Thursday, April 9, 2015


I discovered Jim Zub a few weeks ago. He's a writer who published with Image Comics in 2010 and now his career is really growing. He has a really useful blog about getting published, that I have be devouring.

But all the reading led me to more questions that he didn't have answers for written down in his blog, so I thought, "I could just ask Jim myself."

Normally, this is when that thought would roll over and die, because I don't try to meet people unless I have to, especially not on the internet. But the world of comic creation is a lot smaller than film, and books for that matter. So I thought I'd give Jim a try. What could it hurt, right?

I contacted him through his website with my question, and he responded to my email with a great answer in less-than an hour! I asked him another question and - ANOTHER RESPONSE!

So, I'm pretty sure Jim Zub and I are best friends now.

I know I shouldn't be surprised. Like I said, the comics industry isn't exactly Hollywood. Networking is just that simple, I just need to do it. They're just a bunch of regular people who happen to be published, and all I need to do is start the conversation.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Comic Project

I know it's ridiculous how long it's been since I've written in this blog. What have I been up to? Life.

It's not that I haven't had time for blogging, it's that I haven't had energy. I had surgery in August, and it really affected me. I can't put my finger on the reason why, but I just wasn't feeling motivated to do anything creative.

The good news is, I'm back and with a vengeance.

I've written a comic script. I'm having a lot of fun with the idea because it's so different from anything I've ever seen. I'm not sure how that will come across to readers, but I guess there is only one way to find out.

Right now I'm in the process of recruiting an artist to make the script come to life. I found a lot of interested artists, so now it is a matter of picking the best suited for the project.

Narrowing the list down to 3 was really hard. Now I'm having an even harder time committing to just 1. I see major benefits with each artist, so It's literally killing me to choose just one.

So what is the comic about?

I don't want to reveal too much right now, because my plan is to submit this comic to IMAGE COMICS for publication.

Having said that, if all goes well this week and if I can learn to make a decision, I will have some concept art to post here from my new illustrator.

Monday, June 9, 2014


Doing my own coloring wasn't something I wanted to do. In fact, coloring is my least favorite part about creating a comic book. But I love the way it looks colored, so it's worth it.

Here is the same page I posted last time, but this time it's colored and lettered. Essentially, this is the finished product.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Long Time

It's been a long time since I've last posted here. A lot has happened in the past 6 months. I started a business, wrote a script for my comic book, learned how to draw, ink, and color a comic book... And I won't even get started with my personal  and family life. (All good things, just busy)

Unfortunately, I haven't had as much time to work on my creative goals as I'd like. Here's to my renewed effort. And here is a little taste of my current venture into the world of comics.

My realistic goal is to have issue 1 complete by the end of the summer.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Checking In

It's been a while since I've posted here last, but I have a legitimate excuse, really!

We had our second child on December 13th. She is so cute, and she cries an awful lot.

Besides not sleeping, what have I been up to?

I finally got the courage/motivation/tenacity to do something I've wanted to do for years -- write a graphic novel.

Because sales of All For Owen have been lack-luster, I didn't want to put all my effort into writing a sequel when there just isn't enough readership. However, fans of All For Owen shouldn't fret. I still plan on writing a sequel. It's just going to take a little more time.

My current project is a historical fiction set in 1924. It's titled IMBECILE. I'm working on getting artists on board. Right now nothing is final, but I can promise it will be published in 4 - 5 comic books. The plan is to publish the individual issues in electronic format only. Once the entire story is finished, I will publish a print version that includes all issues.

I have several other graphic novels in the planning stage right now. If everything goes well, I'm going to expand into simultaneous releases of several titles.

This project has a lot of potential. All I need is to prove that I can do it once.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Glowing Review

I thought I'd take a little break from the insane craziness of November to share a review with you all.

Pretty awesome right? I'm always happy to see good reviews coming in, especially when the reviewer is someone I don't know. 

Read it, make a comment on her blog, maybe even write a review yourself. In the meantime, I'm going to get back to writing.

Friday, November 1, 2013


I'm going to try something crazy this month.

I have a nearly complete outline for the second book in the All for Owen series. Its the first day of November and you know what that means? National Novel Writing Month.

For those of you who aren't familiar with NaNoWriMo, it's that time a year when writers become gluttons for punishment by attempting to write an entire novel in one month. This is the first year I've had the will (idiocy?) to try it.

Wish me good luck. Hopefully in December I will have good news.

And because I hate referring to a work in progress as book two, I'll give you the title.

"Much Like Midas"

I hope you like it.