Newsarama takes a hit of ‘Interesting Drug’

March 12th, 2014

My second interview on Interesting Drug is up, this time at Newsarama:

BOOM! Wants to Dose Comic Readers with an INTERESTING DRUG

With all my time spent writing for CBR, it’s kind of odd to find myself on the front page of its main rival–but you know, I’ve got some good friends at ‘Rama and we’re all just guys and gals who love comics. Very pleased with how this turned out. Many thanks to Lucas for setting this up  and to Lan for doing the interview!

Announcing ‘Interesting Drug’

February 20th, 2014

Interesting Drug Casewrap Print Proof_Page_1

Ahoy! This has been a very long time coming. My friends at CBR interviewed me about my upcoming book from Archaia, ‘Interesting Drug’:


Over at Newsarama, here it is in BOOM! Studios/Archaia’s solicitations for May 2014, at bottom:

BOOM! Studios Full May 2014 Solicitations

You can preorder at Amazon or your local comic shop. Enjoy the trip!

Kickstarter! Bringing ‘Hell, Nebraska’ to print

May 25th, 2013

Well, friends, we’re approaching the end of ‘Hell, Nebraska’ six issue digital run, and I’d love to bring the whole thing to print. So here’s the Kickstarter, where you and all your closest pals can preorder the TPB along with a few other fun rewards:

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If all goes well, I’m looking to debut at the Cincy ComiCon in September. Thanks for your support!

Welcome back!

March 9th, 2013

Aaaannd… my web site has reverted! I experimented with a service that lets you design a more commerce-y site, which would certainly be nice in some regards, but which created some complications in others. Like, for example, no file hosting beyond images incorporated directly into the design. Now I’m looking for something a little in between what that site was and what this is, will get around that in between all the other projects on my plate.

In the meantime, I had a story in Dark Horse Presents! Alongside Neil Gaiman and Paul Chadwick! So definitely check that out.

Much has changed!

December 4th, 2012

Well, an embarrassing amount of time has passed since I last updated. And much has changed. First, and significantly, I’m no longer doing regular interviews for CBR–I still do convention coverage and contribute to the occasional list feature (such as the upcoming “Best of 2012″), but now I’m focusing on my own comics and fiction projects.

Speaking of… the startup through which I’d been planning to launch The Red King, my historical Macbeth epic, failed to start up. So that story is back on the market. Gonna go ahead and post a sample.  Click the cover for eight pages of goodness from me, Anna, and letterer extraordinaire Ed Brisson!

Finally, I also have a few new issues of Hell, Nebraska up at Comixology. Have a look, won’t you?

Will try to keep this place a little more current, a bit more tidy. Hold me to it!

More on CBR! And a bio!

February 16th, 2012

Hey, wow, it’s time for an update, right? Overdue, even.

As my own comics projects are clicking along, I’ve had some opportunities for awesome interviews at Comic Book Resources:

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Andrew Chambliss Discusses Buffy’s Choice

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: A “Slayer, Interrupted”

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Allie Talks Buffy’s Big Changes

Three interviews about recent developments in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9,” the comic book continuation of the show. (There was also a Season 8, if you missed it. Big changes for Buff, read the comics before you read my interviews.

Douglas Rushkoff Levels Up in “A.D.D.”

Douglas Rushkoff is brilliant. Here’s us talking about the big ideas behind his new comic.

Gene Yang Plots the Next Stage of “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

Gene Yang is a fantastic, award-winning cartoonist. He’s been tapped to continue “Avatar” in comics.

Furman Restores the Marvel “Transformers” Continuity

“Transformers” was my first comic, and I still remember where I was when I read the final issue. So this was cool.

EXCLUSIVE: Evanier Writes “Garfield” for BOOM!

Garfield goes from comic strips to comic books!

EXCLUSIVE: Roger Langridge Scraps with “Popeye”

As does Popeye!


Here’s a brief profile of me in the Michigan Record, a the faculty/staff publication of the University of Michigan:

University Press’ promotions coordinator explores comic writing

The Red King — coming soon from Juxtaposed!

December 23rd, 2011

My historical Macbeth project, The Red King, has found a home at new online publisher Juxtaposed!

Look for it to launch around June. Whee!

American Public Opinion on the Iraq War

October 26th, 2011

My Q&A with Dr. Ole R. Holsti on his new book, for the University of Michigan Press blog:

Q&A with Ole R. Holsti, author of American Public Opinion on the Iraq War

It’s an interesting book, and an engaging discussion.

Help me write with Stan Lee!

September 27th, 2011

So, yes. I’m a semifinalist to co-write a new comic property with the legendary Stan Lee:

Stan Lee flyer

I need votes by Friday, September 30, at 3 EST to put me over the top. All help appreciated—next round is on me!

Blogging from Hell

August 17th, 2011

I wrote about my experience creating Hell, Nebraska for the Comics Experience blog:

Shaun Manning on Hell, Nebraska & Comics Experience

Comics Experience offers writing, art, and production classes for aspiring comics professionals, as well as a workshop group to critique work in progress. I’ve found it a very good value.