Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Update: Now Comes More

I have been involved with so much since the creation of Ties. My next big adventure awaits me and I will be bringing the book to a whole new market!

I can't wait for others to meet Ira.

In the meantime I met with one of those Hollywood types about developing the treatment I co-wrote for Ties into a movie. I thought Alex Pettyfer would make an amazing Ira. Luckily they represented him.  I live for the day Ira comes to the screen!  What do you think? Is he the right choice?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Comikaze Prep

It's that time again to head Downtown for LA's best convention: Comikaze Expo.

That means I have a million and one things to do to get ready for the show. Surprisingly last year, I sold little super hero ducks. I will do the same this year.

I also bought a tablet so I can show off my new webseries work:
It's my first directing/writing/producing effort. It came from an old high school idea about what the lives of people who hunt the hunters would be like. What would it take to kill a vampire slayer or a demon hunter? I wanted to find out with an amazing crew of people. It was hectic but well worth it. Making a film, even a short one is an amazing experience.

Ira will be there of course, being grouchy and asking for scotch.

I will also have these guys there:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Poor Ira has been neglected here for quite some time!
I was able to take him to SDCC 2013 with me but I guess I should update you on what else is rockin'!

I have my second book out on Amazon: Dead Stinky Animals

Please do corrupt your children with it.... and teach them their ABCs, of course.

I am also working on the next BOOK.

I am starting a gallery with my business partner: Illumination Gallery  Which has been a frightening process. It will be ultimately rewarding but as with most grand plans, things have not exactly been smooth.

I am also writing for Biff Bam Pop  I did some great coverage and got to talk to a bunch of people at this year's San Diego. I was almost crushed to death twice but it was well worth it!

Ira is still my baby and I carry him like a talisman wherever I go. I will see him made into something and the next book is rattling in my head.  Unfortunately, all the scenarios I see Ira in start veering into Oldboy territory and I have been a bit more upbeat as of late.  It's a massive amount of energy to go to dark places like that and try and protect your psyche. Not to sound too granola, but it's true.

So Things move forward and I am always taking the next step in this grand journey!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A New Year Update!

A new year and time to ramp up the comic making again. Every year I'm excited to get started on new projects and finish old ones. Sketches like this one in Ira's style keep me going. I should color it, yeah?

The ABC book is also coming along. Yay! Yes. It's dead, stinky animals.  Don't you want to teach your kid's their letters this way?! What could be more fun!

But Ira is not forgotten. There's a smart little girl out there named Alison who's ready to make trouble out of Ira's penchant for letters. More on her later.

Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Beyond the Looking Glass

Happy Holidays, all!

Ira will always have a first and foremost place in my heart but I have been hard at work on other projects as well. This includes a pretty hilarious ABC book, Illumination Gallery and my next graphic novel, 4 Hire.

Ira's drawing style is still the most natural for me. Who wouldn't want to get away with not drawing noses?! I think I found a great balance between cartoony and realistic figures. I still like to sketch and doodle this way to get my ideas down.

Many people have asked about a sequel to Ties. I would like to do something more with the friends I've met in Ira's world but so far Ira hasn't had anything to say about it. Honestly, after working on the idea for over 8 years I think Ira's pretty satisfied .... for now. You never know when that imp will start demanding more stories to be told.

I hope all of you are having a blessed Holiday season. I know Ira didn't get you anything!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Crazy for Comikaze

It's time once again for LA's most awesome convention Comikaze.  This year it's Stan Lee's Comikaze and I can already see how much it's grown in just a year. I'm so looking forward to seeing what they do this year.

I will be chatting with one and all about the new book 4-Hire at

I will also be helping out master of the dead, Rick Marson, in his plans for world domination through the cutest zombies you've ever seen!

Of course Ira will be there in full force with Ties and some brand new stickers!!! I will be tweeting everything is sight so be sure to follow me @EMcGuiness

So come on out and make it a grand old time!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Big San Die-go

It's that time again boys and girls! Ties will once again be appearing at this year's San Diego Comic Con. I will be handing out bookmarks for Ties and for the new project, 4-Hire. I will also be doing a bit of reporting for Biff Bam Pop and my twitter stream will be up on their site. So find me on twitter @EMcGuiness !!