A 5-issue horror mystery series by Lees & Laurie coming this summer.
The writers behind HOAX HUNTERS reunite for a fun retro adventure…with MONKEYS!
“Digital Directors Cut” of EPIC #1 Pilot Releases Tonight at Midnight to ALL BACKERS!
ComixTribe has announced its plans for the big show, including a number of creator signings and a NYCC Exclusive book! Tyler James (The Red Ten, Oxymoron, EPIC), John Lees (The Standard, And Then Emily Was Gone), and Joe Mulvey (SCAM) will be at the ComixTribe booths #1170-1172 in the Small Press Alley on the main […]
ComixTribe Lauches 25 Day Campaign to Fund EPIC!
Hello, everyone! In an effort to reach more comic creators, both new and old, ComixTribe has decided to move our forums over to Digital Webbing. Digital Webbing is seeing a renaissance of sorts, with new creators coming in and mingling all the time with some established creators. Luminaries such as Jim Campbell and Todd Klein […]
Hey! Wasn’t it just Tuesday? Feels like it, doesn’t it? Well, I’m back, you’re back, so let’s ask a question in the newly minted B&N tradition! This week’s question is simple: how often can you reasonably publish? Related Posts:No Related Posts
Hello, one and all, and welcome back to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Calvin Gimpelevich. Also, while I know you’re looking forward to having Steve Colle in blue, this week it’s just me. Steve should be back on his next rotation. So sit back, relax, and let’s see […]
It’s another Tuesday! We all know what that means, don’t we? Time for some Bolts & Nuts! So, let’s get right into this week’s question. Which conventions do you plan on attending, and why? Related Posts:Imbibe With the Tribe! 2nd Annual ComixTribe NYCC Drink & Draw AnnouncedReview: Headspace #1TPG Week 167: Know The Story You […]
Hello, one and all, and welcome back to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Ezra Dixon. We have Sam LeBas in the lovely purple, I’m in the damning red, ad we’ll see what happens when Ezra goes Into the Abyss Related Posts:TPG Week 145: Too Much Stuff In The […]
It’s another Tuesday! We’ve got some gentle rain currently falling in Tucson, and while it isn’t typically our rainy season, I’ll take it. [It was just 80 degrees last week, folks. Go figure.] Anyway, let’s get into some Bolts & Nuts, shall we? This week’s question is simple: how often do you adapt other stories […]
Here we are, face to face, a couple of Silver Spoons… I think I just aged myself (again)! Nevermind. Related Posts:TPG Week 160: Deep ProblemsTPG Week 145: Too Much Stuff In The BagTPG Week 83: Use Your Powers For Good Instead Of…TPG Week 79: Don’t Let Bad Pacing Kill Your StoryTPG Week 78: Readers Want […]
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Giant monsters, drug trips, anxiety disorders, superheroes and… talking poop feature this week.
Reviews: Lightweightz: The Anthology, Part Two, New-Gen: New Wave #4, Diskordia #1, Deathridge #1, Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers #4, Noctua #2
The COZ returns with a big bunch of reviews!
Another Tuesday is upon us! While the northeast part of the country gets snow, here in Tucson it’s sunny and getting into the mid 70s during the day. The days are getting longer, too! I’m loving it. Know what I’m also loving? Some Bolts & Nuts. This week’s question is simple: how often do you […]
Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in John Heidt. As always, we have Sam LeBas in Prince purple, I’m in the Hall and Oates red (I’m a Man Eater), and we see what John does with Related Posts:TPG Week 72: Starting Late Will Annoy […]
It’s another Tuesday, and that means that I’m still asking questions! [What, you thought I’d forgotten already? Another question!] Let’s just get to the Bolts & Nuts of it, shall we? This week’s question: How Do You Approach Your Stories? Related Posts:Review: Headspace #1TPG Week 167: Know The Story You Want To TellB&N Week 167: […]
As a creator or small-press publisher, you should know the Diamond Distribution cycle. This article should help.
Hello, and welcome back to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Christopher Knox, who brings us a very strange setup for a tale. It isn’t good, folks. You’ve been warned. We’ve got Steve Colle in blue, I’m forever in red, and let’s see what Christopher did to Related Posts:TPG […]
It’s another Tuesday! I don’t know about you, but I really wish I were in Australia right now. I’m a tennis watcher, and right now, we have the Australian Open going on. If I were in Australia, I’d have done a lot of writing and scheduling beforehand, so that I’d have no problems or worries […]
That’s right. I’m looking at you. I’m watching you watching me. How does it make you feel? Welcome, everyone, to a new BREAKING THE PAGE, where, in this edition, we’re going to delve deep into one of the most basic tools in the repertoire of the comic creator: The use of camera distance. […]
Not only is it a new year, but it’s also my birthday today! Now, as a present, I’m going to try not to add too much red to this script. I don’t think that’s going to happen, but you never know. Anyway, we have Nyisha Haynes as our new Brave One! We also have Sam […]
It’s 2014! New year, new goals, and something of a new format for Bolts & Nuts! What’s changing? Just a couple of things. This year, I’m going to try not to be as wordy, so these will be somewhat shorter than we’re used to. [Notice the word “try.” It’s important.] Related Posts:Review: Headspace #1TPG Week […]
Welcome, one and all! It’s a new year, so we’re off to a new start! First up for the year is a new Brave One in Jeremy Jackson! We still have the beautiful Steve Colle in blue, and I’m ever-crabby in red. So, let’s see what Jeremy does when he has a Related Posts:Review: […]
It’s another Tuesday! Not only that, it’s also New Year’s Eve! What are we doing? We’re still doing countdowns. The last countdown of the year, as a matter of fact. First, I want to thank all of you for reading. It’s been a great year, and we really and truly wouldn’t be here without all […]
Welcome back, one and all! This is the final installment of TPG of the year! Let’s take a moment to look back and thank all the Brave Ones who have submitted this year: Jon Parrish (3x), Conner MacDonald, Sam Roads, Joshua Gorfain, John Lees, Ronnie Massey (3x), JP Redding, Michael Arlain, our own Steve Colle […]
Not only is it Tuesday, but it’s also Christmas Eve! No, I’m not going to do a “present” themed B&N this week. Instead, I want to talk about the top things that creators forget to do as they do their thing. These are in no particular order. Let’s get to it, shall we? Related Posts:Review: […]
Welcome once again to The Proving Grounds! We’re nearing the end of the year, and there’s no rest for the weary! We’ve got Brave One Frank Martin with another script from a writing challenge, we’ve got Steve Colle in blue, and I’m menacing in red. Let’s see what Frank does with Related Posts:Review: Headspace […]
It’s another wonderful Tuesday, and we’re still doing countdowns! This week, I wanted to count the ten habits that successful creators have. These will not be in any particular order. So, with that said, let’s get to it! Related Posts:Review: Headspace #1TPG Week 167: Know The Story You Want To TellB&N Week 167: How Disciplined […]
Welcome, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a returning Brave One in Will Robson. Let’s see if he’s learned anything since his previous submission! (Quick answer: not a lot.) Also this week, we have back Samantha LeBas (welcome back, Kotter—I mean, Sam!) in purple, and I’m forever dangerous in red, […]
It’s another Tuesday, and since we’re still in December, we’re still doing countdowns! T his week, we’re going to do my five greatest horror stories, and the lessons I’ve learned from them. Hopefully, you’ll learn from them, too. Related Posts:Review: Headspace #1TPG Week 167: Know The Story You Want To TellB&N Week 167: How Disciplined Do […]
Welcome again to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have Paul LaPorte, with a last name that sounds like he’s from a Louisiana bayou somewhere… Just saying. Anyway, we have Steve Colle back in the calming blue, I’m forever in the fiery red, and let’s see how well Paul handles a writing […]
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It’s not only Tuesday, but it’s also December! Where has the time gone? I have no idea, but we’re here, it’s nearing the end of the year, and you know what that means. Countdowns! So for the next few weeks, we’re going to do countdowns. Let’s get settled in, shall we? Related Posts:The COZ Top […]
Hello, one and all! Welcome back to another installment of The Proving Grounds! Hopefully, you’ve all had a great Thanksgiving. Me? I was at work. But that’s neither here nor there. We have Brave One Frank Martin for this week’s entry. While I know you were looking for Sam LeBas this week, but unfortunately, it’s […]
A selection of quick reviews from the backlog!
Cesar Feliciano (THE RED TEN) discusses a common occurrence when fielding commission requests.
There’s another Tuesday staring us straight in the eye. Must mean it’s time for more Bolts & Nuts! This week, I want to ask a simple question: do you have a professional attitude? Related Posts:Review: Headspace #1TPG Week 167: Know The Story You Want To TellB&N Week 167: How Disciplined Do You Have To Be […]
Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Doug Wood. We also have Steve Colle returning to us in blue, I’m in red, and let’s see if Doug is able to go through Hell’s Gate Related Posts:TPG Week 161: Don’t Keep Writing When The Story […]
We have another Tuesday upon us! Was I missed? I certainly missed you. Let’s get into some Bolts & Nuts, shall we? This week, I want to discuss engaging the reader. However, there are two types of readers that you have to do this for: the editor, and the audience. Related Posts:TPG Week 142: Newbie […]
Welcome back, one and all! We’ve got Brave One Frank Martin entering The Proving Grounds once more! This week, we have the gregarious Samantha LeBas in purple, and I’m forever alluring in Red, and we see how Frank deals when confronted with Related Posts:TPG Week 161: Don’t Keep Writing When The Story Is SenselessTPG […]
We’ve got another Tuesday! Just as water flows, time marches on, my friends! This week, I want to talk about world building. Related Posts:TPG Week 73: Another Copyrighted Character!TPG Week 161: Don’t Keep Writing When The Story Is SenselessTPG Week 159: When Exposition Goes MissingTPG Week 146: Keeping Reader InterestTPG Week 144: Words On Paper
Tackling the tricky subject of Kickstarter Stretch Goals…Plenty of DOs and a whole lot of DON’Ts!
Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Steven Applebaum, who’s bringing something unusual to us: a sequel to the terrible Super Mario Brothers movie. (Yeah, I said it. It was a terrible movie. I recognized that even as a child. Age has not made […]
It’s Tuesday! That’s really all I have the energy for this week by way of introduction. Sorry. This week, I wanted to take a brief-ish look at the history of comics. See where we’ve been, what we’ve done, and take a little peek into where we’re going. Let’s start, shall we? Related Posts:A Netflix for […]
What do you do when you find another creative team is coming out with a book that has the exact same concept as the book you’re working on?