I write about nerdy things, and celebrate those things as a college writing teacher. I live in the mountains and co-founded the production house ADK Mogul.

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Hi, everybody!

Way back when we were selling copies of THE DEAL we put together a newsletter for that release, and…we haven’t been back. To be honest, we have been missing in action to a certain degree. Between personal, professional, and creative developments life’s been pretty crazy this year. For example, Tim’s success with his first novel, the release of its sequel is reason to celebrate and reinvigorate, and the EKG that monitors my creative life (It’s alive! No, it’s dead! It’s alive and it’s better than…No, it’s dead on the slab) have made things very hectic for us as individuals.

But we’re back, and like Marvel Comics we’re rebooting with a new first issue within a year.

That’s why we’re bringing the newsletter back. We’ll talk about the things we’re currently working on like the 2014-2015 Lake Placid Film Forum series at the LPCA, The Shared Experience, book-related things, and the occasional personal aside on us and our individual creative lives. 

So, subscribe. We promise we won’t spam you every day. In fact, it’ll come out probably once a month, because—like you—we hate clutter in our inboxes. Amazon does enough of that for all of us.

Thanks and see you in the emails!

 —Dave.

Hey, we’re going to do a monthly newsletter with updates on all the things we’re working on. Like shout outs for work in area productions! Book trailers! Documentaries! Events, and some talk about being creative in the Adirondacks. Check it out if you like. Thanks!

Barbette, designed by Reilly Brown, is the fourth and final member of THE COLLECTIVE. A Tyler Durden type who hunts down online ne’er-do-wells, and is in public life actually a delicate mouse with an office job. She’s impulsive, brash, and is always the first one into a fight, but as she grows through the series she becomes the protective sort, looking after Diaspora.
Created by Leaping Tall Buildings editor Christopher Irving and this extremely lucky guy, you can read more about THE COLLECTIVE in Drawn Word #2, currently available for a dollar. 

Barbette, designed by Reilly Brown, is the fourth and final member of THE COLLECTIVE. A Tyler Durden type who hunts down online ne’er-do-wells, and is in public life actually a delicate mouse with an office job. She’s impulsive, brash, and is always the first one into a fight, but as she grows through the series she becomes the protective sort, looking after Diaspora.

Created by Leaping Tall Buildings editor Christopher Irving and this extremely lucky guy, you can read more about THE COLLECTIVE in Drawn Word #2, currently available for a dollar. 

GEARHEAD by Reilly Brown.
Found: March 2, 1995, 3 miles outside of Urbana, Illinois. Escaped: November 2012. Can manipulate electronics to escape captivity. The robot appears in the first prologue of THE COLLECTIVE, written by Christopher Irving and this extremely lucky guy.

GEARHEAD by Reilly Brown.

Found: March 2, 1995, 3 miles outside of Urbana, Illinois. Escaped: November 2012. Can manipulate electronics to escape captivity. The robot appears in the first prologue of THE COLLECTIVE, written by Christopher Irving and this extremely lucky guy.

THE COLLECTIVE character sketch #2: DIASPORA is a fifteen year-old orphan named Yuko, whose parents were burglars. Her parents haven’t quite let her go, and like clingy parents they sometimes interfere with her life. Designed by Reilly Brown, Diaspora will appear in the second prologue to THE COLLECTIVE, coming very soon written by Graphic NYC’s Christopher Irving and this lucky guy, settled in his Adirondack mountain home. More details including who our interior artist will be coming soon!
Check out the complete preview in DRAWN WORD #2 out now.

THE COLLECTIVE character sketch #2: DIASPORA is a fifteen year-old orphan named Yuko, whose parents were burglars. Her parents haven’t quite let her go, and like clingy parents they sometimes interfere with her life. Designed by Reilly Brown, Diaspora will appear in the second prologue to THE COLLECTIVE, coming very soon written by Graphic NYC’s Christopher Irving and this lucky guy, settled in his Adirondack mountain home. More details including who our interior artist will be coming soon!

Check out the complete preview in DRAWN WORD #2 out now.

(Source: thedrawnword.com)

Catboy character design by Reilly Brown! Dash Brooks of the Iroquois tribe wields the totem of the cat, giving him feline powers. As a hero in the St. Lawrence river valley, Dash has been given the name of Catboy by his legion of Facebook fans who believe he is the superhero avatar for the Furry community.
He joins THE COLLECTIVE in issue one to apprehend Gearhead or risk his private identity exposed to his legion of fans. Created by Christopher Irving and this extremely lucky guy, THE COLLECTIVE will be a mini-series coming very soon. Stay tuned to Drawn Word.com for more information.   

Catboy character design by Reilly Brown! Dash Brooks of the Iroquois tribe wields the totem of the cat, giving him feline powers. As a hero in the St. Lawrence river valley, Dash has been given the name of Catboy by his legion of Facebook fans who believe he is the superhero avatar for the Furry community.

He joins THE COLLECTIVE in issue one to apprehend Gearhead or risk his private identity exposed to his legion of fans. Created by Christopher Irving and this extremely lucky guy, THE COLLECTIVE will be a mini-series coming very soon. Stay tuned to Drawn Word.com for more information.   

Character designs by Reilly Brown!

Alright, well: Earlier tonight my friend Chris Irving announced a project we’ve been working on since February. It’s called THE COLLECTIVE and here’s a sneak coming out in The Drawn Word #2 with character designs by Power Play's REILLY BROWN!

I’m over the wall, dancing on top of the wall, spraying champagne, excited about this, because this is—well—it’s my first writing gig! I don’t think I can thank Chris enough in his kind consideration and approaching me regarding this project and, seriously, I was so excited when he sent me these designs I nearly jumped into traffic.

Over the next couple of days, we will get further in depth, but I sincerely hope that you all will check this out, because most of you very kind readers know that I’ve been working and building towards writing comics and with Chris’s kind shepherding, I sincerely hope you’ll check out my freshman effort, coming very soon.  

Check out the rest of the announcement over at Drawn Word.com.

Tumblr is a comic book.

I think this, subconsciously at first, is what attracted me to the website from a design standpoint. (Thanks to Peter for that. He’s amazing). The Dashboard is like an Infinite Comic; a cavalcade of images, text, dialogue, and sound, framed within a speech balloon attached to a speaker, scrolling down—constantly refreshing—each speaker becomes a part of the comic. Each speech balloon, coupled with icon, creates a panel descending into infinite space. The Dashboard is a comic book done in portrait.

Click an icon and you get that balloon’s story, their book of various images, sounds, writing, and film. Each thing is an inspiration from that person’s nature, a scrapbook. Comics inspire, create, and share things that are completely amazing and unique. They are a source of fun, and I think that’s what has kept me here since early 2008, because not only have I found wonderful things and wonderful people here, but the form has broadened the way I think about things. And that’s what I think comics does best—it celebrates the ridiculous, soulful, and—most of all—our individual art. Tumblr, like comics, is an an alchemy of things that don’t normally go together, and like that it creates a map of our brain, because it is scattershot. Various influences ordered into speech balloons and panel. It is pure signal boost of our wildest intentions.

This platform is a digital comic if you want to get specific, that actually ends up going even further into a kind of augmented reality, with the ability to make use of music to ascribe meaning to a story, as I like to do, or a video that is hilarious and amazing. Most of all comics is a community, and one can definitely say that about Tumblr—a community of amazing comic creators.

Like comics, I think I’m a better person for being a part of this community. So thanks for having me.