Sharing is caring, indeed.
Over at Amazon, we’re running a free promotion on the Kindle version of the Brat-halla: Volume One trade today only, March 12th. You don’t need a Kindle to read it, you can store it in Amazon’s Cloud Reader for free and read from any web browser (or from Kindle apps for iPad, Android, or the computer). Consider it your own personal archive of the first 115 or so pages of Brat-halla that you can read from anywhere. Please feel free to pass it along to friends and family you think would enjoy it… we’re just trying to spread the word again now that I’m finally in a position to be able to finish the work on Volume Two.
I thought some of the Brat-halla readers might enjoy this…
My friends Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon have 7 days remaining on their Kickstarter for volume 1 of a 3-part graphic novel adaptation of the original Peter Pan novel by J.M. Barrie. Renae, like me (and some others I know) is a big fan of the original novel and her incredible artistic skill (check out her work on the comic adaptation of The Last Unicorn if you need convincing) will take readers into a Neverland that will be gorgeous to behold.
As of this posting, they have $45,251 pledged to the campaign with just $1749 to go. Click here to check it out for yourself.
P.S. – On a side note… some crazy person registered the hodscomic.com domain. I’m not sure what he is planning to do with it, but I’m sure we’ll know more after he finishes building the website during his holiday vacation.
Hey everyone… I’m running late with this week’s Hod‘s Comic. It’s scripted, but I’m having problems with Illustrator, which makes it difficult to get it lettered right now. I’m pretty sure I have a fix for the Illustrator issue (I’ll find out at lunch when I have time to work on it), so I should be able to get the update out this evening.
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. I’ve been busy with work and a few other projects (along with a novel, a Brat-halla text-based adventure game, print volume 2 of Brat-halla and a print volume of our Spook’d webcomic) and Seth has been busy working on a fun comic for Image called Xenoholics (by him and our friend Joshua Williamson).
But things are finally beginning to slow down all around to where I’m able to finally make an appearance this year (I’ve had to cancel three other conventions this year due to conflicts with work and personal issues). I’ll be at the Austin Comic Con this weekend (
November 19th-21st Edit: November 11th-13th… been so busy I’m even mixing up dates for events now) at Artist Alley table 2412. I’ll be there with my 10-year old daughter (the co-creator of the Backup Dad storyline) who will be selling sketch cards.
Seen above are some samples she drew this week in preparation for the show–Odineye, She-Hulk (and Lawyer She-Hulk), Batgirl, Blue Devil, DragonMan, and a custom character she created. If you’re in the Austin area or within driving distance, be sure to stop by and chat.
Look for more news here soon.
For now, Brat-halla is still on hiatus. Since our last update, Seth and I have been putting in long hours with our day jobs (the ones that keep our families fed). We’re really good at our jobs and in these times, we’re the kind of workers companies like to do "more with less" with.
But the day jobs have taken a toll (at least for me… and I haven’t been able to find time when Seth’s been available to chat with him for nearly 3 weeks now), so as I’ve had free time creep back into my schedule, I’ve been having to focus more and more on my health. It’s nothing immediately life-threatening, but if I don’t take care of it now, it will be. Luckily, I’ve been making progress as my cholesterol has dropped from "how can you not be dead" levels to "you might be able to live with those levels" in a little over a month’s time (with the help of diet, exercise, medication, positive thinking and a supportive family… "drop and give me 20 dad!").
During the current hiatus though, I have been able to slowly pick away at the Brat-halla: Volume 2 and Volume 3 trades here-and-there, so I’m hoping to have one of those ready in time for the holidays. I’ll try my best to keep everyone in the loop.