CARBON is my latest and most ambitious graphic novel. For the time being, I will be running the story in weekly one-page updates. Every Wednesday will see a new page of the story, right here on the Just Mad Books website. The story takes place in the city-state of Carbon, which finds itself in the midst of political turmoil thanks to a newly elected corrupt governor. He has made it his mission to rid Carbon of all Seers (those born with psychic abilities). The plot of the story revolves around a young girl who’s gone missing & her retired-detective uncle who seeks to find her, while enlisting the help of his old partners two kids (one’s a Seer/one’s a private eye). Mystery, suspense, cool psychic stuff and lots and lots of drama. What more do you need?
I was going to make postcards of this to promote CARBON at the upcoming Wizard World show in Chicago, but it didn’t happen. Still cool, though. Right now I am leaning toward running CARBON online, with weekly updates, and in full color. I plan to launch it soon.
In an attempt to raise some funds to a) keep the Breathers graphic novel in print and b) afford myself some time to work on my new graphic novel, I have decided to sell the original comic pages from Breathers. Pages start at $80 and go up to $150 and include free shipping. So, get out that tattered copy of Breathers and find yourself a nice-lookin’ page you want to own and follow the link below to order.
BUY ORIGINAL BREATHERS PAGES HERE
Back in 2003, while I was working on my series of Happy Town comics, I also cranked out a self-contained Happy Town spin-off graphic novel called “The Waiting Sun.” I guess the best way to describe it is as a surreal love story. It has been out of print for years now, but I thought I’d resurrect it online for anyone who wants to give it a read. It’s kind of a long story, so I’ll be posting it in chunks. The first chunk can be found HERE.
So, yeah, it’s been awhile, huh? So, what’s going on? Anything?
Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve been up to (both comics and non-comics related):
So, I just finished up a weekend at Wizard World Chicago, trying my best to get Breathers into some people’s hands. It went okay. Not the success of the previous year, which was a bit of a disappointment, but, I dunno, I guess the show is sorta losing steam, or something. I did get to spend three long days watching costumed…individuals (I really wanted to write “weirdos”) walking past my table. Fat guys dress up as Mario, skinny guys dress up as Doctor Who. I did not dress up. But I did survive the weekend and sold some (not many) books. I may have to think twice about attending next year. We shall see.
In non-comics news, I now have a son. A 3-month old dude named Lincoln. He is a pretty good sleeper, so he’s alright with me. I now have a daughter and a son and a dog. The perfect family, right?
I have been working on a new comics project, although not as diligently as I would like. It will be a long work, much like BREATHERS, with lots of characters and plot lines. It is called CARBON, which is the name of the city the story takes place in. It’s gonna be about psychics, politics (the corrupt kind, of course), personal relationships and a kidnapped girl. I’m really excited about this book and cannot wait to put pencil to page on this baby. Right now I am working to plot out the entire story, carefully and strategically, to avoid any pitfalls later on. I do not like pitfalls. I will do my best to keep updates coming on the progress of CARBON, so stay tuned.