Trial Run

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

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

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

This week’s Starbucks trip~

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~

Melodie

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

Mind. Blown.

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.

Starting a New Job

Today I started on a new project - and I'm ecstatic to say it's a paid position. That's when you drop "aspiring" from your "comic writer" title, right? The series I'm working on a dark apocalyptic tale that follows the adventures of a teenage girl who finds out she's instrumental in winning a war between super … Continue reading Starting a New Job

Writers trying to draw

I managed to get a lot of work done on J.O.G. 2.0 today! The first draft of a script is always really rough, but it feels good to finally have everything down on paper. Or, well, what we consider to be paper now-days. It's definitely going to need some fine tuning and some fleshing out, … Continue reading Writers trying to draw