Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The State of the Proverbial Union

Every now and again, I like to sit down and write up a brief synopsis of everything going on here in Fishburg. (Fishtopia? Fishganifstan? New Fish City?)

Over the past few months, things have been moving quickly and in a lot of different and very interesting directions. I filled in as guest artist on issue #3 of Martin Dunn's "JOSHUA BLACK: The Devine Heirarchy".  I've drawn a 5 page short story that will run in issue #6 of JC. De La Torre's "STAR MAGE" that may end up leading to more projects down the line. I'm officially the penciler and inker on a brand new, yet-to-be-officially announced Vampire comic from Hashtag Comics that I'm also co-writing with Martin Dunn. And, of course, I've folded my own imprint "BIG POND COMICS" into Martin's CAE Studios.

On the Wellkeeper front, I've just finished issue 10 and will be debuting it this weekend at HEROES CON in Charlotte, N.C. That leaves only 2 more issues to the originally planned 12 issue series, which blows my mind that I'm so close to the finish line. Of course, with that comes some interesting questions about what's next.

Through CAE Studios, I've developed a couple of concepts with Martin that we're fleshing out for possible one shots to be drawn after the release of issue #12 of The Wellkeeper. But I've also brainstormed lots of awesome NEW Wellkeeper ideas with studio editor, (and mistress of awesomeness) Heidi Fish. Ideas that could lead Wellkeeper into directions I'd never considered. Honestly, ideas I'm so excited about that I could easily see turning the series into an ongoing. 

Even if we decided to continue Zoe's adventures, it wouldn't happen IMMEDIATELY after issue #12, but it's incredibly exciting to have so many ideas for the future of this world and it's characters.

I'm turning 40 this year, and it will be the first year of my life that I can REALLY say that I am a full time,  professional comic book artist. Like, for a LIVING. And that excites me to no end. I hope you all will keep on coming along for the ride. 


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Withering Man… REVEALED!?!

If you've already ready issue #9, then you know that there were some shocking revelations and a dark torch was passed.

That said, I won't spoil just what  happened in those pages right here, (Although you CAN order your copy of that adventure RIGHT NOW) but I will let you all know that the ANSWERS to your questions are coming SOON!

Check out this preview of the penciled cover to issue #10, coming THIS SUMMER!!!!