I am pleased as punch to now be represented by The Rights Factory, a literary agency based in Toronto. Back in 2021, having completed my UBC MFA and exiting with a thesis/manuscript to sell, I approached Calgary-based Rights Factory agent Stacey Kondla. Wouldn’t you know it, she liked the book and has agreed to represent it, myself and my future works. I’m over the moon … Continue reading I have an agent!
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
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
Get yourselves to one of these fine Calgary locations: Red Skull Comics, Another Dimension, Phoenix Comics (Inglewoood 16th ave NW and 17th Ave SW), Frost Books, Sloth Records, Purple Gorilla, Words and Pictures. Continue reading Futility Now in a Huge Whack of Calgary Shops
Futility Issue 1 made the cover of BeatRoute Magazine! Check it out: http://beatroute.ca/2014/04/07/futility/ Continue reading Cover story!