Ultraist Studios Blog Journal thoughts, musings and other rambling…

August 27, 2009


Filed under: Announcements,Conventions,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 4:45 pm

So I missed Fan Expo 2008.  I was busy with my wife, having a baby.
But this year my schedule is open and I intend to be there!

Hopefully with a brand new comic.

Which brings me to a funny story…

Remember what Dave Sim said way back in the blogandmail #338 (August 15th, 2007)?  Well, it seems, once again, I’ve engineered a situation where everything had to go off like clockwork in order for it to happen.  It got right down to the wire, and my plans were almost foiled by the platinum foil edition.

Today I received this message from Lebonfon:

Hi Mike

We just got the covers, but we got some problem on the saddlestitch machine.

We will build a 100copies (50 of each version) manually so you have at least this for the Fan Expo.

Tonight or tomorrow morning we will saddlestitch the rest and try a saturday delivery for the others 300 if you want.

Please advise

Gestionnaire de Projet / Project Coordinator
Imprimerie Lebonfon inc.

Talk about down to the wire!  So… if you’re one of the lucky ones to pick up your SPY GUY #1 at the FAN EXPO this weekend, you get the ULTRA-RARE-HAND-SADDLESTITCH edition! We’re making them old-school now folks!

If you’re at the show, be sure to come by the POSSUM PRESS / ULTRAIST STUDIOS booth at table A39 and pick up the latest SPY GUY, and THE POSSUM (which is fantastic by the way – Blair really outdid himself on issue #4 – best POSSUM to date).  We’ll be doing the usual free sketches if you buy something, and we’ll have the classic VALUE PACK so you can get everything for cheap!

See you there!

ps.  Perhaps on SPY GUY #2 I’ll heed Dave Sim’s sage advice…


  1. That page looks great! I like the use of tone.

    Comment by Stanley Lieber — August 27, 2009 @ 11:23 pm

  2. Thanks StanLee. My intent on this book was to nail the tones and make them look right. Of course, then I ended up doing them mostly in the last week before print at 3AM… I’m very curious to see what they look like printed (hope to get the rush delivery package from Lebonfon in the next couple hours).

    Comment by M Kitchen — August 28, 2009 @ 6:57 am

  3. Whoa…that page looks really nice.

    Comment by Matt Campbell — August 30, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

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