Monday, October 15, 2012

Release Is Nigh

Hey fans and friends. And friends of fans. (And fans of "Friends," although I don't know why you're here. I shut down my Marcel spin-off series petition site WEEKS ago.)

Here are a couple of exciting tid-bits to share to help the week go by. There are only two items, and the week is approximately five days long. So you might want to pace yourself a little bit.

First, a review! Luckily it was positive, and the best part is I didn't have to bribe ANYONE!

Secondly, and probably more importantly (no offense, Jimmy), Yellow is now available for pre-order through iTunes! Issue #1 is only $.99, and it will be available for download on October 24th. Order now while digital supplies last. (Technology joke.)
Check it out here:

Hope you have a fascinating and legendary week, in all the best ways.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Going to California with an achin' in my wallet.

It's that time of the year again, ladies and germs. Upon us once again is the convention so large, folks in the know call it by its initials: SDCC

But this year, the San Diego Comic-Con will feature something never-before-seen on the convention floor: Me.

OK, so really that's mostly exciting for me. But if you happen to be going to the show this year, make a point to stop by the Viper Comics booth. I'll be there part of the time, signing copies of Yellow and selling them at a ridiculously cheap, SDCC-exclusive price.

The rest of the time I'll be wandering around like a n00b, spending all my money on the first high-quality Rocketeer helmet replica I see.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Blair Likes To Look At Yellow

The latest edition of G4TV's Fresh Ink Online includes a brief departure from graphic novel reviews wherein lovely host Blair Butler has some very flattering things to say about the covers for Yellow. Watch the reviews here. The Yellow stuff hits just before her review for Green River Killer, at about 5:18. (But just watch the whole thing anyway because Blair and Attack of the Show's Brian Compton have some great recommendations.)

Also thanks to everyone who came out to Free State in Lawrence and supported the book and gave me more motivation to continue this hippy lifestyle. If you want more up-to-date...uh...updates, be sure to 'like' my Facebook page, found here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Update Dump (Updump?)

FRIENDS, Romans, countrymen. Lend me five dollars. Maybe if enough of you chip in I can buy myself a ticket to San Diego Comic Con this year.

What's that? It's sold out? Has been for a while? Oh, well. Easy come, easy go. It's not such a big deal, anyway, because I'll be there in spirit. You see, thanks to a curse from an old gypsy woman I almost hit with my car, every comic book I print is embued with a tiny bit of my soul. The bad news is it means a good chunk of my chi is going to end up in a landfill somewhere--or, at best, recycled into one of those cardboard rings wrapped around a Starbuck's cup...and then end up in a landfill. But the good news is it also means when I ship a load of issues of Yellow to the Viper booth (#1903) in San Diego, a bit of me gets smuggled into the con as well.

Yes, that's right. Yellow will be making a bit of a soft debut at the great mecca of all comic conventions. Hundreds, if not dozens, of people will feast their eyes on Ralph's and George's awesome cover art. Many may even be compelled to pick up a copy and flip through it to be enraptured by Zeu's whimsical inks, given depth by G's whimsical...Oh, I already used that one. G's eccentric colors. (Thanks, internet.) And if I'm lucky, some of them might accidentally read some of the words that I secretly slipped in there--actually, that Ed slipped in there--and I may be able to trick them into being entertained. (Boy, when you think about it, what does a writer really do anyway?)

I know Ralph is even working on a special, convention exclusive poster for the comic. I haven't seen anything myself, nor will he even tell me what the heck it's going to look like. But if it all works out, you're likely to see it featured at the Viper booth along with everything else.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Looking for me?

Hi friends, both new and old.

Glad you're here. Sorry the site is a bit disorganized. I'm working on that.

If you're looking for the latest news, it's probably best to wander over to That's where most of my updates happen first.

You can also keep up with me on Twitter @Zombietowne, if you're into the short-and-sweet thing.

Or if you have something to tell me, shoot me an email at braaains@zombietowne.

If you want to order a book, well then you can email (I had contemplated making it "saaales" but I thought it was just a bit too cute.)

But before you go asking me all kinds of questions, why don't you take a look at this interview on Viper Comics website. (That's my publisher's website, by the by.) It might answer a few things you needed to know before you even have to ask.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Planet Comicon & Stuff

Be sure to come see me this Saturday and/or Sunday at the Overland Park International Trade Center. It's the one and only Planet Comicon, Kansas City's answer to SDCC (only less pretentious).

I'll have copies of the first two issues of YELLOW for sale, and a special gift: Mention this blog post, and I'll give you a free ashcan preview of the highly anticipated third issue, LIVING DEAD GIRLFRIEND. I don't know if you're anticipating it highly, but I know I am.

If you have read and liked the first two issues but want to know what happens next, I think you'll be happy with the plot advances delivered in LDG.

If you have read the first two issues but didn't like them, you still might enjoy the third one because the pace is ramped up a bit.

And if you didn't read the first two issues but did like them...well, then, you're a liar. Or you're my mother.

Speaking of LDG, the colors are coming along quite nicely, thanks to colorist Giuseppe Pica. Head over the Facebook page if you want a quick look at one of the pages (sans dialogue).

Friday, March 4, 2011

New Cons

Come out and see me this weekend in Springfield for the Springfield Missouri Comic Book and Record Convention:

Join us for the sixth quarterly Springfield Missouri Comic Book and Record
Convention at the Lamplighter Inn 2820 N Glenstone (I-44 EXIT 80A).

and old dealers will be at the convention (dealer tables are sold out!). In
addition to comics and vinyl, this convention will also include toys, related
collectibles, Gaming and RPGs, and a COSTUME CONTEST to be held at 3pm (prizes
will be awarded) as well as COMIC BOOK WRITER Bobby Bierley, author of the comic

The event is open to the public from 10am to 4pm. Admission is
only $2. If you print the flier at, admission is only $1. Get
a free gift when you sign up for our mailing list at the door! Early Bird
admission is $5 from 8am to 10am.

And after that, you definitely don't want to miss Hurley Con 2011. I'll be there in Artist Alley with copies of the first two issues of Yellow. If you haven't gotten on the Zombietowne Train yet, this is your chance. Planet Con special pricing: both issues for just $5! Come out and say hi, and see some of the other really cool stuff going on. What other cool stuff? Just check out to see for yourself.