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Stop, Collaborate – but Listen

I made a discovery. The collaboration is the new "do it for experience" work model. Or, at least, the trigger word that's being disguised as unpaid work. Don't get me wrong. If you're just starting out, and you've nothing in your portfolio to show, a collaboration with an artist (if you're a writer) or a … Continue reading Stop, Collaborate – but Listen

Jet City Comic Show 2016 (Final Thoughts)

While I was attending Jet City Comic Show, I had a conversation with an old school mate of mine. You see, I don't pleasure read as often as I used to. Since billing myself as a writer, I find it hard to enjoy a story - to read a book or watch a movie, even … Continue reading Jet City Comic Show 2016 (Final Thoughts)

Jet City Comic Show 2016

Day One. I wouldn't be hard pressed to say Jet City Comic Show in Tacoma, WA is the highlight of my 2016. It's much smaller than Emerald City Comic Con - or even Rose City Comic Con. But there is still so much good energy and great talent. I use the first day as my … Continue reading Jet City Comic Show 2016

Story Soup

I had to explain overcrowding to an artist/creator the other day, and I wanted to share this thought. When you're writing a story - this can be prose or a comic or even non-fiction - you should think of it like making soup. It can be really temping to throw all your favorite ingredients into … Continue reading Story Soup

Leaving Patreon

I'd like to call this a failed venture, but - in failure - you can learn a lot. Originally, I thought that Patreon would be a great vehicle for creating comics. The model was perfect, I thought. I would create comics, and the money I gained from my patrons would fund new artists and new … Continue reading Leaving Patreon

#MartyrsComic

You are going to be seeing a lot of this hashtag from me. When I was in college, I participated in a lot of online role playing - the form based, text sort. My junior year, I came up with this idea for a role play. What if World War III happened? What if large portions of … Continue reading #MartyrsComic

Hitting a brick wall and somehow breaking through (or an update)

Sometimes - no matter what effort you put into something - you feel like you hit a brick wall. I've been working on Black gold for years - literal years now - and I grew frustrated with the project. At one point, it felt like nothing was going right. I just had to put it … Continue reading Hitting a brick wall and somehow breaking through (or an update)

Substituting one Ice Cream for Another

Everyone has to specialize in something. Specializing, however, can lead to one's work becoming stagnant. Since I started writing Black Gold a year ago, my wheelhouse - and slowly growing portfolio - has been filled with action-adventure pieces. I've dabbled a little in science fiction, and a bit in fantasy, but everything I've written thus … Continue reading Substituting one Ice Cream for Another

Into the Storm

I'm experiencing the oddest thing. I'm writing for myself. I know right? As I write this, drafts have been sent to clients, and I have nothing on my to-do list. Time for a Black Gold update! I've been working closely with Nunun in getting Black Gold: Prelude to a Storm produced. Our first issue is … Continue reading Into the Storm