You may have noticed a gap in comics, yes? Well, I have been missing these guys lately and I had to carve out a little time to do a new comic. I’ve been working on a few things lately that have prevented me from keeping up with the comic.
First of all, there’s the standard Disney Infinity work. I recently served as Story Lead on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set. What a great treat to work with the good folks at Lucasfilm to craft an experience based around this fantastic new movie. I think you’re all going to like this one! The Star Wars Play Sets have more storytelling and cinematics than we’ve ever been able to do, and there are some AMAZING sequences! In addition, I got to collaborate with talented actors like Daisy Ridley and John Boyega to get their characters pitch perfect. If you’re a fan of Infinity, Star Wars, or fantastic figurines, there’s something for you here. The Force is strong with this one.
Lest you think I’m a lazy sack of potatoes, I also recently started doing some cover jokes for Archie Comics. I was born and raised on the stories from the Riverdale gang, and it’s been so much fun to contribute to the legacy. I think publishing my own single-panel gag comic for five years may have been a good preparation for this type of work, and I really enjoy it! My first published work will be Betty and Veronica Double Digest #241, which arrives on newsstands and comic shops in February. The final art for this cover was completed by my good pal, Bill Galvan, and I think it turned out fantastic. If you follow me on instagram or facebook, there will probably be a photo of me geeking out in WalMart the first time I see this one on the rack. What can I say, I love Archie!
One more bit of news to share, and this one’s been in progress for more than a year. I was invited to contribute to a new book, Character Design Masterclass. It’s volume 2 in the record-breaking Masters of Anatomy series, and is currently being funded on Kickstarter. I think it’s going to do okay… with more than three weeks left, it’s reached over 600% funding. I’ve seen a lot of the art from the different artists contributing to this volume, and it is breathtaking. The concept was that over 130 industry professionals would design their take on eight characters from the story of Robin Hood. I never knew there were so many different ways to take this idea! If you’d like to contribute to the Kickstarter and grab the book for a little bit of a price break, now’s your chance.
Some of you have asked… If you find me at a convention (I’ll be at a few next year) I’m happy to sign anything you’ve already purchased. I really appreciate your support, so don’t be shy!
I’m VERY close to finishing the layout for the second Chim Chum book and I have a couple of other announcements to share, but they aren’t public knowledge yet. Watch here for breaking news, or sign up for my quarterly newsletter! (The form should be just to the left of this post.
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving, everyone!