Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"THE DARE DETECTIVES" RETURNS AT NYCC!

howdy!

remember that time you asked me when more DD was on the way? i thought so.
well, fantastic news for haters of mendacity and lovers of gun-toting-bunnies everywhere! archaia publishing (aka the "mouse guard people") will be delivering full-on cartoon action with new cases of the dare detectives. millions of them.

even as we speak (or more accurately, as i type and you semi-read), pages for the all-new, all-kidnapping, all-kissing, all-tiki-zombie dare sequel are being drawn! with drawings.




"the kula kola caper" pits the world's most defective detectives against world-conquering red dingo, bungling kidnappers, the boss of assassins, and the most annoying party princess ever, sarah kincaid! someone will fall in love! someone else will die! or not! two fierce foes will battle over buffet choices! no really! that part's definitely in there, while the whole dying thing is still TBD!

but wait — you never read the first dare case? or you read it, but you always wished that it was somehow reprinted, as a single, beautiful book on real paper? (yeah, i said it.) archaia loves you almost as much as i do — and let's be honest, i love the hell out of you — so they are reprinting the almost award-winning "snowpea plot" for your personal gratification. the art is big and bright, the jokes are funnier in a larger font, and maria's kicks have never been so... kicky? kickish? well, i'll let the wordsmiths hash that one out, although my spellcheck insists that "kicky" is okay. whatever, computer. and there's bonus art too, because seriously... you know how much of this stuff i have in my desk? so merry christmas. and hey, what do you know...


...the new and improved "snowpea plot" will be in stores just in time for your christmas shopping pleasure!

do you want to know more? yes. yes, you do want to know more. don't worry, i have that covered, too! COME VISIT ME AT THE NEW YORK COMICCON october 13-16! i'll be in artist alley, either drawing or in a fistfight with a hobo (i assume there are hobos in an artist alley.) either way, there will be lots of dare goodies there, including a new sketchbook and a sneak peek at upcoming dare books! knowing me, there will also almost certainly be new prints, from dare and from my other universally beloved work. if you didn't know my work was universally beloved, don't fret — no one else knew, either.

and if you can't come to NYCC, then boo! but i still love the hell out of you, so you know i'll be updating this blog with everything you will want to know, and probably many other things that do not interest you.

because i care.


cheers!
ben c

16 comments:

IniquitousFish said...

Yaaay!
Congrats!
I look forward to picking up my copies!

Said Omar said...

dare detectives, yeah! can't wait for the new comic book!

Michael May said...

Congratulations! I love Archaia's books.

cdavis8810 said...

All I can say is yay! I just recently bought the first part of the Snowpea Plot. It would be great to have both parts of the story in a nice and shiny new book.

Zawadi said...

YAAAAAAY so happy for you!!! gunna try and come see you at comic con!!!

Larry MacDougall said...

Good news ! I can feel the excitement in your post.

Marc Johnston said...

I think I just heard my other Dare Detectives books scream with glee...? I'm a little worried now. o_O

AWESOME THOUGH!

Ted Terranova said...

Awesome and I just ordered my tickets to NYCC the other day. Can't wait to see more of your stuff.

rodguen said...

terrific! great news, Ben.

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

hoooray for more of your stuff :)

Ricardo Venâncio said...

Great news! Now I'm double bummed I'm not attending this year. It was great to see you there in the portuguese corner last October.

Daniel said...

I'll be there! ;-)

ben c said...

thanks guys!

if you're at the con, definitely stop by! i always brings boatloads of original sketchbooks and binders full of art and notes. and there's a lot of it for dare -- i might be trying a slightly different style.
hey, now that i think about it, maybe i'll have archaia put the 4 page short "freaky tiki" in the back of the reprint. it's a test story i did between parts 1 and 2 of the original comics. i don't know if its ever been online or anything.
also, i'll have the kula kola poster, too (that's a snippet of it posted above, sort of retro 1960s inspired, particularly tom hall).

ricardo - boohoo! maybe i'll see you in lisbon someday.

i'll be posting more soon!

cheers
ben c

Ricardo Venâncio said...

Ben, that would be fun! Anyway, it won't be a Portuguese free ComicCon, Plati and João will be there, so look for them.
Good luck with the convention!

RazorFire said...

Will you be drawing sketches for people at Comic Con? If so, how much are they?

ben c said...

hi razor! yes, i'm doing con sketches, i think for $40. and i'll have some original art. which reminds me, i need to post about that...