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.
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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!
Bucket list item, checked off! I’ve always wanted to write something in French, but was a bit hampered by the fact my French is far from fluent. Enter comics to save the day! A call for heroic fantasy submissions from quarterly anthology Ganesha made my dream possible. In Ganesha #17, my story joins a host of other French fantasy stories involving everything from elves and wizards to Asian-inspired fantasy.
My story, “Petit Héros,” follows the adventure of an apprentice tanner on an errand in a fantasy version of medieval Paris. Martin van der Schuijt and Femke Schaars lent their art to the tale. If you’re interested and ready for a collection of other French stories, you can order the comic or subscribe to Ganesha at 92bulles.fr, or pick up a copy at one of the participating stores in France.
More panels! A signing! If you’re going to Comic-con — and even if you’re not — you have more chances to learn about writing, hear news from Comic-con, and pick up a kewl comic. Here’s what I’ll be doing:
Comic-con HQ Streaming Panel
Thursday, July 21st, 3-4pm
Log on to Comic-con HQ (free) and watch a panel of industry pros, including me, discuss the latest news coming out of Comic-con!
Signing Crystal Cadets!
Sunday, July 24th, 11am-noon, Lion Forge booth 2300
I’ll be live in person signing promotional materials for the Crystal Cadets graphic novel (hopefully they can get the second printing in time). Rumor has it I’ll be joined by the artist, Katie O’Neill. Fingers crossed!
Come on down and say hi, or catch me streaming on the interwebs!
Digital comics are the wave of the present (the future is already upon us!), so join a bunch of comic book creators tonight to learn about creating, producing, and marketing digital comics! As you might have guessed, I will be one of the speakers for the Digital Comics Panel, moderated by Digital LA’s Kevin Winston! Kevin revealed his secret talent by drawing several of the panelists as superheroes. Can you guess which one is me? Hint: I’m obsessed with wearing jackets!
Monday, July 15, 2013
7083 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
– David Uslan, Graphicly, VP of Business Development @dmuslan @graphicly
– Kyle Higgins, Writer on titles including Batman Gates of Gotham, Nightwing, Deathstroke. @KyleDHiggins
– Anne Toole, Writer, Lion Forge Comics. Also written for comic book sequences in video games. @amely.
– Ron Martino, devianART, Producer and Director, @ronmartino.
– Hal Hefner, head of Transmedia LA, Catmonkey COO. Formerly at Fourth Wall Studios. @halhefner.
– Cooper Harris, actress and creator of Mighty Woman superhero web series. @cooperharris.
– Moderator: Kevin Winston, Digital LA, CEO and Founder, @DigitalLA @kevinwinston.
– 7-8p: Check in and Networking. Appetizers provided by WeWork.
– 8-9:30p: Panel and Q&A.
RSVP and join in the love!
Bonus: Going to SDCC? Check out this panel on Thursday!
The Pitching Hour
Jermaine Turner (director, current series, Disney TV Animation), Ted Biaselli (VP programming, The Hub Network), Jill Sanford (VP, Nickelodeon Animation Development), Derek Hoffman (VP, Donner Co.), Anne Toole (writer), Charlie Chu (editor, Oni Press), Lindsay Rostal(game producer, The Odd Gentlemen), Jennie Kong (PR strategist), and moderator Dan Evans III(freelance writer, Stoopid Monkey), will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood!