Monday, June 29, 2009


So I've been keeping this under my hat for an eternity (one week) but I can now officially announce that I'm writing "Lookouts" for Penny Arcade! This is essentially a dream project for me, and I'm still somewhat in shock from the fact that I'm getting to work with two people I basically consider my heroes.

Page 1 was done as a pitch (aka pilot) by Gabe & Tycho two weeks back and I've picked up the story from there. I'm told that page 2 will go online Wednesday. The art is being done by the incredibly talented Becky Dreistadt who gets double props from me for being a New Zealander. Go commonwealth! Having seen some of Becky's concept art for this project, I can assure you it's going to look awesome!

I'm not sure exactly how Lookouts will be distributed, but I've written four pages to complete this first story and I'm assuming they'll appear on the Penny Arcade site per the usual Mon-Wed-Fri schedule (starting Wednesday 7/1). As for anything after that, we'll just have to see how the response is. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bachelor Party

So forgive me for not blogging in a while. Fortunately I have a lot of great reasons, and if you've been following me on twitter, you may have seen the photo evidence. If not, here's more:

That's me front-left making a weird face. And that's my buddy John on the right succumbing to the will of the river. It's not a good bachelor party unless you come back with one less guy right? So yes, last weekend that awesome group of guys in the raft showed me a hell of a time, thus no time for any personal writing.

The other reason I haven't been posting is that I was busy working on my first graphic novel blog post for NBC & 9th Wonders which is now available to read! Unfortunately the comments don't seem to be working but NBC is (I hope) trying to get that fixed. (Comments almost fixed...) In it, I discuss how we came up with the idea for the Rebellion arc of graphic novels and the decisions behind who would be on Rebel's team.

Other than that Heroes continues to usurp my life. I write outlines for every episode which takes a monumental amount of time. We've been breaking story all week and heading into the weekend/early next week I'm going to be writing outlines for episodes five and six. As Jason Badower often reminds me, "eh, we'll sleep when we're dead right?"

Oh, one last thing. Once I reach 1500 followers on Twitter (about 150 to go!) I'm going to be running a little contest to give away a Heroes comic book. The only way to find out how to win is if you're following me. So what are you waiting for? Join the twitterverse!