New Comic Series: Awry

Greetings, friends!

I’m excited to announce that I have a new sci-fi/humor series being released Wednesday, October 9 (tomorrow) called AWRY!

The talented Graeham Jarvis served as artist, colorist, and co-pilot for the series which we spent the past few years putting together.

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So what’s this crazy book all about?

It took 10 years for the Phyllos to reach the black hole Formax-C, and in that time, the crew of four came to loathe one another. But when the mission suddenly goes awry, the astronauts must overcome their differences and work as a team if they hope to survive an unforgiving alien world and make it back home.

The series is being published exclusively in digital format by Action Lab Comics, through its “mature readers” imprint, Danger Zone. In an attempt to satiate the binge-readers out there, all 4 issues of the series will release on the same day ($2.99 each), and a week later we’ll drop the 90-page collected edition ($5.99).

Awry is available for preorder on ComiXology and Amazon to be read on your favorite digital devices.

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I hope you’ll check it out and support not only me, but a great publisher and a wonderful artist who is going to blow you away with these pages.

Thanks for checking it out!

 

Edison #1 available NOW!

The first issue of my new comic book series EDISON is available NOW!

One part James Bond, one part MacGyver, inventor Thomas Alva Edison uses his ingenuity and creativity to combat the scientific threats of the late 1880s.

Grab it digitally from ComiXology for just $0.99 or in print from my web store for $4!

This book is the culmination of one of my silliest ideas… what if we took the greatest scientific minds of the late 1800s (when most of the world’s technology was taking a significant leap forward) and clash them together as action heroes and villains in an alternate history setting?

They’re not superheroes, but rather the kind that use their minds, intelligence, and higher-than-average intellect to fight for science supremacy!

The first issue was drawn by the wonderful Giovanni Capurro with interior colors by Andrew Pate and we’re jumpstarting the series with a full 24 science-fueled pages! Get to know Thomas Edison, his bumbling assistant William Joseph Hammer, as well as the villainous Nikola Tesla!

Moving forward, each 12-page issue will have a different artist to help chronicle Edison’s adventures as he faces new adversaries, all of whom want to steal the title of “world’s smartest man (or woman!)”

Come for the action, stay for the jokes. I’d like to think that if Thomas Edison were still alive, he’d totally love this comic book. I hope you do, too.

Click here to pick up Edison #1 digitally at comixology.com for $0.99!
Click here to pick up Edison #1 in print from the web store for $4!

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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Signed Chambers Trades!

Over the weekend I celebrated a birthday that was complimented by the delivery of a box of CHAMBERS trade paperbacks!

To celebrate the release of the collected edition, I decided to offer up a SUPER limited number of these trades to the public. If you’re interested in picking up a signed copy of the 100+ page trade paperback, this is the only way to do it! They’ll come directly to you, from me, with love. There are still a few copies remaining, and you can click here to grab one from my web store.

What’s Chambers all about?
Narcotics Officer Denise Chambers comes from a family of law enforcers. Now, someone is picking them off one by one, and she’ll have to figure out who’s taking an axe to her family tree before it’s too late.

The crime-fiction graphic novel collects Chambers issues #1-4, originally published 2013 by Arcana Studio. The book is “Rated R” and suggested for readers ages 17+.

Story & Letters: Wes Locher
Art: Kristian Rossi
Colors: Kefas Armando

Thanks for all of your support! Funds from these sales will go directly toward creating something new that I know you’ll dig.

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10 reasons to pick up the Chambers TPB

As you may have heard, this Wednesday, March 26, my crime comic CHAMBERS will be released in trade paperback from Arcana Studio.

Chambers is the 4-issue crime-fiction miniseries that was released September through December of last year and this 100+ page collection puts all for issues under one cover. In addition to my words, the art was brought to life by the wonderful and professional Kristian Rossi with colors by Kefas Armando.

You can order the collection from your local comic shop or purchase it online. Heck, you can even pre-order it by clicking here and it will be at your home in a matter of days!

Since everyone on the internet likes a good list, I thought I’d list out 10 reasons why you should consider purchasing the book and thereby help support my writing career.

Let’s get going, shall we?

10) This.

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9) This.

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8) And this.

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7) Seriously, this.

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6) Dude… this.

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5) Yep… This.

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4) Or this.

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3) Even this.

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2) Some of this.

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1) And finally, this.

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Convinced yet?

Narcotics Officer Denise Chambers comes from a family of law enforcers. Now, someone is picking them off one by one, and she’ll have to figure out who’s taking an axe to her family tree before it’s too late.

Order here: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=693

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