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The Pix Summer Scavenger Hunt – Answers Revealed!

The Pix Super Summer Scavenger Hunt began on August 1, 2017. Readers were asked to explore the art and dialogue in PIX, Vol 2: TOO SUPER FOR SCHOOL and find as many of the intentional references/Easter eggs on the provided entry form (shown below) as they could, with a deadline of Friday, September 15, 2017.

With that deadline passed and the hunt concluded, it’s time to reveal the answers, so…let’s go!

Announcing: The Pix 2 Super Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Throughout PIX, Vol. 2: TOO SUPER FOR SCHOOL, there are references and “Easter eggs” to all kind of stuff – other comics, books, movies, music, podcasts – and now’s your chance to call them out to win a piece of original art by me by entering the scavenger hunt!

Get a list of items to look for, an entry form and more details here.

The scavenger hunt starts on August 1, 2017 and runs through September 15, 2017.

First ever Pix fan art…from 2007?!

Pix_byLoreleiThe art above was drawn way back in 2007 by a then 13 or 14-year-old Lorelei, who I met at Comic-Con in San Diego in the years just before it became a mega-monster-show-of-epic-proportions it’s since become.

But wait, if PIX came out at the end of 2014 how did this young girl know who or what Pix even was? I’ll explain:

Before PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND was the full-color graphic novel as you know it, it was a mini-comic called “Pix: Teenage American Fairy”. I printed up and stapled copies…black & white art with color covers, and took it to comic book conventions where I’d sell them for $1 (or sometimes just give them away). Lorelai was one of those early/first readers, and she gave me the drawing above, which I’ve (obviously) held on to thinking/hoping/knowing one day – when the book was complete in the final format I imagined – I’d get to share it. That day has finally come!

For many years after that, I’d see Lorelei and her family in San Diego and she’d ask about Pix. As much as I wanted to do it because I believed in it, I now had someone else who wanted it, too!

Now, of course, Lorelei is 22-years-old, in college, becoming an actual adult person…so I maybe took too long for her, but I still think she’ll dig it (there’s a copy on its way to her so I’ll know for sure soon enough!).

And if you’re wondering, yes, that IS a strawberry with a cape on the upper right (I know, it’s awesome).

 

Do you or someone you know have fan art to share? Let me know. I’d love to see it!

First ever…#PixPlay!!!

I woke up this morning to a most delightful surprise on twitter when a Mr. Russell Allen wrote me to say:

just let you know great work and my daughter had to be Pix for storybook character day at her school

And he attached this image:

PixPlay_01

This little girl, age 7, is officially the first ever instance (of which I’m aware) of someone dressing up as Pix, and it’s the coolest. I mean…right?!

Thanks to Russell Allen and his daughter…and thanks to Fight or Flight Comics in Raleigh, NC, where they bought the book.

Good stuff all around!