Kids Read Comics 2012 was a Big Success!

10 Jul Kids Read Comics
Kids Read Comics 2012

Team Science is hard at work!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Ann Arbor for the annual Kids Read Comics Convention! I had a great time helping kids get exciting about reading and creating comics as well as hobnobbing with my fellow local artists. Can’t wait to do it again next year!

One of the coolest things to happen at the convention was receiving a free comic made by one of the kids attending. He had come on Saturday and got so excited about making comics that he went home and made some to hand out on Sunday! That’s a great lesson to learn right there– if you want to do something like create comic or make art the best way to get started is to just dive right in.

Science Girl Buttons

Showing off my stylish new Science Girl button!

Over at the Team Science table we were handing out a bunch of free stuff, like an all-new SCIENCE GIRL short-story, “THE MAGIC SCIENCE OF THE ROBOCORN.”  If you happened to pick up a copy then what you really received was a free sneak preview at our upcoming SCIENCE GIRL book SCIENCE GIRL: ANTHOLOGY OF AWESOME! We’re hoping to debut the full-size book this fall, so keep your eyes peeled!

We were also debuting our new SCIENCE GIRL buttons featuring Edie’s insignia. Our first batch was in red, but we’re hoping to add a whole rainbow of colors further down the road so you can show off you support for SCIENCE GIRL in style!

A very big thanks to the folks at the Ann Arbor District Library and Green Brain Comics for putting such an amazing event together and for doing so much for the local comic community in the Metro-Detroit area. And of course, thanks to everyone who came by and said hello or picked up a free comic. Drop us a line and let us know what your favorite part of the convention was!

10 Popular Characters We Probably Won’t See in “Avengers 2”

2 Jul She-Hulk

Movie Avengers AssembleEver since The Avengers made movie history (and a kajillion dollars in revenue) it seems like every comic fan with a keyboard has put in his or her two cents about which characters we can expect to see for the sequel. These lists are filled with the usual suspects—the most popular and longest-lasting characters to grace the pages of any Avengers comics.

The problem is—from a logistical standpoint, a lot of these characters just aren’t probable for new recruits the next time around. As much as fans might be clamoring to see these characters join the ranks, don’t expect these ten Avengers to show up on the big screen any time soon.

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Team Science at Kids Read Comics!

2 Jul


Do you have kids? Do you know some kids? Are you a kid, either real or just at heart?

Then you’re not going to want to miss this weekend’s FREE comic convention Kids Read Comics, Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th at the Ann Arbor District Library.  I’ll have a table there along with SCIENCE GIRL artist Jesse Hughesso stop by, say hello!

We’ll be selling issues of our comics SCIENCE GIRL as well as handing out free mini-comics for the kids. We’ll also be debuting our snazzy new SCIENCE GIRL buttons, so stop by and show off your science love in style!

Comic Book Wednesday: Introducing Saturday Morning Snack Attack!

27 Jun The Initiation Page 2

K is for K-MoSince Wednesday is the day that new comic books come out, I generally use Wednesday as my go-to day for working on comic books. I figure, since I’ve already got comics on the brain, it’s not hard to work up the gumption to make sure all my comic projects are chugging along nicely.

As part of the weekly process, I’d like to bring Comic Book Wednesday to the blog and document some of the progress I’ve been making in my career. This way, when I make my meteoric rise to the top of the charts, they’ll have plenty of material to use to make my 3-D documentary/live concert movie.

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Team Science at Free Comic Book Day

2 May

This Saturday– the first Saturday in May– is Free Comic Book Day! To celebrate, Team Science is going to be at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, handing out free Science Girl coloring pages. Come by, say hi and color Edie’s hair green!

Green Brain Comics is located at 13210 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.  We’ll be there from 10:00 – 8:00,  so stop by whenever, get your free stuff, talk to some comic folks and partake in some musical entertainment.

In Defense of Scrappy-Doo

16 Apr Scrappy-Doo


Has there ever been a cartoon character as universally hated as Scrappy-Doo?

Ever since this pint-sized puppy started hanging around his Uncle Scooby and the Mystery Inc gang, he’s been reviled as nothing more than a desperate gimmick to attract younger viewers. Although the kiddies loved him when he first broke out onto the scene back in the late 70s, those kids have since grown up into Scooby-Doo fans of more refined tastes. These fans have demonized Scrappy as an annoying sidekick that ruined the integrity of a show about an anthropomorphized stoner dog that solves mysteries.

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Five Reasons Why I Love Rita Repulsa

27 Mar Rita Gets Crunk

So I thought long and hard about what my first official blog post should be about. Should I discuss the trials and tribulations of being a self-published comic book writer? Should I discuss my theories and opinions of the latest comic books and films? While I pondered I looked up from the screen, hoping to be struck with divine inspiration, I spotted my Rita Repulsa figure looking down at me. Her hands were in the thumbs-up position as if to say–

Power Rangers Rita Repulsa

Image Source: Myspace

“After 10,000 years I’m free—it’s time to conquer your blog!”

For those of you who didn’t grow up in the 90s, Rita Repulsa is the main antagonist from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Rita is an evil sorceress who was imprisoned in a space dumpster and left to rot on the moon, until some astronauts disturbed her slumber. When she woke up she took one look around and said “Fuck it, I’m taking over.”

I’ve always had a special place in my geeky heart for Power Rangers and Rita is my all-time number one homegirl. If I ever decided to do drag, I’d be Rita Repulsa—no punny name necessary, no elaborate drag outfit, I’d literally just become Rita.

So you might be wondering why such a throwaway character from my childhood has stuck with me for so long and why I continue to love her. Well I can’t give you one good reason— but I can give you five.

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B is for Blog

25 Mar

When it comes to creating comics, sometimes it feels like the writer gets the short end of the stick. We can keep writing scripts and working in the background, but our efforts often go unnoticed because writing isn’t as visual as art. While comic artists can sell sketches and commissions at comic conventions, writers can’t exactly offer to writescripts for their fans.

The same goes with promoting their work. While artists can have blogs and Tumblrs and Facebook albums full of sketches and thumbnails, us writers don’t exactly go posting every creative  thought that comes into our head.

Oh wait. We do– it’s called blogging.

So, in an effort to make sure my plate is always full and to keep people from thinking I’m dead when I don’t have a new book to publish, I’ve decided to keep up a blog on this site.

Stay tuned for more details!

Mystical Battle Princess Natalie in Prime Time for Channel 101 NY!

15 Feb
Mystical Battle Princess Natalie

Mystical Battle Princess Natalie - Now on Channel 101 NY

Mystical Battle Princess Natalie is now in the prime time lineup for Channel 101 NY! For those of you who do not know about Channel 101, it’s an online television station where viewers get to vote on which shows they want to see continue. MBPN was the only new show to be voted into a prime time slot this time around!

Mystical Battle Princess Natalie is a parody of a magical girl anime series that was “created” by the eponymous Natalie– a teenage girl who wishes she was cooler than she really is. The series was a collaboration between myself and Jamie Maurer aka Rantasmo from Needs More Gay.

Now that we’ve made it to the prime time, we’ve got to defend our title. That means, more Magical Battle Princess Natalie is heading your way! And check out the first episode right now at Channel 101 NY.

New Comic: Steel Soldiers

3 Nov

S is for Steel SoldiersA new comic has been posted to the Comics section of the site– Steel Soldiers.

This is actually the FIRST comic script I ever completed, so it’s a little on the rough side, but I decided to include it here for the sake of brevity. Steel Soldiers was an ongoing comic series that I was creating with my buddy, Blake. However, due to time constraints he was unable to keep up the art end of the project. Since we had developed much of the story and characters together, I didn’t feel like I could start over again with a new artist.

So the series never went into production, other than this first 10-page preview. This was intended to be a sample that we could send to comic publishers or to drum up interest in a web comic. Therefore, the story doesn’t really end– in fact, you might say this was just the beginning.

Maybe Steel Soldiers will make a comeback in the future, but for now I’m content to just leave it the way it is.  You never forget your first time– writing comics that is. I’ve learned so much since then that looking back on all the mistakes I made is a bit cringe-worthy. But at the same time, it’s fun to look back and see how much I’ve evolved since then.

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