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The time is finally here. Pimpkillah's first full length and full sized comic has arrived. Pimpkillah: The Descent debuted at LA Zinefest on February 17th. Only my second table ever at a zinefest, the outcome was much better than at SF Zinefest. There was probably quadruple the people. A line stretching down two blocks to get inside the Ukranian Cultural Center on Melrose Ave in Hollywood Sunday afternoon. Tablers set up early with banners, posters, boxes of zines, comics, prints, and hard cover books. Such an assortment of different talented artists and writers gathering under one roof was a truly rejuvenating and inspiring feeling. I had my first banner hanging proudly behind my half table whom I shared with a cool couple of creators called Dolls and Monsters/Chopsticks and Chocolate.
Banner to the left. It's also the cover of Pimpkillah: The Descent. I had a lot of people come by to check out my books. I also had a lot of people look quickly and pass by in less than a second. The number one thing I learned at my first zinefest in SF is to not get let down if people don't seem interested in looking at your stuff. Especially just starting out. You're not gonna be everyone's cup of tea. But a lot of people seem to be inspired by just the idea of creating something. Finishing something to its completion. Fascinated by the story, by the characters. I sold about five copies of my latest comic, and surprisingly seven copies of Prequel to Pimpkillah: Naomi (my very first mini comic I created this past August) I even met someone who had already purchased my comic at Meltdown Comics, it was very cool! Anyways, LA Zinefest rocked and I can't wait for next year. Hopefully a bigger venue and more tables :)
To the left, LA Zinefest at Ukrainian Cultural Center. Filled to the brim.
Anyways back to Pimpkillah: The Descent, in this issue Sloane Stone travels from Sudan to Los Angeles in search of her estranged sister, Naomi. After discovering the shocking truth about Naomi she finds herself propelled into a dark world she could never have imagined. And a dark side of herself she thought would never come out. Again.
In Pimpkillah: The Protector (available for free viewing online at http://www.pimpkillah.com/ONLINE_COMICS.html) we see Sloane's primal instinct to defend her people and territories against evil. In Prequel to Pimpkillah: Naomi we see Namoi's side to the story and her dark world. Now, in Pimpkillah: The Descent Sloane travels to see Naomi and uncovers the shocking truth about her sister. You can purchase all three online for $15 at http://www.pimpkillah.com/Home_Page.php
My pal Brodie Foster Hubbard is a part of Shakeytown Radio, check out the live LA Zinefest interviews from various comic creators and artists including myself! - http://shakeytownradio.com/
I hope you all check out Pimpkillah: The Descent, I'm actively writing the third issue of Pimpkillah. I am trying to print in color this time around, and perhaps start an indie gogo campaign. It's all in the works! And I'll be sure to update you along the way. Until then, keep checking in with us here and at www.pimpkillah.com.