Just a quick post as a memorial to the great shows of 2013. Looking forward to the 2014 convention season. Hope to see you all at one or more of them!


WonderCon Anaheim
March 29-31
– Thanks for a great show! See you next year!

San Diego Comic-Con
July 18-21 – Thanks for a great show! See you next year!

Central Coast Comic Con (Ventura)
September 7-8, 2013 – Wasn’t able to make it this year, but see you next year!

Las Vegas Comic Expo
September 28-29, 2013 – Thanks for a fun show!

Pasadena Library
October 11, 20136pm-10pm – Thanks for a great show! See you next year!

Nov 1-3, 2013 – Wasn’t able to make it this year, but see you next year!

Long Beach Comic-Con
Nov 23-24, 2013 – Thanks for a great show! See you next year!

I’ve been super busy since the wonderful chaos that was SDCC, but I’ll do a blog post about that experience within the next week or so.  Until then I wanted to give a few updates concerning my latest two projects, Hass & Southern Hospitality:


There were 50 limited First Look copies of Hass #1 printed for SDCC.  Here’s the first review for the issue!  Hass is a four issue mini series and we hope to have more news for the series within the next few months.


The next project I plan to push heavily around the Long Beach Comic-Con is the Southern Hospitality graphic novel.  Artist Kevin Richardson made a cool blog post that gives a little background insight on the book as long as a sneak peek of the interior art!


For everyone attending the San Diego Comic Con next week, I’m going to be at the Arcana booth (booth 2415) promoting and signing copies of Blood, Shells, & Roses, Amour GN vol. 1 & 2, and Lethal Instinct TPB vol 1!  Stop on by!  I’m scheduled to sign on the following schedule:

Saturday – July 20th
12:30PM – 1:15 PM

Sunday – July 21st
11:30AM – 12:30 PM

If all goes as planned I will have Evil Inside tee shirts for sale, too!


I will also be stopping in at the Lion Forge/Geekscape booth (#3919) when I can to help preach the word about The Chosen and Catalyst Prime!

So there you have it!  Hope to see everyone there! 🙂

For those attending the San Diego Comic Con next week, I’m going to be at the Arcana booth (booth 2415) promoting and signing copies of Blood, Shells, & Roses, Amour GN vol. 1 & 2, and Lethal Instinct TPB vol 1!  Stop on by!  I’m scheduled to sign on the following schedule:

Friday – July 13th
3:00 – 3:45 PM

Sunday – July 15th
12:45 – 1:30 PM

So there you have it!  Hope to see everyone there! 🙂

P.S. Six full issues of Chaos Campus are up on www.ChaosCampus.com.  Extra Credit #2 is almost over and #7 of the regular series will begin soon!  Updates continue every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

One of the books I’m doing through Arcana Comics finally has a tentative release date!  Blood, Shells, & Roses will be released on or around Oct 18, 2011 according to the Amazon pre-release page.

For those attending the San Diego Comic Con next week, I’m going to be at the Arcana booth (booth 2415) promoting and signing copies of Blood, Shells, & Roses.  Stop on by!  I’m scheduled to sign on the following schedule:

Saturday – July 23rd
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
03:00 PM – 03:45 PM
06:00 PM – 06:45 PM

Sunday – July 24th
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
03:00 PM – 03:45 PM

P.S. The full first and second issues are up on www.ChaosCampus.com.  Issue #3 has begun!  Updates continue every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

UPDATE: I was just informed that advance copies of Amour GN vol. 1 & 2 will also be available!  Add this on top of the possible advance copies of Lethal Instinct TPB vol 1 and that will make four new books for your reading pleasure!  You’ll have to see it to believe it, haha!

I will be attending, mostly floating around and attending meetings.  I’m not on the official Arcana schedule, but since I’m assured at least the first issue of my new mini series “Blood, Shells, & Roses” will be there I’ll probably be there sometime or another.  Keep checking in and asking my whereabouts!

If you’re attending, let me know if you’ll be walking around or at a booth (and the location and times).


There was a previous Chaos Campus series to test the waters with the concept.  Those issues were collected within the Chaos Campus: Orientation TPB.  You can snag a copy of that physical 162 page book right here.

Interviews & Reviews!
Chaos Campus Interview via Revenant Magazine
Chaos Campus Interview via CosmicBookNews
Chaos Campus Interview via Broken Frontier
Chaos Campus #1 & 2 Reviews via Heroine Addict
Chaos Campus #1 Review via From The Tomb
Chaos Campus #1 Review via Broken Frontier
Chaos Campus Survival Guide Review via the Comic Book Bin
Behind the Scenes of Chaos Campus #6
Alex Thompson interview via ComicNews.info

Dead tired. Just 4 more months of this. I can do it.

So the SDCC post. I keep putting it off thinking I’ll be able to sit down and do this great blow-by-blow account of it all to do the whole week justice. It’s not gonna happen, my friend. My apologies… this is as good as it’s gonna get. O_o


Sucked because I spent most of the day in the airport. The plan was to catch my first flight at 3pm, land in Cincinnati, catch the connecting flight to San Diego and arrive at 6pm. There was some sort of East coast crazy weather that messed all the flights up, so I had to wait 2 or 3 hours for a flight to Atlanta and then fly to San Diego. Finally did that and then more crazy weather to where we sat on that plane for ages. We never got to see any of this crazy weather, mind you, which pissed us all off more. So yeah, didn’t make it at 6pm… I made it to the hotel around 2 or 3am. @_@ Everyone was having travel issues, but mine was the worst. Tony was already knocked out, but thankfully Sean was sleeping light enough to where he let me in.

Oh, I did fly my second flight first class. Free booze, free earphones, free movies. I watched Penelope which was very cute and a good movie (in the class of Enchanted). Ricci is very cute as is, but she almost looked even more endearing with the little pig nose. Watched half of 21 which was the better half (I watched the rest when I got back from the trip… it was alright…).


I think this is the day the three of us went for breakfast and I bought a good pair of $5 sunglasses (that surprisingly I STILL HAVE!!!). Tony has great comedic timing, but the thing that stands out was his impression of my dating life that almost made me spew everywhere. He even had a “Man Whore” theme song (he had tons of different theme songs), so I decided I would NOT be a Man Whore on this trip.

We went early to pick up our badges expecting to have to wait for a few hours. It took 3 minutes. The SDCC crew had their stuff together this year.

Preview night’s crowd looked like Friday during regular hours. We knew then this was going to be a crazy packed year with the crowds and such.

Food and drinking… talking and drinking. Good times.


Kirby’s arrival day. We did the convention and I think this was the day my Uncle Will and Cousin Chris came down to meet up with me. They met Sean and as he was going back into the convention we ran into Rebecca (Dwight‘s girlfriend) and her mom- they had been looking for me all day. We made plans to meet up Friday and off I went with my family. Good times- had dinner and caught up on a lot of things. Very cool night.


Did the show, it was PACKED.  I can’t remember much of what happened during the day, but later on that night back to the bar for more bar-con. I was pretty wiped out on comics, talking about comics, and anything relating to comics by that point. Tony and Kirby were in their groove and Sean was feeling more like me, so we talked more to one creator’s wife and another creator’s girlfriend. That was fun, but I was pretty much ready to go.

We were going to the other bar just to check on things, then head back, but then EVERYTHING changed. I just felt more at home in the other bar. Not only were the tables and chairs better, but there were more people and more GIRLS! Hung out, chatted, flirted a lot with (Censored 2). The night went on and we eventually had to bail. Met a few more cool people and by that point it was me who didn’t want to leave! But we all did and another great evening.


Very rough day with a lot of missed meetings.  Lots of backtracking, asking directions, lots of walking… then finally make it to this huge mall Horton’s Plaza and had to climb levels and levels of stairs… but not all in a row. Oh, nooo… they’re all in some random maze pattern where you do some stairs, walk a level, find escalators, go up, oh, no… you have to take stairs down a level as the escalator took you up a level and a half… rinse and repeat. Finally made it on time… hot, tired, pissed, and half my hearing went out. Watched the movie and got most of my amusement from Tony and Sean’s reactions. Good times. I did kinda nod in and out near the end, though.


Caught up on everything I didn’t do at the convention the other days on this day. Ran into Mike who I thought was one of the New York people who didn’t make it because of the weather, but he came a day or two before I did.

Can’t remember much more… probably did the last bar-con of the weekend.


Kirby had to leave early in the am, Sean went to catch a train, and Tony and I shared a car (not a limo, but not a taxi) to the airport. The airport stuff wasn’t too eventful and was pretty much by the numbers. Made it back that evening.

And I’ve been working my day jobs non stop since then. Except today… my first day off since the 4th of July.

P.S. One of these days Tony joked that I was the Black Jack Sparrow, which was an awesome idea. I think I’m going to give it a test run this Halloween and if it works out I might use it as an alter ego at upcoming shows.

P.P.S. Pictures later… though I only took like 6. We took more in Chicago because I had Avri around to remind me to take pictures. 🙁

Part 1 – The Airport Terminal

I need a laptop.

I’ve been at the airport for about an hour… everything was pretty easy (Chelle rules!). I really like how huge, open, and clean this place is. I don’t like how cold it is… sitting in the cold waiting reminds me of hospital waiting rooms.

I killed some time skimming magazines in a nearby magazine store, but more time writing the letter to the reader for the Chaos Campus Preview. A rough draft was already written, but it needed a cleaner second draft. Typing will be the third and final draft. I still have to write one for the ChiSai Preview.

Our flight is delayed by 20 mins. The woman assures us everyone will make their connections… unless they’re LAX. Which from the looks of people’s reactions that happens a lot with LAX. Mental note: No LAX for me.

Part 2 – The Arrival

(Everything is now on PST)

I made it to San Diego in one piece and on time (actually about 30 mins early).

Currently the joints in my right hand are aching a bit from the longer flight (Mental note: No trying to sleep on hands so high in the air). I drank my V8 when the ride began and a tomato juice around mid flight. Maybe those helped, maybe they didn’t.

So yeah, we’re here about 30 mins early and I have that time to kill as I wait for Nelson. It sucks that my cell phone doesn’t work in this part of the country.

*looks around* Okay, Louisville’s airport is larger and cleaner than this one… blah…

Part 3 – The Hotel

This trip was not planned so well. Well, at least the meet and greet part.

I realized late that I was still upstairs at the airport so I made my way downstairs to a HUGE FUCKING CROWD of people. Nelson doesn’t really know me by face, nor I with him… but even if we did finding each other would be like a needle in a haystack mission. My cell phone doesn’t work here so I had to decide: Try to make it to the hotel myself or try to make it to O’Bryant’s home. Knowing O’Bryant is rarely at home I opted for the hotel.

That was an adventure. An adventure that sucked ass.  I’ll save you the gory details, but after a TON of trouble I finally made it to the Holiday Inn.  So… here I am in the room watching Seinfeld and wondering if Richard is still out looking for me…

Part 4 – Day One

I ended up needing food after Seinfeld and went down and ordered a club plate from the cute Polish/Chezh woman in the cafe. She brought it up and it was good… but it was like four sandwiches on one plate with fries and two apple juices. I ate half of it.

I went to sleep and Nelson came in around 3am after going out drinking with O’Bryant and to a strip club. He saw me in one of the beds and the leftover food sitting out and though his key opened the wrong room. That was funny.

We were up and out early to get good parking and then we met up with O’Bryant for breakfast. The cafe was near a huge and beautiful body of water and the view kept grabbing my attention as we ate. If I lived there and had a laptop I’d be at that cafe every morning to write (in theory). I had French toast, bacon, and eggs which would be my running breakfast theme for the trip.

After standing in line forever for my pro badge (which is nowhere near as good as the exhibitor badge- mental note for next time) I met  writer/actor Kevin Grevioux near the end. I shook his hand, but didn’t have time to make small talk as the line was finally moving. I didn’t have any cards, postcards, or books on my to give him. Damn.

Inside the convention I was a postcard passing out machine (and standing on my feet so much kicked my ass later on in the evening and later in the trip… why couldn’t I have brought sandals? Why am I comfortable wearing boots?). We finally met Tony Lee in the flesh and he’s even cooler in person than online! His passport was stolen adding him to our growing tally of arrival mishaps (Nelson’s flight left early causing him to catch a 3 hour later flight). Tsuda finally arrived frustrated as his computer died before he left (sounds like mine), his plane was late, and his room wasn’t ready for check in when he arrived. Yeesh!

More events I can’t remember… later after the con we met up with Tony and the Digital Webbing crew at a bar. Our bartender was one of the HOTTEST women I’ve ever seen.  It was sooo nice being able to sit at a bar and not be assaulted with cigarette smoke!

There are record highs in some parts of CA… two places made 119 and 120 degrees. Glad I’m not there! San Diego has a nice dark cool thing going on early in the day, super hot in the afternoon, and cool again in the evening.

P.S. We got back in too late to hit up the hot tub, so I have to settle for sitting in a hot bathtub. My legs are still going to kill me tomorrow. *groan*

Part 5 – Day Two

For the most part, quick hits:

More breakfast, same spot, same meal. O’Bryant and Nelson are a trip. The view never gets old. I really like watching the crabs on the rocks at the shore.

More waiting in line… I repeat, the pro badge sucks. Exhibitor is where it’s at.

Panel 1- Comics to Movies- Saw Stan Lee. Didn’t stay to the end so I didn’t get to shake his hand. I should have. I don’t remember why I left early.

Walked around the smaller tables and collected cards and freebies. Most will probably be given out to the crew at the next meeting.

Back to the booth… more postcards to give out… still trying to sell comics.

Panel 2- Blacks in Comics- I forgot to bring flyers and comics, but I did pass around business cards.

Tsuda and I went to the artist alley pro area and gave copies of Myriad to Buzz and Mike Lilly (who is cool as hell). I think I gave copies to Adam Hughes… I hope to God I did.

We went to a restaurant called “Dicks”… where they have good food and service, but they’re supposed to be a dick to you. Interesting concept.  We stayed past midnight.

Part 6 – Day Three

Quick hits again…

We’re all dead dog tired, so we’re turning in early.

Today was the busiest day of the con, so the parking garage filled early. We made it, but O’Bryant didn’t. No breakfast for him. 🙁

The postcards did well on the freebie table.

Went to the Writer’s Panel and the Minority Report… passed out cards, postcards, and comics. Networking… you know me.

After the con we were dying of hunger so we ate at some close restaurant that was super expensive. But it was good (enough).

I’m going through the bag full of loot now… getting rid of the doubles. I plan on hitting the rest of the convention hard tomorrow as it is the final day.

Part 7 – Day Four

SDCC comes to a close and I’m at the airport. I’m so tired and I can’t wait to go back to Louisville to sleep for a few days and recharge. Sooooo drained.

I didn’t have time to take many pictures here… and a lot of times I just didn’t think to bring the camera. Doh! The few I have will be cool though… I hope they don’t accidentally erase or something.

I did a lot of networking, met a lot of new people, met a lot of online people, and got a ton of stuff.

Well, more to come later perhaps. For now I have comics to read…