Untold Tales of Bigfoot Nominated for Another NCS Reuben!

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Untold Tales of Bigfoot has been nominated by the National Cartoonists Society for a Silver Reuben in the Online Comics: Long Form division. This is is Bigfoot and Scout’s third nomination (they won in 2013).

The Untold Tales of Bigfoot graphic novel, Crossing Paths (Long Lost Friend Studio’s first release), was the happy result of a well-received online comic (it garnered two Reuben nominations and a win). And while I’ve been busy this last year promoting the printed book at conventions, I’ve tried to keep the online comic going with shorter, self-contained story arcs that fit into the larger story — little mini-adventures and two-pagers that follow Bigfoot and Scout on their continuing quest. It’s these new, online comics that earned the Reuben nom this year, and it’s an honor to be recognized alongside some other very talented creators.

The 72nd Annual Reuben Awards Weekend is May 25th-27th in Philadelphia, PA. Whether we win the prize or not, it is always a sincere pleasure to spend the weekend hanging out with some of the funniest, creative people I know. -v

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Baltimore Comic Con Appearance! September 22 thru 24, 2017

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Just a quick note to let you know Bigfoot & Scout, Phoebe & Beeswax, and the Halloween Moon gang will all be represented at the Baltimore Comic Con this weekend!

3books_dorseStop by Table A233 to chat with me, pick up any of the three Long Lost Friend Studio titles, as well as related merchandise and some fun freebies! Baltimore Comic Con is being held in the Baltimore Convention Center, and tickets are still available.

Independent Publisher Medal Arrives

Back in April, I mentioned here on the blog that Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Crossing Paths won a bronze medal at the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The medal recently arrived and oh boy, is it shiny!

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Bigfoot won the “IPPY” in the category of Graphic Novel, Humor/Cartoon. Here he is, as pleased as punch to be modeling the bauble.

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While waiting for the fine folks at Independent Publisher to ship the medal, I put together a 2-page comic using an awards medal as my MacGuffin. You can view that comic here.

Bigfoot Snags A Bronze

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I’m happy to announce my all-ages graphic novel, Untold Tales of Bigfoot, just earned a Bronze Medal in the category of Graphic Novel, Humor/Cartoon in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Launched in 1996, The “IPPY” Awards are open exclusively to independent authors and publishers around the world. This year’s awards, the 21st annual IPPYs, drew almost 5,000 entries from around the globe.

Congratulations to all the other medalists in all the categories. -v

Untold Tales Of Bigfoot Now Available In Print!

I’m happy to announce the award-winning online comic, Untold Tales Of Bigfoot: Crossing Paths, has been officially released in paperback and is now available as a 140-page graphic novel!

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This First Edition (paperback with French-fold cover) includes a foreword by author Matthew Cody (Supers of Nobles Green Trilogy, The Peddler’s Road, Remade), and afterword by creator Vince Dorse that includes production sketches and a history of the comic.

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Untold Tales Of Bigfoot is an all-ages adventure about a lost dog named Scout and a lonesome Bigfoot. Copies of the book for Kickstarter backers are now being prepped for shipping, but if you missed out on the campaign you can still purchase copies of the book in the Vince Dorse Online Shop.

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If you enjoy the book, make sure to tell a friend (and your local library). We’d love to help Bigfoot and Scout find a large family of readers.

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As an added bonus, all books in this first shipment of Untold Tales Of Bigfoot will be signed by the author, with an accompanying ink sketch.