illustrations and comics from 18 international artists and will include work from the entire Out of Step Arts roster. That's right! Toby Cypress, Ming Doyle, Paul Maybury and Greg Ruth have all been invited to contribute art to the book and have graciously accepted! So, besides the OOSA crew, you'll also get artwork by:
To get this accomplished, the folks behind BNN have started a Kickstarter campaign to help raise the $9500 to print the book and they need you to back this project! There are some great incentives available to those who do. Check 'em out and make a contribution! And if you are on the fence about it, just read this write-up about kaBOOMbox and BNN on ComicsAlliance.com. Or this one here by Robot6 on ComicBookResources.com. Or this Interview with Andrew MacLean on FreakinAwesomeNetwork.net.
This book is going to be a big deal and I'm so proud to have Out of Step Arts associated with it.
Alexis Ziritt, Appearances, Greg Ruth, News, Original Art, Toby Cypress
It's been a while since I've posted any new news here on the site, but there has been a lot happening behind the scenes. In the mean time, here is a little update on what the guys are up to.
Alexis Ziritt is a busy guy between family, work and art. He's been knocking out pages for The Package graphic novel and doing the occasional doodle when he can. (You all saw the Jonah Hex he did, right?) Alexis has also teamed up with a super-talented bunch of guys to start a sketch blog. Things are still coming together on that, but you can keep an eye on Brand New Nostalgia either on Deviant Art or Tumblr (coming soon). And I know you all have been waiting patiently, but I should have some of Alexis' art up for sale in the store soon.
Toby Cypress is also a really busy guy. He's been up to his eyeballs in deadlines for Blue Estate. Fortunately, he took the time to send me some work to put in the store. It should be up ether the end of this week or the beginning of next week. It's amazing stuff and I expect if to go quickly so be ready. Also, look for more work on Kursk to be online soon.
Greg Ruth will be making an appearance this weekend if you'd like a chance to pick up some art or talk to the man in person about his projects. Where you ask? Why, in his front yard! He and his wife (who makes lovely jewelry) will be taking part of the Ashfield Fall Festival in Ashfield, Massachusetts. If you're within driving distance and are looking for a get-away, this should be a fun thing to do. If you can't make the trek, Greg will be sending me some more art for the store soon.