Juggling is Fun

For anybody wondering where the words went, my flash fiction efforts have been placed on hold for the last few weeks. Do expect some prose to pick up again come September.

In the meantime I am proud to announce that Ambrosia, a passion project cooked up by myself and a life-long friend, Noah Graham, is headed to Kickstarter come February 2016.

We’ve created POV Comics to serve as the imprint for what will be the first of many collaborations. Our social media accounts soft-launched last week in anticipation of next year’s crowdfunding campaign. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest on Ambrosia and POV!

Yet juggling one ball isn’t very fun. Productivity is best served with a side of bedlam, at least in my kitchen. To raise the stakes I’ve taken on two side projects as well: Firstly I was hired as the editor for Tesla Stormborn, a graphic novel inspired by the autobiography of Nikola Tesla. The second endeavor is a collaboration with Blotch Comics as co-writer for their flagship title, Disunity.

Expect more on that latter book later this coming week. Issue one is just about wrapped up and I should have the content for number two finalized this evening.

Since this update has turned into a bit of a humble brag, I might as well end it on an even braggier note. Back in May I entered a “Blind Date” competition on reddit, where users registered as either an artist or a writer. Teams were randomly paired together and tasked with creating a 5-to-8-page comic in two months.

I don’t think I’ve seen sixty days fly by so fast. We ended up with our backs against the wall come the deadline, electing to try me out as a letterer (for my first time ever) and sacrifice the color we originally envisioned for the pages. In the end, of the 40 teams to register, only 11 finished. My script, Dismal Signals, won Best Story/ Writing.

Expect this blog to converge more with my other creative efforts moving forward. Between here, POV Comics, and BlackShipBooks.com (a pop-culture site I write for and help manage), there are enough plates spinning to work up a sweat. Now let’s see if I can’t keep’em rotating fast enough to say balanced.

Worst-case scenario I crash and burn. Catastrophe is entertaining too, eh?