Oz Comic Con Brisbane

Hey Brisbane! I will be a guest at Oz Comic Con this weekend. I will be signing and selling books at table 05 for most of the show.  On Sunday at 3pm I will be on a panel called “Breaking Into Comics The Aussie Way” with Shane W. Smith and Wolfgang Bylsma. Come by and have a chinwag. I’m happy to talk about anything: books, comics, Satan. If you’re interested in my upcoming Mechanics of Visual Storytelling webinar I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about that, too. See you this weekend! — JF   FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail

Ed

I have just learned that my good friend Ed Siemienkowicz has passed away from pancreatic cancer. I’ve known Ed for about 12 years; ever since the first time I went to SPX. Since then I’ve been privileged enough to hang out with him in Orlando, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney, and Washington DC. Last time I saw him in the flesh was, appropriately enough, at SPX in 2013. Ed was a talented artist, writer, and designer, and a magnetic web personality who many of you will remember as the anchor of the very popular Star Wars podcast, Voice of the Republic. When...

Oz Comic Con Melbourne!

Hey folks! After nearly two years away from the con circuit I will be a guest at Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne this coming weekend! I’ll have copies of the new Caliber editions of both Sixsmiths graphic novels, the new Smiling Damned single, the remaining ARCs of my novel Bloody Waters and heaps of other stuff. I am also happy to sign anything that you purchased elsewhere, so bring it along if you feel the need. Come find me at booth 18 near the Comic District. I will also be doing some panels. Come list to me jabber on about one...

SMILING DAMNED

FOUR THE HARD WAY Learn the ins and outs of the super-villain business from three-time Best Solo Supervillain award winner The Prince. Watch Mr Ex orchestrate a supercrime the smart way. Destroy a wind farm with gun-crazy pro-pollution-activist Monochrome. Take a fully automatic tour of Transylvania with murderer-for-hire McBlack. Impress your friends by quoting Shakespeare–then rob and kill them. If you ever wanted to be a supervillain, this is the book for you. Written by Jason Franks; illustrated by Daniel Watts, Brendan Halyday, and Aly Faye; coloured by Jason Quest and Garth Jones. Cover by Graeme Jackson. This 24 page issue will be available July...

Continuum 13

Hi all, I will be attending Australia’s National Speculative Fiction convention, Continuum, in Melbourne next month, and I’m going to be a part of a number of different sessions.  Here’s the provisional list: Saturday 10th June, 2pm | Fae in the City A discussion about the urban fantasy genre with Amanda Pillar, Ju, Freya Marske, and Guest of Honour Seanan McGuire. Saturday 10th June, 4pm | Genre Conventions Talking about the distinction, or lack thereof, between genre and literary fiction, with Earl Livings, Laura Goodin, JS Breukelaar, and Likhain. Sunday 11th June, 10am | Visual Storytelling: the Art and Science of Writing Comics (2...