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Hey all! If you didn't know, Arcana Comics is having a sale on their store... Just use code "ARCANAWINTER" at checkout to receive 25% off! I have one book out now and four available for pre-order using the code. Pick up a copy... Support indie books!

The Book - arcana.com/store.php?item=478
Champions of the Wild Weird West - arcana.com/store.php?item=495
Deadly Harvest - arcana.com/store.php?item=493
The Evil Tree - arcana.com/store.php?item=471
SideShows - arcana.com/store.php?item=416

Thanks!!! Hard at work finishing all of these up. I am looking forward to showing off more to all of you!!!
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So, if you didn't know, I'm the VP of Promotions and Marketing for Arcana Comics now... Carpet Bomb Comics is still around, but all of the projects we had in the works, pretty much, are now over at Arcana. We met in person at SDCC last year (after months of working on things and talking) and after, they asked me to step up in their org... A LOT of amazing things happening there including some of my releases!!!

SideShows is coming out, debuting at SDCC and will have mass distribution after that. You can check out the cover in my deviations and you can rest assured that as we get closer to it being released, you'll be seeing a LOT more of it! It's a fun romp through 1950's Vegas through the eyes of some former Circus performers... I'll leave it at that.

Others coming?
The Evil Tree
The Insomniac
The Book
Champions of the Wild Weird West
Deadly Harvest

and plenty more!

Enjoy!
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Well, it has been quite a long time since I've posted a journal entry on here. Sorry about that. For those of you who don't know already, Faction actually won Small Press Idol 2009, so we have a four issue deal. Thanks to all for the support! We're hard at work on issue 1, but issue 0 is still available for sale through dimestoredistro.com, just look up Faction 0 when you get there.

In other news, I've joined forces with several other creators to form Carpet Bomb Comics. It's basically a place where we can share our ideas and will include info on projects, some web comics, blogs, etc... All around, it should be great!

That's it for now!

Thanks,
Erik Hendrix
erik@carpetbombcomics.com <-- Email
Co-Founder Carpet Bomb Comics
www.carpetbombcomics.com <-- Carpet Bomb Comics
www.carpetbombcomics.com/thela… <-- Blog
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Hey all! If you didn't know, Faction is in Round 4 of Small Press Idol right now and there are just a couple of weeks left. The only way we're going to win is by selling copies of our zero issue. The synopsis for the book and sample pages are posted below... If you have any questions, please email erik@beardedladyonline.com.

HOW TO PURCHASE A COPY - Order direct through Dimestore Distro... Print version is $3.50 / PDF is $2.00.
a. PRINT COPY -  www.dimestoredistro.com/factio…
b. PDF DOWNLOAD - www.dimestoredistro.com/factio…

RETAILERS - Order through Haven or DimeStoreDistro.com.

FACTION
The year is 2025 and the worlds' governments are focused on eradicating the escalating terrorist threat in the Middle East secretly supported by the demonic Den Malignity. This effort has left Master Sergeant Acker Kinney, a Special Ops Medic, scarred and short an arm, forever changed.

When Acker is attacked by a demonic minion while recovering from his wounds in a military hospital, he is saved by Knights from the Society of the Enlightened. Soon he will be one of them; men and women blessed by God with countless lifetimes of knowledge and rediscovered powers.

The Society and the Den Malignity, enemies in an eternal struggle, must react when other factions, long thought banished or destroyed, rise to reclaim what was theirs. The Society and its knights must determine in this changed landscape who their allies and enemies are as factions vie for a stake in the world's destiny.

The schemes of gods, the desires of demons, the powers of nature, myth, and the supernatural – all set forth to control a world the Society has sworn to protect. This is Faction.

CHECK OUT SAMPLE PAGES!
www.geocities.com/thelastbard/…
www.geocities.com/thelastbard/…
www.geocities.com/thelastbard/…
www.geocities.com/thelastbard/…

REVIEWS
forums.projectfanboy.com/showt…
herospy.com/2009/faction-0-rev…
makeitsomarketing.tripod.com/p…
interestingfodder.typepad.com/…
siskoid.blogspot.com/2009/08/s…
www.comixtreme.com/forums/show…
comicrelated.com/news/2676/fac…
liambradley.wordpress.com/2009…
www.majorspoilers.com/archives… <-- more an FYI than review
fbombcast.wordpress.com/2009/0…
geeksyndicate.wordpress.com/20…
www.joesergi.net/2/post/2009/0…


thank you,
Erik Hendrix
Writer - Faction
erik@beardedladyonline.com
www.beardedladyonline.com
thelastbardsblog.blogspot.com
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Hi, I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know that my book, Faction, is on sale now. Below is how to pick up a copy.

Two formats are available, a $2 PDF download and a $3.50 paper copy.


FACTION

The year is 2025 and the worlds’ governments are focused on eradicating the escalating terrorist threat in the Middle East secretly supported by the demonic Den Malignity. This effort has left Master Sergeant Acker Kinney, a Special Ops Medic, scarred and short an arm, forever changed.

When Acker is attacked by a demonic minion while recovering from his wounds in a military hospital, he is saved by Knights from the Society of the Enlightened. Soon he will be one of them; men and women blessed by God with countless lifetimes of knowledge and rediscovered powers.

The Society and the Den Malignity, enemies in an eternal struggle, must react when other factions, long thought banished or destroyed, rise to reclaim what was theirs. The Society and its knights must determine in this changed landscape who their allies and enemies are as factions vie for a stake in the world’s destiny.

The schemes of gods, the desires of demons, the powers of nature, myth, and the supernatural – all set forth to control a world the Society has sworn to protect. This is Faction.

FANS - There are two ways for fans to get Faction Zero.
1. Order direct - www.dimestoredistro.com. Look up Faction, or item DSP-I09-F0. You can download for $2.00 or purchase the printed version for $3.50 plus postage BEFORE AUGUST 31st!
a. PRINT COPY -  www.dimestoredistro.com/factio…
b. PDF DOWNLOAD - www.dimestoredistro.com/factio…
2. Go to your local comic book store and give them the below retailer information, explaining that you want them to carry the book and, well, hopefully they will! Make sure they place their orders ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 31st!
RETAILERS - There are two ways to get copies to your store.
1. Order from Haven directly by going to www.havendistro.com, sign up, send a mail to Haven requesting to be set up as a retailer account, gather pre-orders from your store and then search for Faction to order. All orders must be turned in for Faction on or before AUGUST 31st! Issues will deliver in September.
2. Order from DimeStore directly by going to www.dimestoredistro.com, sign up, send an email to DimeStore requesting to be set up as a retailer account, gather pre-orders from your store and then search for Faction DSP-I09-F0. Issues will deliver in September.
a. PRINT COPY -  www.dimestoredistro.com/factio…

Please note, the order code DSP-I09-F0 is Case Sensitive DSP-I(letter)0(zero)9-F0(zero).

Writer – Erik Hendrix
Artist – Arnie Gordon
Colorist – Michael Nelsen

If you want to learn more about Faction, check out www.beardedladyonline.com/fact….
Any questions about ordering, Faction in general, etc, email erik@beardedladyonline.com.

Thank you very much!
Erik Hendrix
Writer - Faction
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Ok, this is the last day in Round 3 of Small Press Idol. If you still don't know what Faction is all about, check out my web site at www.geocities.com/thelastbard.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VOTE:
1. Sign up - www.dimestoreproductions.com/s… <-- The site does not spam, it just wants to verify you're a real person.
2. Sign in - www.dimestoreproductions.com
3. Go to - www.dimestoreproductions.com/f…
4. Click "Yes - As a fellow creator I support this" or "Yes - I am a fan and want to read more".
5. Click "Submit"

THANK YOU!!!
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Hey all! Alright, I've got a plea for you guys here. I'm currently in 2nd place but with the pace some of the other contestants are maintaining, I will not make it to Round 4, which would be devastating... Faction is the combination of a 15 year old notebook, a six month old idea, an imaginative writer, and an amazing artist… check out my blog if you want to see how great the artist's work is (I post his Faction work all over my blog – link at the bottom).

I implore you, please help to keep our dream alive… sign up, sign in, and vote… Just five days left in Round 3 after today. Round 4 is completely different and does not require all of this, well, voting. ;)

FACTION is our comic book and it tells the story of Acker Kinney, a former Marine who is drawn into the battle between the Society of the Enlightened and the demonic Den-Malignity. It's full of action, drama, and lots of interesting characters in my interpretation of how the world could be in 2025 based on some world-shattering events. There's a LOT more to it, but those are the basics.

Below are the instructions to vote for Faction:
1. Sign up - www.dimestoreproductions.com/s…
2. Sign in - www.dimestoreproductions.com
3. Go to - www.dimestoreproductions.com/f…, the Faction Round 3 Forum.
4. Click "Yes - As a fellow creator I support this" or "Yes - I am a fan and want to read more".
5. Click "Submit"
6. Vote daily through June 8th.

Thank you so much!
Erik Hendrix
thelastbard@yahoo.com
thelastbardsblog.blogspot.com
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Hey all! Just one week left in Round 3 of Small Press Idol 2009 over at DimeStoreProductions.com. My book, Faction, has been climbing the charts since it posted, but we still need your help to ensure our placement in Round 4. Please head over to the web site, sign up, and vote for Faction daily through June 8th.

1. Sign up - www.dimestoreproductions.com/s…
2. Sign in – www.dimestoreproductionc.com
3. Go to - www.dimestoreproductions.com/f…
4. Click "Yes - As a fellow creator I support this" or "Yes - I am a fan and want to read more".
5. Click "Submit"
6. Vote once per day thought June 8th!

Thank you,
Erik Hendrix
thelastbardsblog.blogspot.com
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Check out Faction in Small Press Idol 2009 over at DimeStoreProductions.com

1. Sign up -  www.dimestoreproductions.com/s…
2. Sign in
3. Go to - www.dimestoreproductions.com/f…
4. Click "Yes - As a fellow creator I support this" or "Yes - I am a fan and want to read more".
5. Click "Submit"
6. Vote once per day thought June 8th!

Thank you,
Erik Hendrix
thelastbardsblog.blogspot.com
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If you guys haven't been looking over there, a lot of things are happening over at DimeStoreProductions.com... Faction can really use your votes! Below are the instructions, but the bottom line is you just need to sign up, vote by posting a YES in the Faction Round 2 Forum, and go there daily to vote!

1. Sign up www.dimestoreproductions.com/s…
2. Go to www.dimestoreproductions.com/c…
3. Find Faction on the list of projects and click "VOTE FOR PROJECT" to the right of the title. This takes you into the Faction Round 2 Forum.
4. Click on the "Post Reply" button at the top right of the forum.
5. Vote by typing "Yes" in the box and click "Reply to Thread".
6. You can once per day per project until April 30th.

Note: Any log on issues, please email ian@dimestoreproductions.com. If you signed up, but didn't get an activation mail, for example, email Ian@dimestoreproductions.com.

Thanks!!! If you want to read more about Faction, go over to my blog ~ thelastbardsblog.blogspot.com
Erik
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If you haven't signed up yet over at the DimeStore site, please do so... tell your friends, tell your enemies, just tell people. :) Faction needs the votes.

I appreciate the eyes and ears watching the project and look forward to the grand unveil in just a few days. Once again I wanted to throw out a few links to everyone so you know A) How to sign up, B) Where to sign up, and C) Where to go to vote starting on Wednesday, April 1st.

a. How to sign up - The process itself is very easy, but I created a little process on my personal web site to show you how. You can download it at ~ www.geocities.com/thelastbard/…

b. Where to sign up - You can go to the DimeStore Productions web site and click on the link at the top left of the screen that shows sign in or sign up... no big deal there or to link directly to the sign in area, you can go to ~ www.dimestoreproductions.com/s… .. Please keep in mind that they ask for address information and stuff, but that's just because it ties to their store, too, so if you end up ordering anything, it's in their system. They will not bill, smam, or harrass you for anything unless YOU decide you want to buy something.

c. Where to go to vote starting on Wednesday April 1st ~ If you go to the DimeStore productions web site, there's a button for Idol on the left hand side. When you're in there, just scroll down to the "Round 2" area. Your other option is just to go to ~ www.dimestoreproductions.com/c… ... Once you are there, you will see a list of projects in alphabetical order... Just scroll down to "Faction" and on the right side (column 4). there is a link to vote for the project. Note: The link will not be active until April 1st. You have to be signed up on the site to be able to vote so they know you're a real person.

Thank you,
Erik Hendrix
thelastbardsblog.blogspot.com
lastbard.deviantart.com
www.dimestoreproductions.com/c… <-- Faction project site on DimeStore site.
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SPI 2009's round 1 is just about over, so round 2 is just in a couple of weeks... Sign up on the site so you can vote for your favorite projects! Hopefully, of course, that project is Faction!
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If you didn't already know, I'm taking part in Small Press Idol 2009, which is really an entertaining experience so far! It's kind of like the American Idol of comic books having to do with the whole product, not just an artist or a writer. Round 1 is going on right now, so if you're interested, you can still join in the fun (links are below). If you don't want to join in the fun, go check out the competition this year, it looks to be really stiff!  KT Gravatt and I are working together to get "Faction" published and we just got voted through to round 2 today, all three judges voted "yes". They had some things to say about the project, but nothing that can't be fixed. So go over and check it out!

If you make it through round 1, your "0" issue will get published as part of an anthology. If you make it through to round 4, your "0" issue gets published by itself. If you win the whole contest, you get a four issue mini-series published and prize money (a pot and then the majority of sales of the book less production costs and 10% I believe).

SPI Site: www.dimestoreproductions.com/c…
Faction Project Site: www.dimestoreproductions.com/c…
Faction Forum: www.dimestoreproductions.com/f…
SPI Forum (you have to join to post): www.dimestoreproductions.com/f…
SPI Judging forum (where they get voted on): www.dimestoreproductions.com/f…

thanks,
Erik
thelastbard@yahoo.com
thelastbardsblog.blogspot.com
lastbard.deviantart.com
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So I dug up my old journals, the ones with stories and the ones with poetry... As a result, I'm posting some of them on here to share with everyone. I'm 33 now, so a lot of these things are from a more turbulent time in my life, or at least in my brain. My mind is always wandering, so I particularly enjoy writing free-form. In fact, I use the same methodology for stories. I brainstorm in a way to get ideas out ~ plot, places, dialogue, etc, and then when I go back to it, I sort and work to get it into the proper format. This keeps me from losing any ideas, no matter how small, which can be built upon.
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Well, since some people asked, I posted a sample script I wrote for Avatar on my blog... thelastbardsblog.blogspot.com/

Check it out and let me know your thoughts.
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