Month: May 2013

Aqualung reviewed!

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Hello all and hope everyone had a great Memorial Day. So far we are really receiving some great feedback on “The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung” graphic novel from Arcana! Here’s a link to a great review from Arcanas Facebook page:

“Comic Bastards gave The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung 4/5! Check out the review here http://www.comicbastards.com/homepage/2013/5/28/review-the-unemployment-adventures-of-aqualung.html

You can find The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung on The Arcana site – http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=623 and on ComiXologyhttp://www.comixology.com/The-Unemployment-Adventures-of-Aqualung/comics-series/10261

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Thank you to everyone for the support and I’ll be back soon with more news on my one-shot with Bluewater Productions and my current creator-owned book with CW Cooke!

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Big WOW! and May Project updates

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This past weekend I attended the Big WOW! (formerly Super-con) convention in San Jose and though I was only there briefly it really recharged my creative batteries. Conventions always have a way of inspiring and motivating me and Big WOW! was no exception. Seeing all the amazing work of the exhibiting creators, including friends and colleagues of mine, was exciting and I was amazed at how much the convention has grown since just last year. In fact, I’m thinking of getting a table myself in 2014 but more on that later…

One of the reasons I spent a short amount of time at the convention was due to my workload. One of the projects I’m currently working on is a bio-comic for Bluewater Productions and while I cannot discuss who or what the one-shot is about I would like to share this page of art which I am certain will divulge nothing about the story.

Page 5_trim_webI am also still hard at work with my partner-in-crime and writer extraordinaire C.W. Cooke on our forthcoming creator owned project. We are keeping fairly tight lipped on the premise, storyline, etc. but I thought just for shits and giggles I’d share this teaser image cropped from one of the books pages.

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And finally I wanted to share something which I found to be very cool: Fan art for Aqualung! That’s correct folks, “The Unemployed Adventures of Aqualung” is a bona fide hit…with at least this young man anyway. To be honest, having one person think enough of my work to emulate it makes it a success in my book. Enjoy, I know I did!

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Free Comic Book Day 2013 (and my books for sale)

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Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day or as my buddy C.W. calls it, “First Christmas”. “What is FCBD?” you might ask. Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules. It’s a fun filled day for those who already love this medium and a great way to introduce others to the world of comics. Be sure to go out tomorrow and support your local comic book shop! For more information and to find a shop near you visit http://www.freecomicbookday.com/.

I also can now announce a couple of my titles available through Arcana Studios and Viper Comics, respectively. First up is my 88 page Graphic Novel “The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung”. From the website: “For over seventy-five years, Agent Aqualung has defended the country from supernatural forces as part of the 88, a covert branch of the Department of Defense. A pink slip and a sealed letter sends shock waves through the covert initiative — they are being permanently dismantled due to budget cuts… Aqualung must navigate through unemployment, dating, oh, and evil plots from ancient gods and their flunkies. The real question is, can he stop them before his unemployment benefits run out?” If you’re a fan of comically twisted tales of the supernatural then this book is for you! Click the cover image below to buy a digital copy or pre-order a hard copy (due out in September).”

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The second is a whimsical children’s book written by a young girl who decided she wanted all of the proceeds earned to go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. From the website: “The Moon Vs. The Sun is a story that pits the two members of the solar system against each other, but also gives kids a chance to learn a little about the two in the process. It’s combination of bright artwork and playful story that gives readers an interesting story and a powerful lesson about understanding others.” Click on the image below to purchase your digital copy and help an amazingly worthwhile cause in the process.

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Thanks folks and enjoy the (comics filled) weekend!