Okay, so here’s the deal – I’m going to try and post here more often. I put this blog address on my business cards, it’s in my email sig, and if people try to look me up (I’m sure it happens!), they’ll find a friggin’ ghost town here. So this is my attempt to change that.
Let’s talk comics. That’s what I do, that’s most likely why you’re here (unless you were looking for some weirdly specific porn and clicked the wrong link).
I make comics. I create and write stories. I collaborate with incredibly talented and visonary artists to bring those stories to life. I occasionally get my stories published, both in digital form and in print.
I am a print comics fan. I have a huge graphic novel/trade paperback library in my basement. I recently purged about 400 books, leaving me with a measly 800+. I’ve spent most of my life collecting and reading comics. When I was younger, I wanted to be a comic book artist, but I didn’t have the patience or technical skill to do that. But I always loved creating stories, so I started focusing on the writing part of making comics, and never looked back.
I recently tabled for the first time at the London Ontario Comicon, and had a great time. I was invited as a guest, which was a first for me, which meant free table and accomodations for the three days of the show. I sold some comics, made some money, bought some comics, and talked a lot of comics. I also debuted the 8-page ashcan of my upcoming graphic novel See You in Hell alongside artist Colton Gilson.
What I’m going to do over the next few days is spotlight the stuff I’m working on, one book per day, so you can get a feel for what I’m up to. Even though I haven’t been posting here much (or at all), I have been working hard on getting new ideas to the page, putting together new pitches, working with new artists, and generally creating up a storm.
Speaking of See You in Hell, here is the ashcan cover.
Pretty cool, no? I love how it looks like an old-school B horror movie poster. We ran off 25 copies of the 8-page preview, and sold out before the end of the show. Post-apocalyptic weirdness, the redemption of a man who helped destroy the world, and monsters. See You in Hell – the full 100-page graphic novel will be dropping in 2017. Stay tuned!
That’s all for today. Keep checking back, because I will spotlight another project tomorrow, and so on. I mean it this time!