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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

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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Gabriel’s Last Testament

Posted in Now You Know on January 24, 2012 by TJ

This a preview of a comic short I rewrote for my good friend and artist, Felipe Echevarria. Look for it in Pandemonium Spotlight this March!

Have you seen my dog?

Posted in Now You Know on October 5, 2011 by TJ

Aside from STAKES, I’ve been working on some other fun projects that I hope to share more with you about over the next few months. In the meantime, here is a peak at the cover for one of those aforementioned projects. The awesomeness now burning your retinas is brought to you courtesy of artist extraordinaire, Jeff Herndon.

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NEW YORK COMIC-CON ’11!

Posted in Now You Know on October 5, 2011 by TJ

Who has two thumbs and is going to the NYCC next week? Myself and thousands of other people!  I’ll be there with artist Felipe Echevarria promoting STAKES and just generally geekin’-out. Come see us in the Artist Alley if you’re fortunate enough to be able to attend. Hope to see you there!

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

Preview of STAKES!

Posted in Now You Know on March 25, 2011 by TJ

I’m not going to apologize for how long it’s been since I posted anything because by now you should expect that from me:-) Here are some pages from STAKES #1. I hope you like them or hate them with a passion that’s so great that it could only be true love… like the type you experience from a dysfunctional relationship you’ve been trapped in for years.