Bug Slugger #3 – Out Now!

Some good news today: the third issue my action/comedy comic book BUG SLUGGER—co-created with my co-pilot, Loch Ness—has arrived on digital shelves, and is available both on ComiXology and in PDF format.

If you missed the first two issues (and let’s be honest, you did), fear not! Below you’ll find a FREE 7-page preview of the series. If you dig it, hop on board with Bug Slugger’s zany first volume: Cricket Army.

Free preview: https://bit.ly/bs1preview 

So what’s BUG SLUGGER about?

A hero armed with a powerful and mysterious slap bracelet must defend his city against a siege of human-sized crickets led by an ill-tempered narwhal!

Prepare yourself for chapter 3 wherein…

Kamereon and Koshiko must race the clock to stop Hellen from wiping out an entire planet! Meanwhile, the unlikely heroes learn the origin of their superpowered slap bracelets, which have been sent to earth from Hellen’s target: Fiarrhea! (That’s right… FIARRHEA! It’s funny ’cause it sounds like… well… you get it.)

In case you haven’t already guessed, Bug Slugger is going interplanetary! Strap in tight for flame-throwing insects, high speed space pursuits, and a bunch of other stuff that needs to happen in order to get to the book’s dramatic and exciting conclusion!

This comedy comic book is my love letter to 90’s culture, the Power Rangers, and over-the-top action films. If you dig the preview and would like to support myself and artist Loch Ness, you can pick up the full issue for just $1.99 on the following platforms.

ComiXology: https://bit.ly/2YSa4Rb

PDF: https://gum.co/zwmPV

Bug Slugger #2 – Out Today!

Despite the news leading me to believe that the entire world is on fire, I’ve found a ray of sunshine. The second issue my action/comedy comic book BUG SLUGGER—co-created with one of my favorite humans, Loch Ness—has arrived on digital shelves, and is available both on ComiXology and in PDF format.

If you missed the first issue, fear not! Below you’ll find a FREE 7-page preview. If you dig it, hop on board with Bug Slugger’s zany first volume: Cricket Army.

Free preview: https://bit.ly/bs1preview 

So what’s BUG SLUGGER about?

A hero armed with a powerful and mysterious slap bracelet must defend his city against a siege of human-sized crickets led by an ill-tempered narwhal!

This time, in chapter 2…

Having struck a tentative alliance to rid the city of crickets, Kameron and Koshiko’s investigation into the insect invasion leads them to a super-secret bug fight club. There, the Bug Slugger finds himself drafted into the competition while Koshiko uncovers Hellen’s heinous intentions.

Secret origins are revealed as the plot thickens into a consistency similar to that of Nutella! Peppered with crotch hits, bathroom brawls, and mind-blowing reveals, this issue has something for everyone!

This comedy comic book is my love letter to 90’s culture, the Power Rangers, and over-the-top action films. If you dig the preview and would like to support myself and artist Loch Ness, you can pick up the full issue for just $1.99 on the following platforms.

ComiXology: https://bit.ly/37473Qy

PDF: https://gumroad.com/l/SkQek

New Comic Series: Bug Slugger #1

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone well in the strange times we currently find ourselves facing.

Being at home leaves many to turn to the arts for stress relief and entertainment, whether that be books, TV, films, videogames, or comics. In fact, I wanted to do my part to share some creativity, so I’ve released the first issue of my new comic book series, BUG SLUGGER, in hopes that it may bring a smile to your face. I can’t help but feel that laughter is something sorely needed in the world at this moment.

The first issue of Bug Slugger came out today and I wanted to share a FREE 7-page preview with you, because if you dug the oddball humor of my other comics, such as Unit 44, Awry, or Hipster vs. Rednecks, then chances are you’re going to enjoy Bug Slugger as well.

Free preview: https://bit.ly/bs1preview 

So what’s BUG SLUGGER about?

A hero armed with a powerful and mysterious slap bracelet must defend his city against a siege of human-sized crickets led by an ill-tempered narwhal! But when The Kamereon comes across another bracelet-powered bug sluggin’ vigilante, he must decide if they are friend or foe while he still has a city left to call home.

This comedy comic book is my love letter to 90’s culture, the Power Rangers, and over-the-top action films. If you dig the preview and would like to support myself and artist Loch Ness, you can pick up the full issue for just $1.99 on the following platforms.

ComiXology: http://bit.ly/3dmZR3K 

PDF: https://gumroad.com/l/SkQek

Stay healthy and stay well!

Unit 44 Graphic Novel in stores TODAY!

Head to your local comic shop to pick up a copy of the Unit 44 Graphic Novel, which hit stores TODAY from Alterna Comics.

Order Unit 44 @ Amazon.com
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SPOILER — this is a pretty big deal for me. This series came to life in 2014 from the germ of an idea that popped to mind after watching an episode of the TV reality show Storage Wars.

“What if Area 51 employees forgot to pay the rent on their storage unit, and the contents were sold at public auction?”

Enter my artist (and now good friend) Ed Jiménez, who came on board to bring the initial five pages of the series to life. From there, we went to Kickstarter, successfully funded the first issue and set about putting it out into the world. When none of the publishers we approached showed interest in a “funny” comic, we figured, “No big deal… we’ll publish this on our own!”

We decided we’d go BACK to Kickstarter, raise another couple thousand dollars and create issues 2-4. It just days before we launched that campaign that Alterna Comics messaged us and was like, “Hey, what are you planning to do with that silly Area 51 comic?”

Alterna offered to publish the issues digitally under their banner (which was awesome because they had a handful of comics that I genuinely loved) and from March – June 2015, we released the series on the ComiXology platform to some acclaim, some confusion, and lots of laughs.

In 2016, Alterna asked us if we’d like to consider releasing Unit 44 as a graphic novel to comic shops.

Sign us up.

Earlier in 2017 we did another Kickstarter, raised a bucket of money and today, the beautiful finished book arrived in comic shops. At least, the comic shops that ORDERED it.

If you go into your local store and you don’t see it, you can ask them to order the book by giving them this code: JUN171148

Give them the code, a thumbs up, and ideally, you’ll have the book next Wednesday. How cool is that?

A big thanks to all of you who supported the Unit 44 (in digital issues, on Kickstarter, at conventions, etc). I’m super proud of how the graphic novel came out. It’s the third collected edition I now have on my shelf (it sits beside the Chambers TPB and The Undoubtables OGN), and let me tell you… the book is BEAUTIFUL. Not only does it have an amazing layout created by Alterna’s head honcho Peter Simeti, but in addition to our 88-page story we’ve included a NEVER BEFORE SEEN 4-page backup comic and pinups from some of amazingly talented artists including Loch Ness (who’s drawing our upcoming comedy/action miniseries Bug Slugger XL), Graeham Jarvis (who’s drawing our upcoming sci-fi/comedy miniseries Awry), Jayson Kretzer (who’s maybe(?) still drawing our one-shot The Rocking Dead), and colorist Andrew Pate, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with on a whole bunch of books including the upcoming historical/comedy/action series, Edison).

So, what’s better than making a comic book with a good friend like Ed Jiménez and then inviting a bunch of your other friends to contribute art, all while putting the finished comic book on the world’s stage?

Today, there’s nothing better.

Order Unit 44 @ Amazon.com
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Now available for FREE: Bucky O’Hare in “Oneness”

The day has arrived!

I hope you’re prepared for another free comic!

I invite you all to take your first spin on the frigate Righteous Indignation for the first time in 20 years as I unleash a brand new FREE short comic featuring Bucky O’Hare.

Click here or on the cover image to check out the seven-page short “Oneness.”

My partner is crime for this short was Loch Ness, a lifelong Bucky fan who jumped at the chance to bring these characters to… to life.

His passion for the characters, world and story translated beautifully to the page and I couldn’t be more proud of what we created based on the characters originally created by writer Larry Hama and artist Michael Golden.

We had such a blast putting this comic together, and I hope you enjoy the 90s nostalgic tingles you get from reading it. Hit us up on social media and let us know what you thought. Most importantly of all, if you like it, consider sharing it with your friends and let’s spread some joy on this Throwback Thursday.

Thanks for checking it out!

If you like the Bucky comic, be sure to check out another free comic Loch Ness and I did last year, called Turbo Tunnel Trouble based on the 90s video game property, Battletoads.