To celebrate the release of DRONES #2, I’ve decided to share this previously confidential Battle Damage Assessment of the strike in issue #1. Please don’t let this sensitive information fall into the wrong hands.
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Drones is published by Comics Experience and IDW. It is available NOW at your local comic shop, or digitally via Comixology. Meh-he-he.
As we get closer to hitting our funding goal for Mixmancer, I’ve started putting together all my scripts for the “Script Selector” reward level. This will feature the script for Mixmancer, as well as at least 7 others that I’ve written over the last 7 years.
I just finished reformatting one from 2008, and it gave me quite a laugh. Chris Lewis ca. 2008 was waaaay into hitting the return key to get to the next page of the document. He also like using captions. A lot. I decided to reformat it to make it look (and read) like my current scripts, but I haven’t changed any dialogue or panel descriptions in order to make it look like I knew what I was doing back then. Because, really, I didn’t. The story, Little Earth People, was the first miniseries I wrote. A slightly altered version also saw the light of day in 2009 as part of DC’s Zuda competition. Check out that Joe Pekar art!
It would take hundreds of more hours at the computer before I would get to the point of being able to write something like Mixmancer, or my book Drones that is coming out in April via IDW and Comics Experience. Sometime in the intervening years I also figured out how to add page breaks.
In addition to LEP, you’ll see my script for the Intro To Comics Writing course from Comics Experience. That will take us to some Azkaban fan fiction that was also developed as part of the Comics Experience Creators Workshop (and which still cracks me up). Then it’s time for the first issue of Drones, the short story I contributed to the psychedelic Imaginary Drugs anthology (IDW), and two current projects I’m incredibly proud of.
Looking at these scripts, I realize they tell the story of my development as a writer. Sharing and remixing stories is at the heart of Mixmancer, and I’m excited to share this one with you.
Bro-hugs to all,
Good news, folks. DRONES is coming to a comic store near you! As recently announced by Multiversity Comics, DRONES will be one of four books to be released by the new Comics Experience / IDW publishing alliance. I’m incredibly proud to be alongside fellow CE members Rich Douek, Paul Allor, and Rob Anderson, as well as all the fantastic artists involved. More information, including shipping date and pre-order codes, coming soon!
Important reading for all you DRONES fans: http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2013/12/12/toward-a-drone-sexuality-part-1-knowledge-and-consent/
It’s been a wild few months. The Drones Kickstarter was successful and we’re now in the fulfillment phase. The amazing Carlos Trigo and I are almost finished with a 24-page one shot entitled Mixmancer. I’m also developing four other projects with artists whose work I’ve drooled over in many public places.
I’m also overjoyed to be heading to the wonderful Thought Bubble next week! I visited this show last year and was blown away by the atmosphere and dedicated fans. This year I’m exhibiting, and it will be the first time that the Drones tpb will be available to the public. If you’re going to attend, come by New Dock Hall, table #46, and say hello. I’ll also have some beautiful A3 prints, and there might even be some freebies for the first people to swing by.
See you there!Chris
Just received this amazing image from the extremely talented Ramon Villalobos. What a nice guy to work with! There’s a funny story behind this picture. Remind me to tell it to you some time (tease)!
The pencils for DRONES #4 are now finished! Here’s a preview of Bruno’s beautifully insidious cover. Or is it insidiously beautiful? I don’t know. While I’m doing the research you can check out DRONES 1-3 for free right here. My favorite page from issue three just went live today. It’s a real hootenanny! Let me know what you think via Facebook, Twitter, or at chris (at) epigamics (dot) com. Thanks!