Hey there, fellow chicken aviators!
We are in the VERY EARLY planning stages of the next book. A lot will change this time, the printer, the format, some logistical and technical issues behind the scenes will be fixed, but fear not Chuck and Julio will stay the same. But we have come to the first big hurdle:
One thing Stef and I can’t agree on at the moment is what will be on the cover of the next book. SHould we do more chickens? less chickens? more planes? less planes? put the Corsair on the cover again which has been suggested before numerous times. We are confused and undecided, and on top of that DIVIDED!
We need you guys as a tie-breaker! So we thought we would turn it into yet another contest/raffle. Write us what you think would be funny, or cool, or awesome on the next cover. We will then raffle off 2 “Roost Air” hats from your entries. Multiple entries are allowed since we want as many ideas as possible.
And we will let you know where the hats go in a week from now on Wednesday the 16th.
Hey there, people! Like every year, we’re having a big Thanksgiving sale, in order to incentivize you all to get your Christmas shopping done early, and make sure you get all your Chicken Wings related presents in time. This year, we’ve decided to just make one big event out of the whole thing and have the sales for a few days straight. It starts as of now, and ends with the end of Cyber Monday. This year, we will give you a whopping 25% off your entire order! I know it’s crazy, but what can you expect from people incessantly drawing thousands of little chickens for almost 15 years now … Click on the image below to shop away!
Don’t forget to use the coupon code “BF2015″ (without the quotes) during checkout!
For those with memories as bad as mine, and those who just missed the announcement recently: I will be attending the first ComicCon in Vienna a week from now! Check it out, they even have thrown up an extra page for yours truly!
I will have a table in in the Artist Alley signing and selling books and hopefully talking to some of you guys. Be sure to stop by and say hi! I will also be part of a panel discussion on stage, and have at least one interview scheduled, but I’ll probably be at my table 75% of the time.
The show times are:
Saturday, November 21, 2015: 10:00 – 19:00
Sunday, November 22, 2015: 10:00 – 17:00
So, to quote one of my favorite authors: “Bee there or be a rectangular thynge!” (three bonus points for people who can guess the right book).
And on a different note, I would also like to congratulate Leigh for winning the Corsair Mug raffle! We were happy that we got that many reactions from you all. It’s weird: Sometimes you plan a contest for weeks, paying attention to every little detail etc. and the participation rate is mediocre, and sometimes you just throw a quick idea out there in the spur of the moment, and it totally takes off. Maybe we should do even more flying by the seat of our pants around here than we already do, haha!
As you guys know, Chuck, and Mike, and Stefan all love Corsairs and everything surrounding Corsairs and everything related to this awesome WWII fighter plane, the F4U Corsair. So it might not come as a surprise to you that we have a ton of Corsair Memorabilia and probably a few extras laying around. Let’s do a quick Roost-Air Raffle and give away a free Corsair mug to “aviation up” your kitchen.
(did I use the word “Corsair” enough in a sentence correctly?)
The rules are: Post your comment in the … uhm … “comment” section by clicking on “comment” underneath this post on our website and wait until Tuesday. If your “comment” isn’t airport related, it won’t enter the contest 😉
I think that’s it. Comments posted on facebook are welcome but won’t enter the contest since we don’t want to exclude non-facebook users. And don’t worry, posting a comment on our website doesn’t sign you up for a newsletter, spam, or anything else. Just post your name and email. Doesn’t even need to be your real name but should be your real email if you want to be notified as the winner 😉
We want to see where you guys think the coolest airports are! So…… GO!
Big news, everyone! I am going to be attending the first ComicCon in Vienna next month! And by „attending“ I mean „being invited as a special guest“. It seems the prophet has some honor in his own country after all! At least when he’s proselytizing the good word of chickens.
There’s a whole bunch of other guest stars coming too, most of them probably more famous than me. Besides comic artists of various ilks, there will also be actors from Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Breaking Bad. Personally, I’m also looking forward to all the Cosplayers roaming the halls.
I will have a table in in the Artist Alley pushing my wares, signing books and hopefully talking to lots of fans. Be sure to stop by and say hi! I will also be part of a panel discussion on stage, and have at least one interview scheduled, but I’ll probably be at my table 75% of the time.
So, if you’re living in Vienna or in the vicinity, what better way to spend a probably wet, cold and foggy November weekend than geeking out in the warm cozy halls of the Messe Wien? I’d certainly be happy to meet you!
The show times are:
Saturday, November 21, 2015: 10:00 – 19:00
Sunday, November 22, 2015: 10:00 – 17:00
Here’s the website: http://www.viecc.com/en/home/
Woohoo! We’re having a drawing contest! To enter, all you have to do is draw your favorite Chicken Wings character or aircraft (anything Chicken Wings related, really) and post it as a image in a comment HERE on our Facebook page! Everybody can vote by liking the submissions. And to make it a bit exciting, we’re giving away some prizes. Here’s what you can win:
1st Prize: The picture with the most likes will win you a $100 gift voucher for one of our online shops.
2nd Prize: The second best entry will receive a custom, Chicken Wings style profile picture hand-drawn by Stef.
Raffle Prize: Among all entrants, we will raffle off a $50 gift voucher. So you don’t have to be a Leonardo da Vinci to win! (Although it may help you, of course).
You can submit and vote until Tuesday, March 3rd!
Good luck everyone!!
Click on the image below to enter and/or view other people’s entries:
Also, we recently created our very own Youtube Channel! Check it out HERE! We’ve uploaded four videos so far. Two of those videos are short tutorials on how to draw Chuck and Julio, perfectly timed for the drawing contest! Also, you can watch Mike autorotate with a Huey and a watch the Chicken Wings Cessna taxi in Henderson, Las Vegas.
We haven’t yet gotten around to creating our own animated show (a project we’ve been dreaming about for years), but if we ever do, now at least we have our Youtube channel ready!
As some of you might know, our chickens went digital in the form of Kindle back in 2012 when this book came out. It was quite a learning process for us in this new scary digital world. We spent a lot of research and bought many other Kindle comics to see what guys were doing and what we didn’t like in order to make this book a better experience for our readers.
At the time, color readers had just come out and we didn’t have the variety we have now. There also weren’t a whole lot of Kindle comics out back and a lot of them seemed clunky and hard to use which we are sure has changed by now. Some were just scanned images with no function and options. Hopefully we did a better job than that.
We were curious to see if any of you tuning in on regular basis have the Kindle Version and what you thought of it. Maybe even share a little review with us on Amazon?
Please let us know. If we see a lot of interest, we might come out with more apps and Kindle stuff in the near future.
Due to popular demand and because we think we kinda sprung this on you without much notice yesterday we have decided to extend our 20% discount for a few days.
We also think Chuck’s term of “Cyborg Monday” was really funny and had a blast making the last comic strip. So let’s extend the offer until “Cyborg Monday” is over with the hopes Chuck will survive this horrible day in history!
Keep using the discount code “CHUCKBF2014” until the end of Monday and keep in mind that this code will discount products already discounted even more! Mind blown! We know, right?! ….
Hey there, fellow Aviators and Aviation fans!
Going with the times, the chickens will take Thanksgiving off (except Stefan, since he lives in “the old world”, and Hans since he still hasn’t caught on) and have a Black Friday deal for you! Chuck is slashing the prices on all Roost-Air gear, gifts and books! Get your Christmas Shopping done early!
On Friday, use promo code “CHUCKBF2014″ during checkout! It’s easy to remember, think “Chuck is my Best Friend” or “Chuck Black Friday”!
And in other news:
The ones among you who keep track of us on our Website, Facebook and Twitter may have seen a few similarities between Chicken Wings and “AviatorWebsite.com” lately. We have been working for AviatorWebsite for many years already (well, mostly Stefan) in form of designing all kinds of Greeting Cards and parts of the website.
After initially teaming up, Roost-Air ended up taking control of AviatorWebsite entirely (see? This happens everywhere in aviation, not just the airline industry). With this we were able to re-launch Stefan’s designs of fun Aviation Christmas Cards which we are very excited about. We’re especially excited about the “Santa’s Adventures” Series which we think is extremely funny.
Our plan is to eventually merge the two websites and have AviatorWebsite run the shipping and handling for the Chicken Wings Online shop in the States. But this will still take a little while since Chicken Wings currently ships worldwide and AviatorWebsite only domestic US and Canada.
But eventually the goal will be to offer you an even wider variety of fun aviation gifts, books, t-shirts, and other fun flying related stuff on a better, easier to navigate, secure online shop platform.
So come check out both websites this Winter and stay tuned for more news on the merger. AviatorWebsite will also be running a 20% off deal on Black Friday for those of you who live in the US or Canada!
Fellow Aviators behold! We have another Airplane Coloring Book!
We were down to only 3 boxes of our first coloring book and it was time to re-print. So we thought instead of re-printing the same thing,
let’s just make a completely new coloring book with new images. And this is what we came up with.
Having some experience with coloring books by now we made some changes which should improve your kids’ (or your) coloring experience. We spent a good deal of time test-coloring on all kinds of different papers in order to find one that’s rough enough so the crayon sticks to it well and thick enough so you don’t have colors shine through when you flip the page, yet thin enough to keep shipping costs low. The test coloring was the fun part!
We have also changed the font so it shows upper and lower case letters properly in case schools wanted to use it. This was something we didn’t think of when we made our first coloring book. We had an Elementary School class help us with the aircraft descriptions and bylines and make the appropriate corrections to our less than perfect English skills. Thank you Mrs. Breaux and the kids of Summerville Elementary School for your help! We also set out to find a small business local printer instead of giving our money to a big corporate machine.
The cover is just as glossy but we made it a little thinner to improve shipping costs for our wholesale customers. Just like in the last book we have a great mix of airplanes, jets, helicopters, and puzzles in there and added a few firefighting aircraft, which of course are near and dear to Mike’s heart.
Amazing how much thought and planning goes into a simple coloring book, isn’t it?
But wait, there’s more! Best of all, we were able to get you a lower price!
And as always, please write us and tell us what you think!