5 days to pre-order the Unit 44 GN!

An amazing thing happened this week — we reached our crowdfunding goal for the Unit 44 Kickstarter!

The now-successful Kickstarter will allow us to print 750 copies of the hilarious graphic novel to be distributed to comic book shops, book stores, and libraries for release on Aug. 30, 2017.

If you’d like to preorder your copy and grab some goodies in the process, hit this link >> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weslocher/unit-44-ever-wish-the-x-files-was-a-sitcom

A huge thanks goes out to everyone who pledged their hard earned dollars as well as our publisher, Alterna Comics, for helping us bring the ridiculous sci-fi/comedy romp to a whole new audience!

Unit 44 Kickstarter – 75% funded!

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UPDATE: We’re just $469 away from meeting our goal and getting Unit 44 in comic shops worldwide!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weslocher/unit-44-ever-wish-the-x-files-was-a-sitcom

Back in 2014 I created a silly sci-fi/comedy comic book with the amazingly talented artist Ed! Jiménez called Unit 44, a ridiculous four-part series about inept Area 51 employees that forget to pay the rent of the facility’s off-site storage unit, leaving the secret contents to be sold at public auction. And when an alien invasion threatens earth, the agents must recover an item from the locker to stop the extraterrestrial threat.

Our publisher, Alterna Comics, not content with only a digital release asked if we’d like to bring the Unit 44 trade paperback to comic book shops worldwide. Of course we said yes.

So now it’s official… Unit 44 will be available to comic book shops, book stores and libraries in August 2017! How cool is that?

Unit44_MiniPoster_WebOf course, in the world of indie comics, you have to work hard and hustle, so if we want to meet the monumental (life long) goal, we have to fund the initial print run ourselves. To help facilitate that step, we’ve turned to Kickstarter where YOU can pre-order the 100+ page volume one graphic novel and in the process, help ensure it’s available to all these comic shops.

Hit the link below to check out all the cool stuff we’re offering in exchange for your support, like copies of the book, posters, totes, art from Ed!, story critiques by me and more!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weslocher/unit-44-ever-wish-the-x-files-was-a-sitcom

 

Now available for FREE: Bucky O’Hare in “Oneness”

The day has arrived!

I hope you’re prepared for another free comic!

I invite you all to take your first spin on the frigate Righteous Indignation for the first time in 20 years as I unleash a brand new FREE short comic featuring Bucky O’Hare.

Click here or on the cover image to check out the seven-page short “Oneness.”

My partner is crime for this short was Loch Ness, a lifelong Bucky fan who jumped at the chance to bring these characters to… to life.

His passion for the characters, world and story translated beautifully to the page and I couldn’t be more proud of what we created based on the characters originally created by writer Larry Hama and artist Michael Golden.

We had such a blast putting this comic together, and I hope you enjoy the 90s nostalgic tingles you get from reading it. Hit us up on social media and let us know what you thought. Most importantly of all, if you like it, consider sharing it with your friends and let’s spread some joy on this Throwback Thursday.

Thanks for checking it out!

If you like the Bucky comic, be sure to check out another free comic Loch Ness and I did last year, called Turbo Tunnel Trouble based on the 90s video game property, Battletoads.

New FREE comic coming Thursday!

Hey — I didn’t die.

(Sorry guy who bullied me from fourth grade through eighth grade.)

No, in fact I’ve been hard at work creating some awesome new comics that I’m extremely proud of!

And on Thursday of this week I’ll be unleashing a brand new short comic for FREE right here on the website.

Artist Loch Ness, who I teamed with for the free Battletoads: Turbo Tunnel Trouble short we released last year, have been hard at work on a new four-issue miniseries called Bug Slugger XL (more on that later) and we took a short break after completing issue one to put together a short comic featuring one of our favorite early 90s TV show/comic book/videos game properties. The response to Battletoads was just too awesome for us not to tackle another fan-favorite IP.

That’s right, folks… this time we tackled the green, space-faring rabbit, Bucky O’Hare.

Created by Larry Hama and Michael Golden, we’re taking Bucky and his anthropomorphic crew for a ride on the Righteous Indignation in a seven-page short comic.

Don’t miss out on this one. It gets crazy.

See you Thursday.

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Panama City Creative Con this weekend

Every week I’ve been, like, “I should totally write on my blog.”

And then something happens that prevents me from doing so. In a good way. Not dead, just busy.

BUT, I found the minutes to jump over here because there’s a show coming up this weekend that I will be attending and if you’re in the North Florida area, you should definitely plan on going: Panama City Creative Con 2016!

Now in its 7th year, the Panama City Creative Con returns this weekend, SEPT. 17&18 2016 at the MARINA CIVIC CENTER in PANAMA CITY, FL.

This is the third year I’ll be participating and PCCC is a great show run by amazing people and due to its mammoth growth the event has relocated to the Marina Civic Center, which is bound to be a ton of fun.

I’ll be there on Saturday only, but I plan to make the most of my hours as I hawk my wares, talk comics and hopefully meet some fun new people.

For all the details and ticket information visit www.pccreativecon.com

Oh, I’ll also be on a panel this year! So if you’re there, come get intimate. But not in that way. Bring your comics-makin’ questions.

The Process of Creating Comic books – 3:15pm
Marina Civic Center theater – Balcony
Chris Arrant, Wes Locher, & John Holland talk about the process of creating comic books from start to finish.

Oh, and Chris Arrant (comic writer, CBR, Newsarama, et al) will be there. He’s better-looking than I am, so feel free to stare at him for the duration of the presentation.

I’ll have lots of comics for sale, too. Some of my stock is running low and this will be the last chance to grab a few of my books before they “rest” for a while.

See you there?

Yeah, see you there.

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