Thursday, June 21, 2018

Book 7 is Available for Pre-Order! With a David Petersen variant!!


Starting next week, Farlaine the Goblin ~ Book 7:The Final Land, the climactic finale of Farlaine the Goblin, will be available for pre-order!

The Diamond Previews Prevue is already listed, which includes a handful of advance pages:

Below is a sneak peak at my cover for the book! I tried to get all artsy with leading the eye in a spiral to pull you through all the story elements. This piece also dovetails very nicely with the original cover for Book 1, which had the Tinks of Orn chasing Farlaine off the page!

At this point I'm drawing the final 7 pages of art and this book is gonna be a whopper, clocking in at 60+ pages!! Lots of loose ends to tie up, questions to answer, and fun characters to bring back. Hopefully it gives people a fun and solid ending to the story:)

I held off on releasing Book 6 for a few months so that I could get further along on Book 7, which means that while Book 6 hit stores last March, Book 7 will be close behind it, hitting store shelves in September!!

Even better, it'll be available for pre-order starting next week and throughout the month of July! Be sure to order a copy at your Local Comic Shop, or online at sites like MidTown Comics!


What makes this book even cooler though is that it's also going to boast a variant cover by one of the best all-ages artists in the industry, Mouse Guard's own David Petersen! Here's a sneak peek!

David was my top pick of dream artists to do a variant. I've loved his art on Mouse Guard for ages, as well as all the other random covers and pieces he's done over the years(TMNT, Harry Potter, etc). I'd asked him to do a cover for years but he was always too busy to fit it in. After my original Book 7 variant artist had to bow out I threw out one final request and the timing shockingly worked and David agreed to do it! I did cartwheels for weeks:)

What's great about this piece too is that David redrew EVERYTHING. The nested layout of the cover, the tree on the left, even the titles! Stellar work.

I especially loved his take on Drowsy the Tink. Not only is his design wonderful with the huge mustache and the pimpin' Liefeld-like shoulderpads, but he really nailed his sense of worrying, both with his clasped hands and his inward pointing feet. His Farlaine was also amazing with that huge acorn and a very fluffy grass skirt! Overall I was thrilled with his work on this!!

David Petersen's variant will be mixed into orders for Book 7 at a 1:3 ratio, meaning if you order 3 copies, 1 of them will be David's variant. Pre-order the books ahead of time at your local comic shop to be sure to get your copy. I know some of the online places like to keep the variants to try to flip them later, so be careful. You can also always order copies direct from, while supplies last.

And as with all other variant covers, this'll be printed on some fancy pirate paper that will look and feel far cooler than most comics!

With this final cover, it also means the series ended with variants by David Petersen, Skottie Young, Charles Paul Wilson III, and Larry MacDougall, which truly blows my mind! What a group!! Thanks guys!!!


The last few months had a few conventions mixed in, starting with C2E2 in Chicago back in April and two great local shows with the Plastic City Comic Con in Leominster, MA and Kids Con in Nashua, NH. All 3 shows were great fun and I sold more books than I had ever! C2E2 now boasts my single best day of sales with Kids Con coming in a close second, beating out such heavyweight shows as NYCC!

To finish up the year I'll be at the Boston Comic Con/Fan Expo Boston in early August, followed by MICE(Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo) in September, and the Baltimore Comic Con in October! Then for 2019, with the complete series in hand, I hope to start hitting more cons I've never been to before, especially toward the west coast I've never made it to, as well as returning to place I haven't been in a while like Heroes Con. Gonna be a fun year!


In the past I didn't sell much original art from the series, with only a dozen pages from Book 4 slipping out during the Kickstarter. Since then I've gotten a little more open about it, giving pages to friends and family who helped and supported the book. I've consigned 10 pages to Gallery Laqua in Europe, and have even started to post a few pages for sale on ComicArtFans too.

If anyone's interested in a page, feel free to check those sites, or reach out via email(contact form on the right). I'm keeping a lot of it for myself, but am considering letting some go to fans who want to give it a nice home:)