Monday, October 25, 2010

Flagler's Few: Short Film Project

Lights! Camera! Action!

That's what was going on this past weekend in Saint Augustine, Florida, the setting of the all new, Flagler's Few: Short Film. I was allowed to sneak onto the set and watch the Flagler College film school shoot a 30 minute version of my graphic novel.

I met the crew last month and was very glad to see a great group of people taking the reigns of a project I hold really close to my heart. I was eager to see what they were up to, so I drove into town and watched. It was like driving back to 2005 and seeing the filming of the first movie (except with better cameras, sound equipment, and lighting!)

The team has assembled a new cast. While at first I was worried about some of the changes, I discovered how enthusiastic these new actors were with the characters and the filming. They really took these characters to some new levels, and I really liked the guy playing Will Garring, he reminded me of Mike McVicar's portrayal of the character in the original film: honest and good natured with a tinge of cockiness (sorry Mike!). As for Victor, the actor casted to take over for my close friend, Jon Lane, brought a sort of vaudeville spice to the Victor character. Not my vision of the character...but well executed and sure to be a crowd favorite!

The Reaper will remain unchanged, however, I am delighted to say that after discussing things with director/professor Mark Huelsbeck, we'll be able to hire my friend Steve Withers of Swithdrawn Productions. He'll provide some viz effects to make the Reaper appear more ghostlike and less like a person in a cape and red mask! :-P

Overall, I'm excited! Filming is estimated to be finished in mid-November. I'll report more as I learn myself!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

25% OFF!

Hey everyone!

Halloween approaches, and in honor of one of my favorite holidays, I've discounted the first two Flagler's Few books. Both are now 25% off their original price.

25% OFF!!!

Help support my addiction for writing and illustrating paranormal graphic novels, and help fuel the Flagler's Few series as I push to complete the 13 books in the series.

Flagler's Few is garanteed to help get you charged and ready to handle the paranormal forces you'll be encountering on All Hallow's Eve!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2012 is just around the corner...

My friend/editor/slave-driver, Enrica Jang, is hard at work bringing the world everything Azteca, a graphic novel written by her and illustrated by Jhazmine Ruiz. Enrica is a fantastic writer with an even more amazing ability to promote, as can be seen by the success Azteca has garnered as of late, including a review in the big boy arena of Comic Book Resource (CBR).

Also, Red Stylo Media has uploaded the Azteca Official Website. Go there to purchase all the official Azteca gear.

Azteca was my first venture into inking and coloring someone elses work, and I struggled a bit, but I'm gearing up to work on inks and colors for the next issue, and hopefully bring some bigger and better quality to the next round. Got some new tricks up my sleeves I think.

Working with Enrica to set up a booth at Atlanta's upcoming Comic Convention, where I'll be representing Azteca and Flagler's Few. More on that to come. Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Hello everyone, some news to share!

I'm scheduled to make an appearance on WBGU-FM Dead Air Paranormal Talk Radio, with Frank and Jim who broadcast live from Bowling Green University. Last time I was on their show we talked about a variety of stuff ranging from the relevant paranormal topics, to who was going to win in the series finale of 'LOST'.

I don't have exact dates on that (mostly cuz my iPhone is being difficult with my calendar) but I'll give you plenty of heads up on it!

Also, news from Flagler College, where Professor Mark Huelsbeck and his 'Advanced Film' class are busying themselves with the "Flagler's Few: Short Film Project". I had the chance to meet the production team and read over the script and their ideas sound top notch! I'll be making a trip down again soon to watch them film, and I will take some pictures for you to see on the site. So look for that.

I'm also in the midsts of changing over the blog site. With all the developments and projects I'm working on, I feel it's time to broaden the theme of into a more encompassing site. So soon we'll be featuring info from other projects I'm working on, latest illustration works, and other books. Don't worry, it'll still be a site to get all your info on "Flagler's Few" and it's series.

Really hoping to get a real website soon though. :-P

Til next time!