Sunday, August 12, 2012

I'm Back

I don't even want to think about how long it's been since I've touched this blog.   When I set it up I was serious about getting back into writing, but sometimes life doesn't want to go along with your plans.  Lots of things have been happening over the past however many months it's been.  Biggest news is that I've found out I have diabetes, which was a kick in the you know where.   Good news I have it under control, I've lost fifty pounds and am feeling better than I have in a long time.  The bad news is that at first it kicked my butt, for about three months I was having vision problems and really had problems reading things like a computer screen.  So it made it kind of hard to do much work.  There were other things that have happened, but thankfully for your sake, I won't go into all of them.

I am working with a really good artist, Larry Guidry, that probably feels like I'm not working with him, because of all the troubles, but really Larry I am.  And I will get the script to you.  I promise.

The ICCW Network has been redesigned and sounds interesting.  Check it out.  Could work if enough people join and follow the guidelines.

So I won't go into a lot more here, I just wanted to keep this short and sweet.  I'm going to start trying to post on a more regular basis here and start putting up more of my old work.  If there is anyone that is reading this anymore please feel free to leave any comments.  And of course if you're an artist that needs a writer please leave a comment.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Lizards' Story

This is a story I did after I had already established the "Lizards" series in Fantagraphics' CRITTERS comic. Caliber published a one shot called LIZARDS SUMMER FUN SPECIAL. I did different length stories with different artists in it. They were going to collect all the old stories from CRITTERS but things didn't work out quite as planned. This story was illustrated by Craig Boldman. I loved his version of the kids from the strip.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

The First Post

Since this is the first post of the new blog I feel like I should lead off with something profound and meaningful, but what the heck, I got squat. What I'll talk about instead in this post is what I created this blog for. I touch on it on the sidebar, but let me go into a little more detail here.

I'm a writer that wants to work in the comic book industry. Years ago (we'll go into how many years ago in another post, I don't want to feel that old right now) I actually was a writer in the comic book industry. Don't worry if you haven't heard of me. I never wrote for either of the Big Two. My words appeared in comic books from such publishers as Fantagraphics, Innovation, Malibu, Kitchen Sink and others.

All this was long enough ago that any contacts I made have either moved on or forgotten about me. This unfortunately also includes most of the artists I once worked with. Not that I can blame them, they couldn't wait around for me to decide that I wanted to write again. I pretty much moved away from writing comics and I thought that was that.

But some dreams die hard, and I've realized that I still want to write comic books. So here I am again, trying to break in.

So what does a writer need to break in? An artist! It's hard to get very far in a visual medium like comic books without an artist. And that's what I'm doing here. Looking for artists that want to work with a writer and try to sell something to the comic publishers.

I'm looking for artists that want to take a chance together with me and try to work up some proposals to submit to the different comic book publishers. Maybe try our hand at a web comic, I've got a few ideas that I think would make some great web comics.

This blog is going to showcase my past work, to give prospective artists an idea of what I am capable of. I'm going to talk about my past struggles in breaking in, my small triumphs. Anyone interested should drop me a line or make a comment.

I have no idea if this is going to work or just prove to be some big sort of joke, but I figure it's worth a shot.

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