Comics

Prefer your reading in four colors? Here’s where you’ll find information on my work in the comics and graphic novel industries.

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Candice Crow was released this past June from Arcana Studio and features a script by me and artwork by Angel Angelov.

 

From the cover:

For the last six months my life has been sliding out of control, but even in my worst dreams I’d never imagined that it could get this bad.

My father’s a drunk.  My boyfriend’s a selfish pig. And a week ago, my best friend “committed” suicide. To top it all off, I have to climb into some weird freakin’ suit every few hours to keep from looking like a reject from Dawn of the Dead.

My name’s Candice Crow.  Welcome to my messed-up life.

Candice Crow’s just your average American teenager until the death of her mother and the stress of her best friend’s alleged suicide causes her previously dormant powers to surface.  Telepathy.  Telekinesis.  Extreme strength and agility.  Everything a girl could ask for, really.

Gifts like these always come with a price, however, and for Candice it means she’s forced to wear a special suit every few hours to keep her skin from necrotizing from the inside out.  Still, she’s determined not to let that put a damper on either her love life or her dreams of being a rockstar.

But first, Candice intends to find out what happened to her best friend, Claire, and heaven help anyone who gets in her way.

Candice Crow is finally here!

Candice Crow, the original graphic novel (OGN) that I wrote a few years ago for Arcana Comics is finally available at Amazon.com.  If you like comics and are looking for something a bit different than the usual superhero fare, why not give it a try?

From the back cover:

For the last six months my life has been sliding out of control, but even in my worst dreams I’d never imagined that it could get this bad.

My father’s a drunk.  My boyfriend’s a selfish pig. And a week ago, my best friend “committed” suicide. To top it all off, I have to climb into some weird freakin’ suit every few hours to keep from looking like a reject from Dawn of the Dead.

My name’s Candice Crow.  Welcome to my messed-up life.

Candice Crow’s just your average American teenager until the death of her mother and the stress of her best friend’s alleged suicide causes her previously dormant powers to surface.  Telepathy.  Telekinesis.  Extreme strength and agility.  Everything a girl could ask for, really.

Gifts like these always come with a price, however, and for Candice it means she’s forced to wear a special suit every few hours to keep her skin from necrotizing from the inside out.  Still, she’s determined not to let that put a damper on either her love life or her dreams of being a rockstar.

But first, Candice intends to find out what happened to her best friend, Claire, and heaven help anyone who gets in her way.

If you want to check out some of the interior art, you can do so at the Candice Crow page at Arcana Comics!

Candice Crow Preview is Live at Arcana

Arcana Comics, the publisher of my first original graphic novel Candice Crow, has put up the first five pages in a live preview.  Drop by and take a look!

Candice Crow 5 page preview

Candice Crow art at Amazon

Candice Crow graphic novelMy first original graphic novel, Candice Crow, will be coming out this month and the page devoted to it over at Amazon.com has some of the interior art from the book up in the image gallery.

Would love to hear some feedback so drop on by and check it out!

Candice Crow in Diamond Previews

While paging through an online copy of PREVIEWS, the monthly magazine/catalog of the comic industry from Diamond Distributors, I came across the following:

Which means you can all reserve your copy today!

Now, I have to say I’m not thrilled with the selection of cover art.  Originally, Candice Crow was going to be released as five separate issues and the cover art for each of those issue was superior to the art that was chosen to grace the cover of the graphic novel.  But as the writer I don’t have much say in that issue so all I can do is grimace a bit a hope folks looks past that to the cool story and terrific art inside.

I should also point out that in the listing the writer’s name is wrong – Sean O’Reilly is the head of Arcana Comics, not the writer of Candice Crow, that’s me – and the short summary of the title is also incorrect.  I’ll post the proper one below.

If you’re looking to order a copy over the web, the best prices I’ve seen are at:

Westfield Comics

BoomPanda

Urban Collector

For my overseas fans, you can find it at Forbidden Planet

For the last six months my life has been sliding out of control, but even in my worst dreams I’d never imagined that it could get this bad.

My fathers a drunk.  My boyfriend’s a selfish pig. And a week ago, my best friend “committed” suicide. To top it all off, I have to climb into some weird freakin’ suit every few hours to keep from looking like a reject from Dawn of the Dead.

My name’s Candice Crowe.  Welcome to my messed-up life.”

Candice Crowe’s just your average American teenager until the death of her mother and the stress of her best friend’s alleged suicide causes her previously dormant powers to surface.  Telepathy.  Telekinesis.  Extreme strength and agility.  Everything a girl could ask for, really.

Gifts like these always come with a price, however, and for Candice it means she’s forced to wear a special suit every few hours to keep her skin from necrotizing from the inside out.  Still, she’s determined not to let that put a damper on either her love life or her dreams of being a rockstar.

But first, Candice intends to find out what happened to her best friend, Claire, and heaven help anyone who gets in her way.

Candice Crowe Update

Word came in this morning from Sean O’Reilly, publisher at Arcana Comics, that Candice Crowe will be released as an original graphic novel instead of a five issue comic series.  The coloring of what was originally the fifth and final issue is being completed as I write this and the complete work should see publication later this fall/winter.

Here’s the official blurb:

For the last six months my life has been sliding out of control, but even in my worst dreams I’d never imagined that it could get this bad.

My fathers a drunk.  My boyfriend’s a selfish pig. And a week ago, my best friend “committed” suicide. To top it all off, I have to climb into some weird freakin’ suit every few hours to keep from looking like a reject from Dawn of the Dead.

My name’s Candice Crowe.  Welcome to my messed-up life.”

Candice Crowe’s just your average American teenager until the death of her mother and the stress of her best friend’s alleged suicide causes her previously dormant powers to surface.  Telepathy.  Telekinesis.  Extreme strength and agility.  Everything a girl could ask for, really.

Gifts like these always come with a price, however, and for Candice it means she’s forced to wear a special suit every few hours to keep her skin from necrotizing from the inside out.  Still, she’s determined not to let that put a damper on either her love life or her dreams of being a rockstar.

But first, Candice intends to find out what happened to her best friend, Claire, and heaven help anyone who gets in her way.

I really enjoyed writing CC and I’m looking forward to seeing it hit the store shelves.  Here’s a look at some of the completed art..

Templar Chronicles comics update

I’ve just learned that issue three of the Templar Chronicles comic adaptation has been out for a few weeks now so if you’ve been waiting you should be able to pick one up or ask your local comic book shop to order it for you.

I’ve also learned that issues four, five, and six will not be released as stand alone products, thanks to poor sales (Gee, Mr. Publisher, releasing every single one of the prior three issues anywhere from two to three months late doesn’t have anything to do with that, now does it?). Instead, the new artist will be completing the run strictly for release as part of the trade paperback which is slotted for publication in March 08. Truth be told, I’m not holding my breath.

Covers for all three issues released so far:
Heretic Issue #1
Heretic Issue #2
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Cover art for Issue 3 of the Heretic comic

Here is the color version of the cover art for issue #3 of the Heretic comic. It is my understanding that there is supposed to be a pencil-variant limited edition version as well. I will post that when I have it.

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Candice Crowe – Sneak Peek #1

I’ve been working on a comic project for Arcana Studios for the last several months about a teenage girl with some unusual powers who is forced to investigate the death of her best friend. The concept was jointly created by myself, my teenage daughter Halston, and Arcana’s EIC, Sean O’Reilly. Angel Angelov handled the artwork.

You’ll be hearing more about Candice Crowe throughout the summer and fall as we get ready for our early 2008 release. For now, I just wanted to introduce the character to you through one of Angel’s cover shots.

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New artist for HERETIC?

I received the news recently that the artist on the Heretic comic series, Bruce McCorkindale, had to leave the job to handle some family issues. Which means that the publisher, Markosia, is currently looking for a new artist for issues 4, 5, and 6 on the mini-series.

If you are an artist looking to work on a really cool series that combines military action and supernatural threats, drop me an email at author at josephnassise.com. If I like your stuff I’ll put you in touch with the right folks at the publisher.

  Heretic Issue #1  Heretic Issue #2