Moby

May 082017
 

Author Becca Lee Gardner has completed a one-shot, 22 page comic book script for Moby’s upcoming comic book line, tentatively titled ‘Fatal Flaw‘. It’s a story based on a question Moby had about what would happen if the universe was a simulation and that simulation became self-aware. 

The concept is very exciting. 

Luckily for everyone Becca took up the challenge and delivered not just an outline but a completed script, and it was so good Moby bought it. Hopefully we can get it made in a few months, after the Dr. Fizz books and a little something I am working on with a fellow from Wales called Shadoworlds. It’s very exciting. 

But Becca Lee Gardner is what I wanted to share with everyone today, because she is finally releasing her first novel on Amazon, and pre-orders are now available. The book, Astray, will be released on May 16, in aboot 8 more days. Here’s the blurb:

Something watches Blair Samson. Something follows her, hidden in the San Francisco fog.

That something is covered in human blood. That something knows much more about the hundreds of people missing from Chinatown than any of the newspapers.

And that something won’t stop meowing until Blair believes it.

In a thrilling mystery filled with drug lords, gang bosses, law enforcement, chocolate lovers, and one very intense cat, Blair might be the only one not led astray.

Sounds very exciting. Becca has short stories available already on Amazon, and I did some research and bought one about a superhero physiatrist, Delilah’s Valor, that proved to be as fun as an actual comic book. It was just the right length to make into a one-shot comic, and it had a doozy of a twist at the end. 

So, if you are into comics, mysteries, and supporting indie authors, you might consider hitting the link and checking out Becca’s novel, Astray. I hear it’s very exciting.

https://www.amazon.com/Astray-Becca-Lee-Gardner-ebook/dp/B0722LRB53

Apr 232017
 

Even if you are a writer, you will still need a concept before you can write the story. And do not make the mistake of thinking they are the same thing, either. 

Star Wars is nothing more (at the least level) than a fairy tale set in space. You have the good wizards and the bad, the prince and the princess, the evil enemy complete with a huge castle, the thief who turns out to be a diamond in the rough, and so on. Great concept, but there is no story there. 

Without fleshing out those characters and giving them wants and desires to motivate them, nothing is actually happening. And this leads to my problem.

Moby is more of a ‘concept’ guy than a storyteller. I’ve had some good ideas and bad ones, but generally speaking it’s the setting or circumstance that I find interesting, and I can usually think up some ideas that are at least a bit different or new-ish. But I don’t trust myself to actually write, much let script, the actual story. Continue reading »

Mar 232017
 


I’ve not written about it on this blog yet, but Moby is making a comic book called Dr. Fizz

Now, I am not writing the script or doing the art…or the colors…but I do get to pay for it. Yay! Seriously though, we have the first four pages done and things are moving ahead.

Dr. Fizz Page One Progression From Pencils to Inks to Colors. Art by Rick Alves, Colors by Rodrigo Charles

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Mar 072017
 

Moby has a ton of game codes left over from various bundles and such. Some good stuff in there too.

First served, first come. Email me at mobyshsx@gmail.com or carrier pigeon. You could try to comments below, but other might steal your code 🙂

Click on the list to make it larger and easier to read.

Jan 172017
 

It’s been a while since I’ve just wrote a random post, which is funny because this is supposedly a ‘personal blog’. Funny.

I used to write little posts about stuff I just liked, usually in a “blast from the past you might have missed or not even be aware of because Moby is freakin’ getting old and knows about some cool stuff from ‘back in the day’ and he wants to share it with you” sort of way. So I guess this post is one of those.

It’s like a confession, but not about shit from the ’90s. This is about much more recent stuff that sucked, but Moby still likes all the same.

I’m talking about Vince Vaughn films. The last few he has made, basically solo, and how I really liked them. Continue reading »