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Ringo Award winner for best comics anthology is Mine!

Yes, Mine! Not mine, but Mine! The comic book anthology I contributed a short story to, entitled Mine! from ComicMix, won the Ringo Award for best comic book anthology last weekend at Baltimore Comic-Con. Congrats to all the writers, artists, and editors who made this anthology possible!

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Mine! was nominated alongside these other fantastic anthologies:

  • Magic Bullet, D.C. Conspiracy
  • Mirror, Mirror II, 2dcloud
  • Overwatch: Anthology Volume 1, Dark Horse Comics
  • SpongeBob Comics: Treasure Chest, Harry N. Abrams

Check out the full list of nominees and winners here!

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Last chance for Cthulhu comics anthology!

The all-ages comics anthology, Cthulhu is Hard to Spell, has only days to go before it disappears off Kickstarter fo’evahhh!** The anthology, to which I contributed a short comic story, funded in a little over a week of its launch, but it’s still going strong with over $30,000 raised. Boasting 35 stories in the Cthulhu mythos, the book will definitely wing its way to you if you decide you want a copy, or a pin, any number of other fun or useful backer gifts. In addition, if you kick in for even a dollar, you’ll earn a bunch of digital comics that unlocked after we met each stretch goal!

With only days to go, you may want to head over and get yourself a physical or digital copy of Cthulhu is Hard to Spell before you forget. The end is near!
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My contribution to the anthology is dedicated to everyone who had to travel far and wide to find their people. If you’d like a preview of the short story I wrote, with art by TEEN TITANS GO’s Lea H. Seidman, here be:

The Kickstarter ends Thursday evening Pacific time, so grab your Cthulhu is Hard to Spell anthology before it’s too late!

**UPDATE: The Kickstarter is over and successfully funded, but you can still order a copy here on Indiegogo!

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Signing comics and talking games at San Diego Comic Con!

It’s happening! In a week, nerds of the world will unite at Comic-con for another fun-filled extravaganza. I’ll be doing a comic book signing at Kymera Press of a limited edition PET NOIR #5. Git yours as it’s not yet available on their site! I’ll also be speaking on video game writing along with a panel of illustrious greats! Like the villain in every movie, I say “Join usssss!”

Here be the schedule:

Crafting Story for Video Games
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Room 6BCF
Video game veterans from Telltale, Riot, Xbox, and other companies share tips and techniques they use for making successful game narrative. They’ll share real-life examples and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the origins of some of the most popular video game characters, worlds, and stories.

Signing Pet Noir
Sunday, July 22 2pm
Kymera Press, Booth #2003
Pet Noir is an adaptation of Pati Nagle’s series of linked short stories, “Pet Noir.” In “Pet Noir” feline investigator Leon, with opposable thumbs and the ability to talk, is possibly the most dangerous cat in the galaxy. The comic is drawn by Anna Giovannini, inked by Laurie Foster, colored by Liezl Buenaventura and written by Anne Toole.

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Writing on Pink Panther’s 55th anniversary comic

The Pink Panther is 55 years old! Not every day that you get to write for a character older than you are. I contributed a story to American Mythology’s Pink Panther special which came out last Wednesday. I was joined by artists Bill Galvan, Mario Zimprich, and Kyle Brightbill with Natalie Jane on lettering. We sound like an awesome band.

If you’re all in for old school Pink Panther, check out my “Pink Wallet” along with two other great stories. You can catch all three tails 😉 in print or on Kindle and Comixology. Enjoy!

Pink Panther 55th Anniversary Special cover by Jazz de la Cuesta

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Come Through the Looking Glass for this graphic novel adaptation

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016 film) poster.pngGuess what arrived in the mail today? The graphic novel adaptation I wrote of the 2016 film Alice Through the Looking Glass. My adaptation of Linda Woolverton’s screenplay merges with an adaptation of the first Alice in Wonderland film to form DEVASTATOR! No, actually, they merge to form Alice in Wonderland: The Graphic Novel Collection, which you can pick up now in time for the holidays if you are so inclined.

The collection includes hopefully not embarrassing pages from the comic script I wrote, showing how the work turned from words to image. The artwork for the story comes from Massimiliano Narciso, along with lettering from Brandon DeStefano and editing from the inimitable Jennifer Hale. If you liked the movie, or even if you haven’t seen it, it might be worth a look to see how an artist other than the director (James Bobin after Tim Burton) takes the subject matter.

I’m going to sit down and watch the movie with comic in hand to play “Which Medium Suited it Better?”

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Halloween Special, Grimm Fairy Tales edition

Two books this month from Zenescope! In honor of Halloween, Zenescope has unleashed Grimm Fairy Tales 2017 Halloween Special, written by me with art from several artist teams. This time, you get to join Mary Medina as she goes on a haunted tour in New Orleans where the ghosts may turn out to be a little more than just urban legends!

A bunch of preview pages can be found here and a review here. After you check it out, you can also take a gander at my other book from Zenescope this month, Dance of the Dead #1. Let me know what you think!
Grimm Fairy Tales 2017 Halloween Special Mary Medina Mystere Ghost Spooky Halloween Comic Book Cover Art

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Writing Zenescope’s Dance of the Dead #1

It’s New Comic Book Day, and my latest for Zenescope is here! I’m writing their Dance of the Dead five-ish mini-series featuring Mystere and Jasmine, and the first issue is out right now!

Synopsis: The Shadowlands are a dark and mysterious place, filled with the most evil creatures that have ever haunted mankind’s imagination. Now Mary Medina (Mystere) finds herself trapped there with no means of an escape, lured by a powerful enemy into a dance with the dead.

Those familiar with the Grimm Fairy Tales universe will recognize our main characters, but even if you’ve never picked up one of their books, you can dive right in with this first issue. Feel free to check out a preview of the comic and variant covers here or pick it up at your local comic shop. You can also read a review that’s already up at Fandom Post.

I’m looking at proofs for the second issue right now 🙂 If you’ve read the first, feel free to drop a comment below!

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