Tag: Peter Pixie

What Lies Ahead (2017 Preview)

captain-action00-cover2016 has been a busy year but the one that lies ahead is shaping up to be an even bigger one! We should see two more releases in the next few weeks and I’m excited about both. Look for The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume Six from Pro Se and Restless from Flinch Books — hopefully both will sneak in under the 2016 wire.

2017 should see the following books definitely published:

  • The Adventures of Gravedigger Volume Three: King’s Judgment will wrap up the Charity Grace trilogy. It’s written and the interiors by Chris Batista are complete. We’re still waiting on the George Sellas cover.
  • The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume Seven is completely written and all artwork is in.
  • Captain Action Volume Three is co-written by myself and Jim Beard. I’m about to start work on this one.
  • An anthology project from Jeff Deischer. I haven’t seen him mention the title yet so I don’t want to reveal it but I’d be working on a character created by Jeff.
  • Nightveil is one of the first books in the new AC Comics/Pro Se partnership and I’m writing a digest novel starring this magical heroine.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar – I wrote a short story for this character several years ago and I thought it turned out really well. Hopefully we’ll finally see it in print in 2017 from Moonstone Books.
  • I.V. Frost/Moon Man is a team-up that I wrote for Moonstone. It’s been approved and gone through edits so hopefully we’ll see it in 2017.

In addition to the above, I’ll be writing the eighth Lazarus Gray book over the course of 2017 for publication in 2018. I’ll also be writing the first book in the Assistance Unlimited: The Silver Age series and I hope to get it out in 2017 but it might end up in ’18. We’ll see how it all shakes out. Then there’s Peter Pixie. I started this novel earlier in 2016 but it got set aside for other things. I plan to go back and finish it off.

Hopefully I haven’t forgotten anything…

I thank you for supporting me on all my past projects and I hope you’ll stick around for the ones coming up!

Our art today is by the legendary Paul Gulacy and depicts Captain Action!

Current Goings-On

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I’m splitting my time between working on a Peter Pixie novel for Pro Se Press and a new Peregrine story. The latter is going quite well even though it’s been awhile since I’ve written Max Davies and his friends in anything other than a guest-starring role.

Mitch Ballard should be turning in the final images over the next week and then we’ll be ready to go into production on the crossover novel. His interiors, combined with Chris Batista’s wonderful cover, will no doubt make this one of my best looking books — and that’s not even mentioning the fine work done by Pro Se graphic designer Sean Ali!

I also got an update on the Johnny Dollar collection that I contributed to — it’s still coming from Moonstone and I really can’t wait for you to read my story. It turned out quite well, I think.

Comics-wise, Marvel’s newest Secret Wars just wrapped up and I had really mixed feelings about it. I’m just not a big fan of Hickman’s writing. The ideas are interesting but the execution never packs the emotional punch that I feel it should. In this case, the ending given to the Fantastic Four is interesting but overall the series just felt like a lot of sound and fury… signifying nothing.

Our art today is an oldie but a goodie – it’s by Anthony Castrillo

I’ll be back soon, folks.