Sunday, February 7, 2010

A message from my son

Brock has a message to share.
He can do this much better than I can explain.

"One of the dreams I've held onto since I was a little kid was to work for one of the big two comic book companies--either DC or Marvel. This month, I've actually got a shot at it. DC Comics has an online comics arm of their business called Zuda. Each month, 10 comic submissions are pitted against each other to see which can win a contract. Right now, I have a submission in contention, MONSTERPLEX, which I wrote and created (friends David Schlotterback and Michael DeVito join me on art and colors, respectively). 


The winner of the competition is based solely on popularity. This is
where I desperately need your help. Here's a list of everything the
Zuda overlords are looking at to determine which comic they're going to sign for a one-year contract:


1. Votes (very important--can only vote once)

2. Adding to Favorites (very important, and can only be done once)

3. Star Ratings (can only be done once--also very important)

4. Number of Comments (can do this as many times as you'd like)

5. Traffic (numbers count!)


To participate (vote, favorite, leave comments, etc.) you'll need to register an account over at Zuda ( www.zuda.com -- only takes a minute or two, tops). The competition runs for the duration of the month and the entries are STRONG. I'm not one to usually ask for help, but I think we've got a good comic and I'd so much appreciate your help in this. If you don't mind my saying, the prize is also worth thousands of dollars and, needless to say, that would be extremely nice.

Anyone can register and vote and add favorites! If you have any questions about doing so, please refer to this link: http://monsterplex.blogspot.com/2010/02/big-announcement.html (That's also the official Monsterplex blog where I'm posting daily updates and links to interviews and reviews). THANK YOU so much." 


19 comments:

Susan Rozier said...

I'm trying it as I speak! Susan

Lynn said...

GO BROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brock said...

Brock isn't good at asking for help, but I shamelessly will! If you are a reader and have a blog and would be willing to repost this, that would be tremendous!! Thanks!
Erin

Mary said...

Count me in! Always happy to help out a "struggling" artist. I only wish I'd had the courage to follow my own artistic dreams when I was younger.

Also, I'll gladly repost this to my blog, but I don't know how to do that. Can anyone help me out with that? Thanks!

Kris said...

You've got my vote Brock! I will definitely head over there and do whatever I need to do. You have some real talent and it would be such a deserved honor for you to receive this.

grandmapeg said...

Brock...I just now signed up,rated it, added it to my favorites and commented. Good luck with this endeavor. I'm no comic credit but it looks good to me :-)

Brock said...

Big thanks to everyone who has supported us so far. I know that Monsterplex probably isn't normally the kind of thing you'd spend any kind of time on, so your support means just that much more.

Mary, I'm guessing the simplest thing would be to just copy and paste this blog into your own, no? As for the image (if you want to use that too), just click on it to make it bigger and then drag it onto your desktop and upload it from there. Hope that works!

McKenna said...

I just went on and voted and added it to my favorites today and had my family do the same! I love this comic and loved getting to hear about it from Brock when we were there in October!

Richard said...

Just voted. They may even give me credit for 2 votes since I am part of the coveted 57 year old comic book demographic...I will register and vote for Wendy too. She we will want to know if we can FedEx her vote somewhere.

Kim said...

To say that I am so impressed Brock is an understatement. This really is fantastic work and I'm very excited for you! I'll help spread the word too. Best of luck!

Kim (BTW, I'm "KimCh" over there on the site.) ;)

Natalie said...

I voted for you=) Good Luck!

Lynn said...

We are just so very proud of you, Brock. We are telling anyone who will listen to us to VOTE and to make MONSTERPLEX their home page. I've sent "invitations" to every fb friend I have as well as work friends. If we all tell 100, MONSTERPLEX, and BROCK, will WIN!!!

Lynn said...

Jill, you must be just BURSTING with pride for Brock!

darlene said...

Good luck, Brock! I'm rooting for you!

Brock said...

Wow. The support coming from you all is amazing. My mom has quite the readership! (Which we all already knew!)

We're still in second place, but the margin is so close (and we still have a couple of week to go) that I know it's still possible for us to take this thing. Your generosity with your time will be a big part of that!

Mary said...

Brock, thanks for the tutorial. I was able to cut and paste this post into my blog by using my computer at work (after hours, of course!). Unfortunately, my home computer (Vista, grrr) won't allow me to paste into my blog editor. But it all worked out nicely, comic picture and all. I also took Lynn's idea and ran with it, linking your story on my blog to my Facebook page. I hope it brings you many more fans and voters. Good luck to you!!

Tyler said...

BROCK!! MONSTERPLEX!! OH MY GOODNESS!!

Valerie said...

Wow, Jill! You have such a talented family. Best of luck to your son!

Sue said...

Just went over there. Hope he wins!

=)