Sunday, November 21, 2010

My November Newsletter

Just finished writing this. I'm about to send it to you. If you didn't get it, and would like to, please email and tell me (glowinthedarkradio@gmail.com):


Happy Thanksgiving! Been a while – March – since I sent you one of these newsletter things. Busy with work. Some of the "fruits" of those labors are now ready for "picking" – time to take a break from making stuff to share some of them with you. As always, if you'd rather not get an update like this from me, please let me know.

I've got a lot to be thankful for this year. Back at work full time on the radio since May on The Point... On the air weekdays 10a 'til 3p, I'm also the Music Director, a job I love! The station streams live on the internet – give a listen if you like: http://pointfm.com. The format is Triple A – AAA – Adult Album Alternative... a great, diverse mix: contemporary stuff, indy releases like Junip and Good Old War, pop from Jack Johnson, Train, John Mayer, Five For Fighting, Michael Franti and others, older tunes from Bob Marley, Talking Heads, U2, Peter Gabriel, Beatles, Dire Straits... local favorites Phish and now Grace Potter and the Nocturnals... we play a lot of stuff. It's a great "day job" :)

Nights and weekends are devoted to writing and creating... I'm in the middle of production and lettering on Vatican Assassin – The Graphic Novel Adaptation Issue #3. Cristian Navarro has finished the 24 pages of art. I hope we can have the book out before the end of December. This is a comic book version of my first novel. We follow BC – Bernard Campion – he kills people for the Pope of the New catholic Church in the year 2109, while an interplanetary religious war rages on!You can read the first two issues for free online or get a print copy at http://vaticanassassin.com.

I'm proud to introduce you to the artist on my new book Good Samaritan: Unto Dust #1 – Federico Guillen! He has done some amazing work! Juan Carlos Quattordio introduced the two of us, as Federico was looking to work on his first American comic book. His work is a revelation – pun intended. He has his own realistic pencil-sketch style that fits the setting of the tale.

The Story: It's 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts. Father Bill Sullivan is a Roman Catholic priest who wields an awesome power he believes is given to him by God: The "Power of the Holy Spirit." Good Samaritan (as he calls himself) occasionally renders ultimate judgment - turning criminals into dust while proclaiming, "Remember Man that thou art DUST and unto dust thou shall return!"

The print issue is now available through Indy Planet, and the pages are being released for free reading on Sundays and Wednesdays – page 10 just went up today. Get to either or both at http://goodsamaritanuntodust.com.

You're also going to love the work of Meisha, the artist on the other new project of mine that's just come out. He and I collaborated on the 16 page short story Alibi Jones: Blind Eye that you'll find in Earthbound Comics' new anthology Spacebound #1. In this prequel to the novel Alibi Jones, Alibi attends a diplomatic affair for his Aunt Anita and discovers the new colony of Poyas is not what it seems... You can read a preview and get a link to buy the book over at http://alibijones.com. Check out Meisha's art – he's given Alibi a definitive look!

Speaking of checking out the work of my artists... We've put together a calendar featuring 12 images from the comics – check out The Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics 2011 Calendar here: http://www.cafepress.com/glowinthedarkradio.471275727. Cafe Press does a beautiful job with their printing. Every page is heavy, semi-gloss paper, and the color reproduction is brilliant and true.

I've also put a calendar of my own abstract designs together – with color this year! The doodle-rama 2011 Calendar is here: http://www.cafepress.com/doodlerama.418385950. See my original designs on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=238149&id=691607948&l=ab0294630a. Or at Drunk Duck: http://www.drunkduck.com/doodlerama.

I'm still doing a weekly Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast – just starting to feature the chapters of my Vatican Abdicator audiobook. You'll find the link to that, my blog, all my books, calendars and free stuff on my home page. Just pop on over to http://glowinthedarkradio.com for more about any of this stuff. Or drop me an email.

Well... that's enough from me this time. Hope your holiday weekend is all that you wish it to be!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mike

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Penultimate VATICAN AMBASSADOR Podcast!

The free audiobook of my Vatican Ambassador - the science fiction adventure - continues on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! BC is determined to go to Mars and to meet with Al Salid - even if everyone else thinks that's a very BAD idea! Chapters Twenty and Twenty-One on this episode. The next chapter is the LAST chapter of Vatican Ambassador - listen to the podcast to find out what else you'll be hearing on the next - early released - episode!

In book news there are some discounts this weekend. Get 20% off today/tomorrow @ Lulu.com w/ code "DONE305" - http://stores.lulu.com/mikeluoma. Also - Save $10 on orders of $50+ at CafePress thru the 23rd. Use the code: Friend10 at checkout. Both of my calendars are available from CafePress.com.

My new comic book Good Samaritan: Unto Dust is OUT! and Spacebound #1 with my short Alibi Jones: Blind Eye with art by Meisha is also out now from Earthbound Comics!! Both books are available online at Indy Planet and on the shelves of Burlington, Vermont's Earth Prime Comics!



Links from the podcast:

Spacebound #1: http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4223
Good Samaritan: http://goodsamaritanuntodust.com
doodle-rama 2011 Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/doodlerama.418385950
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics Calendar: http://www.cafepress.com/glowinthedarkradio.471275727
Trilogy homepage: http://vaticanassassin.com
My Homepage: http://glowinthedarkradio.com
Free Audio Book: http://podiobooks.com/title/vatican-ambassador

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chapter Na-na-na-na-Nineteen...

More free audiobook goodness today!The science fiction adventure continues in Chapter Nineteen of Vatican Ambassador - listen to more from my Free audiobook, on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! BC flies out to The Project's asteroid base to again meet with The Eldred. Something has them scared! And it has something to do with the revelation of humanity's intergalactic ancestry... There's some background from my early outline after the chapter, and news about the latest issue of the Vatican Assassin Graphic Novel Adaptation, too!

Links from the podcast:
Spacebound #1: http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4223
Good Samaritan: http://goodsamaritanuntodust.com
Vatican Assassin Homepage (Graphic Novel, Audiobook, Paperbacks): http://vaticanassassin.com
My Homepage: http://glowinthedarkradio.com
Free Audio Book: http://podiobooks.com/title/vatican-ambassador

Saturday, November 06, 2010

New Podcast Episode Broke in Two!

It didn't so much as break as I divided it in two myself when I discovered it had come out over an hour long! And it's already Part two of Chapter 18!

Chapter Eighteen of Vatican Ambassador  my Science Fiction Adventure & Free audiobook. BC meets with The Eldest of the Eldred - the leader and oldest member of the alien race responsible for the plague killing off humankind... and discovers so much more about who we are and our place in the universe! In news -  My new comic book Good Samaritan: Unto Dust is OUT! and Spacebound #1 with my short Alibi Jones: Blind Eye with art by Meisha is also out now from Earthbound Comics!! Both are available online at Indy Planet and on the shelves of Burlington, Vermont's Earth Prime Comics

So here are parts A and B of episode 128 of my Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast: