For what it's worth, in my mind, I have the coolest job ever. Seriously, I get to work with amazing people and make comic books. And now, I have a brand-new, mind-blowing project to preview right here, right now.
Thanks to the good graces of Tim Seeley (what you’ve heard is true—and don’t let Tim fool you—he is the nicest man in America), I’m part of a team behind a creator-owned series that will be backing up Hack/Slash starting in February.
Since I like the sound of it so much, I’m going to say it again: I’m co-writing an ongoing series that will appear in the pages of Hack/Slash, a series I’ve been reading for years.
My brain still isn’t quite able to wrap around all of this.
But that’s just the beginning. Not only do I get to have my work appear in one of the best continuing series running, but I get to so with a great team. I’m co-writing/creating with my friend Steve Seeley, while JM Ringuet, my Terminus collaborator, is handling the art. And Jim Campbell, letter extraordinaire, is tackling lettering duties.
Okay, so onto the actual series, titled Hoax Hunters. It’s an amalgamation of ideas Steve and I have been sitting on for a while now, some loose concepts that may have not entirely worked on their own. But smashed together and developed, and I think what you get is something that’s bizarre and fun—we’re playing homage to a lot of the pulp, sci-fi, and horror stories we both love, yet retaining our own distinct fictional world.
For the time being, I can’t reveal too much about the plot or our plan for this first arc; I can say it’ll definitely be worth the price of admission, which is picking up the first issue of the re-launched Hack/Slash (which should be on your pull list anyway).
What I can reveal is some art. Posted above is the first of JM’s character sketches, this one for Regan. Regan is a woman with a past that involves childhood stardom, witchcraft, and an exorcism. Maybe that gives an indication of the tone of our story.
I’ll have more previews in the coming weeks—and reminders on when to pick up Hack/Slash #1, featuring Hoax Hunters!
(Sorry, I had to throw that out one more time.)