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Submit to 8th Wonder Press

Earlier this year, 8th Wonder Press published their Comic Book Anthology “Science VS Mad Science”. Nick and I ‘s story “Loony the Moonian makes friends” was published in it and we were thrilled to be given a chance to be published for the first time.

A few days ago, I received an email from 8th Wonder Press announcing that they are now accepting submissions for their third volume and gosh, isn’t it a doozie!

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This time, they are looking for 2 pages stories to be published in a saddle-stitched regular size Comic Book. I am so excited. It is such a great challenge to tell a story in such limited space and Nick and I are up for it.

The team at 8th Wonder Press is quite wonderful (haha) so go check out the submission guidelines and submit!

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Our first published story.

I want to hold it in my arms!

You might already know that Nick and I got our first short Comicbook story published. If not, let me tell you that Nick and I got our first story published in an Anthology for 8th Wonder Press. We contributed a 12 pages black and white story for all ages. The book itself is fresh off the press and Nick and I are anxiously waiting to receive our comp copies. I personally cannot believe it until I see it.

In the meantime, I figured I’d share the cover for the Anthology by artist Ryan Dunlavey. Click on his name and check out his stuff, you won’t regret it!

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I cannot wait!

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Collaboration

For the first time, I feel that Nick and I are truly collaborating.

So far, I’ve been writing full scripts for The Activist and given them to Nick to draw. Period. We have discussions about layouts and whatnot but the story is mostly unchanged from the script to the final product. After the art is finished though, I always adjust dialogue in the lettering phase (or even delete it completely) so that it looks natural and the story is being told by the sequential art, not by the word balloons.

On our current project, things are different…and for the better.madthumb2

We are working on a new story to submit for the 8th Wonder Press Anthology : Science/Mad Science. I came up with an all-ages story that includes some sort of mad science (no spoilers here) and loosely wrote an outline but no script yet. From there, I figured Nick and I would meet and “make” the comic as we go, working together on telling the story, making choices, debating, and arguing, while he thumbnails every beat in the story without restrictions.madthumb3

We are only 3 pages in and meeting tomorrow to continue and finish telling the story. The script I will write will be based on this collaboration.

I have never done anything like that before. I do have a background in collaboration though, with my experience in Theatre as both an actor and a director but this is the first time I get to apply this to story telling in such a direct and rewarding fashion.

Many thanks to Nick for the opportunity and for being so flexible. We’re having a ball.

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