Now’s the time to pre-order the Crystal Cadets graphic novel!

If you enjoyed the eight digital issues of Crystal Cadets, now you can have your very own physical copy. Crystal Cadets (Volume 1), collecting all eight issues, is coming soon from IDW, and now’s your chance to pre-order as a holiday gift, or for yourself!  I’m not the only one who thinks it’s a good buy:

The charming, Studio Ghibli-esque adventure comes to us from writer Anne Toole and Tumblr superstar artist Katie O’Neill. Recalling both the fun of ‘80s Saturday morning cartoons and the thrill of the first manga explosion, Toole and O’Neill have updated all of that questing magic for today’s eager young readers.
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So how do you get your hands on it?

  1. Pre-order at your local comic shop!
    Speak with your local comic shop and request the Crystal Cadets trade paperback. The Diamond item code is: OCT150478. You can also fill out a Diamond request form for all the comics you want, but giving them the code should be sufficient. You can’t order directly from Diamond, unless you are a retailer.
  2. Pre-order at your local book store!
    Speak with your local book store and request the book! They will likely ask for this ISBN: 978-1-63140-431-3.
  3. Pre-order on Amazon
    If all else fails, or you have a gift card you’re dying to use, you can pre-order on Amazon here (affiliate link):

And if you scoff at the notion of a physical copy, you can still get all 8 issues digitally at Lion Forge’s site.

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So you want to be a game writer…

PAXIt’s that time again! Time for PAX, games, and fun. And if you’ve always wondered how to get into game writing, it’s time you find out how. Join me and other fine game writers at PAX Prime to get all your burning questions answered on how to be a game writer.

So, you want to be a game writer…
Many writers (and non-writers!) would love to contribute their storytelling skills to games. What types of writing jobs are out there? How can you get a job working at a studio or as a freelancer? Beyond storytelling, what should your samples showcase? Panel participants are veteran game writers who have worked on AAA, indie, and mobile titles. These freelancers and studio employees have the insights to help you pursue that game writing career!


Toiya Kristen Finley [Author / Game Designer, Schnoodle Media, LLC], Qais Fulton [Writer and Narrative Designer, Freelance], Anne Toole [Writer, The Write Toole], Bobby Stein [Lead Writer, ArenaNet], Tom Abernathy [Senior Writer (Contract), Massive Entertainment], Leah Miller [Content Designer, Carbine Studios]

See you there!

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Superheroes go Digital Panel in LA on Tuesday

Superheroes go Digital
You don’t have to wait till Comic-con to get up to speed on comics in the digital space. I’ll be joining Digital LA tomorrow, Tuesday, to speak on the Superheroes go Digital panel. The last issue of Crystal Cadets came out on digital last month, and it will soon be collected into a print graphic novel. Find out how digital comics are changing the marketplace with many fine panelists and me!

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Where: Ignited Spaces Hollywood, 7080 Hollywood Blvd.

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Can’t wait to see you!  And if you’re not in LA, but will be in San Diego for comic-con, feel free to swing by Lion Forge booth 2300 for my signing of Crystal Cadets at 11am this Sunday!

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Signing in San Diego: Join Lion Forge at SDCC

Comic-con bannerI’ll be headed down to San Diego Comic-con next week, and I hope you can join me and the other fabulous creators of Lion Forge.  I’ll be signing Crystal Cadets from 11am-noon on Sunday, July 12th, booth 2300.  But I’m not alone — make sure you make time to meet all the other the writers and artists of Lion Forge. We’ll have posters, stickers, and comics, of course. Can’t wait to see you there!

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — MIAMI VICE Signing — Michael Talbott, Olivia Brown, and Jonathan London

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. — MIAMI VICE Signing — Michael Talbott, Olivia Brown, and Jonathan London

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. — ANDRE THE GIANT Signing — Robin Christensen Roussimoff and Brandon Easton
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — CARE BEARS Signing — Georgia Ball
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. — YAYA HAN Signing (SDCC ‘15-exclusive prints for sale! Two for $25)

Sunday — Kids’ Day!
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — CRYSTAL CADETS Signing — Anne Toole
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — SAVED BY THE BELL Signing — Joelle Sellner

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Crystal Cadets finale out now!

You’ve been with us since the beginning (right?).  You’ve watched Zoe grow from being the new girl, to becoming the leader of an international group of girls with magical powers.  Now see how it all ends with the finale issue, Crystal Cadets #8!  In this issue, discover a surprise connection between Emmy and one of Zoe’s friends!  Can the Cadets win when they’re short one cadet, or will Emmy finally meet her match?

Check out a preview of Crystal Cadets #8, or run on over and get your digital copy now!  You can catch up on all the previous issues here.Crystal Cadets #8

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Darkness ahead: Crystal Cadets #7 is live!

Crystal Cadets #7The penultimate issue of Crystal Cadets has just gone live!  Crystal Cadets #7 finds Jasmine captured by Emmy, and the Darkness taking over.  Zoe and the Cadets will have to enlist a friend to find Jasmine — but they may have to choose between saving her, and the last missing cadet.  Shenanigans ensue!  Check out a preview of this issue, or head on over to get Crystal Cadets #7!

On top of that, I spent yesterday reviewing all 8 issues (yes, there is indeed one more) for the print graphic novel!  I got a few chuckles myself, since I hadn’t read them all in a bit.  So it looks like the graphic novel IS COMING!  But if you can’t wait, hop on over to read Crystal Cadets #7, before the finale next month!

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LA Times Festival of Books Signing Saturday!

Join other comics creators and me at the annual LA Times Festival of Books this Saturday at USC! Come down, enjoy the books, and get your comics on while you’re at it! I’ll be signing Crystal Cadets stickers and issues of Grimm Fairy Tales Holiday Edition at 11am at the Geoffrey Comics at Hi De Ho booth, #928. Be sure to stay for the other awesome indie creators, including my pal Dani Dixon, who’ll be signing her comic 13 right after me!

LA Times Festival of Books
Saturday, April 18th, 11am
Geoffrey’s Comics at Hi De Ho, Booth 928

See you then!

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