Let's get you some free entertainment right off the bat, huh? So here's two comics.
The first is "Day of Derek", an Adventure Time! short. Last year, Joe Badon (artist of THE CRIME QUIRKS GAZETTE) was asked to do a sample story for Boom! Studios and he asked me to write one for him to draw. We chose Adventure Time! (a favorite of mine) and “Day of Derek” was the result.
Ultimately, Boom! decided not to publish it, but it was still a lot of fun to write and it seemed a shame to let it languish on a hard drive, so here you go. Click the image below and enjoy!
And a second comic, as well! Around the same time Joe asked me to write what would become "Day of Derek", I decided to try and make another comic-related dream come true: working with Archie Comics. To that end, I asked a few people I knew who had worked with them how they had gotten their foot in the door and the common thread was getting their work in front of Victor Gorelick, Archie's EiC. Knowing stuff like JACK HAMMER or UNMADE wouldn't be up his alley, I wrote this Jughead story, my friend Hugo Petrus (artist on my upcoming graphic novel MYTHOS) did the art and Jeff McClelland lettered it. It came out wonderfully and everyone who has seen it has praised it - except for Mr. Gorelick who never responded. C'est la vie.
As with "Day of Derek", though, it'd be a terrible waste to let it sit around on my hard-drive forever, so I present it for your enjoyment. I really love this story and I hope you will, too. Click the banner to be whisked away to comic goodness!
Next up: coming next month is Winning! A Guide to Games that Don't Exist, an anthology of video-game guide parodies I edited for Raven Warren Studios. It's a collection of 8 short stories featuring silly games and sillier ways to beat them. More news when it's released. (Cover not final)