Wow, I just ordered copies of a comic book I helped create. After lots of hard work and months of anticipation, my first story to make it to print is here. I now have a comic book of my very own!
Futuristic gunslingers, wisecrackin' midget cops, daring space adventurers, and monsters where you won't expect them--that's More Tales from the Comics Experience, available now from IndyPlanet!
More Tales from the Comics Experience, is a new anthology featuring 8 awesome stories workshopped under big-time IDW and former Marvel editor Andy Schmidt's guidance in his Comics Experience writing classes.
These solid tales are told in stunning black and white and are well worth your $4.00. That's right, just $4.00 for 52 pages of comic awesomeness! And--wait for it--that's not all. The book also features an interview with legendary writer Chuck Dixon.
When you go to IndyPlanet, be sure to check out the preview images by clicking the "Images" tab. You'll see that this is one beautiful book--not some stick figure Kinko's number we photocopied last night. No, sir, this is the best 4 buck book you're going to read in 2011!
From the book's clever marketing spiel: Eight aspiring comic book writers have come together, under the guidance of IDW Publishing Senior Editor Andy Schmidt, to collect this action packed anthology of 5-page stories not just for the average fanboy, but for other aspiring writers as well. With a foreword from Andy and words of wisdom about what it means to be a comic book writer from legend, Chuck Dixon (Batman, G.I. Joe, Green Arrow, Punisher), this anthology represents the next generation of writers' first step towards breaking into the business.
Drift follows the last humans in the universe as they attempt to escape a deadly attack through the mouth of a black hole!
Meet Fred. He's got a mystical glove and knows how to use it to cause some serious damage in Glove of Fred!
Guns, death, and more guns is the recipe for this apocalyptic Western where no one is safe in You Can Lead a Horse to Water.
The Customer Is Always Right features a hitman getting a very special request. Wait until you find who needs to die and why!
Days of Derring is a tale of espionage that finds our hero getting a little too close to his next assignment!
Savannah is the story of two animals in the African wild trying to buck the food chain!
Midget Cop is here to save the day in his own unique way...which usually involves insults and hijinx!
A man has a unique experience at the strip club in A Star in Sight.
Also included are excerpts from an interview with G.I. Joe and Batman writer Chuck Dixon talking about what it means to be a writer in the comic book business and how to do it the right way.
I want to thank Andy Schmidt for helping to hone my skills as a writer--esp. for giving me great tools for story structure. I also want to thank my fellow writers as well as the artists who helped bring this project to life: Jamie Iracleanos/Brad Green; Matt Merante/Josh C. Lyman; Brian L. Billo/Ian MacLean; Vaughn A. Summers/Krakken; Alex T. Randolph/Maia Kobabe; Jim Moore/Steven Janowicz; Gregory Brown/(A) Branko Jovanovic. Even bigger props go to Jamie and James for working so hard to get this thing together. And finally, thanks also to the great Tomás Morón, my artist on Customer. (I'll be sending those copies to you as soon as they come in!)