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A first (for me)! Heroic fantasy in French!

20170224_144058Bucket 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.

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Update: San Diego Comic-con panels, streaming and signing!

cci_logoMore 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!

Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry
Friday, July 22nd, 5-6pm, Room 9
Add this panel to your schedule, or check out more deets here.

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!

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Writing Digital Comics panel tonight! And SDCC teaser!

picDigital 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
WeWork Hollywood
7083 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Panelists include:
– 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.

AGENDA

– 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!

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 5AB
See you at tonight or at comic-con!

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