Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sell out...with me, oh yeah. Sell out...with me, tonight.

So...yeah. You can buy volume 1 of The Path as well as the "Left 4 Dead" style The Path t-shirt through the little store thingamajiggy up there. While supplies last, every order gets free stickers, patches, and "Cthulhu F'thagn!" bracelets! EVERY copy of Volume 1 bought through here gets free prints with purchase as well!

Neat, huh? Help me pay my rent!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Long Beach Comic Con, The Path: 1926, and all sorts of other crap.'s everyone doin'?

Next weekend (Oct 2-4) is the FIRST Long Beach Comic Con! BOO_YAH!
Myself, and the best of my Mediocre Militia cronies will be in the artist alley, tables 94-95 doing sketches and whoring out our comics! Stop by and say hi! On Saturday, I'll be attempting an 8hr Comic Book Day in honor of 24hr Comic Book Day! Come see how miserably I fail at trying to complete an entire comic book story in 8 hours!

So, 1926 is underway. For reals. It's pretty cool, except now I have twice the workload and half the motivation thanks to the rest of the outside world encroaching upon my time. I'm doing my best, gang. Two titles to update regularly plus getting stuff ready for convention awesome on top of work and personal matters is a lot. If anyone wants to pay my bills for me, I'll do nothing but update the comics. Hell, if my bills are paid for me, I'll update everything M-F.

Anyone else excited about Left 4 Dead 2? I know I am!

That's it for now, I need to pretend I work around here!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

8 Hour Comic Book Day

So, I'm doing Long Beach Comic Con the first weekend of October, and I wanted to try something new.

The second day of the con, Oct. 3rd, just happens to be the same day as "24hr Comic Day", in which small press and indie comic creators get together in one place and each tries to crank out a full comic story in 24 hours. It's a really cool concept that I only ever seem to hear about happening in Pennsylvania through my buddy Barry. If I wasn't so far away, I'd probably wind up taking the trip there to take part. But I am, so I can't.

Well, I'm thinking of honoring the incredibly fun spirit of this venture and doing it myself AT THE CONVENTION. Except, instead of 24 hours, I'll only have about 8. So, I'll be at my table, letting other people sell my wares, and spend the entire day cranking out pages for a comic book story there on the spot. Each completed page will be placed in a portfolio right there on the table and people can come by and read the story in progress.

So, the convention if October 2-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center in...well...Long Beach, CA. I'll be at my table in the artist alley plugging away at pages all day Saturday, so come by and say hi! Or just come by to see if I even come close to finishing! Either way, it'll be interesting!

I may do the same thing the following weekend at Baltimore Comic Con if it goes well/is fun.

Monday, August 31, 2009

It's the end of "the Path" as we know it...

...and I feel fine.

So, this is it, gang. The end of the road, so to speak.

Those of you who came to Wizard World Philly this June knew that this was coming. I know I was shy on the details, but I figure the "The Path: 1926" exclusive comic was a pretty good hint.

So, yes, Chance is alive. He's just been hurtled through time to 1916. "But Riot, why is it called The Path: 1926 then?" Well, because that's when the story picks up. There'll be flashbacks to times between 1916 and 1926, but the story on a whole picks up in 1926 and that's why the title. "1926" will pretty much revolve around Chance trying to live up to his title of "hero". It was mentioned in an earlier issue of The Path that Chance was never trained, and that he left the paranormal aspect of his life behind in hopes of living a normal life years ago. This, of course, was a huge mistake. Now, when Nyarlathotep came for him, he was totally unprepared and had his ass handed to him. "1926" will be Chance's...well...chance to get his ass in gear and start to learn whatever he can about being a warrior. Mythologically-speaking, there's going to be a pretty big emphasis on Japanese and other Asian mythoses, as the European ones have pretty much told Chance to sod off.
Not to mention a new mythical weapon, since Nyarlathotep has Excalibur, and what's a king without a sword?

The regular "The Path" will continue for a few issues without Chance. Issue 6 will concentrate on Astaroth, Wolf, and Edward/Merlin as they (along with the city of Arkham, Mass.) are dragged across the Atlantic towards the spot where R'lyeh will rise. So, honestly, if you wanted to just skip "1926" completely, it would work. You'd just wonder where the hell some characters came from at the end of the series.

I keep saying "end of the road", but what I should be saying is "end of this cycle". There are going to be three main cycles of The Path. This first one is basically "Return of the King", Chance getting his hero role thrust upon him and making the best of it. The second cycle will be what happens when the myth-world at large becomes aware that Chance is the "real deal" and turns to him to solve all their problems. The third, well, I'm keeping that one under my hat. But I can promise that it'll be HUGE.

Onwards and downwards (because, let's face it, there won't be many happy endings around here)!


Saturday, June 27, 2009


Hey gang! Thanks for bearing with me as the site gets redesigned and the comic pages get a complete overhaul courtesy of Panel Flow. For right now, the comics are being hosted over at Panel Flow's "Needcomics" hosting service, until we get Panel Flow installed on the server here. For the time being PLEASE use as your link to get here, not the old "nightgig/", as that will be gone until Panel Flow is installed.

Thanks guys!

Friday, April 17, 2009

1926: Kat cosplay!

Check out Sam's cosplay of The Path: 1926's Kat! Go to her Deviant Art page to leave a comment:


Thursday, April 16, 2009

1926 #2 Cover

Just the cover for the second issue of 1926. Minus the studio logo.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Check out all that swag for The Path! I'm bringing some cool shit to WWPhilly, and it's not even all here yet!



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's off to the printers...

Wizard World Philly Exclusive Cover

Look at that cover. You'd almost think I was a legit comic creator.

They grow up so fast...especially if you're working on them a lot. I just sent the files off to the publisher. Now it's out of my hands and I can stop worrying about if I'll get it done on time. Now I just get to worry that it'll be printed in time. Since that's out of my hands, there's much less stress involved. You might notice two other names on that cover. "Hamilton" is Jeremy Hamilton. He did the colors on the cover and is one cool mofo. "Vasquez" is Samantha Vasquez who, somewhere along the line, sort of became my editor.

The pile of crap to bring to WWPhilly has been growing, too. I have patches, stickers, post cards, loose pins, pin packs, comics, sketchbooks, sketch cards, and prints. I'm kind of counting on the con-exclusive to draw people in so I can try to sell them everything else.

Oh. Here's what the pins look like:

The Path Pins

That's it for now. I'm sitting here at work working on more comic pages. I've got pages queued up through mid-April right now, and I'm still cranking more pages out. I'm not sure what kind of screwed-up stride I've hit here, but I really hope it lasts!


Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Path: 1926 and Left4Dead

This was just fun to draw. Because Left4Dead is fucking awesome.

So...I hope everybody's liking The Haunter of the Dark so far. It's the first issue of The Path: 1926, and was a lot of fun to do.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Path: 1926 cover preview and the Business End of Things

Here's the in-progress colors from Jeremy "Sloo" Hamilton for the "The Path:1926" Wizard World Philly exclusive cover. Pretty fucking sweet, right? The story's shaping up pretty damn nicely, too...thanks in no small part to my one-woman focus group (who shall remain nameless for security reasons).

So...yeah, I know. Still no updates.

Well, here's the thing: I run the business end of everything too.
Which, annoyingly, isn't as big an end as it used to be since my publisher isn't...well...publishing anything. I love everybody over there to death, but there's been no word on printing in months. To be honest, BT never actually DID anything for me I couldn't/haven't been doing for myself. In fact, it cost me more $$$ to get my own comics for a con through them than if I had stayed self-publishing.
So lately I've been running around getting promo material made up, designs off to various printers, books off to be published, arguments with companies that owe me money, working on bother versions of The Path and The Rioteer and (late) commissions worked on and sent out. It's a lot for one guy to do on top of a regular job and a relationship. I really appreciate everyone's patience.

So I'm falling back on self-publishing again. Because that way, if the book's not coming out, I only have myself to blame. Plus, I have stores waiting for new issues that are going to start dropping me pretty damn soon. I'm not about to let two years of hard work go down the drain.

That's about it for now. Catch you hip cats and kittens later!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Technology still hates me, The Path: 1926, and Wizard World's dying off.

How were everyone's respective celebrated holidays? I took the little lady back to NY with me to meet my family. I think they like her better than they like me now. Which is cool. That'll just make things easier when the wedding bells ring down the road.

So, technology and I continue to be the worst of friends. The new monitor for my computer's reolution isn't supported by Windows XP/my graphics card. So, I'm working on getting new drivers to trick it into cooperating with me.

The upside to all this downtime is that I'm working on (wait for it) ANOTHER "PatH" REWRITE!

But why? Well, because I fell asleep on the couch one day watching cartoons and woke up to find that I'd drawn a picture of Chance in 1920's garb and one of Kat as a gypsy. This led to my feverishly transposing The Path into the 1920's and, well...I REALLY like what I came up with. "The Path"'s regular run will continue, but The Path: 1926 (working title) has rapidly become a project I want to subject my ever-diminishing sanity to. Watch this space for updates/preview art.

Those of you in the know have found out that Wizard World LA has been post-ponned until further notice and Wizard World Texas has been CANCELLED! WWTX is a huge loss for me, because that's always my best con of the year. Le SIGH. Hopefully you crazy Texans will put up enough of a fuss to get it on again. If not, well...give me suggestions of other good cons to go to down there! The Path has a disturbingly large following in the Lone Star State, and I wouldn't want to lose you guys!

That's all for now. I'll catch you hip cats and kittens later.