Beautiful Scars

Beautiful Scars, BOOM!/Archaia Comics, All-Ages.

Every scar tells a story…they are the signs of a life well lived.

Ridley Shaw is in the twilight of his life. Born before 1900, he has lived through some extraordinary times in human history, and witnessed some of man’s greatest and worst moments, from the birth of the automobile to the horrors of WWI. And his long life has left him with scars, each of them a testament to these moments. In his English garden, Ridley sits down with his granddaughter, Maddie, and starts to tell her the stories of his scars, and those stories become the basis of a journey into both her grandfather’s past and the soaring heights of imagination, as she learns that scars are just one more way to hold on to a memory.

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BONDS #1: Allegro, Image Comics

“It’s gripping stuff. Human drama is intermixed with the fantastic in a way I haven’t seen in a long time. The length of the book — thirty two pages without a single ad — has you glued to the page as Faith descends into darkness.” – Joe Keatinge

Faith Warner is an up and coming cellist leading a seemingly perfect life until the night she loses her father to an assassin’s bullet. So when Faith discovers she has the opportunity to use long dormant magical abilities to exact her revenge, she takes it. Her path of retribution is a bloody one. To become an instrument of vengeance, she must sever the bonds of her happiness… and sacrifice her future.

BONDS #2: Adagio, Image Comics

“He does a great job handling the art chores and makes Faith look absolutely stunning. His writing is also top notch and you can tell that he knows his stuff when it comes to classical music. He draws you in with a compelling story yet doesn’t ruin all the secrets in the first issue, he leaves you wanting more.” – Ranting and Raving

Faith Warner descends deeper into the hell of her own creation. When she dreams, people die. The more she kills, the more she questions her choice. Alone and at her breaking point, she finds herself no closer to killing her father’s murderer. Faith Warner must discover her true path to find redemption in spite of her actions.

BONDS #3: Finale, Image Comics

“Bonds is a gripping blend of industrial espionage, living night terrors, assassins, mysticism, sex and tattoos–basically all the good things of life. And death. I loved it!” – Scott Hampton, Batman, Simon Dark

“As a former student of Durwin Talon, I’ve waited quite some time to read this book. And I’m not disappointed. Absolutely beautiful!” – Jonathan Luna, Girls, The Sword

The bio-weapon project White Rabbit is ready to be activated–to uphold her promise to her father, Faith Warner must stop it. She discovers that the project does not end with Hirano, and has to steel her resolve to finish what she started. To save her soul, Faith must forge new bonds with a father whose love was elusive, a mother she is killing and a fiance who never lost hope.


PANEL DISCUSSIONS, TwoMorrows Publishing

Design in Sequential Art Storytelling

Panel Discussions is the combined knowledge of more than a dozen of the comic book industry’s top storytellers, covering all aspects of the design of comics, from pacing, story flow, and word balloon placement, to using color to convey emotion, spotting blacks, and how gutters between panels affect the story. Click link to visit TwoMorrows publishing.

COMICS ABOVE GROUND, TwoMorrows Publishing

How Sequential Art Affects Mainstream Media.

Comics Above Ground assembles top comics professionals talking about their inspirations and training, and how they apply it in “Mainstream Media,” including: Conceptual Illustration, Video Game Development, Children’s Books, Novels, Design, Illustration, Fine Art, Storyboards, Animation, Motion Pictures and other media.