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.

Timeless Update #1

In addition to the two mini-series I have coming out in 2013, I also wanted to take a moment to spotlight some of the artists that I’m working with on my short stories.

The fine folks over at GrayHaven Comics release a monthly black and white anthology called THE GATHERING. Each book is set to a theme and spotlights multiple stories by different teams. Pages range from 1-6 per story. Every few months they have open submissions and a list of themes and hungry writers pitch their best story ideas for consideration for publication. I’m happy to report that I’ve had three short stories accepted into three different anthologies!

You’ll find stories I’ve written in their Crime, Sci-Fi 2, and I, Spy themed collections, all due out throughout the course of 2013.

I wanted to highlight artist Michael Nigro, who will be illustrating my three-page story for the Sci-Fi 2 anthology. The piece is entitled TIMELESS, and features a character who walks us through the sensitive details of his day job as a Temporal Explorer. (You know how I love time travel!)

Check out some of his pencil work and get excited!