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September 27th, 2017

CXC 2017 and Tales from the Hyperverse Unboxing

Filed under: Events — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 6:19 am

I’ll be tabling with Retrofit Comics at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (AKA CXC) this weekend. I’m very excited because it’ll be my first time selling my new comic from Retrofit, Tales from the Hyperverse, and my first time at CXC! CXC is a big event that lasts this whole week, I’ll just be there for the CXC Expo and Marketplace at the downtown branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, which is from 11am to 6pm on Saturday Sept 30th and noon to 5pm on Sunday Oct 1st.

CXC 2017 banner by Katie Skelly and Sonia Harris

Also, I got some of my contributor copies of Tales from the Hyperverse yesterday and I’m very happy with how they turned out. Here are some photos:

Tales from the Hyperverse unboxing

Tales from the Hyperverse interior

Tales from the Hyperverse interior

Tales from the Hyperverse interior

After I get back from CXC, I’ll add Tales from the Hyperverse to my online store so you can order signed copies. In the meantime, you can already order unsigned copies from the Retrofit store.

September 12th, 2017

Tales from the Hyperverse Debuts at SPX 2017

My new comic from Retrofit, Tales from the Hyperverse, debuts this weekend at the Small Press Expo near Washington, DC!

Tales from the Hyperverse by William Cardini cover

Unfortunately I won’t be there but if you can make it, SPX is a blast. I will be at the next show at which Retrofit is tabling, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus.

And if you can’t make it to either show and you missed out on the Kickstarter, you can preorder at the Retrofit site or wait until I get my copies and can offer signed copies on this site.

August 24th, 2017

KC Zine Con #3

Filed under: Events — Tags: — William Cardini @ 8:16 am

This Saturday, August 26th, I’ll be tabling for the second time at the Kansas City Zine Con!

KC Zine Con 3 banner

They’ve changed locations this year to the historic El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri. The con once again runs from 10am to 6pm and Betty Rae’s Ice Cream, a favorite of my household, will be scooping out delicious treats from their ice cream truck outside!

Drumstick Pit cover

I was hoping to have Tales from the Hyperverse and Warmer for my table but unfortunately I haven’t gotten my copies yet. So I’ll have Vortex, the Vortex risograph posters printed by Oddities Prints that debuted last year, and a print edition of my minicomic, Drumstick Pit. Study Group Comics previously posted Drumstick Pit online but this is the first time that it’ll descend from the Internet to the paperverse.

El Torreon map

I’ll be at Table 102 between the entrance and the Oddities Prints stage.

June 27th, 2017

Preorder a Collection of Poetry Comics about Climate Change

Filed under: Events,Print Comics — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 8:14 am

Hi y’all, I’m involved in another Kickstarter this year!

I have a four page comic in Warmer: A collection of comics about climate change for the fearful & hopeful, edited by Andrew White and Madeleine Witt. They’re raising funds to print the book via this Kickstarter campaign and they have one week and less than $1,000 to go to reach their goal.

Here’s a preview of my comic for the anthology:

Preview from the first page of my comic for the Warmer climate change poetry comics anthology

Any contributions or social media shares are much appreciated!

May 10th, 2017

The Retrofit Kickstarter Surpassed its Goal!

Filed under: Events — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 12:02 pm

I was very pleased to see that the Retrofit Comics Spring 2017 Kickstarter surpassed its pledge goal last night with about two days left on the clock! Thanks so much to everyone who pledged or got the word out on social media, I really appreciate your support!!

You still have about 34 hours left to back the project and get all the books at a discount – the $45 print and digital comics bundle is about $30 cheaper than getting the books individually. The campaign ends at 10:59pm CDT on Thursday May 11th.

I’ve got two more previews for y’all. Here’s the table of contents (sans background):

Tales from the Hyperverse

Here’s a crop from one of the pages colored by the incomparable Josh Burggraf:

Dim Red Sun crop

May 4th, 2017

One Week Left to Order my New Comic via Kickstarter

Filed under: Events — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 7:51 am

There’s one week left in the Retrofit Comics Spring 2017 Kickstarter!

I’ve been posting previews every day on my new public Instagram, @williamcardini. Here’s a crop from the colored version of my comic “Ghost Arrow,” which will be one of the short comics collected in Tales from the Hyperverse, one of the six books in the latest Retrofit Kickstarter.

Ghost Arrow crop

You can order just Tales from the Hyperverse for $8, all six books at a discount for $45, or all six books and an original black-and-white 9×12″ ink drawing on watercolor paper from me for $150. I’ll draw you the Miizzzard, the Floating Crystal Witch, or whatever you want. I did this for the Sparkplug Books Fall 2014 Kickstarter, here’s what I drew for people then so you can see some examples of my work:

William Cardini ink drawing
A drawing of the Miizzzard.

William Cardini ink drawing
A drawing when I was told to do whatever I wanted.

William Cardini ink drawing
A portrait drawn from looking at a photograph.

William Cardini ink drawing
A drawing of the Miizzzard vs Kid Space Heater for Josh, the creator of KSH.

April 24th, 2017

Retrofit Comics Spring 2017 Kickstarter

Filed under: Events,Print Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 9:22 am

I’m super excited to tell y’all that a collection of my old and new short comics, Tales from the Hyperverse, is available to preorder through the Retrofit Comics Spring 2017 Kickstarter!

You can hear me talk about my comic and see previews of the other five great books in the video:

I’ve been working on this series of comics since 2009 when I drew “The Floating Crystal Witch ATTACKS the Miizzzard of the Year 2978.” Since then I’ve drawn comics in a similar size and format off and on. You can see some of the comics on the “Tales of the Hyperverse” page on my site.

The Retrofit published collection will be 40 pages and include 16 pages of comics that I haven’t posted anywhere. I’ve also asked my friend and frequent collaborator Josh Burggraf to add his painterly colors to five of the pages and I’ll color the other ones that were originally black and white. I’ll post more details throughout the Kickstarter campaign which ends on the night of May 11th.

February 10th, 2017

Buy Comics from Birdcage Books and Support the ACLU

Filed under: Events — Tags: — William Cardini @ 8:51 am

For the month of February, the following cartoonists and publishers, including me, will donate half of our sales through the Birdcage Bottom Books site to the ACLU!

Birdcage Bottom Books ACLU donation flyer for February 2017

Of course donating directly to the ACLU is great, but if you were considering buying any of these comics anyway, head on over to the Birdcage Bottom Books site!

September 7th, 2016

KC Zine Con #2

Filed under: Events — Tags: — William Cardini @ 10:05 pm

Hey hey hey! On this Saturday, September 10th, I’ll be tabling next to my buddy Tim Brown at the second KC Zine Con from 10am to 6pm.

KC Zine Con 2 will be in Pierson Auditorium at The University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64110
Poster by Kelsey Wroten.

I’ll have Vortex, Future Shock Zero, Ink Brick #4, RhiZome #3, Digestate, and these risograph Vortex posters:

Red and black risograph Vortex poster
Posters printed by local shop Oddities Prints.

This’ll be my first time tabling in Kansas City and my only time tabling in 2016!

December 15th, 2015

Free Domestic Shipping on Vortex Orders Today

Filed under: Events — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 9:03 am

Orders of Vortex placed until midnight tonight (eastern time) are only $13. I will send them domestic priority mail for free. They should arrive before Christmas.

Sorry international friends but this offer is for US addresses only.

Deal over, thanks to everyone who bought a copy! You can order a copy of Vortex from me here (shipping included in prices).

vortex-with-drawing

I’ll draw in your order too!

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