Have you seen the new shirts yet? If not, why not?! Red Handed Studios just got a runner-up nod in the recent Kablam T-shirt contest with the truly awesome Dynagirl shirt!
That shirt, and several other really cool designs are now available for sale over in our Indyplanet store! These are high quality shirts folks, and they’re really comfy, so grab em up now! We’ll have more shirts coming out periodically as time allows, so keep on the lookout! Psst! We also have some kick ass comics over there for sale too!
First off, check this out!
Cool, huh? That’s Scottie Watson and Troy Boyle! I think you’ll be seeing some more of these two here very soon around these parts!
Next, have you heard the latest news? As we have begun to grow things around here, we’ve added another sub-site to the Red Handed stable of websites! This time Dead Reckoning is breaking out with a website of its very own, and doing it in fine fashion! Get on over to the Dead Reckoning site and check it out! That’s where you’ll find all the most up to date news and links for Dead Reckoning. We’ll be adding a gallery here soon, sprucing the place up with some crazy custom graphics, and generally making it just as cool as the rest of our sites. That’s also the place you’ll find a free ten page intro story to the Dead Reckoning universe, and our main character Ellabeth Parker! This thing tosses you right into the story and gets things going at hyperspeed, so you don’t want to miss it!
If you were paying attention you’ll remember just a few days ago when I showed you the inked piece Scottie Ray Watson did up starring Dead Reckoning’s EB Parker. It was totally hot in black and white, but now we have it for you in color! And even cooler than that, we have it in TWO versions! The first is by Dynagirl cover colorist and international man of mystery, SPLASH!
WOO! That’s just scary cool right there! Next up a totally different yet still kick ass version by the multi-talented and all around good egg, Troy Boyle!
Yikes! Isn’t it amazing how cool both versions are and yet how vastly different at the same time? Talk about a study in the use of color! A huge thanks and well done to both of these guys! You’ll see SPLASH! as he continues rocking our covers on Dynagirl over at the Dynagirl Website. Troy, on the other hand, is going to be doing some work for us here at Red Handed here very shortly, even if we have to add something just for him!
Have a great week out there folks, more to come shortly!
Yes, I realize we’re a full two weeks into the new year, but hey, better late than never! Plus I came armed with artwork, so cut me some slack!
Where to start…Dead Reckoning is kicking ass! We’ve got two stellar versions of the cover, and Scottie is sending me crazy new art on almost a daily basis! When we get this graphic novel done people are gonna lose their minds! Check out the first version by Dynagirl cover artist and all around man of mystery, SPLASH!
HOT, right? SPLASH really nailed it I thought, capturing the sci fi feel, plus just nailing the various cover elements. The dude is a deft hand at this stuff, believe me.
Not to be outdone, the beautiful and talented Carly Spade turned in her version this week:
That’s just SICK! Check out how vastly different it is from version one, and yet how cool in its own right! I like the almost dirty feel it has to it, bringing back a feeling of the old spaghetti western flicks I used to watch as a kid. It still has the sci fi feel to it as well, which I think really brings it home.
And remember when I said Scottie has been sending me new art? hehe
Ouch. Now consider she’s holding a still beating heart in her left hand. How sexy is she now?
And what else? How about Dynagirl? Have you been keeping up with the series? We’re already digging into issue 4 at this point, we’ve got some crazy action going on, and we’re building a world every single week. Come check it out! The latest and greatest stuff coming off the amazing pencils of Harold Edge is…Jungle Dynagirl!
It’s funny really, because I just got off the phone after a deeply interesting conversation that will, if it bears fruit, completely alter things as we know them around here. To say changes are coming would be putting it very lightly folks, so hang in there and hold on tight, because Red Handed is about to do some things that will blow your minds!
Meantime, are you a fan of podcasts? If you aren’t, get out from under that rock you’re living under and start listening to this great stuff! Comic Related has an excellent array of podcasts which offer something for just about everyone. The one you REALLY want to listen to is Zone 4. Those guys are just crazy! I know them pretty well, and not only are they really good people, but they have some really interesting stuff on the show. right now there’s even a trivia contest going on where you can win some kick ass prizes! So yeah, get over there, subscribe, and start enjoying you some Zone 4!
Yeah, that just happened! Dead Reckoning is upon us folks! The intro story is wrapping inks and is headed to colors as we speak! With art by Scottie Ray Watson, inks by Peter Palmiotti and Mark Kidwell, and colors by Carly Spade and SPLASH!, this thing is gonna be mind-blowing! I just wrapped the script for the full length graphic novel that follows on the heels of the intro, and we’ll have some very exciting news to report on additions to the creative team as we finalize some details here in the very near future! For more info on this exciting series of graphic novels go HERE!
I’ve heard tell that change is good. I can at least agree that it CAN be good, but I’ve never been a big fan of change simply for the sake of change. I think if something works, you leave it the hell alone. If, however, you can effect change and make something that already works work better…then hell yeah.
And so we have. Monday saw the debut of Fallen Justice as a webcomic on Comic Related. You’ll have to head over there for the whys and the wherefores, but don’t think for a second that this in any way means we’re faltering in our belief or our brand. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Releasing Fallen Justice as a webcomic is all about getting the word out to as many people as possible. We’re looking to not only succeed in traditional distribution mediums but change the dynamic of up and coming distribution as well by putting Fallen Justice everywhere we possibly can. In the coming months you’re going to see the release of iPhone aps, Droid aps, iPad aps, and all sorts of other versions, all to bring Fallen Justice to every single person we can, no matter what platform they choose to view it on. This is just the first step.
The coolest part about the Comic Related webcomic version is we’re adding extensive annotations to every single page. We’re rocking behind the scenes production notes like you don’t see anywhere else, and it’s going to be a hell of a run, so check it out! We’re updating on Mondays and Wednesdays every week till the series is complete!
When you’re done getting your weekly Fallen Justice fix, head on over to Dynagirl for our regularly scheduled Tuesday and Thursday updates! That’s four straight days every single week of Red Handed Studios goodness! And don’t forget, you can get the entire Fallen Justice series right now in the Fallen Justice Collected Edition, directly from Red Handed Studios.
Just a quick tease of our newest book, Dead Reckoning! I figured since I’ve been getting such great artwork to look at, I’d share!
We got word today that we’ve been nominated for not one but TWO Champion City awards! Fallen Justice has been nominated for Best Indie Limited Series/One-Shot and Red Handed Studios caught a nod for Best Indie Publisher! Woo! Looking at the other folks in the running I can easily say it’s a huge honor to be nominated without a doubt! We’ll be in attendance at the CCC to see who wins and get the newly released Fallen Justice Collected Edition out there and in the hands of the fans who have supported us so heavily since we started the series run last year. This one is an event not to be missed folks! See you there!
That’s right folks, the wait is over! We received the books today and they are simply GORGEOUS! From the special wrap around cover by Harold Edge, to the incredibly vibrant colors, and back again, this one is gonna be a bit hit, no doubt about it. Get it now, via the RHS store, before they’re sold out and you end up waiting for the next print run! At $19.99 for 208 pages of ass kicking content, this is one deal you can’t pass up! Read the complete Fallen Justice series, and get all the special features now!
So the last 24-48 hours have been a whirlwind of activity around the Red Handed Studios compound as my wife Victoria and I have been welcoming the newest addition to our family into the world! Logan Wayne Kent Kelley was born at 4:49 pm on 7/26/2010, weighed in at 8 pounds 6 ounces, and measured out at 20 inches! The kid’s a big un! Both Logan and his momma are in great health and spirits and we’ll most likely get to go home tomorrow morning after the last of his tests are conducted. He’s a cute kid, and count on seeing him a lot in the years to come as we hit various conventions around the country! Welcome to the world little sprout!