My Free Comic Book Day 2015 at Hazel’s Heroes Comics

My Free Comic Book Day 2015 at Hazel’s Heroes Comics

This past weekend I was a guest at Hazel’s Heroes Comics in North Canton, Ohio. Their Free Comic Book Day festivities ran from 9:00-600 and it was a full day of fun!

There was a line out front before the store even opened, and a steady stream of customers flowed in the entire day. I spent the day selling books and doing commissions. I even got to add to the ceiling tile art gallery with a Wonder Woman piece (because female heroes were dreadfully underrepresented… so I fixed it).

I had a great time and encourage you all to visit their shop!

I’m looking forward to next year’s FCBD, too. Who knows where I’ll be next time?

How to Order Long Distance

My new romantic comedy comic Long Distance will be in stores soon, and it’s in Previews now. Pre-ordering is essential for the success of books like these, and while I’m sure you can navigate the Diamond system just fine, I’m trying to make it a little easier for everyone.

There are two covers for the book, so two order codes. The one by me is APR150443 and the one by Lora Innes is APR150444.

But I’m not going to stop there. I’ve made a handy printable graphic for you to give your comic shop owner, so that they can place the order for you.

And because I’m still not done, I’ve even made an iPhone sized one that you can just show to your retailer to order it and save a tree!

I’m excited about this new series and I hope you are, too. The first issue comes out in June, but please pre-order it now.

Coming soon, my new project: Long Distance!

A week or so ago, there was the Convention Kickoff online convention, and it’s been announced that I have a new project coming out: Long Distance! 

Those of you who have followed me for a while might remember the scriptbook Long Distance that I did years ago. It collected the spec script that I submitted to that Bravo TV show, Situation Comedy, which was kind of a Project Greenlight for sitcoms. It never made the cut, but the idea never went away.

Rocket ahead ten years and here I am turning it into a comic. A lot has changed in that time, especially with how people communicate. Texting and Twitter and those things create a kind of constant telepresence and I thought that was some ground ripe for exploring. Fortunately, IDW thought so, too.

So, coming out in June will be Long Distance #1. It’s a four issue miniseries, each issue being DOUBLE-SIZED (because I’m crazy). I’m doing some hopefully interesting things with color and lettering to visually show location and distance. None of those things involve transparent word balloons, so you can all rest easy there.

Best of all, issue #1 has a variant cover by my friend Lora Innes that will not cause any controversy in the comics industry. Except the controversy of why it’s so good.

I’ll write more about it when it becomes close, but for now, let’s remember the important thing. The Previews order code is APR150443 and the subscription cover is APR150444. Get one, get both! I’m working on some new art that you can print out and take to your shop, too. I’ll update as soon as I have something.