Tuesday, February 14, 2006


"Hey Raf! I see that you're going to be at the NYC con on February 25th and 26th, promoting a new book you're doing with Narwain, called THE APOCALYPSE PLAN. What's that all about?"

Well, I'm glad you asked, uh... unknown person who is NOT Raf!

THE APOCALYPSE PLAN is a three issue, black and white miniseries, 24 pages each, that tells the story of the war between Heaven and Hell in a fairly unique way; it posits the idea that the two entities are Corporations, and their stock in trade is the manipulation and harvesting of souls. Pretty heady, huh?

One morning, Mr. Lamb, the President of the Grace Corporation, receives a package from the home office. Inside are four envelopes. Mr. Lamb opens the first...

An hour later, across town, Mr. Abaddon, an employee of Morningstar, Inc., is called to headquarters to investigate a bizarre scene; a dozen of his co-workers have been found horribly mutilated in a conference room, with no clue as to how they died!

This sets into motion an action-packed story of retribution and--dare I say it?--revelation that rock these two organizations to their very foundations!

Art for The Apocalypse Plan (TAP) is being handled by Aaron Kuder, an incredibly gifted artist who hails from Ithaca, NY. I first saw Aaron's art on Penciljack.com, and was so impressed, I simply had to ask him if he were interested in collaborating. Luckily for me, he agreed! Unluckily for Aaron, he had to hit the ground running! You see, while I was trying to woo Aaron, Narwain, a publisher based out of Spoleto, Italy, was already wooing me! I'd sent the script to Narwain on a whim, having had a bit of bad luck with the property already, in terms of publishers and artists (but that's a story for another time). So, Aaron didn't have as much time as either of us would have liked, to develop the characters-- and our working relationship-- the way we would have liked. The fact that he has done as great a job as he has is a testament to his skills.

The good folks at Narwain have been bery gracious with me, and with this project. I'll post more details as they arise, and direct you to art as it is approved. I hope to have some type of flyer with me for the NYC con, and I hope to see lots of fans of my work. Although I'll be out there 'pimping' TAP, I will be happy to sign and discuss any of the other work I've done in the past 20 years.

I hope that you'll be as please with THE APOCALYPSE PLAN as I am to be writing it!

In a separate post, I'll be talking about some of the other projects that I'm working on.

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