I just got back from San Diego Comic Con last week. As usual it was a wild show, and a long show! I had an art piece in the souvenir book, and a piece in the Dark Horse Usagi Yojimbo Book. This was also the first year I’ve had a panel at SDCC. It went great and I met a lot of great people. I just received the Flight Deck Playing Cards this week also so I’m hard at work shipping those. The project has been great so far. I already have a new project lined up to go in a couple weeks. I promise, if you’re a fan of Aviation and Airships, you’ll love this new project!
If you’re reading this you’re probably wondering where I’ve been lately. Well, I had a couple conventions back to back, and I was finishing up a Kickstarter campaign. Those things alone keep me pretty busy. I’ve been trying to get caught up with the comic for a couple weeks now. I finally might be back on schedule! Of course in a few weeks I have Phoenix Comic Con and then Denver Comic Con so I might be getting behind again. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!
In the meantime, thanks for checking in!
Con season is officially starting. I’m going to be driving up to Seattle next week from Southern California. As you can imagine, a lot of preparation goes into a trip like that. So no new comics for a couple weeks. In addition to my trek to Seattle, my Kickstarter campaign will be finishing the same weekend. So I have even less time to upload here! So check back in a couple weeks if you’ve been following along here. If you want, go contribute to the Flight Deck set. If I manage to make more than my goal there’s always a chance I can hire someone to help me finish the comic. If not, then you guys will just have to wait!
What is it?
The Flight Deck: Premium Playing Cards
You may have noticed that flashy little banner I have up at the top of the page. That banner means it’s time for a new project. I think this one more than any other project I’ve done is in a position to really reach a lot of people. I’ve spent the last few months designing an aviation themed deck of limited edition playing cards that will be printed by Bicycle. Well like everything I do the proportions often grow as I work. What started as one deck of Aviation playing cards turned into two and a special Flight Logbook folio and the perfect set of cards for poker night. The first Aviator Playing Cards deck is called the airplane deck, the second Aviator Playing Cards Deck is the airship deck. Both will feature 12 aviators from the early days of flight. Unique to each deck will be airplanes on the aces for the airplane playing cards deck and airships on the aces for the airship playing cards deck.
Why is it important-
This deck was designed to bring attention to some important pioneers of aviation and shine a light on a few lesser known individuals. Because of all the hard work so far I’ve actually secured the approval of the Charles Lindbergh family and Noel Wien. Both of whom will be featured in the deck. They are just two of the important people featured here. You can watch this video to see why this project is so important to me.
What can you do?
Of course if you can contribute and reserve yourself a couple decks or the Flight Logbook then that will help the most. But I would also just appreciate anyone spreading the word or telling their card playing or card collecting friends about the project!
Thanks for helping everyone, and thanks for stopping in to read the comic once in a while!