Precis: At FanExpo 2013, I met Peter Steigerwald and had a conversation with him while he was at the Aspen booth working on a commission. That conversation gave me an idea and I went home and began to write. Eight hours later I had this script complete. I printed it out and submitted it to Peter – put it right in his hand. Unfortunately, I never heard back from him about it. I still like this story and believe that it is a testament to my ability as a writer… what you see is what I came up with on the fly, in eight hours with only editing happening during the writing process. After working with Daniel Rodrigo and David Gunawan on separate comic books, I now know that this script would be a lot longer than a 22-page comic… more like a 48-page comic. If I ever catch a break, one day I hope to polish this script up and produce it as a comic. I am also very serious about rewriting it as a short story.
The story of Ode focuses on the Minoan legend of the Minotaur and connects the discovery of Quattrocento perspective in Art with ancient Minoan and Egyptian religions and mythology.
"Aphrodite 0" (or Aphrodite Zero)
This comic script was put together for the Top Cow talent search. I didn't place which was super disappointing. However, the script was extremely well-researched and presents a possible origins for the Aphrodite project. I reference familiar historical events and believe that this brings an epic quality to the story, as well as making the script fun to read. Any artist that finds this script and is interested in producing sequentials should contact me. I would very much like to collaborate.