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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).


I’ll draw in your order too!

November 3rd, 2015

Future Shock Zero and Ink Brick 4 Debut at CAB

Filed under: Events,Print Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 10:23 am

I have comics in two comics collections that will debut at Comic Arts Brooklyn this weekend (Nov 7th): Future Shock 0 and Ink Brick 4. If you can’t make it to CAB, both are also available for preorder.

Future Shock 0 is a full-color astro-psych SF anthology edited by Josh Burggraf and published by Retrofit Comics.

Future Shock Zero cover by Jordan Speer
Cover by Jordan Speer.

My six-page comic is called “Ax the Ship.” You can preorder it here.

Ink Brick 4 is a full-color journal of comics poetry run by Alexander Rothman, Paul K. Tunis, and Alexey Sokolin.

Ink Brick 4 cover by Matt Huynh
Cover illustration by Matt Huynh and design by Alexey Sokolin.

My four-page contribution is called “Mud Mind.” You can preorder it here.

September 15th, 2015

SPX 2015

Filed under: Events — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 10:32 am

I’ll be tabling for Sparkplug Books at the Small Press Expo this weekend, September 19th and 20th, in Bethesda, MD.

Sparkplug Books at SPX

Sparkplug superstar Jenny Flax and I will be at table N11 with a bunch of great Sparkplug postcards, mini comics, and graphic novels!

Sphere Fear preview image

I’ll also have Vortex and my new risograph mini comic Sphere Fear, published by Yeah Dude Comics. Come by my table and say hi, it’s my first SPX and I’m really excited!

December 12th, 2014

Austin Zine Fest 2014

Filed under: Events — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 10:47 am

Hi y’all! Glade (AKA the greeting-card designer Glademade, AKA Paper Party shop-owner, AKA my wonderful wife) and I will be tabling at the second Austin Zine Fest this Sunday!

Austin Zine Fest 2014

I’ll have the Vortex book, Cold Heat Special #10, and a selection of prints. Glade will have Paper Party merchandise and Glademade cards, including a bunch of new designs!

Glademade Friendship Card
One of the new Glademade card designs.

Austin Zine Fest 2014 is this Sunday, 12/14 from 12 to 4pm at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street.

November 11th, 2014

Sparkplug Fall Books Release Party

Filed under: Events — Tags: — William Cardini @ 9:54 am

I’ll be in Portland this Friday for the Sparkplug Fall Books Release Party at Floating World Comics! Elijah Brubaker and I will be celebrating the release of our books, Reich #12 and Vortex.

Sparkplug Fall Books Release Party Flyer

Then Saturday I’ll be tabling with Sparkplug Books at Short Run in Seattle.

Short Run Seattle Flyer

I signed off on the digital proof of Vortex but I’m really excited to see the collection in print for the first time! Hopefully I’ll see some of y’all this weekend. If you’ve never met me before, this is what I look like:

Mark and Ruby

Unfortunately I won’t have my cute baby with me.

October 2nd, 2014

The Hiizzztory of the Miizzzard Part 9: Summation

Filed under: Events,Hiizzztory of the Miizzzard — Tags: — William Cardini @ 9:14 am

1 day left in the Sparkplug Books Kickstarter campaign to publish my graphic novel Vortex and Elijah Brubaker’s Reich #12 and we’ve met our goal, thanks to your support!!! We’ve added a stretch goal and new rewards for a new Yumi Sakugawa mini. The campaign ends at 11:29am CDT on Friday, October 3rd.

I just made this collage of the Miizzzard’s various appearances over the years:

From left to right and top to bottom:

  1. Video still of me dressed as the Miizzzard.
  2. The Miizzzard’s first appearance in a comic.
  3. A drawing from December 2007 colored in Photoshop.
  4. A panel from Hyperbox #1.
  5. First Miizzzard comic drawn in MangaStudio, The Witch ATTACKS the Miizzzard of the Year 2978.
  6. Another ATTACKS comic colored by Josh Burggraf.
  7. Originally published in Future Shock #3, edited by Josh.
  8. Originally published in Digestate, edited by J.T. Yost.
  9. Skew, currently updated weekly on Study Group Comics.

Thanks for all your support y’all!

September 26th, 2014

Final Week of the Sparkplug Kickstarter

Filed under: Events — Tags: , — William Cardini @ 9:43 am

We’re entering the final week of the Sparkplug Books Kickstarter for Vortex and Reich #12. Thanks so much for all the generosity in links and pledges that y’all have shared with us so far, I really appreciate it!

As you probably know, we only get your pledges when we meet or surpass our goal of $6,450 by 11:29am CDT on Friday, October 3rd. Your support will get us there!

We’ve added some new rewards during our campaign that may intrigue y’all:

  • For $7 you can get a digital download of the complete Vortex
  • Vortex digital download

  • For $35 you can get a 3d Hypercastle print shipped with your Vortex book, postcards, and the Barrio Mothers comic anthology.
  • 3d Hypercastle
    One 13×16″ CMYK digital print on semi-gloss photo paper with white border. Colors will be slightly different because of the printing process. Ships rolled in a tube with a pair of 3d anaglyph red and blue glasses.

  • For $47, US retailers can get 5 copies of Vortex and 5 copies of Reich #12 at wholesale price

And you can still get the complete print Vortex for just $20 or an original, custom acrylic painting by me for $250.

Your help will make these books a reality – if you’d like to see a print Vortex collection or the end of Reich, please consider buying a reward or sharing our project on social media.

September 18th, 2014

Halfway through the Sparkplug Fall Books Kickstarter

Filed under: Artwork,Events — Tags: — William Cardini @ 10:45 am

Hi y’all, we’re past the halfway point of the Sparkplug Fall Books Kickstarter to crowdfund the collected Vortex and Elijah Brubaker’s Reich #12!

First of all, a big Thank You to everyone who’s backed our project so far!!! At over $2,000, we’re almost a third of the way funded. If you’re unfamiliar with Kickstarter, we only see a cent when we meet or surpass our goal of $6,450 by October 3rd. Your help will make these books a reality – if you’d like to see a print Vortex collection or the end of Reich, please consider buying a reward or sharing our project on social media. We appreciate it!

Two of the rewards that we’re offering are my original art – a 9×12″ India ink drawing or a 2×3′ full-color acrylic painting. These rewards are for a new, custom work (I’ll take your requests for imagery) but I thought I’d post some examples of my previous work:

Hypermorph #103
Hypermorph #103 – 9×12″ India ink drawing.

The Rise of the Miizzzards
The Rise of the Miizzzards – 2.5×4′ acrylic painting.

If some original artwork interests you, we’re offering it at a discount through the Kickstarter – $75 for the 9×12″ India ink drawing and $250 for the 2×3′ acrylic painting.

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