Halloween is usually a time where I assemble mountains of candy and potato chips for the armies of kids that live in my neighbourhood, but this year I did something different. I decided to be part of a Halloween Comic Fest at Gotham Central Comics and Collectibles after I was invited to attend by the store's owner, Carlos Camera. The event was held at Carlos' comic book store in Mississauga, Ontario and featured artists like Ty Templeton, Richard Pace, Jason Loo (Pitiful Human Lizard), Joe Osei Bonsu (Heroes of the World) and Andrew Thomas (Auric of the Great White North).
It was fun meeting the customers that rolled into the store. I spent the day doing sketches for them, talking comics, Halloween costumes and of course spreading the word about Chronokari...
There’s nothing like enjoying the warm breeze of a delightfully sunny summer morning with nary a deadline in sight. As I sit down to write this blog entry I have to give props to Jimmy Aquino and his online station, A Fistful of Soundtracks. The movie and TV tunes that he plays are awesome and continue to be a great accompaniment to my writing process. It’s food for my muse to hear tracks like “Tomorrow Never Dies” by K.D. Lang or the theme to Batman: The Animated Series as I type away.
August is already a few days old and I’m deep into the process of getting ready for AnimeKon in Barbados on the weekend of the 15th. I went to AnimeKon a few years ago at the urging of my cousins, Claudia and Celia and was very...
As the Holiday Season approaches I’ve been continuing my on-going education in the field of self-publishing. I recently completed my author page on Amazon (http://goo.gl/mr4Lo8) as well as joining Goodreads and taking part in their Author Program. Both tasks were relatively painless and frankly it’s something that I should have done a long time ago. There are a few social media hurdles that I still have to wrap my head around but I feel that I’m close to grasping what it takes to promote myself as an indie author.
I’ve been quite busy lately writing for my digital magazine Comix Asylum (www.comixasylum.com) as well as doing some voiceover work for some of the videos we produce on our Comix Asylum YouTube channel. I also recently helped to launch a new novel called Edge: East...
As the winter winds blow through Toronto and Upper State New York, I‘m working on character designs and finishing the first draft of the next Chronokari Alpha novella. Thanks to all of you for the positive feedback and I’ve decided to offer another free book promotion for Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative through Kindle and Amazon in the upcoming weeks. After doing some research, I have also decided to produce a print version of Time is Relative through Createspace. There are a few things that have to be worked out, but I hope to have physical copies of Time is Relative available for purchase by the end of the year. For now though, it’s back to the computer and drawing board to continue working on the follow up to Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative.
What a summer! Thanks to all of you who’ve downloaded Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative. I’d also like to thank all of the fans at the Vancouver Expo in April and at the Montreal Comiccon a few weeks ago, who came by to say hi. It was great meeting everyone and hearing the positive responses to the novella. As a treat, I’ve decided to offer free downloads of Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative for a few days later this week. Starting Wednesday, head over to Amazon.com and download a free copy. Spread the word and get your free copy of Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative before the special offer ends this Friday.
It's been quite a week but it's finally here! Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative is now available at Amazon.com and I want to thank all of my family, friends and colleagues who have played a role in making this possible. Thanks for all of your support and guidance!
In my previous blog I had mentioned that self-publishing wasn't as easy as it seemed when I first thought of getting my manuscript into the marketplace. Aside from actually producing the novella, there was the technical aspect of getting the book converted for digital publication and then there was the business side of the venture. My experience with Booknook.biz was great and they guided me through the uncharted waters of converting my manuscript and my images to meet the technical specs for Amazon and other digi...
It's Friday and the weekend is almost here! Thankfully, temperatures are rising and we're slowly moving out of the deep freeze we've been stuck in for the last few weeks. As promised, here is a look at one of the images from Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative. Thanks again to Nikos Koutsis and Mike Toris for lending their amazing talents to the novella. It's going to be a busy weekend putting the finishing touches on Time is Relative, but hopefully I'll get a chance to break away from the computer to catch a little bit of the NFL playoffs. I'd love to get some feedback from you so post a comment and let me know what you think.
Happy New Year! 2014 is already over a week old - where does the time go? I'd like to thank everyone who has visited the Chronokari Alpha Facebook page and clicked the 'Like' button. Thanks for your support and kinds words! I'm just putting the finishing touches on the novella and will be previewing some of the artwork tomorrow. Colorists Nikos Koutsis and Mike Toris did an amazing job on my pencils and I'm really happy with how the images turned out. Self-publishing is a daunting, tiring but completely satisfying experience and I'll be going into more detail where that is concerned in a future post. Thanks again for all of your support and tell a friend or two to head over to the website and Facebook page.
Thrown together by a timely twist of fate, time twins Miles and Derrick are now Chronokari Alpha. Together, they embrace their destiny to protect the Universe and struggle to survive the perils of teenage life, all before lunch. The first novella in the Chronokari Alpha series will soon be available for download on Amazon.
After all the late nights and hard work, Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative is almost ready to be published. I'd like to thank everyone that helped in the process, particulalry Nikos Koutsis and Mike Toris, whose wonderful colours helped to bring Derrick and Miles' adventure to life. Special thanks go out to to Marvin Mariano, whose colouring talents grace the cover of the novella and Vaughn Joseph who helped with the cover's design. Look for Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relativeto hit Amazon in January 2014!