I’ve got some people I’d like you to meet…

Happy Wednesday!

Last week I announced the Stake Kickstarter coming in March, so this week I thought I’d continue the theme and introduce you to a few of the artists: 

First is Carla Cohen:

Here’s some of Carla’s amazing art:

She’s immensely talented and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for Stake!

Next up is Piper Rudich:

I met Piper through my friend James Haick at Scout Comics and immediately fell in love with her art:

Piper actually already got her art in for the campaign and I am smitten!

Keep an eye on Facebook as I’ll be releasing Spotlight Videos and announcing more artists over the next week. If you haven’t already, join the fun by click the image below:


Last week I gave you the link www.StakeComic.com for the future landing page of the Kickstarter campaign. If you visit now, you can sign up for a notification when the campaign launches! First day backers of physical tiers will get a special bonus, so make sure you are on the list!

I know it’s been awhile since there was any Shady Place news, I need to work on the sequel. I have no excuses. I tend to work on what inspires me most at the moment, which helps me do the best I can on a project! I think about it often, but never get around to working on A Shadier Place, but when I get reviews like this, it sure makes me want to get back to it! 

“Mr. Byrne I just wanted to let you know that I just finished reading your book Shady Place, and I wanted to tell you that I thought it was great. It was an easy read and once I started it I couldn’t put it down. I’m 67 years old and what some of your characters were going through I could relate to. Have you written any other books? If you haven’t why not….”

I’m so glad it resonated as I hoped it would. I’ll try to get on it after this Stake campaign, all of you who loved Shady Place have been so patient and I want to get you back into that world!

How’d I do on the Oscars?

Surprisingly my Oscar picks were mostly fulfilled with the picks I made from heart:

Best Picture: Head – 1917 / Heart – Parasite

Best Director: Head – Sam Mendes / Heart – Bong Joon Ho 

Best Screenplay (adapted): Head – Greta Gerwig / Heart – Taika Waititi.

Best Screenplay (original): Head – Quentin Tarantino / Heart – Bong Joon Ho 

Best Cinematographer: Head/Heart – Roger Deakins

Best Actress: (this is the only category I didn’t see any of the films, so no Heart selection) Head – Renee Zellweger 

Best Supporting Actress: Head – Laura Dern / Heart – Scarlett Johansson 

Best Actor: Head – Joaquin Phoenix / Heart – Joaquin Phoenix

Best Supporting Actor: Head – Tom Hanks / Heart – Brad Pitt

Best Animated Film: (just a head on this one) Head – Klaus WINNER WAS TOY STORY 4

Best Foreign Film: Head – Parasite Heart – Parasite

I guess I kind of nailed it, the only category I didn’t get with either my head or heart was Toy Story 4 for best animated feature.

Did you make any picks? How’d you do? Did you love or hate any of the movies?

I’ll be flying to Portland next Wednesday for ComicsPro Retailer event with Scout, but you should hear from me that morning! Yay!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published