Now available for FREE: Bucky O’Hare in “Oneness”

The day has arrived!

I hope you’re prepared for another free comic!

I invite you all to take your first spin on the frigate Righteous Indignation for the first time in 20 years as I unleash a brand new FREE short comic featuring Bucky O’Hare.

Click here or on the cover image to check out the seven-page short “Oneness.”

My partner is crime for this short was Loch Ness, a lifelong Bucky fan who jumped at the chance to bring these characters to… to life.

His passion for the characters, world and story translated beautifully to the page and I couldn’t be more proud of what we created based on the characters originally created by writer Larry Hama and artist Michael Golden.

We had such a blast putting this comic together, and I hope you enjoy the 90s nostalgic tingles you get from reading it. Hit us up on social media and let us know what you thought. Most importantly of all, if you like it, consider sharing it with your friends and let’s spread some joy on this Throwback Thursday.

Thanks for checking it out!

If you like the Bucky comic, be sure to check out another free comic Loch Ness and I did last year, called Turbo Tunnel Trouble based on the 90s video game property, Battletoads.

New FREE comic coming Thursday!

Hey — I didn’t die.

(Sorry guy who bullied me from fourth grade through eighth grade.)

No, in fact I’ve been hard at work creating some awesome new comics that I’m extremely proud of!

And on Thursday of this week I’ll be unleashing a brand new short comic for FREE right here on the website.

Artist Loch Ness, who I teamed with for the free Battletoads: Turbo Tunnel Trouble short we released last year, have been hard at work on a new four-issue miniseries called Bug Slugger XL (more on that later) and we took a short break after completing issue one to put together a short comic featuring one of our favorite early 90s TV show/comic book/videos game properties. The response to Battletoads was just too awesome for us not to tackle another fan-favorite IP.

That’s right, folks… this time we tackled the green, space-faring rabbit, Bucky O’Hare.

Created by Larry Hama and Michael Golden, we’re taking Bucky and his anthropomorphic crew for a ride on the Righteous Indignation in a seven-page short comic.

Don’t miss out on this one. It gets crazy.

See you Thursday.

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Panama City Creative Con this weekend

Every week I’ve been, like, “I should totally write on my blog.”

And then something happens that prevents me from doing so. In a good way. Not dead, just busy.

BUT, I found the minutes to jump over here because there’s a show coming up this weekend that I will be attending and if you’re in the North Florida area, you should definitely plan on going: Panama City Creative Con 2016!

Now in its 7th year, the Panama City Creative Con returns this weekend, SEPT. 17&18 2016 at the MARINA CIVIC CENTER in PANAMA CITY, FL.

This is the third year I’ll be participating and PCCC is a great show run by amazing people and due to its mammoth growth the event has relocated to the Marina Civic Center, which is bound to be a ton of fun.

I’ll be there on Saturday only, but I plan to make the most of my hours as I hawk my wares, talk comics and hopefully meet some fun new people.

For all the details and ticket information visit www.pccreativecon.com

Oh, I’ll also be on a panel this year! So if you’re there, come get intimate. But not in that way. Bring your comics-makin’ questions.

The Process of Creating Comic books – 3:15pm
Marina Civic Center theater – Balcony
Chris Arrant, Wes Locher, & John Holland talk about the process of creating comic books from start to finish.

Oh, and Chris Arrant (comic writer, CBR, Newsarama, et al) will be there. He’s better-looking than I am, so feel free to stare at him for the duration of the presentation.

I’ll have lots of comics for sale, too. Some of my stock is running low and this will be the last chance to grab a few of my books before they “rest” for a while.

See you there?

Yeah, see you there.

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Upcoming Event: Free Comic Book Day 2016

It’s almost my favorite day of the year… FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is Saturday, May 7!

The reason I dig this holiday so much is because it brings comic lovers together all over the U.S. to celebrate the medium. Don’t get me wrong, conventions are a ton of fun, but with so many celebrities, T-shirt vendors, cosplayers, toymakers in the aisles, sometimes it’s hard to find people who are there for the comics.

During Free Comic Book Day, everyone is there for the comics. Not only are they there to scoop up free titles, but it gets new people into the shops and gives them an opportunity to see how much fun the experience can be.

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Each year for the past three years I’ve been fortunate to be invited to spend the day at Arena Comics and Gaming, a fine comic book shop in Panama City, Florida. And I’ll be back this year starting at 10 a.m. CT.

The event gives me an opportunity to meet and greet with the local comic-reading community, fellow writers and artists and the very nice people who run the store. I’m floored at the amount of support I get each year from people willing to toss down a couple bucks to pick up my crazy comics. It reminds me that all this hard work and rejection is bringing people joy. It’s an awesome experience.

This year I’ll join my pals Andrew Pate (colorist of my upcoming comics Edison, The Rocking Dead and 90 other things we’re not talking about yet) and Jayson Kretzer (artist/writer of Wannabe Heroes and my comic The Rocking Dead) who are two of the nicest people on planet Earth.

If you’re not able to come and get high fives from us, go to your local comic shop, meet the creators, pick up some free comics and maybe buy yourself a little somethin’ somethin’ to help support the shop. Then maybe go back the following Wednesday and buy some new comics. Then go the week after that until you’ve developed a habit you can no longer control.

What will I be stocking at FCBD2K16? I’ll be armed to the teeth with copies of Unit 44, The Undoubtables, Chambers, Maintenance, The Temporal, Hipsters Vs. Rednecks, and issue #1 of Edison! Don’t miss out!

Want to see what free comics you can pick up at no cost? Visit www.freecomicbookday.com

Maintenance arrives on ComiXology!

I had a birthday Monday. It was awesome. But the real icing on my birthday cake came today when MAINTENANCE, a one-shot comic I co-created with artist Stan Chou hit ComiXology.

Maintenance_AA_CoverSeriously… you can get 24 pages of robotic awesomeness for just $0.99.

Get it right here.

You don’t want miss a robot, newly endowed with human emotions takes a deadly romp through the bowels of a technology company.

Inspired by a little bit of Blade Runner, a little bit of Black Mirror and a lot of M.C. Escher, Stan and I put this together a couple years ago, originally serialized via my webcomic project, Innovation. We’re now unleashing it on a whole new audience by collecting it into a single book!

I’m also printing these up for some conventions, so keep an eye on the web store if you’d rather hold it in your non-robotic hands.

Big thanks to Stan for taking the journey with me on this one. He’s not only super talented, but one of the nicest people I know.

Enjoy!