Just a reminder/update from my last post from March.
I will be attending RobCon
again as a guest this coming weekend. It will be my fifth time around for the
ever growing convention and appears it will be the best yet. If you are
in the Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia this weekend I highly recommend stopping in. Robert Pilk of Mountain Empire Comics
has really been stepping it up the last couple of years. It's a
fantastic show, with panels, costume contests, writers, artists, and a
floor full of vendors. Last year was an absolute blast and it looks like
this year will be even better. My partner on the the upcoming "The
Outer Worlds," Ivan Castillo of Conquest Art Designs, will have
some fantastic stuff available and even a few pages to preview of our sci-fi comic book
mini-series. If you want info on RobCon you can find it on facebook here or contact Robert directly here. Also check out Conquest Art Designs here and here. I'll be sharing space with Ali Slate the GlitterGeek vlogger and cosplayer, who is kind of a "Sith Lord with a make-up addiction." You can check out some of her videos here or here. Ali will be hosting a pizza dinner followed by a Q&A with novelist and fellow RobCon guest Timothy Zahn (creator of the Thrawn character for the Star Wars universe), the night before the convention at Machiavelli's on 5th St. in Bristol, TN at 7:30. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Holly Help Fund.
Since the "Women of Darby Pop" anthology
came out in September I will actually have copies available this year. My story story "Looking for
Redemption with Blind Eyes" featuring the character Stingray from Darby Pop's "Indestructible"
closes out the issue.
If you prefer digital comics you can still get both "Women of Darby Pop"
and my four "Adventures In Pulp" short stories as downloads at Comixology here. "Adventures in Pulp" was named "Digital Comic of the Year" by Pipedream comics for 2015 and all digital profits for go to the artist.
Back in March Chris Beck of We Talk Comics Podcasts contacted me about joining him and We Talk's founder Mo Kristiansen
to do an episode focusing on Pre-Marvel Universe comic book movies. I
first appeared on the We Talk Comic Podcast way back in the summer of
2015 promoting "Adventures in Pulp" and it was an absolute blast. Chris
and Keith Callbeck hosted that episode and talking to them was like
hanging out with my friends at the local the comic shop. Keith has since
moved on and regular host Brett Monro was ill, so Chris invited
me to fill in at the 11th hour (proving one Brett is most definitely NOT
as good as another). The show was a lot of fun. It was a different vibe
contributing to an ongoing conversation as opposed to a straight up
interview so I felt a little shaky. My fear was that I spent a little too much
time saying "I agree" or "I really liked this or hated that" without
going into specifics. I guess I got lucky because some technical issues cropped up and the whole show and to be scrapped. We are trying to work out a time for a re-recording and I will make every effort to be more ready with specifics this time around. Have no
fear, if I choke again, Chris and Mo are total pros and I'm sure the show, like all their others,
will be a fantastic in spite of my "green" efforts. As soon as the new
show goes up I will provide a link. Until then, you can check out my first appearance here and I highly recommend trying some of their other past episodes, they are pretty great.