Saturday, October 1, 2016

My Little Pony Friends Forever #35 in shops 12/7/16


My Little Pony Friends Forever #35, featuring Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer, will be in comic shops on December 7, 2016. It's been a while since I've written My Little Pony for IDW; I'm really excited to be back!

The regular cover shown here, along with interior art, is by Jay P. Fosgitt, with covers by Jay (shown), Tony Fleecs, and Nidhi Chanani.

As described in the solicitation for this issue, "Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer tidy up the library in the Castle of the Two Sisters. What begins as a friendly activity soon turns into magic-based battle of egos and starts to transform the castle into a very dangerous place!"

Hope you check it out!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Signing FREE MLP Comics at Third Eye Comics 10/29/16


If you're in the Annapolis, Maryland area for Halloween ComicFest (October 29, 2016), I'll be signing FREE copies of My Little Pony: The Haunted Dungeon at Third Eye Comics!

This issue--featuring Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor--is a reprinting of the "Friends Forever" I wrote a while back, with art by Amy Mebberson, and cover art by Sara Richard.

More details and a bigger version of the flyer on the Third Eye Comics website.

Hope to see you there...

Saturday, July 16, 2016

MLP for Halloween ComicFest 2016


Every year, comic book shops celebrate Halloween ComicFest by offering up FREE comics to their customers.

I'm thrilled that I wrote this year's offering from IDW, My Little Pony: The Haunted Dungeon. This issue is a reprinting of the "Friends Forever" I wrote a while back, and features art by Amy Mebberson, and cover art by Sara Richard.

Here's the description from the Diamond Previews solicitation:

"Strange things are afoot in the Crystal Empire so Shining Armor calls in his sister Twilight to help find the source of the mysterious occurrences. When the trail leads to King Sombra's dungeon, will the siblings find the culprit - or their doom? "

Stop by your local comic shop on October 29, 2016 to snag your free copy!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Legends of Oz: Tik-Tok & the Kalidah


Back in 2012, I was hanging out with Big Dog Ink publisher Tom Hutchinson at Heroes Con talking about his Oz/Wild West mash-up series Legends of Oz, when I asked him if there were any opportunities to write in that universe. Tom had pretty much handled all the writing of the popular series up to that time, but he ended up listing off characters for which he currently had no plans.

A couple months later, I emailed Tom pitching an idea using two of those available characters. The pitch involved two of my classic Oz favorites: Tik-Tok the clockwork "one-man army" and the patchwork animals known as Kalidahs.

I wanted to cast Tik-Tok and an exiled Kalidah as bounty hunters in the Wild West of Oz and sent along an outline for a mini-series.

I did end up doing a full script for the first issue and an outline for the mini-series back in January of 2014, but my own change of work circumstances in the interim meant that the talented Keith Thomas had to take over scripting the last two issues. I'm looking forward to seeing what Tom and Keith did with the full mini-series.

It took a few years for the mini-series to be published--Big Dog Ink comics are now distributed by Aspen Comics -- but the first issue of the three-issue mini-series will be in comic stores April 6, 2016. The book is listed in the February 2016 Diamond Previews catalog, under Aspen Comics on page 291.

Please check out the first issue, written by me, with art by Rei Renato, colors by Ceci De La Cruz, and with covers by Rei Renato and Nei Ruffino!