Portal Productions

Monday, January 31, 2005

me and Eric @ FX 2005 Posted by Hello

FX 2005

Hello everyone! I wanted to give you all an update on how FX 2005 went. All in all it was a good experience, although sales of RIP #0 could have been better! It wasn't just me though, because all of the small press folks were having a tough time this weekend. I think there were some issues that we had working against us. First of all, FX was much more of a toy/celebrity autograph type con, not a lot of comic book dealers and stuff. Secondly, artist alley was situated at the far end of the Expo Center, away from the celebrities. And lastly, there were no really big "comic book guys" to attract people down to artist alley, no Jim Lee's or John Cassaday's. Although Ethan Van Sciver, penciller for Green Lantern Rebirth and Tim Townsend, inker for X-Men were both there. Both of them were kind enough to give me a few minutes of their time and offer some good advice.

All of us small press/indie peeps hung together and had a good time. I'd like to say "hi" to a few people...

Jennie Breeden is a fellow Atlantean who is the writer/artist of an online daily strip called The Devil's Panties and no it is NOT satanic porn. It is in fact, a very funny, very witty look at Jennie's adventures in her life. Because let's face it, nothing is funnier than real life. Check it out at .... http://thedevilspanties.keenspace.com/

Nigel Sade is a swashbuckling, whiskey drinking, say anything to get a woman out of her clothes, real life pirate from the seas of Ohio. In between sailing the country in his VW Van, quoting Eddie Izzard and trying to talk women out of their clothes he manages to do some very creative, very cool artwork. Be sure to go by his gallery at... http://www.nigelsade.com/

My other neighbor was Mark Mekkes, a talented artist who has an online strip called Zortic, an out of this world adventure filled with humor and satire. Mark updates it 3 times a week, so there is always something new. Everyone who is a sci-fi fan should check it out... http://www.zortic.com/

And lastly Derrick Fish, who is the creator/artist of a very funny book called Dandy & Company. As Derrick says..."Dandy & Company is the slightly skewed tale of a Dog and His Boy" Dandy & Co. can be seen at... http://www.dandyandcompany.com/
btw Derrick, I left without coming back for my B'oyles sketch! Thanks anyway, I'll catch up with you at the next con!

Couple of last notes...thanks to Eric Dotson for making the trip down and hanging out for awhile. Eric & I are about to begin work on a collaboration called Dreamer, be sure to watch this space for updates on its progress.

And thanks to everyone who put down their $2 for a copy of RIP #0. I hope you enjoyed it and
hope you'll check out http://www.repercussioncomics.com/ and stay with us for the rest of Rena's journey.


Thursday, January 27, 2005


Welcome to the official "blog" for Portal Productions! The creative team behind Repercussion Comics "RIP" and the up coming "Demon Alley". Please visit this site again for all the latest news about convention appearances, signings and new products.


Wednesday, January 26, 2005

RIP #0 available at http://www.comixpress.com/ Posted by Hello

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