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Friday, December 23, 2011
My Take On: Gopher-It Productions The Comic Strip Collection: Volume 1 Special Edition
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New


Gopher-It Productions

The Comic Strip Collection: Volume 1 Special Edition

By Ambrose Quantilla IV

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Photos this column - Top:  Ambrose Quintilla IV and son Ambrose V at their table at the 2011 Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) with a copy of Gopher-It Productions The Comic Strip Collection: Volume 1 Special Edition.
Bottom: Michael D Hamersky recieving his sketch card as a gift for 'Liking' the Facebook Fan Page for Gopher-It Productions, and clicking the 'attending' link at the event page!
Top Photo Left Column:  A Close Up of The Front Cover to the reviewed comic book.  Right click on the comic to see a larger size pic!

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3569:

I knew ahead of time that I wanted to stop at the Gopher-It Productions table at the 2011 Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC)!

That's because I had clicked the 'Like' button at the Facebook Fan Page, and clicked the 'attending' link at the event page.  Always nice to be rewarded for doing so!  So I made sure to have Ambrose's table number circle on my list to stop at!

In addition I checked out his Special Edition which is the print format from his web comic. Ambrose had made the decision to put into print what he had previously published on line for free. Which is one way to capitalize on all the hard work in producing an online comic strip.

So what's this comic book all about? Here's what the creator / publisher has for the promo info:

Written and Illustrated by Ambrose Quintanilla IV
Standard Comic
 Full Color
 Page Count: 32
Enter the world of cartoonist Ambrose Quintanilla IV as he takes you on a fun filled ride through his mind with five different comic strip titles based on Pop Culture, Corny Jokes, Funny Animals, Married Life and the adventures of a Dad & his son. The collection not only brings together the best of the first year of comics from the facebook.com/Gopherit fanpage but contains four exclusive full page comic strips as well as eight exclusive pages of material just for this Special Edition.

Gopher-It Productions - The Comic Strip Collection: Volume 1 Special Edition collects web comic strips from Ambrose Quintanilla IV's facebook fan page at facebook.com/Gopherit along with eight pages of bonus material.

So what did I think of it?

Well... The front cover definitely caught my eyes!  As there appeared to be quite a few features inside, judging from that cover!

Turning that cover over to the inside front cover showed that Ambrose had his act together... Because he provided an introduction to himself, as well as what was in store for purchasers of the comic book.

What would have been the 'splash page' of the comic book, was actually used as one of the strips for 'Me & The Kid' feature. The next few pages were from the same series of the strip.

Then there were four pages from the strip 'Hitched'.  Followed by two pages of 'Severe Head Trauma'.  Then two pages of 'Ferret Island', and other features.

With this as the 'Special Edition', there were eight additional pages of content.

I found this compilation of strips being published in hard copy to be a fun read!  I'm glad that Ambrose showed those features in special illustrations on the front cover, to give an idea of what was inside!

My comic book grade for this comic book is a VERY FINE / NEAR MINT (VF/NM) 9.0 out of a 10.0 comic book grading scale. 

Here is the link to purchase a copy of the 32 page Special Edition.

Here is the link to purchase a copy of the 24 page standard edition.

Here is the link to the Facebook Fan Page for Gopher-It Productions.

Lastly, this is the link to the web site for Gopher It Comics.

BTW, Ambrose used my photo of him and myself shown above at this blog post, plus others from elsewhere at his Long Beach Comic Con photo album at his web site, as seen here in this link.

My thanks again to Ambrose for bringing this comic book of his to my attention at the 2011 Long Beach Comic Con!  A great idea to have Facebookers come and stop by your table for a free sketch card!  I have used the same method for my clients this year also!

~Michael D Hamersky On Comics!


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Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011 4:43 AM PST
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