Monday, December 15, 2014
I don't really do "reviews" on this blog, but I do occasionally make mention of somethign if it catches my eye, and that's the case here with Suffrajitsu.
Tony Wolf has hit on something interesting here. There might be another comic out there that takes on the suffragette movement in 1914, but if so I don't know anything about it. These women are not prim and proper. They are kick ass.
Joao Vieira's art seems a perfect match for the subject matter. It really has that old-timey vibe that takes a reader straight back to 1914.
Jet City is a relative newcomer to the comics industry, but with the might of Amazon.com behind them, I've been curious to see what they can do, and Suffrajitsu is a good introduction to the publisher. Wolf especially does a good job leaving us with an intriguing cliffhanger that spurs us to get issue #2. I'll be keeping an eye on Jet City and this title.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Issue number five of SALLY OF THE WASTELAND brings our exciting and irreverent post-apocalyptic tale to a close (for now).
But with endings come new beginnings! (And new sales pitches!)
All five issues of SALLY OF THE WASTELAND have been collected into a handsome hardcover with a nice chunk of bonus material. The book will be available in a few months, and as always, I encourage you to pre-order at your favorite local comic shop.
But, hey, this is the internet, so here's a link right HERE if you'd rather order online.
Working with artist Tazio Bettin and Titan Comics was a hugely rewarding experience, and I'm proud of this crazy, B-movie comic.
So ... throw lots of money at the hardcover. Thanks!
Some stuff people said and junk:
"B-Movie magic in comic book form." -- Comic Book Therapy
"This comic pays a perfectly honed homage to the days when there was little distinction between sex and violence. And it does it with a kick." -- Bloody Disgusting
"To say that the art is amazing is an understatement. " -- Comic Bastards
"Sally is a character you’ll either love or hate. She’s like Harley Quinn and Deadpool – sassy and full of chaotic impulses. She skirts the line between being a full-on cartoon character vs. someone who has adopted a care-free outlook on life to avoid internalizing the horror of the outside world. Mostly she’s just fun. If you enjoy either of those series and want to give something new a shot, I highly recommend this book." -- Rhymes with Geek
"Long story short, this (in my opinion), is a fantastic "Testosterone" comic. Not too heavy handed on the story, plenty of action and nothing offends my artistic eye. So go ahead, crack open an ice cold beer and have a read." -- Comic Crusaders
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I thought that the Kindle version of Ink Mage had been put on sale for Cyber Monday, but my publisher informs me that the novel is actually a kindle monthly deal. This means they've knocked a couple bucks off the price. So if you've been waiting to pull the trigger on this novel, then now is the time. Or -- since this is the season of giving after all -- maybe it's a good gift choice for the fantasy lover and/or Kindle user in your life.
Ink Mage is the first book in the A Fire Beneath the Skin trilogy. I'm grinding hard on the sequel now. (Deadline!) But, hey ... the sequel won't make quite as much sense unless you read the first book. So come on! Make with the click click.
Get Ink Mage right HERE.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Check out the spiffy new cover of STAY the thriller I wrote for editor and all-around cool dude Brendan Deneen at the Thomas Dunne imprint of St. Martin's Press. As Macmillan Entertainment has reported on their Facebook page, STAY has "already sold to a major TV network." Fingers crossed on all that.
(Click image to enlarge.)
Sunday, November 2, 2014
I meant to compose this blog post back on October 22, the actual release date of Ink Mage last year, but I've been really busy in the author mines. Working hard on funny book scripts as well as the next book in the A Fire Beneath the Skin trilogy.
But whatever. Close enough.
So what have I learned in a year? I've learned that patience pays off. I am not naturally a patient person, but I'm trying to do better. I've wanted to write fantasy since I was a kid. Decades later, I finally got around to it. It also seemed to take forever and a day to get the green light for the next two books in the trilogy. Understandably, the publisher wanted to wait and see how well the first book sold. Again, this is where I needed patience because it's not like all the book flew off the shelf at once. But readers -- excellent, wonderful, intelligent, good looking readers -- found the book, and they kept on finding it. Over a year later, people are still finding it. Many of you are taking advantage of the Kindle Unlimited option. Some readers are even (gasp!) buying the book in paperback. What will they think of next? However you found the book, thanks. You rock.
But now I find that it is no longer a time of patience and waiting. It's time to GO GO GO HURRY HURRY HURRY because the deadline for the sequel is coming at my face like a freight train with a coked up Casey Jones at the stick.
It's cool. I'm on it.
In the meantime, if you haven't quite gotten around to reading the first book, you'll need to do that to be up to speed and ready for the next one. You can get caught up by clicking HERE.
Oh, and feel free to follow the official Ink Mage blog HERE. That's where you'll find announcements and whatnot. Posts will start coming faster when the next book hits.
As for me, back to the mines. I have sword stabbings to write.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
On my recent trip to Italy, I met talented Italian artist Ivan Fiorelli in Milan. Take a look at his contribution to Clown Fatale history below ...
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(p.s. If you missed the 4-issue run of CLOWN FATALE you can get it now in a snazzy trade.)