Writing Without Fear – To Make Your Story Work Sometimes You Have To Discard Everything

Hero Ted 2.0Hero Ted has got an upgrade, with a smoother style and clean lines I have finally arrived at a character I feel that works, fits my art style and I am comfortable drawing to reboot the Hero Ted comic the second Teddy Bear Tales book that I will be creating as artist and writer. Continue reading

Op-Ed Cosplay Stop Making The Comic Book Creators The Enemy… Mutual Respect Yo!

Warning... I sense a strong opinion ahead...

Warning… I sense a strong opinion ahead…

After my blog about the disruption of Deadpooly and VA Comic Con I had promised myself I would not talk about the supposed war of Cosplay V Creators.

But…I was directed to an article posted on The Atlantic ‘The Comic Book Guys Quivering in Fear of Cosplay‘ and I got really upset. Continue reading

Creator Spotlight – Taking a look at Free Fall Press and Comics United, El Diablo, Inner Beings and more…

Time to return to my semi-regular guest column Creator Spotlight, this is where I hand the reigns of AltWorld to a Comic Creator to talk about their work and to showcase their achievements. The Spotlight is a great place to discover new talent, new stories and new books. But enough of my rambling… This weeks Creators Spotlight is now in the hand of Mike Waggoner of Free Fall Press, take it away Mike…

Comics United LogoHello, I’m Mike Waggoner from Free Fall Press and Comics United. I am a writer, artist, colorist, letterer and editor who has been in this crazy business since releasing my first mini-comics back in the early 90’s. Free Fall Press is the name of my publishing company and was founded in 1991, which is also a part of the Comics United family of books. Continue reading

Creator Spotlight – The Mysterious Maryland Indie Creator Dan Nokes from 21st Century Sandshark Studios

21st Century Sandshark Studios LogoThe Creator Spotlight shines the light over Dan Nokes of 21st Century Sandshark Studios of Paranormals, Pistoleers and Love Triangle in the Zombie Apocalypse fame. 

Dan NokesGreeting, salutations and hello to all!  This is writer/artist/publisher/founder of the Southern Maryland DIY indie comic movement: Dan Nokes! Who am I and what do I do?  Well those are some long, sordid, and elaborate questions. So let me try to sum it up as briefly and succinctly as possible. Continue reading