I found this video of Steve Ditko speaking as to what a hero is and should be, on ideals and truth, and how important those ideals are to story. I’d never heard Ditko’s voice before, and though he’s obviously not an orator or salesman like Stan Lee while reading this script, his ideas are what’s […]
Here’s What You Need To Know On Flying Sparks Volume 3
This series is about to get wild and blow up. Tomorrow, we launch the third volume of my superhero epic, making me one of the only people in indie comics to be able to bring about a quality book at an issue-per-month equivalent since I started delivering last year. When we started, people were clamoring […]
Twitter Suspends Cartoonist For Pro-Life Cartoon
It doesn’t matter how big you are, how well known you are or not, the thought police are going to come after you. Mike Harris drew a cartoon likening the “they’re not really humans just clumps of cells” to the way the Nazis treated their victims in gas chambers. It’s a very poignant cartoon, and […]
Who Would Want To Work For Big Publishing?
DC Comics just announced that they are shit canning Tom King from Batman, a writer praised for his work on Mister Miracle and largely responsible for a lot of the acclaimed work in comics right now. He had a full arc planned for 100 issues, a storyline that wraps up over that period, and everything […]
IndieGoGo Tampers With 2nd ComicsGate Campaign
@ElectricDino12 reports this morning that IndieGoGo has not delivered him his funds on his comic book, Rebel Yell #2, even though the campaign closed back on Feb 21st. “Indiegogo has had since Feb 21st to disperse the funds for our successfully crowdfunded Rebel Yell Issue #2, but they say that the comic has yet to […]
Sparks are FLYING! It’s the Last Day
We hit $15,000 this morning! Which makes me so happy because it means all backers are going to be getting the Meta-Girl: Origin short comic as a PDF. People have asked me to detail out her origin forever and it’s nice to finally get it done. Here’s a sample of the first page of that […]
A Retrospective Look At Matt Kindt’s X-O Manowar Run
One book is responsible for getting me jazzed about comics again after I’d been unexcited for several years. I’d been burned far too many times by Marvel/DC with event after event, retcon after retcon, and just a lack of fun or wonder coming from them. X-O Manowar by Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello changed that […]
Flying Sparks Volume 2 Is Live!
I left you with a cliffhanger in volume 1… …the resolution will leave you breathless. Mob Ties picks up right where book 1 left off, and I put my foot firmly on the action gas pedal and never let up. It just gets bigger, crazier. There’s new deadly villains. There’s new devastating secrets. There’s new […]
I Fought With The Mob And I Got Ties #FlyingSparks
Only 6 days until we launch Flying Sparks Vol. 2: Mob Ties. I’m so excited. Flying Sparks has been so well-received it’s rejuvenated my love for comics all the way around. My vision when I created this was to get a superhero world that transcended comics. I want to expand to audio dramas, film, and […]
#ComicsGate Doesn’t Want Or Need Gatekeepers
Political gatekeeping has to stop. Last summer saw a group of guys who were forging ahead in indie comics in a way that was unique. We pushed each others books, cared about the craft, were working toward building a world where GOOD books were what mattered. The whole point of ComicsGate was to point a […]
Alterna Comics’ Peter Simeti Gets Swatted
Things have gone beyond crazy in the comics world. I’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of comics Twitter hate, and I have to tell you, it’s about the least fun thing you can ever experience. For perspective, this is about people making 22 page cartoon books, and grown adults lose their minds […]
Back on July 30, 2018, I unveiled IndieChron, crowdfund tracking of independent comics from my site here meant to highlight indie books and show how much of a dent they’re making in the industry from their successes. The point was this: we would promote indie books, have a good spot for people to find […]
Announcing The Flying Sparks Vol 2 Cover Art Team!
We’re getting a lot prepped for the next few months of releases. Letters are getting done on chapter 4 right now, and we’re messing with some formatting issues on 5 and 6 to get this all ready to go before the campaign even starts. With our new systems in place, we’re going to have direct […]
Everyone’s Talking Meta-Man!
What a day! Despite having a hate campaign against me where several reviewers said they couldn’t review the book because they feared harassment from ComicsGate, some reviewers were very brave with their channels. Please give them likes and subscribes to let them know that people love them for being brave and being a REAL alternative […]
Meta-Man Special is HERE!
Been hyping this for a couple of weeks, but now Flying Sparks: Meta-Man Special is available, my first release of the year. You can get it in Kindle format on Amazon or you can get it in CBZ from the Arkhaven store direct. The print version is in Amazon’s system and takes a couple of […]
The Distribution Problem In Comics Is Solved
Peter Simeti, owner of Alterna Comics, made a post inquiring as to whether would support a crowdfund to “make a new distribution system” for comics the other day. He’s interested to see what people would pay for that. Overwhelmingly, comics fans acknowledge Diamond Distribution’s role in being a problem for comics, and of course, the […]
A New Year And New Innovations In Comics
Unlike a lot of the guys who launched crowdfunds over the summer who are still struggling to try to get their works done and haven’t figured out what to do on distribution as they’re exploring the same tired traditional options which historically don’t move the needle at all, we’re continuing to innovate and make the […]
Some Cool Crowdfund Comics You Might Not Have Heard Of
I know it’s closed to Christmas and we’re all tapped out on presents and the like, but splurge a little on presents for yourself. We’re here to help indie comics, that’s what we want to do to create a thriving replacement industry for the failed business model Marvel/DC have set up. And there is no […]
On Bullying And ComicsGate
One of my main principles is I’m anti-bullying. I started #ComicsGate because I received information as a journalist that Richard Meyer was being bullied by professionals to the point where he was going to get harassed at conventions and possibly have people harm him physically. I defend those who are bullied. I pick up the mantle. This […]
It Must Be A Slow Sales Month For ComicsGate
Looking at the December numbers on IndieCron, an idea I helped start but now they blacklist me from being mentioned because they’re ordered to, it’s pretty dismal to look at. The outrage cash has pretty much disappeared into the coffers of a frog comic that may or may not be ever made, and to a […]
Flying Sparks: Meta-Man Special Cover Reveal!
I’m pleased to present what will be the art for the cover of the Meta-Man special, art by Mike Abuan and colors by Levy Ramirez. Meta-Man takes on his nemesis Doctor Malicious and his communist commandos! You’ll get to see some of the history of Meta-Man in this book, though it doesn’t take you back […]
Flying Sparks Now Available On Kindle!
We’ve done it! The book is now available for print on demand and on Kindle so anyone can get Flying Sparks at any time. And you’ll want to too. Every reviewer has given high praise to the story, most notably for the care I took with the character work. It’s going to be a cut […]
The Consumers Have Spoken And Love Flying Sparks!
These are the reviews I like the best, cuz it’s clearly someone who READS, it’s not a professional youtuber who’s just generating content. Not that I mind the other reviews either. As you can see immediately, and might expect from every other mention of Flying Sparks, the readers are VERY impressed with the book. He […]
The Left’s Social Pressure Tactics And Moderates
The left knows the game. Moderates don’t respond based on logic or being swayed by “good points in debate.” They respond based on social pressure. You can push a moderate from a right winger and divide a base by hitting the talking points that instills fear into the moderate. A moderate is scared to be […]