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!
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
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 email@example.com 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: … 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!
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
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!