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At the intersection of Rambo and Rimbaud. Reps: @NepheleTempest at @KnightAgency (lit) / Sean Berard @ Grandview (film / TV). She/her
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Oct 7, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
It’s the year of our lord 2018 and to my knowledge a woman has never written Iron Man, just saying Yesterday’s Marvel panel was apparently all men. Again. Sigh.
Oct 1, 2018 21 tweets 5 min read
#NYCC2018 is JUST AROUND THE CORNER so it’s time for my #NYCCtips thread! I live 10 blocks from Javits, I got you. First, some basics! ⬇️ 1. Javits sucks, okay? It’s really far from public transport (except the 7 train at Hudson Yards), and you’ll have to stand in line for a long time to get in. And to go to the bathroom. (The bathroom lines are LEGENDARY.) Plan shoes / outfit accordingly.
Sep 29, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
My daughter made @RaeBeta’s easy beer bread! 🍞✨ to say thank you, I’ll give you my easy pizza dough recipe! See replies ⬇️ Jay’s recipe: used a Blue Moon pumpkin wheat beer
Sep 25, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
In the last #hkmc, we show Bucky without his prosthetic, bc superhero comics are super weird about disability

There are a few canon-disabled characters, but their superpower is always that they’re... able-bodied*

*unless in a wheelchair, then their superpower is THEIR BRAIN I’m not saying disability should be the story, because struggle porn is a drag, too, but just... show disabled people being people, and living with their disability, don’t give them a superpower that obliviates that part of their character
Sep 25, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
HELLS KITCHEN MOVIE CLUB #5: DEATH WISH! Guest artist @IniquitousFish! Previous eps in replies. If you love #hkmc, please consider donating $5 to your fave veterans charity. We dig Episode #1: Origin Story
Sep 22, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Never military but I used to do a lot of ocean racing. Would always bring a bag of gummi bears because I’d inevitably get sick the first night out, and gummis taste the same coming back up as they do going down. Also mini candy bars because inevitably someone would decide they’re too cool to sleep during the 4hrs on/4 off rotation, and then they’d crash hard, and the rest of us (usually me) would have to do their work too.
Sep 15, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
I should do something incredibly stupid with my savings Y / N the 71/72 Firebirds were sooo pretty
Sep 13, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Name any invading country that’s won a war in Afghanistan. It’s cool, I’ll wait. Also, protip: land wars in Russia are also a poor idea.
Aug 28, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
Kieron Gillen and I used to self publish a trashy ‘zine called Commercial Suicide and then he & Jamie pitched Phonogram to Image (after both had done some anthology work for Eric S IIRC) and Kordey & I pitched Smoke to IDW But it was basically as Judd says — we all wrote books on spec and found friends to draw them and hustled and did anthology work and helped each other out with intros and tried and tried and tried

& then this year I got to publish friends in Twisted Romance and that was awesome
Aug 28, 2018 10 tweets 4 min read
I’m posting @katewillaert’s KIRBY MEETS KIRBY comic as a thread, because it’s amazing, here on Kirby’s birthday / anniversary of US release date. Follow her here:…
Aug 10, 2018 44 tweets 8 min read
So I’m never drinking again but it’s time for #AlexDrunkHistory! We’re still on the Crimea but we’re also going to sideswipe the Irish Potato Famine and I’m going to introduce you to your next woman crush, the most badass gal in the Crimean War: MARY SEACOLE sure, Florence Nightingale was there too
Aug 10, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
So, uh... hey kids... as a veteran writer, let me give you one piece of super unpopular advice:

Wait two years before signing up with a brand new comic book company

because half of them blow up before that two years is out You can pitch them, you can chat to them, but wait until they have a track record of paying their bills and issuing contracts before running in there

Yeah yeah I know, but you REALLY want to get published
Aug 1, 2018 8 tweets 6 min read
Hells Kitchen Movie Club is BACK, with PREDATOR, and guest line artist @ryan_howe! Colour art by @deezoid as always, and blame me for the words/letters #hkmc Previously on #hkmc... (three episodes and an Xmas Special)
Jul 29, 2018 37 tweets 8 min read
I have tequila and want to yell about the Crimean War and how rapid innovations in gun technology, as perfectly encapsulated in one charge during the Battle of Balaclava (1854) marked the twilight of horse cavalry on European battlefields!#AlexDrunkHistory (The Crimean War, 1853-55, was ENG / FRA / TUR vs opportunistic RUS expansionism into the tottering Ottoman Empire, but the Russians claimed it was actually about ethics in videogame journalism. Took place on the west and north Black Sea coast.)
Jul 28, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
For pitching monthly comics publishers, you do not need an agent. However, for bookstore / trade publishers, as in prose fiction, you definitely get further with an agent. So it depends on what your goal is. My literary agent is worth their entire % and more. As well as pitching work, they take care of legal, foreign rights, and a lot of tax stuff, and they co-ordinate with my book to film agent. I have landed two book deals and a few other things I would not have gotten without them
Jul 24, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Landmark moments in English royal pettiness, part 42/infinity: (from Dan Jones’ REALM DIVIDED)
Jul 23, 2018 37 tweets 8 min read
Buckle up for #AlexDrunkHistory: the Tour de Nesle Affair or, how epic pettiness and regifted handbags sank a 350 year old French dynasty and set up the Hundred Years War. First: meet Isabella, queen of England, daughter of France, wannabe Etsy store owner! Depending on who you read, Isabella was either a total badass (invading England with her lover and 800 troops, AND WINNING) *or* a petty, calculating bitch. My opinion?
Jul 22, 2018 32 tweets 5 min read
I’m drunk and want to yell at you about the weapon Pope Innocent II said would change the face of modern warfare forever and then had the Second Lateran Council ban it

yes that’s right THE CROSSBOW

who wants to talk 12th century ranged weapons? (I mean, originally, Pope Urban II had his knickers in a twist about crossbows back in 1096, but the Second Lateran Council gets all the press)
Feb 21, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
I have a few things to say about Image Expo, having been featured in it before, and also having published at Image fairly regularly since. Strap in. Obviously: Image is my home-base publisher in the monthlies, so yes, I’m biased. But also I’m happy to admit I don’t like / agree with every book they publish. (See: H. Chaykin vs the United States of Good Taste, 2017)
Jan 22, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
So You’ve Been Targeted By Alt-Right Comics Trolls: a thread. 1. You can totally get through this! There are very few of them and their tactics are pretty pathetic and transparent.