“Timeless” now in print!

Another fun project debuted this week that contains some words that I wrote.

GrayHaven Comics debuted a whole slew of new books, among them their Sci-Fi 2 anthology that features a 3-page short called TIMELESS that I did with artist Michael Nigro. There’s a ton of other talent in the book so grab a copy and see the next generation of comic book talent!

Click here to pick up The Gathering: Sci-Fi 2!

One of the things I’ve struggled with as a creator is the “hurry up and wait” portion. Because comics go through so many hands, from writers to artists to colorists and editors, it’s often an extended period of time before stories see the light of day. Interesting tidbit…Timeless was printed exactly one year after it was turned in to the editors. That’s how it goes, but it’s that much sweeter to finally see it released.

Earlier in the year, the fine folks at GrayHaven Comics were also kind enough to print a 5-page crime story I wrote and near the end of the year, you’ll get another 3-pager I did for an upcoming Spy-themed anthology. There’s a great, talented and encouraging team over there and I thank them for their constant support.

Timeless Update #5

Today was a big day!

I received the finished lettered pages for my 3 page story, TIMELESS. This story will appear in The Gathering Anthology: Sci-Fi 2 from GrayHaven Comics due out July 15, 2013.

The print-ready files went off to the publisher and were met with much enthusiasm. I can’t thank artist Michael Nigro or letterer Amanda Kent enough for their help getting this story from idea to completion. It’ll be a while til this piece sees the light of day, but you can rest assured that I’ll remind you once it’s available for purchase!

I hope to collaborate with Michael again in the future. His style is unlike anyone else I’ve worked with and his attention to detail is impeccable. Be sure to watch his website and support him in everything he does.

Here’s the last snippet for now!

Timeless Update #4

The talented Michael Nigro has completed both pencils and inks for the 3 page comic, TIMELESS, which will be published next year by GrayHaven Comics within their second Sci-Fi anthology.

The pages are headed off to the letterer this week and then we’ll play the waiting game while they collect the rest of the submissions and put the book together. It’ll be worth the wait as their anthology collections always showcase bright new talent who show off their skills with short yet focused theme collections. Remember that writing a solid 3-5 page story is infinitely more difficult than 10, 12, or 22 pages!

Current publication target is July 15, 2013, so stay tuned for more news on TIMELESS and all of my upcoming projects!

Here’s a sneak peek at Michael’s finished art!

Timeless Update #3

Even though this is the internet, and you can’t hear it, I’m giving a big round of applause to artist, Michael Nigro, for finishing up pencils on our 3 page comic, TIMELESS, which will be published in the Sci-Fi 2 anthology from GrayHaven Comics.

We’re moving on to the inking phase and then I’ll send off this story to be lettered before we turn it in to the editor. I’m a little sad that you won’t be able to read the finished product until a year from now when the book is released, but I’ll keep updating the progress as it moves along!

Here’s your final snippet of penciled work. This guy is pretty darn good, am I right?

My favorite thing about comics is that we have the best artists working in this industry. Period.

Timeless Update #2

In addition to the main projects I have in the works, behind the scenes, things are still progressing on the anthology submissions that I had accepted for several GrayHaven Comics books that will be coming out over the course of 2013.

My story for the Sci-Fi 2 edition, TIMELESS, is making strides and earlier this week artist Michael Nigro sent me the finished pencils for page 2. Michael has a great kinetic style and though the story is only three pages long, I know it wasn’t the easiest script to draw as there’s a lot of research involved as far as locations go. He’s been doing a great job and with each panel and page I see, it gets me that much more excited for this to see print.

For this short story, I stuck to four to five panels on a page and it’s given Michael a lot of room to be artistic and the level of detail in his work is just phenomenal.

While this story is still in progress, I wanted to share another snippet with you. Have a look at our main character, Davis, who really isn’t having the greatest of days.