Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Comic Book Outsiders Podcast

A few months ago someone linked me to the (British) Comic Book Outsiders podcast, where the hosts were chatting about both Hawaiian Dick and '76. In both cases, they completely got what we were going for, and it was quite gratifying to hear.

In any event, they were nice enough to ask me to share some time with them earlier this week, and the results have just gone up here:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I need a new laptop - plus UPDATES!

I just want a cheap little workhorse that won't cause me grief, you know? Several people have mentioned these eee systems, including my sister's mother-in-law. I'll check the old bank account and see what I can do. My dead laptop slowed me down for the better part of a week, but KC artist Steven Sanders helped me extract files from the old hard drive.

Project updates, for those who care... CASEY BLUE recently wrapped at Wildstorm, and HAWAIIAN DICK #5 finally dropped the same day. Steven is working to finish up the backup story for HAWAIIAN DICK #6, and Jason Armstrong is working on HAWAIIAN DICK #7. Right now it looks as if ATHENA VOLTAIRE artist Steve Bryant will be handling the backup for that issue.

Tony Harris is taking a gander at the first few scripts for our upcoming creator-owned book, so hopefully it won't be too long before he starts with the art making. BILLY SMOKE is picking up speed, fueled by the enthusiasm of future Billy Smoke star Matthew Fox and certain friends of his. Ed Tadem is back in gear on JACKIE KARMA, so '76 should be dropping agains before too long. If all goes right, we might even have some exciting news about Jackie's future in other media soon...

Working on the third issue of Top Cow's BLACK VAULT, as Nelson Blake III gets rolling on the first two issues.

Been chatting with Vertigo about a potential graphic novel, which, should it not fit there, will fit somewhere. Something I've been kicking around for years. One of those "too important not to tell" kind of things. I think, anyway. Seth Peck, Stephen Molnar and I are putting the finishing touches on prepwork for our upcoming creator-owned superhero book. We've got long range plans for the book, so with luck it'll be well received.

BLUEJACKET debuted recently in Boom! Studios' PULP TALES anthology, but we still have no publisher for the book. Peck and I are putting together a budget for a book that we've been kicking around for a couple of years, which should feature art by another current collaborator.

Still waiting on word from DC on a couple of things, and I keep trying to convince WildStorm's Ben Abernathy that I should be writing a Midnighter/Jack Hawksmoor mini, but he ain't buying yet.

Oh, and the Leading Man movie looks like maybe some progress is perhaps being made. Maybe. Could be.

Hugs to everyone.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Woot! Woot! Finally dropping today is Boom! Studios' PULP TALES anthology, a benefit book for Josh Medors. Included amongst the tales inside is Bluejacket, by myself, Seth Peck, and Chris Samnee.

Check here for a preview:

Thursday, October 02, 2008

WW Chicago video interview

Comic Collective interviewed me about CASEY BLUE on camera during Wizard World Chicago.

So here it is: