Thank You For Sticking With Us: We’re Back!

Hello, it’s been too, too long! Thank you for checking out our latest update after a lengthy period of quiet. The reason for the quiet is, both Delia and I, have been dealing with a few very personal setbacks. Due to those obstacles, our plans, con appearances, and work on the book had to be put on pause. And it’s a much longer pause than either of us would’ve liked. We’ve been eager to update everyone on the progress of the future issues, and at last we feel we can present everyone with some concrete updates.

As we finish The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara, Delia will be taking a step back as the lead artist on the arc. She’ll be doing a few pages in issue 5, and will be rounding out issue 6 with The Epilogue. She will also continue on as letterer for the next two issues. In our next update, we hope to give you a few more details on what caused the great pause on the series, and our future plans for Dash.  

Taking the reins for Delia on the bulk of the next two issues, will be artist Vincente Rico. Delia and I are excited about his take on Dash and the world we’ve created. The pages he’s kicked out already have been incredible. Vincente  was the artist on Fake Empire with writer Eric Palicki from Darby Pop Publishing. Check out more of his stuff here. Vincente is currently inking issue 5 and our goal is for both issue 5 and 6 to hit the stands this fall. This is just a small taste of his work on the final act of The Case of the Mysterious Makara!

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Also coming in the near future, is a standalone Dash issue titled The Case of the Man Behind The Mask. Artist Sean Von Gormon and I have been working on this for a while, and we’re happy to be able to finally announce it. If you aren’t familiar with Sean’s work take a look here! In this one shot issue, Dash takes a case where he goes undercover in Hollywood to get the skinny on one of Tinseltown’s biggest stars. But will he be willing to climb over a few skeletons in his past to get the truth?

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Dash: The Case of the Man Behind The Mask will be available this year as an exclusive digital issue from Northwest Press. It will be included in print in the upcoming Dash collection, along with The Case of The Mysterious Zita Makara, and two brand new short stories that we can’t talk about, just yet.

Lastly we just wanted to thank you for the emails, Twitter comments, Facebook messages, and some good natured harassment about where we’ve been. Dash is coming back in 2017, and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in store!

– Dave

 

 

2016 Update

It’s been a while since we updated, we were going to start this blog update with “Happy New Year!” but by golly, seems January is almost gone!

First off, we want to thank everyone for sticking with Dash, and for the continued positive feedback we’ve received on the book. We had originally planned for the book to be released a heck of a lot more timely than it has been. There’ve been a lot of factors contributing to the delays, some in our control, some completely out of control. Thank you for sticking with us, and a big thank you to those who contributed to the Northwest Kickstarter campaign this past fall that ensured issue 4’s arrival.

Going forward, 2016 is shaping up to be a busy year for us. Our goal is to turn issue 5 into Northwest Press mid-March, with a late Spring release. By June our aim is for Northwest Press to have issue 6, so ideally people will have it in hand by San Diego Comic Con.

After that we’ll be putting all our efforts into the Trade, which will include brand new stories with some fantastic guest artists, new and updated pages from the original arc, along with issues 1-6.

The next two issues will be a few pages longer than the previous issues, which gives us a little extra room for some fun stuff, including pinups from some fantastic guest artists.

Issue 5 is underway–here’s a pic of the issue 5 script edits and thumbnails in progress.

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Charlie likes to assist.

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In the “things we haven’t mentioned” department, Issue 4 is out and Jordan Cruz of The Pulp, Foxy Jazzabelle of Black Girl NerdsLeander Lacy of Capes and Scowls, and Andrea Speed of cXpulp had some things to say about it.

Don’t forget, if you can’t find issue 4 in your local comic shop you can order it directly from Northwest Press. And digitally from Comixology, Google Play, Gumroad, and iBooks.

Dave had a great time talking to the fine gentlemen from both Comic Book Bears and from Pop Addled  podcasts this fall.

Finally, Dash earned a spot on Pipedream Comics top Comixology Submit titles of 2015.

Thank you all, once again, for the continued support, stick around as we wrap up The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara!

 

 

Happy Corporate Holiday !

Whether your celebrating with a loved one or not participating in the Hallmark holiday, Happy Valentines Day!

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Be on the lookout for this print by Delia at the cons we’re appearing at this year! (You can check them out in our appearances page.) Also our publisher Northwest Press is having a sale that ends today, type in “i_love_comics” to get 30% off HERE!

RE-SOLICITING

Hey everybody, we hope you’re all well. We’ve gotten quite a few inquiries about DASH 3 and some concerns about the comic’s future. So here’s the skinny: DASH is continuing!

We’re still on Northwest Press. But we’ll be moving forward as a bi-monthly series. In March, Issue 3 will be re-solicited to hit the stores in May. In May, Issue 4 will be re-solicited to hit the stores in July, and so on and so forth. At the moment, a bi-monthly schedule is the most optimal for us to make sure we put out the best comic that we possibly can.

Now, on the comic’s “off” months we have something planned to fill in the gaps, but we can’t tell you about it quite yet. If you attended our launch party back in October though, you’ll have a pretty good idea what’s in the works!

We’ve heard from quite a few people having frustrations with their shops being unable to order DASH Issues 1 & 2 through Diamond. We are equally as frustrated; however, always remember that you (and your shop) can order directly from Northwest Press anytime, you can do that RIGHT HERE.

And lastly, from both of us…thank you! Thank you for reading, thank you for caring, and most of all, thank you for reaching out and asking. In indie comics it’s easy to doubt if anyone’s really out there enjoying what you make, so hearing from you through email, Facebook, Twitter, and in person really makes it all worthwhile.

We’ve just scratched the surface of the world we’re building, and Issue 3 ramps it all up. Thank you for taking the ride with us!

And now, in appreciation of your patience, here is the first page of Issue 3:

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New Year New Pin Up!

Happy New Year everybody !

2015 is looking like it will be our busiest year yet. Issue 3 will be out soon and issue 4 is well underway.

If you are in the Portland area this week (Jan 23-25) be sure to stop by Portland Comic Con Table D-56 and say hi to Delia. She’ll be selling and signing issues of Dash, her non Dash work and some Dash pin ups, including this one!

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We’ll have lots more coming up soon!

-Dave

 

 

Issue 2 and a peek at 3

Hey everyone, thank you so much for your kind words on issue 2! We know it came out a little more sporadically than issue 1, but we’re hoping the twists it added to the story were worth the wait.

We want to thank Greg McElhatton at CBR for giving issue 2 such a good review Also Brad Gischia of Bagged and Bored did a review of both issues 1 & 2. Also much thanks to Andrea Speed at Cxpulp for giving us another positive review!

Some have let us know they are having a hard time getting their LCS to order Dash. First thank you for letting us know about the problem, we’re a bit frustrated by it as well. Please remember even though we are distributed by Diamond you can also get issue 1 & 2 directly from our publisher Northwest Press, both physically and digitally. Also issue 2 will be on Comixology this Wednesday (12/31/14), so keep your eye out!

Speaking of Comixology, they’re having a great sale featuring a lot of great Northwest Press titles, including Dash issue 1, so keep a look out for that as well.

We want to thank everyone for supporting Dash this year, from reading our comic, to reading our very sporadic blog (it’s honestly one of our New Years resolutions!) From coming out to the launch party, to retweeting, sharing, and spreading the word, thank you. We promise we have much more coming your way this year!

As a thank you here is a B&W preview page from issue 3…….