Leaving Battalia – Issue 1

Last year I collaborated with the very talented artist Chris Binns on a sci-fi comic book called LEAVING BATTALIA. He took the script I’d written and drew 24 amazing pages (he also lettered them – he’s a machine!) showcasing an art style unlike anyone else I’ve worked with. Upon completion, I spent the subsequent months pitching the comic around to see if any independent publishers might interested in it, but alas, at this point I’ve had no takers.

Their loss is your gain! I’ve decided to post all 24 pages of issue one here on the website for your enjoyment. Perhaps someone will stumble upon it, see the potential of the series and want to read more. It’s the first issue of a 6 issue arc, so enjoy the awesome cliffhanger that may never be resolved!

This comic was a fantastic learning experience for both Chris and myself, so I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not perfect, but I know that we’ve taken everything we’ve learned from our collaboration and will apply the knowledge to all comics we create moving forward. Note to aspiring comic book writers: Always double check your page counts!!

Click the cover to start reading!

Leaving Battalia Update #2

After my fiancé and my parents, right now, artist Chris Binns is my favorite person.

He has finished churning out all 24 pages of art for LEAVING BATTALIA, issue #1! I can’t thank him enough for his time and dedication to a project that has really become a labor of love. Of course, I’m taking the liberty of speaking for him, for all I know, he’s throwing darts at a picture of my face.

We’re finishing up a few final tweaks and in the coming weeks we look forward to sharing it with the world. This issue will be used to pitch LEAVING BATTALIA to potential publishers in hopes that you, the reader, will be able to enjoy all 6 issues of the story and so that we, the creative team, feel validated for the way we spend our time (making comic books).

Stay tuned as more news develops!

And then there was color.

Below is the colored cover that I’ll be using to promote my comic books as I pitch them around.

Pencils & Inks by Jay Hernandez.
Colors by Mike Stefan, a great artist from Brazil. Check out more of his work here: mikestfan.blogspot.com

Leaving Battalia Update

After 3 months of brainstorming, daydreaming, and late night typing, I have completed the first draft of Leaving Battalia. It weighs in at 144 pages (6 issues). The pitch has been written and Chris Binns is working diligently on the art for Issue #1. I look forward to getting it to some publishers in hopes that we can find it a home!

In the meantime, check out this amazing splash page from Chris.
Get excited!