Free Comic: Compromised

Do you ever STOP being a spy?

This is the question explored in a the 3-page comic “Compromised,” available to read for FREE right now! Click here to check it out!

Written and lettered by me, I teamed with Orlando-based artist Joe Catapano, who handled pencils and inks, and brought a wonderful moodiness to the whole story.

Give it a read and drop your thoughts in the comments. Know someone who might like it? Share it with a friend:


GrayHaven Comics sale

One of my favorite indie publishers, GrayHaven Comics, is having a huge sale in their web store and you should totally take advantage of their generosity.

In addition to helping more than 200 writers, artists, colorists and letterers get their start in the comic book biz, they’re practically giving away books and you can pick up some of my published comics work for very cheap!

Check out what they’re offering!

The Gathering: Crime – 32 pages for just $0.99!
Crime was one of the most requested themes for an anthology and GrayHaven heard the call! This volume features my 5-page short, YOU MAY ALREADY BE A WINNER with art by Jacob Warrenfeltz.
Get it here:

The Gathering: Sci-Fi 2 – 38 pages for just $0.99!
This was the follow up to one of the publishers most successful anthologies and features my 3-page comic, TIMELESS, with art by Michael Nigro and letters by Amanda Kent.
Get it here:

The Gathering: Spies – 36 pages for just $0.99!
The Spies edition of the long running Gathering anthology covers the quiet to the fanciful and all areas in between in the world of espionage. The volume features my 3-page short COMPROMISED with art by Tomas Witaz.
Get it here:

The Gathering: Public Domain – 32 pages for $1.99!
For years, hundreds of creators have come to The Gathering to tell tales of their original characters but in this volume they put their spin on existing characters in the public domain. The volume features my 4-page Robin Hood story HOODWINKED with art by Kristian Rossi.

In case you weren’t counting, that’s 138 pages of comics (and 15 pages of Wes-written comics) for just $5!

Looking to bulk up your cart a little bit more? You can’t go wrong with any of the books the publisher has to offer, but MOTHER AND SON, SPARKS and LIVING WITH DEATH all get my seal of approval!

Act fast as the sale will only last a little bit longer!

“Compromised” now in print!

Back in June of this year, I had the pleasure of working with artist Tomasz Witas on a 3-page short comic called COMPROMISED.

Good news — it has finally been released!

Swing on over to the GrayHaven Comics website and pick up The Gathering: Spies anthology for our story and 33 additional pages of amazing work from up-and-coming creators. Just $3.50 gets you a ton of fun!

While you’re there, consider grabbing copies of their Crime and Sci-Fi 2 anthologies which also contain short stories written by yours truly.

Here’s a reminder of what Tomasz brought to this wild and crazy short comic:

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I promise that you’re in for a definite treat. Thanks for supporting me, Tomasz and the wonderful staff over at GrayHaven Comics.

Compromised Update #4

Yesterday was a day that I never thought would come to pass.

After six different artists, tons of frustration and equal amounts of determination and patience, my 3-page short comic COMPROMISED reached completion.

I have to extend a huge “thank you” and mass amounts of gratitude to artist Tomasz Witas who stepped in on a project that I was sure would die a grisly death and drew the heck out of it and pretty much saved my skin and allowed me to meet the deadline.

As a comic writer, you feel blessed when you team up with an artist who is absolutely amazing and I’ve had some pretty good luck in this arena to date. When Tomasz first answered my call for artistic salvation on a message board asking for details of my project, I took one look at his art and figured that he’d never spend his talents on a schmuck like me. His portfolio was full of people. The art was dark and moody and everything that I wanted out of my story which featured two people having a very dangerous (and moody) conversation.

Fearing rejection, I tossed the script his way and went back to looking at the art of other folks who had submitted. After all, the deadline for this comic was looming and I had found myself starting from scratch every few weeks as artists continuously disappeared. The rest of the art received was rather sub-par (with the exception of Robyn Seale, who answered the call on Twitter and we later teamed up on a short called In The Drink — more on that later) and if Tomasz said no to the project, I was ready to kill the story of my own accord.

It wasn’t long after that Tomasz sent a quick response letting me know he’d get started right away. I looked around for someone to high five, but my wife was out at the time, and my cats rejected the enthusiastic motion. I was left hanging on the high five, but inside, I was thrilled.

That was a few months ago, and now here we are. Finished art has appeared in my inbox and I couldn’t be more excited with the results. This story is dark, it’s moody and it’s everything I hoped it would be.

This comic is slated to be released in November in GrayHaven Comics’ I, Spy Anthology. More details as they come in!

Here’s the final peek at some of Tomasz’s work. Chew on that while we count down to release.


Compromised Update #3

We’re rapidly approaching the completion of my upcoming short spy comic, COMPROMISED!

If you’ve spent any time on artist Tomasz Witas’ website, you know that this amazingly talented artist can draw detailed, unique and breathtaking portraits , making him perfect for the conversation-based tale I drafted up.

After many starts and stops with this three-pager, I’m happy to say that it’s the best-looking version to date and I’m extremely happy that everything worked out the way that they did. I think this will be a pleasant addition to the I, Spy Anthology from GrayHaven Comics which is due out later this year.

Here’s another sneak peek at some of Tomasz’s amazing artwork!