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Everything’s McWunnerful!

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, December 03, 2019 09:59:28

Welcome all the new peeps from
Chicago Pop Culture Con!

We had an amazing time at the con. We got to hang out with Wesley Eure and Kathy Coleman, a/k/a Will and Holly from Land of the Lost. They were there to sign autographs and so on but got an incredible surprise when one of their fans drove in from Canada with a series of home made props for people to share, including a full sized pylon and matrix table

And, because our booth was right next to theirs, we had a steady stream of people who were able to discover the joys of McSciFi. A ton of fun was had by all, we made a bunch of new fans, and were able to meet some people who were really looking forward to stocking up on their McSciFi needs. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

BTW, by “we” I mean my amazing girlfriend Kim and me. She stuck by my side, and helped me with customers, for the entire event. That’s her prepping to brain Wesley with an oar.

More below.

Now, on to some coo coo cool new stuff.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The classic tale and an anthology of twists, retellings, and sequels – This book contains the original version of the tale by Robert Louis Stevenson plus a diverse group of authors providing their own takes on the classic. This debuted at #1, on Amazon, in two Y/A categories, on Black Friday and shows no signs of slowing down. My story, HANK AND EDDY: BRO WARS takes an odd look at it all, what did you expect?, and provides a bit of a surprise. 100% of the net proceeds go to Deaf Blind International

Just a Minor Malfunction – Issue #5 – This is a collection of some of the best, up and coming, sci-fi writers in the world … and me. My story, GEORGE, was originally titled BREASTS IN SPACE. It’s a satirical look at the current Young Adult market and features actual samples of what happens when an artificial intelligence attempts to write GAME OF THRONES. Yeah, it’s as twisted a you’re hoping.

Sci-Fi Lampoon Autumn 2019 – This highly anticipated debut  of, what will be, an ongoing anthology series, features works from me and G.D. Deckard, Jeffrey G. Roberts, David Perlmutter, Stephanie Barr, G. Dean Manuel, John H. Dromey, a. stump, Boris Glikman, Ian K. & Christopher Scalzi, Stephen McQuiggen, Mike Van Horn, Tallis Steelyard, Richard Dalglish, Joseph Darlington, Rodney Milton, and Margret Treiber. My story, VORBLISS, is the most fun you can have with a psychic nun and a fatal disease. 

Get all three and impress your friends with how much cooler you are than them.

More below.

If you want to order autographed copies of anything in the graphic below you can just email BillMcSciFi@gmail.com. McSciFi makes the perfect holiday gift for loved ones, or random strangers. If you’re in the continental U.S.and order more than three of anything I’ll even ship for free.

How cool is that?

The Hybrid Zero: 2-Pac has nothing to do with rap music and is, instead, a collection featuring magazine sized versions of JUNGLE GRRL and CASSANDRA AND THE CHANGELING SWORD. A beautiful mix of boobs, beer, ninjas, and philosophy. You could be the first being, who species identifies as human, on your block to have it.

One note, I sold out of the EDGAR ALLEN POE CHRONICLES  and won’t have any more until after the first of the year. Sorry about that. But you can order non-autographed versions via the link. Signed or not, it’s a wonderful collection of reimaginings. My version of the story, THE OVAL PORTRAIT, features a robot and a darker ending than the original. After all, we all know that Poe is too lighthearted for most readers and I wanted to fix that.

However, I do have a few, less than ten, copies of TRUMPOCALYPSE. My story, THE GOOD LORD SHALL PROVIDE, is the happy tale of a future where the 1% live in gated communities and, if they don’t please the Trump heirs, are thrown out to become food for the rest of the world. Them’s good eating! There’s also cherry flavored opioids and Masta-Don dildos. Seriously, what more could you ask for this holiday season?

More below.

Lastly, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Kim and I got to spend time with her sister’s family and ate far too much food. I mean, seriously, there were so many platters they all didn’t fit on the table. And that doesn’t count the appetizers she had laden the kitchen with. It was nuts.

But we had a great time, enjoyed the complimentary vodka, and will do it again.

My thanks to each of you for your continuing support and fun interactions.

See you next week!




McFun Was McHad

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, November 19, 2019 08:54:25
Welcome Those I Met at WindyCon!
Kim, she’s my official girlfriend, and I had a blast at WindyCon. We met fun peeps, sold some books, got to hang with friends old and new, chatted up the Harp Twins who were funny and wonderful (no pics, sadly, since we were on our way to the car), and learned some valuable lessons when it comes to budgeting longer cons out of town. 

The other thing we learned is that there are fans who think that having sex with dino clones is cool. Do you know what we call those people? CUSTOMERS! Yep, we ran into some Hybrid Zero fans and were damn glad to meet them.

More about that below.




As you know (because you’re smarter and better looking than anyone else), we recently ran a Hybrid Zero #FanArt Contest. While the contest generated a solid number of entries, there were only two we could use. The whimsical pixies, called lawyers who work for major comic companies, would have sued me into the stone age if I’d used their properties to advertise mine. 

That said, we still want to give a big McSciFi McShoutOut to Esma Kurbegović, the winner of Cyril Brown’s Hybrid Zero #Fanart Contest. Esma won all the prizes and will be featured on a full page in issue #2 of Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut.

Our runner up was the lovely, and talented, Montreal Mack. He got all the prizes, except the gift card, and his entry will also be featured on a full page in issue #2 of Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut.

More below.



I know there are people, just like you, who would love to give some McSciFi as gifts this holiday season but, and this makes me the sadz, can’t make it to the final con for 2019 at Chi Pop Culture Comic Con in St. Charles, Illinois the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Not to worry. All of the cool merch, including onesies for growing fans, can be ordered directly online at my online store, And, BONUS!, I have a living room full of boxes, containing books, that I’d love to empty. You can just reply to this email with your order and I’ll let you know what the shipping is. And, yes, I will ship overseas, it just gets a tad pricey. There will be no charges until you approve the final order.

The Hybrid Zero 2-Pac, listed in the image, has nothing to do with Hip Hop and is, instead, two new comics. A magazine sized version of Jungle Grrl and the unreleased Cassandra and the Changeling Sword. You could, literally, be the only person to own this on your block.

Thus ensuring your cool-cred for all eternity.

More below.



Don’t forget, you can still get your copy of ICC Magazine, or write me to pre-order Just a  Minor Malfunction, which features my story GEORGE, a/k/a Breasts in Space, a scandalous and satirical looks at modern Young Adult sci-fi, or get your early copy of THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE which features the original tale by Robert Louis Stevenson plus thirteen reimaginings by amazing authors and me.

My entry, HANK & EDDY, gave honest people nightmares, so you know it’s perfect to read to kids.

Just kidding, don’t read my stuff to kids.

Thanks for following along and I’ll see you next week.



Everything’s McWonderful!

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, November 12, 2019 08:26:34
Howdy Ya’ll!
I know how much it means to you to have the chance to touch my robes and wallow in my essence. Well, no I don’t, actually, since that’s kind of creepy. But I do know some of you prefer to meet me in person when the opportunity presents itself just like Carol did at the SCPL Local Lit Fest on November 2nd when she bought her copy of THE BRITTLE RIDERS and then sent me this note; “There’s a cold beauty in the death you create.” Yeah, I smiled.

Nevertheless, I have good news if you’re in the near west suburbs of Chicago as I will be appearing at WindyCon in Lombard from November 15th through the 17th. 

This is one of the largest, indie oriented, sci-fi and fantasy shows in the country. Thousands of people converge on the Westin Hotel in Lombard to meet and greet some of the best creators the Midwest has to offer.

And me. They get to meet me too.

Anyway, I hope to see you there.

More below.



ICC Magazine is getting ready to drop its annual Holiday Gift Guide and you don’t want to miss it. Chock full of awesome coo coo coolness it also contains the hottest of the hotness. Simply put, if you can’t find something you need more than life itself within its luxurious pages, then you’ve got too much money, too few friends, and are destined to be sad for evermore.This gift guide, sadly, has a picture of me in it. But, fortuitously, also has multiple pictures of Little Alice and other amazing creators to take your mind off that blight.

Issue #8, features an interview with Trina Robins, the first woman to explore polygamy and a BDS&M lifestyle utilizing a pictographic format in a national magazine. Or, as others put it, she was the first woman to write for the Wonder Woman comic book series. Either way, ICC interviewed her and it’s a great read.

More below.



I have copies of almost everything I’ve written, minus a couple anthologies, sitting in my living room. If you would like to get something autographed for the holiday season, just respond to this email. I, certainly, have all my comics. Plus, and this is exciting, right now I’m the only human on the planet who has a copy of the Hybrid Zero 2-PAC featuring Jungle Grrl and Cassandra and the Changeling Sword. Unlike the manga sized version of Jungle Grrl that’s out now, this is a full blown magazine and it’s exactly the kind of thing that will get you offered sex by strangers just for having it near.

Yeah, it’s that cool. Order it now!

All my other comics are currently crowding the Top 12 list released by Nerdanatix and I couldn’t be happier.

Check out each of my titles below.

Svarozic – A woman trapped inside a man, a god trapped inside a human. Since they’re all one person, she’s got issues. This is a very TEEN FRIENDLY comic. I wrote it to give trans kids a superhero of their own. It’s even got a Gypsy circus. Because every comic set in Russia needs a Gypsy circus.

Juggernaut – Set in the distant future, Juggernaut is the story of a human/alien fusion and her strange family. They live in an era where sexuality, in all its myriad forms, isn’t taboo but violence is. This group of aristocratic soldiers, who just happen to be related, must face down their own petty, in the grand scheme of things, problems and stop a trans-dimensional creature before it destroys the universe. Or not. It really depends on their mood at the time. This is a magazine sized masterpiece that will impress all who see it.

Legends Parallel – This is the perfect comic series for those who think quantum physics isn’t violent or sexy enough. Five earths and one woman wants to rule them all. This is the story of the man, his mom, and her lover who have to stop that from happening

.Jungle Grrl – In a distant future sex is encouraged, violence is frowned upon, and our hero, her bestie, and their dino clone, try to eke out a living in a sex park while figuring out the meaning of life. The existential poetry based on beer should be enough to make you grab this one. There is a limited amount of American Manga sized versions of this. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Ruh Roh Rangers – This is the R-Rated parody that’ll ruin your childhood but make your day. Those four meddlesome kids are now four meddlesome adults. Scooby Dooby Don’t

See you next week!



A McFirst for McAll

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, October 29, 2019 08:13:21

Welcome New Peeps!

I turned off notifications from my sign up sheet a few months ago. I was getting a ton of emails telling me nothing and it drove me crazy. So, now, I don’t find out how many people subscribed until I sit down to write, and it’s kind of pleasant to see “(##) new subscribers, zero unsubscribed.” It’s a nice, warm, fuzzy for me.

Now that you’re here, let’s get down to business. This is going to be a busy week in McSciFi-Land (the world’s 9th greatest amusement park). Tomorrow, October 30, I’ll be on the Bill & Wendy Show on WGN Radio at 11:30 AM (CDT). You can click on the radio station link to listen along if you’re not in Chicago. 

Then, on Friday, kicking off November in style, I’ll join Ryan Gatenby for my weekly appearance on The Big Wake Up Call on WBIG-1280 AM to discuss coolness and awesomeness. Also to bask in the glow of having just celebrated nine years together on the air.

But, on both shows, I’ll be mentioning this; on Saturday, November 2, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, for the first time ever, a Chicago Public Library is going to host a Lit Fest, this one at 9055 S. Houston, Chicago, IL.  60617, that is more than just a couple of local authors hanging out. Greg Diaz, head librarian at the South Chicago Branch, and I worked for months to navigate the labyrinth that CPL calls its rules and regulations to make sure every ‘i’ was dotted and every ‘t’ was crossed. 

If you like your lit fests with a little diversity, we’ve got you covered. There’ll be everything from constitutional lawyers to mermaid wranglers. There will be Q&A sessions featuring Carlos Jimenez Flores, published poet and president of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, Steve Silver, legendary security guard to the stars, and Jiba Molei Anderson, internationally renowned graphic artist and professor. 

There will be a total of twenty authors, representing multiple genres, so you won’t be bored. 

More below.



ICC Magazine, issue #8, is out and is an amazing read for any indie creators. Featuring a front page interview of Trina Robins, the first woman to draw Wonder Woman, to looks at creators all over the world who are making the art of tomorrow today.

It also has stuff I wrote, just in case that wasn’t enough for you.

More below.



Finally, the nice people over at Nerdanatix have gone above and beyond to help their creators. They’ve added a section on the bottom of every comic’s page wherein you can donate to support the creators just like a Patreon account. There are some differences, but they are all clearly explained on the site.

Plus, they now are selling hard copies direct, adding more stores as I type, and allowing fans to read everything online for free. Basically, they’ve adopted the porn business model. You can see lots of titillating stuff online but, if you want the good stuff, you gotta pay. Since this seems to be working well, I shall heartily endorse it.

Check out each of my titles below.

Svarozic – A woman trapped inside a man, a god trapped inside a human. Since they’re all one person, she’s got issues. This is a very TEEN FRIENDLY comic. I wrote it to give trans kids a superhero of their own. It’s even got a Gypsy circus. Because every comic set in Russia needs a Gypsy circus.

Juggernaut – Set in the distant future, Juggernaut is the story of a human/alien fusion and her strange family. They live in an era where sexuality, in all its myriad forms, isn’t taboo but violence is. This group of aristocratic soldiers, who just happen to be related, must face down their own petty, in the grand scheme of things, problems and stop a trans-dimensional creature before it destroys the universe. Or not. It really depends on their mood at the time. This is a magazine sized masterpiece that will impress all who see it.

Legends Parallel – This is the perfect comic series for those who think quantum physics isn’t violent or sexy enough. Five earths and one woman wants to rule them all. This is the story of the man, his mom, and her lover who have to stop that from happening

.Jungle Grrl – In a distant future sex is encouraged, violence is frowned upon, and our hero, her bestie, and their dino clone, try to eke out a living in a sex park while figuring out the meaning of life. The existential poetry based on beer should be enough to make you grab this one. There is a limited amount of American Manga sized versions of this. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Ruh Roh Rangers – This is the R-Rated parody that’ll ruin your childhood but make your day. Those four meddlesome kids are now four meddlesome adults. Scooby Dooby Don’t

See you next week!



AHA! We McMeet Again!

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, October 22, 2019 08:18:39

Good Morning All
& Welcome White Oaks Peeps!

I had a lot of fun at the White Oak Author Fest this year. I made new friends, sold some books, and got stories that will last a lifetime. Feel free to ply me with vodka if you want to hear them.

Next up on the McSciFi Agenda is the SCPL Local Lit Fest. This one is near and dear to my crusty heart. I was able, with the help of Head Librarian Greg Diaz, able to put together a true local lit fest for Chicago. Everything from Constitutional law, to comics, to murder, to mermaids, we’ve got it all.

Even cooler, three of the authors coming, Steve SilverJiba Molei Anderson, and Carlos Jimenez Flores, will be speaking to attendees and answering questions. With subjects ranging from hanging out with Johnny Cash, to how to use graphics as a communication medium, to helping Puerto Rico gain independence, I can promise you won’t be bored. 

Admission is free and I’m reasonably priced.

More below.



A big McSciFi McShout out to Esma Kurbegović, the winner of Cyril Brown’s Hybrid Zero #Fanart Contest. Esma won all the prizes and those are heading to Bosnia to be with her. She will also be featured on a full page in issue #2 of Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut.

She’s a college student who’s trying to earn a living while still being an artist. While a $50 Amazon Gift Card won’t set her up for life, hopefully she’ll be able to get those sexy socks she’s had her eye on.

All silliness aside, congratulations Esma!

More below her winning art.



One fun side note; both times I’ve appeared at White Oak I’ve worn my Brittle Riders shirt and, both times, people went online and bought one for themselves. But not the book. Makes me wonder what it is they think they’re promoting.

Oh well, the holiday season is rapidly approaching and you wouldn’t want to miss out on the chance to get yourself, and random loved ones, the latest exciting fashion choices. Forget the funky stuff from Milan, or the retro-trash bag look in Paris, here’s your chance to really shine.

You can get all your favorite Bill McSciFi gear just by clicking THIS LINK and busting our your credit card. Everything from T-shirts, to onesies for the kids, to coffee cups and mouse pads. You can festoon your entire home with awesomeness in one visit.

Or, if you’d like a little naughty quantum physics on your bod, I’ve got you covered (as it were). Just CLICK HERE to get all the latest Legends Parallel gear. The variety is stultifying and fun. 

Thanks for reading it all. See you next week!



McOut & About

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, October 15, 2019 08:02:56

Welcome New Peeps.
We’re Damn Glad to Have You!

It’s an exciting time to live in McSciFi-Land. Between now and December 1st I’ll be appearing at four different cons scattered across northern Illinois. Plus, and this is too cool not to share, on October 30th I’ll be a featured guest on the Bill and Wendy Show on WGN Radio at 11:30 AM. I’ll post links the week of so you can stream along if you can’t pick up the station. 

But, first, a chance for you to McMeet me. I’ll be at the White Oak Author Fest this Saturday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. This is one of only two appearances I do each year in the south suburbs of Chicago. It’s not that I don’t like going there, it’s just that there aren’t that many opportunities for a science fiction writer to head that way.

So, if you’re able to go, please wander over and say hello. Last year I was placed between children’s books and Afrocentric-Women’s erotica. I fit in nicely.

More below.



I’m pleased to announce that the fifth issue of, the critically acclaimed magazine, JUST A MINOR MALFUNCTION has been funded and my story will see the light of day. Thanks to everyone who supported this. 

My story was originally titled BREASTS IN SPACE. Then it was THE GREATEST TOLDY EVER STORED. Now, honestly I have no idea what it will be called. I just know they’re changing the name. So, buy the magazine, find my byline, and read that. Then read the rest because there are some amazing authors in this issue. Actually, there are amazing authors in every issue.

My story is a satirical look at the current Young Adult fiction market. It’s got booze, breasts, and an A/I that was force fed GAME OF THRONES to learn how to write. So it’s perfect for teens.

More below.



In other exciting news, Ryan Gatenby, the host of THE BIG WAKE UP CALL on WBIG, and I are teaming up to bring you an amazing new podcast. Called SCIENCE CHIT CHAT it will feature celebrity guests, breaking news on scientific discoveries, with a focus on medical, and some funny bits. 

Also, since we’ll be on our own, it’ll free us up to talk more about the political ramifications of things like tariffs on medical procedures. If you’re unsure how that all works, CLICK HERE to hear an episode where we addressed how some treatments are being kept from American citizens.

You’ll also learn how to vet TV shows for your kids.

Apparently that’s also a lesson we needed to teach.

More below.



Lastly, the holiday season is rapidly approaching and you wouldn’t want to miss out on the chance to get yourself, and random loved ones, the latest exciting fashion choices. Forget the funky stuff from Milan, or the retro-trash bag look in Paris, here’s your chance to really shine.

You can get all your favorite Bill McSciFi gear just by clicking THIS LINK and busting our your credit card. Everything from T-shirts, to onesies for the kids, to coffee cups and mouse pads. You can festoon your entire home with awesomeness in one visit.

Or, if you’d like a little naughty quantum physics on your bod, I’ve got you covered (as it were). Just CLICK HERE to get all the latest Legends Parallel gear. The variety is stultifying and fun. 

Thanks, and I hope to see you this Saturday.




Good McMorning

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, October 08, 2019 11:08:40
Welcome new stalkers. Feel free to click on the links.

While our celebrity judges are crouched in a smoke filled room, sequestered from humanity, until they pick a winner for Cyril Brown’s Hybrid Zero #Fanart Contest, I thought I’d take a moment to announce something fun. As many of you know I teach Sunday School. That’s not the announcement. What you may not know is that a month or so ago, I had a client flame out on me and cause me to lose the only young adult title I had. One that I wanted to share with the kids. One internet conversation led to another and now I’ll have something for the kids, my impending nieces and nephews (I have to marry their aunt first), and the children’s librarian at South Chicago Public Library. She likes me, but my writing terrifies her.

I’m now writing the first series for NEW WAVE COMICS and their CROSS STITCH titles. They’re dedicated to the seven deadly sins (the ones you love and repeat), and aimed at the youth of Earth as morality plays. Since I’m writing them you can rest assured they are not going to be heavy handed missives laden with THOU SHALT NOTS! Nope, they’ll be fun, informative and, if I do my job right, engaging. 

More below.



Another thrilling announcement, that will cause you to quiver in anticipation, is that the 5th issue of, the critically acclaimed magazine, JUST A MINOR MALFUNCTION is live. And, best of all, has a story by me in it. My contribution, THE GREATEST TOLDY EVER STORED, was originally titled BREASTS IN SPACE, and was meant to be a satire of the young adult market. However, if a hundred year old man can have sex with a fifteen year old girl and everyone thinks it’s romantic, the genre may be beyond satire. 

But I gave it a shot anyway. For a mere $2.00 you can get in on the fun.

CLICK HERE to reserve your copy.

More below.



Now, I know that many of you long for those brief, yet sweet, moments when I’m seen in public Or, you just want to say hi. It all works. No matter your reason, I’ll be appearing again at the WHITE OAK AUTHOR FEST on October 19. Last year, because this makes sense in an existential way, I was placed directly between children’s books and Afrocentric Women’s Erotica selections. 

God knows where I’ll be this year, but I’m usually pretty easy to find. I’m tall and I look like me. Also, I’ll have a ton of new stuff. So come on by and wave in my general direction.

More below.



In exciting news, that doesn’t require travel, the nice people over at Nerdanatix have gone above and beyond to help their creators. Like me. They’ve added a section on the bottom of every comic’s page wherein you can donate to support the creators just like a Patreon account. There are some differences, but they are all clearly explained on the site.

Plus, they now are selling hard copies direct, adding more stores as I type, and allowing fans to read everything online for free. Basically, they’ve adopted the porn business model. You can see lots of titillating stuff online but, if you want the good stuff, you gotta pay. Since this seems to be working well, I shall heartily endorse it.

Check out each of my titles below.

Svarozic – A woman trapped inside a man, a god trapped inside a human. Since they’re all one person, she’s got issues. This is a very TEEN FRIENDLY comic. I wrote it to give trans kids a superhero of their own. It’s even got a Gypsy circus. Because every comic set in Russia needs a Gypsy circus.

Juggernaut – Set in the distant future, Juggernaut is the story of a human/alien fusion and her strange family. They live in an era where sexuality, in all its myriad forms, isn’t taboo but violence is. This group of aristocratic soldiers, who just happen to be related, must face down their own petty, in the grand scheme of things, problems and stop a trans-dimensional creature before it destroys the universe. Or not. It really depends on their mood at the time. This is a magazine sized masterpiece that will impress all who see it.

Legends Parallel – This is the perfect comic series for those who think quantum physics isn’t violent or sexy enough. Five earths and one woman wants to rule them all. This is the story of the man, his mom, and her lover who have to stop that from happening

.Jungle Grrl – In a distant future sex is encouraged, violence is frowned upon, and our hero, her bestie, and their dino clone, try to eke out a living in a sex park while figuring out the meaning of life. The existential poetry based on beer should be enough to make you grab this one. There is a limited amount of American Manga sized versions of this. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Ruh Roh Rangers – This is the R-Rated parody that’ll ruin your childhood but make your day. Those four meddlesome kids are now four meddlesome adults. Scooby Dooby Don’t!

More below.



Lastly, I took a bit of a busman’s holiday and … finally … updated my website. It’s got a brand new front page, content updates, direct sales links, and more. I’ll be adding a store wherein you can purchase autographed everything directly but that won’t be live until next week.

But you can still get all the coo coo coolness that is McSciFi merchandise just by clicking that link and having fun. All you need to do is click on the image you like, and you’ll see what items are offered with it. Everything ships directly to you and is made from the highest quality materials we could find.

You’ll be the coolest being, who species identifies as human, around when you wear McSciFi gear.

Thanks for your continuing support and I’ll see you next week.




Tying Up Some Loose McEnds

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, October 01, 2019 11:34:36
Welcome to this week’s multiverse.

For the last month we have been running Cyril Brown’s Hybrid Zero #Fanart Contest. The idea was simple enough. You click the link, follow the rules, create your version of one of Cyril’s, eye popping, characters, and get entered for a prize. At that link are free copies of the comics, if you wanted to do a deep dive into our multiverse, character drawings you could use for guidance, and a fun video that gives you an overall feel for the Hybrid Zero line.

AAAAAAANNNNNDD …

We got twenty-eight entries.  That’s good, right? Fourteen were of Batman. Now, this might come as a shock, but no one at Hadithi Sambama Comix owns the rights to Batman. So that was a problem. Eleven more were wildly random Marvel and DC characters, which we still don’t have any rights to, and one was of Sandman. Neil Gaiman may be cool, and he is, but even he would frown on anyone commercially exploiting his properties without his permission. 

That left us with two qualifying entries. So one will get the $50 Amazon Gift card, and both will get posters and featured in the next issue of Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut. We’re going to let the celebrity judges decide who gets the gift card since Cyril and I are Facebook friends with both. And, bonus, we never expected either to enter. Thank God they did or I’d be homicidal. 

Big ups to Esma Kurbegović & Montreal Mack for taking the time to immortalize Arealea (the one in the middle). We’ll announce the winner in two weeks.

More below.



In more “people are stupid” news, a couple of weeks ago I was asked to sell someone a collection of my comics. The stipulation was that I had to add MAGA under my name. Since I have a sense of humor, I agreed. Then I got sent – and this is frighteningly true – a purity test.

I’m proud to announce I failed with all flags flying. Especially the American one. My litmus test is the life I lead, not the boxes I check. And, to be honest, not even I needed $40 that bad.

Anyway, if you’d like my stuff, even if you want MAGA under my sig, I still have some copies left at home. You can just respond to this email with your order and preferred payment method.

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In happier news, people have asked what’s going on with SPLICE and if they’re ever going to see it in a theater. The short answer is yes. When is yet to be decided. Watchdog Entertainment is in the process of securing funding and sifting through possible directors. 

Essentially I’m out of the loop until those details get finalized, but they are moving forward with all due alacrity. What’s exciting is how different SPLICE is going to be from anything else people have seen. Across the board our beta readers gave it an enthusiastic set of thumbs up. And more than one was emotionally drained after reading. Which is what we were going for, so that’s good news.

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In really happy news, Nerdanatix, the home for Hadithi Sambamba Comix, will be launching a brand new website at 5:00 PM (CDT) on October 1, 2019 (i.e., today) which will feature new ordering methods, a way for you to support your favorite titles, just like a Patreon page, and easier ways for stores to place orders directly. 

As always, the first issue of every title is free to read online. If you want to bask in the coolness of some of the best indie titles on the planet, just click THIS LINK and have fun.

Thanks for sticking around and I’ll see you next week!


 


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