Not sure about the swath of earth you inhabit, but It has been one beautiful summer under my skies. It is these warm breezy days that urge me out of my dark den of writing and into the sunshine (insert hissing here). Sports, pools, parks and smoking grills dominate these lazy days of June and July, well into September, but that does not stop my writing. Actually being out in nature only fuels the writing machine that I have become. LOTS of amazing things on the horizon!
Gabriel ‘OL RAZ‘ Ramirez, owner of the brilliantly independent label “CRAZY MONKEY INK” has opened his Occipital Cortex for me rummage around in. What resulted is the 3 part mini series “DEATHSQUAD ZERO“. Thank you, Gabe! Your concepts and characters were literally a blast to write. His creations, my writings and artistic contributions with names like Gaspare Orrico, Mervin Gadaingan and Mike Montalvo, make each page worthy of being ripped from its spine and splattered on your living room wall.
In short; Deathsquad Zero is about a group of shifty mercenaries with Zero losses. They are the go to guys, when the go to guys go rogue. Mr Lee, Mr. Williams and Mr. Roper make up this unethical crew of bad breath, bullet flinging, madmen.
Crazy Monkey Ink is also the wheel-man to my new dark action series ‘RATCHET CITY‘. Ratchet City is a series about a dying city, a dark heart, Innocence lost and justice, bloody justice. I am on the verge of releasing this through publisher Crazy Monkey Ink and through the Ratchet City website; ratchetcitycomics.com
If that’s not enough to keep me chewing the cud, I am also knee deep in LANDSLIDE issue 2. I switched it up a little on this story and brought in ax-man Maxim Mel to hack and splat his pencils and inks across its pages. I have to tell you, i’m not regretting this decision one bit. The Russian born, one man band is bringing out the real horror in this series, while still maintaining tradition with the previous Landslide stories. This action packed issue follows Ferdinand and his angry mob as they pursue the Landslide monster through the Isthmus of Panama with torches, hounds and a belly full of rage. All the while the wounded Cecil fights for his very life while watched over by his loyal Earth Golem. If you would like to keep updated on this series via Newsletter, shoot me an email to Nichihawkins@gmail.com and I will put you on the mailer.
My convention touring and book signings have taken to pale ales and hammocks for July and August, but will return for one last Con of the year at Tri-Con in Evansville Indiana in September (http://www.tri-con.net/). I plan to add a couple in store signings as well before the end of the year, but don’t have solid dates as of yet. Stay tuned to this blog or hit me up via social media for books, schwag, appearance dates, or whatever else I may pull out of the inter-dimensional fabric of the universe .