Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pirate Chronicles Part 1


Finally figured out how to use iMovie, and now I'm cruising along and editing the several videos for the Pirate Chronicles. The first one here is my friend Talon May who played Professor Merryweather in the film adaptation of "Flagler's Few", and he talks a bit about the character.

The sound quality is pretty bad thanks to the wind kicking up on the beach, so please bare through the first minute or so. It'll clear up right before we get started talking about the book.

Also, as promised, here are some new pages to show you guys. In honor of Talon and Jujuan doing these short video casts, I decided to show you the first glimpse of Merryweather in the book, and an excerpt of Roger fighting some thugs.

Til the next time fellow Pirates!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wragg House Investigation (Follow-up)

Hey folks!

So we finished the investigation a few nights ago and we're still going through the evidence. Until there's more to show you, I thought I'd give you a few interesting photos of the house. We didn't have any paranormal experiences what so ever, despite how creepy the house was. I did get a lot of dust in my throat, but nothing to say right off the house is haunted.

Whether the video and sound comes out as a plus, I must say the house was an amazing piece of history regardless of being haunted or not. Like I said before, it had never been wired for you can imagine the last time someone must have lived there. The original 1820's wall paper was still on the walls!!!

Great team. They were all professional, and it helps that they're all working in sound and film as a career. We'll be putting together a professional video and of course add in our findings. If we find nothing, at least the house is documented as having an initial paranormal investigation with negative paranormal activity. That doesn't mean it's NOT haunted, but it means 1/1 investigations prove negative.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Wragg House Investigation

Tomorrow night, at 11:30pm, I will be leading an investigation alongside Cristin Rodery into the 1823 Wragg House. This early 19th century home is located at the corner of Broughton and Habersham and while it's beauty is mostly unrivaled on that street, it may come with a rather dark past.

Not much is known about the house, it was supposedly used as a quarintine home during several Yellow Fever epedemics and it's final family owner, Miss Wraggs, was rumored to have been burned to death when she fell asleep a little too close to the fireplace.

Usually my blog site is to promote Flagler's Few, but I figure this is a related topic and plan to release some of our findings since we'll be the first paranormal team to have ever investigated this home.

Check it out!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Flagler's Few in Shriek Freak Quarterly?

Recently, Johnny of Sarasota Paranormal Investigation and Research Initiative Team (S.P.I.R.I.T.) contacted me via Twitter and suggested I get in touch with the folks over at Shriek Freak Quarterly Magazine, a new horror magazine that makes itself available to the public through press and pdf format.

I spoke with Eric Downton, the magazine's "Deaditor-in-Chief" about possibly submitting some pages to the magazine for their July issue. Eric was very interested in Flagler's Few and encouraged me to go ahead and send along a submission packet for review.

So if all goes as planned, look into purchasing a copy of SFQ in July which may include Flagler's Few's publication debute! And don't stop there! Help this new venue of horror and paranormal fiction pick-up off the ground and subscribe quarterly!

Still working on putting up more of the Pirate Chronicles folks! Bare with me, they're only 2-7 minutes long, but it takes youtube FOREVER to load them up.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Pirate Chronicles (Introduction)

Hey everyone,

Just checking in to show you the beginning of "The Pirate Chronicles". I'm hanging at a beach house in Matanzas Inlet, a few miles out of St. Augustine. Getting away from ghost tours and classes at SCAD, to work on Flagler's Few in's tough...but I'm managing it with my good friends, fellow artist Garett Claypool, Jujuan Burton and Talon May.

Jujuan and Talon are actually the inspirations for the characters Roger Blimes and Professor Merryweather, the two pirates of Flagler's Fe
w. We figured we'd goof off and do some little video podcasts for the heck of it. I don't know if it's going to really work out...probably seems a little silly, but what the hell.

So here's the first introduction. We're going to do some interviews, learn a little bit more of the creation of these characters, Talon's going to preform a fire-dance...should be cool. We'll even do a ghost hunt in St. Augustine and I'll tell some ghost stories.

Stick around, or be forced to walk the plank!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

A Night with GCOM Paranormal Radio

I'll be a guest tonight at 11:30pm (est) with Michigan's premiere paranormal radio show, GCOM (Ghost Chasers of Michigan). Dino and Diana are great couple of hosts, and expect to hear some new things about the book while I talk with them.

This will probably be my last radio appearance for a while. I love doing them, but I'm sure people need a break from me. Probably starting to sound like a broken record.

So if you haven't tuned into a radio interview, make sure you do tonight!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Origins of Catalina

This was a small one-day one-page assignment in my Senior Project class. It's got little to do with The Reaper of Saint George Street, but features a character from it's hopeful sequel, Flagler's Few and the Pirate's Skull of Fury.

More to come, enjoy this for now!

Also, I'll be appearing on GCOM Paranormal Radio this Friday. Click the link for the time!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I decided to jump on the band wagon and join Twitter. While I still don't understand the massive craze it has sparked, I figured it'd be a nice addition to my blog page. So if you look to the direct right of this post, you'll see I can do moment-by-moment updates of what I'm working on.  I'll still be posting pages and vital info via the blog, but this is just an extra status-updater.

On other news, I'm in Saint Augustine again working more on reference photos. I'll be heading home tomorrow, but I got some work done. I'll be returning in two weeks along with Jujuan Burton and Talon May to film some "podcast" interviews with the men responsible for bringing to life Professor Merryweather and Captain Roger Blimes.

Look for more pics to come soon, as well as FLAGLER'S FEW the film...on YOUTUBE!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Jumping on Spooks R Us!

Hey everyone, still plugging away at those pages.

I will be taking another breather this Monday to appear on Dark Plains Radio's "SPOOKS R US" variety show. Hosted by Wayne and Scotty. Based out of Wisconsin, SPOOKS R US showcases a variety of unique radio skits, including the "Paranormal Weather", A Paranormal Science spot, and a comedy routine.

Wayne was generous enough to invite me on this upcoming Monday's show. Seems I'm all over the paranormal radio shows as of late, but it's great fun and it's a fantastic way to get the book promoted.

So tune in this upcoming Monday!