Miranda Mercury HC Only 4.99 on Comixology!

All,

So, if you’re following me on Twitter (@mirandamercury) or Facebook, you’ve likely heard that as part of a sale on Comixology, it’s possible to purchase the entire Miranda Mercury HC (170 some pages) for only $4.99. Seems like a pretty good deal, and hopefully people will take full advantage of it before 11PM tonight (eastern time).

Thought this would be a great time to engage in a bit of honest talk about the all-important S-word. I’m talking about “sales” of course, and though I was going to bring this up in another column (which I decided to postpone and/or euthanize), this is as good a time as any. Suffice it to say that the entire Miranda Mercury creative team would appreciate your support today, because as of last quarter, the hardcover still has not made all of its money back. In fact, we’ve still moved more copies of the one single issue which released in February 2008, than the completed hardcover, which was published in August 2011.

Any and every little bit helps, and being able to close that gap of what we still owe Archaia for agreeing to publish a book like ours, will ensure that we have a few more options when volume two is released. We’re working on it right now, and it will benefit from every lesson learned during the production of volume one, which we’re still enormously proud of and is continuing to open doors for us throughout the industry. The one it hasn’t yet though is one with the words “profitable” written on it. So if you’ve got five bucks lying around, and/or know someone who does, tell them there’s a really good graphic novel out there that there’s never been a better time to check out.

Thanks everyone, and appreciate the support.

Critical Acclaim for The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury

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Ambidextrous 337- You Have To Buy It

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Re-presenting one of my most popular postings from last year (while working away on its sequel) because it’s apparent that people still don’t get it…

Originally posted on {The Fiction House}:

Whenever I’m talking about Miranda Mercury, one of the questions that’s usually posed is something like, “What can people do to support diversity in comics and books like Miranda Mercury?”

And it’s a great question, no doubt about it, and I usually answer it in a very diplomatic way, but to put it very simply—you have to BUY IT. Buy it today, and tomorrow tell someone else you know whose tastes and sensibilities you know and understand that they should buy it too. Don’t put it on your Amazon wish list as something to buy after you’ve bought all those other books on the list you clearly want to buy more—buy it today. Right now.

Cause here’s the truth of it—people like to talk a good game and co-sign all of these articles that sprout up every February, bemoaning the lack of black and diverse voices in comics, while attacking…

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My San Diego Comic-Con Schedule

All,

This is where you can find me all weekend at Comic-Con.

Please don’t hesitate to drop by to chat and have things signed.

Thanks, and see you soon!

 

Signings at Archaia/BOOM! Studios booth (#2229)-

Wednesday, July 17

7-8pm

Friday, July 19
11am-12pm

Saturday, July 20
5:30-7pm

Sunday, July 21
10-11:30am

 

Panel Appearances- 

Sunday, July 21

SHATTERING CONVENTION IN COMIC BOOK STORYTELLING

Moderated by Racebending.com, this panel of comic book authors discuss their experiences writing diverse and innovative work for big franchises, indie, small press, and web comics. Brandon Thomas (Miranda Mercury), Gene Yang (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Gail Simone (The Movement) will discuss diversity without stereotyping, creating compelling heroes and villains, and reader advocacy.
 1:30PM – 2:30PM
 Room 23ABC

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Shattering Convention in Comic Book Storytelling panel at SDCC

All,

Honored to be sharing the stage with fellow creators Gail Simone and Gene Yang on a Sunday panel at Comic-Con!

Full details and times listed below, and hope to see some of you there. Thanks again for the support!

 

SHATTERING CONVENTION IN COMIC BOOK STORYTELLING

Moderated by Racebending.com, this panel of comic book authors discuss their experiences writing diverse and innovative work for big franchises, indie, small press, and web comics. Brandon Thomas (Miranda Mercury), Gene Yang (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Gail Simone (The Movement) will discuss diversity without stereotyping, creating compelling heroes and villains, and reader advocacy.

 

Sunday , July 21, 2013-
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Room 23ABC

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The Only Constant

So today my final issue of Voltron comes out, and I feel like saying a few things…

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No, it isn’t quite the ending I’d planned when I’d pitched for the series, but I am extremely proud of the work my collaborators and I put out there, and greatly appreciate the opportunity. This particular issue is the best thing I’ve ever had published (so far), and think it’s clear that I’ve learned a thing or two in my 18-issue journey through the Voltron mythos. Hope some of it is well remembered in the years to come, especially the work we put into Sven, the Voltron Force’s most misunderstood (yet incredibly awesome) member.

Thanks to my fellow creators and artists: Ariel Padilla, Craig Cermak, N. Steven Harris, Marcelo Pinto, Adriano Lucas, Marshall Dillon, Simon Bowland, and the phenomenal cover artists that got people to pick up the book in the first place: Alex Ross, Sean Chen, Admira Wijaya, Wagner Reis, and Jack Herbert.  Additional thanks go to Nick Barucci and Joe Rybandt, the guys who put us all together, were a joy to work with, and were always willing to let me tell the story I wanted to tell. Hope to work with you all again sometime in the near future.

Thanks to Jeremy Corray and Tiffany Ilardi, who made me feel like some kind of big time writer guy by flying me out for signings and putting me on panels at giant conventions.

Finally, thanks to the fans that truly loved what we were doing all the way. Appreciate interacting with you on the Voltron boards and in person at the shows. Made some new friends throughout this entire process, and that’s what I’ll ultimately take with me.

See you all soon and thanks for the support!

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The Two Brandons- Episode 6

All,

Summer movie preview, folks—five picks from me, five from Easton, with some interesting crossover, and even more interesting differences. This one turned out pretty great I think, so hope you guys enjoy it.

Thanks again for listening, and please feel free to contribute and discuss your own personal lists either here or on the FB and Twitter links.

Listen in here


or check out the official Buzzsprout page, which also has links to all previous episodes.

 

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My CBR Weekend…

All,

Made two separate “appearances” at CBR this weekend that I wanted to point you all to.

First, my office/nerd cave/ lab was featured in Robot 6′s long-running Shelf Porn segment, which runs pics of such things for your enjoyment. Been meaning to submit an entry for, I don’t know, probably years now, but glad I patiently waited to get a real office before doing so. The space is a work-in-progress, and already looks a little different than it did when I sent everything in a couple months ago, but this is a nice start.

Also, I was asked to write up a tiny blurb on what I’ve been reading recently, which quickly became less of a blurb, and more of an essay. How it goes sometimes.

Thanks everyone that’s already responded with kind words, and if you haven’t checked either story out yet, please do so.

Back soon.

B

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