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Writing Earth 2.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

MTV and DC Comics have just announced that I am the new writer of Earth 2 with my great friend, and fellow Australian, Nicola Scott on art.

Nicola is an incredible artist and I feel very lucky to be working with her.

I really want to acknowledge the great work that James Robinson has done on this book. James is a wonderful writer who I have a lot of respect for, and with Earth 2, he’s built an entire world and filled it with characters and mysteries aplenty.
I want to thank everyone at DC Comics for the faith they’ve shown in me with this one.

It’s not every day someone hands you a whole planet. I’ve destroyed a lot of worlds while writing Star Wars but I’ll try not to break this one.

Here we go…


Thursday, June 14th, 2012

I’ll be a guest at Supanova Sydney and Perth over the next two weekends.

The guest list is an impressive one and the the list of comic book guests in particular is fantastic – Internationals like Tony Moore and David Mack joining Australian heavyweights Nicola Scott, Andrew Constant, Christian Read, Wolfgang Bylsma, Ashley Wood and many more. Here’s my guest page.

Really looking forward to seeing all the fans, the Supanova crew, my Gestalt brethren, Christopher Lloyd and the Kirby Krackle boys.

Nicola Scott and my digital Batman story comes out in-between Sydney and Perth and, unfortunately, Nicola won’t be in Perth. However, I’ve come up with the perfect solution for how to get your Batman signed. Just ask Nicola and I to sign your iPad screen in permanent marker and, when it comes out next Thursday, you can download it and it will already be signed.  Brilliant.

Australia conquers Batman – Legends of the Dark Knight is here.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na… Batman!

DC have announced the Batman digital-first series will be called Legends of the Dark Knight and have named the first four stellar creative teams.

The line-up for the first six chapters:

  • June 7 – “The Butler Did It,” written by Damon Lindelof and illustrated by Jeff Lemire
  • June 14 – “All of the Above,” written by Jonathan Larsen and illustrated by JG Jones
  • June 21– “The Crime Never Committed,” written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Nicola Scott and Wayne Faucher
  • June 28 – “Crisis of Identity,” Part 1 written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Ben Templesmith
  • July 5 – “Crisis of Identity,” Part 2 written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Ben Templesmith
  • July 12 – “Crisis of Identity,” Part 3 written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Ben Templesmith

That’s some pretty nice company to be in there – some big TV and movie writers, some stars of comics and three of my friends, in Templesmith, Nicola and Clay. However, the real stand out for me is the fact that THREE Australians are there. Our editor, Ben Abernathy, clearly likes Aussies.

Hope everyone checks out the first story today by the co-creator of Lost and the writer of Prometheus, Damon Lindelof, and Jeff Lemire (Animal Man and Sweet Tooth).

New chapters, which debut each Thursday, can be downloaded for 99 cents on the DC Entertainment website.

And, here’s the Ethan Van Sciver cover.

The Aurealis Award for ‘Best Graphic Novel’ goes to – The Deep: Here Be Dragons!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The Deep: Here Be Dragons has won the Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book / Graphic Novel!

The Aurealis Awards, Australia’s most prestigious literary awards for spec fiction, were held on Saturday night at a glittering ceremony at the Independent Theatre in Sydney.

James Brouwer and I would like to extend our thanks to the judges and all involved for the award.

I’d also like to thank my wonderful wife, Megan, our boys, Finn and Connor (who I wrote this book for), Wolf, Skye and Gary of Gestalt Publishing, Colin, Kym, my mum, dad and Kevin J Anderson – who wrote the foreword.

I’d like to congratulate my fellow nominees and winners. A huge congrats to all of the Gestalt nominees who were present on the night, Christian Read, Andrew Constant, Emily Smith and Nicola Scott. Do check out Torn and Eldritch Kid, they are both great books.

Lastly, I’d like to thank every one of you who has championed this book. All of those who have reviewed it, shared it, tweeted it, joined the facebook group, bought it for your friends or young family members, reviewed it on Amazon, Goodreads and other places. Without your help and your continuing support, we’d be paddling around the ocean by ourselves. Thank you, and have faith in the fish.

Here’s the award, it’s heavy, sharp and has been licked by Andrew Constant.

The underwater adventures of the Nekton family gives me more joy than anything else I write, and having it recognized in this way is truly wonderful. I hope that all book stores, schools and libraries in Australia will now stock, and embrace, our multiethnic family of aquanauts.

You can buy The Deep: Here Be Dragons in various book stores and comic book stores, Readings currently have free shipping Australia-wide, you can buy it on Amazon and direct from Gestalt Publishing.

Volume 2, ‘The Vanishing Island’, is well underway.

Here’s a peek.

My San Diego Comic-Con Schedule

Monday, July 18th, 2011

In about eight hours, the San Diego adventure begins for 2011.

And, because it’s yet another way to put off my packing, I’m posting my schedule for the Con.

With the dual releases of The Deep and Rombies #1, I will be spending most of the con at the Gestalt Comics booth – booth 4500 and 4501. I will be signing every day at 2pm (except Friday – Friday is Star Wars day) but I’ll probably be hanging out there a fair bit aside from my official signing. This year Gestalt are incredibly well represented, and the booth will be full of great Australian creators (and just damn fine people) in Ben Templesmith, Nicola Scott, Justin Randall, Andrew Constant, Christian Read, Emily Smith, Rombies artist and Gestalt Art Director, Skye Ogden and, of course, the head huncho, Wolfgang Bylsma.
The full signing schedule for Gestalt is right here –

Tom Taylor & James Brouwer
ROMBIES #1Tom Taylor &
Skye Ogden

And on Friday, July 22, 1 p.m.–2 p.m., Room 7AB. I will be part of…

The SDCC – Star Wars Panel!

“In celebration of what seems like a lifetime of collaboration between Star Wars and Dark Horse Comics, we’re unleashing a panel of Star Wars comics giants just for you, the fan!

Share favorite moments in Star Wars comics with our resident Jedi, Randy Stradley, and a host of Star Wars guests from comics and beyond, including Mick Harrison (Dark Times—in his first public appearance!), Dark Horse editor Dave Marshall, writers Scott Allie (Jedi: The Dark Side), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), and Tom Taylor (Invasion), as well as Dave Filoni (director of The Clone Wars TV show), artists the Fillbach brothers (The Clone Wars comics), Leland Y. Chee (Lucasfilm’s “Keeper of the Holocron”), author Timothy Zahn (Choices of One), Shelly Shapiro (editor at large, Del Rey), and more.

Plus, there will be an exclusive Knight Errant print for attendees and a chance to win a custom stormtrooper helmet illustrated by Chris Scalf (Blood Ties)!

Oh yeah, and you certainly won’t want to miss the exciting news about the future of Star Wars digital comics . . .”

After this panel, myself and many other Star Wars creators will be signing at the Dark Horse booth. Feel free to bring along anything you’d like me scrawl on.

Also, check the brilliant Chris Scalf stormtrooper helmet you can win.

Torn by Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott & Joh James
Tom Taylor & James Brouwer
Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott & Joh James
Christian Read & Michael Maier
ROMBIES #1Tom Taylor &
Skye Ogden

Two Months. Eight Planes. Convention Time.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

I hate flying.  This has not been helped by the fact that Colin Wilson and I almost always almost die on planes. But, this week, I will board the first of eight planes to begin a busy convention period.

With the birth of our second child, moving house, and a bigger pile of work than I have ever known, I haven’t been around cons much this year… but this is all set to change.  On Friday, I’m heading to Sydney where I’m a guest of Supanova.  The following weekend I will be flying to Perth, also for Supanova.  Colin Wilson and I will be signing at our booth at both conventions as well as Gestalt Publishing‘s booth and we will also be running a few panels.

There are some other great guests at Supanova too – Eliza Dushku, Charisma Carpenter, Joe Kubert, Daniel Logan (Boba Fett – the guy I’ve been writing for the last few months), Stuart Immonen, Lou Ferrigno (who I once arm wrestled), Shane McCarthy, Nicola Scott (who has promised to illustrate my Superman when I get to write him), Summer Glau, Stewart McKenny… and heaps more – see the list.

After the locals are done, I’ll then be heading over to San Diego for the big one.

Drop by.  Get something signed – it doesn’t have to be a comic, I will deface anything.

Some Great Talent At Armageddon Expo This Weekend.

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Armageddon Expo is on this weekend at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.  Colin Wilson and I are both guests of the event and we will be signing on Saturday and Sunday, so drop by and say hello.  Other guests include Seth Green, Peter David, Greg Rucka, the lovely Nicola Scott, Bill Sienciewicz, Stewart McKenny and Douglas Holgate, as well as actors from Twilight, Heroes and Stargate.

We actually don’t have a lot of copies of Star Wars: Invasion, so you may want to bring your own for us to sign. What we do have are a stack of limited edition Star Wars: Invasion posters to sign and we’ll be selling signed copies of ‘The Example’.  We will also sign whatever else you want to shove in front of our faces.  Colin Wilson will also be available for commissions at the event, but get in early as he books up fast.

See you there!


Back From The Land Of Liberty… And Cheese.

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

We are finally back from the San Diego Comic Con!

Despite spending 30+ hours in the air and my being lactose intolerant in a country where even the cheese comes with a side of cheese, all of our Australian contingent had a really successful con, with guaranteed work, job offers and piles of possibilities for all.

Wolfgang Bylsma and Australia’s own Gestalt Publishing  hit the con (via Tokyo) hard, where they announced a number of projects including Rombies (a Roman zombies book written by me and illustrated by Skye Ogden) and set up all sorts of distribution deals, licensed properties and other projects.  This is Gestalt’s year, people.  They’ve arrived.

The hinted at ‘WarGame’, to be illustrated by the awesome Wayne Nichols, had interest from no less than five publishers, so that’s looking like it may be in development soon.

A new Star Wars project looks like it’s on the cards for me, with another one appearing on the Dark Horse website later this week.  There are also a number of projects that I can’t even hint at that look like they will almost definitely happen.

Randy Stradley and I finally got to meet – Randy is a damn fine editor who I owe a lot and I will work for forever if he lets me.  Let me, Randy!

Some random highlights:-

- The enormous Invasion image that could be seen from miles away in the convention center.

- Meeting Gerard Way and Joss Whedon – Fellow Dark Horse writers (I think they do some other stuff too).

- Dinner with Randy Stradley and Colin – Wine, beer, steak and Star Wars;  what a combo.

- The tour of the DC Wildstorm offices in La Jolla – Big thanks to Ben Abernathy for lunch and all of the free books!

- Catching up with Todd McFarlane again and his praise of ‘The Example’ – Still blows my mind that that guy has so much time for everyone.  I’d love to write something for him soon.

- Meeting other creators like Mike Mignola, Jeff Darrow, Dave Dorman, Steven T Seagle, Mick Harrison, Daxiong, Brian Wood, The Fabulous Fillbach Brothers, Gabriel Ba, Adam Hughes, Bryan Talbot, Dave Gibbons, Robert Kirkman and Joe Kelly.

- The surprise of reading Joe Kelly’s ‘I Kill Giants’ on the plane ride home – The single best thing I’ve read this year.

- The Mustang we hired to get around in.

- The bar directly across the road from our house.

- And, lastly, the all-Australian dinner where Nicola Scott and I had a quick meeting before asking about twenty people to get up from the table and move to a cheaper restaurant… class.

San Diego – Signings, Meetings And Another Announcement.

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Yep, in a little over 6 hours I will be picking Colin Wilson up from his place and driving to the airport.  3 hours after that we will be on a flight to Los Angeles, smiling serenely at each other despite the terror of being miles up in the air.  About 15 hours after that we will be in LA and about to get in a Mustang with Wayne Nichols.  We will then begin our road-trip down (or up… I don’t do geography) to San Diego in preparation for the San Diego Comic Convention.

We then set up in a house not far away from the convention centre with, head of Gestalt Publishing, Wolfgang Bylsma.  Then we crash out for hours before breakfast with Nicola Scott and Craig Court, dinner with Randy Stradley and piles of other catch ups that I’m really looking forward to.

Exciting stuff.

If you’re attending SDCC, Colin and I will be signing at the Dark Horse Booth on Friday the 24th from 3 til 4 and on Sunday the 26th from 11 til 12.  We will also be hanging around for the most part, so feel free to hand us a copy of whatever (preferably our work) to be signed.  Colin will also be available for commissions – get in early though, he’s a popular guy and he only has one life… that I know of.

I’ve also just found out that a little something else I’ve been working on will be seen for the first time at SDCC.  I look forward to posting an image when I can.

Tom Taylor, Dan Didio, Geoff Johns, Nicola Scott, Colin Wilson – Armageddon Expo Guests.

Friday, June 12th, 2009

As well as the upcoming San Diego Comic Con.  I will be appearing (not magically or anything, I’ll just walk in) at the Armageddon Expo in Melbourne.  Colin Wilson will also be there despite his picture not being up at the website yet.

Colin and I will be signing all of our books, including Star Wars: Invasion and The Example.

There are same great people confirmed so far, including DC executive editor Dan Didio and superstar writer Geoff Johns – who somehow manages to write about half of DC’s books.

Nicola Scott is also confirmed – kick ass artist and a really good person (If you’re reading this, Nicola; stop googling yourself).  There’s also the brilliant Ethan Van Sciver and a host of others.


No idea why I appear before the others on the guest page but, seeing as ‘Card Tournaments’ gets top billing, I’m not reading too much into it…

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