Friday, April 1, 2011

Writing for Angel - A Dream Come True

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel have always been my favorite TV shows. Well... actually, scratch that. They're my favorite stories. The TV shows, the comic books, and the characters are parts of my every day life. To me, those characters are as real to me as any of my closest friends. I love them very, very dearly, the way that only an geeky fanboy can.

So I'm pretty pumped that IDW Publishing has given me the chance to write for these characters.

A short ANGEL story that I wrote is going to appear in IDW's final Angel book, Angel: Yearbook. You can order it right here or request it at your local comic shop. It should hit shelves May 18th. It's going to be a great book, featuring the best of the best Angel writers and artists, such as Brian Lynch, Stephen Mooney, Scott Tipton, Peter David, Chris Ryall, Elena Casagrande, David Messina, Franco Urru, and more. Even if I weren't in the book, I'd urge you nerdlings to pick the thing up, because just look at who is in it.

I can't say enough about how it felt to write for characters I've been obsessed with since I was eleven (I'm a lot older). I'll probably write a really long, gushy blog about it eventually, but for now, I'll just say that it was a blast to play in Joss Whedon and IDW's sandbox. It's the best sandbox in the park.

I've got some other cool stuff coming up too, so be sure to keep on following this blog!

NEXT POST: A review of Brian Lynch's HOP. Go see the flick so we can chat about it!

FRAY: Man, this is a Whedony post. Read my new article on Joss Whedon's FRAY. Pop Matters published it, and they're pretty damn shiny.

POP MATTERS: Keep the site bookmarked, because I have an ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL article popping up there (HAH! I mean, what?) next week. Also, it seems that I'll be doing a non-Whedon related weekly comic book article on the site.

SECRET PROJECT: I've got a few of these. Some comic booky, some just pitchy (as in, I have no idea if they will let me write, but I damn sure hope so), and some filmish. All coming up faster than you or I can believe. For now, please become a fan of the short film that I wrote, The Sucker. Katie Carman is directing it, and considering that she fucking made EAT ME, I'm exceedingly lucky to have her on board.

BUFFYVERSE COMIC REVIEWS: I'm getting ready to close out my old blog with some in depth, retrospective articles. Oh, and an interview with the one and only Brian Lynch. Read about it here.

Thanks! Funnier, less self-centered stuff coming soon. Well... alright, fine, funnier stuff coming soon!


  1. Congratulations!!!! That's awesome. I just read your article on PopMatters. Good work!

  2. Thanks! I hope you buy Angel: Yearbook :)

    I took a look at your blog. Really dig it so far. Reminds me of all the fantastic mythology classes I took in college.