Sunday, October 31, 2010

Here It Is: My First Story

Through the ingenuity of Alexander Graham Bell and his mad scientist step-children and their wonderful invention, the Internet, I'm able to present to you, just in time for Halloween, the bone-chilling suspense tale: The Customer Is Always Right.

A mysterious client. Veiled motives. A grizzled mob hit man. Blood and lots of it. The Customer Is Always Right is a dark tale about a young man who goes to hire a hit man—and it doesn’t work out for anyone. With a touch of wry humor, this tense story builds to an unexpectedly bloody conclusion.

If everything is working correctly, off to the right you should see a nifty little gadget that will allow you to read a version of this thrilling tale.

Many thanks to my collaborator Tomás Morón and to Andy Schmidt and my fellow creators at Comics Experience for all the feedback.

In the coming days, I'll have an interview with Tomás as well as many more items--not to mention more stories. Enjoy! And be sure to tell me what you think!

Friday, October 29, 2010


As you can see by the neat widget to the right, I'm getting ready to post my first story, a 5-pager entitled, The Customer Is Always Right, a little thriller Tomás Morón, my storytelling collaborator, and I did. Keep checking back--I hope to have the story up for Halloween.

In other news, my anthology group is racing toward the finish line. I recently saw some of the cover art (front and back). Hopefully the stars will align and this thing will be out before the end of the year. Finally.

Below is an early rough sketch of the back cover by artist Brad Green. (Wait'll you see the real deal!) The pic is a collection of characters from the stories in the anthology--a police lineup.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

More Sketches from Project Comic Con

Here's an impressive sketch by Rick Burchett, the artist on Superman Adventures, Batman/Huntress: Cry For Blood, She-Hulk, and the upcoming relaunch of Batman: Brave and the Bold. Rich is a real class act and a consummate pro. He's also a St. Louis-based comic book creator. It was fascinating to watch him work from the early pencils up until the final marker stroke was applied.

Below is a little piece featuring everyone's favorite Wookie: Chewbacca. Done in markers by talented illustrator Nathan Ohlendorf, this is a really fun picture. See more of his stuff at his site, where he has a variety of fantasy and sci fi work: