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We are collecting all seven issues of our illustrated pinball zine, Drop Target, into a book, including 100 pages of new bonus content!
We are collecting all seven issues of our illustrated pinball zine, Drop Target, into a book, including 100 pages of new bonus content!
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Contributor Spotlights!

Posted by Jon Chad
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Drop Target Omnibus Progress Update

It's been a busy week for both Alec and I as we head into the Thanksgiving weekend. We're both working hard to finish up our copy edits on the content of the book, as well as working away at the notes for the back of the book. Alec is almost done with his comic, and I'm doing a couple last spot illustrations.

Contributor Spotlights!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Alec and I wanted to share something we are truly thankful for: getting to work with so many amazing artists and creators these last 7 years to help us make Drop Target and share our love pinball! This week, we'd like to put a spotlight on our contributors!

Liz and Alec at Pinball Wizard Arcade
Liz and Alec at Pinball Wizard Arcade

Liz Prince is a cartoonist living in Portland, Maine, and is the author of many books, including Would You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed, Delayed Replays, and Tomboy. She has drawn comics for dozens of anthologies, self-published minicomics and zines, and has done freelance work for several Cartoon Network comics properties such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Clarence. Her favorite pinball machine is Tales from the Crypt. You can see more of Liz's work HERE.

Aaron and Alec at the Center for Cartoon Studies
Aaron and Alec at the Center for Cartoon Studies

 

Aaron Renier is a cartoonist living in Chicago. His immersive, richly drawn comics for kids include Spiral-Bound, The Unsinkable Walker Bean, and An Anaconda Ate my Homework. You can see more of Aaron's work HERE.

Ryan playing his Whirlwind machine
Ryan playing his Whirlwind machine

Ryan Claytor is a cartoonist and educator living in Michigan. In this image, we see him practicing a one-arm-playing-with-baby maneuver! He is the author of Autobiographical Conversations, the And Then One Day series, and has worked on a number of pinball shirts and posters for clients like P3, Stern, and Pinside. You can see more of Ryan's work HERE.

A panel from Gabby's APODROE
A panel from Gabby's APODROE

Gabby Schulz (aka Ken Dahl) is a cartoonist living in the lush forests of rural Maine. He is the author of Monsters, Sick, Welcome to the Dahl House, and A Process of Drastically Reducing One's Expectations. You can see more of Gabby's work HERE.

Beth and Alec at the Pacific Pinball Museum
Beth and Alec at the Pacific Pinball Museum

Beth Hetland is a cartoonist and teacher living in Chicago. Her and her writing partner Kyle O'Connell are the creative tour-de-force behind Cycles, Fugue, and the Half-Asleep series. She is a master bookmaker, able to craft delicate, intricate handmade books that will blow your mind! You can see more of Beth's work HERE.

Max watches a game of Star Wars: Episode One
Max watches a game of Star Wars: Episode One

Max de Radigues is a cartoonist and editor living in Brussels, Belgium. Max was right there with us in White River when we were getting obsessed with pinball, and could beat us both under the table on Terminator 2. Max's books are numerous and include Batard, Simon & Louise, La Cire Moderne, Hobo Mom, and L'Age Dur. You can see more of Max's work HERE.

Nate killing it on Terminator 2
Nate killing it on Terminator 2

 

Nate Beaty is a cartoonist and web designer living in Chicago. His works include BFF, the Piece Meal series, and the Wolfman Chicago series. He is also an amazing photographer. You can see more of Nate's work HERE.

Kayla at Short Run Seattle
Kayla at Short Run Seattle

Kayla Greet is a writer and artist living in Seattle. She is a collaborator in making the Seattle-based zine, Skill Shot, and has written numerous articles for Razorcake Magazine. Kayla is also a co-host of the pinball podcast, The Skill Shot Pincast. You can find the Skill Shot Pincast HERE, and you can read one of her articles, One Punk's Guide to Pinball, HERE.

Next week, Alec is going to spotlight on some of the other people that have contributed to making the Drop Target Omnibus so rad!  Have a great Thanksgiving!

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