I did an interview with ComixLaunch that recently aired, where we talked about Kickstarter, anthologies, and The 4th Monkey. This is definitely something I can scratch off of my comic creator bucket list.

Click the pic and jump over to the Alterna Comics Kickstarter for pre-ordering the IF Anthology: Crime Noir.

I've got a short story in it, along with 37 other great stories. Check it!

Art by Wretches artist Salomon Farias

Art by Francesco Tomaselli

The 4th Monkey is a comic book anthology featuring stories to raise awareness about environmental and social issues. Brought to life by 20+ comic book creators, each team will be creating a story about something that is near and dear to their hearts... or just something that's been bothering them. The 100 page book will feature 8 short stories revolving around the following topics: Online Bullying. Poaching. Political Polarization. Mental Abuse. Ocean Pollution. Pesticides. Alcoholism. Suicide.

But... The 4th Monkey? What does that even mean?

Playing on the 3 Mystic Monkeys proverb, “See No Evil - Hear No Evil - Speak No Evil”, The 4th Monkey is one who is not blinded. It is aware and wants the world to take notice, before it's too late.

See story pages, pin-ups, the creators, and much, much more at The4thMonkeyComic.com


(Below are the official cover and opening pages from one of featured stories written by myself)

Cover Art by Jose Jacaro
Logo by Kenneth Matthews

Dark Waters (Water Pollution) By James E. Roche and Hus Ozkan
When offshore waste dumping annihilates a fishing villages food supply, forcing its villagers into squalor and certain death, the survivors are forced to take matters into their own hands.

I had to share the first 2 pages of a Crime-Noir project in the works.
It is Dr. Seuss meets Sin City.

(A) Axur Eneas
(C) Sean Callahan
(L) Chas! Pangburn
(W) Me

WRETCHES issue 1 is available on COMIXOLOGY for $0.99!


Both Issues in PRINT are available HERE.

Wretches 2Inks by Salomon Farias



Hey everyone. Hope you enjoyed your holidays.

Just wanted to post a quick update. The final funding came in just over the goal at around $4,000. That bogus $10,000 pledge in the final minutes now shows as if we raised $14,000 but that is far from the case. I messaged Kickstarter and they cannot alter the campaigns header, but I wanted to make sure all of our backers know that we did not raise $14k and not give you all tons of bonus material.

Have a happy and save New Year!

Wretches 2 - Inks by Salomon Farias

Wretches 2 - Inks by Salomon Farias



The Kickstarter for the second issue of Wretches has launched. Please check it out and share it with the world if you can't back it. Sharing is caring and it CERTAINLY helps to spread the word.

Check out what all of your favorite review sites had to say about Issue 1!

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