Tuesday, July 3, 2012


It's been a while, so I thought I'd give a few updates on what's been going on!!!!
I'm very, very proud to announce that we have received both of the first two figurines from Drumfish Productions SENTINELS and NEVERMINDS series. Alanis Munroe and Firebomb look AMAZING! Seriously, I wasn't quite sure how the mass produced figurines would look once they were made (I had fears of crossed eyes and missing feet) but the manufacturer did an unbelievable job on these. They are VERY detailed and painted perfectly! Thank you all for waiting patiently for the figurines, but now the wait is over and they are ready to ship! All of the preorders we received have gone out and I want to make everyone aware that we only did a limited run on these which we have already sold halfway out of. So, if anyone is considering buying them, don't wait! Seriously, we don't have many more left!! Each figurine is $40 and shipping within the USA is $5 (outside of the USA, I have to check rates!). Please note me on here or via email at sentinelsmail@aol.com. We accept PayPal, check or money order!
The figurines turned out so great and we've gotten such positive response, that we are moving forward with the second set of figurines! Our second set will feature Templar from SENTINELS and Samanya from NEVERMINDS. We expect to have them completed in time for the 2012 New York Comicon (NYCC) in October. We'll post updated pictures, like we did for the first set, as the figurines progress.

We're hard at work on NEVERMINDS #3 and plan to release it at NYCC in October. We hope to post previews soon and are excited to get this issue out! It'll will be our most interesting issue yet! In the meantime, you can catch up on NEVERMINDS issue #1 and 2 in either pdf form or hardcopy at the links below!

Written by Rich Bernatovech, Art by Jamie Fay, Colors by Rey Arzeno, Back Cover by Oliver Nome
Written by Rich Bernatovech, Art by Jamie Fay, Colors by Danielle Alexis St. Pierre, Back Cover by Ross Campbell

I wrote this original graphic novel a looooong time ago and truly can not wait to get it out into the world! I want to hold off telling anything more about it except that it is a dark (but semi-comedic) story. Trust me, it's something I've very proud of. The artist on the book, Teyo, has created a really amazing visual world that fits the story PERFECTLY! We plan to release the book at the 2012 New York Comicon!

I'm not sure everyone caught it, but SENTINELS member, Phazer, has had a pretty cool summer so far! Phazer was spotlighted in The NY Times GLBT and Allies Celebration! It was an honor to have him included in the diverse group of characters that represented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. Phazer was chosen by a commitee at the NY Times for being an adoptive father and mentor to a group of children who had lost their parents. NEVERMINDS artist, Jamie Fay, was also asked to draw the art for the celebration and did an amazing job!
A few weeks later, deviant artist, Travis Perkins, put Phazer in his Indie Comic character grouping done to promote Independent comics and creators!

SENTINELS ANTHOLOGY #2We're officially working on this! It's been a long time since we've revisted the SENTINELS world and after discussing things, SENTINELS artist, Luciano Vecchio and I have come up with a terrific idea for something completely new and exciting! We believe what we have planned for this 2nd Anthology will be really fun and we have some really AMAZING talent involved! Seriously, I can't wait to show off some of the work. But not yet! Soon, I promise!! We plan to release this next year.
For those of you who haven't checked out SENTINELS yet, there's still time! There are already four volumes and an anthology out there. SENTINELS 1-4 are 216 pages (bw) each and the Anthology is 96 pages (color). Each book is $14.95 and we cover shipping as long as you are in the USA (outside the USA shipping rates wil be applied, sorry!). Please note me if interested and anyone ordering all five books gets a slight discount! Just note me here or send an email to sentinelsmail@aol.com and I'll tell you details. We accept PayPal, check or money order.

I've mentioned on here a few times about the possibility of re-publishing SENTINELS in color. We've had a few companies interested, but then things didn't work out. We haven't given up hope yet though and SENTINELS artist, Luciano Vecchio, is still re-working and coloring pages when he has free time (which isn't often as he's a busy guy and in demand!). But this project might be a way off and not this year.

This is still being worked on. This year for sure though.

Still working on, but probably won't debut until near the end of the year!

As I mentioned above, my next convention will be NYCC (the New York Comicon) in October! I'm very proud to be at the convention once again and to have gotten picked to have a table in Artist Alley. I'll be there along with and premiering NEVERMINDS #3, the second set of Drumfish figurines (Templar and Samanya) and my new original graphic novel, BUGGED. This will be our only other convention for 2012. But for 2013 we already have four conventions planned!!

As always, be patient with us, working full time jobs makes it difficult to get things done as fast as other creators do. But our passion to get these things out there to the masses is just as great. Thanks to anyone still checking in here for hanging with us!
Be well!!!!!!
-Rich B.

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