Tomorrow!

AlphaBooks begins tomorrow (Monday, May 21, 2012). 

If you have been following AlphaBeasts and want to see what we do next, you need to head over to AlphaBooks and follow us there.

I wasn’t going to bother explaining this, but someone asked, so:

How come you’re not just keeping the AlphaBeasts tumblr for the new project? You could change the name, or whatever?? I wanted to keep the old blog (AlphaBeasts) to retain the followers we already had but it didn’t work out for boring technical reasons. Basically, you can’t add administrators to the primary blog linked to an email account, which is what the AlphaBeasts blog is. However, you can create a sub-blog to which you can add administrators, and that’s what the new AlphaBooks blog is. There you go.

-Andrew

Stick a fork in it

That’s it, folks! We’re all done with AlphaBeasts. Please follow us over to the AlphaBooks Tumblr, where we will be drawing characters from novels starting Monday, May 21, 2012! 

This week I added catchup posts for Becky Munich, Kit Fitzsimons, Paul Fricke, Rich Barrett, Sam Wolk, S. Fisher Williams, & Stegs.

This brings us to a total of 1365 posts. Maybe 20 or 25 of those are words as opposed to pictures, so as a group, we drew over 1300 monsters. I’m thrilled to have been a part of that, and relieved that I’ll have help from two more moderators for the next project!

If I missed your catchup posts and need to add it in for posterity, email me at neal at chapelhillcomics dot com, because I will not be checking in for messages at this tumblr any more (I have deactivated the Ask and Submit links for that reason)! Onward and upward and all that! I hope to see all the AlphaBeasts folks for AlphaBooks!

-Andrew

AlphaBeasts Catch-up, AlphaBooks Starting Soon!

Hey! First of all, thanks to everyone who participated in AlphaBeasts, and thanks in particular to Ben Towle, who helped catch all the folks who had questions. It was a ton of fun!

Next: We have a date for the beginning of AlphaBooks, in which we’ll all draw characters from books: Monday, May 21 is the date for A IS FOR! So follow us over to alphabooks.tumblr.com where we’ll launch on the 21st with your Atticus Finches, your Albus Dumbledores, and your Anna Kareninas!

Last: There are still folks out there who are trying to catch up on AlphaBeasts. Feel free to keep working on them in your own time, but if you want them to go onto this website, you need to get them to me before Friday, May 18. Send me a message at neal at wanderlane dot com, or hit me up at @wander_lane on twitter.

Thanks!

Andrew Neal

Rich Barrett is a graphic designer and illustrator who is currently working on his first graphic novel - Nathan Sorry - which he publishes a page at a time as a webcomic on NathanSorry.com.
His other work, including AlphaBeasts and Animal Alphabet drawings, can be viewed at RichBarrett.com.
Rich’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Rich Barrett is a graphic designer and illustrator who is currently working on his first graphic novel - Nathan Sorry - which he publishes a page at a time as a webcomic on NathanSorry.com.

His other work, including AlphaBeasts and Animal Alphabet drawings, can be viewed at RichBarrett.com.

Rich’s AlphaBeasts

Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Stegs is the all-around monster man. He was into monsters since he was a kid. Now he still likes to draw them, read about them, collect stories & figures of them, dress up like them & act like them. There’s so much unknown world to discover!! And so many good reads out there about monsters!! He thinks the world is coming up Monsters!!! Ha Ha Ha!!
Stegs’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Stegs is the all-around monster man. He was into monsters since he was a kid. Now he still likes to draw them, read about them, collect stories & figures of them, dress up like them & act like them. There’s so much unknown world to discover!! And so many good reads out there about monsters!! He thinks the world is coming up Monsters!!! Ha Ha Ha!!

Stegs’s AlphaBeasts

Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Andrew Neal owns a comic book store. He draws too. Here’s his blog, his tumblr, and his twitter if you want to keep up with him. Next up he’ll be moderating AlphaBooks with Ben Towle and Rich Barrett. He has at least one short comic story coming out in an anthology later this year, and he’ll be sure to tell you all about it.
Andrew’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Andrew Neal owns a comic book store. He draws too. Here’s his blog, his tumblr, and his twitter if you want to keep up with him. Next up he’ll be moderating AlphaBooks with Ben Towle and Rich Barrett. He has at least one short comic story coming out in an anthology later this year, and he’ll be sure to tell you all about it.

Andrew’s AlphaBeasts

Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Axel Medellin. I’m a comic book artist from Guadalajara, Mexico. I’ve been published in Metal Hurlant, Heavy Metal, Zenescope, Boom Studios, and I’m currently at Image Comics, where I’m the regular artist of Elephantmen, and the upcoming Hoax Hunters.
Here’s my gallery:
http://nancynismo.deviantart.com/
And my twitter, where I post a daily sketch (Alphabeasts helped me with themes for several of them)
https://twitter.com/#!/AxelMedellin
Axel’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Axel Medellin. I’m a comic book artist from Guadalajara, Mexico. I’ve been published in Metal Hurlant, Heavy Metal, Zenescope, Boom Studios, and I’m currently at Image Comics, where I’m the regular artist of Elephantmen, and the upcoming Hoax Hunters.

Here’s my gallery:

http://nancynismo.deviantart.com/

And my twitter, where I post a daily sketch (Alphabeasts helped me with themes for several of them)

https://twitter.com/#!/AxelMedellin

Axel’s AlphaBeasts

Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Amalgamated Biscuit is an aspiring illustrator/cartoonist from London, England. He will probably drop this poorly thought through artistic pseudonym at some point.
Mr. Biscuit’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Amalgamated Biscuit is an aspiring illustrator/cartoonist from London, England. He will probably drop this poorly thought through artistic pseudonym at some point.

Mr. Biscuit’s AlphaBeasts

Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Brandon’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!
Stegs lives in Utah. Enjoys all of the arts, especially anything to do with monsters. He grew up as a monster fan from when he can remember. He likes to read about monsters, collect monster figures and dress up and act as a monster in haunts for 25 years. Now he dabbles in the monsters of legend, folklore, and mythologies. His wife says that she lives with a Monster!! Bwah Ha Ha Ha!!
Stegs’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Stegs lives in Utah. Enjoys all of the arts, especially anything to do with monsters. He grew up as a monster fan from when he can remember. He likes to read about monsters, collect monster figures and dress up and act as a monster in haunts for 25 years. Now he dabbles in the monsters of legend, folklore, and mythologies. His wife says that she lives with a Monster!! Bwah Ha Ha Ha!!

Stegs’s AlphaBeasts

Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Nils Cordes is a biologist, working on his PhD on the evolution of wax moth behaviour. When he finds the time, he draws, paints and photographs the living world around him. He is also behind evolvimus, a German ScienceBlog tackling everything evolution and biology. 

Nils is currently struggling to finish his first children’s book, First Life, a somewhat biological adventure on the origin of life. To his credit, he did manage to illustrate a cookbook, Honey, I’m Homemade, featuring honey recipes.
The AlphaBeasts were a bit of an experiment for him to see whether he could learn to paint on a tablet with rather poor color calibration. It seemed to work most of the time. 
http://twitter.com/#!/evolvimus
http://nilscordes.com
Nils’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Nils Cordes is a biologist, working on his PhD on the evolution of wax moth behaviour. When he finds the time, he draws, paints and photographs the living world around him. He is also behind evolvimus, a German ScienceBlog tackling everything evolution and biology. 

Nils is currently struggling to finish his first children’s book, First Life, a somewhat biological adventure on the origin of life. To his credit, he did manage to illustrate a cookbook, Honey, I’m Homemade, featuring honey recipes.

The AlphaBeasts were a bit of an experiment for him to see whether he could learn to paint on a tablet with rather poor color calibration. It seemed to work most of the time. 

http://twitter.com/#!/evolvimus

http://nilscordes.com

Nils’s AlphaBeasts

Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Joey Weiser’s comics have appeared in several anthologies including the award-winning Flight series, and his first graphic novel, The Ride Home, was published in 2007 by AdHouse Books.  These days, he’s working on a weekly webcomic, Monster Isle, and the upcoming Mermin graphic novel series.  He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design and currently lives in Athens, Georgia with his wife Michele and their cat Eddie.
http://tragic-planet.com/
Joey’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Joey Weiser’s comics have appeared in several anthologies including the award-winning Flight series, and his first graphic novel, The Ride Home, was published in 2007 by AdHouse Books.  These days, he’s working on a weekly webcomic, Monster Isle, and the upcoming Mermin graphic novel series.  He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design and currently lives in Athens, Georgia with his wife Michele and their cat Eddie.

http://tragic-planet.com/

Joey’s AlphaBeasts

Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Sam Wolk is an amateur artist from Silver Spring, Maryland.  He uses ink and pencil to draw extremely detailed surrealist illustrations, dabbles in an occasional kirigami, and loves sushi.
He’s also an avid fan of the Washington Capitals and is known by Caps fans as “The Horn Guy” for leading cheers at home games with a very loud plastic toy.  He’s known as “that a#%hole with the horn” by fans of other teams in the NHL.
You can visit his current online gallery at http://smileypen.deviantart.com or follow his rambling, incoherent rants on Twitter @TheHornGuy. 
Sam’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Sam Wolk is an amateur artist from Silver Spring, Maryland.  He uses ink and pencil to draw extremely detailed surrealist illustrations, dabbles in an occasional kirigami, and loves sushi.

He’s also an avid fan of the Washington Capitals and is known by Caps fans as “The Horn Guy” for leading cheers at home games with a very loud plastic toy.  He’s known as “that a#%hole with the horn” by fans of other teams in the NHL.

You can visit his current online gallery at http://smileypen.deviantart.com or follow his rambling, incoherent rants on Twitter @TheHornGuy

Sam’s AlphaBeasts

Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Jason’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!
Christian Sager is the writer of the comics THINK OF THE CHILDREN (with fellow AlphaBeaster E.C. Steiner) and BORDER CROSSINGS. He has also written articles on the comics industry for CNN. His current projects include PARTIAL INVASIVE, a sci-fi revenge comic he’s both writing and illustrating, as well as THE CABINET, an arctic horror comic of historical fiction. THE CABINET is in collaboration with artist Kelly Williams, who Sager met through the Alphabeasts project.
Christian’s AlphaBeasts
Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

Christian Sager is the writer of the comics THINK OF THE CHILDREN (with fellow AlphaBeaster E.C. Steiner) and BORDER CROSSINGS. He has also written articles on the comics industry for CNN. His current projects include PARTIAL INVASIVE, a sci-fi revenge comic he’s both writing and illustrating, as well as THE CABINET, an arctic horror comic of historical fiction. THE CABINET is in collaboration with artist Kelly Williams, who Sager met through the Alphabeasts project.

Christian’s AlphaBeasts

Our next project, coming soon: AlphaBooks!

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