So, 2016 was a really weird year for me, because, let’s be real, it was a fucking nightmare. Except, for me, my career finally took off in a really big way…and so it was this weird combo of worst ever and best ever.
I also moved to Portland from NYC, which was huge. I’d wanted to leave after NYC for a very long time and get back to the West Coast…so that was huge in so many ways.
Anyway, here’s my annual writing run down. I really wish I’d been able to finish Storykiller 2 and run the Kickstarter for it, but I’m optimistic about it for early 2017. And other than that failure, this year was a huge success as far as writing goes.
And that’s largely thanks to all of you. So thank you to all you amazing readers. I hope I made you happy (and also sometimes sad) and I hope I can continue to do that for you. I really appreciate all your support!
And to ALL my amazing collaborators - I was so very very lucky this year when it came to comics collaborators, huge thanks to all of you: Sophie Campbell, M. Victoria Robado, Meredith McClaren, Jen Bartel, Leonardo Romero, Jordie Bellaire, Ben Caldwell, Ian Herring, Scott Hanna, Brianne Drouhard, Emilio Laiso, Rachelle Rosenberg, G. Willow Wilson, Jorge Molina, Laura Martin, Matt Milla, Paulo Siqueira, Brenden Fletcher, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Sarah Stern, Nelson Daniel, Savanna Ganucheu, Gisele Lagace, MJ Barros, Kasia Witerscheim, Paul Reinwand, Nicoletta Baldari, Shawn Lee, Warren Montgomery, Joe Sabino, Cory Petit, Manny Mederos, Joe Caramagna, Corey Breen, Neil Uyetake, Joie Brown, and Matthew Levine.
And my amazing editors: John Barber, Sarah Gaydos, Sana Amanat, Charles Beacham, Jordan D. White, Heather Antos, Alanna Smith, Katie Kubert, Tom Breevort, Tom Waltz, Dafna Pleban, Alex Galer, Matthew Levine, Sierra Hahn, Whitney Leopard, and Shannon Watters!
PAGES PUBLISHED IN 2016: 28 Issues & 3 Shorts (a total of 604 pages of content!)
PAGES WRITTEN IN 2016: 38 Issues & 3 Shorts (a total of 828 pages of content!)
ADDITIONAL WORDCOUNT: About 13,000 words spread out over three different projects. :)
GOALS FOR 2017: 50 comic issues (or 1,000 pages!) + 100,000 words for novels/short fiction/non-comic scripts/etc.
Didn’t end up sharing this. Due to all of my real-life stuff I was late getting my backer rewards out for Kelly Thompson’s amazing Storykiller Kickstarter. As a little bonus I drew a little original brush pen sketch of Storykiller’s main character, Tessa Battle for each backer.
So, as some of you may well know Cassandra Clare's City of Heavenly Fire came out today, and of course I purchased a copy before work, but I also got Storykiller by Kelly Thompson in the mail today! She’s the author of The Girl Who Would Be King, both of which I backed on Kickstarter. So I don’t know what to read first, I’ve been waiting for both impatiently! And it doesn’t help I have to work tomorrow morning, so I can’t really afford to stay up reading! HOW DO I CHOOSE?
Also can we talk about how HUGE City of Heavenly Fire is?
Hey All! So many of you probably saw this already, but STORYKILLER funded on Kickstarter in just under 72 hours - absolutely incredible! Thank you for all your support!
Pleased to show off the line art (above) for Meredith McClaren’s STORYKILLER piece of Tessa fighting…well…I can’t say with being too spoilerific but they looks awesomely terrifying, right?
We’ll be offering full color 11x17 prints of this once Meredith is finished, and because Meredith is particularly awesome we’ll have the original line art (an incredible 18x24 size!) available as well. Stay tuned!
Holy crap. AWESOME. A new Tessa Battle Print, this one by Meredith McClaren is available on the Storykiller Kickstarter. Limited edition 11x17 print, signed and numbered by artist. Less than 10 available, so run, don’t walk.
Also available is the crazy huge 18x24 original pencils/line work (microns and red pencil). Gorgeous.