On November 3-4, come visit SPARROW & CROWE writers David Accampo and Jeremy Rogers at the Long Beach Horror and Comic Con in Long Beach, California!
Dave and Jeremy will be at Booth #1502 in the Artist Alley section of the show floor (for a map of the show floor, click HERE). They’ll be signing copies of Sparrow & Crowe #1-2, as well as a VERY unique and special con-exclusive book, printed just for the show! Come by to see what it is! Posters and preview art will also be available.
Christa Nahhas, Chloe Myaskovsky and Chris Anderson, contributors for the SPARROW & CROWE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL will also be dropping by at various times!
On Sunday at 1pm, Dave and Jeremy will also guest on a special “Comics from Scratch” Q&A panel — all about creating comics, utilizing Kickstarter, publishers, digital publishing and more! The panel begins at 1pm on Sunday in Room 102B!
Art from STATION TO STATION by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko
Just in time for Hallow’s Eve, Dave Accampo and Jeremy Rogers sat down with Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko for a roundtable discussion on our favorite types of horror, horror comics, and the process of writing. It’s a fun, in-depth discussion that reveals some behind-the-scenes processes bits about SPARROW & CROWE: THE DEMONIAC OF LOS ANGELES and the SPARROW & CROWE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, as well as Gabriel and Corinna’s books HEATHENTOWN, STATION TO STATION, and PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM!
KC: You also co-host on a number of podcasts including The Fuzzy Typewriter and The Deceptionists where you dispense invaluable writing advice. For the aspiring comic creators in our audience, is there any advice you’d care to share?
DA: I love chatting with the Deceptionists about various writing topics, but I hesitate to call it advice. I feel more like we’re sharing experiences and asking questions of one another. So, I feel like my advice would be to take your craft seriously and learn from everyone. There’s a Zen Buddhism concept called “Beginner’s Mind” which I feel is incredibly useful to writers. It just means that you have to keep yourself open – treat everything as a potential learning experience. When you do that, you’re open to learn from EVERYWHERE. And, I think that’s valuable, because the writing “opinions” I’ve formed over the years have come from so many different sources. Reading comics scripts, creative writing teachers, editors, director commentary tracks on DVDs, books on writing, interviews with writers, your peers. And, most importantly: the act of writing itself. You can and should be learning from everything. And, that’s something that Paul Montgomery and I also share in our sensibility with the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast – we both genuinely love stories and storytelling, and no matter what we’re talking about, I think we both are trying to examine the art and also crack it open a little to see what makes it tick.
Kristine Chester has a new early review of Sparrow & Crowe #1 up at Fanboy Comics.
Here are a few bits we like:
Accampo and Rogers did a great job pacing this first issue. They waste no time getting to the action and manage to convey a lot of backstory and characterization along the way. No big monologue is necessary to explain who Crowe is; his actions convey his characteristics.
And regarding Jared’s art:
Artist Jared Souza complements the writing with his art’s cinematic feel. There is a lot of detail in his artwork, which lends a gritty, lived in feel to the world. Souza even switches the angles of the “camera” frequently, using perspective to enhance each scene.
On the latest episode of the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast, Dave Accampo and Paul Montgomery (host of Fuzzy Typewriter and former Wormwood staff writer) sit down and discuss The Sparrow & Crowe comic book, delving into the history of Wormwood and the creation of the characters of Doctor Xander Crowe and Sparrow by Dave and Jeremy Rogers, starting back in 2006.
Dave also talks about being approached by Jared Souza to adapt Wormwood, and then all the processes involved in creating a new story for comics and shopping it to publishers.
It’s an insightful conversation that gives a lot of insight into both the creative and production processes for the new series.
Download the podcast from iTunes, or stream in here.
Welcome to the Sparrow & Crowe comic book website! The good news is that we have secured a publisher to launch our first original miniseries, Sparrow & Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles.
The first issue debuts in Spring 2012 in print and digitally. We’re incredibly excited about the chance to take the popular characters of Doctor Xander Crowe and Sparrow to a new frontier in a new medium — with an original tale that’s also a prequel to our popular audio drama series, Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery.
Be sure to check back often as we update with more details about our impending launch!