Saturday, December 31, 2011

False Dawn: Life's Question

Happy New Year's Eve! Hope everyone has awesome plans! (Mine involve MI:4, thank you very much!)

Since False Dawn is on the back burner for a while, I figured I'd end with this. It's my entry into an anthology. Only three stories were chosen, and mine came in sixth. I still take that as a win. I also received great feedback from a writer/artist in the industry who took the time to critique it and from one of the entrants whose story made the cut.

Hope you enjoy!

Summary: Despite living fifteen lifetimes, Lance only has one question: Why is he still here?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DF: Wards of Man Update!

Mau's still hard at work at the sketches/first pages, so here's the latest he sent me.

Sawyer Ryder is Kainoa's uncle and the Resident Gatekeeper, a head of the Defenders. He's only the third person to run the Gatekeepers who isn't Destiny, and he takes that responsibility seriously. He's tough but compassionate, and he has a soft spot for kids who were assassins, like his nephew Kainoa and his daughter, Mattie. This picture is subject to change simply because I'm not a fan of the crew cut. However, it actually fits Sawyer, so I'll probably leave it.

Here we have Mattie, Kainoa's cousin and Sawyer's daughter. She's slightly older than Kainoa and deadlier with her katana (hence why her name was Ravage). She grew up in medieval Japan like Kainoa, but she's adapted well to modern New Jersey. She's found a love of soccer, Chez Doodles, and family, though she still misses her former partner-in-crime, Edge, who was like her twin brother.

122476 is working on the first six pages, so I'll upload those when they come through. His birthday's this week, so send him a message at @122476 or on his blogspot account,, or just give him money by buying a commission! Do me a favor. Whatever you do, call him, "Grandpa."



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kickstarting Journeymen!

Since becoming IC Geeks' PR rep, I've also been taking over duties of the Tumblr site and Twitter feeds, and I'll soon be taking over the Facebook account. Check it out and see the awesome new talent that will "breaking in" next year.

Also, help others' dreams come true. IC Geeks is kickstarting Journeymen, a Masterwork. It's a quarterly anthology dedicated to helping good talent become published. Click on the link, and see what you can do to help!

Devin Leigh Michaels

P.S. Also, don't forget to follow me for up-to-the-second...okay, probably hour...information about IC Geeks Publishing as well as my own writing.

@Icgeekspublishingpr and @DevinLMichaels

Friday, December 9, 2011


Thank you to all who went to my Tumblr account and became followers. I am the new PR rep for IC Geeks Publishing. I cannot thank you enough for helping to make a dream come true! To follow my updates for the company, feel free to follow the company’s tumblr and tweets at and @icgeekspublishingpr. I run both.

\Because of this new position, there will probably be fewer posts HERE, but I ensure you the Experiment isn’t over yet. (I have to keep my “day” job.) False Dawn #24 (end second year!) will be up next week, and I also have some pretty pictures Mau drew for DF: Wards of Man to post this weekend.

Time to make good on promises - The MMPR comic will be given to one random follower, but I have to dig it out of storage first (i.e. my bins in my bedroom), so I will send that later this month. Also, I've already worked on SOD, which will now be finished, as well as some TC work for a few followers. Those will be up as time allows. I'm hoping for the first TC story and chapter seven of SOD up by the end of the year.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you stick around. It’s finally getting interesting.