Mystery Stretch Goal

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Wow! We are up to $3,500! You guys have been so supportive of our Kickstarter Poe project! What is our stretch goal for 4k you ask? Well, let’s just say that it involves DC Comics…

Don’t miss out! PLEDGE RIGHT HERE! 

Dwight

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Hocus Pocus Comics is in the House!

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Rebecca and I had a super busy week and the weekend was no walk in the park, either. But, hey, self-publishing is totally worth it. We have invested our blood, sweat, tears, time, money, and hearts into HP Comics, and I hope our love and dedication shines brightly in every story we tell.

Thank you for your continued support, friends. We couldn’t do this without our amazing patrons and readers!

-Dwight

Meet The I-TEAM!

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-D

Breaking News: I-Team Announcement!

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COMING THIS FALL FROM HOCUS POCUS COMICS!

If you love classic X-Men and Teen Titans like I do, you will find this most excellent nostalgia blast just what the Professor ordered! (See what I did there?)

More news to come very soon, so be sure to stay tuned to this blog and hpcomics.net!

-Dwight

Hocus Pocus Comics…Here We Come!

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Cover by Mark Harmon (http://www.markharmonillustration.com/)

Rebecca MacPherson                                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

12/01/2016

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 Hocus Pocus Comics Launches With Edgar Allan Poe and Houdini Comics

The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe marks debut for innovative digital media publishing company

Lakeland, FL:  Start-Up Comic Publishers Hocus Pocus Comics will release their dynamic debut comic, The Imaginary Voyages of  Edgar Allan Poe, and their website, hpcomics.net, on January 1st, 2017. This begins their first wave of properties to be sold on ComiXology, with the publishers releasing four additional titles throughout 2017.

The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe is a rebranding of the Harvey and Eagle Award-nominated Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo created by Hocus Pocus Comics’ founder, Dwight L. MacPherson. The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe offers a twisted glimpse into the dream-life of America’s greatest fantasist, Edgar Allan Poe, in the darkest time of his life. Book 1 will be reprinted as Book 1, Issues 1-4 (with an exclusive cover by David Hartman, Rob Zombie album cover artist and producer of Phantasm: Ravager). Book 2 will feature an updated script and all-new art by Luis Czerniawski (Transformers: Evolutions, Kolchak the Nightstalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe) and Book 3 is a brand-new story that will finally complete MacPherson’s magnum opus. As he says, “Many readers have asked me what happened to Book 3, as they loved the characters and story. I’ve often joked that it’s a ‘lost book.’ Well, the time is right to finally complete this epic, and I couldn’t be more excited to share this ‘lost book’ with the world!”

Hocus Pocus Comics’ second title, Houdini’s Silver Dollar Misfits, is described by MacPherson as “Harry Potter meets Gravity Falls.” The first issue will be released this spring, and it will feature  a cover by David Hartman and interior art by Mathieu Benoit (Jim Reaper: Week One, Lil’ Hellions: A Day at the Zoo).

Speaking on Hocus Pocus Comics’ mission, MacPherson says, “I believe that telling incredible stories is fundamental to a successful publishing company. There are many publishers pumping out a whole lot of mediocre properties, but we would rather take our time, stay small, and produce 3-4 extremely well-written, beautifully-illustrated books per year that will stick with readers long after they finish reading. We believe that good stories are magical, and we will do everything in our power to conjure some truly unforgettable magic.”  To that end, MacPherson has put together several stellar teams working on books of several different genres. Hocus Pocus Comics’ motto is Imaginatio est Magicae (Imagination is Magic). Their goal is to create the future’s myths and legends, one comic at a time.

Meet our Team!

 President and Publisher: Dwight L. MacPherson

Comic creator, writer, and editor Dwight L. MacPherson has been one of the most prolific writing professionals for more than 10 years. A longtime advocate of webcomics and digital media, his steampunk webcomic, Sidewise (DC Comics), won the June 2009 Zuda competition. He has also seen his creator-owned properties published by Image Comics, IDW Publishing, and many others. For more information: https://dwightmacpherson.wordpress.com

Editor-in-Chief: Amy H. Sturgis

Amy H. Sturgis holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Vanderbilt University, teaches at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and specializes in Science Fiction/Fantasy and Native American Studies. The author of four books and over fifty essays, and the editor of six books, Sturgis has won awards for her scholarship (The Imperishable Flame Award for J.R.R. Tolkien Scholarship), journalism (Best Magazine Review/Criticism/Column Award from the Los Angeles Press Club), and podcasting (The Sofanaut Award from listeners of the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa). For more information: http://www.amyhsturgis.com

Creative Director: Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown is the creator and writer of Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, now a motion picture. He is also the co-writer (with Dwight L. MacPherson) of Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom, which is now in pre-production.  Several of Brown’s properties have been published by Image Comics and Arcana Comics. He has multiple properties currently in production as well as a spin-off to the wildly successful Howard Lovecraft series.

Production Manager: J.M. Bryan M. Bryan is a writer and designer. He has an Associates in the Arts degree from Jackson College and a Bachelor of Theology w/minor in Language from Michigan Baptist Seminary. He spends his days with his wife and two children and his nights pouring his imagination onto paper. He is currently writing two comic series.

Vice President, Administration: Rebecca MacPherson

Rebecca MacPherson has over seven years of TV/Film and Theatre Production experience from her tenure at both Tribune Studios and Fox Studios. An NAACP Award for Best Local Producer nominee for the Los Angeles production of Stage Directions, she worked with Academy Award actor, Denzel Washington, as Production Secretary on his directorial debut, Antwone Fisher for Fox Searchlight Films.

For more information on Hocus Pocus Comics, please contact: info.hpcomics@gmail.com

 

 

A Writer’s Wife


Contrary to what you might think from the image above, no, Dwight is not doing an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” That woman would be me on any given day–and the birds are all the many thoughts thrown at me from Dwight when he is in the writing zone.

Being the wife of a writer is not easy, but it has many rewards. Any artistic lifestyle is hard as paying work is usually feast or famine, but I think being the other half of a writing team is wonderful. We are both voracious readers, and I feel a writer should read to be inspired–so our conversations are wonderful dialogs of mutually-admired books. He opens new worlds to me by recommending books and vice versa.

One of the most stressful times I can remember since we have been married was the month that we were a contestant in the Zuda Comics webcomic contest. Our offering, Sidewise, was number one from the get go–but we had to keep it number one throughout an entire month. Having to get everyone we know onboard took a lot of time, effort, telephone calls, and late night email reminders. Hearing that we won the contest took a huge weight off our shoulders. I think I finally exhaled that day; I was so wound up by the whole ordeal.

I especially love it when Dwight first gets a new project. After the seemingly interminable amount of time having to wait to talk about it (contracts must be signed first!) he is all bright-eyed and feverish. Then comes the deluge of thoughts and ideas–usually when I am talking about something completely unrelated to the current project! I could literally be in the middle of sentence such as, “I think we might need more milk,” when Dwight comes back at me with, “What do you think if I get rid of the tower in that last scene?” My perplexed look goes unnoticed as he is already on to another idea for the next chapter.

It takes a lot of focus to keep up with him!

Me furiously attempting to write notes as Dwight spouts it out!

We just got wind of a new project which, of course, I wish I could talk about… but can’t. The feverish look is in his eye and the printer is burning the midnight oil. It is all a part of the process and I would not have my life any other way. Besides, being able to work at home, he gets to drag the boys around to their various appointments. And I know that I am being biased, but I truly believe that he is one of the best writers around today. His work will be remembered long after he is gone. Not that he is going away anytime soon, God willing!

I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend. Summer is almost here, so it is time to get your Summer reading lists together.

So… what will you be reading?

Cheers,
Rebecca

Who Art Thou, Judge Dredd?

Over the weekend, Dwight introduced me to one of his favorite characters: Judge Dredd. Not being a capes and tights type of person, I would have passed this comic up in a heartbeat while walking through my local comic shop–especially after seeing the horrendous Stallone film.

However, my mind has been changed since Judge Dredd is anything but your typical super hero.

Right now I am reading about him fighting some really nasty beings called the Dark Judges: Judge Fire, Judge Fear, Judge Mortis and Judge Death.

Judge Dredd takes no prisioners and his matter-of-fact style of looking at life is kind of refreshing. The whole idea of a Deadworld and humans being guilty simply because they are alive is a frightening concept–and right in line with my taste in horror.

I am really digging it. Who knew?

[I did! – Dwight]

Okay, I have to admit that I am really looking forward to seeing Karl Urban as Dredd. He was brilliant as Dr. McCoy in Star Trek, so I can only imagine his take on this iconic character. And I hear he will not remove his helmet. Dwight said this is proof that Urban gets Judge Dredd since he is the embodiment of the law, and, as such, should never, ever be seen in anything but the complete raiment of a Judge.

So there you have it. Judge Dredd is everything my husband said he was.

I guess that makes me one of the newest Judge Dredd fans.

[Drokk, yeah! – Dwight]

Rebecca

[I’m plugging away on a synopsis for a novel proposal and continuing my worldbuilding project. It never stops, folks.
Oh, and it’s been my long-time dream to write Judge Dredd. Just want to put that out there.-Dwight]

Absolute Edition Dead Men Tell No Tales Now Available on ComiXology!

Avast there,  Swashbucklers and Buccaneers!

Dead Men Tell No Tales is now available for download on ComiXology!

The entire 114-page full-color graphic novel is available for only $9.99. It includes a forward by fan-favorite writer B. Clay Moore (I Am An Avenger, Superman Confidential, Hawaiian Dick, Billy Smoke) and a fabulous cover by the notorious Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse).

Cover Art: Ben Templesmith

Here is the solicit:

In the golden age of piracy, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, and Black Bart Roberts, the three most reviled pirates in history, contend for the most sacred prize the world has ever known – the lost Relics of Christ! This absolute edition collects the entire sold-out series hailed by critics and fans alike as “Pirates of the Caribbean meets Indiana Jones.”

We are extremely excited to see the graphic novel is available as a complete edition. One download and you’ve got the entire story on your iPhone or iPad. How cool is that?! 

This supernatural historical-fiction graphic novel is really an amazing ride through the lives of Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, and Black Bart Roberts. To ensure maximum historical accuracy, Dwight spent two years researching the project before even writing it. Now that’s dedication!

So what are you waiting for? Go download your digital copy now or suffer a fate worse than death. Aaar.

I leave you with a quote from the infamous Blackbeard himself:

“Gilly, Gilly, give him just a tickle with the point of your blade, at about his liver.”


Rebecca

 

Pre-Order Dead Men: DECIMATION on Amazon.com!

Artist: Zeke

Avast Ye Scurvy Knaves!

The Story:

In the golden age of piracy, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, and Black Bart Roberts, the three most reviled pirates in history, contended for the most sacred prize the world has ever known – the lost Relics of Christ!

300 years later…

Present day: Archaeologist Samuel Cahn receives a mysterious package that turns his world upside-down! Pursued by unknown assassins and the undead pirate Blackbeard and his zombie crew, Cahn flees to the Middle East with his fiancée and bodyguard Winston. There, Cahn learns that he was chosen to end the curse of the Holy Relics once and for all. But nothing is at it appears, and Blackbeard isn’t the only one who would move Heaven and Earth to possess the Treasures of Christ.

From the Harvey and Eagle Award nominated writer of The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo and DC Comics’ SIDEWISE comes the bold final installment of the supernatural swashbuckling pirate epic Dead Men Tell No Tales.

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW, MATEYS!

Don’t miss the groundbreaking sequel to the sold-out graphic novel Dead Men Tell No Tales as we close the book on Dead Men forever.

Or do we? [insert sinister laugh]

Rebecca

 

Dwight Speaks to Teen Advisory Group

Back in August, Dwight was invited by the Washington County Library’s Adult and Teen Programming Department to speak to young adults about the process of writing and his body of work. I finally got some of the photos back from the event, so I wanted to share a few with you. [The pictures that don’t make me look like I weight 600 lbs. -D]

Of course, one of the students had to ask who would win in a fight: Wolverine or Hulk. Dwight responded without hesitating that Hulk would beat Wolverine’s butt. [Aw, yeah. No contest. -D]

Dwight showing off his graphic novel Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Dwight and Poe before the onslaught of questions began!
Someone just had to take our picture. Not sure what the heck I was laughing about.

It was a wonderful evening with students asking Dwight some pretty amazing questions and offering sterling advice and encouragement to the young adult audience.

Many thanks to Dorothy Linton, Branch Librarian, for organizing the event. Hey, she even bought one of our books for the library, so I say it was a successful night! [Indeed. Fun was had by all. -D]

Rebecca