A Tivian from the comic book ‘Conqueror’ by Paul Penna and Kean Kennedy.

I’ve been writing my Résumé for DC Comic’s Talent Development Workshop and it’s given me a chance to look back on my past work, even as I eagerly look forward to the future.

Below you will find my bibliography, showing all of my published work to date.


 100% Biodegradable #7                                                           February, 2015                 Biomekazoik Publishing                                                                                                    “Projections” (Reprint)

 SPOD! Oddities From Space                                                             June, 2014                    “The Spire”                                                                                                                              “Instincts”

 Something Wicked #9                                                           November, 2013                   FutureQuake Publishing                                                                                                               “Bound”

 FutureQuake #23                                                                              July, 2013                           FutureQuake Publishing                                                                                                    “Interpretations”

 Conqueror #1                                                                          March, 2013                                 What the Flux?! Comics                                                                                                      “Conquered” Part One                                                                                                        “Conquered” Part Two

 FutureQuake #20                                                                            March, 2012                  FutureQuake Publishing                                                                                                     “Projections”

Creators for Creators

Creators for Creators grant.

Creators for Creators grant.

A new grant for upcoming comic book creators has been announced. You are encouraged as an individual or a writer/artist team to apply. The grant will be $30,000.

The aim is to produce a work between 64 to 100 pages. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to be mentored and help to publish it, should they desire it.

Iron Circus Comics and Image Comics have pledged their support to the grant.

Applicants must be 18 years old or older, you must not have submitted your project to a publisher within the last year and you must not have been previously published by a third party publisher (small press and indie anthologies are okay).

You can find more information here;

Submissions will close on the 1st of November, 2016.

Good luck to all of you.

Future Noir Anthology

Future Noir Anthology.

Future Noir Anthology.

A new small press anthology; Future Noir, was dreamed up by indie press editor John Paul Fitch. The idea, for comic book creators to create stories inspired by the great science fiction writer; Philip K Dick.

Philip K Dick (1928 – 1982) wrote such novels as The Man in the High Castle (1962), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) and Ubik (1969).

Most are familiar with Dick through adaptations of his work like Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (1990), Minority Report (2002) and A Scanner Darkly (2006).

Many have been influenced by Dick’s work. He has had a massive impact on science fiction which continues to be seen to this day.

The goal here is not to copy, nor steal from this master of the craft, but to pay homage to him. To tell stories inspired by his body of work.

It is impossible for a writer to pick up one of Dick’s book and not have their imagination sparked.

We’re looking for writers and artists to team up, and create completed strips which can be featured within the anthology. Strips should be no longer than ten pages.

The anthology will be funded through Kickstarter. The anthology will be non-profit. Any profits made through the sale of the anthology, will be put back into the book.

Content should be appropriate. Nothing pornographic or offensive. If your strip includes inappropriate content it will not be used within the anthology. Use common sense here.

You should submit to this e-mail address;

You are also encouraged to join the Future Noir Facebook group;

We have an early deadline of July 1st, 2016. If you have a complete strip, you can send it to us before that date. If not, then we will also accept proposals.

For proposals please include the title of your strip, the names of the writer and artist (both writer and artist must be on-board at this point) and a single paragraph description of the story.

We will not be teaming up writers with artists. You must put the creative team behind your strip together yourself.

The final deadline, which all strips must be completed for, is December 1st, 2016.




Assistant Editor,                                                                                        Editor,

Paul Penna                                                                                                  John Paul Fitch

DC Talent Development Workshop

DC Comics

DC Comics.

Today, DC Comics opened the doors for writers to apply for their Talent Development Workshop. Previously DC has run Workshops for artists, but after completing a Pilot scheme last year, they are now running a course for writer to apply for.

The course will be run by Scott Snyder; comic book writer and teacher. You can see what he has to say about the Pilot scheme here;

The Workshop will take the form of interactive online workshops, spread over thirteen weeks. At the completion of this, a smaller group from the class will be invited to DC offices in Burbank for an intensive writing experience with guest lecturers.

All of this with the aim of putting successful participants onto DC book as part of their current line up.

Truly, the chance of a lifetime.

Applicants are required to upload their current résumé, write a short composition about themselves, include two previously published writing samples (these can be samples published in the mainstream, small press or indie press) and a completed submissions agreement.

You also have the option of including a recommendation letter from an industry professional who is familiar with your work.

All the details can be found here;

Applications will close on the 31st of May, 2016.

Breaking Into Comics: Women of Darby Pop

Women of Darby Pop Anthology

Women of Darby Pop Anthology

Darby Pop Publishing is hosting their second Talent Hunt. Last year, their Talent Hunt resulted in the publication of the Indestructible: Stingray #1 one shot.

This year they are putting together an anthology featuring their female characters. You have the option of using characters from Indestructible, City: The Mind in the Machine, The 7th Sword, Doberman, Dead Squad, Side-Kicked, Dead Man’s Party, and/or Fake Empire.

Each strip featured in the anthology will be one to four pages long. This way, Darby Pop hopes to feature a few new writers, giving a number of individuals the opportunity to break into the industry.

You must submit a complete script.

You may also make multiple submissions (please submit separately).

The anthology is open to artists too, who will need to send a pin-up or sequential page featuring a female Darby Pop character. They also need one to two pages of sample sequential art (this need not feature Darby Pop characters).

Full details are available here;

The deadline for submissions is the 13th of May, 2016.