I will be at "The Fantasy Shop Comics & Games" on New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur at 11 am tomorrow (4-5-2018, for the calendar impaired; 11 am is when it opens).
I will be giving away copies of Crystal Knights 7 until about 40 of them are gone. Which is, strangely, not as easy as it sounds, or wasn't last time, because people eye you with suspicion when you're an independent comic-maker, and the DC and Marvel nerds tend to avoid making eye contact of any kind with you. And this is a real comic, folks, 32 interior pages and glossy full-color covers; the most elaborate action / battle sequence I've ever illustrated, and that includes what I've done for "Danger Dolls!" I'll also have some original scribbles from the series there, because I feel like I should have some evidence that I'm an actual artist with me.
Now, if you are someone who has a piece of art appearing in this issue: you will be getting a copy in the mail. Probably sometime next week. Overseas folks: it'll be a little bit longer for yours. And if you are someone who considers themselves to be "close" to Lon, where you catch yourself thinking: "Man, Lon will take care of me; he'll set me up with this comic," you're probably right -- but in advance I can only imagine there are maybe 5 of you who are thinking that -- your copy will be taken care of too. Anybody else who wants one is going to have to send me $3.00 (in the US, probably closer to $6 or $7 overseas) via Paypal... because the comic is free, but the postage isn't.
People who are thinking, "What a rip! Why isn't he giving something away on the internet?" can go read the first 1 and 2/3rds chapters of Crystal Knights on Tapas, here: tapas.io/series/Crystal-Knight…
Or, download a free copy of Chapter 1 at DriveThruComics: drivethrucomics.com/product/20…
It says "Pay What You Want," but that includes "nothing," ask any of the people who have already downloaded it.
And lastly, as there are going to be people who think, "But Lon, what about the smut? The SMUT, MAN!" I think maybe I can afford to give away the PDF of the color version of "These Dreams Are Not My Own," from the first book of "imMATURE Comics." (It's only 10 pages long, FYI.) But you are going to have to note me personally for that, and also, I'm going to have to be convinced that you're old enough to have it. And you'll notice that in order to take advantage of that offer? You would've had to read ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF THE JOURNAL, and then actually take action on your part, so I suspect no one will do it.