Friday, February 15, 2013

February Obsidian Update

Don’t know if you guys have noticed at all, but the logo for Obsidian Studios is changed yet again! That means with this year, and the changes that I have implemented, there will be a new comic logo, and other stuff as well that will be new. With these changes, I wanted to put up a new blog update about the current changes within Obsidian Studios and the changes that will be coming about really soon.
Right now, The Swaggernauts is in high gear, and the third page of the book is up today, and will be continuing to be going up every Friday! The book has gotten good response as far as the look is concerned. Folks like the polished and ‘clean’ look to the book. The promotions for it are going at a steady pace as well. The Swaggernaut t-shirt line based on the comics is also in full swing as well. Thus far I have been able to sell a total of 20 shirts. This is on the local level so I think that this is a good thing. The next step is to do a full blown marketing campaign after the fourth page is up and really work on getting the word out about the comic.

Until then I will be inking more pages, and drawing more pages until the end of the project. I’m anticipating big things happening with this book, and I know for a fact that 2013 is indeed the year of the Swaggernauts. To keep up with all things Swaggernauts, be sure to follow the Facebook page, as well as the Instagram page, and their Twitter. All of these will be updated, and revamped. The Swaggernauts themselves will be operating these social media outlets and letting you all in on their lives here on Earth.
On another note, I went to the comic shop today, and picked up a copy of a book that’s supposed purpose is to talk about creator owned comics and things of that nature. After reading the book and giving it a shot in my subscription box, I came to the conclusion that there was not a REAL magazine that was a source and haven for independent comic artists to shine and show off their works. I felt that I needed to do something about this, and with the encouragement of my fellows at my comic shop, I have decided that I will be putting together a magazine that will be dedicated to the comic creators, and their fans. As well as those that want to join those ranks. The name of the magazine has yet to be named, but more will be revealed about this venture in time.

For now, this is all I have for you. I appreciate the loyal base that I have here, whether you are following the blog, or just remember to stop by on a regular basis, I appreciate the patience and understanding. This year, I plan on doing a better job with keeping up with these blogs, and making things interesting for you all. Until next time folks, talk with you soon! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Swaggernaut T-Shirts Available for Sale!

Hey guys, it's Ian Walker here. I just wanted to take some time to update more information here on the blog to let you all know about the line of t-shirts that I am coming out with in relation to my webcomic project The Swaggernauts.

Swaggernauts is an all ages book, but not all are too into comics. But no one is too old enough for fashion. I created a unique and simple line of t-shirts for Men, Women and Kids that is cool and fun. Also these will be able to spread the word about the comic as well. These t-shirts are not your cheap run of the mill 4.99 a shirt cheap copy shirt that will turn into a dust rag in 3 months. These are high quality t-shirts that can be worn for a variety of occasions. I look forward to getting these out to you guys and in your hands. There is a flat charge per t-shirt of $30 for adults, and $22 for kids large. Let me know what you think of this line.

To order your t-shirt, please click on the link The Swaggernauts Online Store to go to the storefront and get yours! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and let me know! Below are some shots of the t-shirts. Please enjoy!

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Swaggernauts Land in 10 days

Hey everyone, just wanted to send out an update about the Swaggernauts project. There is a lot of amazing progress going on right now, and I am proud to say that the webcomic is ready to go live, and we have a release date for the webcomic! The comic will be released on various websites to try and get it seen by as many people as possible. A special thanks to Dallas Hoisington who allowed me to have some space on his site to publish my webcomic. His stuff can be seen over at

Here take a look at a few pics of the process that I am doing for the comic book. The amazing work is being done by myself and my amazing colorist Steven Lisefski out in New Jersey. I can't wait to finish this incredible project with him. I'm having so much fun with this book and finally a huge accomplishment for me as a comic book artist as this is my very first official and full project.

I can't wait to see what you guys think of the comic and the first issue that you will see all online! Talk to you folks really soon!