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Through the desert and back for more.

After completing both submissions last week, it’s hard not to feel a little empty, a little depressed. After all, I pretty much worked on my Top Cow submission for 5 months straight on a daily basis. That has to leave a mark, an empty space, a hole to be filled… but with what?

Our 8th Wonder Press project was only 2 pages so, well, it did not take as much time…

Thankfully. I have an ongoing go-to writing project that I was working on before the Talent Hunt. It is my go-to writing Scrivener project, a world I know I can go back to anytime and have fun writing and discovering as I move forward into my first pass at it.

Still, I have to figure out what’s next. What project can I add to my writing portfolio? Well, here it is.

I have a pretty cool 8 pages story that I am currently reworking and I need an artist to draw it. Once completed, I will put it in the hands of the editors at the September Rose City Comic Con so that they remember me. I make it a yearly habit so that they get used to seeing my (handsome) face.

All I need now is an artist. If you are interested or know someone interested in working on a Comic Book involving King Arthur reincarnated as a hobo, send me a link to your portfolio and your desired page rate.


Spent and Empty.

Today is the deadline for the 2015 Top Cow Talent Hunt.

Today is also the due date for our Comic with 8th Wonder Press for their 2015 Anthology.

Everything is turned in. Everything has been looked at, double checked, triple checked… oh so many times.

I am empty. I am spent.


Steam rollin’

Just a quick update this week as I steam roll my way towards upcoming deadlines.

Next sunday, March 15th, I have two projects due.

Calendar with Deadline Circled

Wait, this picture is all wrong. The deadline is March 15th!!!  (AhahA,.. get it?)

First off, our final file for 8th Wonder Press 2015 Anthology is due. Nick is putting the finishing touches on his magnificent artwork. As soon as he is done, I will slap some super duper lettering on top and voila!  Our second published story will be on its merry way.

Second, the Top Cow Talent Hunt is ending next Sunday as well. It will be time for me to turn in my scripts. I wrote three and I am oh so proud of having made it so far. Regardless of the outcome, it has been a fantastic learning experience. I have to thank the friends who took the time to read and provide me feedback. I especially have to thank my wife for reading all the scripts and providing me with a necessary alternative point of view. I especially love that she suggested the best insult ever for a character to say in one of the scripts: ” Bring it, dickbags!”

As you can imagine, I still have plenty to do as the dreaded day approaches so Ciao and C U LATER.


Published 2.0


Time to celebrate.

8th Wonder Press accepted our proposal for their 2015 Comicbook Anthology. We are getting published for the second time!
This year, the challenge was to tell a story in only 2 pages. Nick and I whipped up a hell of a proposal that included a pitch, a script, and a rough layout with lettering. Needless to say, most of the hard work is already done (“at least on my side of things”, I said like a jerk).

Nick will produce the final Black and White Artwork and I will refine my lettering job and Voila! We just have to finish by March 15th which, incidentally, is also the deadline for the Top Cow Talent Hunt. Life sure will seem emptier after March 15th.

But for now, let’s rejoice in the fact that here comes our next published short Comic by 8th Wonder Press.
Though I am not yet able to share our story from last year with you guys quite yet, you can find last year’s Anthology on Amazon. It is filled to the brim with delightful short stories.



When is it finished?

As I keep writing and working towards my Top Cow Talent Hunt submission, I also go back and tweak the first script I wrote. I change a line here, remove a panel there, etc….
The thing is that I feel I could keep on tweaking (and maybe twerking) forever. I won’t though, simply because the deadline will stop me. It makes me wonder… when is a script truly finished?

When do you stop typing, stop thinking about it, and are like “Alright, this is finished! This is how the story is supposed to be. It’s PERFECT that way.”

Do you ever? Or is the deadline the only thing that will ever stop you from tweaking (and perhaps twerking)? There has to be a stopping point otherwise I feel that, after a while, I am just damaging my script by being, perhaps, too tweaky about it.




This has to stop at some point.

Dead on deadlines… Again.



February 15th, our pitch for 8th Wonder Press 2015 Anthology is due. I wish I could show you what we’re cooking. It has been quite challenging to tell a story in only 2 pages but we’re doing it and Nick is turning some dynamic and beautiful artwork like only he knows how.

March 15th is the deadline for the Top Cow Talent Hunt. I have two scripts written and well, reading them the other day, they’re pretty good and exciting! Still, I am working on another one and, per usual, the story I am telling now is my favorite. I don’t know what to do. Do I send all the scripts I have OR try and pick the best one (or at least what I think is the best one)?

Like my wife said, “Just do what you think is right”…which means that I am going to bombard Top Cow with awesome stories.

So, as you might have guessed,I  don’t have much time for blogging this week.

C. U. nextweek


The Quest!

I am so nervous!

Our deadline is approaching for our 12 pages story in the 2014 8th Wonder Press Anthology “Science/ mad science” and I am very anxious. I am done, you see. The story is written, now it’s all in Nick’s hands. It’s not that I don’t trust Nick. I do trust him. It’s more that when it comes to Comic Books, I am kind of a control freak. Which is why I am freaking out right now. I am NOT in control.

The best course of action is then to distract ourselves and what best way to do that than by playing VIDEO GAMES!

This is Marvel Puzzle Quest

I am not going to lie to you, Marvel Puzzle Quest is CRACK. And it’s free which makes it even more crack-ish.

It’s real simple. You match 3 gems of the same colors to “damage” the enemy team and after accumulating points you can even unleash super moves. All characters can also be leveled up as you collect Comic Book covers. It’s Crack.


Thor is gonna eat your face.          


 That’s only the first page of my roster.Go America! 

There you have it, my current addiction and distraction. It’s free so you should try it..unless you want to have a life.


Dead-on Deadline.

Today I went to the library to return books I did not have time to read. That’s a sad thing.

It’s all because of the Top Cow Talent Hunt. As the January 31st deadline approaches, I am sharpening my script like a Witchblade (BWAHAHAHA……get it?).

The thing is that I cannot talk about the story I am writing and if I am one of the 4 winners, I will not be able to post the script here. Doing so would disqualify me. So everybody cross their fingers and hope to freakin’ die that I NEVER post the script on this blog!

January 31st is also Nick and I’s deadline for our short story. We are supposed to turn in the full script with rough artwork to 8th Wonder Press for the Anthology we are going to be a part of . Good thing is, we already did AND we already got approved! Nick is using the extra time to experiment with sketches and such and I could not be more excited with the stuff he is coming up with.

All in all, 2014 starts on fire!

I know that’s not a proper expression but if the GIRL can be on fire, I figure 2014 might as well.