The year has come and gone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is looking forward to 2018. I'm planning on having a much more in-depth post about my plans for 2018 and sharing some of the highlights of 2017, but for now, enjoy some Kickstarters I showcased at the tail end of 2017:
"Find out what happens when 90% of the people in the world stopped moving? Writer Justin Gray (The Monolith, Jonah Hex) explore this concept in the world of his survival horror comic book series that we’re featuring this week: Standstill."
"Looking for a new superhero team exploring the social relationships of the characters? Try Argo 5, which has been around for 12 years of publishing and 24 issues. The writer and one of the artist’s talk to me about their project and how it differs from your average superhero story."
I hope everyone had a wonderful November and a happy Thanksgiving!
I made a bit of a change this month. After working on Screen Rant for over a year now, I've decided to leave my position as a list writer for them. I've really enjoyed being able to create such fun lists ranging from Pokemon to horror movies, but I want to focus more on my other jobs as well as two personal projects I am currently working on that I hope to share with everyone soon!
Without further ago, please enjoy some of the work I've done this month.
Kickstart your week with these Kickstarter interviews:
"The Last Ember is the first series taking place in the Emberverse universe! Published by Last Ember Press, this is the coming of age story about the goddess of fire. I interviewed the entire creative team, which includes several members of Comic Frontline!"
"Death isn’t the end. At least not in Alter-Life. We’re exploring this mind-bending sci-fi comic book series today with the creative team."
And enjoy some press releases I helped write for Action Lab Entertainment:
"This week we’re talking with Zombie Tramp and DollFace creator Dan Mendoza about his amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign for his newest series, Sad Girl Psycho Baby. This comic book stars Sad Girl, whose abilities include making the people around her become suicidal."
I worked on a couple press releases for Action Lab Entertainment:
DOLLFACE VOLUME 3: Welcome to New Orleans!
"Action Lab Entertainment’s best-selling witch hunter Lila returns in this third volume, dealing with the heavy fallout from the events of volume two. Emily doesn’t want anything to do with Lila, but Ivan won’t stop searching for her. And Lila? She looks into her past and gets help from the last place she expected: a good witch!"
"Collecting DANGER DOLL SQUAD #0-3, this is a Danger Zone crossover event the likes of which you've never seen before! Three series come together in this action-packed affair featuring the undead queen Zombie Tramp, the 17th century ball-jointed witch hunter DollFace, and the other-dimensional parasite slayer Vampblade."
"Action Lab's comic book adaptation of the cult film series PUPPET MASTER comes to an end in PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL. The story follows Andre Toulon's puppets as they are forced to follow their master's every command."
And two of my adaptations came out this month too:
Hello everyone! I hope you all enjoyed Halloween and the rest of October.
Another month has come and gone, but this one marked the first time I ever went to NYCC. I didn't go for fun - though we had some of that too - but to work at the Action Lab booth, selling (and signing) mostly Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir and Miraculous Adventures books.
It was awesome to see all of the people cosplaying as Ladybug, Cat Noir and even occasionally Alya and some of the villains from the show. Plus some other amazing cosplay moments from movies, TV shows, video games and more.
Here's some of the awesome Miraculous-related cosplay!
Though a fun moment from the con that I just have to share happened at the end of my first day. I sold a guy a couple Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir TPBs and signed them to his kids. He left and a fellow guy at the booth came up to me after he was gone and said: "You know that was Tom King, right?" AKA the writer for Batman! I wish I'd known then, but it was still an awesome experience. And now I have a story to tell at parties! (Parties that I never go to...)
Overall, it was an exhausting experience that was totally worth going outside of my comfort zone and to experience working at a con. I definitely put my feet into the deep end considering the only other con I have ever worked at was one day at the New Jersey Comic Expo... and a two hour signing at SDCC.
If you're still around, here are some releases and articles I helped work on for the month of October!
"Marking the three year anniversary of ZOMBIE TRAMP, this volume stars Janey Belle in her toughest battle yet against her former ally Xula."
Comic Frontline Articles
Screen Rant Articles
This month marks the first time I tested out Twitch. This had mixed results since my connection was not the best and it's a lot harder to look cool when you're trying to talk to people (or just yourself). If you're interested in seeing my first couple attempts, I saved the streams on my Youtube channel.
In other news, I will be going to NYCC! This will be my first time ever at this convention and I'm looking forward to working at the Action Lab booth. We'll be at booth 3044 if you want to stop by and check out our books. See you there!
The following digital-first titles that I helped adapt were also released physically in comic shops this month:
Miraculous: Princess Fragrance
These are the press releases that I helped write for Action Lab Entertainment's books.
MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES VOLUME 1:
"Read the series featuring the greatest superheroes in all of Paris! Based on Zag Entertainment's widely popular television series MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR, this comic book series features original content you can't see on TV! Writers include MIRACULOUS creator Thomas Astruc and other writers from the television series."
Kickstart the Week
Screen Rant Articles
Character Bio: Emma Frost
Character Bio: Lobo
Character Bio: Mystique
Character Bio: Odin
Character Bio: Riddler (Pre-New 52)
Character Bio: Riptide
Harley Quinn Gets Her Own Ongoing Series
October Marks Witchblade’s 20th Anniversary Harcover and FINAL ISSUE
Sunstone: BDSM Comic Book Sensation
Women in Comics Part Three - What's so bad about a broken back?
Women in Comics Part Four - Time for a close-up...
Women in Comics: Part Five – Empowering Women in Comics
Women in Comics: Part Six – Abusing Women in Comics
Here's what you may have missed this month:
(on comiXology) An adaptation of the Artful novel by award-winning writer and comic book legend Peter David, this Oliver Twist spin-off story stars the Artful Dodger as our reluctant hero. Alongside Van Helsing’s son Bram, Dodger must take on hordes of vampires to save a princess from a nefarious plot. nCollects ARTFUL #1-6.
My Press Releases
"The tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir continue! This comic book version of MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR features episodes from the Zag Entertainment show. Despite being the fifth volume, fans of the show and new readers can easily follow along with these three stories. MIRACULOUS is about Marinette and Adrien, two seemingly "ordinary" students who are really Paris's greatest superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir."
Screen Rant Articles
Character Bio: Marrina
ComixTribe SCAM Ultimate Collection on Kickstarter
Devil’s Due is Back!
New Image Firsts Coming This May 2013
Women in Comics Part 1 – Beauty: One Size Fits All?
Women in Comics Part 2 - Victoria Secret-esque Styles
Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers: Odyssey #4 Review
Updates on Weekends
The Great Allentown Comic Con 2014
New Jersey Comic Expo 2015
SDCC 2016 Day 1
SDCC 2016 Day 2
SDCC 2016 Day 3 & 4