Housekeeping!

I imagine that as a housekeeper in a hotel, my day would be utterly ruined by walking inside a room to tidy up, only to find a decaying body inside.

It always bums me out when I surf onto my own blog and see that it’s been weeks since my last update, or in this case, nearly a month. I don’t want to be that decaying body that people check in to look for. I want to prove that I’m alive and well, so I’m taking that opportunity now.

At times I find myself doing so much writing and reading that the last thing I want to do is write or read about myself. However, comics is an arena in which presence equals productivity, so I thought I’d fill in the gaps on what’s been happening throughout the radio silence that has occurred over the past few months. Thankfully, it’s all amazing things.

For whatever reason, September, October and November were months filled with crashing waves of inspiration and motivation and I found myself churning out more writing then had come in the prior six months. Needless to say, it was awesome.

  • I wrote three issues of of a 5-part comic books miniseries I hope to put into production this year.
  • I wrote a complete 96-page comic series that I’ve found an amazing artist for, and look forward to self-publishing in the coming year.
  • I wrote 50 pages of another series and presented it to a dream artist who has agreed to come along for the ride.
  • I wrote a 24-page one-shot about zombies.
  • I wrote a 24-page one-shot about hipsters.
  • I wrote half of an action/comedy video game that is currently being built for release on the PlayStation platform within the next year (I will also write the other half of it).
  • I wrote a 3-part script for a choose-your-own-adventure style game that will be released for iPhone and Android smartphones within a month.
  • I’ve written more than 40 pages of a sequel to one of my published comics.
  • I’ve read some amazing comic books and non-fiction books.

I don’t know what’s in the water, but it tastes amazing. My eyes and fingers have been busy, so forgive me for not paying more attention to my blog, but I trust we’re all glad that I’m not rotting on the floor.

I feel like I could have come up with something better than the “rotting on the floor” analogy, but I’ve also come to remember that they can’t all be winners.

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?

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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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Chambers Trade Paperback Pre-Order: Last Call

We’re so close!

A week from today the trade paperback (print edition) of my crime-fiction comic CHAMBERS will be released!

There’s still time to pre-order from publisher Arcana Studio and the beautiful 100+ page collection will be shipped to your door upon release on March 26.

As this is my first trade collection that I’m not paying to print, so obviously I’m very excited. If you haven’t read the book, this will be the best way to do it. Along with artist Kristian Rossi and colorist Kefas Armando, I crafted a gut-wrenching tale of dirty cops and bloody revenge. If you’re a fan of noir or gritty stories based in the real world, then this comic will be right up your alley.

Do you like the movie Die Hard?
Trick question! Who doesn’t like Die Hard?
Loved that? You’ll dig this.

If digital is more your speed then you can currently pick up the individual issues or the collected edition from ComiXology for $1.99 or $5.99, respectively.

Click the image below to head to the order page. Just $19 will get you the book and will help support my writing career. Go ahead… encourage me. I dare you.

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Chambers – Trade Paperback Pre-Order

A huge holiday thank you to anyone who has picked up either the individual issues of my crime-fiction comic book CHAMBERS or grabbed the collected edition for $5.99 on ComiXology.

For those of you who long for the paper and ink method of comic consumption, I bring you great news — Midtown Comics in New York City is now taking pre-orders for the book for just $14!

You can grab it via their website by clicking here.

If you’d prefer to grab it from your local comic shop, the book is also in Previews. Head to your favorite retailer and give them order code JAN140863, but be sure to get your orders in by January!

The street date for the book is March 26, 2014. If you’re still waiting to read the book, the time is finally here! You’ll be getting over 100 pages of suspense, action and snark!

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