Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3562:
Tina LoSasso and I met Sheika Lugtu at a previous comic convention, and made a few suggestions as to her table's presentation to get her creations seen by more passersby. As always with new comics creators breaking into the con circuit, there are a lot persons who would like her works, if they only knew about them! But how to get those passersby to stop long enough to find out?!
So Tina and I were both pleased to once again see Sheika at the recent 2011 Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC). Sheika had taken our advice to heart and rennovated her table into a great Point Of Sale (POS) presentation! Both Tina and I loved the presentation, and there were other passersby that stopped while we were talking with Sheika!
Sheika was kind enough to pose for new photos, and gave me a copy of her web comic's hard copy comic book, that you see her holding in the top right of this blog post. She was kind enough to autograph a copy for me, as seen at the top left of this post. Thanks for that, Sheika!
The comic book itself was a self published comic, in black & white, with 28 interior pages. In a 5 & 1/2" by 8 & 1/2" size format. The comic published selected comics from the web comic site from January - March of 2011.
I had told Sheika at the earlier con, that I no longer reviewed online comics or .pdf copies of comics, as I had been flooded with those requests and stopped doing so as of March / May of 2010. I strictly stay with hard copy format reading for possible review blog purposes.
Additionally I had told her that when at a comic con, that a hard copy would be the best lasting 'impression' that a con goer would leave with. She had followed up with that by self publishing a good representation of her works during that 1st quarter of 2011.
What is oMGcow? It is an auto-biographical series of comics and short stories by Sheika Lugtu. The comic began on August 2009, detailing Sheika's move to Long Beach and the strart of a pursuit in art.
Along the way, she makes new friends, struggles with her inner demons and gets a kitten!
The comic is ongoing (in color! online only), at oMGcow.com!
I believe that this first hard copy issue is a step in the right direction for Sheika to promote her webseries, and has done a fine job in selecting and publishing it.
I would give it a VERY FINE / NEAR MINT (VF/NM) 9.0 out of a possible 10.0 possible comic book grading scale, for a promotional comic book. Again, due to its size format, and non-color comic book cover, it isn't a standard comic book issue, that you would find printed by ComiXpress or Ka-Blamm. It does serve its purpose though, for a promotional comic book, to introduce the buyer to read it, like it, and follow it to the web comic which is updated more frequently.
You can find it, and her web comic at the oMGcow.com web site.
I'm not for sure about Sheika's upcoming convention appearances, but she does have a blog as well that I'm sure she will mention those possible appearances at.
Also, for those of you interested in her past works, here is what she has done so far since the start of her pursuit in art starting in 2009:
- Fight Comic by Christopher Downes (2010)
Thanks again to Sheika Lugtu for bringing her updates to our attention at the 2011 Long Beach Comic Con. Great job in rennovating your con circuit presence, Sheika!
Looking forward to seeing what you have the next time at a con. See you in 2012!
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