Con Report: Savannah Mega Comic Con

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2017 by dwbarbee

Last weekend I drove down south to Savannah Mega Comic Con. It was great! I sold a ton of books and got to talk with fellow geeks for an afternoon. When I first arrived I had a wait to get my table since the con was packed with vendors. The volunteers were very helpful, though, and were doing their best. The venue was the National Guard Armory which had to be an old high school gymnasium before that. The place was old as hell and didn’t have air conditioning. It wasn’t so bad, but all those Slipknot clowns and zombies and cosplayers wearing layers must have been dying. Deadpool for certain was sweating his nuts off.

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My the middle of the afternoon the heat was starting to get to me, along with my lack of coffee. I started feeling bad, so I told myself I’d leave after selling one more book. I wound up selling four books, so I packed up and headed home. During my three-hour drive back to central Georgia, I started actually falling asleep at the wheel, which was scary as hell. I pulled over and got some coffee, which immediately made me feel better. Plus the minor delay allowed me to follow this the rest of the way home.

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Overall the con was great, and if they’re doing it again next year I’ll probably return. They gave out free pizza, so they must be on God’s side.

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Bacon Fried Bastard celebrates CINCO DE MAYO

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2017 by dwbarbee

To celebrate the Drunk Holidays this year, I’ve been holding contests for Bacon Fried Bastard, my drunk book. I ran a raffle for Christmas, and now for Cinco de Mayo I’m giving away FREE STUFF.

I’m asking readers for FIVE new reviews on Bacon Fried Bastard’s Amazon page by Cinco de Mayo. That’s ten days away. If we meet this goal, those five (or more!) reviewers are guaran-damn-teed to win FREE STUFF. The last contest I ran only got you a chance to win stuff. Now I’ve gone crazy and I’m just givin’ it away.

WHAT DO YOU DO? Write a review on Amazon and contact me with your preferred mailing address (I can be reached on facebook, twitter, or at this here email address: barbee478 AT yahoo DOT com). If you’ve already purchased and/or read the book, you’re ahead of the game!

WHAT DO YOU GET? Comic books! Trading cards! Horror movies! But that’s not all! The cherry on top will be super special signed-and-numbered BOOKPLATES featuring the art of my dude Jim Agpalza. So you get awesome swag and your copy of BFB will get a super rare personalized upgrade.

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All of this, mailed to your door, free of charge. All you have to do is review Bacon Fried Bastard at some point between this moment right here and Cinco de Mayo. Reviews matter, so get out there and earn that hangover.

Listen to me @ Get Lit With Leza

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2017 by dwbarbee

Recently I had the pleasure of talking to fellow weirdo Leza Cantoral on her podcast. We talked about writing, life, serial killers, Disney, and I read the first chapter of Bacon Fried Bastard. Head over there and take a listen. Leza’s show has a casual atmosphere where we basically chatted for a few hours with a portion of it going into the podcast. We had a lot of fun. Check out Leza’s other episodes (as well as her books)! She’s alluring as hell and this picture should prove it.

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Bacon Fried Bastard @ Beavis the Bookhead AND Cultured Vultures

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2017 by dwbarbee

Bacon Fried Bastard has had a good week! First was a review in Cultured Vultures earlier this week, and then another one today at Beavis the Bookhead! I’m thrilled to have both of those venues spotlighting my book. There’s not much else to say, so head over and give those reviews a read. Both sites are really cool and deserve the traffic. By the way, here’s a pic of Beavis and Butthead being classy:

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P.S. Keep an eye out at Ginger Nuts of Horror. They were kind enough to interview me, which should be posted up tomorrow. I probably won’t be able to blog about it until Monday. You heard it here first.

Indie Spotlight on THE NEXT BEST BOOK BLOG

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2017 by dwbarbee

My latest book, BACON FRIED BASTARD, is a weird crime story featuring lots of monsters and cyborgs and violence, but it’s also about good old fashioned addiction. So to show that I’m not just making shit up, i went over to the Next Best Book Blog for their Indie Spotlight, where I talked about my family’s history with alcoholism.

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It’s rare that I give people a glimpse into my personal life, so enjoy! And thanks to Lori Hettler for all her help. Here’s the link: THE NEXT BEST BOOK BLOG

Book Trailer for BACON FRIED BASTARD!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 20, 2017 by dwbarbee

Everyone these days has a book trailer, mostly because book trailers are freakin’ awesome. So I gathered up some toys and filmed a short trailer for my latest book, Bacon Fried Bastard. Hope you like it, and if you do, head over to Amazon and buy buy buy a copy! I promise that the book contains 100x the psychedelic weirdness of this video.

Con Report: MGA Con 2017

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on March 1, 2017 by dwbarbee

Yet another convention is in the books. This time it was MGACon, and my third time tabling there. As usual, I had a great time and sold enough books. I even bought some prints and a t-shirt for my kid. That’s how well it worked out. So all that’s left is to give you the broad strokes:

 

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My table was positioned in the Artist Alley, across from a character designer for one of my favorite shows, Archer. Next to me was a guy who could draw the shit out of Scooby Doo and across the aisle was a quiet guy who drew Sonic the Hedgehog.

 

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Lots of Stormtroopers, as usual. This guy had a backpack full of brains. I understand that it’s mean to be his exposed spinal column, but I like the idea of a backpack full of brains. There were also a lot of Harley Quinns, but one woman was REALLY accurate. I declined to take her picture because she was too beautiful. You’ll have to take my word for it. Unrelated to her, there was a guy dressed as Heath Ledger Joker (always a few of those, too) and he looked bored as hell and kind of sad. Totally not having fun even though he’s dressed up as such a charismatic character. It was weird, but also strangely funny. I didn’t get his picture, either.

 

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And that was the con, folks. Pretty run-of-the-mill. These days I’ve gotten used to doing cons, and I’m planning to do more. Hearing all the comic and cartoon artists talk about all the cons they go to made me hungry for more. This was only my second con of 2017 and I have THREE more in the works, not including BizarroCon in November. I’ll probably need more of these snazzy business cards.

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