Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Do Not Stand In The Shadows

I see Hulk.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Dead On Arrival

Well, here's a sketch I did while I was manning my table at FallCon. I drew tons of stuff in between chatting sessions with friends and comic fans. This is one such scribble. I thought, with Halloween coming up soon, this would be a good time to post it.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Say It Isn't So

I tried. I really did. But, sadly, I only managed to do 12 hours of my 24 Hour comic challenge attempt this weekend before I decided to throw in the towel. There were a few factors that lead me to that conclusion, the biggest one being that my story sucked ass. Writing is hard enough but having serious time constraints heaped on as well makes the job of creating a fulfilling story extremely difficult. I did manage to get a few cool pages out of the time I put in at the drawing table, however. The image above is page 1 (Click on it to see it bigger). Very Sienkiewiczesque, no?

I may scan them and put the rest of the pages on the web if I get the time/urge....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

She Sells Sanctuary

I just flew back from FallCon in Minneapolis and boy are my arms tired. (groan)

But seriously, I had a great time at Fall Con, even though the hot temperatures and high humidity were slowly killing me. Hanging with my good friends Michael May and Alex Ness (and their families), getting to know Jessica Hickman, Grant Gould and Darla Ecklund and meeting tons of comic readers who were very eager to get their hands on a book like KILL ALL MONSTERS! were all highlights of my weekend in Minnesota.

This was my first con that I spent behind a table instead of being a homeless creator that roamed the con floor looking for people to talk to or good deals on comics. It was a great experience. Thankfully, Michael and I were sharing a table so the pressure to be constantly greeting and chatting up people was lessened. I’m not much of a salesman but by the end of the 2-day con I was starting to get into the groove.

The selling of books was all fine and good but the main reason Michael and I were there was to talk up our Kill All Monsters! book to anyone who was interested. And, according to the number of people who flipped through all the preview pages of the first issue and picked up a full color KAM! print, we have a book that seems to have a lot of interest! Now we just need to find it a publishing home that can take advantage of all that interest.

Pictured above is me (left) and Michael May (right).

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Hockey Song


The good old hockey game!
Its the best game you can name!
And the best game you can name,
is the good old hockey game!

- The Hockey Song by Stompin' Tom Connors

That's right folks! Tonight is the beginning of the 2007-2008 NHL Season! So, if you don't hear from me for a while it's because I just got the Bell ExpressVu Centre Ice hockey package! I'll be able to follow my Thrashers on TV now instead of internet radio! I just can't stop ending my sentences with an exclamation mark!

Game on!