Archive for December, 2008

December 26, 2008
Posted @ 11:04 AM by Ananth in Rant | 3 Comments »

Congratulations to Ian and Jes, formerly of Mac Hall and now of Three Panel Soul … they just had the happiest of holidays. They got MARRIED! It was a long time coming. ;) I’m going to use a word my grandfather used to use in saying that I’m wishing them the best on this most auspicious of occasions.

Posted @ 12:58 AM by Ananth in Rant | 2 Comments »

Tis the season! We updated the preorder banner over on the right – click it or follow this link if you’d like to preorder Applegeeks Volume 1!

You can also see that there’s a new feature below our rants – our newest Tweets from Twitter are posted there, thanks to Hawk’s brother Mohammad! Thanks man! As you can see, I watched Rambo IV and all I can say is, damn. Dude knows how to kill some people.

Also! Hawk is headed to Bangladesh tomorrow, and he’ll be gone for a month! In the meantime, Yuko Ota will be filling in on Mondays. I’ll see if I can swing something for Thursdays, but regardless, Hawk wanted to make sure you guys got a full comic from him before he left, and there it is. We’re inching in on 400 AG Lites and 500 color comics – that is hard to believe. The AG Lites will eclipse the color comics in the coming year … in any case, we’ve got lots of fun planned for the coming year, so keep an eye out. ;)

With all that said, I just wanted to mention – Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy Hannukah! Happy Kwanzaa! Whatever you celebrate, I hope it’s with family and friends and good times. Peace!

December 25, 2008
Posted @ 1:07 AM by Hawk in Rant | 32 Comments »

Well guys, this is it. If you haven’t been paying attention to the AG Lites recently, I’ll be going away for a while. I’m taking a trip to Bangladesh with my mom to visit the family. It has been about 4 to 5 years since we last visited. So going back now will be fun and exciting. I’ll be flying out tomorrow and will return Jan 22.

Not to worry, AG is in good hands while I’m gone. I created a month worth of AG Lites in advance and they’re in the system. So you’ll be getting the lites as scheduled. As for the big comic, Yuko is taking some time from her busy schedule to update the comic. Keep in mind she is very busy with her own work, so she will be updating once a week. She is very talented and I know she’ll do an awesome job with the comics.

I think that’s pretty much it. I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday and happy new year. Be safe. I will see you next year.

December 24, 2008
Posted @ 12:12 PM by Hawk in Art | 5 Comments »

As you know, I work full-time for a small design studio in Washington D.C. Couple days ago I finished a few custom photo illustrations for a commercial director/photographer, Kenny Morrison.

I was given couple of modeling photos on a white background. My task was to create an environment surrounding the models.

Click on the image below to see the illustrations.

Posted @ 8:08 AM by Hawk in Rant | Comments Off on Tweets

Special thanks to my bro for writing up and adding the Tweet sections under our posts.

December 18, 2008
Posted @ 2:19 AM by Ananth in Rant | 6 Comments »

First of all, Hawk had a rough day yesterday and he still got the comic out – early, no less! If you have a moment, send him a little love. ;) He’s been bowled over with work-work, and then drawing all these bonus Applegeeks comics for Darkhorse Presents and Volume 1 … some of you may think he’s been skimping, but those are 13 pages altogether – more color pages than we’re scheduled to post in a month – so take note. The guy is still up right now (it’s 2 AM) working on some vector illustrations that are due at work tomorrow.

Okay, so down to business! Some of you guys and gals have asked me a couple of book questions over the past few days … I talked to our editor Sam and I have answers! Read on:

1. When can international folks pre-order?
You can preorder now! TFAW, the site that handles darkhorse.com orders, ships internationally. See the following page for more details. Amazon also offers international shipping, and a preorder link for them should be available soon. We’ll be sure to let you guys know as soon as it’s live.

2. Hardcover edition?
We don’t have any plans for a hardcover! Our thought for the time being is to bring you this collection at a good price – $14.95! (Actually, if you preorder now it’s $11.96 – that’s 20% off.)

3. Signed copies?
We ARE going to sell a limited number of signed copies off of the website! More on this as things progress, but please remember: as always, if you bring the book to us at a convention or buy it from us at a convention, we will always be happy to sign it for free! We’ve never charged for our signature and we never will.

That’s all for now! If you have more questions, leave them here and I’ll see what I can do to answer as many of them as possible. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s 2:17 AM and that means it’s time to hit the hay. Take it easy!

December 17, 2008
Posted @ 11:57 PM by Hawk in Rant | 38 Comments »

I posted the comic a little early this time. Enjoy.