Hello Legionnaires, I'm thrilled to announce that "The Downward Spirals -- Volume 1: Twisted Tails" is now available for order! You may be familiar with my effort to document the lives of my band of hockey-playing possums over at the "What Are You Blogging About Today" thread, and if you are you're in for a treat!
I've collected all the strips together -- and edited a few to spruce them up -- and made them into a comic. Aside from the original 31 "Spirals" comics you also get:
Just go to this page to complete your secured PayPal purchase:
WHAT IS THIS? The "The Downward Spirals -- Volume 1: Twisted Tails" is a 40-page collection of comic strips about a team of hockey-playing opossums.
SAY WHAT? HOCKEY-PLAYING POSSUMS? Yep! You read it right! The Downward Spirals is the all-possum squad in the Meadow Hockey League, which also includes raccoons (The Apple Corps), Beavers (The Dam Quixotes), Skunks (The Marsh Invaders) and several others.
HOCKEY? I LIKE (some other sport) MORE! This isn't a comic just about hockey. It's a comic about sports in general, about working on a team and about how you play your specific game.
WHO ARE YOU? I'm John Simcoe, the writer and artist for the comic! I grew up in Corning, N.Y. and now live in York, Pa., where I work in the newspaper business. You can visit my comic/art/toy/pop culture/movie blog at http://www.soundadvicefortoday.com
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? For most people, the comic is priced at $4, which is just 10-cents a page! Retailers can order it in larger amounts and get a good deal on the price. Shipping for single copies is just 99-cents!
WHAT IF I'M AN INTERNATIONAL BUYER? No problem! I love all the hockey-playing countries! The shipping is just a little bit higher, I'm afraid to say! But please, order anyway!
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO TO CONVINCE ME TO BUY? There are options to include my first comic, "Redlighter: Light it Up" with your order. You can also order a made-just-for-you original art card with your order!
HOW CAN I HELP? I'm glad you asked. Please, SHARE this link on your Facebook wall or other social networking site, especially if you're a comic fan or a sports fan. If your neither one of those, then do it anyway just to be nice! :)
WHAT WAS THAT ORDERING WEBSITE AGAIN? I'm glad you asked that too!! It's ...
Also, I would like to whole-heartedly thank my Captain Comics friends on Facebook for their orders. You guys rock!
First off, thanks for the additional orders I filled today. I think some of them might have been from a Legionnaire or two. Thank you so much.
Secondly, as promised, I have added International shipping options. I can ship to Canada, Ireland, Australia and any place in between!
Congrats, John! Can't wait to read it!
Thanks so much, Rob, and for the other online orders I received on Friday and Saturday. Can I convince anyone else to pick it up?
Yesterday, I spent my time at the York (Pa.) Book and Paper Fair, where I sold quite a few copies, including a batch to an independent book store in Oil City, Pa!
Next Saturday, I'll be heading up to Hero Bot Con in Elmira, .N.Y. where I'll be sharing floor space with X-Men and Cyberforce artist Marc Silvestri and legendary writer Roger Stern. While I'm just one of the artist alley guys, it's still kind of exciting since this is not a mega huge convention, and it's only in its second year. Details for Hero Bot Con are here. Please make a trip out to see me!