Near the tail end of October I was asked if I would be willing to interview for the December issue of CopyThis!. Of course I was all over it. My monthly subscription to CT! Has long since become a highlight & life line to an amazing community of comics and zine publishers. Since I discovered this ultra roots, off line networking zine I have always enjoyed the massive interviews. Each month another well seasoned contributor does the covers and spills their guts about themselves and why they make comics, ect. I’m very honored to be able to add to the continuing dialogue.
Retro Force volume one is concluded with todays debut of issue 20. This milestone is what I was working toward when I started the title back in 2012. It has been a strange, humbling, experience. The future of the title is in limbo for now. All discussions of rebooting the title for a second volume have yet to solidify into anything on the calendar & I’ve decided to cancel the Knight Harsher / Retro Force, combo title I started printing in 2015. However, there are still several ongoing plots that I have a feeling will work their way into print elsewhere.
Celebrate independence today, shirk patronage to corporate media & pick up the third issue of KnightHarsher/RetroForce. Lot’s of great art contributions from the Capricorn Comix community, if you’ve been collecting I would not recommend letting this one slide under the radar. Limited supplies per usual, availability via usual channels.
I didn’t feel like standing in the lines today to celebrate FCBD, happily however, I did manage to coincided my latest publication release.
( Hold up, what you talking about?)
Maybe you’ve noticed, or maybe hadn’t, at this point it no longer maters. Since 2012 there had been no issue #1 of Knight Harsher in the catalogue. That’s because I packed away the comic before I finished it & didn’t touch it again until I hit a slump last month. It’s a quick TBC story featuring my version of a public domain character of the same name. Of course I’ve already featured the next chapter in the GreenMask saga as part of a flip book that has been in the catalogue this whole time.
Work on the new title has been hard to get into lately so I decided to grease my wheels with this fresh new RetroForce mini. I wrapped this up a little after midnight last night, managed to print and produce them in five flavors. I put a dozen out at the plaza-midwood CM this evening. Hopefully this little productivity buzz can help me bring some confidence out in the new material. I’ve still got quite a few of these mini’s pressed under several volumes of the Tomb of Dracula, usual methods of inquiry and acquisitions are welcome at this time.
Above is the lovely Ama Rose modeling a fresh 90’s style RetroForce team-shirt. If you’re thinking, ‘that’s my style’ contact me to find out how you can get your own shirt without paying me at all for it. The team-shirt is not the only thing hitting the streets this week, keep your feelers out for RetroForce#19, debuting at the CM per usual. This issue features a bombastic pin-up piece by Brian Leonard. It also features some amazing interior page work by J.T. Wilkins, of the most vibrant thinktankrx.
I’ve been waiting for a while to introduce J.T. into the mix and I hope I can manage to keep him around for a while, we’ve been discussing some semi-major buzz for a minute or two now. Some of you have been introduced to Phase Resistant, for those who have not I’ve posted a few pieces of drafting to the online sketch book and I still have a few copies of the mini* left, wedged between my x-men essential volumes in the office. I’ll be taking some time to myself in the near future to hone in on my narration and present the work as a finalized digest title. I’ve got lots of ideas, included a P.O.Box so new fans can write in and weigh in on this brand new, true to life journey as it unfolds.
* titled: Phase Resistant (Rough)