Ultraist Studios Blog Journal thoughts, musings and other rambling…

May 7, 2010

SPY GUY vs. TCAF 2010

Filed under: Announcements,Conventions — M Kitchen @ 9:36 am

SPY GUY is not going to TCAF. It is a “curated event” and the clique voted SPY GUY off the island. So instead I’ll be working on SPY GUY #2 Page 9.

March 23, 2010

SPACE 2010 Anthology

Filed under: Announcements,Conventions,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 1:15 pm

An all new SPY GUY story is now available to read (for free) at ComicsXP in conjunction with the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo.  Just click to download.  There is a new POSSUM story in there too.  Let us know what you think.

UPDATE: The ComicsXP site seems to have gone down, so the links have been redirected to function locally.

January 20, 2010

On the Drawing Board…

Filed under: Announcements,Photos,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 11:49 am

Here is the first panel for the 2 page SPACE 2010 Anthology that I am working on right now.  I’ve always had a problem with going in with the blacks for contrast, but I’m very pleased with the way this one is coming along.  Thought I’d share.

Now back to the drawing board.

January 3, 2010

Comic Related Hot Shot of the Week!

Filed under: Announcements,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 1:30 pm

SPY GUY #1 has just been nominated as the HOT SHOT OF THE WEEK by Comic Related! Click on over to read the review and see what they had to say about it.

SPY GUY is leaping into 2010 with both guns blazing.
Gonna be one heck of a year!

December 22, 2009

iSpy T-Shirt & Apparel

Filed under: Announcements,Shop,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 3:11 pm
iSpy

All new GLOW IN THE DARK Spy Guy Gear is now available through spreadshirt.com! Featuring a design I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. Rollover the image above for a simulation of the GLOW IN THE DARK feature. You can chose from a range of clothing styles and colours.

Take a look!

December 19, 2009

Indy Comic Book Week 2009

Filed under: Announcements — M Kitchen @ 6:05 pm

When Diamond Comic Distributors informed the Direct Market retailers they would not be shipping comics in the fifth week of December, Jake Ekiss and friends leaped into action proclaiming December 30, 2009 – January 5, 2010 as Indy Comic Book Week!

In an interview with The Fabler, Jake says:  “This year was the perfect storm.  It came from Diamond’s benchmarks raising and some new distributors edging onto the scene in response, then culminated with some wonky UPS holidays that meant Diamond would skip a week of shipping in December…  [Diamond] tends to overshadow a lot of other great work that’s out there. This year is special in that we get to have that work, for however brief a time, take a front seat.”

Ultraist Studios answered the call to action, by using ICBW 2009 as a platform to launch SPY GUY #1 into the direct market.  As of today, over 500 comics have been shipped out to stores across the USA.  For a complete list of ICBW friendly comic book shops, click here.

To take a look at all the other comic book creators that are participating in ICBW 2009 click here.

Thanks to everyone who has come together to make this event happen.  Personally, I’m excited to see how this all unfolds.

December 13, 2009

SPY GUY #1 – Haven Staff Pick!

Filed under: Announcements,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 12:34 pm

Haven Distribution has just released their fall catalog, and low and behold; SPY GUY #1 received their STAFF PICK! Click the image below to launch the catalog and flip to page 97:

In fact just yesterday, I received an e-mail from Lance Stahlberg saying some very nice things.
Thank you Haven.

I think Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca said it best:

November 10, 2009

Haven Distributors Team Up

Filed under: Announcements,Comics — M Kitchen @ 4:29 pm

www.havendistro.com

Breaking News:  Ultraist Studios is proud to announce the team up with Haven Distributors to bring you SPY GUY (as well as all the one-shot back issues).  Stay tuned for more information.

Update:  To order SPY GUY through Haven Distributors, simply go to havendistro.com and you can browse the online catalog by using the ID: guest + Password: guest. Retailers can place an order by calling 1-877-HAVEN-50 (1-877-428-3650) or faxing 866-561-6280 or filing out the contact form here.

October 27, 2009

Conspiracy Comics – East Store

Filed under: Announcements — M Kitchen @ 3:25 pm

Hey folks! Quick note to let you know that SPY GUY #1 can now be found at CONSPIRACY COMICS – EAST in Oakville, Ontario Canada.

East Store
233 Cross Avenue
Oakville, ON
905-339-4545

If you’re in the area, drop by and check them out.
Tell them the SPY GUY sent you.

*UPDATE* Sources tell us that ALL 4 locations of Conspiracy Comics now have copies of SPY GUY! Find the store nearest you here.

September 27, 2009

Word On The Street

Filed under: Announcements,Conventions — M Kitchen @ 7:18 am

Photo by Blair Kitchen

Word On The Street is TODAY!
Bring your umbrella and check out Ultraist Studios and Possum Press at booth MM19.
We have new comics, free sketches and BUTTONS!

*UPDATE* I probably won’t get around to posting pics from the show, so instead, why not head over to POSSUM PRESS and read Blair’s report, and see some sketches and pictures!

*UPDATE 2* The Urban Firefly wrote a Word On The Street report featuring SPY GUY and THE POSSUM. Very cool. You can read it here.

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