IAN CROWE!

Hey fellow Surfer Bats!

Please support Surfer Bats artist Ian Crowe’s personal Kickstarter project! This art book kicks some serious ass and by backing the project it helps keep the Surfer Bats project afloat! Check it out:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iancrowe/ovid
https://www.facebook.com/IanCroweArt

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Later good people,

Ryan Shepard

Creator of the Surfer Bats

SURFER BATS COSTUME CONTEST! – Winners Picked Halloween!

 

SURFER BATS COSTUME CONTEST!  

– WIN A FREE SURFER BATS HAT,T-SHIRT, COMIC BOOK, & MORE!

Calling all Surfer Bats!  We want to see your best Surfer Bats costume, whether you are Seth, Bastet, Horus, or all three!  You could even be the evil Dr. Sinclair!  Get creative, see what you can use around the house, see how cheap or how extravagant you can make it!

SUBMIT A PICTURE OR LINK TO A VIDEO OF YOUR AWESOME SURFER BATS COSTUME TO SoCalSurferBats@gmail.com

Winners will be selected on Halloween.

1st Place – FREE Surfer Bats T-Shirt, Hat,  and FREE print copy of Issue #1!

2nd Place – FREE Surfer Bats T-Shirt OR Hat and FREE print copy of Issue #1!

3rd Place – FREE Printed copy of the Comic Book Issue #1!

All other entries will get a pdf of Issue #1 of the Surfer Bats comic book PLUS a picture or video of their costume featured on the Surfer Bats blog!

If you just want to support the Surfer Bats, buy the comic book, or see what we’re all about, check out our Kickstarter campaign –>http://kck.st/OdAzYb

*If you have any questions or need reference material (theme song MP4, character art, etc)
contact us at SoCalSurferBats@gmail.com

SURFER BATS NEWS!! Tomorrow we FINALLY launch our 2nd Kickstarter campaign for ISSUE #1!

STAY TUNED!  Tomorrow, we will be launching our SECOND attempt at getting the first issue of Southern California Surfer Bats off the ground!

We will post a link tomorrow when it is finally approved.

THANKS FOR HANGING IN THERE!  We will get you the first issue soon!

REVIEW: New TMNT Animated Series…

https://www.facebook.com/teenagemutantninjaturtles

OK, OK,  so I finally watched my first episode of the new revamped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series and it was actually NOT BAD!  I thought some of the previews and commercials were cheesy, but the animation, story, and directing in this series blew me away!  Here are my pros and cons list:

Pros:

The guy that did the original voice of Raphael from the 80s/90s version plays Donatello, Jason Biggs is Leonardo, and Sean Astin is Raphael.  They all do a great job.

The scenes are cut in a very cool way.

The animation, sound, and visual effects are stunning (especially for an animated series).

The series is fun, the characters are fun, its action-packed, and the humor is good.

Cons:

Their lack of muscularity bothers me, the original TMNT has some muscle.  I blame this on the wussification of America over the last 10 years..

Michelangelo used to be most peoples’ favorite PARTY DUDE turtle, but the voice and character in this series is whiny and slightly annoying.  This does make the other turtles more appealing though.

CONCLUSION:

All in all, I’m pretty impressed and love it more than the last version where the turtles didn’t have any pupils.  I still like the original animated series the best and the original comic book series the BEST, but this new series is pretty fun and entertaining.  It’s like a short movie with high quality animation, good directing, and writing.  Check it out… DUDES!

SURFER BATS NEWZ!! Issue #1 Complete, first 7 page sneak preview NOW available. #SurferBats

The first issue of the RADICAL new comic book Southern California Surfer Bats is finally complete!  The first 7 pages are available for a free preview.

CHECK IT OUT!

HOW TO SELL DIGITAL COMIC BOOKS OR DIGITAL FILES…

What up Good People!??

OPTION#1

THIS IS AN EASY METHOD THAT YOU CAN PRINT AND SELL YOUR DIGITAL COMICS

There are a few easy ways to sell your digital comic books (OR DIGITAL FILES) online.  Print-on-demand services are one of the cheapest options for small self-publishers like us.  They usually also have an option when printing to have you comic book listed on a digital site like Indy Planet, etc.  Here are a couple links:

Ka-Blam: http://ka-blam.com/printing/index.php?page=Calculator&op=1

Comixpress:  http://www.comixpress.com/faqs/#question10 (will list print copies of your comic book on their online store)

OPTION#2

THIS NEXT METHOD WILL WORK FOR SELLING ANY DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE FILE YOU WANT TO SELL AND IS FREE IF YOU MAKE UNDER $50/mo (OTHERWISE IT’s $15/mo +5%)

But a better option, may be a link to a digital goods ecommerce site like Payloadz (https://express.payloadz.com/)  You then can use an image of the comic book in your Blog/Website and use the LINK that is provided for purchasing.

OPTION#3

THIS IS THE HARDEST OPTION AND REQUIRES YOU LEARNING TO PROGRAM

Create a downloadable iOS or Android App.  You can either make a free version with advertising, a paid version without, or both!  TUTORIALS: http://thenewboston.org/tutorials.php

That’s it!  As I learn more, I’ll post more.

Later dudez

FACEBOOK: How to have a CUSTOM URL for your FB page…

HOW TO HAVE A CUSTOM URL FOR YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE:

After you have at least 25 likes for your Facebook page, type the URL “www.facebook.com/username”.  Then select your page from the pull down menu and type in the new name for your facebook page.  For instance, Southern California Surfer Bats Facebook page chose “SuferBats”.  The new FB page became “www.Facebook.com/SuferBats” or “fb.com/SurferBats”  either the “Facebook” or “fb” prefix works.

EXAMPLE:

Later dudez!