The second part of "On the Threshold!" Chad starts work at the Chronicle, Teddy and Barbara begin their unicorn hunt, Leo and his brain trust begin their efforts to save Earth, Astrid begins her new life, and Mason begins his journey... but may not begin it alone...
The story of Justice Wing begins.
The story of Lady Velvet and others at Vilify 5 continues with the second of our remastered episodes, as the Con goes into Saturday and into depth, all at the same time. Part 2 Saturday — 9:06 am Conventions ran on adrenalin and enthusiasm, but first thing in the morning, even on Saturday, they ran on caffeine.… Continue reading Vilify 5 Remastered #2
Justice Wing: Emergence #1 is now up at Patreon in its first beta draft form. This is the first Patreon-to-Amazon specific ongoing serial, and it takes place at the dawn of the heroic era in the Justice Wing universe. I'm pretty happy to begin finally telling some of these stories, starting with the first arc… Continue reading Justice Wing: Emergence #1 on Patreon
In working out concept art for Dynamo Girl (with explanations et al) for the Patreon... well, this just sort of happened. It's actually very much Deej's combat style -- she's entirely happy to lead with a double snap kick added to flinging herself across an open space. Also, she's... well, delighted. Dynamo Girl was generally… Continue reading “Oh, you have a high speed camera?”
I sent this out to Patreon subscribers yesterday. Seemed fair to send here today. If nothing else, so people know I'm, you know, working on stuff When writing superheroes, there's a weird balancing act you need to do between actual physics and 'superhero physics.' It's similar to the balancing act you need to do in… Continue reading The weirdness of superhero physics: realistic unrealism
Part two of Interviewing Trey, and the first part where we really get to know the Jack O'Knaves. For those who've read Interviewing Leather, there's one significant difference that will become apparent in this post. Leather was a thief, pure and simple. She didn't just avoid killing, she went out of her way to not… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #2
One of the most successful stories posted to Banter Latte back in the day was "Interviewing Leather," a story about Todd Chapman, a young writer for a rock and roll magazine, who finds himself interviewing a young supervillain as her prisoner. I'd go into more detail but why belabor the point? Well, there are other… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #1
So, every so often things don't work out quite as you expected them to. That's not too surprising at this point. When you're a writer, sometimes the stories take unexpected turns. Which is what happened to me this time. You see, I finished the Prosperina myth, and figured I was going back into normal production.… Continue reading Justice Wing: Legacies of the Past
It's always interesting to go from "the plan" to the execution. Scenes you think will be long and drawn out turn out to be perfunctory. Scenes you figured wouldn't go anywhere will recast your series in an entirely new light. The characters in your notes come to life and start making noises at you. Sometimes,… Continue reading JW: Vilify 5, Part 2
One of the interesting things about writing something like Justice Wing is the kind of story you get to write. It's hard to convince a publisher to let you write a comic book about this guy who interviews a supervillain for a week, with very little in the way of action scenes, for example. Not… Continue reading Justice Wing: Vilify 5, Part One
As promised, this is the first official Justice Wing post, appropriately named "Prologue." It sets up a few things, gives you some better idea of who the players are and how long they've been at this, and... well, gives us something to go from. Which is, in the end, what a prologue is supposed to… Continue reading Justice Wing: Prologue