Gotta be instagram, though I am on Grindr a lot lol.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
A link to my most recent column, about the criminal underuse of Northstar by Marvel Comics. There's a few more I've done too, in this weekly series, so do go and check them out.
Sunday, 21 August 2011
It went really very well, and was a huge success. We almost sold out...there was 8 left when I left, but am told that after that another three copies sold...so there's maybe just five more.
If you follow the above link to the Comic Guru blog, you can get to the website, and order one of the few copies left, if they are still there. And hey, they'll be signed!
It was a lovely end to see the last of those self-published, early steps into making comics going away like that. Was very cool to meet some new people and find people very excited about both books.
Can't wait for them to all start reading the series when they start later in the year.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
The how is simple:
You can either fund via PayPal or balance trasfer. All money that is raised, whether I hit target or not, will get to me. And there are great rewards for doing it: just follow the links or go to Indiegogo and search for 'The Pride', click on the project, and down the right hand side are a number of perks. Select which one you want and the funding amount, and then it's a simple matter of sending payment. Simples!
As for those perks, they are the reason that funding The Pride is a fantastic idea.
All the perks are in US dollars, and as such, if you are outside the US or in the UK like me, the current exchange rate means that the funding amounts are particularly bargainous!
For those who are within the US, not only is this the best and easiest way to ensure you have your copy, as I will send them myself (as we are yet to establish a distribution source/deal out there), the prices are still incredibly low. The whole series is available for $15: now, in the stores, or on my webstore after release, the comic will retail at $5 (including postage). At six issues, that means post-release, the series will cost you $25, so using Indiegogo now you make a great saving. Of course, in the UK it's even better as you'll be paying less than a tenner!
The following is a list showing the Perk cost, the UK exchange rate price, and the estimated Retail Price:-
Perk Option:- Perk Price: UK value: Est. Retail Price
Immortalised in Print! $1 60p -
Copy of Issue #1! $5 £3.03 £3.95/$4 (plus postage)
First Three Issues! $10 £6.07 £11.85/$15 (plus postage)
The Whole Series! $15 £9.10 £23.70/$24 (plus postage)
Signed Pride! $25 £15.17 "
Personal Sketch! $50 £30.35 £43.70/$44 (plus postage)
Art from the Series! $100 £60.69 Well, whatever Gav wants to charge
It's worth noting that signed work or original art could potentially become even more valuable too, if the series does very well, or if myself or my collaborators become more known. So every perk here has fantastic value for money and potential for the future too!
So please, go to Indiegogo and help us get this fantastic, fabulous and diverse comic out to the widest audience possible! All money raised goes into improving distribution and printing more copies! If we can beat target, well, all the better!
Just follow this link, fund and use the social networking links to help spread the word!
Friday, 20 May 2011
Sunday, 8 May 2011
Someone asked me this the other day. See the answer to that time
Friday, 6 May 2011
The '70s....yeah, man :-)
Applaud the bear
The comic is safe, don't worry there. However, funding the production is becoming a little much for me to manage on my payslip alone (I do have to try and live as well). As such, I have set up a new Crowdfunder account for the project.
Crowdfunder is, like the American site Kickstarter, a resource to help raise funds for creative projects by donating what you can towards them and receiving rewards in return if the project is successful. If however the project doesn't reach it's target, then everyone's donations are immediately returned.
I am hoping however that there are enough of you out there who genuinely want to see this project get made on time and be the best it can be. As such, I am relying on your help to raise the funds needed and to spread the word and help us reach target. So please donate what you can, it is so appreciated, you wouldn't believe.
HELP FUND THE PRIDE HERE!
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Do you share your birthday with anyone awesome? 'cos I share mine with Christopher Lee, which is the most awesome, so I've already won this game.
Umm, no one famous that I am aware of. Just the worst atrocity to happen on American soil since Pearl Harbour. Some googling reveals Brad Bird though
Sunday, 1 May 2011
what is your opinion on Torchwood: Miracle Day being co produced by BBC and Starz? Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner John Barrowman and Eve Myles working with Jane Espenson, Bill Pullman and bunch of other American writers and actors
Umm, it hasn't aired, so I have no opinion on it. It could be good, it could be crap. I have trust in the cast and writers involved, so I am optimistically leaning towards good, but hey, could turn out rubbish.
Friday, 29 April 2011
If you could fill all the guest spots on a quiz format comedy panel show with your friends and acquaintances, who would you choose and for which programme?
It would be Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and my team would be me, Drew Davies and PJ Montgomery, as they know their music well and we have good banter. Also, presenting would be either Simon Amstell or Josh Groban, as they were both hilarious and hot.
If you could eliminate one thing you do each day in the bathroom so you never had to do it again, what would it be?
Brushing my teeth. It always feels like it's taking up too much of my time, and if my trips to the dentist and tooth sensitivity is anything to go by, apparently for little results. If they could make a toothpaste you apply once and never had to use again, leaving you with forever strong teeth and gums and fresh breath, I would be a happy man indeed.
Does it have to be just one? Hmm, well flight is hard to pass up...it would save me thousands in train tickets. Or possibly shapeshifting, to the atomic level. Then I could do pretty much anything.
Rap music. Does my head in.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Which Alien do you really hope they bring back in the new series of Doctor Who (which starts Saturday) and which alien do you really hope is forgotten and never mentioned again?
I've never seen classic Doctor Who, so this isn't a good question for me.
God, I have so many. But perhaps one that sticks out in my mind just now was an issue of Uncanny X-Men. I forget the issue number, but it musta taken place before the Phalanx Covenant. Basically, Gambit is confronting a seemingly primitive Sabretooth (who had lost his memory and personality after being stabbed in the brain by Wolverine). Gambit is angry over a previous encounter they'd had years before where Sabretooth killed his lover casually saying 'whoops' as he drops her off a bridge. Before Gambit can hurt him, or make him remember who he is, Storm intervenes. The last page is the best, as Storm walks out of the Danger Room where Sabretooth is being held. Alone in the dark, he mutters 'whoops'.
Loved it, in part due to some stunning pacing and composition by Joe Madureira, and also the smart use of sound effects in the last page; as Storm walks away we g a 'clik clak clik clak' of her shoes, showing how echoey the hall is, but also creating a strong sense of foreboding. The issue was brilliantly timed and executed, and was the first one to come to mind when you asked that question.
Drew Davies, my friend and co-writer on Stiffs. I met him in school as a teenager, around the time I was coming to terms with my sexuality. He's the best and most supportive friend I've ever had.
If we were to ignore how late it is now...I'm pretty good at making a lemon-infused Roast Chicken dinner, with roast parsnips, potatoes, peas...probably that.
Oh, tough one...I can start by listing the major cities I have been to: London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds in the UK; New York in the US, and Paris in Europe...and that's about it. Favourite? Hmm, I'd normally say Cardiff, I've always grown up close to it, it's a city on a small scale; but that may be cheating as it's almost home to me. Birmingham would probably be my next choice, though I'm finding I have a growing soft spot for London these days.
Yes, though I don't think of them as lingering spirits so much as echoes. I think that the presence of a human being and our own intrinsic electromagnetic fields can create imprints on the spectrum of the world around us. As such, when someone sees a ghost, they are seeing an echo of someone previously in that spot, whether that person is now alive or dead. I think that's why when people claim to have seen ghosts they're often doing something mundane like having a walk, or like, cleaning dishes or something; you're seeing echoes of past actions.
Hmmm...yes, I believe I do. Don't ask me what it entails, because that I truly have no answer for. But I am positive that there is more to existence than what we have now when we're alive. That being said, the possibility of life after death or reincarnation gives no one liscence to be an ass now.
Dorian Gray. Forever youth and composed of incalculable wit and charm, and a dark side no one knows :P
Glee...so I could sing my guts out and dance my tits off...because I am a SUPERGAY that way
Do you need anything moistened or... made soggy? (Intended to be a Dr Horrible reference, but I realise it just sounds like the grossest proposal. NEVER MIND)
OMG until I recalled where I'd heard that before I was totally mouth agape shocked face! LOL. But no, I'm good just now lol
Monday, 18 April 2011
Wow, I've seen a lot. Umm, Anti-Christ. Definitey. It was just horrible, non-sensical torture porn in the most literal sense, and the only message it seemed to have was "don't trust women, they're all murderous, child killing whores". I found it incredibly misogynistic and controversial for controversy's sake.
Monday, 11 April 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
So nothing to stop you buying the comic. If only for the excellent Gavin Mitchell artwork. Buy it for it is the awesomesauce!
Get in on the ground floor with the special preview issue for two South Wales made comic book extravaganzas!
12 page preview for the first issue of Stiffs, the story of Don Daniels, his wise-cracking simian soulmate Kenny McMonkey and his mates as they find their South Wales Valley home secretly surrounded by the undead. So what do they do? Become kick-ass zombie hunters, naturally! But there's more going on in those deep dark woods than any of them is ready for...
Plus, an original, self-contained The Pride story starring FabMan (Tomorrow's Fabulous Man, Today!) in 'It Gets Better'- an important vignette and message from The Pride, an LGBT superteam who are here for everyone! Also, the origins of two of The Pride's core members, Wolf and White Trash!
Stiffs is created and written by Drew Davies, PJ Montgomery and Joe Glass, with art by Gavin Mitchell and Adam Cadwell; The Pride is created and written by Joe Glass with art by Gavin Mitchell and Kris Carter.
These comics projects have something for everyone, and there'll be big things for both in the future! So get involved and see what you can expect ready for the Big Launch of both comics in the latter half of 2011!
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Monday, 24 January 2011
Smell, I guess...it's the only one I could imagine doing without....though that would affect taste, which would be upsetting.
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Do you mean what have you said? I have to admit, the discussion about rimming made me laugh my tits off, but that may have partly been Emma's reaction as much as anything else lol
Monday, 10 January 2011
It's all about advancing my writing career. Mainly by working out more time to work on my writing and trying harder than ever to get it out there.
As such, two comic projects I've been working on will finally be seeing the light of day in the form of Stiffs and The Pride. Both will be previewed in a special Preview comic on sale at Cardiff International Comic Con. From there, I'll be pushing full steam ahead with getting at least one of these properties published and out there before the end of the year.
But I'm not limiting my writing output to comics. I'll also be working on articles. In fact, my very first published articles will be in a magazine released towards the end of this month.
So this year it's all about becoming not just a writer, but a PUBLISHED writer.
And maybe get fit too, but I say that every year lol
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Saturday, 1 January 2011
So, on February 26th, 2011 Stiffs and The Pride will be previewed exclusively at the Cardiff International Comics Expo. For many of you, and in particular for Stiffs, this will be the first physical release of a comic project you’ve been showing your support for for a good few years.
Stiffs and The Pride will be released together as part of a preview book, showing off the talents of the creators involved. Inside will be a twelve page preview for Stiffs, and a short vignette story from The Pride universe. The book will be very limited edition, and will give one of the biggest looks into these projects seen to date.
Now, we fully understand that many of you may not be able to make it to the con, but that you would really like to get your hands on this limited release of projects you’ve been supporting for so long.
As such, we are taking pre-orders for the book ahead of schedule, at a special pre-order discount to say thanks for all the support.
For just £2 you can pre-order a copy of the Stiffs/The Pride preview, signed by all the creators, so that you can still get a copy even if you can’t make it to the Cardiff International Comics Expo.
As mentioned, this preview release is very limited edition, and will provide the most in depth look at Stiffs and The Pride yet released!
We value your continued support and hope that all of you who are unable to make the show will pre-order your copy, so we can make sure everyone is finally getting something to show for that support.
Payments can be made to Joe Glass’ PayPal account at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your address with the payment so we can get the books out to you soon as they are ready.
This is a limited time offer, as we’ll need to collate payments for printing copies, so we’ll take payments all the way up to January 31st, 2011.
Thanks for your support!
Lol, I dunno, I seem to be doing alright for artists of late. And more than stickmen too lol