Just in time for the holidays, we’ve made Drugs & Wires Issue #1 and the third printing(!) of Daily Struggles of a Cyberjunkie available through our all-new StoreEnvy storefront! Copies of Issue #1 come signed on request, and can be upgraded with one or two of our latest batch of (previously con-exclusive) 38mm badges. As an extra-festive bonus, we’re also throwing in a free Christmas card with the first 20 orders we receive.
Thought Bubble 2015 is done and dusted – and that means it’s officially the end of our con season! We’ll be back next year with new events and new(er) merch, but for now, a big and hearty thank you to everybody who’s come out to see us, meet us, and buy our stuff in 2015. Your support means the world to us!
The 2015 con season is almost at an end, but we’ve got one more show to close out the year. Next weekend, Claire will be joining a who’s who of comics talent at Thought Bubble, the Leeds Comic Art Festival. Going to TB? You can check us out at table 91 in the TB Marquee exhibit area from November 14th to 15th. Due to the limited space (we’re restricted to a half table), the merch selection will be a little more selective than at MCM London, but there’ll be plenty of copies of both Drugs and Wires #1 and the new third printing of Daily Struggles of a Cyberjunkie!
Yep, it’s that time of year again: fall con season! This week, Cryoclaire will be repping the D&W at London MCM Comic Con. From Friday to Sunday, you can swing by booth CK4 at the Comic Village for prints, badges, postcards, on-the-spot sketch commissions, and the all-new print edition of Drugs & Wires: Clear and Sober Living.
Clothing has always been high up on our personal merch wishlist, so we’re happy to announce that we’ve just dropped our very first set of Drugs & Wires tees, tank tops, and hoodies on Spreadshirt. Selection is a little thin at the moment, but we’ll be plugging away and adding more designs over time. Fan feedback is also very important to us, so if there’s a particular design you’d like to see, don’t be shy – hit us up on social media!
Drugs & Wires is currently on hiatus, but Team D&W is far from idle! With the fall/winter con season now in full gear, we’re plugging away at a couple of new print projects that we’re hoping to debut at the London MCM Comic Con and Thought Bubble. First on the docket: the print version of Drugs & Wires Chapter 1. “Clean and Sober Living” collects all 23 pages of the webcomic to date, along with selections of Cryoclaire’s concept art and one of our all-time most popular D&W one-shots, “The Arm”. To tie it all together, Claire’s whipped up an all-new, extra-moody coloring job for the title page. That’s right: we’re talking variant cover. Can’t get much more ’90s than that.
But if you can’t make it to London or Leeds, don’t worry – we’ll be offering D&W: Clean and Sober Living through our online store as soon as we shake off the convention dust, along with any other new print merch we manage to crank out these next few weeks.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks behind the scenes!
What’s new? For starters, we’ve launched a Russian-language version of Drugs and Wires through webcomics portal Авторский Комикс (“Comic Authors”). Localization comes courtesy of Claire and the talented loveisliquid, with new pages being added as time permits. If you’re one of our Tapastic followers, you’ll eventually be able to access those translations via D&W’s Tapastic page, too.
We also recently submitted D&W to the Comic Chameleon iPhone app. Comic Chameleon hosts over 130 webcomics in an easy-to-browse, mobile-friendly format with full creator support, and their line-up includes some of the biggest titles out there (in addition to a lot of cool up-and-comers). New comics are added based on reader interest, so, if you’d like to see Dan and company make an appearance on CC, please take a minute to drop a request to the app’s creators.
And last (but not least), Drugs & Wires now has its own TV Tropes page! Fans have already started adding some great material, and we’re looking forward to seeing how things evolve as the story progresses.
Cyberpunk composer (and Cryoclaire collaborator) Neon Shudder just dropped his latest EP, Ghost Process, on Bandcamp. Coming hot on the heels of March’s Hex Phase, this 6-track release is a pay-what-you-want purchase, and includes a remix of “Xenostasis”, a song originally composed as background music for our Dreamspace 3.03 motion comic. Ghost Process is also included in the upcoming Collective 2.0, a limited-edition compilation of the first six Neon Shudder EPs in MP3 CD format.
Neon Shudder recently announced plans for his first full-length release, the concept album Cadence.
A couple of weeks ago, we started streaming Claire’s inking and coloring for D&W on Picarto. Despite a few hiccups, we’ve managed to attract a lively community of readers and fellow creators, and kicked off plenty of fun discussions in the process.
Going forward, we’re moving our “regular” livestream to Wednesdays at 8 PM BST/7 PM GMT, with the occasional Saturday livestream thrown in when scheduling allows. This gives Claire more time to prep the page, and will hopefully make the stream a little more interesting in the process.
As before, streams will be announced on Claire’s Tumblr and Twitter accounts about an hour or so before they kick off. Most streams usually feature both of us, so it’s your chance to chat with the D&W team, get some insights into our creative process, and ask those burning (spoiler-free) questions.
While D&W “officially” launched in 2015, Dan and Lin first started appearing in short comics and one-panel strips way back in early 2013. Together with Dreamspace, these one-shots established the look and feel of Dan’s world, and ultimately formed the basis of the webcomic you see today.
Until recently, getting to these older comics meant wading through Cryoclaire’s Tumblr or DeviantArt account. No more, though: the new Drugs & Wires: Oneshots collection on Tapastic pulls together the best (or at least, most coherent) of Dan and Lin’s vintage misadventures in one easy-to-browse location. As an added bonus, subscribers will automatically be notified when future one-shots are published. Enjoy!