Category Archives: self-publishing

The Big Book of Space Sheriff (Graphic Novel)

Hey All!

The “Big Book of Space Sheriff & Happy Space Boy” Graphic Novel is complete! I’ll be debuting this HUGE book at the upcoming @MNCBA SpringCon (May 18th – 19th). Advanced digital and print copies and  are available through my website,

Twitter: @dataredcomics

Space Sheriff and Happy Space Boy Big Book Graphic Novel
Space Sheriff and Happy Space Boy Big Book Graphic Novel

Because Steve Asked Me Post This…

Three things…


The St Cloud Area/Rice Cartoonist Conspiracy will be meeting tomorrow in the VAS Littlecrow Main Studio at 12287 15th Avenue, NW, Rice MN. 320-492-0475 from 5pm to 8pm. Call 320-492-0475 or email for directions, because Google Maps WILL fail you. I am working with Thom S. (not to be confused with my sidekick slave-boy thom at the VAS Littlecrow New Hope Studio) to bring the meeting to a less remote location. Wish us luck.


I will debuting a new performance art piece at Patrick’s Cabaret. It’s going to involve cartooning, me making fun of anime and I’ll probably dress like a strumpet.

Dates 10 September 2010 and 11 September 2010
Time 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location 3010 Minnehaha Ave
Necessary Hazards of Being/Open Call Cabaret

Sylvia Shourek- Dance
Robert Baril- Comedy
Bob Ronson- Monologue/Mixed Media
Alanna Morris- Dance
The Nerk Twins- Comedy/Mixed Media
Vas Littlecrow- Performance Art

For ticket info go to the box office:


Buy them for $8 by calling 320-492-0475 or emailing me at

3. Could you please buy Bahktale Vasquez Hates Camello #1 and #2 at IndyPlanet?  Issue #3 is coming soon, and will be making its official debut at Fallcon.  Thank you kindly.


New Dynamite Pilot for Fall-Con, MPLS

Hey All,

I’ll have a new issue of Dynamite Pilot for Fall-Con. You may ask, what’s new with the series? First and foremost, I’ve gone to ALL COLOR COMICS. No more black and white for me. I’ve even went back and colored Issue #1. The plot? Check out the cover (titillating, no?) and read the book. Pre-orders are being taken; 36 page Graphic Novel bound, full color, $10.

-Spanky Cermak

Dynamite Pilot Issue #2 Cover
Topless girl and a gun?! Sounds interesting...

Super Fantastica Comix #4 (2009 Edition) — Call for Submissions

Hello Friends!

After the last three, successful, releases of Super Fantastica Comix, we are now taking submissions for Super Fantastica Comix #4 (2009 Edition).

If you aren’t familiar, you may be asking yourself, “what is Super Fantasica Comix?” Well, Super Fantastica Comix! (SFC!) is a compendium of comix created by talented, up-and-coming amateurs and professional artists alike.

Want to participate? Please read the following information carefully as submissions not following the guidelines will not be accepted.

Theme: Science Fair! What do we mean by “Science Fair”? Well, a science fair is generally a competition where contestants present their science project results in the form of a report, display board, and models that they have created. A science fair allow students in grade schools and high schools to compete in science and/or technology activities. Now, take your own spin on it!

Comic Dimensions: Submissions lengths must be between one to six pages, black and white, or greyscale. All pages will be printed at 5.5″ x 8.5″ including an eighth inch gutter on all sides. Therefore all art must not exceed the printable dimensions of 5.25″ x 8.25″. Make certain to include your name, title of the entry, and a web address (if applicable) on the first or last page of the entry.

Biographies: Each artist must compose a biography of no more than 100 words. Make certain to include your name, previous works, and any applicable contact information (i.e. web addresses, social networking accounts, etc.).

How to Submit: We will take submissions both digital and physical. If you choose to send your submissions digitally please format them at 800 dpi for black and white and 300 dpi for greyscale. Please save images as JPG or PSD file formats. Attach the files, along with how you would like to be credited, to superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com. If you cannot send your submissions electronically, please contact superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com and we will determine another method of shipment. Prior to submitting to this anthology, please contact superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com with a rough estimate of your page count, so we can take into account the approximate size of the book and make a contingency for printing options.

Deadline:The solid deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 7th, 2009 at 11:59 PM CST. Its duel debut will take place at SPACE (Small Press and Comix Expo), which takes place in Columbus, OH from April 18 & 19, 2009 at the Aladdin Shrine Center and MCBA Microcon on Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Availability: These books will be carried at any establishment kind enough to carry them. Additional sites will become available as the deadline approaches. If you have a shop that you are aware of that consigns or purchases mini-comic anthologies, please e-mail superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com with the appropriate contact information.

Compensation: Each participant will receive one free copy of Super Fantastica Comix — not much I know, damn the economy. If the participant would like extra copies, they can pay for them at cost. Generally speaking cost will be half of the cover price. Cover price will be determined by the amount of contributors to the book.

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Remembering the Self Publishing Movement essays at

The talented Jeff Smith has asked his collegues who were involved with the Self Published comics movement in the 80’s and 90’s to write about there experiences on his blog.

Jeff writes….

In the weeks that follow, I’ll be posting guest blogs from people who were there, like Colleen Doran, Larry Marder, Paul Pope, Terry Moore, Charles Brownstein, and others. I am currently extending invitations to newer indie cartoonists and professionals working now in the current era of web comics, indie comics, and graphic novels.

As I read the essays coming in, I’m reminded how much fun we had analyzing the industry and the comics community, and making up rules as we went along. But I’m also reminded how difficult it was. Our credo was to own and control your work. Something that isn’t as easy as you might think.

First up is an essay from the creator of A Distant Soil, Colleen Doran. It’s an excellent and fascinating read.