Dusty Higgins, my super-talented Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer collaborator, asked his daughter to come up with a story and then illustrated it for her. It’s every bit as fun as Axe Cop, just way, way, way more adorable. Check out the whole thing at his site.
One of the many great things about running a magazine is the creative freedom to try some different things. Case in point: A profile of Georgia Tech alum Roger Krone that we decided to do in comic book format. Why? Well, Roger is the president of Boeing’s Network and Space Systems, and he’s constantly jetting around the world, so he didn’t have time for an in-person interview or photo session. Instead, working with some great folks at Boeing, we took a week from Roger’s (super busy) planner and recreated it as a comic book. I wrote the script, and the great Brett Weldele (of The Surrogates fame) handled the art chores. To check out the entire piece, visit gtalumnimag.com.
Last night, I came home to find a box. And inside the box were copies of Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer: Of Wood and Blood (Part Two), also known as the final (for now, at least) book in the Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer series. It’s been about five years since Dusty Higgins asked me to write a book based on his idea of Pinocchio fighting vampires, and we’ve had a nice run on the series. The reception of fans and critics has been great—far beyond my wildest expectations. To everyone who has supported the series, thank you.
The spitting boy of Koblenz. A second after I took this photo, the statue spat out a stream of water that, luckily, I dodged. The boy is the city’s icon, appearing also on its manhole covers (why? Got me).
I did this illustration for Comicon-way, a convention in Conway, Ark., that I’m going to be at in November. It’s a really cool project: They’re having guests send drawings that will go into a coloring book for children who attend the show. For some reason, this clown floating through the sky popped into my head.
A first-ever look at my graphic novel, The Leg, over at the interview I did with Tim O’Shea at Robot 6. The Leg is being illustrated by Joe Pimienta. It’s about the adventures of the disembodied leg of Santa Anna through 1938 Mexico. It was my first script, and I’m thrilled to finally have it underway.