Dateline--Houston, December 31, 2013
WHAT A WAY TO END 2013 AND BEGIN 2014--AFTER TWILIGHT IS NOW ALL DIGITAL!
With Comixology releasing the sixth and final issue of AFTER TWILIGHT today, we start the new year with the entire series digitized and ready to read in Comixology's outstanding guided-view format. Issue #6 is the powerful, heart-stopping finale of this provocative political thriller, and we can't wait for you to see it. Click on either the Comixology logo or the Issue #6 cover to buy this last installment or the entire series! It's a blast!
And let us know what you think about the story and/or the digital format by clicking here.
Dateline--Houston, December 4, 2013
YES--AFTER TWILIGHT #5 IS NOW DIGITAL!
AFTER TWILIGHT #5 is now available on Comixology. Once again, the guided view is beautifully done and Doug Brown's artwork is outstanding. Click on either of the images in this item and get some AFTER TWILIGHT in your life!
And as always, we want to hear your thoughts about the digital treatment as well as the AFTER TWILIGHT story itself. Click here to send us your comments.
Dateline--Houston, November 29, 2013
AFTER TWILIGHT FAN BASE JUST KEEPS ON GROWING
Writer Gary Watson took AFTER TWILIGHT to Pop Shop Houston, and, boy, is he glad he did! Lots of attendees who were out to buy locally crafted goods also bought issues of AFTER TWILIGHT, the locally produced and published comic book series that's set right here in Houston. Gary reconnected with lots of existing fans and introduced AFTER TWILIGHT to new readers who were intrigued by the provocative story line and who bought books not only for themselves but also as gifts for their friends in the Underground!
Dateline--Houston, November 15, 2013
DIGITAL AFTER TWILIGHT FINDS AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE
We got our first quarterly report from Comixology and it's very exciting! Not only has AFTER TWILIGHT sold well, it has sold internationally! We have readers in Great Britain, The Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, India, Italy, and Switzerland. Our story is certainly universal, resonating with audiences around the world. And this is the report for just the first three issues through the end of September! Check out AFTER TWILIGHT if you haven't yet on Comixology; of if you want printed copies, click on the BUY button.
Dateline--Houston, November 6, 2013
COMIXOLOGY HAS JUST POSTED AFTER TWILIGHT #4!
The digital version of AFTER TWILIGHT just keeps on coming! If you've been following AFTER TWILIGHT online on Comixology, the time has come for you to purchase Issue #4. Just click on the cover image or the Comixology logo to access the new issue.
Also, we want to hear your thoughts about the digital treatment that our story is getting. You can send us a message by clicking here.
Dateline--Houston, September 25, 2013
AFTER TWILIGHT #3 IS NOW ON COMIXOLOGY!
For all you digital fans of AFTER TWILIGHT, today's your day to continue the story online. Comixology just released Issue #3 and this comic installment is available for purchase right now. Like the previous AFTER TWILIGHT issues, #3 is given Comixology's great guided-view treatment so it's a fantastic read.
To access our Comixology page, just click on the cover image or the Comixology logo you see here.
Dateline--Houston, September 21, 2013
AFTER TWILIGHT'S GARY WATSON WEIGHS IN ON WRITERS PANEL AT FIRST-EVER COMICULTURE SYMPOSIUM
The University of Houston-Clear Lake presented its first comics symposium today and our own Gary Watson was one of six comics-industry panelists discussing the art of great storytelling. The key aspect of the session was how comics, no matter how dazzling or intricate the imagery, have to have a compelling story behind them to be successful or effective. Gary's contribution to the discussion was from a filmmaker's viewpoint, having made the AFTER TWILIGHT comic book series from a short film to a feature length screenplay to a comic book. (Most of the time, it starts with the comic book). Gary was joined by writers David Doub, Charles Martin, Mark Nasso, James O'Barr, and Bruce Small. The panel was moderated by Terry Wagner, founder of Mental Diversions. Click on the image below to see a clip from the event.
Thanks to the University of Houston-Clear Lake and coordinator Jeffrey Bowen for a great symposium!
Dateline--Houston, September 10, 2013
AFTER TWILIGHT IS NOW CARRIED IN COMIC BOOK STORES IN THE BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC NORTHWEST
It's a long way from Texas, but we're really excited that the AFTER TWILIGHT series is now in three new comic books stores--Zanadu in Seattle and in Portland, Excalibur Books and Comics and Floating World Comics. These are some amazing comic book stores in communities that will really appreciate the AFTER TWILIGHT story. If you are in Seattle or Portland, make sure you stop in and give AFTER TWILIGHT and these comic book stores some love.
We were happy to be able to hand-deliver comics to these stores and meet their great owners and staff. Here's a pic of AFTER TWILIGHT writer Gary Watson with Zanadu manager J. Howard Boyd.
For a complete list of COMIC BOOK RETAILERS across the country that carry AFTER TWILIGHT, click here.
Dateline--Houston, August 28, 2013
JUST LIKE CLOCKWORK--AFTER TWILIGHT #2 IS POSTED ON COMIXOLOGY TODAY!
The online comics site Comixology just posted AFTER TWILIGHT #2 for those of you who prefer a paperless comics reading experience. The second issue comes about a month after the digital debut of AFTER TWILIGHT #1, and the Comixology guided-view format is awesome.
We've had a lot of fans asking when we would go digital---here it is! The remaining issues of the 6-book series will follow soon. To order your digital copies of #1 and #2, click on the Comixology logo.
Dateline--Houston, July 24, 2013
AFTER TWILIGHT #1 IS NOW DIGITAL ON COMIXOLOGY
AFTER TWILIGHT #1 is now available on Comixology, the largest online digital comics site!
The guided-view version is amazing. Those of you who have requested a digital version of the AFTER TWILIGHT series will not be disappointed!
We'll keep you posted as the rest of the 6-book series becomes available online. To buy your digital copy of AFTER TWILIGHT #1, priced at only $1.99, click on the Comixology logo above.
Dateline--Houston, May 27, 2013
AFTER TWILIGHT SERIES WILL SOON GO DIGITAL ON COMIXOLOGY
Good news for the AFTER TWILIGHT fans who have told us they want the digital version! We've just uploaded all six books of the AFTER TWILIGHT series to the digital comics site, Comixology. The series was just recently approved for upcoming sales, via Comixology. We'll get the word out once we know when AFTER TWILIGHT makes its digital debut. Stay tuned! Exciting!
Dateline--Houston, May 4, 2013
AFTER TWILIGHT SERIES IS STILL GOING STRONG!
It's been been about seven months since the conclusion of the AFTER TWILIGHT series, but we're pleased that the story is still valid and is still finding lots of new readers. Writer Gary L. Watson made an appearance at Third Planet to sign and sell copies of the six-book AFTER TWILIGHT series. He was blown away by the response of those who showed up on Free Comic Book Day who said they had heard about the Houston-based story and definitely wanted to get in on the provocative story line. Overall, it was a good day for AFTER TWILIGHT and thanks to TJ (shown in red with Gary in the photo) and Alma at Third Planet for the encore opportunity. And for those who weren't able to make it on Saturday, there are plenty of copies on the stands at Third Planet for you to purchase.
Datelline--Houston, March 8, 2013
THE AFTER TWILIGHT JOURNEY VIDEO IS A WINNER!
We just got word that The AFTER TWILIGHT Journey video won a Telly Award. The video, which is the story of creating our comic book and developing the motion picture, can be viewed by clicking here. The Telly Award competition is judged by a panel of media professionals using a points system. Entries don't compete against each other, but they must meet a high level of excellence to be recognized. We're very excited and proud to receive this award.
Dateline--Houston, January 31, 2013
AFTER TWILIGHT COMIC BOOK SERIES AMONG HOUSTON'S BEST
Our home base is Houston, Texas, so it just made sense to set the AFTER TWILIGHT story here. And naturally, we were happy to be recognized in the Houston Chronicle as one of the best comic book series with a Houston connection. If you're an online subscriber to the Chronicle, you can read Jef Rouner's article, "The Top 5 Houston Comic Books" here. And don't forget...you can still get in on the AFTER TWILIGHT story by ordering your copies by clicking on the BUY button above.
Dateline--Houston, December 12, 2012
CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY SEASON!
It's been a wonderful year for our comic book series AFTER TWILIGHT, and we're gratified by your response to what is ultimately a story of hope for us all--our future and our humanity. AFTER TWILIGHT wishes EVERYONE a happy holiday season!
Dateline--Houston, December 10, 2012
A HOLIDAY GIFT OF AFTER TWILIGHT FOR THE COMIC BOOK COLLECTOR!
If you're looking for a great gift for the comic book collector on your holiday list, look no further than the signed set of AFTER TWILIGHT comics. We have a limited number of all six books signed by writers Gary Watson, Richard Alvarez, and Sandra Yates and artist Douglas Brown. The collectors set is sold only online ($60.00) and you can purchase it by clicking here and scrolling down the AFTER TWILIGHT store display. And while you're at it, give a set to yourself!
Dateline--Houston, November 9, 2012
MAKING A PITCH FOR AFTER TWILIGHT AT THE AMERICAN FILM MARKET
AFTER TWILIGHT creator Gary Watson is just back from the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA, where he pitched the story to movers and shakers in Hollywood. The story was well received, and we'll see if something exciting develops from these contacts.
Dateline--Houston, November 9, 2012
SIGNED COLLECTORS SETS OF AFTER TWILIGHT -- THE GANG'S ALL HERE
In addition to introducing the final issue of AFTER TWILIGHT at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con last month, we also introduced the signed collectors set of AFTER TWILIGHT. It's a limited number of all six books signed by writers Gary Watson, Richard Alvarez, and Sandra Yates and artist Douglas Brown. The collectors set commemorates the completion of the AFTER TWILIGHT series and celebrates a fantastic collaboration of people dedicated to a great story.
The collectors set, which is priced at $60.00, is sold only online, and you can purchase it by clicking here and scrolling down the AFTER TWILIGHT store display.
Dateline--Houston, October 31, 2012
IT WAS ALL GOOD! THANKS, AUSTIN!
We proudly flew the AFTER TWILIGHT banners at the 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con last weekend. It was the first con that featured all six issues (the complete story) of AFTER TWILIGHT, so we got to see some long-time fans who had been waiting to see how the story ends, and we introduced many new fans to the series. (We even had a reader who gave it a try by buying Issue #1 on the first day of the event and then came back on the second day to buy the rest because she said she was hooked on the story.)
A couple of days before the Austin Comic Con, we were hosted by the good folks at Austin Books and Comics for a booksigning of Issue #6 (and all the previous issues). The big news here was that Gary and Douglas were joined by co-writer Richard Alvarez who was in town from Northern California to attend the Austin Film Festival. It was great to have his perspective on the series and simply to catch up with the latest projects he's been working on.
All in all, it was another success for AFTER TWILIGHT, and, of course, it was great to be in Austin again!
Dateline--Houston, October 18, 2012
NEXT STOP--AUSTIN, TEXAS! WE'LL BE SIGNING MORE BOOKS (WITH AN EXTRA-SPECIAL GUEST), AND WE'LL BE RUBBING ELBOWS WITH COMIC BOOK HEROES AT THE WIZARD WORLD AUSTIN COMIC CON
We'll never pass up an opportunity to have a great time in Austin, especially if we're promoting AFTER TWILIGHT. This time, we'll be at Austin Books and Comics at 5002 North Lamar Boulevard from 4 to 7 pm on October 24. Writer Gary Watson and Austin artist Douglas Brown will be signing all six books of the AFTER TWILIGHT series. And they'll be joined by co-writer Richard Alvarez, who is an award-winning screenwriter in his own right. Richard will be in Austin before he heads back home to California. So come on by and get your set of AFTER TWILIGHT books signed by three members of this great creative team.
Later, that weekend, Gary and Douglas will be at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con held at the Austin Convention Center. It promises to be a fantastic event so be sure to stop at Table 2102 in Artist Alley to say hi to Gary and Douglas, have them sign your AFTER TWILIGHT books, and talk about all things AFTER TWILIGHT. We're looking forward to seeing you. You can get more information about the Wizard World Austin Comic Con by clicking on the show icon. See you there!
Dateline--Houston, October 11, 2012
THANKS TO DAVE AND HIS CREW AT THE WASHINGTON AVENUE BEDROCK CITY COMICS--THE SCENE OF THE AFTER TWILIGHT BOOK SIGNING EVENT FOR ISSUE #6.
It was great to be among our friends at Bedrock City Comics on Washington Avenue. We were really pleased to be able to have our book signing for AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #6 at the store that was the first in Houston to carry the series. That was about a year ago, and now with the series finale firmly in place, we were glad to be with Dave Wahlen and the staff to sign the final issue. Writer Gary Watson and artist Douglas Brown got to meet new AT readers and greet long-time AT fans. We had a great time, made even greater when Dave told us that AFTER TWILIGHT's book signings have been among the most sucessful at the store. Thanks Dave and the whole Bedrock City Comics network and thanks to everyone who came out to support this truly indie effort.
Dateline--Houston, October 3, 2012
WANT SIGNED COPIES OF THE ENTIRE AFTER TWILIGHT SERIES? YOU CAN GET THEM AT BEDROCK CITY COMICS ON WASHINGTON AVENUE ON OCTOBER 10.
Now that the sixth and final issue of AFTER TWILIGHT is out and on sale, writer Gary Watson and artisit Douglas Brown will commemorate the completion of the series by signing copies at Bedrock City Comics at 4602 Washington Avenue in Houston. They'll be meeting and greeting and signing and selling on from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, October 10. Thanks to Dave Wahlen and his crew for making this event possible. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Dateline--Houston, September 24, 2012
IT'S OFFICIAL! AFTER TWILIGHT #6 WILL BE ON SALE SEPTEMBER 28.
We've just got word that the final issue of AFTER TWILIGH Tis just off the press and will be ready to go on sale on September 28. You can pre-order on the Buy page, and we'll send Issue #6 to you as soon as we have them from the printer. Also, we've changed the postage rates for those fans ordering four or more issues of AFTER TWILIGHT. We're now using the USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope, so shipping will cost much less than before. So. if you haven't ordered the entire six-book series yet, what are you waiting for?
Dateline--Houston, September 21, 2012
GET READY FOR THE BIG FINISH!
AFTER TWILIGHT #6, THE SERIES FINALE WILL BE ON SALE SOON!
It's the issue that we've all been waiting for. We'll find out how all the pieces come together in the final issue of AFTER TWILIGHT. Jen is embedded deep in the "redemption" facility known as Camp Purity, and Jessie's daring plan to expose the Texas theocracy is in play. There's plenty of action in store as you can see from the cover of Issue #6. It'll be on sale within the next two weeks--we'll get more definite on that once we get the word from the printer.
Also, to celebrate the release of Issue #6, the creators of AFTER TWILIGHT will be signing copies of all issues in the series at Bedrock City Comics at 4602 Washington Avenue in Houston. That event takes place on Wednesday, October 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and lead writer Gary L. Watson and artist Douglas Brown will be happy to meet and greet AFTER TWILIGHT readers and sign the entire set of books. So make plans to come on by and say hi to Gary and Douglas and the great folks at Bedrock City Comics. We can't wait!
The next few weeks will be pretty busy for AFTER TWILIGHT--we'll be at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con again on October 26-28 and Gary and Douglas will be signing books at the Austin Books and Comics store on October 24. And we just got word that AT co-writer Richard Alvarez will be there to sign books, too. More on all this later.
In the meantime, we'll keep you posted on the release of the issue #6.
Dateline--Houston, September 8, 2012
THINK ABOUT IT...IF YOU BUY THE AFTER TWILIGHT COMICS, YOU COULD HELP PUT THE STORY ON THE BIG SCREEN
Think AFTER TWILIGHT would make a good movie? We do, too. Initial plans are underway for writer Gary Watson to attend the 2012 American Film Market in Santa Monica in November to hobnob with producers, distributors, and financiers to pitch the AFTER TWILIGHT feature film project. The comic book series is based on a screenplay by Gary, Richard Alvarez, and Sandra Yates and will be an important part of the marketing package.
Having an established audience for the product will be important as we promote AFTER TWILIGHT in Hollywood so please tell your friends about the series and encourage them to buy their copies, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. If you haven't purchased your own copies, don't wait for the movie to find out what happens...buy the series now by clicking here. We'd appreciate it, and we'll thank you at the Academy Awards!
Dateline--Houston, August 15, 2012
THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME TO VISIT WITH THE AFTER TWILIGHT CREW AT
SPACE CITY CON
We always like seeing old friends and making new ones at the comic book conventions. Houston's Space City Con, which was held at the Westin Galleria, was no exception. AFTER TWILIGHT was alive and well in Artist Alley selling the comic book series, including just released Issue #5. Gary Watson and Douglas Brown also headed up a panel discussion about development of the AFTER TWILIGHT series, which started with a short film and morphed into a full-length screenplay that turned into a six-book comic series and will be moving forward (we hope!) to a feature-length film. The panel discussion highllighted a 10-minute video that Gary produced, called THE AFTER TWILIGHT JOURNEY. You can view the video by clicking here.
In the meantime, thanks again for everyone who stopped by to buy and to offer support.
Dateline--Houston, August 1, 2012
AFTER TWILIGHT ISSUE #5 DEBUTS TODAY!
BUY IT NOW!
We're busy today getting Issue #5 out onto the comic book store shelves and shipping them to all the fans who have been waiting to see what happens next in the story. We're not giving anything away, but it's all about getting the grand plan up and running behind the forbidding walls of Camp Purity. Check it out for yourself! It's a pivotal issue that's got plenty of action and drama--oh, and sexy bits! Go to the Buy button to order or locate a comic book store near you.
Dateline--Houston, July 29, 2012
LOOK FOR AFTER TWILIGHT'S PRESENTATION AT THE SPACE CITY CON--
UPDATE (August 3): Gary and Douglas will be signing copies of AFTER TWILIGHT in Artist Alley (Table AA-49).
Their panel presentation will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 11 in the Westchester Room. Be sure to attend this session, which will include a 10-minute video of the AFTER TWILIGHT creative processes for both the comic book and the film.
(July 29) Writer Gary L. Watson and artist Douglas Brown will be guest presenters at the Space City Con, a comic-book convention that's sheduled for August 10-12 at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston. Gary and Douglas will talk about the journey the AFTER TWILIGHT story has taken from short film to comic book and, hopefully, to feature film. AFTER TWILIGHT will also be in the exhibit area, where you can buy the first four issues and the newly released Issue #5. More details on Gary and Doug's presentation will be posted soon. In the meantime, click on the Space City Con logo above for more information about the event itself. Make your plans to be there!
Dateline--Houston, July 20, 2012
READ ALL ABOUT IT! AFTER TWILIGHT GETS A BOOST FROM THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE
So, just the other day, AFTER TWILIGHT writer Gary Watson is working away at his desk; and he gets a call from HOUSTON CHRONICLE features writer Kyrie O'Connor, saying she would like to interview him about the whole AFTER TWILIGHT thing.
Next thing you know, she's in the office, and he's telling her about his inspiration for the story back in 2001, the short film, the screenplay, the collaborative process with the comic book creative team, and the crazy political, current events connection with the story. She's taking notes and great notes they are!
You can read her story that appears in the July 20 edition of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE print and online. Thanks Kyrie for a great article. We like that you like the series and that you get the whole idea behind it.
Dateline--Houston, May 29, 2012
WHAT CAN WE SAY? AFTER TWILIGHT FANS ARE THE BEST! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AT COMICPALOOZA AND SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT!
We'll have to admit that we have a soft spot in our heart for Comicpalooza. This is the comic con where we launched the AFTER TWILIGHT concept in 2011; and this year, with four issues under our belt, fans were as enthusiastic as ever. Writer Gary Watson (decked out as AFTER TWILIGHT baddie Sgt. Streetman) and artist Douglas Brown were on hand to sign copies of Issues #1-4, give out temporary barcode tattoos, and talk about the future of the series. A trade paperback in the works? Maybe. It all depends on how the six-book series goes.
In the meantime, we were pleased to have the just-released Issue #4 on sale at Comicpalooza and Issues #5 and 6 are on still on schedule--just be sure to keep buying either from the online store or from any of the great retailers listed on this website. (Hey! We just added Joker's Child in New Jersey to our list of retailers; so now we've added another store on the east coast!)
And now, here are some pix from Comicpalooza. Thanks to all who stopped by and thanks to the organizers and volunteers. You all did a great job!
Dateline--Houston, May 24, 2012
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES! WE'RE SELLING COMIC BOOKS TO FANS AT THE 2012 COMICPALOOZA IN HOUSTON.
Last year it was just an idea that we floated to Comicpalooza attendees. This year that idea is now the AFTER TWILIGHT comic book series, and we'll be at the 2012 Comicpalooza selling the first four books and talking with loyal fans and new readers. The enthusiastic response at the 2011Comicpalooza encouraged us to move forward with the series, and we're glad we did.
Writer Gary Watson and artist Douglas Brown will be at Booth 700 on May 25-27 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, with the just-released fourth issue of AFTER TWILIGHT. You can get all four issues signed by Gary and Doug, and the first 100 visitors each day will get a free temporary barcode tattoo! And if you haven't yet signed up for the Underground updates, you'll be able to do that, too.
It's been a great ride so far, and we're looking forward to being at the convention that started it all for us. Look for the AFTER TWILIGHT booth, and let's have some fun!
Dateline--Houston, May 23, 2012
BEDROCK CITY COMICS ROCKS! THANKS FOR HOSTING THE AFTER TWILIGHT
ISSUE #4 BOOK SIGNING.
A big "thank you" to Dave Wahlen and the staff at Bedrock City Comics on Washington Avenue for hosting our pre-Comicpalooza book signing event, marking the release of AFTER TWILIGHT #4. And thanks to everyone who came out to buy copies of AFTER TWILIGHT. It was great to see current fans and new readers. We hope to see them again and many other AFTER TWILIGHT followers at this weekend's Comicpalooza.
Dateline--Houston, May 21, 2012
AND THE HITS KEEP ON COMING! ANOTHER REALLY GREAT REVIEW OF AFTER TWILIGHT.
Tommy Hancock at Fanboy Buzz recently reviewed AFTER TWILIGHT #1, and we were jazzed to read his positive comments about the story and Douglas Brown's artwork. Tommy really understands what our series is about and here's hoping he'll put the rest of the series on his must-read list. Check out the Fanboy Buzz review of AFTER TWILIGHT here.
Dateline--Houston, May 21, 2012
LISTEN TO AFTER TWILIGHT WRITER GARY WATSON'S INTERVIEW ON THE OLD MAN AND BITTER GIRL UNDERGROUND RADIO PODCAST.
Old Man and Bitter Girl Underground Radio is a podcast about all things indie, from music to comic books. We first met Timothy Danger and the rest of the OMBG crew at the Staple! Independent Media Expo in Austin and everyone promised to keep in touch about AFTER TWILIGHT's progress. Timothy recently interviewed Gary about what inspired the AFTER TWILIGHT story, the political environment that continues to drive interest in it, and the trials and tribulations of indie comic book publishing. Click here to listen to the interview. Thanks, Tim and everyone at Old Man and Bitter Girl. We appreciate the encouragement!.
Gary Watson and Old Man and Bitter Girl at Staple! The Independent Media Expo
Dateline--Houston, May 15, 2012
A BIG WEEK COMING UP FOR AFTER TWILIGHT! COME JOIN US!
AFTER TWILIGHT's gearing up for a big week May 21-27. First and most important, Issue #4 will be released on May 23; and it takes Jen (and you) inside Camp Purity, the theocracy's "playground" for handling society's sinners. Very creepy.
Then that evening from 4 to 7, writer Gary Watson and artist Douglas Brown will be at Bedrock City Comics at 4602 Washington Avenue in Houston to sign the newly printed Issue #4 and Issues #1-3 as well. Be sure to get to Bedrock and meet the AFTER TWILIGHT creators and be among the first to get the new comic.
That weekend, May 25-27, is the big Houston comic book event, the
2012 Comicpalooza at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Gary and Douglas will be in the Dealers Area at Booth #700 to meet and greet you and sign more books. This will be the second Comicpalooza for AFTER TWILIGHT, and just like last year (and with a salute to the Texas theocracy), we'll have temporary barcode tattoos for the first 100 visitors to the booth each day.
So be there for all the action. We can't wait to see you.
Dateline--Houston, May 7, 2012
THANKS TO TJ AND THE THIRD PLANET CREW ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE A PART OF IT!
AFTER TWILIGHT had a great day at the Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore in Houston. We talked to a lot our loyal readers and got to meet some new fans among the crowd who couldn't help but be intrigued by our story about the terrors of a future Texas theocracy. We can't help but think we've struck a chord with many people who are just as concerned as we are about extremism of any kind. Thanks to all who bought the first half of the six-part series (Issue #4 will be released on May 23) and signed up to be members of The Underground. You'll be getting exclusive news and information in the coming weeks leading up to Issue #4. Also, thanks to TJ and his great staff for making AFTER TWILIGHT feel right at home on Free Comic Book Day.
Dateline--Houston, April 12, 2012
AFTER TWILIGHT ON NOW ON SALE IN SANTA FE
AFTER TWILIGHT has made its way to New Mexico. Comic book readers in Santa Fe can find the AFTER TWILIGHT series at Big Adventure Comics on Cerrillos Road. We love being in Santa Fe, and we're happy to welcome Big Adventure to our growing list of comic book retailers. If you have a favorite comic book store that you would like to see stocking AFTER TWILIGHT, just let us know by email and we'll make every effort to contact that establishment to get the ball rolling. You can also let them know that you want to see AFTER TWILIGHT on their shelves, too.
Dateline--Houston, April 9, 2012
"THOUGHT PROVOKING AND ENGAGING"--ANOTHER THUMBS UP FROM JENN THE LIBRARIAN FOR ISSUE #3
Hip Mama Jenn's review of AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #3 really made our day. Jenn, who is a librarian in the Houston area and a comic-book blogger, gave kudos to Douglas Brown's artwork and his drawings of Houston sites and scenes. She's also really digging the story that warns against mixing religious extremism and politics--it can be hazardous to the health of a free society. She writes, "It's a scary, thrilling, politically charged story that is both timely and timeless." Thanks for the review, Jenn, we like the way you librarians think! Everyone should check it out! Go to the Hip Mama Jenn livejournal, April 9, 2012.
CHECK OUT THE SEQUENTIAL TART INTERVIEW WITH AFTER TWILIGHT WRITER GARY WATSON AND ARTIST DOUGLAS BROWN
Suzette Chan of the Sequential Tart blog just released her interview "Theocracy Now" with Gary and Douglas and gets at the heart of what makes the AFTER TWILIGHT series tick. It's a great read that explores the blurred lines between real life (politics and religion) and art.
And Suzette just released her review of Issue #3 of AFTER TWILIGHT. Thanks, Suzette, for the Grade 8 rating! We appreciate your thoughtful and intelligent take on the story.
Dateline--Houston, March 29, 2012
YOU ASKED FOR IT--ISSUE #3 OF AFTER TWILIGHT IS HERE. ORDER YOURS NOW!
We really think AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #3 is the best of the series so far. Lots of action that moves the story forward, Jen finds her inner freedom fighter, and she finally meets up with the mysterious leader of The Underground that's taking on the Texas Theocracy. Don't miss this pivotal issue!
Order your copy of Issue #3 online now!
You can also still order Issues #1 and #2, if you need to catch up with the story. You can also buy AFTER TWILIGHT at these great comic book stores.
And don't forget, you can join The Underground and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, if you haven't done all that already. We're keeping everyone posted on the the progress of the series, commenting on actual current events that are related to the AFTER TWILIGHT story, and just having a lot of fun! Join us!
In Issue #3, Jen comes face to face with The Underground
Dateline--Houston, March 6, 2012
AFTER TWILIGHT FINDS AN ENERGETIC AUDIENCE AT STAPLE!
AFTER TWILIGHT felt really at home at the eighth annual Staple! The Independent Media Expo, an Austin venue dedicated to creator-owned media related to comics and other sequential art. There were also seminars and panel discussions with noted comic book creators.
We always like introducing AFTER TWILIGHT to a new audience of comic book readers and there were quite a few of them coming to talk about it. Buyers were able to get signed copies from writer Gary Watson and artist Douglas Brown. We're definitely looking forward to being at the ninth annual Staple!
Dateline--Houston, February 27, 2012
MORE ACCOLADES FOR AFTER TWILIGHT. THIS TIME--REVIEWS FROM CANADA!
There's nothing more satisfying than when we get a review from someone who totally "gets it." Sequential Tart really digs deep into the content of the story of AFTER TWILIGHT Issues 1 & 2. The reviewer Suzette Chan is a Canadian who's tracking the US political environment and draws parallels to the Texas theocracy described in AFTER TWILIGHT. Her lengthy reviews of both issues are thoughtful and well-researched, and we appreciate her observations on both the content and the artwork:
"After Twilight #1 is uncanny in its political relevance and impressive for pulling off a cliffhanger ending that depends on successfully dramatizing the ideas that inspired the story."--Sequential Tart (AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #1)
"Waiting for the trade paperback would deprive you of the fun of reading After Twilight and its shocking developments as you read about shocking developments in this very scary U.S. election year."--Sequential Tart (AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #2)
Click on both links after the excerpts and read the individual reviews of Issue 1 and Issue 2.
Dateline--Houston, February 20, 2012
ANOTHER TWILIGHT WITNESS VIDEO IS IN THE WORKS.
This time, we're highlighting the First Amendment and how freedom of religion, speech, the press, and the right of assemby and petitioning the govenrment are intrinisic to the AFTER TWILIGHT story. The video begins with people reciting the First Amendment and features an event sponsored by the Houston chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Watch for the video on this web site, our Facebook page, and on YouTube.
Dateline--Houston, February 15, 2012
JENN THE LIBRARIAN REVIEWS AFTER TWILIGHT--REALLY!
Crazy how life can sometimes be. AFTER TWILIGHT got a great review on Hip Mama Jenn's livejournal. Getting positive reviews is always welcomed, but this time, it was special. The reviewer is a Houston-area librarian named Jenn; and of course, AFTER TWILIGHT's heroine is a Houston-area librarian named Jen. We like that Jenn the reviewer really got to the heart of the AFTER TWILIGHT story about the dangers of religious extremism and gave an appreciative nod to the Houston setting. (We like Houston, too.) You can read Hip Mama Jenn's review of AFTER TWILIGHT under February 13, 2012. Jenn has met Jen--and we're really happy about that.
Dateline--Houston, February 13, 2012
LOOK FOR US AT 2012 STAPLE! THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA EXPO IN AUSTIN
We'll be back on the road on March 3 and 4 when we join other indie comic book authors and artists at the Staple! Independent Media Expo at the Marchesa Hall and Theater. We're looking forward to bringing newly released Issue #2 of the AFTER TWILIGHT series to Austin, especially after we had such a great reception for Issue #1 at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con last November. Click on the Staple! logo for more information about this event! If you're planning to attend, be sure to find the AFTER TWILIGHT exhibitor table. We'd love to see you!
Dateline--Houston, February 9, 2012
ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW FOR AFTER TWILIGHT ISSUE #2!
The HOUSTON PRESS Art Attack Blog included AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #2 as one of the best comics in January 2012. We're glad to be in the company of comics coming from Marvel, IDW, and Image. Thanks to Jef With One F for the positive review of our indie comic, particularly praising Douglas Brown's art. We think he's doing a great job with AFTER TWILIGHT, too.
WE'RE NOW SELLING IN STORES IN STATES ON BOTH COASTS (AND, OF COURSE, IN OUR HOME STATE OF TEXAS)
AFTER TWILIGHT was just recently added to the shelves at the House of Secrets in Burbank, California and the Comic Shack in Bradenton, Florida. We're working to get AFTER TWILIGHT in even more stores nationwide, so if you have a comic book retailer that you think should carry AFTER TWILIGHT, send us an email and we'll make contact. And as always, we really appreciate the support we're getting from comic book retailers in Texas. You can see the entire list of stores on our Retailers page here.
Dateline--Houston, January 29, 2012
NEW REVIEW AND MORE PUBLICITY FOR AFTER TWILIGHT
AFTER TWILIGHT Issues 1 and 2 got a great review from the Girls Read Comics Too web site that includes this quote: "After Twilight makes for a startlingly scary, interesting and brave comic." We appreciate the love.
Girls Read Comics Too views the comic world from a female point of view so we're glad they found a worthy heroine in AFTER TWILIGHT's librarian Jen Frazier.
Also, the Houston chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State features AFTER TWILIGHT prominently on its new web site in an article titled Church State Separation Graphic Novel. Houston's AU is a great organization with an important mission that is reflected in the AFTER TWILIGHT story. Check out the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Houston Chapter web site
Dateline--Houston, January 20, 2012
IT'S HERE! AFTER TWILIGHT ISSUE #2 IS IN PRINT--ORDER YOURS NOW!
Hey, everybody!--As promised, AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #2 is here! The story continues with Jen leaving her safe cocoon of anonymity to join The Underground against the brutal Texas theocracy. The story takes a decidedly dark turn, with an intriguing backstory.
Readers of AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #2 will also notice a change in the style of the artwork. That's thanks to Kemah colorist Meagan Tanner, who's been added to the creative team to
enhance artist Douglas Brown's outstanding inkwork. We're really proud of this new collaboration; we're also happy to have Houston's Absolute Color printing this issue (scroll down for photos). Order your copy of Issue #2 online now!
Also, you can also buy AFTER TWILIGHT at these comic book stores.
And after you order Issue #2, join The Underground and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, if you haven't done all that already. It's a lot of fun to keep in contact with fans of AFTER TWILIGHT.
This morning, AFTER TWILIGHT producer/writer Gary L. Watson was at Absolute Color for a press check with printer representative Randy Wrench.
Gary takes a look at the 16-page proof and discusses the release date with Randy
near Absolute Color's 10-color press.
In other news--AFTER TWILIGHT is getting ready to exhibit at Staple! The Independent Media Expo in Austin on March 3-4. And, of course, we'll be setting up a booth again at Houston's COMICPALOOZA in May.
So, the AFTER TWILIGHT story is very much alive and well, and we're pretty excited about it. We hope you're enjoying the
Dateline--Austin, November 2011
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME BY THE AFTER TWILIGHT TABLE AT THE AUSTIN COMIC CON. WE HAD A BLAST!
Traffic to the AFTER TWILIGHT table was pretty steady all weekend, and happy fans walked away with Issue #1 and/or DVDs of the short film that started it all.
Author Gary L. Watson and artist Douglas Brown had fun signing copies while TWILIGHT WITNESS reporter Kira Black tweeted the proceedings
Lots of interest and positive response to the story about a young librarian's fight against a future radical religious government that takes over Texas.
AFTER TWILIGHT MAKES ITS AUSTIN DEBUT AT THE AUSTIN COMIC CON--NOVEMBER 11-13
AFTER TWILIGHT will make its formal Austin debut at the Wizard World Austin Comic-Con on November 11-13, 2011 at the Austin Convention Center. Author Gary L. Watson will be selling Issue #1 of the six-book series in the convention's Artist Alley area (Table 2214). Artist Douglas Brown will also be hand to promote the book. If you're planning on being among the thousands of comic book fans in Austin, please come by, buy your copy, and tell us what you think of the AFTER TWILIGHT story and artwork so far. We love hearing from you!
Dateline--Houston, October 2011
AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #1
IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED WITH RELEASE PARTY AND OPEN HOUSE
It was a great celebration at the Nu-Classic Publishing offices in Houston on October 25. Fans of the AFTER TWILIGHT graphic novel gathered to be the first to buy their copies of the first issue,fresh from the printer. On hand for signing the books were author Gary L. Watson, co-author Sandra Yates, and artist Douglas Brown.
(Co-author Richard Alvarez was unable to attend, but he pre-signed books during a visit to Houston the previous week.)
Lots of AFTER TWILIGHT chatter and good wishes made for a wonderful kick off for the six-book graphic novel series. If you weren't able to make it to the party, you can buy the first issue for $3.99 + tax and shipping by clicking on the BUY button on this site. Or you can click here for a list of comic book retailers that carry AFTER TWILIGHT.
Dateline--Houston, October 2011
AT LAST--IT'S HERE!!
AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #1 is hot off the press and will be on sale online beginning October 25. Get your copy by clicking on the BUY button on this site. Just remember, you must be 18 years of age or older to buy AFTER TWILIGHT.
NEW!!! Thanks to Jef with one F and the Houston Press for the great online review of AFTER TWILIGHT. You can read the review and quotes from author Gary L. Watson by clicking here.
With the completion of Issue #1, we're busy working on Issue #2, which will be ready by January 2012. Stay tuned!
And don't forget--AFTER TWILIGHT will be at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con on November 11-13 at the Austin Convention Center. Come meet author Gary L. Watson and artist Douglas Brown in the convention's Artist's Alley and buy your copy of AFTER TWILIGHT Issue #1.
Dateline--Houston, October 2011
The 2004 short-film version of AFTER TWILIGHT will be screening at the Texas Freethought Convention at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Hotel on Friday, October 7. Director/Producer Gary Watson will be on hand to discuss his screenplay and the making of the short film, which was shot in Houston with an all-Houston cast and crew. If you're attending the convention, be sure to check it out!
Dateline--Houston, September 2011
We're taking AFTER TWILIGHT on the road! AFTER TWILIGHT will be at the Wizard World Austin Comic-Con on November 11-13, 2011 at the Austin Convention Center. Author Gary L. Watson will be promoting Book One of the six-book series in the convention's Artist Alley area. If you're planning on being there among the thousands of comic book fans, please stop by and tell us what you think of the AFTER TWILIGHT story and artwork so far. We love hearing from you!
Dateline--Houston, August 2011
Was it life imitating art? Texas Governor Rick Perry held a prayer rally at Houston's Reliant Stadium on August 6, where 30,000 evangelicals gathered for a full day of prayer and fasting, calling on God to save our nation in crisis. The AFTER TWILIGHT story follows the theocratic takeover of the Texas government, as the state secedes from the United States.
The TWILIGHT WITNESS video blog crew was at the rally, which was called The Response, documenting the proceedings that included prayers, sermons, and Scripture readings, some of which were recited by Governor Perry and Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas. Some say this is a serious breach of the separation of church and state, especially since the rally was co-sponsored by extreme, religious organizations that have a history of intolerant viewpoints toward non-Christians, alternative lifestyles, and progressive thought.
TWILIGHT WITNESS also covered local demonstrations and assemblies that expressed opposition to The Response. The video blog piece will be posted on this web site later this month.
Dateline--Houston, July 2011
We're now moving forward! Full production of the AFTER TWILIGHT graphic novel begins this month.
If you subscribed to The Underground, you'll get special email messages that will tell you how you can get limited-time sneak peaks at sample scenes drawn by illustrator Douglas Brown. Haven't joined yet? Click here (or the JOIN button) and complete the online form!
Dateline--Houston, June 2011
Check out TWILIGHT WITNESS, our new video blog that highlights actual events that are related to the AFTER TWILIGHT story or features related to the development of the graphic novel. The blog will feature a new video every month.
Dateline -- Houston, May 2011
We've got press! Check out this article in the Houston Press (starting on the bottom of page 3) and a blog piece from BeyondNerds, both reviewing the AFTER TWILIGHT story and sample artwork that was handed out at our Comicpalooza booth on May 27-29. Thanks for the good wishes!
Houston Press Blog
Kira, Gary, and Roz celebrate the closing day of Comicpalooza
May 28--Another fun day promoting AFTER TWILIGHT at Comicpalooza. Thanks to everyone who signed up to get email reports on our progress with the graphic novel.
Sgt. Streetman (as portrayed by AFTER TWILIGHT author Gary Watson) can make even a nun angry.
May 27--Great audience response to the AFTER TWILIGHT booth at Houston's Comicpalooza this weekend!
The AFTER TWILIGHT team is handing out free booklets with sample pages of the upcoming graphic novel and temporary barcode tattoos.
Author Gary Watson, dressed as the fanatical Sgt. Streetman in AFTER TWILIGHT, met with lots of comic book fans who are excited about the story and are eagerly awaiting the completion of the AFTER TWILIGHT graphic novel, which is scheduled for early 2012.
In addition, artist Douglas Brown is also appearing at Comicpalooza to promote his work and his work on AFTER TWILIGHT.
Check out all the AFTER TWILIGHT buzz and videos at Comicpalooza on
On the run from the religious police? We've got you covered...with a fake ID barcode tattoo!
As a public service, AFTER TWILIGHT will be handing out temporary barcode tattoos to the first 100 visitors each day to our booth at Comicpalooza. Click here for a cool video that shows how to apply and use your fake ID tattoo....the ultimate underground fashion statement. Wear it proudly and show your allegiance to AFTER TWILIGHT!
When you visit the AFTER TWILIGHT booth (#I-23) at Comicpalooza, you can pick up a great-looking full-color sample comic with pages from the upcoming graphic novel.
The 8-pager includes a synopsis of the graphic novel that will go into production this summer. Come on by, pick up your copy, and meet the author, Gary Watson.
You can also sign up for future communiqués from The Underground and fill out a survey that will us help us know more about the AFTER TWILIGHT audience.
And be one of the first 100 visitors to the booth on any day of Comicpalooza and get a cool, official AFTER TWILIGHT barcode tattoo. More about that later!
Thanks to Texas singer/songwriter Terri Hendrix for the use of her great song "Judgment Day" on the AFTER TWILIGHT film and graphic novel web sites. Terri very graciously granted permission to use her song, which perfectly summarizes the themes that the AFTER TWILIGHT story is based on. We've been fans of Terri for a long time, and we're excited to be able to feature her talent. To hear and read more about Terri Hendrix's music, go to terrihendrix.com.
And for more information about the development of the AFTER TWILIGHT motion picture, go to aftertwilightfilm.com . We just posted a brand-spanking-new web site for the film, so check it out and let us know what you think.
Dateline -- Houston, April 2011
See us at Comicpalooza in Houston, May 27-29, 2011, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Meet AFTER TWILIGHT author Gary Watson at the After Twilight/LongTale Publishing booth #I-23.
While you're there, sign up to
join The Underground for important communiqués from the front about the progress of the graphic novel and the development of the AFTER TWILIGHT motion picture.