New year, new comic! If you love you some science fiction set on distant planets, or enjoy the Halo video games, check out Halo: Lone Wolf. I wrote this four-issue comic book series from Dark Horse and 343 that starts with issue one today! You’ll find it wherever fine comics are sold.
Halo: Lone Wolf follows Spartan Linda-058 alone on a covert mission. Her skills in infiltration and marksmanship make her perfect for the high-stakes mission to end the threat posed by a wanted scientist on a distant planet. With only an ONI-assigned AI at her side, Linda must fight through both the dregs of the Covenant and the hostility of a lost human settlement to stop the rogue scientist in his tracks.
The newest entry in the Halo comics franchise is written by Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher) with art by Kieran McKeown (White Canvas) and JL Straw (Back to the Future), colors by Dan Jackson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Call of Duty: Zombies), and covers by Christian Ward (Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer, Young Avengers).
Want a preview? Preview away here!
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.
Guess 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?”
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!