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Why UNMASKING isn’t a comic…

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Let’s do this backwards!  A countdown.  But not the final countdown.

Reason #3 – Industry Truths
If I took the time to write this all out the chances of it actually getting drawn and made into a comic are super slim (publishing with Penguin would be more realistic of a chance).  As it is, lots of places expect the team (writer, artist, and letterer) assembled before hand.  Very few places take just scripts these days.  There are more comic writers than there are comic artists.  I’m not an artist.*

all_bets_are_off_by_gweberart-d4vjfllReason #2 – I don’t draw fast
*-I’m not an artist.  However, I do draw for fun.  Meaning, I’ve been too busy and I’m super rusty.**

Even at the height of my drawing times, like when I drew that raccoon lady, I was slow.  She took me five days!  So, imagine me trying to draw a page of comics.  A beautiful, what UNMASKING deserves page would probably be seven to ten days each.  I’d be done years from now!

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**-I’m rusty.  Even my chibi drawing has suffered.  Le sigh…

I could cut corners (the above).  Now, that took me two writing sessions.  I’d say  for the amount of text that picture covers we’re talking double the production time.  Even when you count edits, revisions, re-reads, and not just pounding on the keys, my story gets done faster being a book and not a comic.

So, why isn’t UNMASKING: LEMON’S THESIS a comic?
Short answer: Because I wanted to make sure it got in people’s hands, being the best it could be, as fast as can be.

UNMASKING #2 will be out Fall/Winter of 2016
Get #1 today!

Before I go, I want to share some good news and some bad news.  I know you’re supposed to end with the good news, but I’m starting with that.

Good News: On March 2nd I did a Guest Post over on the awesome blog of Caren Rich.   I break down some of my character choices when it came to creating Lemon “Em” Law.

Bad News: On February 28, 2016, my dwarf hamster, Gotham, passed away.  He live for almost two months, spoiled as I could manage.  I hope he was happy, because he made me very happy.

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My Creepy Bunny People

Have you ever seen my creepy bunny people? They started off as part of a “disturbed” or “goth” children’s book I wrote.
Bunnies, everywhere. Bunnies, even in my underwear.

And every now and again, I’d draw more of them.

Seriously, these should be illegal.

Sad thing is, these aren’t all of them.

And it got worse when I got my tablet.

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Making of a Schedule (Part 2)

Here are the in progress shots for the Thursday and Friday chibis (from the schedule at the bottom).

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FridayProgAre chibis cute or creepy?

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Making of Schedule (Part 1)

Here are some progress shots of the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday chibis from the bottom.

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TuesdayProgWednesdayProgWhich is your favorite Chibi?

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Free Urban Fantasy Nior!

peterbookHere’s what’s up!  The awesome Peter Smalley* has released a new book!  Even better, the word FREE is involved!

I can’t put it any better than he does.  Here’s what Peter said about it on G+:

Emerald City Blues, my latest work, is free today through Saturday. It’s an Urban Fantasy story, inspired by hardboiled detective novels and colored with the shades of Film Noir.

Maddie Sheehan, a struggling private eye, is busily ruining her liver when an old friend comes calling with a problem. That problem might just be her last case. Soon she is careening from disaster to disaster, always one step behind and ten steps below her adversary. To solve it, she will have to call on skills she learned a decade before – but even magic might not be enough to save her skin.

It’s sharp, it’s snarky, and it’s filled with characters you’ll want to meet again and again. Emerald City Blues – download it today, reshare it with your friends, write a review – but most of all, enjoy!

Direct link: http://amzn.to/Z96eAH

Click the link and get it now!

*- How do I know Peter is awesome? He was one of the wonderful editors and one of the writers of 20,001: A Steampunk Odyssey.  I was in it too and had a great time working with him!  

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