Justice Wing, Patreon, Serial, Superhero, Uncategorized

Justice Wing: Emergence #1 on Patreon

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

Artwork, Justice Wing

“Oh, you have a high speed camera?”

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?”

Justice Wing, Superhero, Writing Process

The weirdness of superhero physics: realistic unrealism

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

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Trey #2

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

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Trey #1

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

Justice Wing, Short Story

Justice Wing: Legacies of the Past

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

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

JW: Vilify 5, Part 2

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

Justice Wing, Superhero

Justice Wing: Vilify 5, Part One

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

Justice Wing, Superhero

Justice Wing: Prologue

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

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Leather, Part Fourteen

And this is it. The conclusion of "Interviewing Leather." And I have to admit, I feel pretty good about it. Todd Chapman, in the story, is writing an article called 'Interviewing Leather.' The subject of that article is the so-named supervillain Leather, who he has been hired to interview. But the novella/serial "Interviewing Leather," by… Continue reading Interviewing Leather, Part Fourteen

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Leather, Part Thirteen

Part thirteen of "Interviewing Leather." This is, if anything, denouement and epilogue, and a chance for some voices on the other side of the fence to chime in on a few of the points Leather herself made. It also sets up the last part, which should come out next week. God knows what we'll replace… Continue reading Interviewing Leather, Part Thirteen

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

Interviewing Leather, Part Twelve

A week and a half wait. And (with the possible exception of the Dynamo Girl leg) the most anticipated part of the interview so far. Part twelve of "Interviewing Leather." It's also four thousand words long. I hope folks like it. We also (finally) have some fan art to put up (my delay -- not… Continue reading Interviewing Leather, Part Twelve