Ultraist Studios Blog Journal

September 27, 2011

This is a Test

Filed under: Announcements,Video — M Kitchen @ 10:27 am

Testing out some new hardware… could a Kitchen Bros. Comic Book Video Blog be in our near future?

August 30, 2011

SPY GUY #2 via The Ultraist Depot

Filed under: Announcements,Shop,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 9:30 am

SPY GUY #2 is now available for purchase from The Ultraist Depot online comic store. THE POSSUM #5 is available as well, so why not grab them both while you’re at it!

To everyone who has ever bought one of our comics before: Thanks! That’s what makes it all worth while.

August 25, 2011

SPY GUY #2 IS HERE!

Filed under: Announcements,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 11:04 am

At 9:00 am this morning, SPY GUY number two of the Unlimited Series arrived at the loading dock of the Ultraist Studios suburban stronghold.

The good news is that it is here with time to spare to have available for purchase at the 2011 Fan Expo.

The bad news is that three quarters of them showed up with a minor printing error. The small print on the inside front cover was supposed to have four variants indicating the four different versions of the variant covers: ULTRA 5A, ULTRA 5B, ULTRA 5C & ULTRA 5D. However the entire print run came out with the ULTRA 5A Blues Bros. variant small print.

We’ll have to see what the folks at Lebonfon can do to fix this up for us.

August 24, 2011

FAN EXPO 2011

Filed under: Announcements,Comics,Conventions — M Kitchen @ 7:53 pm

Ultraist Studios (Spy Guy) and Possum Press (The Possum) are once again returning to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the Toronto FAN EXPO! This year we’ve got new comics! That is, assuming the shipment of SPY GUY #2 arrives at 1:00 like it is supposed to… these last minute deliveries seem to be a reoccuring event, even when they are given weeks extra to compensate. At the very least, it makes for an interesting story.

You can find us at table A35 in the Independent / Small Press Artist Alley.

August 10, 2011

First Look at SPY GUY #2 Cover A

Filed under: Announcements,Spud & Harry,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 5:34 pm

The new cover to SPY GUY #2 has been released along with the solicitation:

First Strike Part 2 (of 3).  When a shipment of contraband is hijacked by Spud & Harry, our hero embarks on a mission to apprehend the criminals and reacquire the lost evidence needed to incriminate the accused in a police sting operation.  But it isn’t going to be easy.  Also contains a two page backup story called SPY GUY: The Death Of The Floppies.

Background painting in progress can be found here:  20 June, 2011

Character reference can be found here:   21 June, 2011

July 27, 2011

SPY GUY #2 is DONE!

Filed under: Announcements,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 10:56 am

On Monday I completed all of the finishing touches to SPY GUY #2. Then yesterday I gathered up the digital page files and did one last proof reading. Now today the files are transfering via filezilla to Lebonfon for printing. Patrick says it should be no problem getting the books in time for Fan Expo. I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to seeing it!

July 4, 2011

Interview with Silber Media

Filed under: Announcements,Thoughts — M Kitchen @ 3:41 pm

I did an interview a few months back (on the day my son was born actually) with Brian John Mitchell for his Indie Comic Creators Interviews over at Silber Media. Just click on the link below.

http://www.silbermedia.com/qrd/archives/51mkitch.html

And there’s a bunch of other great comic artists participating in the interview series like Troy Little, Gary Scott Beatty, Blair Kitchen, Brandon Graham , Dave Sim and many more.

June 8, 2011

CerebusTV: Indie Comics Magazine

Filed under: Announcements,Spy Guy,Video — M Kitchen @ 8:45 am

Press Release from Cerebus TV:

CerebusTV this Friday at 10pm ET / 7pm PT: A quick look at Xeric award winning cartoonist Gary Scott Beatty’s innovative 64-page INDIE COMICS MAGAZINE — where each contributor buys space and then shares equally in all revenues from sales through Diamond Comic Distributors. A great lead-in to “The Case of the Anunnaki Artifact”, Mike Kitchen’s contribution to INDIE COMICS MAGAZINE No. 2 with voice-over by the Kitchen Family Players voicing their own characters — Mike Kitchen as SPY GUY, Erika Kitchen as Erica Korczak, Anika Kitchen as Katie Whips, Raina Kitchen as Two Gun Tiny, Erikson Kitchen as Super Shooter and special guest Dave Sim as both Dr. Golem and the Aliens. Taped last December 20. CEREBUS TV editor Dave Fisher– who will be getting a lump of coal in his stocking this Christmas — sincerely apologies for switching the names of Anika and Raina’s characters in the credits.

To watch this episode, click on over to CerebusTV.com and chose your streaming video to view via your internet browser.

Alternately, I’ve had the most success with the streaming video by using VLC Player and opening the file http://cerebustv.com/asx/stream640.asx

The show begins this Friday at 10:00 pm and will be streaming live on a cycle until next Friday at 10:00 pm.

Don’t miss it!

ALSO: CEREBUS TV SPECIAL!
While the episode is airing, you can get INDIE COMICS MAGAZINE #2 signed by all the contributing Kitchen Family Members for the cover price of $6.49 (plus shipping). I’ll take it one step further and number them as the CerebusTV Edition. They’re now available for purchase in the Ultraist Studios Store.

May 25, 2011

Why does David Branstetter like SPY GUY?

Filed under: Announcements,Mail,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 9:31 am

Why does David Branstetter (creator of Straw Man) like SPY GUY?
According to Facebook, this is why:

David Branstetter

April 20, 2011

Private Event with Jack Spirko and Gary Vaynerchuk

Filed under: Announcements — M Kitchen @ 8:31 am

Looking forward to this evening’s even with Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast and Gary Vaynerchuk of Vayner Media and Wine Library TV.  Hope to harness some business mojo in the process.

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