Getting close to the official launch of Clutch, and sending out those Kickstarter rewards. Just sent the files over to the printer for the postcards and posters. Take a gander at the design for the back of the postcard!
Wow. Just wow. Watch how Supercut Master Director Zach Prewitt takes clips from a ton of Apocalyptic films and elegantly weaves them into one master story of How The World Goes Boom.
I will wait while you find someone to hug.
All better? I know, I know, it’s okay.
Now, imagine it’s 20 years after what you just watched, except meteors still bedevil the planet and herds of mutant animals and monsters roam the disfigured landscape… yeah, that’s the world of the Wrecked Earth.
Read the opening scene and prologue of the first book via the links above, and let me know what you think!
Between The Bubbles
Between The Bubbles is a great podcast site filled with stories and interviews dealing with the world of comics – AND Kickstarter! That’s how I wound up speaking with Darin DeVore this past week. We hit it off right away and he did a wonderful job making me feel comfortable. We had fun, and talked a lot about Clutch, the origin of the novel and it’s connection to comics, my background, and more!
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Fanboy Comics is a huge comic-centric site that really supports the creators out there, like me! I was interviewed by Kristine Chester, who came up with some really probing questions about Clutch and my writing history.
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@12thKnight (Kristine Chester)
Comic Book and Movie Reviews
Comic Book and Movie Reviews – guess what this site is about? Tons of great stuff here, and Jay, who runs the site and did the interviews, kept me laughing with his unique POV.
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My motion-graphics expert (the genius behind my updated Kickstarter Video) gave me a little treat – an ultra-high rez wallpaper image from a still in the video. Take a gander!
Look up there. No, not that far up, just up to the top of the screen. See the menu? That’s right, now you can read the PROLOGUE and the OPENING SCENE of CLUTCH! You’re welcome.
Very excited to announce that you can now visit my Kickstarter Page and check out all the fun rewards I have lined up for backers of Clutch: A novel of the Wrecked Earth!
Okay, so, imagine your eye was caught by an amazing book cover, featuring this guy…
And the layout of the cover was something similar to this…
But with a modern/near-future/post-apoc vibe instead of fantasy.
You flip over the book and the back cover has an image like this…
Except instead of an El Camino it’s a Dodge Demon, and instead of fire, it’s driving like hell through a hail-storm of meteors.
Intrigued? I hope so! Okay, NOW that you are all the way here, teetering on the edge of buying the book…
You read the back cover copy below. Does it do the job?
In 2033 the Earth you know has changed.
Meteors blanket the sky and pummel the Earth. Cities have crumbled or vanished in Atomic Fire. Mankind struggles to rebuild, but can barely survive. The old maps are useless. The old ways are dead. All that matters now is power.
One man rises above the rest: Clutch. The last Tribesman. He rides across the blasted lands searching for the men who killed his people, moving from one island of humanity to another, praying his fuel doesn’t run out before his luck.
After years of harrowing travel, Clutch finally had a chance for peace. He thought he could hide from a world of violence and blood, of gun battles and up-close-and-personal killing. He was wrong.
Fate conspires against him, using herds of mutated animals, wicked surgical experiments and their master – a strange being with the power to control the minds of men. When the only person he cares about is threatened and the people who depend on him stand in his way, Clutch must decide:
Does he stand for humanity, or himself?
Let me know what you think! What works, what doesn’t, that sort of thing. Thank you in advance!
This guy. This is Clutch. He and I… we’re tight. We’ve gotten to know each other quite well over the last few months. I wrote a book about him and his adventures.
But here’s the thing. He’s had a LOT of adventures. And the one I tell in the book I just finished? It’s just the start of some pretty world-altering stuff. (And that in a world already altered by 20 years of relentless meteor strikes!)
So, while my army of fantastic first readers do their thing and I work on the launch of the Kickstarter publishing drive, I can’t help but get excited. Not only will soon – say, two months? – will you be able to read Clutch’s story yourself, but I’ll be busy writing the next installment of his adventures.
I can’t wait. I really enjoy hanging out with this guy!