Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Alexis Cruz Interview on WHR Decide

Hey all you wanna-be ninjas! We must have missed this little dandy, an interview with one of the big guy's himself, Alexis Cruz.

-UnPro Team

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Newsletterin' Around

Hey! All you...sociopathic bromancers (we'll probably stick with unprofessionals.) We've just got a cool e-mail from Red Stylo Media. They're doing a bi-weekly newsletter and we've been featured in each one.

So while we may not have a newsletter to send to everyone, you can subscribe to theirs and get all the Unprofessional news you can handle.

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While you're signing up, here's some fantastic news straight from the source. Red Stylo Media was accepted into the small press pavilion at San Diego Comic Con and, and, and movie star & The Unprofessionals Co-Creator Alexis Cruz (Skaara from Stargate) will be signing at their table! Huzzah!

So get your plane tickets to Cali before they skyrocket, put your comic con shoes on, and we'll see you guys there!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Q & A with Colin Rankine

Red Stylo Media's staff minion, Matthew Erman, gave a short Q&A to Unprofessional Writer, Colin Rankine, as part of our new "Red (Spot)Light" series. Some fun bits in this one...read on!
Q: So Colin, we'd like to know first off, what are major influences as a writer?
A: Jorge Luis Borges, William S. Burroughs, Eavesdropping, James Ellroy, Edward Gibbon, Robert Irwin, Ursula LeGuin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Television, Gene Wolfe...So many others...

Q: That's quite a list! Where's your favorite place to pick up comics?
A: Nominally, Comix Experience on Divisadero Street in San Francisco is my local, though lately I've been trawling ComiXology a bit. I feel guilty about it.

Q: How did you get into comics?
A: How did I start liking comics? Someone gave me a copy of, I think, Thor, circa 1979, about a space giant with mouths in the palms of his hands, and I was hooked. As far as how I started making comics? I am still working on that.

Q: Do you have any long term projects?
A: All my projects are long-term projects!

Q: Who would be your dream team to work with?
A: Rick Veitch. Q: Marvel, DC, or Indie? A: I have enjoyed many Marvel comics in my days, but I feel like your mainstream players are in serious trouble. Indie books are hard for me to keep track of, but they are exciting and inspiring, even when they're awful.

Q: If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
A: I would be solid all the way through, like a potato, all of my biological processes occurring through a sort of biochemical diffusion; a huge hinged jaw like a snake's, with these sort of grabbers on the insides of my cheeks to keep my prey from wriggling loose; the ability to transmit memetic as well as genetic information to my offspring (transomatesis); and a telepathic rapport with a like-minded person of another species in a distant galaxy.
Don't forget to check out Chapter #2 of The Unprofessionals--A Sociopathic Bromance in the Red Stylo Media store!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Unprofessionals Chapter 2: Spider Man

Unpro: teaserRemember remember the Fifth of November! Why? An overly dramatic revolution? No! The Unprofessionals - Chapter #2: Spider Man is released digitally!

Check in with us on Facebook all weekend, with sneak previews of Chapter #2, and head over to Red Stylo Media's store to pre-order Chapter 2 because we've all been missing our favorite wannabe "ninjas", Jake & Leo. 

They've already got one job under their belt: low-life gambler and Welfare cheat Benny Chow. But they've stepped on the toes of Bojack & Lugo, two vicious pros with sensitive egos, and their shenanigans have drawn the attention of the NYPD. Expect violent hijinx, criminal antics, and probably some bickering in the second installment of The Unprofessionals!   

Saturday, October 27, 2012

London never saw us coming!

Series co-creator Alexis Cruz is at MCM Expo in London! Visit Red Stylo for more event details, and follow Alexis as he tweets from the show!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Unpro Geeks out with Geek Nation

Check out this interview from Geek Nation! We posted this interview on our Facebook page back in August when MissCR1xLee chatted with The Unprofessionals co-creators Alexis Cruz and Colin Rankine.

The guys chat about the comics market, traditional vs. unconventional techniques throughout this insane little miniseries, and the crisis of ambition vs. reality after our groundbreaking Kickstarter campaign. If you didn't catch it then, read it now:

P.S. Thanks to LunaEclipse on Facebook for the re-post!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sequential Tart Review!

Good = Coming Back from New York Comic Con, safe, sound and blissed out from the amazing response from die-hard (and new!) fans.

GREAT = Coming home to another awesome review! Check it out:
Review on SequentialTart.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Got Code?

Folks who made it to the East Coast for New York Comic Con to see The Unprofessionals creators, Alexis Cruz and Colin Rankine, got a little something something in the Limited Edition Trade Paperback. Not only is this special edition signed and numbered by Alexis, but the purchase included a code for a FREE digital download of the upcoming Chapter 2! And...we still have copies!
Leo and his brother-from-another-mother Jake are a pair of homicidal nerds who dream of being awesome ninja assassins, and they've already got one job under their belt: low-life gambler and Welfare cheat Benny Chow. But they've stepped on the toes of Bojack & Lugo, two vicious pros with sensitive egos, and their shenanigans have drawn the attention of the NYPD.
The Unprofessionals--A Sociopathic Bromance, Chapter 2: Spider-Man, written by Colin Rankine, with art by Kate Glasheen, and lettered by the amazing Troy Peteri, has a hard-target release date of November 5! Couldn't make it? We *might* have a little something for you... Pre-order The Unprofessionals, Chapter 2 in our online store. **OR** Pick up one of the last remaining copies of The Unprofessionals, Chapter 1 limited edition trade paperback, and get a code to download the comic, FREE! These are convention specials and are a limited run. Get them now before they're gone forever!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Girl Gamer Review

Fantastic review over the weekend from GirlGamer.com. Colin, Alexis, Chris, Kate and Erik were each mentioned. A small excerpt:
For me, however, the real standout of The Unprofessionals art team is colorist Kate Glasheen, whose beautiful, hand-painted watercolors bring to the surface underlying themes in the story that a lesser colorist might have glossed over in the face of a standard “gritty” look. Glasheen excels at making the pretty look slightly scary.
Excited to see some recognition for the whole crew! Read the full review here:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Signed UNPro cover art from artist Erik Reeves

The Unprofessionals has made quite the network of new friends since our debut at San Diego Comic Con, some of whom are clamoring to get at the rewards they missed way back when we were kickstarting this project.

Want some? Get some.

The Limited Edition Trade Paperback, signed and numbered by Alexis Cruz, is on track to SELL OUT at New York Comic Con (more details on THAT event on new comic day next week.)

But now, for the first time since our project was successfully funded, the signed print from artist Erik Reeves--and the COVER of The Unprofessionals Chapter One: The Son-in-Law --is now on sale and available for purchase!

The print is 11 x 17, full color, signed by the artist. Purchase it online and get a FREE digital download of the Chapter 1 delivered directly to your inbox!

Click here, order the art, get the download. Do it

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Reviews are in--we're awesome!

"Action panels that will make you drool and stare endlessly at how amazing it looks..."
Check out the latest and greatest review from Erick Castillo! More to come... but check out the latest from Disciplined Monkey right here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Unprofessionals Go Pro

San Diego Comic Con was a runaway success for the special Limited Edition Trade Paperback of Chapter 1: The Son-in-Law. This book is packed with extras that include previews and script from upcoming chapters, and each copy must be certified numbered and signed by Alexis Cruz or Colin Rankine to be official.

Only 500 copies of this special book will ever exist, and over half of the remaining books have already been spoken for via our Kickstarter Backers and other VIP's, not to mention the lucky folks who snapped up copies at San Diego and may also pick up copies at upcoming events and signings in the next two months (specific dates and locations TBA this week!)

What was that? You didn't back us on Kickstarter? You couldn't make it to San Diego for Comic Con? You never leave your house and won't make it to another show this year? And you want a signed and numbered copy anyway? Crazy!

Oh, OK...just for you. You and 199 of your closest friends and that's it!
Click here to pay with PayPal.

The Unprofessionals #1, Limited Edition Trade Paperback, signed and numbered by Alexis Cruz

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Unprofessionals at San Diego Comic Con! Booth #5619

Alexis Cruz, head of the creative team that is bringing you THE UNPROFESSIONALS--A Sociopathic Bromance original graphic novel, is confirmed for San Diego Comic Con! Booth #5619! Don't miss this!

Alexis Cruz, actor and creative superstar behind this fantastic project, will be signing Limited Edition trade paperback copies of The Unprofessionals--A Sociopathic Bromance, Chapter 1, at Booth #5619 at SDCC.

Alexis will be at the show during Preview night and all FOUR days of the show. Fans can chat with Alexis about how The Unprofessionals came together after their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign last year. Also, only 500 copies of this Limited Edition book will be printed, signed and numbered, so pick one up now!

Visit the convention site here: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/
 Preview Chapter one right here! 

Having trouble viewing? Try this link: http://issuu.com/enricajang/docs/the_unprofessionals_teaser?mode=window&printButtonEnabled=false&backgroundColor=%23222222

(c) 2012 Alexis Cruz, Colin Rankine, and Red Stylo Media

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Almost out the door!

Holy Moe! As of wednesday, June 20, 2012, we are putting the last touches on the trade edition of The Unprofessionals #1, written by Colin Rankine, drawn by Chris Moreno, colors by Kate Glasheen, and letters by Troy Peteri. We will be ready for our big debut at San Diego Comic Con in July.

It's been a bumpy-ass road to get here! We started out with no practical knowledge about making a comic--we just took a leap, and it feels like we hit every rock and sticky-outty tree-branch on the way down. We had production delays, cash flow problems, and neurotic detonations, but here we are! We couldn't have done it without the continued support of our Kickstarter backers, our public and fans, and the roster of really talented & visionary people who have joined our team.

We are so excited to finally have an actual book to put in your hands. Stay tuned, there's more to come.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Getting the hang of this

Erik Reeves, The UNprofessionals #2

Finally taking some time to get through the media updating since a lot of people have been asking. Im still trying to find ways of simplifying everything and we could sure use a web savvy media mogul over here.

In the meantime, we're rolling right along. All of our operatives have their mission briefs, pages on 3 chapters are being cranked out, and Backer rewards are continuing to go out as they're produced.

We won that Kickstarter campaign, btw. In case you didn't know. Thanks to the loving hearts and generous support of the public, we nailed that seemingly impossible goal and we're in the top 10 most successful comics project on Kickstarter.com

Thanks to everyone who believed in the project and thank you for continuing to roll with us. The road ahead looks pretty awesome.