So, Hi. I have not been swallowed by a Thanagarian Snare Beast. However, it has been a quarter of change. That has, indeed, slowed production of Vorpal to a stand still. I’ve been catching creative pulses in between much going on with my family, my job and, perhaps the biggest news, parting ways with my publisher. I wish Nichi and Landon all the best as Headshrinker’s moves forward.
So, that means Vorpal‘s marketing onus is back on yours truly (barring a publisher sniffing this post and, perhaps, reading this review from the generous Craig Manning in Independent Publisher). As of now, Issue #2 is 60% complete. I’m excited by the pages I’ve created, most of them having been previewed on Facebook or somewhere else. There are 81 more pages to be created before this tale becomes a graphic novel. I’m excited to continue. However, I find — like many do — that adulting ain’t easy. And, well, you can’t stop adulting. You can’t ask the Adulting Delegation for a trade. So it goes.
This redirect back to a solo marketing act necessitates the formal creation of Atomic Bazooka Studios. I have my good friend David Shires in Ireland working on a great visual for me under his business, The Image Designs. I hope you’ll take a look at David’s work and hire him quickly. He’s also a nice guy. All that said, I’m wanting to attend comic book shows and get Vorpal out into my community, and this is all fuel and fire to get that done.
I closed the doors on The Science Fiction Show. It was a entertaining and educating five year run creating and sustaining a podcast. At the end of it, we had better than 85,000 downloads, we had space on Second Life, and much more. So many people to thank, including co-producers/co-hosts Michael J. Wistock, Keith Houin and Joshua Gray. I’d also like to thank Joshua Johnson, Jessica Tozer, all our friends/guests and the myriad others who helped us make a great show each week. The privilege was mine traveling and recording from San Diego Comic-Con, FACTS in Belgium, SciFiCon in Germany, and having a million stories. Thanks to everyone! Josh and I will be bringing a fresh show, “The Brushfire,” to market soon. More on that soon. We hope you’ll join us.