This weekend, Oct 22-23 I’ll be in Memphis for the Memphis Comic Expo. I’ll be there with my partner on Skye Pilot Larry Guidry.
One of the nice things about going to any convention in the Memphis area is that my Mom lives about an hour outside the city, so I can skip hotel costs. Plus it gives me a chance to see my Mom for a bit also.
I’m excited to be going to this show for one simple reason. Most Cons nowdays are only partly comic book related, in fact, the comic book part of them is usually the smallest part. Media guests are what draws the crowds and what cons like to feature. I’m not complaining here, it’s just how it is. But this con is just about only comic creators. From what I’ve seen there are some wrestling guests, but everyone else has their foot solidly in the making of comic books.
George Perez, Peter David, The Hernandez Brothers, Peter Bagge…the list goes on and on. Some really influential names in the history and development of the comic book industry. And some of my favorite creators.
So this will be different for me. Instead of a table set up next to people that have nothing to do with creating comic books I should be among comic book creators. I’m looking forward to seeing how I do at a show like this as opposed to some of the others.
If you’re in the Memphis area you should come check this con out. And stop by and say hi.
This is the cover for the next book I’m working on. This will be similar is size and style to For What It’s Worth, which talked about writing for comic books and presented some tips and ideas that have helped me along this path in comic writing. The Making of a Comic Book will detail the creation of the first issue of Ayla Speaker for the Dead, from idea to the final finished product. I don’t claim in great knowledge in what I’m doing, but maybe some of what I’ve went through might help others in their quest for creating comic books. I talk about everything from getting the idea and working it out to getting the comic printed and shipped. The book will be finished and printed sometime before the end of this year.
And I have to add, isn’t that a great cover to Javi Laparra? The man is amazing. He even got Buffy on the cover. I love it.
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I know it seems like it’s been forever. Or at least it does to me. But we’ve finally started to post the second issue of Ayla Speaker for the Dead online. The cover and the first page are you and you can read it here. In this issue we venture farther into the city of New Orleans and see how much it’s changed from its present day appearance. We also get little more information about the United States. Things are going to get pretty rough in this issue for Ayla and her friends. I don’t want to say too much so I don’t give too much away, but we hope you’ll be along for the ride.
Today I received the copies of Boxie. I really love this comic. I still get a thrill out of opening the box and pulling the printed version of the comic out to hold in my hand and look at. This is the second all new comic I’ve done so far this year. We’ve already started work on the second issue.