Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stumptown Comics Fest This Weekend

This weekend, I'll be at the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, OR. If you're in the area and you'd like me to sign your copy of Nonplayer, please visit! I've got my signin' wrist all limbered up. I will also be selling (and, if you like, signing) posters.

I had not anticipated the shortage of issues of Nonplayer #1, however, and I'm only able to bring ten copies to the convention. There will be a raffle, with five issues given out on Saturday at 4pm and the other five awarded on Sunday at 4pm. But wait, that's not all! When you enter the raffle, you're guaranteed first priority when second-printing copies of #1 go up at the Nonplayer store on May 11. So in the loosest possible sense, everybody wins! I'm hoping that everybody who wants one will get one this time around.

On a related note, the second printing of Nonplayer #1 will be hitting stands everywhere on May 11. Image bases the size of their print runs on the number of preorders they get from retailers, so if you want a copy, now's the time to call up your local comic shop and reserve one. The deadline for ordering is April 18 -- this coming Monday. Please tell your friends!

Also, if you have sent me a message online over the last couple of weeks and haven't yet received a response, please know that I am not ignoring you! I am slowly chipping away at my inbox, but I'm doing my best not to let the internet derail my work on issue 2. I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks to everybody who bought (or attempted to buy) Nonplayer last week. It's been a very exciting time, and I owe it all to you guys!


  1. Hey! Sad I won't be able to see you at Stumptown but I just wanted to let you know I bought the first issue of NonPlayer at Wondercon and I am loving it! Engaging, creative story and wonderful artwork. I especially love the attention to warm, bright colors as opposed to your typical dark ink shading. Glad you have a blog so that I can keep up with new developments. :)

  2. Hi Nate, check out The Comic Conspiracy podast (number 3) at, they give you and your book a major shout at about 30 mins in. This isn't an ad, I'm not affiliated or anything, its just how I heard about your book.

  3. I had a silly haiku planned out, but a raffle sounds fair. I'm just glad I don't have to draw anything. The silly haiku thought of in a morning haze:

    Raiding royalty
    Haven't leveled in a while
    Not in either life