I am most pleased to offer you this new slab of rock ‘n’ roll! With the help of our friends at Transistor 66 Records, our new EP, #1 in Sweden is available on Bandcamp and will be on streaming services soon. Listen to it and/or buy it here: #1 in Sweden | The Deadly Skulls (bandcamp.com) Continue reading Get the new Deadly Skulls EP here!
Mysterious orbs are falling from the sky and this is Hiram’s big chance. If everything goes according to plan, the aging, hard-gambling trailhand is going to become famous, get rich and win the girl of his dreams.
Introducing my pictureword illustrated novella series! Continue reading Here’s how to buy my new illustrated novella!
In Dec. 2022 Agriculture Club played its first gig in 15 years and we’ve kept the hammer down since. A lot of our favourite clubs, The Ship and Anchor, Mikey’s on 12th, The Palomino treated us like gold. The highlight was undoubtedly Waynestock at the Last Chance Saloon in tiny lil’ Wayne, Alberta — an annual festival in a badlands gully that looks like a … Continue reading The damn-near-magnificent return of Agriculture Club
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!
If Calgary dirtbag bangerdom has a royal family, Dean Murdoch is definitely part of its lineage. Having one foot firmly rooted in dirtbag bangerdom myself, I do not mean this as a disparaging comment. I was quite flattered when “The Deaner” (actor Paul Spence), co-creator of the classic indie movie Fubar released a cover of one of my songs complete with video. And, as a … Continue reading The Ballad of Pilsner Beer: approved by dirtbag royalty
I was most pleased to be accepted into the Q3, 2021 edition of Abyss & Apex Magazine, a US publication that is quite well known in sci-fi circles. This time, I have a horror/alt-history/sci-fi story entitled Vestigial Organs. It was inspired by the Kimball Organ in Canada’s National Music Centre (Studio Bell), a documentary I saw on mustard gas warfare, and Holst’s The Planets. Nice … Continue reading How music and chemical warfare led to my latest short story
Futility has a new home! Our pals at The Seventh Terrace are now the proud (we hope) purveyors of Futility. Our latest, Orange Planet Horror was not only our (us being artist Cam Hayden and myself) first full-length graphic novel, it also earned us an Aurora nomination for Best Graphic Novel by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. This is kinda old news but, … Continue reading Accolades for Futility & other comic news
Here are a bunch of places to get things you need and learn about making comics. Questions? Hit me up anytime via social media or email firstname.lastname@example.org Dead links? Let me know! BASICS OF WRITING AND SCRIPTING http://channel101.wikia.com/wiki/Story_Structure_101:_Super_Basic_Shit https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/downloads/story-circle-template/ Glossary of comic terms: http://www.balloontales.com/articles/glossary/index.html Sample scripts from brand-name writers (also has a downloadable template): http://www.comicsexperience.com/scripts/ Fred VanLente script templates: http://www.fredvanlente.com/comix.html Strongly consider purchasing: Drawing Words … Continue reading Comic-making resources
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!