Tripwire Awards and The Black Iris

Tripwire Awards 2019 - Best New Talent

During a very surreal weekend at the Portsmouth International Comic Con, I accepted the Tripwire Award for Best New Talent. Thank you all so much for supporting Gateway City, John Freeman, Emily and myself. I'm still sleepwalking through the craziness of it all, but I wanted to drop you all a line of thanks for voting, spreading the word and dropping me lines of support. I can't express how incredible the last 6 months have been.

In an update for Gateway, the next story arc is completely plotted out. Chapters 5 & 6 are fully scripted and 7 & 8 are in progress. My research folder is brimming and new sketchbooks have been delivered waiting to be filled with layouts. I've been commissioned, along with Mad Robot's Matt Hardy for a secret project, which has a tight deadline attached to it. I promise to keep Gateway alive, though, and fit it in when and where I can. You can count on that.

The Black Iris - an Inktober Story

Hot off the presses is a new book from last year's Inktober project (ultimately finished in April of this year). It's called The Black Iris and it's an homage to the war films of the 40s and 50s - even starring "Loren Buckaw." The book is a collection of black and white ink wash drawings, telling the story of a WWII resistance fighter/spy called The Black Iris. She's deep behind enemy lines looking to steal the plans for a secret Nazi weapon.

Check out the tweets below for a peek inside (apologies for the quality of the first video :)).

The book, landscape A4, is now available on my Big Cartel site. Thanks for having a look!