Sunday, October 22, 2017

In A Cat's Eye, Darkly

Alibi Jones meeting Finder means searching for The Sunrise of Hur now involves Alibi tracking down a relic of the Ancient Enemy. Can Alibi figure out where to begin looking? Find out in Chapter Seven of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Host, writer and reader Mike Luoma brings you free audio science fiction adventure nearly every week – along with a story-so-far setup, so even if you haven't been listening you can enjoy the story. The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!   

This week, there's a special guest! For the first time ever, Mike has another author on to read from their work, as Andrew P. Weston joins us. He reads a little something with his character Daemon Grim as he celebrates the release of his new novel Hell Hounds on October 25th!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Good Bye, and Thank You, Gord Downie

On the cruises. Memorial Auditorium. At Higher Ground. The Flynn Theatre. Another Roadside Attraction(s). So many other outdoor shows. Montreal's Molson Centre (or whatever they were calling it that year)... whether they were in front of a couple hundred, or tens of thousands, the Tragically Hip were ferocious and real, a hydra-headed yet singular, rocking beast fronted by The Performer, The Man, The Singer, the friend we lost this week, Gord Downie.
Johnny, Rob, Paul, Gord Sinclair and Gord were the essence of a rock band, most of them high school friends, who made music together, who followed their musical dreams, who became the most beloved band in their country! The Hip were a band that jammed and improvised, yet wasn't really a "jam band". The Hip's music was a little too focused and muscular to be "jammy". And Gord Downie's lyrics soared way above the average rocker's ruminations - esoteric and inter-referential, he wrote small short stories in verse, set to driving rock. The music moved your body but it also made you think.
Over the years, I've been lucky enough to have interviewed each member of the band. Got a sense they were a very democratic band, all for one, everybody pitching in and doing their part, a functional team behind the scenes as well as onstage. And they're nice people. I'm proud to have championed their music from the first time I heard them, saw them, live on that Ferry on Lake Champlain.
There weren't many comparable frontmen to Gord Downie. A mesmerizing performer, he inhabited the songs, lived them, or maybe they inhabited him, took him over. He sometimes seemed a man possessed by the music, by the muse. After that first show, as we came ashore, we struggled to find anyone to compare Gord to... closest we came was Jim Morrison. THAT kind of charisma. That sort of surrender to the performance. Gord wasn't like Jim, they just both sort of had "it".
Now he's gone. The world is lessened by his loss. But the music still lives on. We can listen to the recordings, the albums. We can watch videos of his live performances. We can remember just how talented he was. And we can miss him, and all he gave to us. Thank you, Gord.
Gord Downie leaves a serious legacy, especially in Canadian Music. The Hip never had the success they deserved in The States, but in Canada, they ruled. Thousands of young Canadian musicians were inspired by the example of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip. Gord and The Hip gave so many artists the encouragement to go for it and do their thing. We'll hear a little bit of Gord in future tunes for years to come.
I write something like this to celebrate Gord & his life and his work, but also to try to process the loss. It's still pretty fresh, so I'm not quite sure how to wrap this up. I guess it would just be to say Thank you, again, Gord, for all your gifts, the beautiful moments of music, sublime, rockin', cosmic, and carnal, the spectrum of human life in song. Thank you for painting the word pictures and singing the songs. You made a difference.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

This Is Episode 450!

Episode 450! Celebrate a milestone with Glow-in-the-Dark Radio and host, writer and reader Mike Luoma! Enjoy bonus material, special guest greetings, and a ton of free audio science fiction adventure, all in honor of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio reaching its four hundred and fiftieth episode – bringing you free audio science fiction nearly every week for over eleven years!

For this special episode, and because the full-color graphic novel adaptation's first installment debuts this coming Wednesday, October 18that comiXology, we offer a chapter of Vatican Assassin! Meet BC. He kills people for the Pope of the New catholic Church. He just did his job.

Also hear our regular installment, Chapter Six of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur – along with a story-so-far setup, so even if you haven't been listening each week you can catch up and enjoy the tale. Alibi Jones has been sent to see a man named Finder as his search for The Sunrise of Hur goes on. Find out if Finder is as good as his name, as The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue!

Listen in for kind Episode 450 Congrats from Flash Pulp (http://skinner.fm), Zone 4 (http://zone4podcast.com/), Professor Alan (http://relativelygeekypodcast.blogspot.com/), and Paul Cooley (http://shadowpublications.com/)!

Get a sense of what we do each week and some special stuff, too, on this celebratory Episode 450 of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Vatican Assassin At ComiXology!!

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics is proud to announce the release of the first installment in the brand-new, full-color edition of Vatican Assassin- The Graphic Novel. The first issue, Vatican Assassin - The Graphic Novel - Issue One (of Four) will be available at comiXology this Wednesday, October 18th, 2017!

"I can't wait for readers to see the new edition - the colors make the art pop!" Creator Mike Luoma said. Luoma's enthusiasm is understandable, and infectious - the new, colored book looks great! "Juan Carlos' magic touch has raised the project to another level," Luoma said, excited by the prospect of turning new readers on to his science fiction adventures.

In Vatican Assassin, Father Bernard Campion - 'BC' - an assassin for the Vatican - visits Lunar Prime, neutral city on the Moon, on an undercover mission for the Pope of the NcC - the New catholic Church:  assassinate Lunar Prime's independent governor.

It's 2109, and BC is trying to take care of his "business" during an out of control interplanetary war between The UTZ - Universal Trade Zone - the commercial power that rules Earth - and the UIN - the Universal Islamic Nation - based on Mars. The UTZ and NcC believe Lunar Prime's governor is working with the UIN. They want her gone!

The original novel Vatican Assassin was published in 2005, the first novel by author Mike Luoma. Luoma then later edited and adapted the novel, creating a graphic novel, or comic book, script from his original book manuscript. Artist Cristian Navarro came on board, working with Luoma's script and concept sketches. Luoma provided the lettering and production work, and their black-and white graphic novel was published in four issues, and then released as a collected graphic novel.

Now, artist and frequent collaborator Juan Carlos Quattordio has joined the mix, adding color, vibrance, and dimension to Cristian's art. Behold - Vatican Assassin - The Graphic Novel is resurrected in this new, full-color edition!

Vatican Assassin - The Graphic Novel will be released by Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics in four issues, digital first, through comiXology and other online retailers, which will then be followed by the release of a full-color print and digital edition of the collected graphic novel. It all begins this coming Wednesday with issue one!

VATICAN ASSASSIN - THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
ISSUE ONE (OF FOUR)
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2017
BY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK RADIO COMICS
MIKE LUOMA - WRITER, LETTERER
CRISTIAN NAVARRO - ARTIST
JUAN CARLOS QUATTORDIO - COLORIST


Friday, October 13, 2017

Kickstarter Success Story

For my friends into comics, or Kickstarter/crowdfunding, or just cool success stories, check out Dirk Manning, whose latest Kickstarter went live at Noon today - and screamed past its 13K goal in just over 3 hours!
He's offering the latest hardcover in his "Tales of Mr. Rhee" supernatural horror comic book series, along with enticing "stretch goals" should higher monetary points be passed - and they will be, they're already being exceeded. Check out the kickstarter here if you like: https://www.kickstarter.com/…/tales-of-mr-rhee-volume-4-eve…
Think people are going to notice this - maybe he'll get some media coverage, which would be cool! I wish Dirk all the success in the world. He's been at this for a looong time, and given back and paid forward in huge and generous ways all the while. Thought I'd point him out as a cool example of a creator making his work... work. Before the general media frenzy begins. Ya know.
Got to know Dirk when he was writing his "Write or Wrong" column for Newsarama - a column based on his experiences on how to get into comics (and by the way? You "get in" by making comics). He shared his hard-earned knowledge extensively. It's now in book form, highly recommended if you want to put out comic books of your own. I benefited, learned A LOT! I continue supporting his Kickstarters as my way of sort of paying him back for what I learned from his columns and advice years ago.
As someone trying to put comics books together, I found what he was offering invaluable! It was nuts and bolts stuff for comic book writers - how to write scripts, how to find artists, what to pay them, fair practices, how to go to cons, etc. - what you need to know to actually DO it. I ate it up and took it to heart, and it's helped me put out comic books for the last ten years. Helped make me proud to share my own characters, my visions - instead of focusing on trying to write for Marvel or DC.
But it's not just the sharing of knowledge that has me cheering him on. I've watched this guy work HARD for the success he's getting. There's something like justice happening when someone who's been paying their dues, working hard, and pulling others up as well, sees the fruits of their labor pay off. It's nice to know there's still some justice in today's world!
Dirk's not writing a lot of columns these days, but watching him work is instructive thanks to his transparency of process. The amount of detail he's willing to share as he goes about writing and promoting his comic books and graphic novels is impressive. So is the amount of time we can see him put in - comic conventions, signings, other appearances, online presence... and, oh yeah... making comic books!
We know how much he works because Dirk is a masterful self-promoter! He promotes by sharing what he's doing, his kind of "behind-the-scenes" process, which personally connects him with his audience, promotes his work, and teaches by showing. To do this, he's been an adapter of tech's tools every step of the way, from posting webcomics way back when, to his facebook Live sessions now. Found out about facebook Live because Dirk was doing one... I keep learning things!
If you like horror, supernatural thrillers - read his work. You'll want to learn more about the author after you do. If horror's not your thing, just check out HOW he does his thing. Head over to the Kickstarter page and look at the way he sets up his stretch goals and pledge points - the presentation is impressive whether the subject matter works for you or not. Click over to his Dirk Manning facebook page or the The F(r)iends of Dirk Manning Support Group to see his hands-on interaction with his fans, how he encourages and nurtures support. He's there, interacting with his people.
This is only the latest Kickstarter success for Dirk - his last few books have blown past their goals and stretch goals. Not quite this fast, mind you, but it has been rewarding to back the projects with all the stretch goal booty added to the pledge packs! That success, along with this new victory, make me think media might take notice, even beyond the geeks/comics world. We shall see.
If you're a creative, a maker, an artist, a writer, whatever - you should watch Dirk at work, learn from his approach. He's stuck to his creative "guns" and followed his vision. He gets his work out in front of people, promoting with persistence, not annoyance - a talent all its own. He's now seeing amazing results on his major projects - his fans are responding to his efforts in big ways. You might learn something. At the very least, it's inspiring to see that art, vision, persistence, and hard work sometimes do pay off!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What's Your Scene?

What's your scene?

What's your favorite scene with BC in the Vatican Assassin Trilogy? What's your favorite scene with ALIBI JONES? Want to play some "Best of" segments on the upcoming episode 450 - what scene would you play for someone to introduce them to our universe, our settings and characters?

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Episode 450!!

My next episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio will be my four hundred and fiftieth! 450!! It all began with Chapter One of Vatican Assassin back in September of 2006, just over 11 years ago. Now, if you do the math, you'll realize I've missed some weeks here and there, but still... almost weekly for over 11 years and through 450 episode feels like a pretty great accomplishment, so I've decided to toot my own horn and make a big deal out of the next episode!!

Here's where you come in - if you're a fan, I'd like you on the show! If you're a fan of the show, I'd love to have your recorded plug/congrats to run on the next episode, the Big #450! What you record is up to you, and I love creativity, but a simple mp3 of just your voice saying something like the following is fine:

"Hi, this is ME from MY THING at WEB ADDRESS and I want to congratulate Mike Luoma* on 450 episodes of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!"

*(PRONOUNCED Loo-OH-mah)

Send your mp3 to me at glowinthedarkradio@gmail.com

Not much time to do this... the sooner the better, with Friday the cutoff. I'm also open to ideas for what else show 450 should contain... Thank You!!!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

In the Presence of Power

Alibi Jones' search for The Sunrise of Hur continues – he's about to meet the wealthiest and most powerful man in the known universe! Can Richard Wentworth help Alibi track down the Dakhur relic? Will he actually want to help? Find out in Chapter Five of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur, written and read by host Mike Luoma. Get caught up on the story-so-far, then listen as The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue - free audio science fiction each week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio



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Sunday, October 01, 2017

On to Rigel Four...

Paradissimo was a dead end, so Alibi Jones' search for The Sunrise of Hur continues with a trip to Rigel 4 to enlist the wisdom of old family friend Dr. KrishnavurtiKrish! Listen as host Mike Luoma, our writer and reader, gives a little "story-so-far" and then Chapter Four of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur! Free audio science fiction – The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!   



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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Back to Paradissimo...

Alibi Jones is on the hunt for The Sunrise of Hur – the ancient Dakhur artifact went missing when crime lord Rene Laveillur's men grabbed Alibi Jones' ex-girlfriend Katie at a ceremony a month ago. Laveillur insists he doesn't have it. Besides, his people have told Alibi Jones to stop bothering their boss, under penalty of death... Get a quick update on the story so far and then enjoy Chapter Three of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur with Mike Luoma, your writer and reader, on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio. The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue – free audio science fiction audio adventure on every episode!  



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Sunday, September 03, 2017

Working and Other Tasks...

Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur continues on this episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Alibi Jones lost his ex-girlfriend to crime lord Rene Laveillur. Laveillur's right hand man Peterson just showed up in Alibi's living room, warning Alibi away from Laveillur and his planet, Kismet. Join host Mike Luoma – your writer and reader – for Chapter Two of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur as The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Free audio science fiction audio adventure every episode!  



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Monday, August 28, 2017

Hear It From the Start... Here Comes the Sunrise!

The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue as we begin his second novel-length adventure, Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur, on this episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Alibi Jones loses his girlfriend to a crime lord and his friend Kit to a grudge after a horrific event. Alibi can't stop reliving what happened, so we'll join him as he does so again in Chapter One of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur! The Adventures of Alibi Jones, written and read by host Mike Luoma – hear free science fiction audio adventure on every episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!     



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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Summer Vacation!

Hear the self-contained short science fiction story Alibi Jones: Vacation on this episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Listen in as Alibi Jones takes a little time off on a world that doesn't live up to its name. Paradise? Not exactly. Written and read by host Mike Luoma, it's the Adventures of Alibi Jones – Free audio science fiction adventure every episode on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!    




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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Listen to Sci-Fi Audio Short "Alibi Jones: Blind Eye"

Hear the self-contained short science fiction story Alibi Jones: Blind Eye on this episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Listen in as Alibi Jones uncovers a prospect that sounds a bit too good to be true... Written and read by host Mike Luoma, it's the Adventures of Alibi Jones – Free audio science fiction adventure every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!      



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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Free eBooks This Weekend!

Saturday and Sunday, July 8th and 9th, my two non-fiction eBooks are available for free at Amazon worldwide! Get Star-Lord and the Guardians of the Galaxy: An Unofficial Comic Book History and King Richard III: Unearthing the King free for your Kindle.

Star-Lord and the Guardians of the Galaxy: An Unofficial Comic Book History eBook:

"An in-depth look at Marvel Comics’ Cosmic Team from 1968 to 2011, with an extensive history of the character Peter Quill – Star-Lord – including creator insights from Steve Englehart, Chris Claremont, Timothy Zahn, Dan Abnett, Rafael Morin and more. Also includes in-depth looks at Adam Warlock and Thanos, as well as extras on Killraven and Monark Starstalker. Some of this material originally appeared on-line in columns by Mike Luoma at the late, lamented ComicRelated.com and other sites where they're no longer available."

USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071982NKG
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King Richard III: Unearthing the King eBook:

"Taking On the Tudors! In this short work, author Mike Luoma looks at the years of character assassination and assault the reputation of King Richard III of England (1483-5) has undergone, and more recent efforts to look at his place in history with greater objectivity.
Just as Richard III's bones needed to be discovered and recovered, so too his true history and reputation required exhumation. Somewhere between the vilification of the Tudor "traditionalists" and the hagiography of modern-day "Ricardians" lies a portrait of a real man and king. Luoma attempts to shovel off the accrued dirt of historical maligning in the first half, then reconstructs Richard's character with an (attempted) objective look at his assumption of the throne in June of 1483.

An excellent introduction to the man and the controversy that is Richard III!"

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V8L1AUE
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

The End of the Beginning for Alibi Jones...

Alibi Jones is about to have the top of his head removed by Azhumet, one of the Ancient Enemy! Can Kit save Alibi before the saw gets him? Find out in part two of Chapter Nineteen and in Chapter Twenty as we complete the novel Alibi Jones this week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! The Adventures of Alibi Jones – Free audio science fiction adventure every week, written and read by host Mike Luoma!     



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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Attempted Brain Invasion...

Alibi Jones has fallen into the clutches of – quite possibly – one of the Ancient Enemy! Can his Dakhur friend Kit save Alibi before Azhumet dissects him? Find out – travel with us to Deranimar on the edge of Dakhur space in part one of Chapter Nineteen of Alibi Jones – the novel – written and read by host Mike Luoma. Free audio science fiction adventure every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio, featuring the Adventures of Alibi Jones!     



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Saturday, June 10, 2017

In Search of Eldred and the Ancient Enemy...

Alibi Jones and his Dakhur friend Kit head to the planet Deranimar on the edge of Dakhur space to investigate a sighting of the supposedly dead race the Eldred – and see if the Ancient Enemy has returned! Chapter Eighteen of the novel Alibi Jones – The Adventures of Alibi Jones – written and read by host Mike Luoma. Free audio science fiction adventure every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!     



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Sunday, June 04, 2017

Time Travel?

Alibi Jones just lied to his aunt... and The Pope! All so he can sneak back to the Eldred planetoid with Dr. Krish to check out some crazy high level tachyon readings... in Chapter Seventeen of the novel, Alibi Jones! The Adventures of Alibi Jones – Free audio science fiction adventure every week, written and read by host Mike Luoma on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!     



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Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Killer Episode...

A killer episode with Alibi Jones... literally! Someone kills, and someone dies! Find out who does what – listen to Chapter Sixteen of the novel, Alibi Jones, written and read by host Mike Luoma. Free audio science fiction adventure every week Listen to the Adventures of Alibi Jones on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!     



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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My Balticon Schedule!

Getting ready for Balticon 51, on the way Memorial Day Weekend! I'll be on a few panels and doing a reading. If you're in the Baltimore area, this old-school science fiction convention is one of the best around! Find out all about it at http://Balticon.org. Here are my panels and info for the weekend.

Friday at 4pm I'll be part of the "How to be a Good Moderator" panel discussion. Curiously, this is the first con I've been to in a while where I'm not actually moderating a panel...

Saturday at 1pm I'm doing a Reading! Sharing the hour with Chris Lester and Grig Larson. I'm not sure what I'm reading yet...

Saturday at 3pm you'll find me on the "Podcasting on the Cheap" panel.

Saturday at 7pm I'm part of "Writing the Near Future" panel. If you've read my stuff, you know this is what I do...

And Sunday at 2pm I'll be part of the "Writing Scripts Based on Your Own Work" panel. Charlie Brown is hosting this one and asked me to be a part, very cool. Told me he wanted someone with actual experience, and asked me as I've adapted Vatican Assassin. I told him my advice would not just be "Cut, cut, cut, cut, cut..." - but, man, that's a big part of it! There's a lot more, too.

There may be more panels I'm on as the con approaches or at the convention itself - sometimes I pick stuff up. Check the schedule for more, or just ask me, if you're there.

If you love science fiction and you're near Baltimore, hope you can join us!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Join in the "Adventures..."!

Listen to the Adventures of Alibi Jones! Free audio science fiction adventure every week, written and read by host Mike Luoma. Mike's put together a Big Picture ”Story So Far" for this episode - catch up on the whole future world of Alibi Jones. Then hear Chapter Fifteen of the novel, Alibi Jones – on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!     



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Sunday, April 23, 2017

You Want Proof?

Alibi Jones and his Aunt Anita lead a SAIF squadron to a formerly abandoned Eldred base as Alibi tries to prove the Eldred are still very much alive... and causing trouble! The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue with Chapter Fourteen of the novel, Alibi Jones. Host, author and narrator Mike Luoma brings you audio science fiction adventure free every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!     



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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Back to Ceres Central

Alibi Jones heads back to Ceres Central to see if his Aunt Anita will believe his evidence that the Eldred are still very much alive. Plus, he and Katie Ramsey also get to know each other better... listen in for the latest installment in the science fiction audio adventure novel Alibi Jones with your host, author and narrator Mike Luoma! Hear Chapter Thirteen as The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue. Free every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! 



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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Grim Obligation

Alibi Jones faces a grim obligation this week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio, in Chapter Twelve of the science fiction audio adventure novel Alibi Jones with your host, author and narrator Mike Luoma. Alibi's life will be changed forever by what he must do before he, Kit and Piccolo can leave the abandoned Eldred outpost where they've found their kidnapped friends. The Adventures of Alibi Jones every week – Free – On Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!  



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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Going Underground...

Alibi Jones, Kit the Dakhur, and Piccolo search for hidden shipyards and hangars on an abandoned Eldred outpost that's mysteriously back in operation, as their search for kidnapped friends continues. Science fiction audio adventure in Chapter Eleven of the novel Alibi Jones this week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Join us for The Adventures of Alibi Jones with your host, author and narrator Mike Luoma every week – Free!  



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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Who is He and What the Hell is He Doing?!?!

Alibi Jones, Kit the Dakhur, and Piccolo discover an abandoned Eldred outpost is back in operation in their search for kidnapped friends. Who is the mysterious man these not-dead Eldred seem to be working for? Listen and find out in Chapter Ten of the novel Alibi Jones this week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Science fiction audio adventures every week – Free! The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue with your host, author and narrator Mike Luoma.  



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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Picking Up the Trail...

Equipped with three possible locations for an Eldred base supplied by their scientist friend Krish, Alibi Jones, the Dakhur Kit, and the somewhat annoying human Piccolo search for kidnapped friends. They also hope to prove the once-dead alien race the Eldred are back! The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio with Chapter Nine of the novel Alibi Jones! Author and narrator Mike Luoma brings you his science fiction audio adventures every week – Free! 



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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hello Krish!

Alibi Jones seeks out old family friend Dr. Krishnavurti – Krishwith the news that the once-dead alien race the Eldred are back! How can the old scientist help? Find out in Chapter Eight of Alibi Jones! Fans of The Vatican Assassin Trilogy will run into an old friend as the Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio - host Mike Luoma reads from his science fiction novels every week – Free! 



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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Alibi and His Aunt...

Can Alibi Jones, convince his Aunt Anita that the once-dead alien race the Eldred have returned? And that they're behind the recent kidnappings? Find out in Chapter Seven of Alibi Jones! Host Mike Luoma reads from his a science fiction novels every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio. The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue – Free! 



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Sunday, January 29, 2017

They Should Not Exist!

Hot on the trail of alien kidnappers, Alibi Jones, Kit and Piccolo are about to discover a lot more than they bargained for! In Chapter Six of Alibi Jones, a science fiction novel/audiobook, written and read by your host Mike Luoma. The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue – free every week – on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!  



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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Press Release - "Introducing... RED HOT!" Graphic Novel Now @ comiXology!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2017

GLOW-IN-THE-DARK RADIO'S "INTRODUCING... RED HOT!" GN @ COMIXOLOGY 

Superhero Coming-of-Age Graphic Novel Also Available In Print


BURLINGTON, VT, January 25, 2017– Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics proudly presents the comiXology debut of our "Introducing... RED HOT!" graphic novel. Collecting the comic book mini-series written and lettered by Mike Luoma, featuring art by Rhys ap Gwyn and noted Argentine illustrator Juan Carlos Quattordio (FIERRO, GPS del AMOR), with colors by Bettina Fertitta on part two.

Link: http://bit.ly/2iWVva9 (Active as of 10am 1-25-17)

How Do You Prove You’re A Hero? Using inherited fire powers, Red Hot is hoping to figure that out as he follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. It’s not easy! Red Hot stakes out a bank when he’s tipped off it’s supposed to be robbed... but the thief is the last person Red Hot expects. They turn the tables, leaving Red Hot to take the blame!

“Introducing… RED HOT!” is a super hero coming-of-age story and an introduction to a whole world of heroes. THE TEAM is the premier group of powered people working today, founded by Mind Man. Only… Mind Man isn’t quite himself lately. As Red Hot tries to find out why that is – and tries to prove himself to THE TEAM in the process – his actions have lethal consequences! "Introducing... RED HOT!"- the graphic novel - now available digitally at comiXology! Also in print via Indy Planet.
"Playing on the ideas of legacies and what makes a superhero, Mike Luoma has plotted a story that has to do fifty things at once and convey it all subtly... a surprisingly well-rounded comic-book... " - MCMBuzz.com  (review of RED HOT #1) 
”... a good take on the "legacy" hero... ...has a really great twist that makes the book a little bit more readable than the usual young-hero-proving-himself fare." – BlogThis,Pal.com (review of RED HOT #1)
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio is a Vermont-based creative collaborative comic publisher. We also share news and fiction on our weekly Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast. More at http://glowinthedarkradio.com.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Rest in Pieces...

Alibi Jones, Kit and Piccolo head for the planet Junzias in search of kidnapped friends as the Adventures of Alibi Jones continue! Free every week - Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! With Chapter Five of Alibi Jones, a science fiction novel/audiobook, written and read by your host Mike Luoma, on this new episode.



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Sunday, January 08, 2017

A Race in Space!

Alibi Jones, Kit and Piccolo blast up off the planet Tek'Ti'Karn pursued by the Tek'Tah as we get into Chapter Four of Alibi Jones, the science fiction novel/audiobook, on this new episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Free every week and currently featuring the Adventures of Alibi Jones! Written and read by your host Mike Luoma.  



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Saturday, January 07, 2017

My Arisia 2017 Schedule

This time next weekend we'll be in the middle of Arisia 2017 in Boston - find out more at Arisia.org!

I'm on three panels at Arisia - New England's Largest, Most Diverse Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention - January 13 - 16, 2017 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Come on out!

Sat 11:30 AM - Self-Publishing 101: Become an Authorpreneur             Faneuil                

Description Who needs gatekeepers when you can market your stories directly to your readers? Come find out what it will take to transform that manuscript into a marketable product. This panel of indie authors, small presses, and comic creators will tell you what resources are out there, scams to avoid, and what to expect. Come over to the Dark Side of indie publishing. We have candy…

On the panel along with:
Anna Erishkigal (moderator), Guest-of-Honor Ursula Vernon, Ian Randal Strock and Kate Kaynak.


Sun 10:00 AM - How To Make A Comic             Marina 3             

Description Everyone "knows how to make a comic" in theory but the reality of it isn't so easy. Let's talk printing quality, scripts, web hosting, gutters, borders, staples, CMYK vs RGB, and the alike. Bring your questions - our panel's got you covered!

I'm moderating this one! With Dan Mazur, Mildred, Ursula Vernon and Joey the First.


Mon 11:30 AM Build a Home Podcast/Audiobook Recording Studio    Marina 3

Description Come learn how to set up a budget home audio recording studio. How long does it take to record a book or create a podcast? What makes a book read-out-loud-able? What annoying audio narrator habits should you avoid? Once you've recorded them, where can you upload it for monetization or for sale? Our panel of experts will discuss the basics and what equipment will give you the biggest bang for your buck.


On the panel along with: Alexander Danner of "Greater Boston" (moderator), Guest-of-Honor Gene Turnbow of Krypton Radio, Kevin from "Kevin and Ursula Eat Cheap" and Justine Graykin.