Sunday, May 15, 2011


Uh, yep. So it's been quite some time since I've posted anything at all on this thing. It's not that I haven't been doing things, it's just that I've been too lazy to say anything about the things I've been doing. Got that? Okay, let us proceed.

My birthday just passed on Thursday. I am now 32. I fully expected to be a successful comics-type creator by this time, or maybe just a successful writer, or something in the general vicinity of writerly professional. But yeah, that hasn't happened. It could be because I use made up words like "writerly", but who really knows? I'm not saying this as a lead-in to giving up, mind you. There will be no quitting! Unless you count all the times I've quit posting on blogs like this one. Because I do that a lot. So if you count that, then yes, I'm a quitter. But still!

Where was I going with that? I don't really know. Basically, I'm still working on stuff. I'm doing some short scripts for a gentleman named J'amal Walton featuring a barbarian elf named Mik'l over at Warmageddon. The stories are based loosely upon the famed Labours of Hercules. I just spelled labors with a u because it seems more "Old English" to me, by the way. What do you think? Yay or nay? See... I did it again. With the yaying and the naying. Anyway, I've finished scripting the first two stories featuring Mik'l and I'm fairly proud of them. The first is a bit of a debut for the character and doesn't really have anything to do with labors of any kind. It just showcases Mik'l and gives you an idea of the kind of guy he is and the trouble he'll be getting into. The second story is loosely based on the labor of the Nemean Lion. Mik'l clashes with a beast and walks away from the story with an article of clothing. It's good times. The debut story is finished completely with art by the remarkable William Blankenship and is available for consumption on the Warmageddon website I linked up above. Bill is a cool guy, even if his logo looks a lot like the one CBS uses. Check his stuff out and pay him to make the arts for you. The se
cond Mik'l story has to debut at some point, so keep your eyes peeled for that. I'm working on scripting the third one and hope to have that done in the not-so-distant future.

I'm tired of writing about what I'm doing for now, so I'm signing off. I'll write more soon though, so if you're interested in that sort of thing you'll be happy to know more of it's a'comin'.


  1. I'm 38. I'm not famous either, but I've written and had published three (the fourth on the way) novels and a few short stories and several comic book stories, one through Diamond (so far). I'm a working, published author. I'm not rich and famous, but that was never the point. It would be nice to have more moolah, I won't lie, but I'm happy so far, and there's still more to come.

    In other words, just keeping working hard, Mike, and good things will come. Believe in that, my friend :)