Thursday, February 26, 2015

All Good Things...


While the official premier of the final issue of The Wellkeeper is set for this April's Orlando Megacon, online readers and fans can get their hands on the epic conclusion to the fantastic adventures of Zoe, Sebastian and the rest TODAY!

THE WELLKEEPER© is the tale of a young girl name Zoe, the latest in a long line of women known as Wellkeepers. She is charged with the task of guarding the living energies of the earth itself and is empowered to communicate and control those very forces. With these gifts, Zoe can talk with plant, animals and control the forces of life itself. But she is hunted by dark forces that seek to destroy her to take her gifts and bring about the death of all things.
Available as both digital downloads AND awesome printed editions, you can order all 12 individual issues or the entire series in the form of 3 epic trade collections!




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Carpe Noctem is Coming!


CARPE NOCTEM is an all new and unique comic created by Drew Crower (Tailwands) and co-written by myself and Martin Dunn (Joshua Black, Project: Overwatch) with art by myself (Derrick Fish. The Wellkeeper, Dandy & Company, The Perhapanauts) and colors by Alexa Fox's Challenging Studios. (Forager, Weapon of God)

It is the tale of a aspiring young writer named Chelsea Nobles, who through chance is thrown into an insane world of vampires, zombies and ancient evil. Chelsea is empowered as a Scribe to cover up the actions of notorious Las Vegas entrepreneurs, and vampires, Jace and Dante Rivera.

With pitch black comedy, hard core action and nail biting horror, CARPE NOCTEM has it all and is one of the best looking comics I've had the honor of being a part of.

CARPE NOCTEM is available to order NOW in the March issue of Previews. So tell your local comic shop to get in on the hottest new comic of the year!

Click for Diamond Previews ORDER INFORMATION. Order number: MAR151389

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Apparition



When I was back in high school, in 1990, I created a supernatural hero that I called "Apparition". Inspired largely by the still hot "Batman" film, I wanted my OWN dark crime fighter in a cape and came up with (what I THOUGHT was. lol) a super original origin twist. MY hero would become a crime fighter to avenge the death of... HIMSELF! I would later find out that a few characters have already done this, but it did not deter me. I drew 43 issues (badly) of this guy with my friend, Earl Holloway, back in high school.

After my year at the Kubert school, I decided to reboot my high school hero with a slightly revised backstory and more ghostly powers as a series of 6 fanzines I self published between 1994 and 1996.

So now that the Wellkeeper is nearly complete and i'm busy on Hashtag Comics' CARPE NOCTEM as the co-writer and artist, I've decided that I'm not busy enough and will be remastering those 6 issues to re-publish this coming year. I'll fix all the typos and hopefully the horrible scripting I did, but represent this hero of mine to a whole new generation of readers! Hope to see you then!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Practice Inks

While I  am insanely busy with finishing both the 12th issue of "The Wellkeeper" and drawing "Carpe Noctem" for Hashtag Studios, every now and again, I need to put the pages aside and relax.

What's weird, of course, is that for ME I relax by drawing some MORE. In this case, just inking. I LOVE the process of inking. It's the closest I can get to meditation and it clears my head a lot. So tonight I decided to just unplug my brain and pull out one of the blue line pencils from Gary Martin's excellent "Art of Comic Book Inking". In this case, a particularly organic and loose Conan page from the master, John Buscema!

I'm not inking this for anything other than practice and relaxation and had a lot of fun just trying to interpret his forms and add my own touch to the page. I don't know if I'll ever bother finishing this, but figured it would be fun to share.

For the inkers out there wondering, this is 95% inked with a Pentel Stylo drawing pen. (I LOVE the wonderful, crowquill like line I can get with it.) The woman's hair is with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Love those things.


Friday, November 7, 2014

DOGPILE: The Complete Dandy & Company Compendium


Now Available as Printed Collections or Digital Downloads, you can dive right into the over 20 years of "Dandy & Company" Goodness with "DOGPILE: The Complete Dandy & Company Compendium"!!!

TWO MASSIVE, 500+ page collections featuring EVERY strip, gag and short story dating back to 1993!! 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPIES TODAY!!!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dandy Wars

I love doing parodies like this. In this instance, of course, inspired by the posters for the ORIGINAL "Star Wars". I merged elements from Ton Jung's poster and the color inspired by the saturated piece by the brothers Hildebrandt!

Friday, October 17, 2014