Petal's ABC Sketchbook
April, at the Atlanta Comicon, a fellow by the name of Scott
Cates came by my table and showed me an alphabet book he was
putting together for his daughter, Petal. He
asked me if I would be willing to contribute a drawing, to which
I replied, "Sure why not!" He asked me if I could
do the letter "R" and this is what I sketched out
I just received an email from Scott a few days ago and it seems
that his alphabet book has really taken off! It's got its own
website and you should see the line-up of artists that have
done sketches for him. Click
here to check it out.
Collected Edition for Batman:
folks, I tried to get DC interested in doing a compilation of
my Batman story (which was serialized in Detective Comics
#776, 777, 778, 779, 780) and proposed to expand it by an additional
24 pages (for a total of 64 pages). My request was flatly denied!
really too bad because I had planned a great ending, a cool
cover, and all sorts of little additions here and there. It
would have been a nice book.
those who missed it when it came out last year, you can read
the whole story right here!
ZED #5 is now available!
been a long time since the last issue of ZED - almost two years
actually. For those who read the first four issues (or the trade),
you'll remember that the story ended with quite a cliffhanger.
So much so, that I almost thought I'd painted myself into a
corner. After several brainstorm and thumbnail sessions, I finally
have an entire storyline that I'm really happy with. The whole
series will span a total of 8 issues. And believe me, there
will be so many unexpected twists and turns, it will make your
you're probably wondering how long will it be before the next
issue. To be quite honest, I don't know. I draw ZED when the
inspiration is right. I know that doing a comic series without
a definite schedule is a sure recipe for commercial failure.
Well the thing is, ZED is a labor of love, not a financial one.
Still, this cute little alien pitted against virtually unsurmontable
odds, is slowly but surely finding a growing audience. And I
say to them, rest assured, I will complete the whole saga no
matter how long it takes!
you haven't read ZED yet, I invite you to pick up the
trade and give it a try. And to entice you to get the whole
story (so far), we're discounting ZED #5 by 99.6%.
That's right! You can now order issue #5 for one
penny! Now, that's what I call a bargain!
what reviewers have been saying about ZED:
art and a wild story..."
-- Andrew Duncan, 4-Color Review
Sad, So cute, so macabre."
-- Rebecca Salek, Sequential Tart
is a book to keep an eye on. It's a lot of fun to read, with
a visual feast for the eyes."
-- Augie De Blieck Jr., CBR
will love this new series, Zed is deliciously twisted, funny,
epic and endearing at the same time."
-- Mick Martin, Comic Book galaxy
something incredibly appealing about Zed; his plight is troubling,
his inherent goodness is moving, his suffering is poignant.
Most of all his story is compelling; once you've given zed a
try, you'll want to read the entire story."
-- Cliff Biggers, CSN
Seuss with a bodycount. ...I can't recommend the trade highly
-- Randy Lander, The Fourth Rail
is in the childlike yet mature tradition of the best French
graphic albums, with a bit of gentle anime and a lot of warped
imagination thrown in."
-- Adam McGovern, The Jack Kirby Collector #37
the innocence of Bone given an injection of Jack kirby..."
-- Frank Plowright, The Slings and Arrows Comic
entertaining and very well drawn...”
-- Bud Plant
is an impressive little book, a straightforward, eye-catching
sci-fi yarn worth picking up.”
-- Matthew J. Phillion, The Small Press Magazine
balances humor and tragedy throughout the tale, making the reading
-- Ed Cunard, Comics World News
-- Craig Lemon, SilverBulletComicBooks.com