Here’s the logo for the first series of Tales of Avalon Comics called The Two Silver Ankhs. The black text will change color based on the background, except on Sketch Cover issues (available only at conventions).
For anyone wondering, here’s the rough outline for the production and release timeline for Tales of Avalon: The Two Silver Ankhs #1.
October 1 – New and Remastered Pages (as well as the image for the mini-posters) will be sent to the publisher.
October ? – Proofs will be mailed back to us before full printing ensues.
November ? – 20 Sketch Cover Comics and 30 Standard Cover Comics (and 50 mini-posters) will be mailed to us.
November 30 – The comics (and mini-posters) will arrive at Midwest FurFest.
December 1 – The comics become available for sale at Midwest FurFest.
December 5 – Left over comics will be sent back to us.
December ? – We start working on Tales of Avalon: The Two Silver Ankhs #2.
January 1 – The PDF version of Tales of Avalon: The Two Silver Ankhs #1 will be posted for free download on TalesofAvalon.com
February 1 – Tales of Avalon: The Two Silver Ankhs #1 pages will be posed on the site.
For everyone attending MFF, we are planning to have some Tales of Avalon merchandise at Betsy’s table. Here is the breakdown;
Hyenas are Coming Mini-Posters: For everyone who remembers, we did a fun little image of Runihura in the same pose as Eddard Stark while saying “Brace Yourselves, Hyenas are Coming.” There will be 50 of those available at Betsy’s table for $5.00/each.
A Song of Sand and Fire: The Two Silver Ankhs #1. Now for the news you’ve all been waiting for! First things first though. DEPENDING ON THE PRINTING COMPANY, we SHOULD have 50 copies of the first issue of the Tales of Avalon comic book. (For simplicity’s sake, we’re just going to use the section title, since The Tales of Avalon: A Song of Sand and Fire: The Two Silver Ankhs #1 is a bit of a mouthful). There should be the following;
20 Sketch Cover Issues. These issues are specifically designed so you can have someone draw on the cover! That means you can pay Betsy to doodle something on the Comic’s cover making it completely personalized TO YOU! These will be available for purchase at $7.50/each. Due to the very limited quantity, we respectfully ask you only purchase one copy. If you are unable to attend the convention and would like a Sketch Cover Issue, please email us at email@example.com and we will try to accommodate you as best we can.
30 Standard Cover Issues. These issues are just the standard ones with the normal cover page rather than the Sketch Cover. They’ll be available for $4.50/each. Due to the very limited quantity, we respectfully ask you only purchase one copy. If you are unable to attend the convention and would like a Standard Cover Issue, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to accommodate you as best we can.
To reiterate: THIS IS THE TENTATIVE PLAN AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. SHOULD THERE BE ANY ISSUES, WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE CUSTOMERS TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITIES, TO INCLUDE REFUNDS.
We have a tentative release date for the first issue of the Tales of Avalon Digital Comic. It will tentatively be available on-line through our website for digital download in PDF format around the Second Week of December, just in time for Christmas! But that’s not all!
We are hoping to have a few limited edition, Sketch Cover, hard copies of the comic available at Midwest FurFest in Chicago, Illinois, USA from December 1-4, 2016. What is a sketch cover? Basically… it’s a blank cover with the logo that Betsy can draw on! It’s your own, personalized cover from the actual comic artist!
We’re also working on getting some other merchandise ready for Midwest FurFest, namely some 11 x 17 mini posters. Again, these would be limited in quantity for the convention.