Issue 4: That’s a Wrap!

OK, just posted the final page of Charlatan Issue 4 .

I have always loved superhero stories in which the hero is weakened and facing seemingly insurmountable odds against a powerful foe, yet he or she rises to the occasion.  That is exactly where we leave Augie at the end of Issue 4.  Exhausted.  Barely able to channel a portion of his daughter’s power. A nobody who hopes to stand against a psychopath in an armored battlesuit.

And yet he will attempt to take on Deadalus while the fate of the city hangs in the balance, even though he knows his life is in grave danger.

Hope you enjoyed the end of Issue 4 and that you are looking forward to the upcoming battle that will pit the One Defender against Deadalus to determine the fate of Empyria!



Let’s Blame It On The Time Change

OK…so last week we missed our regular update and in retrospect it seems only logical to blame it on the time change.  Everywhere you looked clocks were springing forward, it was pretty darn tough to roll out of bed, and suddenly that sun just wouldn’t quit in the late afternoon.  Who can be expected to post an update under those conditions?!?

Well, having fully recovered from last week’s failure to post, Issue 4 Page 25 is now live:  Inspiral faces off against Mourning Glory and her legion of zombies.

Hope you think it was worth the wait.


Feb 6: Fannish Expressions: Fanfic, Fanart, Podcasting and More

Looking forward to being one of the panelists at University Place Library in University Place, WA, today for their Fannish Expressions event.  I’ll be talking about Charlatan, webcomics, and things I’ve done as an indie creator to try to connect with readers.

Fannish Expressions
Fanfic, Fanart, Podcasting and More
Saturday, February 6 at 2-4 p.m.
Ages 9-up

Join members of the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians (C.L.A.W.), podcasters from View from the Gutters and other panelists. They’ll talk about fannish expressions, the communities that build around fandom and the challenges of trying to build your own fandom in a media-saturated landscape.

Decided to wear my Andy Warhol-style Murloc t-shirt.  It’s always a crowd-pleaser.

Watch out Flash. Better take notice, Zoom…

Empyria’s has it’s own Speedster!  (And we think he’s just a wee bit faster).  In this week’s page, we introduce…

The Instant!

Empyria's Speedster

Empyria’s Speedster

Tired of those (“yawn“) buff speedsters with angular jawlines who seem to dominate comics these days?  Then feast your eyes on none other than Empyria’s newly minted speedster–The Instant.

Yes, he is wearing old sneakers.  Yes, he is sporting an ill-fitted polyester track suit.  And yes, he sometimes struggles with saying “no” to the dessert cart, but hey, Issue 4 Page 16 is his first stab at this whole superhero thing.  Give him a break!

He’ll get better at this hero thing.

Actually, he HAS to get better or Augie and the city of Empyria aren’t going to survive the night!