Man, oh man, have I become the king of biting off more than one can chew. Except that, so far I’m actually chewing it and somewhat digesting too. In the last half of 2018, I did this: Had a short story, “The House of the Knight’s Nail,” come out in the anthology By the Light of Camelot on EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing / … Continue reading This is 2019 so far
So… one year of my UBC MFA is done! Straight As in Creative Writing, Advanced Writing for Graphic Forms, and Creative Nonfiction! 1989 Rick is not buying it, but it’s true! The next issue of Futility, a complete graphic novel to be published by Coffin Hop Press, is in production. We launch at Edmonton Expo in Sept. A new short story, The House of the Knight’s … Continue reading 2018 is already a blur!
2017 has been a blur so far! I’ve sold two short stories, one’s a robot murder-tale you can find the link to here on my site. News of the second is coming soon. After months of filling out applications and creating portfolios (enough time to, seriously, just write a $#@&! novel), I was accepted into two different MFA programs and have chosen the University Of … Continue reading Busy Guy
When Words Collide 2016 was my fave conference so far. I had a productive pitch session with a publisher, met some fantastic people, attended some great seminars and got excellent advice from veterans like Hayden Trenholm and Eve Silver. I also managed to sneak in a few drinks… A major highlight was the launch of the new anthology Enigma Front: Burnt, which contains my new short story “The Dim … Continue reading New short story available, misc. news
I’ve been a busy boy over the last year. Among other things, I finished Booming Ground, a six-month writing membership through the University of British Coumbia under the tutelage of author Geoff Cole. Man he whipped me into shape. It was one of the most productive things I’ve ever done as a writer (besides use the craft to pay bills). My new weird west/sci-fi fantasy story The Dim … Continue reading New stories in the works
August/September (2015) News about the new short story anthology I appear in, a reading at its launch party, and my upcoming When Words Collide comic scriptwriting panel with James Davidge and GMB Chomichuck. I’m most pleased that Coffin Hop Press has published a new short story by yer ‘ol pal Rick. My new noir (ish) piece, a violent, drug-fuelled bit of depravity titled Butch’s Last Lesson is … Continue reading New short fiction, upcoming scriptwriting panel!
This year I’ve written/started a pile of hard rock songs. I was a gigging musician before getting serious about fiction writing, and not having a live band up and running is killing me. Is it the on-stage adrenalin I miss, or the free beer? Whichever, school and writing are driving the bus but I have been jamming sporadically with members of Cowpuncher and the Mad … Continue reading No, seriously, I’m still a musician
Big thanks to Michael Platt for this, we had several peeps pop by the table citing this article as the heads-up that brought them. http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/04/24/calgarian-rick-overwater-with-artist-cam-hayden-produces-first-comic-book-debuting-at-calgary-comic–entertainment-expo Continue reading Futility in the Calgary Sun
Great article on Futility in FFWD Magazine by Kenton Smith! http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/arts/books/former-punk-country-bandmates-turn-talents-to-new-comic-12089/ Continue reading Futility in FFWD Magazine
Rick Overwater is a longtime Calgary-based writer, musician, and all-around n’er-do-well. He’s been a journalist, publicist, corporate copywriter and has seen much of Canada in a rusty van—one bar at a time. Born and raised in farming country, now faking it as a sophisticated urbanite, he is, eternally, the quintessential square peg in a round hole. He measures once and cuts twice, can see into the infrared spectrum, … Continue reading