Friday, July 26, 2013

Updates- Some SDCC stuff, Brisbane Writers Festival Guest, & Nerdculture ;D

Couple of quick updates between training sessions in England (over here prepping for next week's Unified ITF World Taekwon-do Championships.)

On the 26th of July, The Brisbane Writers Festival program launched, and I can now reveal I will be a guest of this event, in early September! My profile on the Brisbane Writers Festival website:

This also includes the panel I am stoked to be a part of, on the 8th of September (Sunday) at 1pm, talking creator-owned comics with Eddie Campbell, Zac Cameron-Smith and Dylan Horrocks. Many thanks to the Festival for the invitation!


Some pics from this month's San Diego Comic-Con, including writer buddy and frequent collaborator Chris Sequeira (pictured in the hat), meeting the Human Fly editor Michael Aushenker (far right), Human Fly movie producer Alan Brewer, and getting to see my story (written by script writer Tony Babinski) in print! If #2 is a lock, Chris and my story will also anchor that book. Read more about the Human Fly here, via previous blog posts:
We also got some really cool news, which to us proves that you CAN get comic opportunities at SDCC. Can't really say much more, but  successful pitch, and work to do soon :D

 The Gestalt Comics gents Wolf (Publisher/EIC) and Skye (Art Director, in the middle), along with the awesome Fillbach bros. (Star Wars: Clone Wars).

The fantastic dude Greg Capullo (Batman)- Awesome to catch up with an enthusiastic and nice guy, and meet his lovely wife; Cheers, "Big Greg".

Got to meet a gentleman whose work I have loved and admired for years- Mr Klaus Janson (best inker in the business and fantastic penciller (Daredevil: End of Days), and author of DC's Comic book guides to Penciling, and Inking volumes). Stoked to meet him, and talk a little academic stuff too.

One of the nicest guys on the planet, let alone comics; Mark Waid (Superman:Birthright, Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Hulk), with equally nice guy, and (as of last week's SDCC) Eisner winner, Chris Samnee (Daredevil) after his "Spotlight" panel.

Along with Jack Kirby and Greg Capullo, John Romita Jr. is one of my biggest heroes in comic books, due to his skill in storytelling and work ethic. Was lucky to get the opportunity for another quick picture with the guy after his last panel for SDCC 2013. Cool dude.

Also this week, Nerdculture podcast released my interview they kindly did of me, plugging "The New Adventures of the Human Fly" gig, fighting in England for Australia, and 'Soldier Legacy' talk. Thanks again, David! (somewhere close to the 1 hourish mark.)

That's all for now, I gotta go to sleep! Big day of training has left me wiped...

Cheers Soldiers.

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