Sounds like an invitation to a Sith bar, but in fact I’m inviting you to join me and several other fabulous humans (not to imply I’m one of them) TODAY to discuss the dark storytelling at LA Comic-Con. Here are the deets:
Women On The Dark Side
3PM in Room 308
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Always a popular panel, this panel features women who challenge the convention of what women “should” create. Challenging, complex, and sometimes controversial, these women speak for those who aren’t always about glittery vampires and sparkly unicorns. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that)
Featured panelists are:
Susan Lee (@LifeOnItSide) – “Wraith of Love”, “Shadowed Doorways”
Maria Alexander (@LaMaupin) – “Snowbound”, “Mr. Wicker”
Dr. Suzana E. Flores – “UNTAMED: The Psychology of Marvel’s Wolverine”
Anne Toole – “Curse of the Pharaohs/Assassins Creed”, “Mine! anthology)
Moderator – Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press
See you there, I hope!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
Like a little humor in your horror? Then you’ll enjoy following Mike and Josh as they set off after the Monkey’s Paw in Grimm Tales of Terror Vol. 2 #8, from Zenescope. After struggling under student loans and start-up costs, two graduates try a hail Mary: they journey to Central America to find a mysterious tribe that grants wishes. Once they arrive, they discover that getting their wish may require more than they’re willing to give.
Preview of several pages available here. Grab it in print at your favorite comic store, or go virtual here.
Read it already? Let me know what you think!