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A Lil' Thank-You Wallpaper!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:02 PM

I put together a neat HD wallpaper...and put it up for all the Sheldon backers over on Patreon. It's a small thank you for all the kind readers who help make Sheldon happen.

Click [HERE] to snag it!

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Hugo Nominations Are Open!

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:41 PM

The big sci-fi HUGO AWARDS are now accepting nominations! If there are authors or works you’d like to see appear on the final ballot, you have until March 31st to cast your nominations. If you’re not attending WorldCon, but want to nominate things and vote, a “Supporting Membership” can be purchased [[HERE]] for $50 (but you need to do that by January 31st, so...by this Sunday!) Full details here.

A few of you have asked if DRIVE-related stuff is eligible, and yes! There is stuff! Here’s a list of stuff!

  • FOR BEST GRAPHIC STORY:
    “DRIVE: ACT ONE” which wrapped up on Aug 8th, and so the 2015 portion of Act One is eligible. Which is EXCITING.
  • FOR BEST SHORT STORY (and) BEST GRAPHIC STORY:
    “DRIVE: YOUR DISTANT HOMELAND”, by Dylan Meconis, ran fully in 2015, beginning here . (“Cute Things” will wrap in 2016, so it’ll be eligible next year)
  • FOR BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST:
    Me…?
  • LET'S BE HONEST, THOUGH:
    That last one seems like a stretch by any reasonable definition of “professional”. I have coffee stains on like 90% of my shirts.

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Other amazing “Best Graphic Story” pieces that I’d recommend include:

5.) SAGA, by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples

6.) ALICE GROVE, by Jeph Jacques

7.) DRESDEN CODAK, by Aaron Diaz

8.) SCHLOCK MERCENARY, by Howard Tayler

9.) GIRL GENIUS, by Phil & Kaja Foglio

10.) SFAM, by Jon Rosenberg

If you haven’t check those out: Do so! It’s a great time for sci-fi comics, and these are all amazing artists and titles that I highly recommend.*

*Have more recommendations of your own? Post 'em in the comments below!

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Schedule Change for 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 12:12 PM

I want to take a minute to tell you that SHELDON'S schedule will change to Mon-Wed-Fri in 2016. I'm going to try out that pace for a year, and see if I like it.

In a wonderful sort of way, my scifi strip DRIVE is taking up more and more of my creative headspace -- so I'm going to honor that in the new year. That strip started as a delightful side hobby, but it's grown into so much more. I'm really loving creating that goofy-characters-in-a-serious-scifi-story that is DRIVE. And apparently, so is the readership: The audience has grown by a factor of 300% over two years, and the Patreon for DRIVE consistently beats the Patreon for SHELDON by a wide margin -- surprising even me.

So I'm going to honor my own heart on this one, and reorganize my creative schedule a tiny bit.

New SHELDONS will continue to appear here, Mon-Wed-Fri...and the five-day-a-week fun of classic SHELDONS will continue to run over at GoComics. Thank you all for the continued kindness you've shown me over the years! And thank you for reading!

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