Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Month to Come

Hey sports fans, Al here with the latest:


   After nearly three years this monumental piece of work between two small press companies is now done.  Yea us!  The unveiling of this 60 page monster smack down will take place with this years Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle.  A major show with a major draw and potential major sales.   This show (outside of the San Diego Comic-Con ) is one of the biggest shows taking place here in the Northwest.  The NEOtrash crew, Devin and I are all looking forward to this event.  Also on top of the great personalities and great comics to bought is the fact there is a lot of great original art work to be bought.   So if you  happen to be in town for the show please stop by and say "hi" to us. 
"A Tale of Two Jo(h)nnys"
2012 copyright Jason Z. Pott &
Alan Bennett

2012 copyright Alan Bennett
"Hunting Party" 5"x7" scratchboard
2012 copyright Alan Bennett
ALSO TO BE SEEN AND RELEASED is the first art collected for scratchboard.  Now most of you who get these updates already know that this work has been a major change in the way I do a lot of my work.  Last years reveal of "Corpsecicle" really did well for me at the show so a book deicated to the scratchboard will be on show as well.
The title "Scratch Pad- a collection of art".  Its a collection of the illustrative art of scratchboard from the cover to cover. Of course this body of work encompasses all varieties of genres from fantasy to horror to science fiction.   Price has yet to be determined but a rough estimate would be around $8 bucks.   Unfortunately no mini will be available for this show.  Please no sad faces. : ( 

HOWEVER a mini of Weird Atomic Tales will be released in time for this years Stumptown Comic Fest. 
This brings me to the  next item of business, Stumptown.   Again this year Black Box Comix will be tabling with NEOtrash Comix.  With the crossover done it makes sense to keep the fires warm for the advent of another project and coming down the road.  Hopefully it won't take as long to finish.  
  And on top of that we have been confirmed for Stumptown.

There are really only five shows that I want to participate in this year.   One of which I am already in.  The Portland Love Show, E.C.C.C., Stumptown Comic Fest, The Jet City Comic Show and the Big 200.  I know recently I had said to a few people that I wanted to take a break from shows and books but once you've been bitten by the creative bug you can't stop.  Hopefully this won't mean a burn out for me.

"The Transformed Man" close up
2003 copyright Devon Deerouix 
 DEVON DEVEROUIX will be attending  this years show with us.   I first meet him at a Stumptown Show about 4 years ago and bought a postcard of "The Transformed Man"  a.k.a. William Shatner.  Being a fan of the Shat, I bought the card from him and he asked me if I knew the story behind it.  I had heard of a vauge rumor that Shatner during the late sixies  had in fact taken some acid while playing Captain Kirk for Star Trek so in fact he WAS Captain Kirk.  Devon added to this myth for me.  
   Devon is a very accomplished artist in his own right,  painter and illustrator.  
  For more of his work check out these links for examples of his work. and 

NEOtrash Comix has been accepted into the STUMPTOWN COMIC FEST for 2012.  Nice to be invited back into our own neighborhood backyard.

Still in a holding pattern for the time being.
As of this time a new commission has been put forth by a friend of mine who has also brought a upgrade as far computers go to help further along my work as a artist, Toby Person (a.k.a. Lupo Negro).  Toby has been a great friend and supporter for me personally and a supporter of Black Box Comix and it's books.  

 Where are we now with Johnny Vega?  Still on hold till I can access my external hard drive and rework the Postits.   

Nothing new yet.  

What a lot people I believe don't realize is "Tales from the Scratch Pad" are the new Black Box Comix Updates.  Check here if you want to see those old blogs.  That is of you want to read up on old stuff.
And so there you go.  A lot of things going on at Scratch Pad.

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