What I Did Over My Summer Break

It has been a few months since I posted the final page of Charlatan Issue 4 and I wanted to share a quick update on what I have been up to over the past 3 months. As much as I love working on the Charlatan universe, there were a couple of other projects I have had on the backburner and for my summer break I dove headfirst into both of them.

First and foremost is an “aliens among us” project that I have posted and tweeted about over the past few months—the summer break was my chance to really devote some energy to this endeavor. One of the reasons I am so excited about this book is that it is a collaboration with my good friend Kasey Quevedo whose writes and draws the amazing Velocidad webcomic ( www.velocidad-comic.com ). I am a huge fan of Velocidad and to be able to partner with Kasey on a project featuring his artwork is an awesome thing. Kasey and I will have more to share as we get ready to pitch this project to publishers and I am really psyched to be at a point where we are almost ready to unveil more details and the rest of the creative team who has contributed their talents to the pitch.

In addition to a pretty heavy focus on the alien invasion project, I have also spent time on non-comic fiction writing and completing a short story that has been poking around in my head since the beginning of the year.

And what summer break is complete without summer reading? A couple of really engaging books I have made my way through over the past month:

The Doomed City by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (link)

Virtual Light by William Gibson (link)

More project updates to come as we head into Fall and it won’t be too long until the return of Charlatan!

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!

Interview on Comicbooked.com

comicbooked2

Just a quick update to share that my interview with Ian Yarington at Comicbooked.com is now up on the site and you can read it HERE.  In the interview I get the opportunity to talk about Charlatan, Ozmatic Comics, an upcoming project I am working on with Kasey Quevedo, and a bunch of other comics-related things.

 

Many thanks to Ian and the team at Comicbooked.com for letting me share some thoughts about my projects and independent publishing.

2015 Jet City Comic Show

Very excited to be in the Artist Alley this weekend at the Jet City Comic Show in Tacoma, WA.

 

Jet City

This will be the second year in a row that I will be sharing a table with the very talented Kasey Quevedo (Table AA-052) who will be bringing issues 1, 2, and 3 of his comic Velocidad (you can check it out HERE on his website).  We had a great time at Jet City last year and this time it should be double the fun as the show will increase to 2 full days.

I will have copies of the original Charlatan: Preludes graphic novel on hand and rumor has it there might be some digital “treats” available at our table over this Halloween weekend.

 

“Charlatan: Homecoming” Begins

Charlatan 4 Cover

About a month ago I posted the ending of the third issue of Charlatan which closed the 3-issue Preludes storyline.  Today, we begin Charlatan #4 which launches into the Homecoming storyline.  Both Preludes and Homecoming are 3 issue “mini-arcs” which, when combined, tell the origin story of the One Defender on the alien homeworld and then bring the action back to Earth where the implications of Lucy being revealed as the next universal champion are beginning to be emerge.

And for Issue 4, I am trying something new.  On this site (my personal one), I will continue to post page updates of Charlatan #4 throughout the year, updating the issue as a regular webcomic.

However, if you would like to download the entire issue 4 now, I am offering DRM-free PDF downloads on Ozmatic.com allowing you to “NAME THE PRICE” that you think is fair for the issue.   The link to Charlatan #4 can be found here: Charlatan #4

In fact, if you have been a webcomic reader of Charlatan on this site and want to own PDF copies of the book for your digital collection or want to support the book, all 4 issues of Charlatan are available for download and purchase as DRM-free PDFs on Ozmatic.com.

With the Halfords back on Earth we get to explore a whole new universe of heroes and villains who have emerged as a result of the revelation of the new Defuwan.   I couldn’t be more excited to be able to share issue 4 with readers and I sincerely hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!