Saturday, December 4, 2010

24 Hours to Go in Our Kickstarter Fundraiser

Hi Everyone,

24 hours to go in our Kickstarter pledge drive. Find out all about my newest project, The Gathering and GrayHaven Comics as well as some exclusive previews of upcoming issues.

There is still a little time to donate and receive some cool rewards so spread the word and help us out.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The 2nd Issue of The Gathering (with Gail Simone) Is Almost Ready

This week we'll be putting all the stories for the second volume of The Gathering together for print. I think this issue is even better than the first, which was met with across the board positive reviews for sites like Wired and Aint it Cool. The Gathering Volume 2 also features a special story by Gail Simone (Secret Six, Birds of Prey) and newcomer Cassandra Lovell.

Please check out our link at Kickstarter for a sneak peak at some images. There are still 12 days left to pledge and help us reach our fundraising goal.

And...very soon there should be more Life of Reilly news

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Moment to Talk About The Gathering

Pardon me for taking a moment to interrupt our Life of Reilly updates but I want to talk about another project that I've been working on that is very important to me and that is The Gathering.

Gathering #1: The Thing with Feathers (An Anthology of Hope) is a 32 page anthology featuring works by over a dozen talent creators (most of them very new to the world of comic books)

I've been financing these myself but as more and more people come up with great ideas I find myself wanting to turn this into a regular thing: a quarterly anthology with 2 specials thrown in per year and that's why I'm turning to you all hat in hand to ask to help spread the word on your own social networking pages or if you can check out the link and help us out with a donation of your own.

I'm very proud of the work that's been done and think that people are going to be very impressed by the finished product and the goal of this kickstart campaign is to ensure that we can make a whole lot more of these and offer some talented people a chance to get their work in print. We have just over a month to raise the funds needed to see that many more issues see print and any bit of help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading this and I hope you're able to get the word out and check out the comic when it arrives.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Glenn's Edit is Done

The really gruesome part, Glenn having to go through the entire manuscript and fix all of my mistakes and add his commentary to all of the new information, is finally finished.

Now the book is back in my hands and we're making the final rounds with all of the creators and doing some follow ups.

The end is in sight.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Like a Well Worn Shoe...

So I got some initial feedback from Glenn for the first draft of the book. It's a strange feeling. We first started working on Life of Reilly about ten years ago after I met Glenn at a house party and immediately we started talking about the Clone Saga; me as a fan and he as the insider. The idea for doing a behind the scenes column about the Clone Saga took root several months after that first meeting and at the time we didn't think anyone would really be interested in what we had to say, let alone still be talking about it ten years later.

We've talked since then, of course, but working together on this project after so just feels comfortable. Glenn being an editor only helps me look less ridiculous since whether he wants to edit the book or not his basic instincts immediately kick in and he starts to make improvements right off the bat. It's not Glenn's responsibility to do the final edit on this book but the working draft will look a lot better because of his imput.

It's the first time that Glenn is seeing a lot of these newer comments from the likes of Marc DeMatteis, Howard Mackie and a dozen other creators interviews for the first time in this book and their comments are of course feeding his own and kick-starting his memory.

The first stage was done last week when I put it all loosely together but the real work is far from over.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

What's This All About?

People have been asking me for updates wherever I go so I've decided to create one centralized place that I can post information directly related to the book's status.

Whether you're following this site from another post or just happened to stumble upon it, welcome.

Ever since Glenn and I wrapped up the 35 part column we felt like we could have done so much more. There were more creators to talk to, more information to discuss and of course get everyone on board and on the same page to make a definitive version of the behind the scenes goings on of one of the most controversial and popular comic stories of all time: the Spider-Man Clone Saga.

What you all really want to know about is what's going on though, right? Well now I have something to say. I've finally finished with the first edit of the book. Over the past 3 years I have been contacting all the creators and editors who worked on the Clone Saga and having them tell their side of the story, their anecdotes and their feelings. That was the fun part. The hard part was taking all of that new information (and there is A LOT of new information) and integrating it with the existing material and making it flow properly.

A few minutes ago I sent in the first pass to Glenn, my partner in crime. It's far from perfect and Glenn's watchful eye will hopefully be able to trim down the current 243 pages but I'm happy with it. I'm happy that there is now a light at the end of the tunnel and we're one major step closer in getting this book completed and in your hands.

Be sure to check out this site for your up to the minute information on our journey to get The Life of Reilly in the hands of the fans.

It won't be long now.