Well that was real mature...

Well that was real mature...

Saturday, January 16, 2016

My Webcomic Wins Digital Comic of the Year 2015!

Pipedream Comics website named the webcomic I write, Adventures in Pulp, "Digital Comic of the Year 2015!"

You can read the announcement here:
Pipedream DCOY

First and foremost, I would like to thank all the fans who threw their lot in with me and illustrator Matthew Childers and voted for Adventures in Pulp. I know it was a difficult choice considering some of the tremendous talent (both established, like Alan Moore, and the up-and-coming indy talent), amazing story variety and popular characters (has anyone heard of Batman and the X-Men?) that were also in the running. I know it's a cliché to say it but, just making the list, much less winning, is a huge honor.

Next, I have to thank Alex Thomas. The support we have gotten this year from Pipedream has been a true gift. As creators, we work away in solitude, so the one-two-punch of the kind words from his great review and the enthusiasm of Keith Callbeck and Chris Beck over at We Talk Comics Podcast back in August really came at a great time and kept us going when we were on the verge of giving up. Putting us in *two* of their Top 10 of the Year lists (Pipedream also named us #5 of the best 30 comics in Comixology Submit) was the icing on the cake. But now, to actually win, voted on by readers, on top of everything has just left me shocked, thrilled and humbled.

It will definitely put the pressure on us to keep the bar high In the coming year as we veer from our weekly cliffhanger short stories to continue our "Flash Gordon" homage with our long form epic, "Jigsaw World." We are only 26 pages into the 88 page story and I certainly hope the fans continue to enjoy reading our particular brand of pulp adventure storytelling as much as we enjoy producing it. Over the course of the remaining story, we will see Dan, Cass and Stein face off with zombie/alien plant creatures, fight the Dinosaur Men in an arena, battle a giant spider, meet a race of bird-people from a city in the sky, and introduce a race of insect-like cyborg creatures. In other words: loads of pulpy sci-fi fun, I hope everyone reading stops by and checks us out.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Chapter Two and Top Ten: Great ways to End and Begin the Year!

I have let my blog slide recently with an onslaught of writing and a very busy schedule. I have been buried in television screenplays, prose short stories and, of course, comic book scripts. In fact, as I write this I'm technically supposed to be scripting a done-in-one for Top Cow's annual talent hunt which is due in just two weeks. But I had to take a break to point out some big things.

Pipedream Comics: Best of 2015 Top 10 Digital Comics of 2015
First Adventures in Pulp made Pipedream Comic's list of Top Ten Digital Comics for 2015 and fans will get to vote based on those selections over the next two weeks. I know it's a cliche to say it was an honor just to make the top ten list, but when I see my characters and stories next to Batman and the X-Men, it really is. Please take a few moments to see the list and vote: Pipedream's Top Ten

The promo for Jigsaw World Chapter 2. Art by Matthew Childers
Next, after a long delay (and sadly a failed Kickstarter), new pages have gone up at Adventures in Pulp. The complete prologue to chapter two of Jigsaw World went up in time for Christmas. So you can dive into the second part of our epic if you go here: http://adventuresinpulp.com/jigsaw-world-issue-2. If everything goes as planned the arc on Jigsaw World will be 88 total story pages (four 22 page chapters). Still up and available to read for free is Jigsaw World Chapter One: http://adventuresinpulp.com/jigsaw-world
And our four short stories are still up as well: 
Dick Ruby and the Case of the Little Green Men: http://adventuresinpulp.com/dickruby 
Hawk and a Handsaw: http://adventuresinpulp.com/hawk-and-a-handsaw-2 
The Four Horsemen: http://adventuresinpulp.com/the-four-horsemen 
Ashes of the Immortals: http://adventuresinpulp.com/ashes-of-the-immortals 
You can also purchase downloads of your own copies of those first three shorts at Comixology.com (with the fourth being available soon). Just go here!

In a few weeks I hope to be starting a search for artists who might be interested in teaming up to do submissions for the major and minor publishers. If you are an artist and want to collaborate on a pitch, please contact me via e-mail at brettharriscomics@gmail.com or via twitter @bretttharris I have eight pitches in various stages of development and five of those that need an artist attached. My Adventures in Pulp partner Matthew Childers and I have also discussed the idea of an internship for artists at AIP. But that is VERY preliminary. Hopefully, I will have more on that in a few months.

I promise with a brief break coming soon in my deadline schedule I will do a 2015 year in review where I brag about my awesome son, share a few photos and hopefully make a few announcements and gush about how spectacular it is to be a geek right now with tv shows like The Flash, the return of Star Wars to the cinema and other scifi and comic book greatness taking the center stage in pop culture.