You are going to notice some changes soon to this site. In particular you may have noticed that I have taken down all story lines but Moment of Clarity. Starting this week, this site is going to gear itself more as a promotional for the graphic novel, and for the digital releases. I can tell you that Josh and I still have plans to release the next volume of the book as a web comic like we did this one so stay tuned for news on when that will be available, but sadly we cannot offer the full book for free any longer.
Once again, a huge thanks to everybody who followed us through this past year and for your continued support.
Josh and I will be at APE in San Francisco next month and there are tentative plans to do a panel at Long Beach Comic Con in November. Stop by and see us. We would love to meet you in person.
Wow! I can't believe that it's almost been a year since we started uploading Utopiates Vol. 1. It's been a long ride. From it's inception in 2006, first print run in black and white in 2007 by Bloodfire Studios, regaining the rights in 2011 and colorizing it for new audiences, Utopiates has traveled a long road in order to get here today.
Thank you all again so much for all of your support. Josh and I really appreciate you sticking with us through this past year. Utopiates is going on a bit of a hiatus for now. But don't worry, more stories are in the works so keep watching either this website or 01 Publishing for more information as well as convention schedules for where you can see us in person.
In the mean time, if you enjoyed what you read, please visit Amazon.com and leave a review. We would really appreciate it.
As well, if you would like to purchase the graphic novel, you can do so from us directly (and we will sign it for you), or from Amazon.com.
And last, but not least, we will be at APE in San Francisco this next October. We will be at the 01Publishing table #541. So make plans to come and see us if you are in the area.
As of the writing of this post, there are only FIVE copies of Utopiates left on Amazon.com!!! Only 5! So, if you are planning on picking up a copy of book I ask that you order it from Amazon.com this week. My goal is to see Utopiates sell out in the first week.
For those of you who have ordered your copy from Amazon, thank you very very much for your support.
I do have a request for all of you who have been enjoying this web comic, regardless of if you plan to pick the book up or not, could you leave a review on Amazon and click the "like" button? I would really appreciate it.
For those of you who use DCBService.com to purchase your comics, Utopiates is available there too this month for only $8.99.
In other news, we just got confirmation of our table at APE in Oct. If you go to the APE website you can find us under 01Publishing in the exhibitors' section. I'll post more information as it comes.
Ah, another San Diego Comic Con come and gone. Now we turn our sites to APE in October. Last year had some road blocks, but this year is going to be awesome!! As details come in, I'll let you all know where we are going to be.
As well, I'm looking for a good comic/anime/sci-fi conventions in Las Vegas. Does anybody have suggestions. What good sci-fi conventions are there?
Well, we heard from the printer and the books should be on US soil at the end of July or the begining of August. So, just a few more weeks left!!
I’m sorry everyone. I’ve been sick and was not able to cue up the next page for today. It WILL be up today. It’s just going to be late. Please come back in the evening. I should have it up by 6pm pacific time.
And there you go. The last page of Tip of the Spear! I hope you all liked the story. Please let me know your thoughts either below or on Facebook.
As I've said before, we will not have a break. We will be going strait into the next story on Thursday so don't worry.
And if you liked this, you might like the audio drama based on our other series, Titanium Rain. In fact, I highly suggest that you at least check out the audio samples on the website because the company that did TR might be doing Utopiates in the near future as well! The website is http://www.titaniumrainaudio.com
Thank you all for staying with us so long. I think you will really like the next story arch.
Today, NPR covered a story from MIT. A story about a new way to inject drugs without a needle. This device is very similar (but obviously bigger) to the injector slugs our characters in Utopiates use. Keep in mind, though Josh did do a lot of research and spoke with many experts in order to get the science of Utopiates right, these stories were all written back in 2005-6. Six to seven years before these scientists announced this awesome new device.
“This is a real dark dystopic future with a strong dash of cyberpunk.” -SF Crowsnest
"Comics is a stormy, dangerous coastline, shallow and sharp, but UTOPIATES stands like a lighthouse guiding you to the safe harbor where smart, intense comics still exist." -Phil Hester
-The Huffington Post
“Inspired by the works of Gibson, Dick, and Welsh, Utopiates mixes the swirling abyss of addiction with the cyberpunk leanings of drug-obsessed futurist writers. The first-person narration is classic cybernoir, and the 'digital black and white' art lends this dark story a unique flair. Creators Josh Finney and Kat Rocha are to be commended for diving into familiar waters and coming up with something new. It’s well worth your time to check out…” -Troy, Newsarama.com