November/December 2022: Ending the Year with Projects a Plenty
+ Road Trip to Hell hits comic book shops
Double-month update! This may not be the last one you see either. Between all the holiday madness of November and December seasoned with a pretty full work schedule, I’m combining these months and hoping to fit in a year-end review post soon as well. But 2023 is already shaping up to be a crazy year, so let’s celebrate the tail end of 2022 first, starting with some of my favorite news of that year!
The first issue of my creator-owned comic, Road Trip to Hell, has been released in comic book stores and on the official Scout Comics website. I’m so proud to be able to share my story and see it on comic book shelves. A huge thank you to the rest of the creative team who made this comic possible (and oh so pretty!), including artist Monika Maccagni, colorist Joaquin Pereyra, letterer Justin Birch, and editor Andrea Lorenzo Molinari.
And a huge shout-out to all the lovely people who promoted the comic by picking it up as well as those who gave it a shout-out on socials. One of these social media highlights is the We Have Issues podcast, which excitedly recapped the book on its 104th episode (starting at around the 38-minute mark). They made me even more excited about the series!
The end of the year also meant that comic awards began to get announced, and I was very honored to be included in the ICE award as an Exceptional Editor, and for one of the books I edit, By the Horns, to be awarded for Exceptional Ongoing Series.
It feels like it’s been a little while since I talked about a new series that I edited. The English translation of the first 25 chapters of Inquisition was recently released on Book Walker (via J-Novel), which I’m excited to announce I edited! The first five chapters are available to read for free. The webcomic features two Inqisuitors who hunt heretics from another world in a fantasy setting.
In other J-Novel-related news, the later volume of the light novel series that I’ve been editing, which combines food, pretty boys, and a love triangle, Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower Vol. 8 is now on websites like Amazon!
Four books that I’ve been editing for Scout were released in November and December of 2022. Experience everything from a fantasy world with unicorns to a babysitter for a vampire!
The aforementioned heavily nominated series By the Horns: Dark Earth released its sixth issue of this arc. Finally, Elodie, Sajen, and Evelyn are on their way to reuniting with their unicorn friends Zoso and Rigby, and they’re in for a surprise! From the Voracious creative team of Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr with the new arc’s colorist Steve Canon.
Sartorial Geek, a pop culture magazine combining geekdom and fashion, released its third issue. It features an interview with Elhoffer Design about geeky design takes a look at Arabella’s unique styles in I May Destroy You, examines female representation in Around the World in 80 Days, and lovingly celebrates the relationships in Our Flag Means Death. Plus, enjoy an excerpt from Scout’s Stake comic. Huge shout-out to the creators and main editors of the magazine, Jordan and Liz of Sartorial Geek.
There was plenty of holiday cheer this year, which was front and center in Impossible Jones: Naughty or Nice #1! This “super special Christmas special” story from Karl Kesel (Harley Quinn) and David Hahn (Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77) will be a real treat in your stockings as Holly Daze threatens to blow up the city!
A finale of sorts, She Bites #3 wraps up the first story arc with Elsie (a 134-year-old vampire in the body of a 9-year-old girl) enjoying tormenting her new babysitters at a mall. Though the two need to band together to have some real “fun” by…disposing of a body?
Thank you for your support in 2022.
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