Friday, November 29, 2013

Fan Friday Winner!

Michael Shelton won our Fan Friday this week! He got a copy of From the Dust #1! Congrats Michael!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fan Friday Winner!

Congratulations to Courtney Roberson for winning this week's Fan Friday! She won a "Hope Whispers" poster, 19" x 27" of awesome!

How to claim your prize:
Just message us on the From the Dust Facebook page with your mailing address and we will ship it out!

New week starting now! See Contest Rules:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fan Friday Winner!

Fan Friday winner is Reyes Tomas who won a copy of From the Dust #1 ($14.99 value).

How to claim your prize: message the From the Dust page directly on Facebook ( and provide us your shipping address. Congratulations! 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fan Friday Winner!

We had our first winner - Taylor Dracorex Shields! She won a First Fan Kit. Only about 30 left.

How to claim your prize: message the From the Dust page directly on Facebook ( and provide us your shipping address. Congratulations! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

New Fan Friday! Easier, Better, Fannier, Friday-ier!

Why the old Fan Friday didn't work so well...

Sorry guys but the old Fan Friday system where we chose a winner from an email list wasn't working as well as I'd hoped. It wasn't personal enough. There was no back and forth between us, I just had an email and we'd pick randomly from the email list. It wasn't any fun. And who wants a contest that is impersonal and not fun? NOBODY! So...introducing the 


From the Dust Fan Friday Rules

In a Nutshell:

It's no longer based on email subscription, but rather participation on our Facebook page.

One winner is chosen each Friday from fans that have Liked AND Commented ANY From the Dust Facebook post that week. Each Liked AND Commented post represents one entry in the contest. Multiple entries during a week are possible and encouraged. 

Go here for official rules. (yeah we have that now! Another thing that we found was important).

Bad Juggler, Poor Circus Training

Alright folks. I dropped a few balls while trying to juggle this crazy "Salt Lake Comic Con" and "From the Dust #2" and Inktober sketches and client work and more. Sorry about that. Here's what's up:

The Good

I like starting with good news, don't you?

  • I've got interns now at BYU helping me out. They're all trained. That took some time. They help with inking and painting my drawings. I will introduce them if they stick around, which I hope they do!
  • I'm starting to get the business financials in order. That may not be a big deal to you, but it is if I want to survive my first year! 90% of small businesses fail in their first year. I'm not going to be one of them! If I make it to February 1, 2014 (and I WILL!) then I'll officially have gotten through my first year! Feb 1 is when I published From the Dust #1. At that time From the Dust had just 250 likes on Facebook! Now she has over 18,000!!
  • I'm hard at work on #2 and it's looking great! See?

Don't worry it will be full-color! These are just the pencils/inks.

The Bad

  • I failed on Fan Friday. We haven't had a winner in weeks! But I'm fixing it with the next post!
  • I failed on Inktober. I have about 5 more sketches to do and others to scan and post. Will do so soon! I finish what I start! Just late sometimes.

The Ugly

There is no ugly! Except this guy.

Next post: FAN FRIDAY!!