It’s Been a Beautiful, Silly, & Terrible Year

Hello to all of you Beautiful, Silly, but never Terrible people!

2018 has been a powerful year. That’s the best way I think that we can describe it.

Back in 2014 when we first created Beautiful, Silly, & Terrible Things, the name was chosen because that’s how we see what life consists of, moments of beauty, silliness, and terror.

This year has been exemplary in all categories. We hit the convention road in exponentially greater fashion than we’d ever done before. We met more of you than in all years prior combined, and we enjoyed it so much! Next year will not see quite as much exposure, but that’s just because of life and not anything to do with what we wish it could be like.

But it’s been a year of setbacks on a horrible scale, too. We’re a small band of creators. Since we began, our number at this point is still about only 15 people. For an indy comic book company, that’s actually quite a bit, but still … in 2018, 3 of our number lost our parents. That seems unfathomable to my mind, that a full fifth of us, 20% of such a small starting number, would lose someone that close to us in one calendar year. That doesn’t even count hospitalizations and other nasty little life events.

Still, I cannot bring myself to curse this year as I’ve done with previous ones. This year brought such joy and accomplishments in addition to the grief. Even so, it has taken its toll. Specifically, The Black Gate # 2 is not going to make its official release prior to the end of 2018 as we’d hoped, planned, and tried so diligently to accomplish. We are sorry for this, but know that it’s in the can and coming as soon as possible (hopefully January of 2019).

In the meantime, be kind to yourselves and to one another. Enjoy the Beautiful, laugh at the Silly, and stand or sit with those who endure the Terrible.

All love,

John

Hyped!

To begin, we here at Beautiful, Silly, & Terrible Things would like to say thank you to all of you whom we’ve met or seen again out on the convention road this 2018! It has been a busy year to be sure, but what a fun ride! We’re not stopping with this, though.

As we’ve been hyping, The Black Gate # 2 has just been sent off to the printer and Comixology, so be on the lookout for the conclusion to our dark historical fiction piece to arrive. For now we hope that this image of the cover will suffice to keep you whistles wet!

BG2 Cover

Speaking of hyped, Forget-Me-Not will begin in our flagship anthology book, Beautiful, Silly, & Terrible Things # 4 in 2019! This is a story that is so big, so terrifying, that it requires TWO different artists on the same story! We’re excited to have Willie Tarkington back with us! As you may recall, Willie did the artistic chores for Munchies way back in our first issue. In addition, we’re also equally excited to see the debut of a new and amazing artistic talent in T.E. Lawrence!

That’s not all, though. We are already in development for Issue # 5 as well, and we’ve got one of the biggest names in the independent comics scene on-board to join us in that issue! No spoilers yet, but we’re tremendously excited to be working with this person, and we believe that you’re going to be ecstatic when you see who it is!

We’ll be back soon with the release information for The Black Gate # 2, and maybe even a sneak peek of some of the interior pages for free exclusively here on our site, but before we call this one as done, there’s one more piece of hype that we need to address …

He was the most amazing, spectacular, incredible, fantastic, sensational, and astonishing hype-man that the comics medium has ever had! He was an outstanding creator, a game-changing writer, and the absolute best ambassador for our medium that there ever could be. Beautiful, Silly, & Terrible Things offers our sincerest condolences to the family, the friends, and all the millions of fans for the passing of Stan “The Man” Lee.  Excelsior!

‘Nuff said.

Victims & Villains

Hello to all of you Beautiful, Silly, but never Terrible fans out there!

While at the Baltimore Comic Con recently, the great folks from Victims & Villains podcast came by our table and interviewed us for an episode! Victims & Villains is dedicated to not only covering pop-culture and comic books, but even more importantly, they’re dedicated to reaching out and helping people with resources and support who deal with mental illnesses or are struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Here’s a link to their website’s resources section. If you are struggling with any of those issues, please check it out or reach out to someone.

And here’s where you can listen to their episode dedicated to so many of the amazing and talented indie comic book artists that were at the 2018 Baltimore Comic Con!

The Victims & Villains Site

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iTunes

And now here’s a list of those other great indie comic book stars that you’ll hear in the episode!

Ariele Sieling

Cyko KO

Heritage Comics HSQ

Kevin Coolidge

K S Brenowitz

Mindy Indy

Nate Getz

Olivia Berrier

Orlando Caicedo

Panda Force (Sean Causley, the creator of Panda Force, was one of our neighbors at Baltimore Comic Con 2018, and so we can personally say, he’s a heck of a nice guy and has such a fun all-ages book!)

Pat Shand

Potential Comics

Rose Arenas

Spaghetti Kiss

Tainted Love Comic

The Comic Age

Tony Calandra

Come to the Atlanta Comic Convention at the Century Center Marriott today from 11am – 5pm and meet artist Doug Hogan and writer John M. Waller Sewell. Get your autographed copies of the best indie comics in the business!#comics #comicbooks #atlantacomicconvention