“Beware the moon…” (An update & a new comic)

I’m hard at work on my comic project WHERE YOU BELONG, and also trying to get one or two other things off the ground. Until then to tide you over, I recently did a little two-page horror comic inspired by the ALIEN movies, which I enjoy. It’s called THE DOOM PYRAMID, and you can read it below;

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“The Follower” is dead…long live The Follower…

Came in with a whimper, and going out with one too, apparently.

Again because I’m distracted with work on other stuff I missed posting that yesterday, the last chapter of THE FOLLOWER went up, ending a year and a half (more, almost two years if you add up pre-production) of work.

I’d like to say that I learned a lot while working on THE FOLLOWER, but to be honest the only things I learned were A) trying to get people to read serialized prose online, even for free, is hard, and B) maybe projects with little to no pre-planning aren’t such a great idea.

The whole thing is a spinoff of a short story I wrote one night, a little drunk, at the start of a frustrating period of my life. I decided to expand it on a lark, see how far I could go with no real plotting work or ideas. It has elements of several other projects thrown in there that sort of tie it into some of my other work (the hacker character of Pete appears in one or two of my BEN MILES short stories)….

Anyway, I’m rambling.

THE FOLLOWER is over, I might scratch together some kind of e-book version, we’ll see. WHERE YOU BELONG is my next big project, a comic. After that there are a few other things, like a novella and something else that will probably be illustrated.

I know a few people read THE FOLLOWER regularly, thanks for that.

Alive somehow…THE FOLLOWER is all-new!

Chapter 16 of THE FOLLOWER is now up, a short little placeholder to tide you over.

While it might seem that it’s been quiet here at Casa de Costa, teaching and working on a new comic project is eating up a lot of time. Hence, keeping up with updates here has eluded me. Twitter is probably the best place to follow updates and whatever.

Anyway, only one more chapter left! Stay tuned!

THE DOOM ON THE MOORS is up now!

THE DOOM ON THE MOORS is now up! Check it out here!

A supernatural horror short starring gentleman wizard and detective Sir Ian Quarry, words by me, art from Stephen Garza, and lettering by Brian Daniel.

I’m so intensely excited to be able to show this off, it’s been in the works for a while, through a few ups and downs, two relationships, and a few moves. While I’ve drawn my own comics for a while now (and even drawn one or two things for other people), this is the first comic I’ve ever written but not drawn that’s seeing the light of day.

cover by Stephen Ray Graze

Thanks so much to Stephen Garza for drawing this short (not to mention this bitchin’ cover!), and to the last-minute addition of the very excellent Brian Daniel lettering it for us.

I hope you guys enjoy it.

 

GEIGER-PLUS! (I don’t even like Kamen Rider that much…)

I found the original pages for this two-pager I drew for a project that went nowhere like two years ago, figured I’d scan them. For some reason I was thinking about Tokusatsu (I think that’s how it’s spelled) KAMEN RIDER-eque stuff. hence GEIGER PLUS.

Anyway, I hope you like it.

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