GRAVEDIGGER News

ALE_digger_promoIt was just a little over two months ago that the hardboiled crime comic that I created with artist Rick Burchett, Gravedigger, concluded its online serialization. At the time, I speculated that we wouldn’t have to wait long for the character’s return… and here it is.

Rick and I have just signed with Action Lab Entertainment’s “Danger Zone” mature readers imprint, to bring the two existing Gravedigger sagas – “The Scavengers” and “The Predators” – to both print and digital formats in 2015. The stories will be presented in a three-issue comic book miniseries format and as a digital edition on Comixology. Action Lab will be making their own announcement soon, and there will be more details revealed then.

The release dates haven’t been set yet, but you can be sure I’ll be plugging the hell out of the book when the time comes!

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Upcoming Appearances

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For the one or two of you who might find the information useful, I will be attending the BangPop show in Bangor, Maine (http://www.bangpopmaine.com/) September 20 and 21st. I *may* also be exhibiting at the Portland Comic Expo in Portland, Maine on October 26th… but that’s not definite yet. Stay tuned…

- Chris

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Webcomics Update

It’s been a while, so here’s a long-overdue look at the Atomic Pulp line of webcomics. If you’re reading this, then you’re almost certainly aware that I write, and publish online, three weekly, serialized webcomics (did I mention that they’re free?): Gravedigger, Perils On Planet X, and Femme Noir.

00000Gravedigger is more than halfway through its action-packed second continuity, “The Predators.” Over the last couple months we’ve had some scheduling issues due to various circumstances on both my part and multiple-award-winning artist/co-creator Rick Burchett’s, but it looks like we’re back on track now, with new installments every Monday. Once “The Predators” wraps, we plan to move right into the third – and biggest – Gravedigger caper, tentatively titled, “The Abductors.” Like “The Predators,” this one is brand-new, and has never been available in any format before.

Every Wednesday sees an episode of Femme Noir, drawn by my pal, Joe Staton, who is currently shaking up the funny pages as the artist on the Dick Tracy newspaper strip. At the moment, we are re-presenting previously-published stories while we gear up to produce a new graphic novel.

The most popular of the Atomic Pulp webcomics (in terms of monthly traffic) is Perils On Planet X, which updates on Fridays. This swashbuckling interplanetary adventure, which is illustrated by the immensely talented Gene Gonzales, and colored by Ian Sokoliwski, has updated like clockwork for more than a year now, with no missed weeks. We’re about a third of the way into Chapter Three of the first storyline, “Hawke Of Terra,” and looking toward the future. We’re working on plans for a collected volume (and maybe some crowdfunding to pull it off) of this first “Book,” as well as discussing future stories.

My collaborators and I appreciate all comments and feedback from our readers. We also appreciate every link and referral, because the more readers we have, the easier it is justify keeping them going. So thanks, to everyone who’s helped spread the word… and if you haven’t read them yet: why not?

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Coast City Comic Con Is Coming!

C4-1My only 2013 convention appearance will be at the Coast City Comic Con, in South Portland, Maine, the weekend of November 9th and 10th. It looks to be a surprisingly “big” show for this neck of the woods, with a bunch of notable comics guests – Mike Norton, Larry Hama, Ed McGuinness, Ben Templesmith, Erik Burnham and many others – and film/TV celebrities, including most of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast, and a reunion of actors from the 1984 cult film Savage Streets!

I’ll have a table in the artists alley and will have copies of my comics, graphic novels and prose anthologies on hand for purchase. I’ll try to have some Gravedigger and Perils On Planet X stuff there, too. Hope to see you there!

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