Ultraist Studios Blog Journal thoughts, musings and other rambling…

July 20, 2010

San Diego Comic Con 2010

Filed under: Announcements,Conventions,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 11:55 am

The week we embark on a historic mission. Ultraist Studios and Possum Press are sending the Kitchen Brothers for the first time ever to San Diego Comic Con, the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world!

We’ll be bringing along all of our comics to date, along with some postcards:

glow-in-the-dark t-shirts:

weather-proof vinyl stickers:

and buttons (you’ll have to see those in person).

Swing by our booth to say “hi” at table K05 in the Small Press section.

Hope to see you there!

June 24, 2010

SPY GUY & THE POSSUM vs. Wondercon 2010

Filed under: Conventions,Video — M Kitchen @ 1:10 am

Check it out. Blair got our Wondercon footage edited together and uploaded for world wide broadcast!

part 1.

part 2.

June 17, 2010

Indie Spinner Rack 176

Filed under: Announcements,Audio,Conventions — M Kitchen @ 3:14 pm

Charlito and Mr. Phil over at Indie Spinner Rack have just posted their latest episode Issue #176 that contains our MoCCA 2010 interview at 39:39 into the show.


Thanks guys!

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.

April 17, 2010

SPY GUY vs. MoCCA 2010

Filed under: Comics,Conventions,Video — M Kitchen @ 6:58 am

Take a look at this Ultraist TV special coverage of the MoCCA Festival in New York City, 2010.  See how many familiar faces and favorite indie comics you can spot!

This is the loot that was traded on Sunday.

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.

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.

September 21, 2009

Electric Playground Interview

Filed under: Announcements,Conventions,Spy Guy,Video — M Kitchen @ 1:41 pm

Episode 259

August 31, 2009

FAN EXPO 2009 – Success!

Filed under: Conventions,Photos,Sketches,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 5:47 pm

Friday came around… no comics.  When I checked online and saw that the expected “over-night” delivery was going to be Monday at 5:00 pm I got more than a little worried.  Erika did some detective work while I was at the con, and managed to find out that the comics could be here between 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm on Saturday; a ray of hope!

So early morning Saturday I tracked the packages from Mirabel to Burlington, and intercepted the transport truck at the sorting station just before noon, grabbed my boxes of comics, and sped to the Fan Expo where Blair was manning the booth.  Talk about deja vu (nearly the same thing happened for the release of Spud & Harry #1).

Never the less, the comics arrived in time for FAN EXPO 2009, and the people couldn’t be happier (except for Christopher Miller who came by early on Friday… sorry Chris).

Both Deadpool and The Comedian agree that SPY GUY #1 is the best SPY GUY comic yet!

Speaking of celebrities, I managed to take these pics:

Linda Hamilton

Lou Ferrigno

Bruce Campbell

Now I REALLY wanted to get a pic of Spock, but unfortunately wasn’t able to… I missed him and Captain Kirk back in 2006 as well…  oh well.  Maybe next time.

And what would a comic con be without FREE SKETCHES!?
Here are some of my favorites:

Black Widow vs. SPY-Derman

Spy Guy vs. Fazeman

Dark Possum vs. Dark Spy Guy
(The un-expected concept of this one is one of my favorites since Spy-Mite! And the idea never would have existed if it wasn’t for doing these sketches.  It’s great exercise in creativity.  I’d really like to colour this one).

Spy Guy vs. The Possum
(These team-up sketches are always fun to do.  Especially trying to mix it up by fitting in a gag that wasn’t expected.)

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…

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