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Emerald City Comicon!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Ahoy-hoy!  I’m writing to let you know that I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon April 7th, 8th, and 10th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle!  Please come say hello, purchase any books of mine that you may not have already, and have me draw a picture for you!  You can find me at table Z-8 in Artist Alley:

 

ECCCLPThis is a huge convention hall, so here’s a close up:

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I will also be appearing on several panels, but I don’t have all the info on that, so check back, or follow me on Twitter to get updates as they come in!

 

See you in Seattle!

 

February’s comic collection!

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Hello out there in internet-land,

I spent the last few days putting together the bound version of February’s daily comics for my Patreon print subscribers, and I thought you’d enjoy a peek, even if you aren’t going to receive a copy (and if we’re being honest, I’m hoping to tempt you into subscribing alongside the 100+ folks who already have!  And yes, if you sign up for a print subscription, you will have the opportunity to purchase the back issues that you missed, because I am a peach.)

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Front cover!

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Back cover!

It might be hard to tell in the photos, but the cover stock is metallic purple; I want to use a different cover color for each month, and hopefully that cover will reflect so aspect of that month.  I chose metallic purple for February because of Valentine’s Day (which never really plays an important role in my life, but I can’t get the imagery out of my head), coupled with the fact that it was our snowiest month, but that I also went on vacation to Florida.  I felt like sparkly purple kind of conveyed two things that are polar opposites (pun intended): snow & sun.  The cover is based on the novelty postcards sold in tropical climates showing pictures of people in the snow, labeled “YOU” and people on the beach, labeled “ME”; in this case, I got to be both (and I love snow, so I was pretty damn happy about it!)

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Unfortunately working with metallic cover stock created several challenges, but the in-depth process post about this book is reserved for my Patreon backers, so you should probably head over there and sign up already!

Don’t you want to add your name to this avalanche of envelopes that’s going to crush me every month?!

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Leap year means an extra day of Liz

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Ahoy-hoy friends!

We’ve been granted an extra day this year, and it’s the perfect, last-minute opportunity for you to sign up for my Patreon comic subscription to get February’s comic as the numbered edition!  If you’re unfamiliar with this project, I’m drawing a comic every day this year, compiling monthly collections that I make into lovingly hand-crafted zines, to send to folks who have pledged money on Patreon.  There are several tiers of the subscription, including a digital-only option that is a little lighter on the wallet, but I tried to make the prices as inexpensive as possible, and all tiers are offered at a sliding-scale, pay what you can rate.

Here’s a glimpse of what the comics have been like so far, from my weekly free offerings:

jan_febIt’s like peering into my life with binoculars!  This is what the first booklet looks like:

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And these booklets are not available anywhere else; you have to sign up on Patreon to get them! Talk about an exclusive club!  So consider this a friendly public service announcement: sign up before March 1st to start your subscription with the February issue (which may or may not have a purple sparkly cover)!

Thanks for the support!  I’m having a great time with this project!

January’s comic collection

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Good news everyone!  This weekend I put together my first monthly comic collection for my Patreon print subscribers, and I’m very happy with how the finished product came out!  I started doing this daily journal comic project as a way to break out of an intense writer’s block that I’ve been suffering since the completion of my graphic novel Tomboy, and as a way to get back into the habit of self-publishing, which is a practice that means a lot to me.  So far this has been a success on all fronts!  Not only am I motivated to draw these comics, but doing so has motivated me to be better about other aspects of my life and career that were lagging.  Holding this book in my hands yesterday, and putting 70 of them in envelopes to send to my print subscribers, was such a gratifying feeling, but don’t take my word for it, just look at these beauties!

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This is the finished booklet. The covers are white cardstock which I trimmed myself to make them full bleed. I sized them to be one strip per page, and to fit into a standard size envelope for easy shipping.

 

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This is what the book looks like open from the front.

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Here you can see how the cover opens up to be one continuous image (and the reason I slaved over a paper cutter to make these covers full bleed).

This is a project that I will be doing for the ENTIRE YEAR, and I will welcome new subscribers at any time, so if you want to sign up to receive a similarly crafted book in your mailbox each month, visit my patreon page to view the details!  New print subscribers will have the option to purchase any monthly books they may have missed when they sign up for a new subscription*, but the only way to get these books is to subscribe on patreon, so head over there and join!

 

*these books will likely have different colored cardstock than the original print runs, and will not be part of the numbered edition, but for the completest, they will likely suffice!

Comic-A-Day for 2016 campaign!

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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Hi friends!  This is a long time coming, but I’m going with the flow and starting a Patreon campaign so that fans can support me making comics!  You may be thinking “But Liz, you haven’t been actively creating comics for us online lately” and that is sadly true!  My Patreon page explains my absence from the world of webcomics, and introduces a brand new monthly comic mail order subscription service!

Here’s the deal: I’m drawing a journal comic for every day of 2016.  This is an exercise to get me back in the habit of drawing daily, as well as giving me a way to self-publish books again: both of which I love, but am sorely out of practice with.  I have set up my Patreon with a sliding pay scale:

for $7-$10 per month you will get a collection of each month’s strips delivered to your door in mini comic format

for $3-$5 per month you will get a digital subscription to each month’s comics, posted weekly in digest format (physical subscription members will also have access to the digital posts)

and if you want to pledge, but don’t have the money or interest for the higher tiers, there is a $1 tip jar option, which is still greatly appreciated!

Here is a mock up version of what the finished books will look like (please keep in mind that these were made using the comics from my April 2015 daily strips, and the books produced for this project will have full cover art and title pages).

 

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So that’s the new project I’m working on at the moment!  I’ve always want to do some kind of comic subscription service, but never had a really easy way to take payment/keep track of subscribers: Patreon seems like the perfect platform for to experiment with something that’s been a long time goal of mine!  I hope you’ll contribute, and I look forward to sending you a book in the mail every month!

Thanks for reading!

excerpt from Invincible Summer/Clutch split

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Hello! Long time, no talk! I apologize for the silence from me on this website, and on the internet in general. One of my goals in 2016 is to be more active online, especially as far as posting comics to lizprincepower.com is concerned.

So what better way to redeem myself in the eyes of my loyal fans than to put a new collection of diary comics up for sale in my revamped WEBSTORE? I drew a diary strip for every day in April, and a chunk of my month was spent with Portland comics queen Nicole J. Georges, helping her dog get eye surgery! We collaborated on a comic about the trip we took from NYC to Portland to Seaview WA to Seattle, and it just seemed to make sense that we combine our efforts by adding me to the long-standing journal comic split Invincible Summer/Clutch!

In this handsome 56pp book you’ll get brand new comics from me, new comics from Nicole, new comics from me AND Nicole, and new comics from Clutch, offset printed in purple ink, sold for the low price of $6!

And if that doesn’t tempt you, here are the first four comics of my April 2015, to whet your appetite.

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Thanks, as always, for reading!

CLARENCE 1 of 4

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Oh wow, you guys!  Did you know that I’m writing a 4 issue mini-series for kaboom! based on the super cute, fairly progressive, Cartoon Network show Clarence?!  It’s a new experience for me to write a story that I don’t also draw, but the artist on the series is a guy named Evan Palmer who is doing this comic much more justice than my art would, and since the first issue is out TODAY, you should rush to your local comic shop to get a copy!

If you need more convincing, you can see a preview of the first 5 pages HERE!

 

In summation: Clarence #1, you know you want it.

CAKE 2015

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Look out, Chicago!  I’m going to be in your fine city this weekend for the 4th annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, better known as CAKE!  You can find me at the Center on Halsted Saturday & Sunday at table 21A, with copies of Tomboy, Alone Forever, and some of newer Cartoon Network comics.  If you live in the area, I hope you’ll come out!

 

Denver Comic Con

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Ahoy!

 

Late notice, as per usual, but I’ll be at Denver Comic Con Saturday, Sunday and Monday, as a guest at the BOOM! Studios booth.  I’m not bringing any copies of my own books with me, because this event is a kick-off for the Clarence mini-series that I’ve been writing.  But, unfortunately, due to time constraints, the first issue, drawn by the talented Evan Palmer, will not debut at the convention as planned, but we’ll still be there talk about the series.  You can find me and Evan at the BOOM! booth, number 629, for the duration of the show, and you can also pick up a Denver Comic Con exclusive cover that I drew for Lumberjanes #13!  And hey, if that wasn’t enough, here are some times that you come and hear me talk about stuff like I’ve got a clue:

 

Saturday, May 23

1:20pm

Room 303

Push Fun Forward: The Importance of All-Ages Comics—All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios Associate Editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Liz Prince (Tomboy, Clarence), Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors, Munchkin), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), and Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid).

Sunday, May 24

12:55pm

Room 304

Spotlight on ‘Clarence’—Cartoon Network’s hit animated series about the happy-go-lucky and goofy nine-year-old Clarence Wendell comes to comics this June! Join KaBOOM! Associate Editor Whitney Leopard, writer Liz Prince (Tomboy), and illustrator Evan Palmer (Munchkin) as they talk about what to expect from this new series. Come out and play with us as we reveal a sneak peek at covers, interior artwork, and other behind-the-scenes goodness from the Clarence comics!

A Graphic Memoir w/ Liz Prince — Sunday May 24 @ 2:30 PM Room 303 

Description: Join Liz Prince as she discusses her award winning and the popular graphic memoir Tomboy. A graphic novel about refusing gender boundaries, yet unwittingly embracing gender stereotypes at the same time, and realizing later in life that you can be just as much of a girl in jeans and a T-shirt as you can in a pink tutu.

TCAF this weekend – I AM NOW NOT GOING TO BE THERE

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

I’m really sorry to cancel last minute like this, but it turns out that I actually DO NOT have a flight to Toronto!  This is entirely my fault, because I failed to effectively sign into the website where I bought plane tickets, and through a strange Rube Goldberg-ian series of events, my payment never went through, and I either didn’t get an email to that effect, or the website never sent me one. But the end result is that when I went to check into my flight, they were like “You don’t have a flight, but you can have a flight for $1000” and I was like “Dudes, I draw comics for a living, I don’t have that kind of money to spend on a flight” so here I am, at home, having to write to you kind folks that I will NOT be at TCAF and I although I am losing money by not being there, it is less money than I would lose by trying to get there now.

If you bought me a bag of Pickle Doritos, I’m really sorry that I won’t be at the show to receive them (actually, that is probably the saddest part of this whole thing: DAMN I REALLY WANTED THOSE PICKLE CHIPS!!).  If you want to get in touch with me maybe we can work out a mail trade, but I totally understand if you want to eat them yourself.

So there it is, my tale of woe.  Have a great show, and in lieu of seeing me, please go buy books from Kevin Budnik at table 235: he is a peach.

 

 

 

 

 

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