Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Drop Target Omnibus Kickstarter is LIVE!

The Drop Target Omnibus Kickstarter is live!  Follow the link above to get all the details about this new book that collects all seven issues of Drop Target zine and adds in 100+ pages of new content!

Thanks in advance to everyone for helping us spread the word about this project!!!

Update #1 - We did it! 100% funded in 9.5 hours!!?!
Update #2 - Designing the Original Drop Target Issues
Update #3 - Drop Target Omnibus Cover Design!
Update #4 - Contributor Spotlights!
Update #5 - Blurb Spotlights!

We will be using the Kickstarter page for all updates on this project from now on.  Posts will be public until the campaign ends on December 1st.  At that point all updates will be private for backers only.  If you don't want the book, but want the updates, we created a $1 tier to let people in behind the curtain.  Join us!  It's going to be fun.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Drop Target Omnibus Kickstarter launches TOMORROW!

The Drop Target Omnibus Kickstarter launches tomorrow!  Check back here for a link to the campaign!

Wednesday November 1st at 10am PT / 11am MT / Noon CT / 1pm ET.

When I was filming my segments of our Kickstarter video, I realized I didn't have any cool pinball stuff behind me (like Jon does in his segments!).  So I grabbed a bunch of pinball books and stood them up on my shelf.  Maybe someday someone will grab a copy of the Drop Target Omnibus out of their pinball library, to help set up a similar backdrop!

Thanks in advance for helping us spread the word about the campaign!

(P.S. Happy Halloween!!!)

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Drop Target Omnibus Kickstarter has been approved!

The Drop Target Omnibus Kickstarter has been approved!  We will be launching it this Wednesday, November 1st at 10:00 am Pacific / 11:00 am Mountain / Noon Central / 1:00 pm Eastern.

Please check back here for a link to the campaign, and thanks in advance for helping us spread the word!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Drop Target Omnibus Kickstarter... submitted!

Well, we finished up our video, created our page, set all our reward tiers, and did everything else we need to do to submit our Drop Target Omnibus campaign to Kickstarter!  Now we just have to wait for their feedback and (hopefully!) approval.  If all goes well, we're planning to launch the book on Wednesday, November 1st!  Mark your calendars!!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Drop Target Omnibus Kickstarter Video WIP

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Jon and I have been working on the video for our Drop Target Omnibus Kickstarter, which will hopefully launch on November 1st!  We'll post more info about it here on our blog, but in the meantime, mark your calendars and tell your pinball friends!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Drop Target Omnibus Covers!

Here are the covers (not yet 100% completed!) for the forthcoming Drop Target Omnibus.

Look for a Kickstarter campaign to fund the initial printing of this book in late October / early November!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Drop Target Omnibus Spine!

Jon and I got the first proof back of the forthcoming Drop Target Omnibus!  It currently weighs in at 536 pages!  It'll reprint all seven issues and collect 100+ pages of new content.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jon Chad: Professional Pinball Artist!

When Jon and I first decided to start a pinball zine, one of the first ideas that we agreed had to be in the zine was our own "Dream Machines."  We each drew a dream machine for every issue of Drop Target.  For me, these were incredibly difficult drawings and I had to base all of my designs on pre-existing pinball machines, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to figure out how things worked.

Jon, on the other hand, seemed to knock out dream machines with ease, drawing his much smaller and more quickly than I could, and with far more inventive uses of the pinball medium.  Jon is one of those cartoonists who has a strong, unique style that is instantly recognizable and he can draw anything.  He is in a league all his own.

It therefore came as no surprise to me, that Jon recently crossed the line from dreams into reality, when he drew the actual art for a real pinball machine, The Jetsons, which will be released soon by Spooky Pinball.  Below are some photos of the game, which were released recently.  JON DREW ALL OF THAT STUFF!

I guess dreams really do come true!  ;)  Below is a gameplay video that went up on YouTube recently.  I can't wait to play this thing someday, and see all of that gorgeous art up close.  I am so proud of Jon.

Jon is going to draw a comic about his experience creating the art for this real pinball machine, which will be included in the DROP TARGET OMNIBUS book, which should be out later this year.  But more on that later.....