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alkaplan
I'm AlaAK, the cowardly tinman. I design t-shirts for money. I like bike touring, playing Irish fiddle, and blasting doom metal records for fun.

http://www.instagram.com/alkcomics
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http://alkcomics.tumblr.com
^ for more-curated art
http://www.etsy.com/shop/alkcomics
^ buy my books & prints!
  • Real Name
    Alan L. Kaplan
  • Age
    28
  • Gender
    Male
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**EDIT: fixed the typo and adjusted the dialogue slightly. Don't tell anyone ;)
While I was traveling to conventions, this comic hit its ~two year anniversary~! I wanted to thank all of you for your comments and support. It really means the world to me to have y'all along for the ride.

Here's to another year!

**I also have the new books (4 and 5), sticker sheets, and silly temporary tattoos available on my Etsy shop now**

You can buy all 5 here or buy the chapters individually here! Returning customers get some new bonus surprises~
SEE YA TODAY, PORTLAND!

I'll be sharing my space with Joseph Magaña, who has some gorgeous art prints, and I'm right next to CJ Joughin, writer and artist of the queer, dystopian epic City of Cards! Come by and support some rad indie comics~~
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SacAnime was a blast!

Cons aren't over yet! I'll be at Rose City Comic Con this Friday-Sunday in Portland, OR. I'll be sharing my space with Joseph Magaña, who has some gorgeous art prints, and I'm right next to CJ Joughin, writer and artist of the queer, dystopian epic City of Cards! Come by and support some rad indie comics~~
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Wahhhh
Cons aren't over yet! I'll be at Rose City Comic Con this Friday-Sunday in Portland, OR. I'll be sharing my space with Joseph Magaña, who has some gorgeous art prints, and I'm right next to CJ Joughin, writer and artist of the queer, dystopian epic City of Cards! Come by and support some rad indie comics~~
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F-ST Turns 2 Today~~
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FRIDAY!

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CONVENTIONS!
This weekend and next weekend!

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Hey y'all! The time is almost upon us!

I'll be tabling at SacAnime (Sacramento, CA) September 1st-3rd (next weekend!). Indie Pres Zone table IP2! Then after that I'll be at Rose City Comic Con (Portland, OR) September 8th-10th in the Artist Alley at E-12.

Come by, say hi, make me cry, and pick up print copies of chapters 1-5 (new editions!), **LENTICULAR** art prints, temporary tattoos??, HOLOGRAPHIC STICKER SHEETS??? And M O R E???
Conventions!
Hey y'all! The time is almost upon us!

I'll be tabling at SacAnime (Sacramento, CA) September 1st-3rd (next weekend!). Indie Pres Zone table IP2! Then after that I'll be at Rose City Comic Con (Portland, OR) September 8th-10th in the Artist Alley at E-12.

Come by, say hi, make me cry, and pick up print copies of chapters 1-5 (new editions!), **LENTICULAR** art prints, temporary tattoos??, HOLOGRAPHIC STICKER SHEETS??? And M O R E???
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@Auldr: Aaahhhh, heck yeah, I'm glad it's coming together! Thanks, as always, for the kind words <3
@guest: It's a line from an Interpol song. I didn't have it at first, but the song came up on my playlist when I was reading another comment on this page, and I added it because it reminded me of the internal conflict Quin is having in this scene. Friday's page has more lines from the same song, and while I'm not going to profess that its entirety is relateable to this scene, I enjoyed the points of intersection.
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Conventions!
Hey, y'all! In case you don't follow me on social media (@alkcomics on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr), I wanted to let you know that I'll be tabling at SacAnime (Sacramento, CA, 9/1-9/3) and Rose City Comic Con (Portland, OR, 9/8-9/10)! Come by to say hi!

I'll have print copies of the first five chapters of this comic, as well as some rad merch.

Here's a look at the sticker designs I'll be selling:

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@Auldr: Yeah! He's wearing a binder.

And thanks for your other comment about the paneling~ you make me confident in my writing!
Here's this and the following page together as a spread:
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SPREAD
Hey, this is the second half of a two-page spread:
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@Aaron Andermadas: Yuuup! We'll see it eventually ;)