Salt Lake Comic Con

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2014 by TJ

Well, it’s been a few days since I got back from the Salt Lake Comic Con and I still feel like I haven’t recovered completely. It probably wasn’t the best idea for us to drive back to Colorado immediately after the convention was over. I’d originally planned to share some of the driving with my travelling companions but everyone else looked so beat, I decided to drive the entire way. We got home around 5 in the morning Sunday and I slept for over half the day.  

The convention was a lot of fun but there were still a few hiccups. Several members of the staff seemed to be confused as to where things were in the convention center and some people complained to me that they were stuck waiting outside for three hours to get in after the convention had already started. SLCC is still a fairly new con though, I’m sure they will continue to improve in the years to come.

Overall, I had a great time and got to meet a lot of nice folks while I was there. Salt Lake City seems to be full of them. -TJIMG_5182

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted in Now You Know on May 26, 2014 by TJ

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Once again I’ve gone several months without updating this page. I’m not the best about keeping up with social media in general. I’ll log on to Facebook every other day or so to see what’s happening with my friends but I rarely post anything. Honestly, it makes me feel as if I’m being pretentious whenever I post anything. This is strange because I certainly don’t think my friends are pretentious for doing so.

Anyway, I’ve had a few other writer friends say roughly the same thing to me, which is: “You need to promote your projects and yourself.” That is in essence what this page is for. I haven’t quite mastered how to do that yet, but I’m working on it.

With that said, let me give you an update on some of stuff I’ve been working on since my last post. Felipe Echevarria and I premiered the first issue of STAKES at the New York Comic-Con last year. We were both surprised how well-received it was given the enormity of comic awesomeness that was available there in the Artist Alley. Unfortunately, the release of the second issue has been postponed because a Kickstarter project Felipe committed to work on got funded and that has had to take precedence over working on the comic. As he and I started this together, I’d rather wait for him to be able continue rather than picking up with another artist.

The good news is that I have plenty of other comics coming out over the next several months. The first of which, Wicked Awesome Tales #2, debuts at the Denver Comic-Con in June. Wicked Awesome Tales #1 sold out at Denver last year, so I’m hoping for a repeat with #2. Here’s a look at the cover art by artist Jeff Herndon.
Hope you are enjoying the holiday! -TJ

CAPTAIN AMERICA – LIVING LEGEND variant cover

Posted in Uncategorized on October 3, 2013 by TJ

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Check out my pal, Ulises’ variant cover for Captain America- Living Legend! It will beam awesomeness directly into your eyeballs!

Originally posted on Ulises Farinas draws.:

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I hope y’all like Mega Kitty Cannons!

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A WICKED AWESOME Comic-Con

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2013 by TJ

When the Denver Comic-Con was held for the first time last year I thought the crowd that showed up was rather impressive. This year the crowd had nearly doubled in size. I was really pleased that the Artist Alley was in the center of the hall rather than off in a far corner or separate annex as it has been in some of the previous conventions I’ve attended. We sold more comics at this convention than any other to date and I’m sure that the layout had a hand in that. For the most part though, I believe it was the support of several friends and fans plugging our new book, WICKED AWESOME TALES, at their own tables and through social media -that made this happen. If you were one of those good folks, I just want to say: “Thank you.”

If you were unable to make it to the Denver Comic-Con this year and would like to purchase a copy of WICKED AWESOME TALES, you can get it here. -TJ
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Old School Action!

Posted in Now You Know on May 20, 2013 by TJ

AllStarPulp2CVRWhat you are looking at is the cover for All-Star Pulp Comics #2. I’m talking about sixty-four pages of awesome starring: Domino Lady, Ki-Gor the Jungle Lord, Derrick Ferguson’s “Dillon”, Lance Star, The Black Bat, Robin Hood and Gideon Cain. Proceeds from all online sales will go to the Boston Red Cross. Get yourself a good book while doing some good at the same time.

You can order a copy here.

Final Frontier Justice

Posted in Now You Know on May 6, 2013 by TJ

Did you remember to hit your local comic shop May 4th for Free Comic Book Day? I hope so. If not, you have my sympathy.

If you were among the unfortunate, maybe (I make no promises) this will cheer you up some!

Here’s a look at “Starcrosser”, a Sci-Fi/Western I wrote.  The art is provided by Bill Thompson, with lettering by James Gaubatz. It’s part of an anthology comic called Wicked Awesome Tales, which is full of fantastic art and a variety of entertaining stories. Several incredibly gifted artists worked on this book. Seriously, there’s more talent in this book than you will find in an entire season of “American Idol”!

I must admit though, that the biggest thrill for me is to have a story in the same book as legendary writer Ron Fortier. Mr. Fortier has been writing comics since I was a kid. To me, the best interpretation of the Green Hornet thus far has been the one he wrote for NOW Comics. Fun fact: Alex Ross’ first published comic book work was Terminator: The Burning Earth, a mini-series written by Ron Fortier. I’m now lucky enough to count this gentleman as dear friend and mentor. Alright, I suppose I’ve “fanboy-ed” enough. I’ll stop.

What was I saying? Oh, I remember now! You’ll be able to pick up a copy of Wicked Awesome Tales at the Denver Comic-Con later this month. If you can’t make it though, not to worry, online ordering and digital download will be available at the beginning of June. I’ll be sure to post a link when that happens. Thanks for dropping by! -TJ

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BOO!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2013 by TJ

Had a great time at ComicFest 2013 last weekend! It’s small, as far as conventions go, but that is part of the appeal. Most of the talent in the Artist Alley is local so I got to hang out with some old friends, while making a few new ones as well.

Saturday night was especially eventful as it marked the last one my good friend (and amazing artist), Jeff Herndon, would spend as a single man. We commemorated this event with a low-key bachelor party which consisted of dinner and watching people in costume get-down at the Federation Ball.

Enough about my awesome weekend, here is a page from a short ghost story I wrote called “The Paranormal Consultant”. It will be in two different anthologies, the first of which you should be able to pick up at the Denver Comic-Con next month. Art by Jeremy McHugh. Lettering by James Gaubatz.

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