Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Times They Are A Changin'

This last month has been a very interesting cycle at the top end of the comics industry to say the least!

First Marvel gets bought out by the Mouse in a move that should, eventually, benefit both sides.

On the heels of that announcement comes the creation of DC ENTERTAINMENT which has been on the wall for more than a year. The most interesting part of the announcement was the recalling of most of the DC properties "currently" in development. It now looks definite that WB/DC are now going to use the Marvel model in future movies and try to keep it all under one roof. With the new alignment, there SHOULD, operative word, be more synergy between DC and its various licensees.

A bittersweet part of this announcement is the stepping down of Mr. Paul Levitz as President/Publisher of DC. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Levitz at the New York Comic Con, and although he didn't have a great deal of time, he shook my hand and made me feel very welcome. I'm glad to know he will still be very involved with DC and I thought his tenure as publisher was exemplary.

How this announcement shakes down to all the various spokes in the DC Umbrella remains to be seen, of course, but perhaps we'll get that Night Owls movie after all.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ladies And Gentleman... I support.......

Rogue Royal

Rogue Royal!

And I ask you check it out and support it too!

A New Direction and a New Title

Kelly and I have been working on our series again. She's shown me a couple of pages, and my god, her work has taken a great leap forward. I'm truly impressed by them. And I've gotten quite picky in my old age... HA!

In related news, we no longer think ORIGINAL SIN really is the best title for the series. Yes, the series is about a fall, knowledge of good and evil, and all that, but with the new look and the rewrite, the connotations of "Original Sin" just no longer gelled with the vision for Salome Dupont.

With a lot of help (meaning I started polling my friends), we finally found the new title for the series:


Wish us luck.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rewrites Rewrites And New Stuff!

I have been very remiss in keeping everyone updated, so please accept my apologies on that. But in the meantime, whilst not blogging, I've been working on several projects.

Kelly Porteous and I are retooling Original Sin, and her art has taken a great leap forward. I thought she was awesome before, but you ain't seen nuthin' yet!

After being rejected, Sandy and I are taking a new look at Flight Captain Hurricane, and will be pitching it to a publisher in the very near future. Lots of work to do on that still, but I'm really excited!

And lastly, I've got a little 8-pager in production with an eager young artist. The script is, well in my opinion, funny. It feels good to be back in the writing saddle.

Now if only these rewrites didn't take so long....

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Temporary Setback

The long wait ended.

Flight Captain Hurricane was rejected by Zuda.

And admittedly, the wait didn't end in the way that that the team and I wanted, but it's a temporary setback at best. I believe very strongly in the Flight Captain in Hurricane concept, and the team and I will retool, rearm, and retake to the skies.

In the meantime, here's a very recent sketch by Sandy starring the leads from FCH!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A BIG Thank you!

Yesterday was my birthday, and I thank everyone for the birthday wishes I got on Facebook, and my favorite comic message board, Comic Bloc.

I do have a special thank you for Kelly Porteous, Sandra Khoo, and Elisita Gayle, three very talented artists I have the pleasure of working with, who gave me some art for my birthday.


I'll post them once I don't deem them too "spoilery" ~laughs~.

Friday, March 20, 2009

DC's Back Up(s) Plan

I've been giving the announcement of DC's recent announcement of Co-Features a lot of thought. Personally, I think it's a brilliant. So brilliant, that it would be a great way to not only keep characters in the limelight like Blue Beetle and Ravager, but it would be a great way to establish new or lesser known talent.

David Gallaher writing The Phantom Stranger? Genius.

Steve Ellis drawing The Blackhawks? Awesome.

Bobby Timony on a GA Red Tornado and Tornado Twins? Brilliant.

Or you can run a feature pairing a new writer with a popular one. The possibilities are limitless, and I am anxious to see what DC will do next.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


As it approaches Zero Hour in this month's contest on Zuda, I just want to give THE HAMMER a last minute shout out and a plea for your support.

THE HAMMER is a crazy concoction with 2 parts Harvey, 1 part Mickey Spillane and a twist of Raymond Chandler. The guys behind the giant pink bunny are passionate and worthy of your support.

Quick! Vote THE HAMMER on ZUDA!!

The Hammer

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Find FCH on FB and MySpace!

The Official Facebook and MySpace Pages for Flight Captain Hurricane are now online and can be found here:

Become a fan today!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

An Early Review of Flight Captain Hurricane!

Jeff Stolarcyk at talks FLIGHT CAPTAIN HURRICANE!

Thanks for the extremely kind words, Jeff!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

NYCC Day 2

Today I thought I'd sit in a few panels.

Well, that didn't happen.

Today I talked a lot about Zuda to a lot of people, and had exciting conversations about promotions, possibilities, and rediscovered that the comics community is exactly that... a true community. I can't say enough good things about the Zuda teams, from the editorial staff, to the teams of the individual comics.

They are all wonderful people and my hat is certainly off to them.

And for the love of Pete! Go to ZUDA! Read. Vote. Create.

Friday, February 6, 2009

NYCC Day 1

To tell the story of Day 1, I kind of have to go back and talk a little about Day 0, or Travel Day. This year is particularly special. This year, my sons are in New York with me. We took an afternoon flight, ate Schlotzsky's on the plane, and froze our butts off while wating for my mother to come pick us up.

Yes, kids, it's Winter in New York.

But that said, when we got to my mother's house in Dobbs Ferry, they were excited to see something we don't see much in Central Texas: Snow. Granted it was three day old crusty snow, but it was still S-N-O-W. And more importantly to my younger, he spotted deer tracks in the snow. He couldn't have been happier.

Day 1:

We slept well, ate a good breakfast, and then I started off to the City. For those not familiar with the greater NYC area, Dobbs Ferry is a pretty short train ride from Grand Central Terminal, and then I figured that I'd experience the teeth of a NYC winter myself.

I walked to the Javitz Center. And actually, it was... nice. My backpack head yet to start digging into my shoulders from lugging around my laptop, my coat was warm, my hat stayed on, and I met an amateur photographer/comic dealer from New Jersey on the way. Nice conversation.

Speaking of the Javitz, the check-in line was amazingly long this year. I don't know if the registration booth was smaller than last year or not, but my God.... the line stretched nearly all the way across the hall. I did meet Todd Nauck of Wildguard, Teen Titans Go!, Young Justice, and oh yeah, that certain issue of Spiderman recently with a certain sitting president on the cover fame, and Marvel artist, Anthony Williams. The line, fortunately, moved quickly. Once I got my pass, I started up and got my bearings. The DC Booth was where it was last year. Artist Alley was in the same corner, and then I set off to find my friends the Timony Brothers.

They have a nice booth with the writer and artist of HIGH MOON: David Gallaher and Steve Ellis. Both are gracious and excellent gentleman, and HIGH MOON has been a great read on ZUDA. And today was, more or less, a hang-out-with-the-ZUDA-guys day. So, I met a lot of good joes. Anyways, I guess I ramble at nearly midnight and when I've pounded a con and a whole lotta pavement, but back to the story....

The first GEEK OUT moment of NYCC 09:

I was standing in the DC Booth watching a promo for something or other, I really can't remember which, and I turned around and standing right next to me was... Bruce Timm. Now being an obnoxiously big fan of Batman: The Animated Series and working with Sandy (who is a character designer for an animation studio) getting a picture with him became a moral imperative. I owe a big thanks to the DC Staffer that took the snap, and pics WILL be coming once I get back home and download them off the camera.

I also showed Flight Captain Hurricane around the con, mainly to ZUD-ites, and was buoyed by their well wishes. The ZUDA editors also saw them, and the head editor put it in his bag, and I don't have it back yet. Well, at least they know it's in their inbox.

Past that, I met old friends during show, and sat in on only two panels: ZUDA and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. I will hit more panels tomorrow.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


After a frenetic coloring session, FCH is now in the inbox of ZUDA!

Wish us luck during this exciting process!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

A New Year, a "new" Sally!

Kelly emailed me this great sketch of Sally Dupont today.

I wanted to share it with all of you!

I hope you enjoy it as much I as I do.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Been far, far too long

It's been a long time since I posted anything in the blog, so it's time for a few updates.

Original Sin is still in production! We're looking at colors and a new lettering style now. But Kelly and I are still very excited about the story.

Flight Captain Hurricane is getting spit polished now. The scripts have been flowing well so far, and Sandy's art has been awesome.

In other news, the New York Comic Con is right around the corner, and for the second year, I'll be cruising around the Javitz Center, taking in the sights and meeting my friends and heroes.

Hope to see you there!