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DID WARNER BROS KILL COMICS ALLIANCE?

Yesterday the comics world was shocked when AOL shutdown Comics Alliance. Known as one of the best and most respected comics/geek news sites online, the shutdown came suddenly and without warning. According to the site’s editor-in-chief, Joe Hughes, this was not due to a lack of readers, pointing out that, “Traffic on the site was […]

RACE & SCIENCE FICTION: Judging a book by its cover.

“Your efforts to remain what you are is what limits you.” -Project 2501, Ghost in the Shell When it comes to the subject of race, science fiction has something of a split personality. At its core, it’s a genre that’s all about challenging accepted social orders. Subjects such as racism and prejudice were common place […]

TITANIUM RAIN: Awards, Motion Comic, & New Projects Announced.

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BIG TITANIUM RAIN NEWS! 01 Publishing is thrilled to announce that the TITANIUM RAIN AUDIO DRAMA has been nominated for the Oscars of the American audiobook industry! Known as the Audie Awards, TITANIUM RAIN has been nominated for not one, but TWO awards… • BEST AUDIO DRAMA • BEST ORIGINAL WORK To kick off this […]

2012: Do You Know The Rhimjaubb Prophecy?

I realize many of you out there today are feeling something hollow inside. Specifically a hole in your heart roughly the size of a cheap stone replica of the Maya calendar wheel, you know the kind….the type sold online, along with Native American crud sticks and authentic glass dowsing crystals made in Hong Kong. Yes, […]

How to promote your graphic novel: Part 2.The Comics Press & The Art of the Press Release.

So you’ve done the hard work. You’ve labored for months, sweating and toiling over your graphic novel and now it’s the masterpiece you knew it would be. Excellent! Now it’s time to find your audience. There is no one single “best” method of getting the word out. Building an audience requires hitting the convention circuit, […]

A Bet With The Mind…  A few words about why I wrote Utopiates.

A Bet With The Mind… A few words about why I wrote Utopiates.

What year does this story take place? That’s usually the first question I’m asked after someone reads Utopiates. Everyone wants to know just when these stories are happening. Ten years from now? Twenty? I suppose the appropriate answer is now, tomorrow, and the Sunday before never. The truth is, when these stories happen is far […]

Never Mind The Bollocks…  Or: How Spec-Lit Fucked Up A Perfectly Good Word.

Never Mind The Bollocks… Or: How Spec-Lit Fucked Up A Perfectly Good Word.

Punk. Punk rock. Punk ‘til you puke! As a youth revolution punk was a solid fist full of fuck you! An angry, ugly, straight razor attack on the bloated excess of 1970’s pop culture. There was punk rock music from the likes of The Sex Pistols, Black Flag, and The Dead Kennedys. There was punk […]

How to promote your graphic novel: Conventions.

How to promote your graphic novel: Conventions.

For this first installment of my “How to promote…” series I’ll be addressing one of the most common (and most misunderstood) aspects of the promotion game –conventions. With any luck I’ll help you not only get the most out of your convention experience, but also make it profitable. Yes, profitable. There is no reason conventions […]