Friday, March 27, 2015

Apparition Reborn

Created when I was back in high school in 1990, the Apparition was a supernaturally powered hero that I drew for years as a kid. After my time at the Joe Kubert school after High School, I revisited my childhood character, redesigned and rebooted him in a series of new adventures. Originally self published as a fanzine, I drew 6 issues of Apparition. 

Fast forward to 20 or so years later, and I still have ideas for the guy, and so I'm cleaning up, re scripting and relettering the 1994 series. The first remastered adventure will premier at this April's ORLANDO MEGACON with an all new cover. 

Here are some of the new covers and art. Check it out.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


"The Wellkeeper" Concludes at Megacon 2015!

For Immediate Release

In 2009, cartoonist Derrick Fish premiered his epic, fantasy/adventure comic book, "The Wellkeeper" at the Orlando Megacon. With stunningly detailed black and white art, rich characters and an engrosing story, "The Wellkeeper" quickly grew a following that attends the annual show every year to see what happens next in the adventure.

"The Wellkeeper" is the story of a young teenage girl named Zoe Kostopolous who inherets a power passed down from mother to daughter across the generations that connects them to the life energy of the planet. This connection allows them to control and manipulate plant life, animals and all natural forces at will. But these powers skipped a generation, so Zoe finds herself with powers she doesn't understand and hunted by dark forces that seek to destroy her for her gifts.

Since that premier in 2009, Derrick Fish has continued to chronicle Zoe's journey from survivor to hero through a carefully planned adventure designed to culminate at the conclusion of 12 issues. And that 12th issue will premier, once again, at the Orlando Megacon this April 10th. 

All 12 issues of the series will be available for readers anxious to find out what happens, along with 3 jam packed trade paperback, containing the entire adventure, so if you'll be in the Orlando area the weekend of April 10th, be sure to make your way to MEGACON's famous Artist's Alley, table Green #11!

For interested readers that can't make it to the show, The entire series can also be ordered as digital downloads and printed books by simply going to theBIG POND COMICS STORE at Indy Planet!

Derrick Fish is the creator of the indie comics, "Dandy & Company" and "The Wellkeeper". He's drawn stories for the Image titles, "The Perhapanauts" and "PVP" along with "ATOMIC ROBO" for Red 5 Comics as well as "Star Mage" and "White Chapel" for IDW Comics. He's currently working on a new series from Hashtag Comics called "CARPE NOCTEM", that he's co-writing and illustrating. His work can be found online at and

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


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!!