Moon Over Bourbon Street

Moon Over Bourbon Street

Thursday, May 17, 2012

We Have Events!

This month has been just an absolute blessing.  The Battle Of Blood and Ink has been doing really well, and people have just been saying absolutely wonderful things about our city in the air.  Thanks so much to everyone who has picked up the book already, I'm really looking forward to talking to you all about it.  In keeping with the Blood and Ink steam engine as it chugs along, we have a bunch of events coming up.  The first is the book launch party that is happening at this year's BALTICON happening memorial day weekend (that's May 25th-27th), then on June 1st The Chris White Gallery in Wilmington DE is featuring artwork from The Battle Of Blood And Ink in a show titled Jamm-O which is running the entire Month of June!  Here is the very nifty flyer featuring work from yours truly:
More info regarding the opening as it gets closer, but how cool is that?  Finally, Jared and I will be doing a signing at Forbidden Planet NYC on Friday June 8th at 6:30 pm.  I'm really excited about this one as well, because mostly I love that store.  I've been going to that store since I was 12 and it's kind of a hoot to have a book on their shelves.  Check out this fantastic flyer the store put together:
These next few weeks are going to be very busy and very exciting and I hope to see you all there!

Friday, May 11, 2012

A week to remember

I really should be getting ready.  I've got to get out of here and head up to NYC today because one of my oldest friends is getting married, but I wanted to take a minute and talk about this amazing week I've just had.  The biggest news and the high point of my week, was The Battle Of Blood And Ink is finally out in the world, having been released this past Tuesday.  Jared and I are both absolutely thrilled and have already been bombarded with people sending us picks of their copies.  The thing I notice is how excited they all look.  That is a wonderful feeling when something you had a hand in making gives people genuine joy.  For myself it was beyond amazing to hold the book in my hand and by able to see it completed.  what really knocked my socks off was seeing the book out and about in stores!  A friend of Jared's, Laura Burns, sent this picture:
Seeing Blood And Ink on a shelf in such great company is wonderful.  Now begins another part of this and one I'm frankly looking forward to, seeing what other people think of the work.  we've had some very nice sentiments thrown our way by Sarah Hunter of Booklist who said:

"Axelrod and Walker use rich visual details of luxury and the street life to underscore just how divided the city really is. With a spunky, headstrong female lead and an abundance of steampunk touches—airships, ray guns, and printing presses—this original graphic novel hits all the right buttons . . . or should we say levers?"

I'm glad to see people are digging it and I can't wait to have conversations with people about it. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Finally, The Battle Of Blood and Ink is released today!  I can't tell you how happy I am with this book!

It's been an amazing experience from start to finish, and now that it is out there I look forward to hearing what everyone has to say.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Free Comic Book Day

Hey All,

Jared and I will be at Brooklyn Comics this Saturday May 5th for Free Comic Book Day.  Come on in and say hi!  We'll have previews of The Battle Of Blood and Ink plus some free mini comics, and I will be doing sketches.  Here's some more info for ya

Looking forward to seeing you there.  And please, Bring coffee!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

With The Battle of Blood And Ink less than a week away (!) Jared and I along with our esteemed publisher Tor Books, have prepared some lovely pre-book process and idea content.  The first is a very nice video by the uber talented J.R. Blackwell which can be seen here:
How The Battle Of Blood And Ink came about

The second is a very nice article written by Jared featuring some of my sketches and some pages from the book, which can all be seen here:
Information versus Ignorance The thoughts behind The Battle Of Blood And Ink

I hope you all enjoy these insights into our precious thought meats.  If you still haven't ordered the book yet it is available through amazon. com here:

The Battle Of Blood And Ink on Amazon