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Emerald City Con

My 2014 con schedule kicks off in Seattle on March 28-30. I’ll be sharing a booth with Shaenon Garrity and Jeffrey Wells of Skin Horse. I’ve also had a panel approved that covers the history of webcomics. Details as they develop!

Freshly Dethany, Viva Safe Havens and Predator Camp

The current books available from Pencil Rough Productions are two new “Fastrack” and “Safe Havens” collections, and last summer’s “Kevin & Kell” annual. The “Fastrack” book is entitled “Freshly Dethany” and features the entire “On the Fastrack” year of 2010, when our favorite Goth joined the strip. (The book replaces “Dethany, the Corporate Goth” which is now permanently out of print.) The “Safe Havens” book also contains the calendar year of 2010, which was dominated by the cast’s epochal summer in Las Vegas. Its title is “Viva Safe Havens.” Don’t forget that the 2009 “Fastrack” and “Safe Havens” collections are also available.

“Kevin & Kell’s” collection here is on sale here. The book contains every strip from the calendar year of 2011, plus the running commentary provided by Lindesfarne’s Blog as she adds background details to each story. Stephanie Gladden of “Girls of Monster Paradise” has graciously agreed to write the foreword. This summer will feature a new collection of 2012 strips with the focus on Aby and Mark’s MOUSCAR adventures.

Fan art

We have a new feature on the Fastrack site; fan art of Dethany. The first three pieces are by Laura Papera Monticelli, Wapsi Square’s Paul Taylor, and Greg Cravens of The Buckets and Hubris. They’re all fantastic artists, and I’m honored!

2014 Kevin & Kell patron program

The 2014 “Kevin & Kell” patron program, which supports all three of my strips, is now active. Every year I do a special parody print for those who contribute at the Light Herbivore Salad level and above, and for 2014 I’m featuring eleven “K&K” cast members as the eleven incarnations of Dr. Who. On the villain side, R.L. is a Dalek and Angelique is a Weeping Angel.

Tall Tale Radio interview

I was interviewed by Tom Racine for Tall Tale Radio, which is posted here. Please listen in, and there are other excellent cartoonists in the archives.

Dethany in Virtu/Noir

I’m creating an interactive app featuring Dethany of “On the Fastrack” as she adopts a 1940s private eye persona and solves a crime in cyberspace. It will be called “Dethany in Virtu/Noir” and readers will be able to make choices determining the direction of the plot. You can watch its development on its Tumblr blog.

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Keep warm with Freshly Dethany, Viva Safe Havens and Predator Camp

Pencil Rough Productions features two new “Fastrack” and “Safe Havens” collections. The “Fastrack” book is entitled “Freshly Dethany” and features the entire “On the Fastrack” year of 2010, when our favorite Goth joined the strip. (The book replaces “Dethany, the Corporate Goth” which is now permanently out of print.) The “Safe Havens” book also contains the calendar year of 2010, which was dominated by the cast’s epochal summer in Las Vegas. Its title is “Viva Safe Havens.” Don’t forget that the 2009 “Fastrack” and “Safe Havens” collections are also available.

Finally, “Kevin & Kell’s” newest collection here is on sale here. The book contains every strip from the calendar year of 2011, plus the running commentary provided by Lindesfarne’s Blog as she adds background details to each story. Stephanie Gladden of “Girls of Monster Paradise” has graciously agreed to write the foreword.

Fan art

We have a new feature on the Fastrack site; fan art of Dethany. The first three pieces are by Laura Papera Monticelli, Wapsi Square’s Paul Taylor, and Greg Cravens of The Buckets and Hubris. They’re all fantastic artists, and I’m honored!

2014 Kevin & Kell patron program

The 2014 “Kevin & Kell” patron program, which supports all three of my strips, is now active. Every year I do a special parody print for those who contribute at the Light Herbivore Salad level and above, and for 2014 I’m featuring eleven “K&K” cast members as the eleven incarnations of Dr. Who. On the villain side, R.L. is a Dalek and Angelique is a Weeping Angel.

Tall Tale Radio interview

I was interviewed by Tom Racine for Tall Tale Radio, which is posted here. Please listen in, and there are other excellent cartoonists in the archives.

Dethany in Virtu/Noir

I’m creating an interactive app featuring Dethany of “On the Fastrack” as she adopts a 1940s private eye persona and solves a crime in cyberspace. It will be called “Dethany in Virtu/Noir” and readers will be able to make choices determining the direction of the plot. You can watch its development on its Tumblr blog.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Freshly Dethany, Viva Safe Havens and Predator Camp

Ringing in 2014, Pencil Rough Productions features two new “Fastrack” and “Safe Havens” collections. The “Fastrack” book is entitled “Freshly Dethany” and features the entire “On the Fastrack” year of 2010, when our favorite Goth joined the strip. (The book replaces “Dethany, the Corporate Goth” which is now permanently out of print.) The “Safe Havens” book also contains the calendar year of 2010, which was dominated by the cast’s epochal summer in Las Vegas. Its title is “Viva Safe Havens.” Don’t forget that the 2009 “Fastrack” and “Safe Havens” collections are also available.

Finally, “Kevin & Kell’s” newest collection here is on sale here. The book contains every strip from the calendar year of 2011, plus the running commentary provided by Lindesfarne’s Blog as she adds background details to each story. Stephanie Gladden of “Girls of Monster Paradise” has graciously agreed to write the foreword.

Fan art

We have a new feature on the Fastrack site; fan art of Dethany. The first three pieces are by Laura Papera Monticelli, Wapsi Square’s Paul Taylor, and Greg Cravens of The Buckets and Hubris. They’re all fantastic artists, and I’m honored!

2014 Kevin & Kell patron program

The 2014 “Kevin & Kell” patron program, which supports all three of my strips, is now active. Every year I do a special parody print for those who contribute at the Light Herbivore Salad level and above, and for 2014 I’m featuring eleven “K&K” cast members as the eleven incarnations of Dr. Who. On the villain side, R.L. is a Dalek and Angelique is a Weeping Angel.

Tall Tale Radio interview

I was interviewed by Tom Racine for Tall Tale Radio, which is posted here. Please listen in, and there are other excellent cartoonists in the archives.

Dethany in Virtu/Noir

I’m creating an interactive app featuring Dethany of “On the Fastrack” as she adopts a 1940s private eye persona and solves a crime in cyberspace. It will be called “Dethany in Virtu/Noir” and readers will be able to make choices determining the direction of the plot. You can watch its development on its Tumblr blog.

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Up to 30% Off!

For a limited time (and I’m not sure how limited, so act fast!) Lulu is offering 10% to 30% off for my books, depending on the size of the order.

Freshly Dethany, Viva Safe Havens and Predator Camp

Pencil Rough Productions announces that two new “Fastrack” and “Safe Havens” collections are available for the holiday gift-buying season. The “Fastrack” book is entitled “Freshly Dethany” and features the entire “On the Fastrack” year of 2010, when our favorite Goth joined the strip. (The book replaces “Dethany, the Corporate Goth” which is now permanently out of print.) The “Safe Havens” book also contains the calendar year of 2010, which was dominated by the cast’s epochal summer in Las Vegas. Its title is “Viva Safe Havens.” Don’t forget that the 2009 “Fastrack” and “Safe Havens” collections are also available.

Finally, “Kevin & Kell’s” newest collection here is on sale here. The book contains every strip from the calendar year of 2011, plus the running commentary provided by Lindesfarne’s Blog as she adds background details to each story. Stephanie Gladden of “Girls of Monster Paradise” has graciously agreed to write the foreword.

Fan art

We have a new feature on the Fastrack site; fan art of Dethany. The first three pieces are by Laura Papera Monticelli, Wapsi Square’s Paul Taylor, and Greg Cravens of The Buckets and Hubris. They’re all fantastic artists, and I’m honored!

2014 Kevin & Kell patron program

The 2014 “Kevin & Kell” patron program, which supports all three of my strips, is now active. Every year I do a special parody print for those who contribute at the Light Herbivore Salad level and above, and for 2014 I’m featuring eleven “K&K” cast members as the eleven incarnations of Dr. Who. On the villain side, R.L. is a Dalek and Angelique is a Weeping Angel.

Tall Tale Radio interview

I was interviewed by Tom Racine for Tall Tale Radio, which is posted here. Please listen in, and there are other excellent cartoonists in the archives.

Dethany in Virtu/Noir

I’m creating an interactive app featuring Dethany of “On the Fastrack” as she adopts a 1940s private eye persona and solves a crime in cyberspace. It will be called “Dethany in Virtu/Noir” and readers will be able to make choices determining the direction of the plot. You can watch its development on its Tumblr blog.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Samantha and Dave are now husband and wife! …Or is that the other way around?

Predator Camp

“Predator Camp” will be available at the end of the month here and will make its official debut at Anthrocon. The book contains every strip from the calendar year of 2011, plus the running commentary provided by Lindesfarne’s Blog as she adds background details to each story. Stephanie Gladden of “Girls of Monster Paradise” has graciously agreed to write the foreword.

Speaking of Anthrocon, here’s my con schedule for the summer. My plans have firmed up, and I’ll definitely be attending the following:

Anthrocon, Pittsburgh PA July 5-7 Table N-18

Comic-Con, San Diego CA July 18-21 Table N-12, Small Press Pavilion

Otakon, Baltimore MD, Aug. 9-11

DragonCon, Atlanta GA, Aug. 30-Sept. 2

(For the cons in San Diego, Baltimore and Atlanta I’ll be accompanied by Dethany and Lenore.)

Dethany in Virtu/Noir

I’m creating an interactive app featuring Dethany of “On the Fastrack” as she adopts a 1940s private eye persona and solves a crime in cyberspace. It will be called “Dethany in Virtu/Noir” and readers will be able to make choices determining the direction of the plot. You can watch its development on its Tumblr blog.

This year’s Kevin & Kell Social

Every year since 2001, the Anthrocon convention has been the site of the annual “Kevin & Kell” patron social where supporters of the strip gather for a friendly meal and warm company. This year we will meet again, Friday, July 5 at 7:00 at August Henry’s, across the street from Pittsburg’s convention center where Anthrocon is held. However, for this year we will have a change in focus. Instead of the “K&K” Social it will be the Kerry O’Day Social. Kerry’s final wishes were to be cremated and to forego a memorial service, but I wanted to do something to bring closure for those of us whose lives she touched. I ask that everyone attending have a Kerry story to tell. Of course, for most “K&K” readers the story will invariably be “I ordered the books and received them without a hitch.” 🙂

Duel in the Somme

Duel in the Somme,” the comic book that I illustrated in 2010, is available for the Kindle here. That wasn’t my first long-form comic, though. Way back in 1979 I did a 24-page comic book for my college paper, The Auburn Plainsman. You can see it in its entirety here.

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The main news this week, above and beyond all else, has been the “Kevin & Kell” website. Its server experienced a catastrophic failure, and the heroic gang at Team Kevin & Kell is rebuilding newer and better than ever. Please join me in thanking them, particularly the webmaster Chris Kohler. A basic page is up and running at its normal URL, or you can view the strips either on Rudy’s Facebook page, or on Lindesfarne’s Virtual Quill on Tumblr. Thanks for your patience and readership!

“Predator Camp” will be available at the end of the month here and will make its official debut at Anthrocon. The book contains every strip from the calendar year of 2011, plus the running commentary provided by Lindesfarne’s Blog as she adds background details to each story. Stephanie Gladden of “Girls of Monster Paradise” has graciously agreed to write the foreword.

Speaking of Anthrocon, here’s my con schedule for the summer. My plans have firmed up, and I’ll definitely be attending the following:

Anthrocon, Pittsburgh PA July 5-7

Comic-Con, San Diego CA July 18-21

Otakon, Baltimore MD, Aug. 9-11

DragonCon, Atlanta GA, Aug. 30-Sept. 2

(For the cons in San Diego, Baltimore and Atlanta I’ll be accompanied by Dethany and Lenore.)

Earlier I mentioned a new project that I’m creating. It’s an interactive app featuring Dethany of “On the Fastrack” as she adopts a 1940s private eye persona and solves a crime in cyberspace. It will be called “Dethany in Virtu/Noir” and readers will be able to make choices determining the direction of the plot. You can watch its development on its Tumblr blog.

Duel in the Somme,” the comic book that I illustrated in 2010, is available for the Kindle here. That wasn’t my first long-form comic, though. Way back in 1979 I did a 24-page comic book for my college paper, The Auburn Plainsman. You can see it in its entirety here.

Finally, the Bill Holbrook site is now live here. At this central portal you will be able to conveniently access the existing sites of all three of my strips, plus the New Bill Holbrook Store. Every weekend I’ll update the news section, and it also has links to all the social media outlets that my characters are writing. Please explore, and I hope it’s a pleasant surfing experience.