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Sunday, January 24, 2016

WWE Royal Rumble Predictions!

After skipping the last few WWE events (and largely ignoring my website in general), I am back!  This weekend is the first WWE pay-per-view (if you still buy it that way) of 2016, the Royal Rumble!  The Royal Rumble was always one of my favorite events in wrestling, but after two straight lackluster Rumbles, there is a lot of pressure on the WWE to deliver a solid show on Sunday.  How will the Road to Wrestlemania begin?  Hit the jump to see my thoughts!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NOW WRITING...?: The Largest Heart - Prologue and Chapter 1 Excerpt

Over the last year, I'll admit that I had lost focus on a lot of creative endeavors.  While I did have a few exciting announcements and releases, 2015 wasn't the productive year that I had hoped.  However, I did start a few new projects that I hope to bring to fruition in 2016 (and beyond), as well as  few that I'm not so sure will go much further.

One such project is THE LARGEST HEART.  It began as comic book pitch that, unfortunately, failed to gain much traction.  I still loved the story though and in the fall of last year, I began work on transforming the graphic novel into a prose one.  I completed very rough versions of the prologue and chapter one, but then life got in the way and I shelved them.  

As a way of getting myself out there, I want to share the prologue and the first 75% of chapter one with you today.  I want to see what the reaction from my friends and fans is, which may dictate whether or not I press forward with this project in the coming year.  You can hit the jump to begin reading and you can email me your thoughts here.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

TOP 10: The Films of 2015

Thanks to a really awesome promotion through my wife’s employer, I saw more movies in the theater in 2015 than I have in any other year.  In total, I hit the cinema 32 times over the last twelve months (though only 25 were new films, the rest being multiple viewings or re-releases).  Last year I only counted down my Top 10 films, but this year I thought it might be more fun to look at all 25 films that I saw in the theater in 2015.  Hit the jump to see what I thought of each film, counting down to my favorite movie of the year.

Friday, October 16, 2015

I'm in Diamond's PREVIEWS! 27 - An Anthology from Red Stylo Media and Action Lab!

While the majority of the comics work that I have had published have been either self-published or small press work, I have had two comics that were distributed by the comics juggernaut, Diamond.  Unfortunately, my name was not listed in Diamond's ordering catalog Previews for either piece.  With my first published comics work, a short story in Mark Millar's CLiNT Magazine, my story was not featured in the solicitation.  For my scripting work in Youngblood #78 from Image Comics, I came on board after the book had been solicited.

But that has changed!  My name is finally in Previews!  I have a short story in the upcoming anthology 27 from Red Stylo Media, distributed by Action Lab Comics and my name was listed in the solicitation!  You can check it out in the Action Lab section of the December issue of Previews (in comic shops now).  

27: A Comic Anthology features stories inspired by the infamous "27 Club," musicians that died at age 27, including Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and more!  My story, "Lie in It," was inspired by Kristen Pfaff, the original bassist for rock band Hole. I'm really proud of the story and cannot wait to see it in print!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Come see me at MIDWEST COMICON November 7-8th!

I am very excited to announced that I will be a guest at the upcoming MIDWEST COMICON in Des Moines, Iowa from November 7th-8th!  Previously known as I-Con, the Midwest Comic Con is going to be the largest true comic book convention in Iowa history!  I will have table with my "crew" BJ Humphrey and Nick Peterson, two of the finest dudes you'll ever meet.  Speaking of meeting, JIM EFFING STERANKO will be there!  This is going to be so awesome!

I am now taking pre-orders for sketches, sketch cards, and "haiku and hero" sketch covers!  All of my rates are below the jump.  Additionally, I will have a full slate of my writing books, including a few titles from Grayhaven Comics and Red Stylo Media that I have never sold at a show before. I really hope to see y'all there!  If you are interested in preordering anything, please hit me up on Facebook, on Twitter, or shoot me an email!

Friday, September 18, 2015

WWE Night of Champions Predictions!

This Sunday is Night of Champions!  Every single WWE title will be on the line in what looks to be a great card of matches, including the return of Sting, who is challenging for his first ever championship in the WWE!  It should be a really exciting night.  Who do I think will come out on top?  Hit the jump to find out and, as always, follow me on Twitter Sunday as I live-tweet the show!

Monday, September 14, 2015

NEW PROJECT - Kid Nefarious one-shot!

I am very proud to announce that I was asked to write an upcoming one-shot spinoff comic for GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS!  Originally published by Image Comics, Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors tells the tells of the superpowered children of the world’s greatest villains as they attend a top secrete academy to hone their powers and learn their skills.  The series was created by Mark Andrew Smith and Armand Villavert. Think of it as Hogwarts for future supervillains.

My one-shot focuses on the lead character of the series Kid Nefarious as he takes on a special extra-credit project that involves fully understanding supervillain ethics.  It is filled with action and my trademark humor, with a few surprises twists that I think everyone will enjoy.  I am very honored to have artist Matthew Weldon, best known for his work on the New Brighton Archelogical Society, drawing my story.  

I hope to have release information soon, but in the meantime, you can familiarize yourself with the world of Gladstone’s by checking out the first volume in print via Amazon or digitally on Comixology!: