Saturday, August 16, 2014

I'm Baaack...

Hey, everybody! I have returned from something of a hiatus, it seems. Yep. I haven't posted anything since Wormhole. Well, figures.

Anyway, I'm back, with more news than ever. At least, compared those last news posts I did. Those were bleak. This is the real, share-worthy stuff. Get on it.

Wormhole: Issue One - Second Edition

Back in May, I was a bit pressed for time in getting Wormhole printed and ready for MeCAF. I've apologized enough for that in that Introduction O' Self-Loathing. I'm coloring the full comic and making a bunch of minor edits that my readers have dutifully mentioned to me in the past few months.

This will be what Wormhole was meant to be. Like a Director's cut. Don't worry, I'm not gonna Lucas it. Here's the extent of what will be changed:
  • Eye-popping technicolor.
  • Re-lettered, using a digital font created out of my own handwriting. (I KNOW, RIGHT?)
  • Art corrections. Like ink blots, scribbles, overlaps, creepy faces...
  • A NEW COVER!
  • And I might make the jokes funnier. Don't judge me.
When it's finished, I'll be doing everything in my teenage power to broaden its publication. I'm definitely going to try using the crazy awesome ComiXology Submit service. Check it out.

Oh, and if you bought the original edition copy? Don't worry! I'll send you a free digital copy of the new one.

Wormhole: Issue Two

Yes! It's official! I'm working on Issue Two! Unfortunately, there's not much to elaborate on that. Figures.

Other Stuff!

You know, sketches and stuff. The usual. Nothing new here. Don't expect anything, though, because I'll be very busy preparing for (drum-roll, please)...

MICE 2014!

This October 4th - 5th (that's two days, by Godfrey!) I'll be exhibiting at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo. Or, "MICE." It's in Massachusetts. Pretty crazy.

Now, I don't exactly expect that I have any "fans" in Massachusetts, so the purpose of this exhibition will be more to get my work "out there," as they say. Of course, if you do want to drive all the way down (or up? Maybe?) there to say hello, by all means, go right ahead. I'll have an update on what I'm selling as the date draws nearer.

So, that's that. I'm back. I just said a bunch of stuff that loosely translates to "commitment," which, you know, gives me the spooks. If anything, I hope you didn't miss me too much, because if that were the case, I can't do anything right.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wormhole Pilot Questionnaire

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the "Wormhole Pilot Questionnaire."

As I've probably said before, the future of the comic will depend entirely on feedback from readers. So, if you have read the pilot issue, I invite you to take this questionnaire and contribute to the future of "Wormhole."

Sunday, May 18, 2014

MeCAF Recap

I had a great time at the Maine Comic Arts Festival today. It was a great experience. Thank you all who stopped by!

I've still got plenty of copies of Wormhole left, so, if you'd like to purchase one, you can just contact me and we shall do business.

Lastly, I created and sold a few sketches there today, and here they are:

Rocket Raccoon:



Albus Dumbledore:



Spider-Man:



Boba Fett:


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Wormhole Review by Zack Wright

When I write a short story in, like, an hour, I can tell if the writing is good or not. However, after working on the same lines of dialogue for fifteen months, the writing for "Wormhole" became a load of balderdash. It's sort of like when you say the word "asparagus" several dozen times, and you forget the meaning of the word "asparagus."

So, because I couldn't tell whether what I was doing was even worth it, I sent a digital copy of Wormhole to a few of my friends, and asked them to write reviews. I wanted them to be completely honest and specific; if it was bad, I wanted them to tell me why. After reading this review by Zack Wright, though, it seemed that all the work was worth it after all. Thank you, Zack.



WORMHOLE ISSUE #1 REVIEW
 By Zack Wright 
As I began Wormhole, the very first few pages were a bit unsatisfactory. The jokes were a bit tacky and I thought things weren't looking great for the rest of the comic. However, let me tell you; the beginning does not set the tone for the rest of the book. At all. Immediately the story starts to pick up and as more characters are introduced I started liking where things were going. The dialogue is good, the plot is intriguing, the drawings are stunning and although there are a few oddities throughout the comic, by the end nonetheless you're left craving a sequel. 

So. What do I think of Wormhole as a whole? I think it shows a lot of potential and with a little work can become something amazing. I'm curious to see where this comic goes, and by my guess, that place is tremendously far.

Updated "Wormhole" Page

Have you ever found yourself wondering what my upcoming comic book "Wormhole" is actually about?

Well, now you can find out, with the all-new official Wormhole page!

The page has a description of the series in general, and a description of the first issue.

However, the series is general is the first issue, so they're fairly identical (for now).

In other news, I've asked a couple of my friends to write reviews for the first issue. I asked them to be honest and specific, so that their reviews could actually help people decide if they want to read the comic. I'll be posting two of those reviews later today, so stay tuned!