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Picking up the (digital) brush again

I spent a good part of the weekend getting back to the book. This is a revised first page, which will now be split into two pages, as opposed to being on two-page spread. I managed to get four pages done this weekend, with another four pages sketched out and ready for coloring. My hope is to have at least a third of it completed before December 1, with a

Binary Storm

Binary Storm finally has a cover! Christopher Hinz is (finally) returning to the Paratwa universe. I am super stoked. Barnes and Noble revealed the cover and first chapter this morning. As a cover, eh, I’m not a huge fan of using real people over painting/illustration. That said, it’s miles better than most of the other covers that have come out over the years for the original trilogy. Nothing will ever

The Girl With The Atomic Sneezes

About a month ago, M emailed me a copy of her picture book, The Girl With The Atomic Sneezes in hopes that I would take a stab at illustrating it. It was a scary thought. I was never very good at drawing from scratch. Copying, yes. From scratch, no. The prospect of jumping into illustration was incredibly intimidating, but I’m glad I did. Above is the first page of my

The Black Eagles

Way back in the early 80s, there was a little bookstore in a small indoor mall by my house. I’d go in there mainly to look at the comic books while my mom shopped at the craft store across the hall or when we’d eat at the pizza place next door. I remember it being a pretty poorly lit, cramped store. The comic books were up front, so I rarely

Book of the Year – Every Man Dies Alone

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I began Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada. Having read an enormous wealth of WWII related stories via Heinrich Böll and Günter Grass, I didn’t know if I had yet another war era story in me. I couldn’t have been more wrong. From Publishers Weekly (via Amazon): This disturbing novel, written in 24 days by a German writer who died in