Dear ICECUBES friends,
No doubt you have been wondering aloud “why haven’t there been any new ICECUBES comic strips lately?” The reason unfortunately is that I have been ill. Of course being not only the author, but also the publisher, colorist, promoter and webmaster of ICECUBES when I am out of commission the strip truly goes silent. There isn’t a contingency plan, like hiring another cartoonist or running funny cat videos. I decided not to post classic ICECUBES strips either. So the strip goes silent for awhile. Add to that the fact that I need to work on my paying jobs every now and then so I can continue to afford sandwiches!
As if those weren’t decent enough excuses I must also inform you that the computer I use to scan the comics is kaput! Yep, broken. It is I admit a very old machine but such is the life of the artist.
Thankfully, my dear friends, you have made the latest ICECUBES book “THE i’S HAVE IT!” a runaway success and the first print run is completely sold out! I am so grateful for the support and attachment you have shown for ICECUBES. Of course if you believe that fixing the old computer might help get more ICECUBES strips published, feel free to become a Patron on Patreon. For only $1 a month you can help make sure I get my fill of sandwiches and my computer gets an oil change!
Thanks so much for being such great fans of ICECUBES, it’s just awesome! 🙂
Hey folks! Over the weekend I announced that everyone who pledged for the new ICECUBES book on Kickstarter will get an original hand drawn sketch card, regardless of their pledge level. Since 48 ICECUBES friends pledged that means I will be drawing 48 cards and that’s where the fun begins!
Recently, for my birthday my wife gave me a special ‘Pinocle’ 48 card deck as a way to remember this classic ICECUBES comic strip:
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Well, it struck me that since I am going to draw 48 sketch cards and my new ‘Pinocle’ deck has 48 cards, I am going to make an ICECUBES 48 card ‘Pinocle’ deck! 😀
Every fan who pledged on Kickstarter will get an original card from the deck! Just think, you can compare cards and maybe even trade them. Maybe one day I’ll get the deck printed too!
Just another way for me to say thanks for all your great support!
Wow, what an incredible week we have just had!
Thanks to an amazing effort from ICECUBES fans who pledged and got the word out, thanks to family and friends who backed us once again and thanks to all the new fans who ordered their very first ICECUBES comic book – just when it seemed “THE i’S HAVE IT!” was not going to get funded, the tide changed and lo and behold: we made it!
“THE i’S HAVE IT!” will now be printed along with the brand new ICECUBES poster! Everything should be hitting the mail within two weeks as all the pre-production work has already been done.
I had faith in this book and went ahead and finished it before going to kickstarter to raise funds. I felt the need to complete the work first so as not to make you wait months before getting your book. I am very happy the excitement of this come-from-behind miracle will still be fresh in everyone’s mind when you get your brand new copy of “THE i’S HAVE IT!”
Thank you so much for being great fans and supporting ICECUBES!
Make sure Peckinpaw gets to read the new ICECUBES comic book “THE i’S HAVE IT!” You need to pledge right now before the Kickstarter ends tonite at 9pm CDT.
In order for ICECUBES to remain free and available online it needs to generate funds. If the funding fails then the book will not get printed. So, if you read ICECUBES for free online and want to keep reading ICECUBES, by all means back the new book on Kickstarter.
Don’t forget, as a Kickstarter contributor you’ll also be eligible for rare collectible prizes, including an ICECUBES poster! Every copy of “THE i’S HAVE IT” pre-ordered through Kickstarter will be signed too. That makes it exclusive as well as limited edition. Clock is ticking. This Kickstarter ends today!
Thank you for your loyalty. Your humble cartoonist,
Thank you all for your interest in this charity auction of ICECUBES the book. There have been over 150 visits to the Ebay item! The auction ends today!
I am adding a small bonus item to the charity auction for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. If you win the bid on the signed Artist Edition #199, I will include the original art of Wednesdays strip. The strip was specially created for this auction. It is inked by hand on Strathmore Vellum 15 x 6″. I hope you will consider bidding! 100% of all proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. *Free shipping*
Thank you for being an ICECUBES friend. I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season. God bless! 🙂
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