Welcome to the first update during our “summer break” here on Albert the Alien. In case you missed a previous update, Gabo and I are taking a few weeks off to focus on putting the Albert the Alien graphic novel together, as well as making even more awesome Albert the Alien content. We should be back by the end of July. In the meantime, we’re going to be uploading guest strips, fan art, and behind-the-scenes updates on the GN that was successfully funded on Kickstarter!

Today’s update comes from Roshawn Rochesterm which is an awesome homage to one of my favorite alien stories from growing up – E.T.! If you enjoy this strip, you should check out some of his additional work (and his curated comic book news) at his website: http://www.redheadedmule.com/ (WARNING: PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED; NOT ALL CONTENT ON HIS SITE MAY BE ALL-AGES APPROPRIATE)

Check back Friday for more Summer Break updates, and we’ll see you then!

This weekend I will be a returning guest of honor at Anime Midwest. The show is in Rosemont, Il over Fourth of July weekend. Last year was a lot of fun (and it was also over the holiday), with an incredible attendance and an amazing guest list. I’ll be hanging out with my fellow comic creators Russell Lissau (Batman Strikes, Strawberry Shortcake), Steve Horton (Amala’s Blade), Sean and Sara Lindsay (Spinnerette), and Steve Wallace (Reading with Pictures).

I’ll have a number of panels throughout the weekend:
– Panel Room 2 – Making Webcomics
7:30pm – 8:30pm
— Trevor Mueller will be talking about everything you need to know to start your very own webcomic! There may even be special guest appearances in the panel! Swing by to ask this webcomic veteran questions!

– Panel Room 2 – Writing Comics
6:30pm – 7:30pm
— Join comic creators Trevor Mueller and Russell Lissau to find out how they broke into the business, how to work with artists (or writers, like themselves), and how to talk to editors and get your work published!

– Main Events – An Evening with Trevor Mueller
9:00pm – 10:00pm
— This panel is not to be missed! Join Trevor Mueller for an evening filled with hilarious (and often embarrassing) stories about his convention adventures, celebrities he’s met (or wishes he haded met), what it’s like to work with Doug Walker, and so much more!

Additionally, they’ll have some Channel Awesome cast and crew there including Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic), his brother Rob, and many more! And we’ll probably be getting into all kinds of trouble throughout the weekend.

Additionally, they’re going to have Johnny Young Bosch (Power Rangers, Trigun, Bleach) and his band, Eyeshine, there all weekend! Johnny and I became friends several years ago, so it’ll be awesome to see him and the whole band again! Get tickets and come visit us!