Newly Announced Series: Metaphorical Her!

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Metaphorical Her will hit Webtoon this summer! This new weekly series from me & David Stoll–with AMAZING edits from Bekah Caden–will follow Laney, a poet fighting everything that stands in her way to be recognized as the best in her field. Even herself.

I can’t wait to share it with you all!
Check out the release article over at Bleeding Cool for a bit more about it and some other killer upcoming titles!

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Metaphorical HER – Q&A

1547233943974Dave and I are going to be interrupting your regularly scheduled episode of Metaphorical HER to answer reader questions about the series. Regular episodes will resume next week!

Thanks to everyone who turned in questions about the series. It was fantastic to get so many messages from so many readers! Get caught up on all the episodes of Metaphorical HER here!

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All We Ever Wanted Anthology is Out!

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Just a reminder that the All We Ever Wanted anthology is out and tearing up LCSs around the country! Gavin Smith (i), Nick Wentland (c), Justin Birch (l) & I are super-excited to have our story “Owning Up to the Past” included with a slew of other fantastic stories, so do us a solid and grab a copy of your very own!

Big thanks to Matt Miner, Eric Palicki, Tyler Chin-Tanner and everyone at A Wave Blue World for taking us along for the ride! See more by clicking here!

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Dead Legends Finds a Home at AWBW

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Gavin Smith and I are happy to announce that Dead Legends has found a home with the publisher A Wave Blue World in 2019! We’ll have more about this development soon, but for now, we have to get back to work!

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NYCC!!!

I had a blast a NYCC! Between the great conversations, excellent comics and the killer parties, I didn’t want the trip to end!

The crowds at NYCC were massive!

Of all the industry parties, the Webtoons shindig was by far the best.

Notice the Metaphorical Her skatedeck among all the others?! Series launches in November!

My NYCC con haul.

Finally got to hold Sara Richard’s variant cover for The Dead in my hands!

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When Your Life is a Wreck

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A couple of weeks ago, my wife, a friend and I found ourselves off I-78 in an upturned Subaru. They made it out with light injuries, but I found myself saddled with what the doctors would later call a “Degloved Forehead”, six broken vertebrae and a broken orbital floor.  I waited in the rain somewhere in the median, waited for an ambulance as people took off their shirts and handed them to me to help staunch the blood flow. Once at the hospital, my clothes were scissored off my body and I was rushed into the operating room, surrounded by people, at least five of whom did absolutely nothing but stand around me. I was told later that they were there just in case I coded. Luckily I didn’t.

I suppose these things happen.

In the two weeks that have followed the wreck, I’ve gone through bouts of trying to be upbeat about the whole ordeal to bouts of lamenting the loss of my good looks and general structure. I have a scar now that runs across my brow from ear to ear, I’ve got a still-swollen left eye and a dull pain between my shoulder blades. But I’ve also got a community of people who love me and aren’t afraid to show it. You take the good with the bad.

Recovering from this definitely feels like a rollercoaster, and I’m assured by trusted sources that the ride is far from over. But I’ve been called a machine, and while there has been a lot of downtime after the wreck, there’s also been a lot of creativity. Although there’s been a lot of fear, there’s also been a lot of hope.

I’ve always been the hopeful kind of person, the type of person who believes that good things are just around the corner. I don’t think you can be a creator and not have a little bit of that running through you at all times. As much as I want to wallow, as much as I want to sink into a cave, my brighter self won’t let me do it.

Expect to see more from me, scars and all. Until then, set your chin a little higher, hope a little longer, build a little stronger castle in the air, and walk a little faster.

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Heroes Con Bound

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Gavin Smith and I will be set up at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC on June 15-17! Come out and say hello, get a commission from Gavin, let us show you our latest upcoming project, Dead Legends!

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Qiet + WVSO = A Pretty Good Night

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As many know, aside from making the comic books, I’m also the bass player for the band Qiet. This past weekend, we played one of the best gigs of our lives when the WVSO took to the stage with us and helped to bulk up a few of our songs with their wonderful talents. Big thanks to Shiva Shafii, Matthew Jackfert, and so many more for making this one hell of an experience.

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My 2018 Con Schedule

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ECCC 2017 Time!

 

Page_2Well, it’s about that time again when Jen Hickman and I unleash a special kind of loving chaos on Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con. We’re going to have copies of The Dead and the first full issue of our new book The Art of the Kill. Beyond that, we’ll have all kinds of other titles and fun stuff to show off, so come stop by Table B-13 and say hello!

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