My San Diego Comic Con signing schedule as of right now–
SIGNING AT IDW BOOTH (#2643) 1:00 – 2:00pm
SIGNING AT ARCANA BOOTH (#2415) – 1:15-2:00pm
SIGNING AT IDW BOOTH (#2643) 3:00 – 4:00pm
We’ll have a lot of freebies from America’s Army (exclusive trading cards, comics, and even FREE ARTIST SKETCH CARDS drawn on-site!!) at the IDW booth, so please come on by and meet me as well as Scott R. Brooks, the artist for the series.
Yep, you read that right! IDW Publishing (Star Trek, Transformers, GI JOE) is now going to be publishing the comic book I’m writing based on the first-person video game AMERICA’S ARMY! It’s a great week! That, closing on a house (thank you, no money down VA loan!), getting the final draft of a novella finished and working towards completing my first major science fiction novel? That’s what I call a great week!
If you’re interested in AA, please check out the free digital version from IDW–
XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the game I wrote for Firaxis and 2K, won E3 Strategy game of the Year for 2012 and was chosen by the 2012 Spike TV Video Game Awards Best PC Game. Giant Bomb and GameTrailers awarded it their overall Game of the Year award for 2012. GameSpy gave XCOM its Game of the Year award (“Achievements: Game of the Year, High Tension, Making Turn-Based Cool Again”), writing that “few games can deliver the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in the way that XCOM does.” Excellent work, Jake, Jack, Garth, Scott and the rest of the team!
OH! And by the way this happened. Bloodlines: A Time fro War won two literary awards in 2012: 1. Silver Medal winner in the 2012 Stars and Flags Book Award and, 2.2012 Books of Note – TriState Young Adult Review Committee. This is, of course, added to the 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards where it won a silver medal. Thanks everyone for loving the book!
Well, I know it’s been a while since I posted. But that’s what happens when you’re working so much, you just don’t have time for anything else! Let’s list it out: 2 novels, 2 adaptations, 1 OGN, 1 regular monthly series, 3 miniseries, 5 pitch proposals and trying to keep up with my own personal stuff! Yikes! It’s no wonder I’ve always got insomnia! The only thing that seems to keep me grounded is working out. If I skip that, then WHAM! I’m awake until three. Well, that’s the update, back at it!