Declaration of Victory

Well, we did it. APE is over and I would like to declare it a success. People, many of which I have never met, walked up to our table and purchased Egg #1. With real American dollars.

Now what? Egg is available at good ol' www.comixpress.com. Egg is also available at our awesome local comic shop, Isotope. A public thanks (well, semi-public...how many people really read this thing?) to James from Isotope for giving it a shot.

Now on to issue 2. And maybe Wondercon. And vacation! Adios, muchachos...we're off to Puerto Rico!


Egg is online!

Check it out everyone. It's online! Like for reals. Go to www.comixpress.com and you can order a shiny new copy of Egg #1 for your very own. Now I don't know if it's true, but I've heard the more copies you order the more attractive you are. I'm just saying... I mean, do you want to take that chance? Is that responsible?

Also, APE begins tomorrow. I'm feeling all sorts of emotions--nervous, excited, nervous excitement...the whole range.

There was a mixer thing tonight at the Last Gasp compound. It's a place we'd never been before. It's sort of an office/warehouse/gallery, meaning it's a pretty cool place. We (mysterious plural pronoun) attended earlier this evening. Here are some photos:

Bruce Lee with Fez

Sapna takes photo in front of wall of Art

Now for some sleep. Big day tomorrow.


We Have Comics

Attention Egg Fans: We Have Comics!

They're here. Finally. It's a little crazy to see a bunch, literally hundreds, of copies of this thing that was previously a pile of papers, pens, and empy coffee cups on the dining room table.

But before I get too metaphorical, let's switch to something fun that you can do at home. Take the Egg Personality Test!

It's easy: Take a look at this photo.

Now see which of the following statements best summarizes your feelings.

A) Wow, Chris, are you serious? That's all you ordered? Shouldn't you have ordered, like, eight times that many? Don't you think you'll sell out in the first two hours of APE?

B) Holy Mike, Chris, that is a lot of comics. Should you have ordered that many? I mean, do you really think you can sell even half of that at APE?

If you answered A, then you are either an optimist, my wife, or are one of my friends being nice to me.

If you answered B, then you might be a pessimist, a realist, or a real jerk.

As for me, I have no idea. I'll let you know how it goes.


Here They Come

Even now, boxes of printed Egg #1 issues speed silently across America's heartland in the back of a UPS Ground truck. I know....exciting stuff. But all you and I can do is wait patiently. Thinking about them, obsessing about them, is only going to make the wait longer.

Trust me.

So what can you do? Personally, a lot of my free time has been devoted to Open Studios going on here in San Francisco. If you live in the Bay Area, you should really check them out. There's some really cool stuff out there amongst the dentist waiting room paintings and the dirty hippie craft necklaces. Really.

It's not all classy art stuff that occupies my time. Two words: Dead Space. If you like alien zombie monsters, especially if you like shooting them, you should check that game out.

In the meantime, here's some thrilling behind-the-scenes type action. First, a very early sketch of Egg's hero, Walter Norris.

And here's a few sketches of an injector gun featured in Egg #1. The last is the final version.


Howdy, Nice to Meet You. I Love Your Shirt. Really.

Hey out there in Internets Land. This is my brand new blog about my brand new comic, Egg.

I know what you're asking yourself. What kind of name is Egg for....anything? It's a name not fit for man nor beast. Maybe. Maybe you're right. But for a book? Well, you'll have to read to find out.

What is Egg all about? It's a science fiction story set a few decades in our future. Biotechnology has given us the next industrial revolution--commonly referred to the Blue Revolution after BluLife, the corporation at its forefront. The daily treatment developed by BluLife has cured cancer, Alzheimer's, near-sightedness, and hair loss. Sounds pretty good, right? But one chance encounter and Walter Norris, a guy not prone to adventure or action, is dragged into a world of conspiracy, danger, and intrigue. What is the secret at the heart of the Blue Revolution? Who's trying to keep that secret under wraps? And what can Walter do to get out of this mess alive?

You'll be able to get Egg no. 1 for your very own by one of two ingenious methods:
  1. Go to Comixpress.com and order twelve copies (it's not up quite yet, but soon--I'll keep you posted).
  2. Come meet me at the Alternative Press Expo here in San Francisco in a few weeks and I'll gladly sell you one.
I'll update again with more APE info later. In the meantime, check out a preview of the cover and first few pages: