Thursday, September 22, 2016

HABITAT - Final Order Cutoff Sept 26th!

My final little push of pre-shipping promo - order this book up! Grab it on Amazon, or bully your local comic/bookstore to get some copies! FLOOD THE EARTH WITH MY CANNIBAL BROOD! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hustle HUSTLE


Inspired by the ceaselessly industrious Matt and Malachi's efforts, I've put together a flyer to help encourage retailers to buy up Habitat when it comes out! With pull quotes from two of the greats!

Get your local comic book shop to snap it up, using this code - AUG160697 - or even pre-grab it on Amazon, to read at your future leisure!

Plus its foolishly priced at ten bucks, for easy purchasability! WE MUST BE CRAZY TO SELL AT THESE PRICES!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Habitat, the Collected Edition


Order code: AUG160697
“All his life, Hank Cho wanted to join the ranks of the Habsec-the rulers of the orbital habitat his people call home. But when he finds a powerful, forbidden weapon from the deep past, a single moment of violence sets his life-and the brutal society of the habitat-into upheaval. Hunted by the cannibalistic Habsec and sheltered by former enemies, Cho finds himself caught within a civil war that threatens to destroy his world.
A new barbarian sci-fi adventure by SIMON ROY (PROPHET, JAN’S ATOMIC HEART, Tiger Lung), originally serialized in ISLAND MAGAZINE.
In Shops: Oct 26, 2016
SRP: $9.99″
Yo my book is in previews! Talk to your local comic store so you can snag it up this fall! 

Monday, June 6, 2016

The finale of Habitat!


I've been largely using tumblr lately, but for this momentous occasion, I'm back to robotblood! This weds, the 40-page finale of "Habitat" will be running in Island #8, alongside work by Ben Sears, Michael DeForge, and Xulia Vicenta - go take a look! A labor of love that has taken me literally YEARS to complete, finally done!






Is the final chapter of "Habitat" in Island magazine, issue 8! These are terrible photos i took of it!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

EMERALD CITY

I know i neglect this space (i'm a tumblr man now, sadly) but i have an announcement - I'll be tabling with Brandon Graham this year at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle! We'll be sitting at table Y-12, with this shiny new print (colored of course)!
Come on down!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

How Dinosaurs Can fix your Religion

Today, we have a guest post from my amigo and editor Daniel Bensen! His wise words, below the image...



There comes a time in every spec-fic writer's life when they must take a good long at themselves and think: "is this novel I've written nothing but a vehicle for my made-up culture?"
You bet it is! I was working on a lost time-colony of bronze-age humans in the Late Cretaceous period for ages before I finally figured out how to work them into a novel about intercultural romance and the difference between power and strength (buy it here!) I had the whole shebang: languages, population genetics, rituals, and of course religion. Ahem.
The people on the timeline called "Maastrichtia" are most likely the descendants of an apocalyptic cult that stole a time machine and went back to the time of the Chixulub Impact about 65 million years ago. It's that "about" that turned out to be the problem. Their time machine was only accurate to a margin of error of .01 million years, and it dumped them out more than five thousand years before the impact.
In the subsequent millennia, most vestiges of the cultists original religion have vanished. The Maastrichtians have adopted a number of belief systems, most only vaguely Abrahamic.
The Ethlek tribes who herd triceratops around the alluvial plains at the site of the first colony believe their land itself is God. To the west are the forested hills of God's Brows and to the east the sea, his eye. He sends his angels up to live on his face as humans, animals, plants, and some natural features. This monotheism evolving into animism by way of reincarnation and ancestor-worship is common on Maastrichtia.
The Memorialist church of the polar sea civilizations has a conservative approach. They believe God left the universe in the charge of angels, many of which forgot their duties and became demons. Demons control the destructive storm or the hungry mosasaur, but angels live in reliquaries and may be made to do work. Some reliquaries are called radios, others steam engines or arc lights. These miracles are kept, maintained, and very rarely reproduced by the priesthood, their secrets hidden lest they become corrupted and turn into demons. In the Thalassocracy on the north coast of North America, Memorialist dogma exists side-by-side with an animist tradition where totem animals and nature spirits patronize social organizations like warrior societies (ankylosaur, mosasaur, etc) priestly orders (troodon etc) and political parties (magnolia etc).
When confronted by time travelers from the 21st century, the Memorialists look at high-tech soldiers and think, "powerful entities we must enslave lest they become demons." The Ethlek think, "Aha. An opportunity!"

Blurb:
Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018UD6DH2/ ) is a time-travel romance with dinosaurs, available now as a kindle book.
Back-of-the book information:
Former soldier Andrea Herrera isn’t happy with where her life’s taken her. Specifically, to Hell Creek, Montana, 65 million years before the present. As far as careers go, making sure the dinosaurs don’t eat her paleontologist clients comes in a pretty dismal second choice to serving her country. But when their time machine malfunctions, Andrea and her team are trapped in a timeline that shouldn’t exist with something a hell of a lot more dangerous than terrible lizards: other humans.
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Friday, January 22, 2016

NEXT WEEK: PROPHET EARTHWAR!

Next week, the first issue of Prophet: Earthwar comes out, after much strenuous labour! 
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CHECK IT OUT!

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETROLEA

Recently I've been doing some drawings for my homey Daniel Bensen's latest story, 'PETROLEA!'

"Victor Toledo went to Titan for its oil reserves. Doctor Feroza Merchant has made it her mission to stop him. The wild robots of the petroleum jungle want to strip the flesh from their bones.
Cut off from help, the programmer and the biologist must cooperate not only to survive, but to understand the hostile wilderness. Where did these self-replicating robots come from? Who created their ancestors, and why? This oil ecosystem, this Petrolea, could open space to humanity, or it could destroy our civilization.
PETROLEA is a novel about conservation and love in a nest of robot dragons."
You can read more about (and of) the story here!

Below, some of my rough ideas of what the 'dragons' - airborne apex predators of the mechanical ecosystem on Titan - could look like.


This story - and more art for it - is looking for a home, too!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Special Edition NYC


On june 6th and 7th, Brandon Graham and I will be sitting beside each other at Special Edition NYC - come down and say hi!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Shining Emerald Weekend


I’ll be in Seattle this weekend at table DD-12 with Brandon Graham, surrounded by a big heap of our favourite collaborators (like Farel Dalrymple, Sandra Lanz, and more)! See you there!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

This coming saturday...

I'll be in Victoria at Legends comics to do a "Tiger Lung" signing - come on down!