Wednesday, December 11, 2013

THROUGH THE WOODS preview



For those both aware & unaware, I have a book coming out next July! It's a collection of short stories, all (ideally) scary, with a decided fairy tale inspiration. The title of it is THROUGH THE WOODS, and it's being published by Margaret K. McElderry books.

All the stories are going to be original and ne'er seen before, save for one which is a print adaptation of my web comic His Face All Red. To get a glimpse of a few of the pages, feel free to check out this short write up over at Comics & Cola.

(There's also a matching Tumblr post going around, if you're so inclined!)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Frontier #6! Youth in Decline!


I am very happy to announce that I will be creating an all new, 32 pg horror story for Frontier #6! Youth in Decline has been publishing really stellar work, and their lineup for 2014 has me really excited. I strongly urge you to check out their site, where they are currently offering subscriptions (& other neat stuff!).

....and since I'm here, here are some little friends of various types (click to enlarge):



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

OUT OF SKIN


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Happy Halloween!

I have a new comic up today! Click the above image to read. This one's horror (in the spirit of the season) and -- just as a note -- contains more body based horror than I've explored in the past. I consider it part of a trilogy in terms of setting & theme with my earlier comics His Face All Red and Margot's Room, though they are all of course stand alone short stories as well.

And for those Tumblr inclined, it's been posted over here.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Gone Home released!



GONE HOME was released last Thursday, and I would have posted about it sooner, but I was off visiting Portland to celebrate said release with The Fullbright Company. I'm proud to have had some small part in the game -- the above title image is drawn by me, as are the in-game maps, and the font used in game is based on my handwriting (there's a few other things too). My talented & generally fucking amazing wife Kate Craig was the 3D artist on the game, and the love that she & everyone else in Fullbright poured into it is completely, wonderfully, obvious.

I really think that if you enjoy my storytelling, and the sorts of things that I make, that you would be interested in this game. For those wary of video games in general, know that there are no enemies to kill in Gone Home, no abstract puzzles, and no need to keep your finger twitching over a trigger button. It's a game of exploration, of piecing together clues, of reading and assessing in your own time and in your own way. It's about human lives and relationships, some old, some new, some close, some distant and aching. I strongly urge you to check out its website and see if it's something you might be interested in.

And on the subject of creative storytelling, I wanted to take the time to post the art I did for Ryan North's To Be or Not To Be, a Hamlet Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel! I was very pleased to be given the 'Canonical Ending' to illustrate (click for bigger version):


...and actually, while I'm here, these are some assorted drawings & general whatnots that I have posted to twitter in the last while. There's a few creatures, a few beaks, a few scales, and also some Animal Crossing: New Leaf fan art thrown in for good measure (not to be confused with the fan art of Honored Matres from Dune, though they should be pretty simple to tell apart). As ever, click to enlarge.




Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SPEAK graphic novel announcement:


'Speak' to be adapted as a graphic novel -- I talked a little to Publisher's Weekly about working on a future adaptation of Laurie Halse Anderson's 1999 book, Speak. I couldn't be more thrilled to finally announce this (to say nothing of working on it with Laurie, which I am very much looking forward to doing). The article has more details, but it's tentatively scheduled for a 2016 release.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

WOLFEN JUMP PRESENTS: Grave of the Lizard Queen!


I have a new web comic up over HERE, as part of the WOLFEN JUMP(!!) online comics anthology. There are some fantastically cool people curating this collection, and some fantastically cool people submitting work, and all over it's just really cool & I'm glad I was asked to participate. Please do check out the other work they've got up, and even reblog that tumblr post if you're so inclined.

My piece is called GRAVE OF THE LIZARD QUEEN and features, as one might imagine, a lizard queen's grave. After this I promise I won't do another grave related comic for awhile (probably).

Thanks & hope you enjoy!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

THE YAWHG for sale!



Until May 30th, THE YAWHG is available for pre-order! It's half off 'til then, and after May 30th it'll officially be released (for PC Only).

This is the game I made with Damian Sommer last year for TCAF's Comics vs Games jam, though now there's loads of new writing, not to mention some more lovely music (and there's a little bit more art too)! I also made this post about it a few months ago, showcasing more art from the game in case you'd like to have a look.

For more info on what The Yawhg is all about, please do check out the game's press page. Thanks!