Monthly Archives: April 2014

Pawn Shop Signing on April 30 at Carmine St. Comics in NYC

If you live in the New York City area, great news! Sean Von Gorman and I will be at Carmine St. Comics on Wednesday, April 30 from 5-8PM signing/selling copies of Pawn Shop.

The shop is at 34 Carmine St. in the West Village, so stop on by and say hello.



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Real Talk: All-Ages Comics

Recently, I was on the most excellent Wayne’s Comics podcast over at Major Spoilers, talking mostly about Pawn Shop. But Wayne has been one of the most vocal and supportive readers of Captain Ultimate, the all-ages superhero comic by myself, Ben Bailey, Boy Akkerman, Ed Ryzowski, and Adam Pruett, published by Monkeybrain Comics. As such, we talked a little bit about the book and where it’s headed.

The question was raised of when Captain Ultimate would be coming out in print. It’s a question we get asked a lot by fans of the series or by people that simply prefer print to digital comics. As usual, I had no real answer to give him. And since doing that interview, I’ve thought about it a lot, and decided that I’m kind of sick of beating around the bush in terms of what’s happening with the print version of Captain Ultimate. For a while now we’ve been telling everyone that we’re still “working out the details.”

Which is true, but the more honest answer is: we’re having a hard time working out said details. Do we want to bring it to print? Absolutely. We want the book in libraries, in schools, at book fairs — we think it will do incredibly well in that environment, and have been told as much by educators and librarians.

Captain Ultimate #1 Page 4

Captain Ultimate #1 Page 4

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Pawn Shop Script Book Now Available

Way back during the Pawn Shop Kickstarter campaign, we revealed the Pawn Shop Script Book as a stretch reward. It’s a collection of all my hand-written notes, the original rough draft, and the final typed draft of the entire graphic novel. It’s meant to show off the process of making a comic from conception to final product. The reward has gone out to the Kickstarter backers, but I’ve just listed it in my store for anyone that missed out on the campaign.

Buy the Pawn Shop Script Book

It’s $5 for a 222-page PDF, and you can buy it here. Here’s a sample of what you’ll get:

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Pawn Shop Commentary – Part 1

The kind folks over at one of my favorite comic book sites,  Talking Comics, have been kind enough to do a series of videos going in-depth behind the scenes of Pawn Shop as a sort of commentary track. In the first installment we talked about Chapters 1 and 2, where certain ideas and themes got their start, and why being an “aspiring” writer is BS.

You can check out the video here:

The next installment we’ll have Sean on as well to talk about the art side of things! And again, huge thanks to Bobby Shortle and the rest of the Talking Comics team for being such huge proponents of our little book. It means a lot to us.

Don’t forget you can get Pawn Shop on Comixology in installments or the full OGN at my store.

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Pawn Shop Now Available on Comixology

I’m pleased to announce that Pawn Shop is getting a digital release — starting today — courtesy of the fine folks at comiXology. We’ll be serializing the book into four installments — one issue per chapter — and releasing one issue a week at 99 cents each. That’s just $4 for the whole book digitally!

You can buy issue #1 here:

A huge thanks to John D. Roberts and Chip Mosher and the whole team over at comiXology for helping to make this happen. Here’s the full press release:

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Top 25 Nirvana Songs

It’s always a sad, strange thing to remember somebody on the day that they died. Of course it’s impossible for memories to replace a living, breathing human being, but at least the fans will always have something just as real: the music.

Today marks 20 years since the world lost Kurt Cobain, so I decided to figure out my 25 favorite Nirvana songs — songs that undoubtedly shaped my life in so many indescribable ways. Nirvana’s music means more to me than any other piece of art.


So I’ve listed my 25 favorites and the record they first appeared on — though for the Spotify links I’ve included my favorite versions, from  live albums and what have you. And just as I did on my Top 25 Nine Inch Nails list, there are no cover songs present.

There’s also a complete Joey’s Top 25 Nirvana Songs Playlist you can subscribe to:

Here we go:

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