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AYLA is INSANE

After self-publishing two issues of Ayla Speaker for the Dead, I am pleased to announce that the series will now be published by Insane Comics.  I’ve mentioned this on Facebook but let’s make this my official announcement.  I couldn’t be happier.  I’ve very happy to be part of the family at Insane Comics.  They publish some great comics, so you should go over there and check out their site.  My artist buddy, Tyler Carpenter writes one of their titles, DEMONS, and it’s worth checking out.  I have a lot of confidence that they will be able to do things for Ayla that I was not able to.  They’ll start with the first issue and it will be out in Jan of 2018.

And in that regards, one of the things they’ve already managed to do is get Ayla an exclusive for Cedar Rapids Comic Con in Feb of next year.  Javi Laparra has did another outstanding job with the cover.  This will be the first issue and the only place you’ll be able to get it with this cover will be at Cedar Rapids Comic Con.

I’m really excited for the future of Ayla and being part of the Insane Comics group.

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Ayla # 1 and # 2

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Ayla # 2 is here

The printed copies of Ayla Speaker for the Dead # 2 are here.  Some pics of the comic and some interior pages.  It’s nice to have two issues of the comic out now.

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Ayla Speaker For The Dead # 2

At the printer now.  Should have printed copies next week.

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The Making of a Comic Book

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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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Ayla #2

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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.

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The First Chapter

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Javi and I just finished 24 pages over at Ayla Speaker for the Dead.  This concludes our first chapter of the first storyline.  The first story is scheduled to run three chapters, if all goes according to plan and I don’t add more to it.  Originally I was thinking it was going to be only two chapters, but as I wrote more of the story grew and at the moment the outline calls for three chapters.  With the first chapter complete we are preparing it for a printed version.  As we complete 24 pages the plan is to print it so you can own your own copy of the comic.  We are very excited for this and can’t wait to actually hold a copy of Ayla in our hands.  We may miss a week or two of publishing while we get it ready, but we’ll be back to putting pages up shortly.

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Ayla cover logo 2

Today we debut Ayla Speaker for the Dead.  It’s been a long road to get here, so please go check it out and let us know what you think.  I’m really excited to be finally getting this up and out there for everyone to see.

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First art for Ayla

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Wanted to share this with everyone.  I know I’ve shown some of the pages from Ayla, but this was the first piece of art Javi Laparra created for Ayla.  I thought it captured what I was looking for so well.  Phil Woodward created the logo and added it to the page.  I think this is a print just waiting to sell.

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New Logo

How’s this for a logo for Ayla speaker for the dead.  It’s created by Phil Woodward.  I think it’s amazing!

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