Say Hi to the Cool Kids.

During one of those Twitter threads that wandered well off the original point, it was brought to my attention that many people didn’t know the characters in Legends Parallel were drawn from, and based on, real people. It was an odd confluence of events that led to this happening but it did. And the story has been better for it.

Davion Watson was reimagined as Tom Hill a/k/a Siafu, Phystee Nicole Brown became Oshun, Christopher Longmire morphed into The Jack of Spades, Brandy Hayes became Offcr. Laquanda Carson a/k/a the world’s greatest undercover stripper, Bombshell, and Sabri Carter assumed the mantle of your favorite villain, Ms. Vin.

You can CLICK HERE to read their bios and get to know them better.

Don’t forget to hop on over to visit Legends Parallel’s creator, and owner of Hadithi SambambaBrian “Bigger Lion” Daniel’s Twitter page to wish him a happy birthday. Without his support and encouragement, way back when, I probably wouldn’t be doing all this cool stuff. So thank him if you like this stuff.

More below.

Speaking of cool kids, your favorite surreal futurist, Cyril Brown, is still hosting his fanart contest and entries are starting to wander in.

Just click THIS LINK to get all the rules and character samples for Cyril Brown’s Hybrid Zero Fanart Contest and take a look at all the eye popping stuff we have online for you to work from.

CLICK HERE to read Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut for free online and get an idea of what it’s all about.

CLICK HERE to read Hybrid Zero: Jungle Grrl for free online and get an idea of what it’s all about.

More below.

Also, I’ll remind you to tune in every Friday around 9:10 AM (CDT) to WBIG 1280 AM to listen to me on The Big Wake Up Call with Ryan Gatenby and to read all my nonfiction – mostly science, sometimes odd science, occasionally pop culture – over at The World News Center.

The radio show is funny, and still manages to cover a wide range of serious topics from updating listeners on cures for Alzheimer’s to how not to hunt pythons in a swamp. Oddly, that last one has come up more than once. If you can’t listen in just click THIS LINK to scour to the podcasts.

More below.

Don’t forget, I still have overstock of all my titles cluttering up my living room. I will ship anywhere in the world, just ask first if you’re not on U.S. soil so I can figure out the extra costs. All titles shipped in the U.S. are delivered via U.S.P.S. media mail and usually arrive within seven calendar days of ordering.

Currently, I have the following titles available.

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 parody that’ll ruin your childhood but make your day. Those four meddlesome kids are now four meddlesome adults.

Autographs upon request.

More below.

I will have updates on new projects, including the YA comic book series I’m going to be helming, and existing ones, including SPLICE, next week. We’re just waiting for the ink to dry. I can tell you the final script has been submitted for SPLICE and the beta reads I got made the end result jump from merely awesome to OH MY FREAKING GOD!

So, that’s good.

See you next week.