Monday, January 25, 2010

Pages 1-4 of Life is Funny, live now @ Apecmx

My entry for the Ape UFO anthology started up a week and a half ago. I wrote it as a complete story (which sounds pretentious, but hear me out), and unlike the previous tale written by Raphael Moran, “Life is Funny” is more of a slow burn leading up to the climax. Raph’s “Angst” had twists and turns with each page and worked better as an online serialization.

Anyway. The first four – of eight – pages are now live on the Ape comix site. If you’ve got the time, go check them out, (from page one) and if you’re so inclined, down past the bios are links for rating the pages and making comments. I would greatly appreciate it if you took a moment to click the stars or the thumbs up/down– if only for the art from Jason and Osmarco, which I think is beautiful. The more positive feedback, the better.

And I promise, with the next couple of pages, the tension gets amped up and it will be worth your while. Or your money back ;)

Page 2 above.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Life is Funny begins

The story I began in December, 2008 (at which point it was a 6-page script) is finally seeing the light of day. The artwork by Jason Copland and lush colors from Osmarco Valladao are amazing, in my opinion. And Josh Aitken's lettering rounds it out so nicely. It's very cool to see the word I wrote come to life on the page (screen).

I'm very proud of this, and though the overall story is a slow burn, you should check out page 1 at the link below over at the Apecomix site.



Sunday, January 10, 2010


I'm working up a superhero pitch for a number of prospective publishers, and am lucky enough to have Osmarco Valladao, who did the coloring on my forthcoming short story in ape's UFO anthology, signed on to color this story if it ever gets picked up. He has a lot on his plate right now and was not able to color the proposal pages, but he did give me some options regarding the coloring of the costume thanks to his coloring for the proposed cover, which also has a new log Osmarco used that makes this cover looks a hundred times better than the b/w mock-up I did, which I threw in for comparison's sake.

Now I just need to decide on a final coloring scheme.