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December 21st, 2017

My Commitment to this Blog

Filed under: Admin — William Cardini @ 8:58 am

I’ve been blogging at one incarnation of this site or another for over ten years (here’s my first post from May 7th, 2007, which was originally posted on a hypercastle blogspot but has since been migrated to this URL). I love having my own server space and my own site that I control. Even though massive, corporate-controlled social media sites like Facebook and Twitter make personal blogs like this less popular and less relevant, I’m going to stubbornly keep infrequently posting here.

I’ve neglected this blog. I lost my archives page with a link to all my tags and categories in a template update. I deleted a big category that stranded hundreds of posts in an uncategorized limbo. I struggle to find time to post here in between my day job, dad life, chilling with Glade, and studio time. But now I’ve added a new menu in the top right to try and make it easier to find content here and I’m slowly going through all my old posts and updating their categories and tags.

In some ways, this blog is my biggest, longest sustained artistic practice. I hope that y’all enjoy it.

December 19th, 2017

Alex Hoffman Reviews Tales from the Hyperverse

Filed under: Press — Tags: — William Cardini @ 10:41 am

Alex Hoffman has reviewed Tales from the Hyperverse on his comics criticism blog, Sequential State. Hoffman compares the storytelling styles of TftHV and Vortex, which he reviewed in 2015.

Here’s the summary quote from the end:

These short comics, strung together in this 32-page personal anthology, are likely Cardini’s strongest work yet. Bizarrely impersonal and naturalistic in their warped way, Tales from the Hyperverse is a dog eat dog kind of comic, and a fine cap to the Retrofit 2017 season.

December 12th, 2017

Skew Part 4 on Study Group

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:48 am

Skew Part 4 has begun on the Study Group Comics site.

Skew Part 4 Cover
Here’s the cover for Part 4.

The first four pages are already up. Skew will update on Sundays.

Here’s a summary of where we’re at in the story: The hypermollusc has exploded. The fate of the Miizzzard is unknown. Bya the Space Yeti runs towards the burnt chunks of the hypermollusc with the remnant of the slime secretly hitching a ride.

Skew Page 144
The exploding hypermollusc.

Skew Page 170
The slime riding on the Space Yeti’s back.

This is the final part, except for an epilogue that I’m saving for a hypothetical print version. You can read the previous parts here.

December 5th, 2017

CXC Recap, Hypercastle Store Updates, and Study Group Comics Forum

Filed under: Recaps — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 7:40 am

Thanks to everyone who bought or traded for a copy of Tales from the Hyperverse and my other books at CXC.

Will Cardini at CXC 2017
A photo of me at the Retrofit / Big Planet Comics table at CXC 2017.

It’s a newer show so traffic is a bit slow but it has great potential. The downtown Columbus library is a beautiful location. I met and hung out with a bunch of great people!

Will Cardini sketch of Destroyer
I did this sketch of Destroyer for Matt Horak’s The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe sketchbook.

If you don’t have Tales from the Hyperverse yet you can now order a signed copy of it (and Sphere Fear and Vortex) from the Store page of this site. I’ve seen evidence on Instagram of copies in the wild in people’s mailboxes and on store shelves. If you read Tales from the Hyperverse, please consider leaving a review on Goodreads, it really helps to get the word out.

CXC 2017 Haul
Here’s my CXC haul.

In other news, I’ve helped Zack Soto add a forum to the Study Group Comics site. We’re still tweaking but come join this new comics community!