THE LEGION: FREE for Fan Expo

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During the four days of Fan Expo, I will be offering the Kindle edition of The Legion: Magic and The Legion: Death Machines for free on Amazon.com.

http://www.amazon.com/Legion-Magic-Book-Unleashed-ebook/dp/B00HB6H4TQ/

Come by table L59 for the website address to download your copy or watch for it online!

Unfortunately I can’t sign your digital devices, but if you buy a book, I can sign that, AND you get the free digital books!

Don’t ever say I don’t love you guys.

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COME VISIT ME AT FAN EXPO CANADA!

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Now entering its 20th year, FAN EXPO Canada™ showcases over 900 exhibits and sprawls to over 750,000 square feet and over 100,000 fans.

It’s SDCC North and I am totally grateful to James Armstrong and everyone else involved with the show for bringing me in as a guest.

You can find me at LEVEL 800, Outside of HALL G of the SOUTH BUILDING of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
EDIT: My table is L59, outside the main hall, outside the Hall G building, outside the Food Court. It’s a great location because it is near the guest lounge and VIP room.

Books are limited, there is a real possibility I will sell out early, but I will be offering free digital copies to anyone who comes to the table and asks for one. There will be a sign-up form on the table, just write down your e-mail address and the book you want and I will be e-mailing them out after the show ends in PDF form. I had a great time there a few years back and its going to be even better this time, so come out and party!

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EARTH MAN! Out Now!

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They have consumed a thousand worlds. The Earth is next. As the planet’s chosen champion, Danny Boyle must learn how to use his power to mimic the abilities of animals to stop an alien species that can consume and mutate flesh.

Available now from Amazon for the Kindle and other devices.

http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Man-ebook/dp/B006OOAW22

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Robin Williams RIP

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If there is anything that we can learn from the death of Robin Williams, it is this:

Mental illness is a serious problem. Those of us who suffer with it will never, ever really be free of it. It is a beast that waits until your smile fades and the door closes before it strikes. No matter how many people love and care for you, it will wait them all out. It will wait in the corner until you return to your room alone. It will creep in the dark and dank places of your mind until a tragedy or moment of stress stirs it into action. It doesn’t matter how many movies you make, or how many laughs you share, it is there, lurking in the corner, waiting until everyone is gone and no one is looking.

I don’t want to say he committed suicide, because he was running away from a monster his entire life. When a construction worker is killed on a construction site, we do not say it was suicide, even though the man knew the risk and danger when he chose that job. That is what living with mental illness and depression is like; it is the risk and danger we have to live with to entertain others, to tell our stories and survive the constant attacks on our minds by our own emotions. When someone you know suffers from mental illness you need to be constantly vigilant, if you even blink the darkness can overtake them.

I am sorry Robin Williams, that we all blinked when you needed us.

My First Children’s Book: The Cat Prince

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CPcover copy

http://www.lulu.com/shop/richard-evans/the-cat-prince-of-pumpkinland/paperback/product-21053353.html

Come along with a boy named Kai into the strange country known as Pumpkinland! The evil Shadow Queen has stolen the throne and only Kai, the Cat Prince and his loyal companion Mr. Tipps can stop her before all of Pumpkinland is lost!

The book is 9 x 7, which means it won’t be available on Amazon for a while because all the pages would have to be manually changed in size. For now, it is a big, beautiful, colorful book featuring the artwork of Shari Chankhamma.

Paperback, 118 Pages

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Why I Won’t Be Buying Fight Club 2: Durden Bugaloo

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I am a fan of Fight Club and I am a fan of Chuck Palahniuk. I just don’t see the need for a Fight Club 2, The Comic. It is exactly the kind of crass commercialism, Ikea Catalog, Matt Fraction, New York Hipster bullshit that Fight Club railed against.

“If you don’t know what you want,” the doorman said, “you end up with a lot you don’t.”

Chuck is giving people who don’t know what cool is a sense of cool, a sense of returning to something they thought they were a part of, something they don’t need or want but will buy because it radiates an aura of authenticity because the people that make it are so much cooler, smarter and more charming than they are.

The Fight Club comic book is the epitome of everything Tyler Durden hated. I won’t buy it. Because I am smart enough to know I don’t want it or need it and life is too short for sequels to things that are better left alone in their angry perfection.

You tell yourself, this is the last comic I will ever need in my life. Buy the comic, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your cool comics issue handled. Then the right set of video games. Then the perfect t-shirt. The statues. The toys. Then you’re trapped in your lovely Fight Club nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.

It’s really that fucking simple, Chuck.

Artifacts #39: My First Published Work is Here!

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https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/artifacts-39

Take a trip back to the early days of man and meet the first Darkness!

In the beginning, man was simple. Yet even then, mankind understood love and loss. After his family is butchered by cannibals, a prehistoric man finds something hidden deep in the darkness, something that can give him the revenge he seeks.

If you have never read a Darkness comic, this is a great place to start!

Greatest Comics Ever: Part 11

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When was the last time you read a comic with a dwarf in it?

You’ll notice a trend in the comics I’ve chosen as the greatest ever; they are not usually about the hero himself, but the other characters in the book. In this issue, Spider-Man faces off against a pair of misshapen twins with the ability to fuse together into one being that generates a large amount of energy. The little dynamo is wreaking havoc through New York City and charting a course for the Indian Point nuclear power plant across the Hudson.

A lot of good Spider-Man comics came out in that decade, books that would revolutionize the way comic stories were told. Spider-Man had an adult seriousness that was balanced against Peter’s naivete and goodness.The stories weren’t about the powers and costumes, they were about people trying to make their lives better and even Spider-Man’s great powers were not always enough to lift the burdens people carried with them.

As with most families, there is a good brother and a bad brother and the good one has had enough of the violence and destruction. The bad brother is angry at the world that has treated him like a freak, while the other just wants to be left alone. In a Pre-Willow/Peter Dinklage era, life was incredibly hard for little people.

Spider-Man of course, is not the most politically correct hero, little did he know that one day the M word would be offensive. Still, Spider-Man did what he could for them and I don’t recall ever seeing them appear again.

 

Free For One Day!

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The Corrupter will be free from Amazon for ONE DAY ONLY on July 30th. I am doing this for all the Kindle and Amazon supporters so that they can get a copy before the book is released by Smashwords and is no longer eligible for the free Amazon promotions. Get it for free while you can, it is the last time I can offer it!

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