Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mirror, Mirror is in stores tomorrow!

My graphic novel, Mirror, Mirror, will be in stores tomorrow! It's got amazing art by Lee Moder with a great cover by Darwyn Cooke! It's from Kickstart comics and retails for 14.99! 100 page book! You can get it at comic shops and Wal-marts!

"The Magic Mirror from the Snow White fairy tale was shattered and its pieces hidden across the globe, to be protected by a secret society known as the Huntsmen. Owen Grimm searches for the pieces before the mirror can be rebuilt and used for evil."

Here is a interview I did for the book with Chris Arrant and Newsarama a few months back: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/mirror-mirror-kickstart-interview-100916.html

 Never before seen teaser art!!

As always I'll be posting interviews, articles and behind the scenes stuff very soon!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spider-man attacked my house!

Meant to take pictures of this weeks ago before Halloween, but just got around to it today.

This year for Halloween my wife and I put fake web up in front of our house. It's a bit ruined now because of the rain but still looks kind of cool. Every time I looked at it I was reminded of Spider-man.
I should have gone as the Green Gobin for Halloween this year and had a hanging Spider-man doll hanging from the porch like I just killed him.
That would have scared the kiddies!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Dear Dracula is now online!

For a low, low price of 1.99 with Comixiology!
It's a little late for Halloween, but it's still a great deal and a fun ALL-AGES book for everyone!
 Dear Dracula is always an awesome read to kids and now you can read it to them using your iPad or iPhone! I loved this book and am really happy that it is now able to reach an even larger audience with Comixology!

ABOUT THE BOOK: Sam loves scary movies, especially the ones with Dracula. This year, instead of writing to Santa for Christmas, Sam writes to Dracula, telling Dracula that he wants to be a real vampire on Halloween this year. Sam is in for quite a surprise as the most famous of all vampires himself responds, in this fun and fanciful romp through a young boy's imagination, drawn in an engaging style that will delight young and old alike! 
Here is a great review by the Graphic Novel Reporter!


Also you can get it on the iTunes app store!
If you like it enough to want to get the gorgeous hard copy you could go to Amazon!
Or go to your local comic shop! Which you can find with the comic shop locator!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Comic Pitches that were never pitched: Batgirl and Robin.

Little feature about comics I looked into pitching but decided not to for whatever reason. 

Back before Dear Dracula came out, DC Comics had started their new kids line featuring Super Powers, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th grade, and a few others I forget. Vinny (Vicente Navarrete) and I liked the idea of doing a kid's book version of some of the DC Comics characters, so...

The ideas was to pitch something similar, but in the same style and format as Dear Dracula.
One of the important aspect that I find fascinating about the DC Universe is the relationships between it's characters. And you can't talk about relationships in the DCU without bringing up Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon. I've always wanted to write Batgirl and Robin, the current incarnations are amazing, I love them and I'm dying to write them, but nothing beats Dick and Barb.

The general idea was to do "The young adventures of Batgirl and Robin", hopefully with a better and less obvious title than that, with the youthful detective themes of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mixed with the fun of Scooby Doo and the wit of Veronica Mars. They'd be super heroes by night but by day they'd  investigate mysteries at Gotham City High School  in their real identities of Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon. For the most part we'd never see them in their costumes, but street clothes. 
This just didn't work out for a variety of reasons, but the end story is we NEVER pitched it.  Still some art was produced for it and I felt it would be great to share it with everyone.
Bonus points to anyone who can tell me who all the characters in the line up above are supposed to be.

Now if only Vinny and I could get a Ace the Bat Hound story for the next Wednesday Comics...