kougazgurl asked: Hey, we met at comicon! I'm the one who made the references. And sailor moon, that was a thing that happened. I love your pixel work! Jack Skellington and Luffy tho, wow. You go dude.
I aim to please with my 8 Bitty goodness! It was QUITE pleasure meeting you guys and I look forward to more antics soon!
I think the Robin is just a placeholder for the moment (I DEFINITELY want to add him to the Great Revisionist Project!), but this set of Young Justice characters has been LOOOOOONG overdue! (Sorry for the wait, Caleb!!!)
I’m at C2E2 (Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo) this weekend at Table N8! Come see me, take the 8 bit challenge and get a print or two — like this WALKING DEAD set which premieres this weekend!!!
This is a special piece going out to MLPGamer — HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
I wish I had more time to get into other characters, but I PROMISE I’ll return to more of these just as soon as I can!
Doing some catching up on my Etsy pieces (just got three more to finish!) and a couple of requests that I’ve gotten. Hope you like ‘em!!
Dr. Who print
Power Rangers print
Quantum and Woody (and Goat)
A bit of a photo dump! But…YAY — 8 BITS!!!!
C-3PO (Yeah, I’ve had R2 for a while…)
Dalek and The Silence (for all my Dr. Who fans!!!)
Orko (a Masters of the Universe set IS COMING!!!!)
Space Ghost — of course I did!!! :D
SMALL-PRESS PUBLISHER FIGHTS FUNDERS OVER “U CRE-8 COMICS” “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” —- Mark Twain. A tried and true parable of passion and perseverance, this timeless quote is about to become my life’s mantra as I move forward with my intent to file an injunction against Doug Duncan and Donald Lanouette over the name of their soon-to-launch comapny, “Ucreate Comics.” It’s a brilliant name, to be sure — especially for their proposed business intent (a vote-oriented venture capitalist fund for comic book properties), but it rings far too close to my own “U Cre-8 Comics,” a programming/product line I’ve been running for the past three years.
U Cre-8 Comics is education-based, using the comic book form as a backdrop to support classroom fundamentals like reading comprehension, vocabulary building, creative writing, arithmetic and more. The lines official, public release came in 2011 as a part of the Columbus Metropolitan/Southwest Public Library’s Summer Reading Club with the U Cre-8 Comics: Character Crafter workbook, opening to 27branch presentations that summer and 2 more that fall. The line has been expanded to include nearly 10 more products, each one designed to encourage exploration and entertainment through a particular aspect of comic book creation. Programming has been developed and utilized under the U Cre-8 name, where students can get to know the creative process behind comics, as well as using some of comics’ greatest creations to provide social commentary discussions about acceptance, commitment, diligence and more.
The U Cre-8 Comics: Character Crafter, (which charges users to create their own custom comic book characters, complete with costume design and origin story) has been been used extensively in classrooms throughout Central Ohio, by forward-thinking teachers, who find the U Cre-8 Comics line as an exciting approach to engage their students. It’s also become a highly demanded workshop/panel at multiple comic book conventions, particularly in the Mid-West/East Coast regions, with repeat performances at Derby City Comic Con (Lexingtong, KY), Champion City Comic Con (Springfield, OH), Kokomo-Con (Kokomo, IN), Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (Chicago, IL) and New York Comic Con (New York, NY). This year, it’s been slated to premiere at three Wizard World shows (Philadelphia, Ohio and Nashville) and talks have begun to bring it to the East Coast Black Age Comic Con in Philadelphia this May. At C2E2 this year, we will also be launching our newest workbook, U Cre-8 Comics: United Superheroes of America (where students will conduct research about one of the fifty states and build a superhero from the information they attain) as a feature of the weekend-long Kids Events.
As a fulltime, small press publisher, the U Cre-8 line represents a HUGE crux of my financial livelihood. I’ve worked incredibly hard to to make it such a viable success and I can’t allow another organization to infringe on its name. I’m well aware of the potential battle this injunction could erupt into, especially considering the financial backing of my opposition (they boast having a million dollar fund!) and the celebrity support they’ve secured (Neal Adams and Kevin Smith). But, the work I’ve accomplished so far deserves no less than a fight to the finish to keep the U Cre-8 name alive and thriving. So far, my attempts to address this matter have yet to yield any results, making my intent to file not only practical, but necessary. Still, I’m confident this matter can be worked out for the best for all involved.
Stay tuned to www.vantageinhouse.blogspot.com for updates as the situation progresses.
I think people are cooling off on The Avengers 8 Bit Challenge sets — I got what equated to a few sad faces for the selections at a recent show. So I decided to NIX those prints and come up with a BRAND NEW SET! Inspired by the upcoming Iron Man 3 (Marvel Studios), this batch is order specific — with only THE BEST pieces going to players who are in it for the long haul! Do you dare to play — CAN YOU HANDLE YO’ BIT-NESS??! (Lol)
Had some GREAT fun at the Lexington Comic & Toy Fair this past weekend — so much, I had to bust these 4 designs out in honor of some of the other guests and fans!!
From Star Wars: Darth Vader
From Power Rangers: Bulk, Skull and Rita Repulsa
The VIP52 storm continues — this time, paying homage to DC Comics’ Green Lantern series! This one certainly ranks for me, because I busted out THREE new designs to complete it: Red Lantern leader, Atrocitus, Blue Lantern Saint Walker and the Purple Lantern wielding, Star Sapphire!
Get a print at my Etsy store TODAY!