2/28/14 - Just finished drawing page 19 of Episode 10. Halfway there!
3/2/14 - Updated "About the Author" page and added VanDroth to the "Villians" page.
3/23/14 - Currently drawing page 24 of Episode 10. I've begun writing some scripts for "Life With Honzy" as well writing the script for Episode 11.
4/3/14 - Just finished drawing page 26 and a third of page 27. I have some additional artwork that needs coloring but then I will display it on here.
4/28/14 - Added "The Gallery" and several new pictures to it. More images to come. I finished drawing page 30 this week and will start page 31 tomorrow.
5/11/14 - Finished drawing page 34 this week. Just a few more pages to go!
6/1/14 - Finished drawing Episode 10 this week. Just have a few pages to ink and color and the newest adventure will be ready!
6/16/14 - Today I finished coloring Episode 10. Just need to do some re-sizing of the pages and then it's off to the printer!
6/17/14 - Done! Episode 10 has been sent off to my publisher. I'll let everyone know as soon as it becomes available for purchase!
7/14/14 - It's here! Episode 10 is now available for purchase in book and digital form! Please go to the Story So Far page for the link!
8/25/14 - HUGE NEWS! I will be attending Ohio Comic Con on Oct.31-Nov.2, 2014, as a featured artist! Please stop by to buy a copy of Episode 1 and/or prints of my artwork!
9/7/14 - I'm almost done drawing page 18 of Episode 11. I just added two new images to the Gallery section.
11/2/14 - Whew! Back from my very first convention (Ohio Comic Con 2014)! What an amazing time meeting celebrities and other artists! THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS SHOWN YOUR SUPPORT!!
1/26/15 - Just added a new character to the "Villians" page and updated VanDroth's profile picture.
HUGE NEWS! I will be attending SPACE (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) on April 11th and 12th, 2015, here in Columbus! Please stop by to buy books and prints!
2/21/15 - This afternoon I took another big step! Please follow me on Twitter: @JoelCramerComix for even more updates on Honzy and Joel's adventures!
3/24/15 - Unfortunately, SPACE has been delayed to July 18-19th, but a smaller event is scheduled for April 11th. For more details please visit my Facebook page.
In comic news, I just finished coloring page 40 of Episode 11 and have drawn the intro for "Life with Honzy", a comedic spin-off series. More details to come!
4/13/15 - I had an AMAZING time at Extra SPACE this past weekend getting to be around other indie artists and meeting new fans! Many many thanks to everyone who came out to show your support!
I am applying the final touches to Book 11 and hope to have it sent out by the end of the week. Check back soon as I will be adding the cover for Book 12 to the Story So Far and Gallery page!
5/4/15 - Waiting on Book 11 to return from the printer. Meanwhile, I have finished the cover for Book 12 and have begun coloring the first page of "Life with Honzy". So far I have four pages drawn and inked. I'll begin drawing Episode 12 this week!
In other news, I'll be attending Piqua Comic Con on May 16th and Stebbins Con on May 23. Gonna be a busy month!
5/14/15 - Episode 11 is on its way to me by mail. I've been getting ready for Piqua Comic Con this Saturday and I think I'm all set now. Looking forward to the fun!
I've got two big announcements I want to make but I want to make sure they will pan out before I say anything. That being said, stay tuned! I hope to give you big news soon!
5/17/15 - Had a great time at Piqua Comic Con on Saturday! Met a lot of fellow comic fans as well as other artists. Special thanks to everyone who braved the rain to be there!
This Saturday, I'll be at Stebbins Con in Dayton, Ohio! Hope to see you there!
In comic news, Episode 11 is here and looking great! I'll be submitting it to IndyPlanet tonight. Stay tuned, I'll let you know when it's available!
5/19/15 - WOW! That was fast! Episode 11 is already available on IndyPlanet! Go to Story So Far to find out more!
5/24/15 - Had a great time at Stebbins Con yesterday! I met even more fellow comic fans, met some more potential fans of my own art, sold several books and had lots of fun! Many thanks to all who attended and especially those who helped put the show together!
I colored page 3 of spin-off "Life With Honzy" tonight. This concludes the intro and now it is time to start coloring the individual strips. I plan to have a few ready to go before I start publishing them.
As of now I have no plans for another convention until at least July, so I plan to get back to work on Episode 12 full-time again. I'll keep you updated as always on the book's progression.
7/6/15 - July 18th-19th I will be attending S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press And Alternative Comics Expo) here in Columbus, Ohio! Hope you are able to make it!
Episode 12 is coming along nicely. I'm nearly done drawing page 13 and just finished coloring page 4. I'm also working on drawing the latest strip for "Life with Honzy". So excited about how these projects are looking so far!
8/24/15 - September 12-13th I will be attending Cincy Con in Covington, KY and on Sept. 19-20th I will be at Independents Day Festival in Columbus! Hope you are able to make it!
I am up to page 22 on Episode 12 at this point. It's looking great and I look forward to its completion! I just added a new picture to the Art Gallery featuring some of the characters who will be appearing in the new book!
8/31/15 - Added another picture to the Gallery, this time featuring the villains Honzy and Joel face off against in Episode 12.
10/5/15 - CincyCon and Independents Day Festival were very successful! Many thanks to all who attended!
Page 29 of Ep. 12 has been drawn and I'm working on catching up on inking and coloring. Also, you can now get clothing based on "Adventures of Honzy and Joel" as well as some of my other artwork at www.skreened.com/cramercomics!
11/5/15 - Episode 12 is now drawn. Now on to inking and coloring the remaining pages!
This past Saturday I was a guest on John Orlando's podcast. If you'd like to hear our conversation, please go to www.pvdcast.com and look up Episode 81. MANY MANY thanks to John for being a great host and for taking the time to chat with me!
11/9/15 - I'm preparing for Piqua Con this Saturday but thought I'd take time to create a picture my brother-in-law and I came up with some time ago. If you'd like to see it (and other fun stuff) go over to the Gallery.
12/20/15 - My apologies for the lack of updates. This time of year is always crazy. :) I attended Piqua Con as planned as well as Stebbins Con a few weeks ago. My next show will be in February at ICE (Independent Comics Expo).
Episode 12 is inked, and I am up to page 25 right now in the coloring process. I have quite a bit of the script for Episode 13 written and I already have a cover design for it. Can't wait to start work on that book!
1/18/16 - Episode 12 is now being prepped to be sent off to my publisher. I am looking into making trades of the series so far, with new covers. More information on that soon! Next up is ICE (Independent Comics Expo) on February 20th in Dayton, OH!
2/21/16 - Episode 12 arrived on Friday and made its debut at ICE (Independent Comics Expo). I had a great time seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones! Thanks to everyone who came out to show your support!
Coming soon: "Adventures of Honzy and Joel" trades! I am planning a Volume 1 (Episodes 1-5), a Volume 2 (6-10) and a Season 1 set (Eps. 1-10). Details to come!
3/6/16 - Episode 12 is now on IndyPlanet! If you'd like to order a copy please go to the "Story So Far" section. Volumes 1 and 2 have been sent off to the publisher. I'll let you know when they are available.
- I had a great time at S.P.A.C.E. 2016! It's always a pleasure to meet new fans and see familiar faces at these conventions. Next show will be at Pickerington Library on May 14th! Details soon!
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of this series, I have released three trade volumes: Volume 1 (Episodes 1-5), Volume 2 (Episodes 6-10) and a Season 1 volume (Episodes 1-10). The IndyPlanet links will be posted shortly. In the meantime, please email me if you are interested in a signed copy!
5/15/16 - Thanks to everyone who came out to the Big Comic Show at Pickerington Library yesterday! It was my first time being there but it's a great place to visit and I had a wonderful time!
I'm currently drawing page 10 of Episode 13, finished coloring page 2 and I have the first 7 pages inked. This book has been challenging lately but I am very pleased with the results.
7/18/16 - I'm currently drawing page 21 of Episode 13 and inking page 16. I'll be at the Comics Underground Distribution Comic Con on July 31st at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral here in Columbus. Hope to see you there!
8/14/16 - Just finished drawing page 23 of Episode 13. I also added an SHOWS AND EVENTS page to the menu so you can keep up on when and where you can meet me in person!
9/26/16 - Two successful shows lately (Yo-Ice in Youngstown and Independents Day in Columbus)! Many thanks to everyone who came out to see us! YOU make it all possible!
I added another show to the SHOWS AND EVENTS page tonight. More to come!
I'm drawing page 33 of Episode 13, the first 26 pages are inked and tonight I colored pages 11 and 12. I'm really excited about how this book is turning out!
12/28/16 - My apologies for such a very long gap in updates. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Back in October I created my first Honzy and Joel mini-comic "A Honzy-ween Story", which was challenging and fun at the same time. I'll post the link to that soon. I've finished drawing and inking Episode 13 and have the first 35 pages colored. In addition, I'm revising the final draft of Episode 14's script.
1/30/17 - Once again, I took a long time to update and I'm sorry about that. Episode 13 is finished and will be on IndyPlanet asap. I've begun drawing and coloring Episode 14 and am already up to page 5.
2/7/17 - Episode 13 has now been added to IndyPlanet and the links are over in the Story So Far page.
2/13/17 - Making progress on Episode 14. I'm about to draw page 9, the first 5 pages are inked and the 2nd page is in full color.
**I reached a new milestone this week! "Adventures of Honzy and Joel" is now on Amazon Kindle!**
Just do a search for "Honzy and Joel". Episode 1 is up now, the rest will be posted soon!
2/20/17 - Thanks to everyone who made it out to ICE (Independent Comics and Film Expo) in Dayton yesterday. It was great meeting up with current fans as well as meeting new ones!
**"Adventures of Honzy and Joel #2" is now on Kindle! If you get a chance, please leave me a review there. I'd greatly appreciate it! :) **
My next show is March 4th from 12-5 at the Ace of Cups here in Columbus, Ohio! Hope you can make it!
2/27/17 - Page 11 of Ep 14 drawn and page 8 inked.
**Episodes 3 and 4 are now on Kindle! If you get a chance, please leave me a brief review of both on Amazon! Thank you!**
3/13/17 - Page 15 of Ep 14 drawn, page 9 and most of 10 inked.
**Episode 5 is now on Kindle! If you get a chance, please leave me a brief review on Amazon! Thank you!**
Next show: S.P.A.C.E 2017 (March 25th and 26th)!
5/22/17 - Page 30 of Episode 14 drawn, page 5 fully colored and page 22 inked. I've also begun writing the script for Episode 15. This fall, I will be part of a special art gallery here in Columbus called Comics Vs Art. More on that soon!
**Episode 6 is now on Kindle! If you get a chance, please me a brief review on Amazon! Thank you!**
Next show: 2017 Annual Spring Barn Sale in Grove City (June 3rd and 4th)!
6/5/17 - Thanks to everyone who braved the heat yesterday and the wind today to see us at the Annual Spring Barn Sale in Grove City! A couple of cartoon artists even dropped by! :)
Work on the 14th adventure continues! Pg 33 is halfway drawn, pg 23 is inked and while I am behind on the coloring I intend to catch up ASAP.
The next show will be June 24th. Details on that very soon!
6/19/17 - Episode 14 update: page 38 is mostly drawn, page 27 is mostly inked and page 6 is now in full color.
This Saturday (6/24) : I'll be at the Fairfield County Vendor and Rummage Sale in Lancaster, Ohio!
7/10/17 - Episode 14 update: the book is completely drawn! (YAY!) Page 37 has been inked, I've colored much of pages 11 and 12 and last night I wrote quite a bit of Episode 15's script.
ANNOUNCEMENT: this fall I am participating in a special event in Columbus called Comics Vs Art. Other local artists and I will be taking selected paintings from the Columbus Museum of Art and presenting our own take on them. I'll be posting more info as the time gets closer!
August 5th - I'll be at the Olde Hayfield Barn Pop-Up Sale (same location as the Annual Spring Barn Sale)!
8/7/17 - Thanks to all who came out to the Olde Hayfield Barn Pop-Up Sale yesterday! It was a lot of fun meeting new fans and catching up with current ones!
I finished coloring pages 8-11 of Episode 14 tonight, and the rough draft of Episode 15 is complete. I'm looking forward to starting that book as soon as #14 is done!
8/14/17 - Pages 12-19 of Episode 14 are now in full color. I have a rough design for the cover of Episode 15 and I also inked another "Life With Honzy" page tonight. My next show will be Yo-ICE 2017 on Sept. 9th. Stay tuned for more details!
8/20/17 - Pages 20-23 of Ep 14 are in full color, and I've colored a lot of pages 24-33.
Sept 2nd is the starting date for Comics VS Art and will run all through the month. It's much sooner than I had realized. I'll post the info next week.
*I had a pleasant surprise this past Friday night. I'll be adding it to the FANS' CORNER page in the next day or so. **