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!
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.
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!
OK…Summertime is officially over and that means it’s time to deflate beach balls, put away the sunscreen, and get back to a regular publishing schedule for Charlatan Issue 3.
The new Issue 3 cover is up on the site and updates to come weekly.
Thanks for your patience–hope you feel it was worth the wait!
Posters for the Olympia Comics Festival arrived today. 8 days and counting….
This time the end of Issue 2 is right around the corner. 3 pages left.
Issue 2 Page 26 has dropped.