Well that was real mature...

Well that was real mature...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

In the Beginning...

It's been a long time coming but I'm finally up and running.

My first endeavor will be to do a writer's commentary on my website, "Adventures in Pulp."
If you have not gone to check it out, it is www.adventuresinpulp.com. It's a free weekly (usually) web series anthology featuring short stories that are 12-14 pages in length. Please stop by and, if you like what you see, tell your friends and leave a comment or two.  If you don't like what you see, then keep your mouth shut.

The commentary will appear here and on that site at the rate of a page a day (fingers crossed) and will start concurrently with the site's new twitter account.

We are just a few weeks away from wrapping up our second short tale and the goal has been to do four short stories with very different writing styles. Our first finished tale, "Dick Ruby and the Case of the Little Green Men," is a mash up of the old noir films/novels of the 30s and 40s and the red scare sci-fi films of the 50s and 60s. It's fun stuff and still up for viewing. My commentary will start with page one of that story.

Our second tale, the one about to wrap up, is called "Hawk and a Handsaw" and explores the goings on at Sterling City Mental Health Facility with an emphasis on "Hero Hall" - the area where the super hero patients are kept. It's a fun homage to the bronze age comics of the 70s with overtones of the exploitation films of that era.

I created and wrote both of those and I am pretty proud of how they have turned out.

Up coming on the site: "Four Horsemen" is a sword and sorcery tale that bounces all around time and space. This story is an homage to the old Prince Valiant style adventure strips that used to appear in the newspapers. This one I co-created with my illustrator, Matthew Childers (you can visit his site at www.matthewchilders.com).  I turned in the second draft to him just yesterday and I am looking forward to those pages rolling out soon. We will announce here, on twitter and at the site when the pages will be going up.

We will wrap our "first season" with a fourth adventure that currently is an untitled sci-fi piece that follows a murder on a planet of immortals. Matt created that one and I have already plotted it out and will be scripting. (BTW our original title was "Starlight" but it appears Mark Millar's new image book will be using that so... TBA on the title).

You can also see a color sneak peak of "Jigsaw World," our full length print comic that we have been shopping around with the publishers. It is more adult than the family friendly "Adventures in Pulp" site but shares that same modern take on classic sci-fi tropes. "Jigsaw World" is about an average guy who finds himself on a patchwork version of Earth created from hundreds of alternate reality Earths. Like Flash Gordon exploring the worlds of Mongo, our hero will be exploring a multitude of alternate Earths while trying to find... oh, I better not go that far. We still have some black and white convention exclusives available at our "Adventures in Pulp" store so feel free to check it out.

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