Friday, September 23, 2016

Short Comics

I am starting to understand how it feels to spin plates on sticks.

I have several projects in the works at the moment. I don't want to say too much at this point, because I don't know where it is all going, but the reason I am able to have a finger in so many pots, is the short story... Or short comic to be more precise.

I have 4 stories that I'm actively writing in various stages. Only one is a long form comic, the others are all short stories.

This is a drastically different approach for me, but so far it seems to be paying off.

I know this is all super cryptic, but hopefully I will have something to show the world soon.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Midas

I wanted to post the entire 7-page spread that I worked on last year. I submitted this to Image Comics last year, unfortunately it will never be published, but they are cool pages anyway. Enjoy!









Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I'm Back

After a very, very long break -- I'm back to blogging.

Let me catch you all up on what has happened with me and writing:

An start-up production company contacted me about writing a series of video shorts for a web series. It sounded like a lot of fun, so I got working on the concept and the first episode -- I really liked where it was going, but my contact was looking for something else, so long story short, the project went belly-up. If anyone wants to make the web series "Zeet's Waffle Cart" have I got the script for you!

I like the idea of writing for video/film so I decided to try my hand at writing a screenplay. Things were going really well, but then reality set in. If I was ever going to make this movie, I would need to write it as cheaply as possible. I never thought that would be a big deal, but it really put some severe restrictions on the story, and my writing process.

The thought keeps coming back to me, that this story would work so much better as a graphic novel. So I've been working on converting the original story to a comic script -- and it is awesome! I haven't been this excited about writing in a very long time. And that is saying something.

I am now presented with another problem -- how am I going to get a decent artist to draw this book?

Well, I have an innovative scheme. I'll tell you about it in my next post --

In the meantime, take 3 minutes and review my books on Amazon -- All for Owen and The Cause
and if you haven't read them yet, they are both only .99 cents on Amazon. Spread the word, because I am going to need your help to get this thing published.


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

Colors

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.