Between putting down words for both Redneck and the breakout hit God Country, Donny Cates has managed to put his pen to the page once again this year for a new book titled Babyteeth. Published by AfterShock Comics and due to hit shelves later this month we here at Motor City Geek were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the first two issues.
Last weekend the gymnasium and event center of Macomb Community College was taken by storm. Not the confusing mix of rain and snowstorms this dastardly winter has given us, no. It was a geekstorm of the wonderful variety. It was Great Lakes Comic Con!
With vendors selling comic books, toys and collectibles of all kinds, Great Lakes Comic Con was the place to find any number of hidden treasures with sellers from all over the state. Cons like this are the perfect place to find that one missing issue of your indie collection or a classic book that has escaped your grasp at the larger venues.
There is something wonderfully personal about a con like this. It is a perfect chance to sit down and have a conversation with your favorite artists or writers. Places like this are where you discover a new indie series or meet a crafter who makes the geeky apparel you never knew you needed in your life.
If you love comics, this is the place for you. It’s as simple as that. You fill find something that catches your eye and strike up a conversation you may find yourself among a host of new friends.
Photos by Krista and Rob, Article by Rob
View the rest of our pictures from the event below!
The smell of sawdust still hangs in the air as the wood burning stove pops and crackles nearby. It keeps the frigid winter night at bay as the Dog Might crew sits around the table, plotting and planning. But this time they are not planning a new project or marketing strategy. No, this time they plan to take on the Army of Lamashtu, Mother of Monsters that threatens their kingdom and with it the rest of Golarion. They are playing Pathfinder after a long and productive week. But worry not, for they have more than enough fight left in them to save the day.
The above is not an uncommon occurrence in the Dog Might workshop where The Mikes and Crew work day after day to produce wonderfully designed and handmade gaming accessories. The Dog Might team was nice enough to allow us a behind-the-scenes peek into their shop and see how gaming magic is made. With skilled hands and a keen eye for design, this team has put out six successful Kickstarter campaigns and hundreds if not thousands of beautiful gaming pieces.
From deck boxes to adventure chests and dragon sheaths, each of the products that Dog Might Games sends out has been designed, carved, sanded, stained and sealed all inhouse. Their most recent creation, the Dragon Tray comes in a number of designs, finishes, and interior fabrics making each one unique to the player.
Dog Might is a crew of great guys, making absolutely artistic accessories for every gaming need. So if you’re a gamer, check them out and get in on their Kickstarter while you still can.
Video by Adam Herbstreit of Wolverine Lake Films
Photos and article by – Rob “Roto” Lewis and Austin