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issue 5 IS HERE

issue-five-assembledThe brand new issue of Falling Rock has been assembled! The fixed covers arrived on Monday, and the rest of the week was dedicated to unstapling the bad covers and stapling the good ones. If you are a subscriber or have pre-ordered a copy, yours is in the mail.

You say you haven’t subscribed? Why not buy a copy now and find out what all the fuss is about?

My thanks go to collaborator Tyrell Cannon, who adds gravitas to “The Destination.” You’ll be able to see us both at Emerald City ComicCon in March. We take kindly to hyperbolic praise.

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issue 5 delay

You must be wondering at this point, Where is Falling Rock issue 5?! The answer is frustrating. I received my order of 500 copies on Tuesday, only to find the inside covers were left completely blank. While not catastrophic (all the comics are printed intact, and they look fantastic on the new paper I chose for this issue), I cannot give you a product that falls short from what I intended. I worked hard to get this issue together, and I’m not going to let an error in production be the final word.

I’m working with the printer to find a solution. Hopefully we can resolve it soon and I can get these books into the hands of you, dear readers, where they belong. Keeping checking back here for further updates.

Thank you for all your support! I can’t wait for you to visit Falling Rock once more.

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issue 5 in production

A little status update. Falling Rock issue 5 is at the printer now and I should be receiving them the first or second week of February. Here, then, is a taste of what you’ll find inside:

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issue 5 is coming

isue-5-cover-FINALThis week I have sent Falling Rock National Park #5 off to the printer. All my dear subscribers will receive this issue in their mailboxes. Look for it by mid-February.

Oh, are you not a subscriber? We can remedy that right now.

This issue has a “season 2” feel to it. I’ve redesigned the cover and table of contents.

Inside you’ll find two stories about Pam, the park’s curmudgeonly javelina. As an added bonus, “The Destination” features an extended flashback drawn by the esteemed Tyrell Cannon. If you’re interested in a sneak peek, do check out his series Victus. After you’ve feasted upon his visually sumptuous masterpiece in the making, you’ll be ready for Pam’s tale.

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progress on issue five

As the year winds down, I’ve been working on Falling Rock National Park #5. I’m hoping to have it complete by the new year, which means you lucky subscribers will receive it by February!

One of the fun new things I’m trying is a new printer. This is the reason for the extended completion-to-print time. I get to pick what kind of paper I want to use, which is one of those unexpected perks of self-publishing. I never thought that an effect of turning Falling Rock into a comic book would be me getting excited about pouring over a huge book of paper samples. But there it is.

If you’re interested in keeping up with the process of making issue 5, I’ve been documenting it over at Instagram. Follow me there to get all the latest developments, plus pictures of my cat, Sophia.

I’ve been leaving the best news for last. The most exciting development for issue 5 is my collaboration with cartoonist Tyrell Cannon. Similarly to my team-up with Reid Psaltis way back in issue 1, I wrote the story and Tyrell is providing the drawings. I can’t wait to see the finished results.

Now I’d better get back to the proverbial (literal) drawing board so you can read this thing.

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the chairs’ hiatus

My friend Matt Bogart has a very worthy Kickstarter going right now. I met him at APE a few years ago and picked up his book, The Chairs’ Hiatus. It is a story about friendship and identity and of course ROCK. You should go over to his Kickstarter page to read more about it, but suffice to say I found it a great read. Had Matt and I not appreciated each other’s books, we might never have spoken again. I’m glad that did not come to pass.

Matt wants to turn The Chairs’ Hiatus into a beautiful hardback book and, I have to say, this sounds like an excellent idea. He asked me to contribute a guest strip for his website during the Kickstarter (there’s that handy link again). He posted it while I was hustling my goods at San Diego ComicCon. You can read it now!

His characters were really fun to write and draw. I should do a story about rocker chicks. They rule.

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Subscribers: I will be mailing these out to you this week.
If you aren’t a subscriber yet, why the heck are you missing out? SUBSCRIBE HERE
Or buy this issue solo.

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falling rock national park issue 3

When you pick up a copy of Falling Rock National Park #3, these are the stories you’ll find within. The Lizard Vanishes, its title taken from the Hitchcock classic The Lady Vanishes, involves Ernesto’s alleged abduction by extra terrestrials. Of the short pieces that finish the book, my favorite might be Performance Review, as it features Park Superintendent Globulus. Globulus has long been my favorite villain, and I view this story as the beginning of a longer story involving the nefarious slug.

Pick up a copy right here, or when you see me at a convention later this year.

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issue 3 cover

Issue 3 of Falling Rock National Park is finished! Here is the finished cover:
issue-3-cover-lowSubscribers will be getting their copies as soon as they get back from the printer.
If you don’t subscribe, why not start now? Reading more comics is a great New Year’s resolution.

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Falling Rock ebook

Since my Falling Rock collection Welcome to Falling Rock National Park (2009) is out of print, I have turned it into an ebook!
front-cover-book-3You can read it on so many different devices now.

Amazon Kindle

Barnes and Noble Nook

iTunes iPad, iPhone, iPad mini, iPocketWatch

Instead of merely slapping the book into the digital realm unchanged, I made a number of revisions and edits throughout. This is a revamped, improved book. Check it out!