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Happy Memorial Day!

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



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


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.



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!

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.

New York Comic-Con 2010

Posted in Now You Know on November 27, 2010 by TJ

It’s November, so of course now is the perfect time to post about the New York Comic-Con which took place last month. Right? Riiiiiiiight.
Everyone always talks about how fantastic the San Diego Comic-Con is (which is true) but you never hear people speak of the New York Comic-Con with the same sort of enthusiasm. It’s like the younger brother whose accomplishments are often missed by his parents because they’re too busy fawning over his perfect sibling.

Let me say though that the New York Comic-Con deserves more than its share of high-fives. The Jacob K. Javits Center, which is where the NYCC was held, had somewhat of a modern/industrial look to it that seemed to fit the convention well. As cool as the SDCC is, I think almost anyone who has been to it would agree that the San Diego Convention Center could use a little updating; at the very least some carpet that doesn’t make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time to the 80s.

The space at the JKJ Center is smaller the San Diego Convention Center but it had everything you would expect from an event worthy of being called a “Comic-Con”. Stars? Check. Artist Alley? Check. More panels than you could possibly go to? Check? Vendors carrying hard find toys, comics, and other assorted goodies? Check. Stan “the Man” Lee? Check. Lots of people in costume? Check.

Even several of the displays and promos were the same ones I had seen at the SDCC. That’s to be expected though. You wouldn’t expect many fans to attend both conventions so why not reuse them. I mean if you haven’t seen it, then it is new to you, right? Now, I don’t want to give the impression that the NYCC was just made up of reheated leftovers from the SDCC because it wasn’t. The NYCC had its own exclusives just as the SDCC did. Neither had the exclusive on being awesome though. Yeah…how’d you like that? See what I just did there with “exclusive”? Wasn’t that clever? No?

Bottom line: I had a great time at the New York Comic-Con, as much as I did at the SDCC. Really. I mean it. You should plan to go next year…especially if you’re not able to score those tickets to the San Diego Comic-Con.

“Blah! Blah! I want to suck your blood!”

Posted in Now You Know on September 10, 2010 by TJ

Hello again! I thought you might enjoy seeing the cover of STAKES. It’s the horror/adventure comic I mentioned in my previous post. I believe Felipe did a helluva good job on it. What do you think? By the way, between 1-5PM tomorrow Felipe and I will be promoting STAKES (as well as selling both his ANKH and SPEARWOMEN sketchbooks) at Heroes Only Comics in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I realize this is short notice, but that is the only type of notice I know how to give 🙂

What I’ve been up to

Posted in Now You Know on August 28, 2010 by TJ

I know it’s been awhile since I posted anything new. I’ve been CRAZY busy though. Allow me to take this opportunity to inform the four of you reading this (at least two of whom stumbled onto this page by accident) what is happening with my comic projects and what isn’t. First the bad news, GET LOST has been postponed for the time being. Felipe wants to do the pages over again because he wasn’t completely happy with the way the inking turned out. The good news is that we’re working hard on another comic together. This is a story I’ve been wanting to do for some time, so I’m very excited to see it taking shape. It is a horror/adventure comic involving various supernatural creatures, specifically vampires. These vampires don’t sparkle, although they do love people… like how one might love cheeseburgers and french fries. That is all I’m going to say about it for now. You’ll just have to wait until October.