Wednesday, October 25, 2006


First up is Angel: Masks. It's in stores today. I have a Lindsey story in it, which doesn't mean shit if you don't watch Buffy or Angel. Writing an Angel or Buffy story was like a dream come true, so today's a pretty big deal because of that alone. Go to your comic shop and grab it, and it may even be available in bookstores. And then . . .

There's Death Comes To DIllinger Collected in Previews. This of course is the collection of my first widely released and critically acclaimed :) book. It's order number NOV06 3844, it's spotlighted, and gets much attention on pages 314 and 315 of the Previews catalogue. It's got extra scenes and art as well.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Planet Terror trailer will kick your kittens ass.

This is just a crazy good trailer which does funny things to my nether regions. Check it out.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The emotional state of a writer.

I think the title and picture says enough that I don't need to spell it out. It's something all, or at least most, writers go through; it's something a person just has to deal with at times and put their head down and get through it. Not to take the highs too high or the lows too low. Easier said than done.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Planet of the Dinosaurs!

So, in an effort to keep updating my blog until I get a handle on its "identity", here's a look at a project that's probably going to come out next year and be my other creator-owned book along with Death, The Kansas Killer, And The Man Who Wouldn't Die. It mashes together iconic 50s sci-fi and the polictics of the time. Bubble helmets and laser rifles meet McCarthyism. Early response to the promo has been great, but has also revealed people are getting the wrong opinion of it. They think it's a "fun" book. And, since it's not, we'll be tweaking the promos a bit. We'll keep the retro, but lose the cheese. Thoughts?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

My name is James Patrick and I write comic books.

I'm going to try and get this things started as simply as possible. So, my name is James Patrick and I write comic books. I started out writing a book called Crackurz ("hillarious" -- Wizard Comics Magazine). For awhile, I worked at Kevin Smith's Movie Poop Shoot and did a strip called Soda (Bush strip came in third in a national cartooning contest). Out of that strip came my second comic Lionxor (best humor title of 2004 -- I helped write a TV show called Independent Axis. This year, I realeased Death Comes To Dillinger ("absolutely marvellous" -- Warren Ellis), and also wrote a story for the Buffy The Vampire Slayer spinoff Angel from IDW. Next year, I plan on having the sequel to Death Comes To Dillinger and a new book called Planet Of The Dinosaurs and doing more work for hire. Over the years I've also written for the Yirmumah strip at, have done columns for, popimage and others, have done work for hire in comics for companies like SSScomics and Strhess Productions, and contributed to five out of the seven acclaimed Hero Happy Hours that have been released by Dan Taylor. There's probably more, and I'll probably just end up moving this to a biography area, but this should get me started.