KIOSKO #1 ALBATROSS Out

KIOSKO #1 ALBATROSS is out 😀 You can view/buy it at http://www.julio.ws/kiosko


Julio Molina-Muscara writes:


Hello all! I wanted to let you know the good news that Albatross #1 is finally out!

Let me thank you all again for participating with your VERY good creations.

Albatross, the premiere 100-page eAnthology by Kiosko Web eComics, is available for purchase from http://www.julio.ws/kiosko for only $2.49 using a Paypal account, a bank account or a debit/credit card.

To give our stories the chance to be known by the world, I placed ads in several websites and will continue promoting it. I invite you to help spread the word about Albatross.

Tell your friends, family and work colleagues about it. Mention it in the forums you visit and your own websites. Use common sense to help promote this comic and of course, NO spam techniques.

Check out these ads you can add to your website http://www.julio.ws/KIOSKO/mods/ads.aspx You may want to create similar ads yourself. It’s up to you.

Let’s hope that Albatross #1 sells very well. If so, there will be more issues.

I take this chance to repeat my good holiday wishes for all. Thanks, and talk to you later,

Julio

WorkLog for INDIA AUTHENTIC

I have finished the final draft of issue #001 of INDIA AUTHENTIC for Virgin Comics and it has been approved. Will post the expected release date when I get to know of it.

I am hard at work on the issue #002 (3rd draft) and #004 (plot),

In other news I am also going to be doing a 56 page one shot graphic novel for Virgin Comics.

Watch this space for details 🙂

ICARUS online on HeavyGlow (www.heavyglow.net)

My two page short ICARUS is online on HeavyGlow. Click here to view it.

ICARUS is based on an Australian folk song called “The Exile’s Lament”.

This is the penultimate issue of HeavyGlow and it really hurts to think that HG is going on hiatus. Laurie and Stacy, the editors of HG were the first ones to accept a story of mine and I am thankful to them for that.

Here is wishing a quick return to HG.

EDIT : Fixed the links

Welcome to Mohaps.com 3.0 powered by Simple PHP Blog

I finally managed to give the mohaps.com website a full overhaul using the most excellent Simple PHP Blog and some TLC with the colors/themes.

I must say I was very impressed by the ease of install and rich feature set of the software. I managed to get my site up and running and looking like it does now within half an hour (most of the time spent in uploading files)

This is the third incarnation of the site and hopefully this site shall be the dynamic site I always wished for. 🙂

Now begins the arduous task of collating and getting over the information I have scattered over the web into my current site.

I have till now managed to migrate my writing portfolio and related links to this site. Shall probably do my old blogspot blog tomorrow night.

I have decided to use my old blog at http://220volts.sulekha.com as a Blook (Blog + Blook) to post stories and poems from now onwards.

"Walk With Me" Update

As I had posted earlier I am working on a noir title “Walk With Me” with Miguel Santos and i started on the second story of the series called “Confession”.

I had initially written the story during the Boston Diocese child abuse scandal and one version had been published in “Heavy Glow

Miguel has added his own distinctive flair to the art and in my opinion has accentuated the dystopic ambience even more than I could ever hope to.

Here is the title splash preview

copyright (c) 2006 Saurav Mohapatra. All Rights Reserved. Image is for preview purposes only

Get Well Soon, Bar!

Bar, my three year old male cat is right now in the hospital where he is going to have an operation to clear a blockage in his urethra.

I just hope he gets well soon. I have not seen my cats (Foo and Bar) in nearly seven months now.. and now this is unbearable for me.

If you have a overweight male cat around three years of age be careful about the signs of FLUTD… You can find tons of links about it from the web. Watching for the signs in advance can mean life or death for you beloved cat.

for more photos of foo and bar my cats see click here 🙂

Update : Bar had his operation and is now in great shape… though he has a shaved butt 🙂

The Place of Many Doors / DNA-Me

Today I received a mail from Sathya Saran, the editor of “DNA-Me” asking me for bio information as my story “The Place of Many Doors” is scheduled for publication very soon.

This story is special for me as I was requested by the editor to write something for a much different audience than my usual one. (“DNA-Me” is a women’s magazine.)

In many ways this is a sequel to a story of mine published in “Chick Flix eZine” titled “Einstein’s Twin“. Einstein’s Twin was told from a man’s viewpoint while Place of Many Doors is told from the female perspective.

The story is not sci-fi / spec-fic, rather is about uncertainties of life. I loved every bit of the process, in writing the story of Nandini, a young woman who is pregnant from a recently ended relationship and now must decide whether to keep the child or have an abortion.

Man with the Plan

Suddenly it looks to me as if I can make good on something I planned a long time ago… turning into a full time writer by 35. 🙂

Things are moving well on the Virgin Comics front… watch this space for more updates. Doing a rewrite on the second draft of Issue #1 for “India Authentic” which deals with the legend of Kaali. Enjoying it greatly…

My indie projects are also shaping up well… I covered “The Sentinels” the 3 issue superhero mini series in my last post.. Also moving well is the Noir Anthology “Walk With Me” with art by Miguel Santos.

The banner image you see at the top is made from the art from “Walk With Me“…

Right now I am timesharing between my mild mannered geek and absynthe driven comic book writer bit. As soon as my commitments to dimdim are over (hopefully within the next two years) I plan to turn to writing as a full time career. 🙂

I leave with a preview from “Walk With Me”

copyright (c) 2006 Saurav Mohapatra. All Rights Reserved. Image is for preview purposes only