Archive for August, 2011

Enter…The Robozoic Age!

It’s been slower than I’d like around here lately. Partly it’s due to my day job running me ragged these past couple of weeks (which I can’t complain too much about because a: it’s money & b: it’s not called “work” for nothin’), partly it’s due to other vagaries of my personal life (oooooh, personal) and partly because my WordPress seems wonky beyond belief and every time I go to do something on here I spend ten minutes thinking about trying to fix it or worse, actually trying to fix it (which just results in a giant black hole of “well, it’s still the same” or the dreaded “well, now it’s broken and nothing works”).

In nay case, all these factors have made me less productive than I’d like, but things are still moving ahead regardless. I figured I’d go ahead and start talking more about my latest comic project, now called THE ROBOZOIC AGE. I showed off some character designs from artist JC Grande, but the first few inked pages have come in and I figured I’d just go ahead and show them off to whet your collective appetites. THE ROBOZOIC AGE is a set post-post Apocalyptic world where man has taken a backseat to Earth’s two new dominant species: the dinosaurs, who have replaced the animal life on the planet and the bots, who roam the Earth with the single-minded intent of hunting humans to extinction. The story follows a small community at the edge of the world struggles to survive caught between these two predators. The first issue will be serialized on-line this Fall.

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08 2011

Smashwords Sale Final Tally

At the close of July, Shadow of the Past topped not only the Horror bestseller chart at Smashwords but also the Thriller and Suspense chart and topped out at #13 in the site-wide overall bestsellers. Not too shabby, considering that Smashwords boasts about 63,000 books in their catalog according to their most recent newsletter.

I’m trying not to get too proud of myself, as it was a giveaway sale, but with that many books in the offering and most of them free I’m happy that people picked mine out of the crowd. I’m hoping there’s not too much of a lull on the site now that folks have gorged their eReaders on free books, as Smashwords offers a pretty decent royalty rate for me. Of course, Shadow of the Past is also available on Amazon, if you’ve got some sort of fancy Amazon coupon or preference. The price is still only 99 cents either way, so hopefully that’s as good as free for folks.

Thanks again, and hopefully I’ll have more good news about other projects in the works later this week or early next. In the mean time, you can read my latest “Back in the Game” column for Panels on Pages or listen to me yell about Marvel, Richie Rich and pouring gasoline in hipsters eyes on the latest Super-Fly Comics Podcast.

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08 2011