Friday, April 27, 2012

Kickstarter: Zenescope's GRIMM FAIRY TALES: THE ANIMATED SERIES


It's the eleventh hour. Four days left until Zenescope's Grimm Fairy Tales: The Animated Series Kickstarter is either funded or not funded. The goal is $175,000 and they're currently at $148,573. That's a giant number, but it needs to be a bit beefier before this project gets greenlit. Take a second to click on the link and read up on it.

All caught up? Good.


Okay, so I know what you're thinking. Of course I'm saying support the Zenescope Kickstarter. Zenescope pays me to write comic books that I'd be reading even if I were involved in the process at all. I will say this, though - I am not even slightly involved in the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series project. I found out about it when you did. I donated my money and I have been promoting it because I want it to happen. It's a show I want to see. It's good for Grimm Fairy Tales as a series. It's good for Zenescope.

It's good for independent comics.

If people watch and like the series, they'll seek out the comics. They'll go into the comic shop specifically for non-Big Two titles - and that's what initially brought me into the shop. Looking for Angel comics from IDW. Now, my pull list has grown and I make it a point to support indie comics over and above all else. I believe this series will get more people into the comic shop the same way The Walking Dead has, and I like that. I like that as a comic book writer and I love that as a comic book fan.

So if you have a few extra dollars, consider throwing it toward this Kickstarter.

If you have $100 and choose to send it toward the Kickstarter, I will send you a signed copy of every Zenescope comic I do this year, starting in June. I've already got a bunch on deck. I'll offer this to five people who support the Kickstarter with new donations of $100 or more. You can message me on Tumblr, Twitter, or Facebook - or you can leave a comment with your contact info here. Send me a screenshot of your Kickstarter confirmation, and we'll start talking!*

*This is in addition to the rewards that Zenescope itself offers.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Riding Chace





Yesterday, I rode my fiancĂ©e’s horse, Chace. I’m the first non-her person to ride him in two years, and it was amazing. He’s the second horse I’ve ever ridden, and I’m going to do it a bunch more this summer.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Grimm 52, Raven Gregory in Wonderland, and GFT: April Fools 2012

So, Zenescope and I got all April Foolsey this week. They leaked two of the pin-ups that I co-created from this week's Grimm Fairy Tales: April Fools edition 2012.

The first was the announcement of the latest crossover: THE GRIMM 52



This pin-up was written by me and drawn by Sarah 'Pickles' Dill, with whom I'm also working on an all ages graphic novel called Thomasina's Human Zoo. The best part of this joke was how serious some GFT fans took this. A few posters expressed outrage that we were copying DC's famous New 52 reboot. Personally, I thought the titles were enough to give the "it's a joke" clue, but I'm glad this one punk'd a few folks.

That said, I really want to write Sela Reading Bedtime Stories in Her Nightie. Sounds like it'll be a compelling story.

And then, they posted this:



Wonderland writer Raven Gregory and cover artist Eric Basaldua get sucked into a world of their own creation. My Blood Pong collaborators Ian McGinty (line work) and Javier Reyes (coloring) brought this wonky idea of mine to life, and... well, I want this on my wall forever. Raven put it up as his profile picture anyway, so that was pretty cool.



Both of these pin-ups will be featured in tomorrow's GRIMM FAIRY TALES: APRIL FOOLS EDITION 2012. You can find it in your local comic shop and find it there, or you can order it right here:



Or, you can head to www.zenescope.com tomorrow and buy the exclusive Pinocchio cover by Eric Basaldua.



Hope you guys dig the issue. All of the tales were co-written with Ralph Tedesco, who also wrote the plot for my GFT: Holiday edition. Let me know what you think!