I'm very pleased to announce the online release of my new comic book, The Uniques Tales #5: Around the World. I'm grinning from ear to ear as I read the final product, and I can't be more thrilled.
I was approached some time ago, probably six months or more, about writing an installment of an ongoing project for the dynamic team of Adam Withers and Comfort Love. These amazing artists and writers are the creative force behind The Uniques, a terrific supers-genre indy comic. If you're not reading it, you should.
Read on for the tale of how I managed to swing this incredible opportunity.
Their idea was to use a series of online comics to tell the backstory of their fictional world, with one issue for each decade from the emergence of the very first superheroes up through the comic's present day. I drew the fifth installment, set in the 1960s, the tale of a child that discovers in dramatic fashion that he is a "Unique," which is the common term for a super-powered individual. This is decidedly troubling news.
I enjoyed writing this story as much as I've ever enjoyed any writing project. Writing a comic book was a first for me, but Adam and Comfort are amazing to work with, and really helped to show me the ropes and get me going. I've always loved having my work illustrated, and working with talented artists, and the team that Adam and Comfort put together really knocked this one out of the park. Jeremy and Kelly Dale, Steve Downer, Sarah Jaffe, and Rudy Vasquez all did amazing work.