White noise and black heat paralyze most sensation. The atmosphere feels dense. It’s the smoke. Smart smoke. It analyzes my suit’s elemental composition for resource reassignment along with the rest of the atoms on this moon. I’m next. No, I’m now! It’s pointless to run, but I run. My blood burns. The ground beneath me melts away. My feet join the harvest cloud. Thoughts melt. It all goes synesthetic. I hear the flavor of o-zone. I see the sound of plasma. I taste the heartbeat of circuits. Nothing moves. Everything disperses. Smoke rises.
I take a seat and order. “Whiskey. Neat.” My barstool ebbs and flows with the residual currents that have followed me in from the hotel pool. I was out there too long. The drink touches down neatly on a napkin before me and the hand of woman serving it lifts off from the glass like a dragonfly. “I peed in the pool today,” I hush. She admires my directness. I can tell. “Who hasn’t?” she flutters. I can hear the sound of sexually frustrated cicadas behind her teeth. I take a sip and move my bishop longways. “Excuse me, but you can’t do that kind of stuff in here,” she complains. So, I let go of my bishop and consider her queen. I want to further explain why I’m not wearing pants, but it’s not necessary. The urination and the whiskey have already covered that. I finish my drink and let the waters push me out to sea. “See you tomorrow, Captain,” she says. I wish she’d stop calling me that.
San Diego Comic Con International is this week and for the first time ever I, Eric Adams, and my glorious indie comic, LACKLUSTER WORLD, will be setup there. Find me in Small Press at table L-7.
Okay, so, yeah, maybe that’s not exciting in itself, but maybe this is…
EXCLUSIVE LACKLUSTER WORLD BOX SETS LIMITED EDITION of 10. (That’s ten!)
Each box set contains:
The complete series of Lackluster World (issues 1 through 7), bagged and boarded.
One original art commission. You choose the subject. (The example above is a lovely ink/marker rendering of Mr. Mittens.)
One t-shirt, any size, your choice: “Jesus & Talking Bear” or “Where Were You The Day You Died?”
The box itself. A premium quality gift box measuring 15″ x 9.5″ x 2″ with the LACKLUSTER WORLD logo emblazened upon it. The box comes in white or platinum. Since there’s only 10 of these sets, there’s only 5 of each color.
One Lackluster World coffee mug. It doesn’t actually fit in the box though. But, you wouldn’t want to keep it there since you’ll be using it at the office all the time anyway.
(Note that the Mr. Mittens plush is not part of the box set. That is a one-off. I just thought it made the photo composition a bit more interesting.)
Again, these are exclusive to San Diego Comic Con, however, if any remain I will make them available online. And, of course, I’ll have all the usual books, art and merchandise. I’ll draw you a sketch if you ask nicely enough too.
Hello, Internet. It’s been quite a while since this blog saw any activity. This blog will, in fact, soon be gone, soon to be replaced with a whole new Website Thing In-Progress. But, I still need to disseminate infos for things. So, here is an info for a thing.
S.P.A.C.E. is this weekend!
The above video is from 2010, but is excellent at expressing the kind of convention that S.P.A.C.E. is.
S.P.A.C.E. is the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo. I will be setup there as I am every year because it is my very favorite comic convention. You can find me at tables #99 and #100. That’s right! TWO TABLES! I’m doubling down. Here’s a floor plan:
Sharing my space will be mini-comics extraordinaire, Kris Lachowski. You might recall that he is the witty gentleman behind Euni the Unicorn, as well as other great comics under his Mean Goat Comics imprint. Kris invited me to do the cover art for Euni the Unicorn #2 and I graciously accepted. Here are the results:
Kris will have Euni the Unicorn #2 available at S.P.A.C.E. along with the rest of his comics work.
I will have the usual Lackluster World goods on hand. My big attraction still being the final issue ,which was released in September last year, but is new to the S.P.A.C.E. crowd. I’ll be doing sketches all weekend too. And although I’ve remained mum on the Internet about my new projects, I might open up about them more if you come ask me in person.
Anyway, please come to S.P.A.C.E. and not just for me. There are so many great, weird comics to be had.
I must be brief as I’m leaving for New York tomorrow and have much to do. The fine folks at ComicRelated.com are graciously supplying me with table space this year as their Resident Artist. I”ll have all the usual LACKLUSTER WORLD books and goods on hand as well as the brand friggin new series finale, LACKLUSTER WORLD #7!
We’re at tables D-10 through D-12 in the Artist Alley. I’ll be taking commissions too, so bring your sketch books.
September 15 (TONIGHT!) 9:00 EST I will be joining my old friend Adam Tally on his somewhat-new podcast IN THE TRENCHES to talk comickry ranging from production to promotion. You can listen in live and ask questions via the chatroom, but the show will be available for download afterwards too. Here’s the link:
Eric Adams is a writer, illustrator and designer, best known as the creator and self-publisher of the comic book series LACKLUSTER WORLD and a partner / creative director with the Cincinnati-based TURNSTYLE CREATIVE