Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve made a good and proper update here. I’m happy to say that for the rest of the year, I should have new stories up on a near MONTHLY schedule!
Before getting into the new story and all the news, I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who contributed to the Murder Book #3 IndieGoGo campaign. I couldn’t believe the overwhelming support we received for it. So: thank you, thank you, thank you.
I’m excited to post this new story, not only because it’s one of my favourites, but also because John and I have talked about working together on something for a couple of years. We’ve got a couple things brewing in the background, but this is the first story that has seen the light of day. One of the coolest things about working on this story, for me at least, was that John and I got to walk around Trout Lake Park and actually block out the action of this story in a live setting. How often do you get to do that in comics?!?
As some of you may already know, Murder Book #3 is now available. You can pick it up from my online shop by clicking here. It features this story and “Fathers & Sons” with artwork by Jason Copland. 24 pages of indie comic goodness for only $4. Also: all purchases now come with a free 1″ button (while supplies last).
Jay Faerber, the writer/creator behind the excellent Image series Near Death, has graciously invited Jason Copland and myself (with Paul Little on colours!) to contribute new Murder Book stories as back up content to that very series. The back up stories will start with Near Death #8, which is out May 23rd. I suggest you all run out and grab copies!
“Our Home”, the first story to run, is a bit of a departure from the usual Murder Book stories. It’s a creepy little tale with very little dialog. I think you guys will like it. In “The Car-Jackers”, which will run in Near Death #9, we get not one, but two past Murder Book characters making a return.
ALSO! In Near Death #8, I’ve been told that Jay reveals some details about an upcoming project that Michael Walsh (artist of “Settling Up”) and I are working on. Once this week is over, I’ll be able to talk about the project more freely, but if you want to get the early scoop — you gotta pick up Near Death #8.
Jason Copland and I will be at VanCAF on May 26th and 27th. I’ll have all the books I’ve written, and should have copies of Near Death #8 available as well. Keep your fingers crossed that Midnight Walk artist Johnnie Christmas may make an appearance too!