Great Review Alert!

“I can’t wait to see where this comic goes from here. It feels like the beginning of a thrill ride that I want to be a part of so count me in for future issues.”

Thanks to Gavin Andaloza at The Stone Legacy for the great review of The RISE #1.

Thanks, Comicpalooza!

Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm ManThe RISE Booth


Thanks to all who stopped by to visit and/or buy some comics this weekend! I met a lot of great folks, and saw a bunch of great cosplay. The Skeksis were especially impressive. Comicpalooza was a big success, and I can’t wait until next year. Special thanks to Bradd and Adina at Dork Buzz and my fellow booth squatter, Jeff Meuth.

More news as it happens! Aim True!

The RISE #2 On Sale Tomorrow!

The RISE 002 Preview

NEWS! Prepare your eyeballs, Agents! The second issue of The RISE will be released on ComiXology Submit tomorrow, 05.13.15 for your digital comics reading pleasure! This issue is a direct follow-up to #001, and I’m really proud of it. Check back tomorrow for a direct link to the book.

And for you folks who love a good hard copy, I’ll have some news for you soon.

Aim True!

Coming Soon: The RISE #2

The RISE Issue 2

Yes, I know that it’s been a long wait for The RISE issue 2 after the cliffhanger ending of the first issue, but the good news is that you won’t have to wait much longer. We had a few edits to make, but now we are back on track to release in a couple weeks’ time! Feast your eyes on the beautiful cover by Ryan Winn and Jean-Francois Beaulieu in the meantime.

NEWS! The RISE #1 is available in glorious four-color print at TRIBE Comics & Games on South Lamar in Austin, TX! Quantities are limited, so get down there fast and hold The RISE in your hands!

ALSO! For those of you who haven’t yet gotten your digital copy on The RISE #1, you now have another place to purchase! Indie Comics Tracker is a great supplier of digital independent books. The cool thing about this site is that they will notify you when new issues are available! Considering the mostly unpredictable release schedule of most indie titles, this is an awesome way to keep up with your favorites.

But, lest you forget, The RISE #1 is still available digitally on ComiXology.

More news soon. Aim True!

The RISE #2 – In Production



The RISE #2, which follows up on the cliffhanger ending of the first chapter is in the final stages of production. The pencils and inks are pencilled and inked, the colors have been colored, and the letters are being lettered. Look forward to further announcements regarding where/when you purchase print/digital versions of the next installment.


The RISE #1 is now available on ComicsFix, the Netflix of digital comics. For a monthly fee, ComicsFix users can browse their entire catalogue of comics, including the first issue of The RISE. Check it out, it’s a pretty cool service, and a good way to get exposed to a ton of indie titles you might not otherwise see.

The RISE #1 on ComiXology!



The RISE #1 is now available on ComiXology! The first installment of the adventures of the Apex Division can now be purchased digitally at the link below! Check it out in Guided View, where you can see each of Ryan Winn’s glorious panels one at a time. Tell your friends! Help us out with a 5-star rating, if so inclined! And fret not – issue #2 is in production as we speak. More news on that soon!

Also, thanks to the Bearded Bards who reviewed The RISE on their sweet blog! They’ve got a lot of cool stuff going on over there, a lot of which centers around the art of writing and deconstruction of media. I know I’m going to be spending a lot of time on this site, as there’s a lot to offer.

Aim True!

The Beginning

1. The Beginning
2. The Revelation
3. The Capture

These are the first ever Tartar Sauce strips. They introduce Matt, Andy and Beanie Maul. Every character is off-model.