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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Kryptographiks Direktor's Kut Episode 4

Damian and Brian at Kryptographiks had us on for a special "Direktor's Kut" of Titanium Rain. Find out all the neat facts behind the book, the art, what inspired the story and much much more. MEGA SPOILER ALERT!!
You can listen to the episode on their website at http://kryptographik.ning.com/ or you can directly download it HERE.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Comic Book Page and Comic Related

The fine hosts of the Comic Book Page (John and Bob) were kind enough to review Issue #1 of Titanium Rain on their weekly comic's spotlight. Go check it out out at http://www.comicbookpage.com/Podcast/?p=206

As well, Chuck from ComicRelated.com interviewed us about Titanium Rain, Utopiates, the Awesome Anthology, and much much more. You can listen to the interview at http://www.comicrelated.com/audio/relatedrecap031.html


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Comic News Insider #152

Joe and Jimmy from Comic News Insider reviewed Titanium Rain Issue #1 as well as The Bond of Saint Marcel. If you haven't heard their show before, go check them out! http://jimmyaquino.typepad.com/comicnewsinsider/2008/08/episode-152---t.html


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

SDCC 08 Wrap Up w/ Pictures

Another SDCC come and gone. As always there was a ton to see and lots of people to meet.

Tuesday: Josh and I kicked it off early with a dinner with the CGS guys in Old Town. Bryan knew of this great little mexican restaurant that had excellent food really cheep.

Wed: We picked up Charlito and Mr. Phil from the airport and took them to a local teriyaki and sushi restaurant. Took them around town for a bit of sight-seeing and then we met back up with some of the CGS guys at their hotel. Hung out for a bit and then we all headed down to the Convention Center. Previews night is always crazyness. I swear it gets more busy and hectic each year. There were so many people on the convention floor that it felt more like a Friday than Wed. We knew this was going to be the best time to check out the con and see all the cool displays and movie stuff, and we took the opportunity to do so. We saw the Owl air ship for The Watchmen and the Bat Cycle from the old Adam West show. As well, I got to meet Nicole de Bore from DS9. She is one of my favorite actors. I’ve loved her since before she was on Star Trek, when she was on The Outer Limits and Forever Knight... so I geeked out on her and got really tongue tied. She was very nice and didn't seem to mind. Later that evening we had dinner with the ISR guys and called it a night.

Thursday: Was a blur. We met all of our fellow ASP creators at the booth and hung out for a while talking to people and getting the word out about Titanium Rain. Then at 5 we headed upstairs for the pod-casting panel. This is the first panel Josh and I have been to in years. Lots of joking and fun ensued as they all discussed the future of the medium and comics. Then we all headed down to the Tilted Kilt for dinner. I wasn't expecting much but their burgers were amazing! Definitely a place to check out if you are ever in town.

Friday: Much like Thursday. A blur of crowds and comics and geeks. That night though brought THE con story for us for this year. Josh's chair was stolen by Stan Lee.
We went to a party at the Hard Rock Hotel with the ASP crew. It seemed to be mostly filled with Hollywood types and business people so some of us (Chandra from the God Machine and Patrick McEvoy from Starkweather Immortal ) went to a corner by the bar and hung out. Then this bouncer-looking guy came over and told us that the table had been reserved and we had to move. There was no "reserved" sign that we could see but we all moved anyway. In walks Stan Lee himself. He comes over to the table we had just been sitting at and sits down right where Josh had been sitting. It was so surreal.

Saturday: Titanium Rain Issue #1 came in! It looked so good. We stayed at the booth almost the whole day. Josh and I were very happy with the response Titanium Rain got from the crowds. As well we had a few returning fans from Utopiates come find us including Super Fan Mike.
We also met Jennifer Q and Emil from The Bond of Saint Marcel. I've been wanting to read this book since I found out about it a year ago and I was so excited to not only read it but talk to the writer herself. That night we had dinner with Jennifer Q, her husband and Emil at the Joe's Crab Shack behind the convention center. Josh and Jennifer talked shop most of the evening as well as what all Emil has been up to and working on.

Sunday: Last day of con. Worked the booth and left a bit early. The previous 4 days had finally caught up with us. We said goodbye to everybody and finished up any business we had.

Monday: Last day to hang out with our friends from the east coast. Went out to dinner with Charlito, Phil, MobilHome from the forums, Peter Rios, and Fred Chao of Johnny Hiro. Then we spent a wonderful evening back at their hotel, just hanging out and having fun.

Great Con! Great Friends! Met some awesome people. Overall, this was a good year.


Loot and Swag: Motoko figure from Ghost in the Shell: SAC Second Gig, original piece from Matthias Wade, original piece from Chandra Free, all three issues of Primordia,

Shout Outs (in no particular order): Everybody at the ASP booth, the CGS guys, Charlito and Mr. Phil from ISR, Jimmy from CNI, Bob and John from CBP, Super Fan Mike, Michael (Crazy Mary) Colbert, Jennifer Q and Emil from Bond of Saint Marcel, Evil Twin comics, Bushi Tales, Matthias (Jetta) Wade, Torchsong, Jimmy Trout, and everybody from the Comic Forums who stopped by to say “Hi”.

Monday, July 14, 2008

San Diego Comic Con

One week and two days left. I can't wait!!! I can't believe that Con is almost here. For those of you who read this blog that may be attending, come visit Josh and I at the Archaia Studios Press Booth # 2231. Issue #1 will be on the table and we will be giving away some cool swag including a limited art print (only 500 of them made).

So come by, say "Hi", and let us know what you think.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Barking at Butterflies

Load up your iTunes and do a search for Barking at Butterflies.
Created by the same man who is working on the upcoming Titanium Rain soundtrack, this music project is perfect for those who like IDM music such as Bjork and Funkstorung.
If anything, check out the stand-out track, "Inhuman" on this EP. You will not be disapointed.

It's Meme Time

Got sent this. Figured it would be fun to post. -Kat

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Blue the books you LOVE.

( the list )
1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four- George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Phillip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Publisher Archaia’s Restructuring

In mid-May our publisher, Archaia Studios Press, announced the company was undergoing a restructuring due to co-founder Aki Liao’s personal decision to depart ASP.
“Mark and I started ASP Comics as a hobby business in classic ‘two-guys-in-a-garage’ fashion, and that hobby business has grown well beyond its initial size and scope..,” said Aki Liao. “...It’s been an amazing ride, and I enjoyed meeting a lot of wonderful people along the way, especially the talented group of creators that I’ve had the good fortune to work with. It is with a sad heart that I depart as I’m no longer able to give the company the kind of commitment it requires and wish everyone at ASP the best for the future.”

As a creative team with Archaia Studios Press, we feel a responsibility to assure our readers that ASP is in good standing, not at risk of going out of business, and Titanium Rain issue #1 will make it’s debut at the San Diego Comic Con in July. We are confident ASP will continue being a great company with great books. As a company grows there are always stepping stones like this that arise along the way.

Other ASP creators have voiced similar support, such as David Peterson (Mouse Guard), mpMann (Innana’s Tears), Josh Hechinger (Grave Doug Freshley), Dave Moran (Robotika), A. David Lewis (Some New Kind of Slaughter), and Tom Pinchuk & Kate Glasheen (Hybrid Bastards).

ASP Press Release: http://www.daradja.com/2008_pr_052108.php

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Nearly a month

A little over a month till San Diego Comic Con. Oh Man I can't wait. Titanium Rain will be at the Archaia booth and Josh and I plan on being there as much as possible. This is so exciting.

Also, we've put in the orders for the limited prints. If you were one of the first 100 people to order Issue #1 from DCBService.com then you will be getting one. I will be posting a picutre of what it looks like soon.

New updates for the website are coming soon, so keep a look out.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

One of those moments...

I was sitting at my drawing table a few nights ago, working on the pencils for issue 2 when it suddenly hit me... I REALLY love drawing. It's not like I didn't love drawing before. I've always loved drawing.. but suddenly... I don't know.. I got this amazing rush.

Have you ever had one of those moments where you just get a sudden renewed feeling of... warmth and happiness from doing something that you love? It was like that. I don't know. It's kinda hard to describe... but I just got this incredible rush and for the last few days I've been feeling like a kid again. I just can't wait to get home and hop on my computer and work on the next piece.

I've never had this before... It's just... odd... but cool.


Monday, June 9, 2008


Welcome all to the new Titanium Rain blog.

I suppose an introduction is in order in case you are not familiar with us. Titanum Rain is a new maxi series by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha, published by Archaia Studios Press.

The story is a futuristic, alternate reality war story set in the year 2031. A civil war in China has errupted into a global conflict. The reader follows US Air Force Pilot, Alec Killian and the rest of Phoenix Squadron through their struggles and lives living on the front lines.

To view a 10 page preview of issue one, you can visit our website at http://www.titaniumrain.net