As some of you know, I had shoulder surgery earlier this month. That means I've been out of work for eight days now. Eight days is a long time to sit around and do nothing - and I still have a long recovery time ahead of me. I do have a couple writing jobs, but … Continue reading Trial Run
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
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
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
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
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
If I were the sort of writer that had space for dedications in his or her work, I would have a page dedicated wholly to Starbucks. Snobs from Seattle will tell you independent coffee shops are the way to go, but this girl runs on free refills of their cold brew coffee. Wait. You didn't … Continue reading This week’s Starbucks trip~
I have come a long way in three months. A long way. In May, I was an aspiring comic book writer who had a single concept with no means to have it produced. Now, I've finished my first comic script contract. It started when a member of deviantART contacted me, wanting a story commissioned that … Continue reading Melodie
When a creator first conceives a comic concept, there are a lot of things that go through their minds. How does the story play out? What art style would best tell my story? For writers with no artistic talent: how am I going to fund this thing? But there's one thing that I'm fairly certain … Continue reading Mind. Blown.
My writing schedule has become so packed! Black Gold is still trucking along. Pages two and three are being inked and will soon be colored. We're still on track to go to print this December. So Black Gold for Christmas. Issue two - Into the Storm - is in the planning stages. I have an outline in … Continue reading Updates all Around!