Sadly, since my last post I have had to leave the grand old city of Dublin behind and I’m now back in St. Louis. It was a difficult departure, because while I left with two years’s worth of fond memories packed into 10 short months, it also felt as if I gave up a small piece of myself to the city that had become my second home. So even though I’m physically back in St. Louis, it’s like a part of me never left Ireland.
Thankfully, I have plenty to keep me busy and distracted from this odd division, including old friends to catch up with, jobs to seek, a novel to finish, and most recently a new story with the awesome crew at Ink & Drink Comics.
I have to say, I’m really excited about this one. This newest anthology is fantasy themed, so I can really pull out the big guns!
I decided to go a bit off the beaten path for the current norms of modern fantasy. This story is going to be modeled after the fables of old: a dark, cautionary tale where the line between man and mysticism is flimsy at best.
My partner on this new story is a talented young artist named Christina “Steenz” Stewart. I’ve been a fan of her art for a while, so it’s really exciting to be able to work on a project together. If you want to see her work for yourself, check out her art tumblr. I promise you won’t be disappointed :).
Anyway, there’s not much more I can say about the comic for now. The anthology is currently titled Hammered, and while there is no definitive release date yet, it’s probably going to come out sometime this Fall. I’ll post further news as it becomes available, and you can also check out Ink & Drink’s Facebook page for more up-to-date info.
And, just to tease you further, here are a few character sketches, courtesy of the esteemed Steenz:
3 thoughts on “Fond Farewells and New Projects”
Yes, Brent. I have that piece you left behind in Ireland. And if you ever want to see it again, you will deposit $10,000 into my Swiss bank account. Just in case you have any doubts, I will be sending pieces of your piece to you in the mail every week… I’m starting to think it’s better to ask for a ransom anonymously… all the best for the next Ink & Drink!
Fiend!!!! Although, in a strange way, you’d actually be doing me a favor by sending me my piece in smaller pieces. Say, do you have my current address?