HERE'S TO YOU! Today, Ilaria and I finished the final page of THE FIERCE ARE FADING! This is a first for both of us. We've been working so hard on this since the success of the Kickstarter. Ilaria spent the last 4.5 months working 10 hours a day to finish 200 pages of artwork within deadlines. She has poured her heart into the art on this pages, and it shows. I came up with the story for this book a few years back. I played it in my head again and again, and I tried to spell it out as best as I could on each page of the script. Ilaria took my dream and brought it to fruition. So I am INCREDIBLY grateful to her. Just as I am incredibly grateful to EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU! Without your support, this might never have been made. So here's to you!!!! If I didn't have to go to work tomorrow morning, I'd be popping a bottle right about now!

I'll be putting pages to printing templates tomorrow, and one more pass through on Thursday, before submitting the book on Friday to the publisher! Last we checked, printing can take 1 to 1.5 months for this initial batch. So we hope to get it out by May, as originally proposed, or early June at the latest. Thank you again, and I'll keep the updates coming. I CAN'T WAIT to get this book in your hands!!!!!


Post-C2E2 Update

Had a great time at C2E2 this year. Did any of you attend? This was more of a leisure trip than a business trip. You can see my three friends sporting their Harry Potter attire. While we had a blast experiencing the comic con, I also got the chance to pass out fliers for the OFFICIAL PRE-ORDER of The Fierce Are Fading! It is up on the site. So if you or someone you know were not able to pledge for a tier that came with a book, this is now your opportunity! Head on over to and look for the pre-order link. I loved meeting some people who showed interest in the book, even with the limited materials I had on hand to show. I can't wait to finish this book and get it out to you! WE ARE SO CLOSE to sending the book to the printers. Most updates coming soon!

Production update!

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo is THIS WEEK! I will be there giving handouts with the link to pre-order THE FIERCE ARE FADING! Of course, if you funded tier that comes with a copy, you will be the first to get it. Production is moving along, and I thought I would share an exclusive look at the initial stage of the book's cover. This is no where near final, but it is very exciting to work with. I can't wait to bring this book to all of you. It is truly going to be amazing! If you're at C2E2, perhaps we will run into each other! Have a great week!


    Hey folks! So I've been receiving some emails about fans wanting to see more artwork. Honestly, I'm one of those people who absolutely despises movie trailers that spoil the film by showing everything upfront! However, I certainly understand the need to fill the void, scratch that itch while we wait for May/June's release of the complete Graphic Novel. So I kindly invite you to check out Ilaria Apostoli's Facebook page:

    From time to time Ilaria will post snippets of her work on this book, but she also posts other examples of her freelance works. She is already getting TONS of recognition for THE FIERCE ARE FADING, and has begun booking her calendar for projects in the fall of 2016 and beyond. So go check out her facebook page, give it a like, share it, and get your fix for more artwork :)



      Hey Everyone! We got a chance to sit down and view some of the nominated Oscar films this weekend. WOW, some great flicks in there. But we are still hard at work and on schedule to release THE FIERCE ARE FADING! Just wanted to check in and say "hey!"

      Also, some friends of ours are hosting their own Kickstarter right now for another titleto release under the UNDER BELLY brand. Check out Jeff Lawler's and Tim Mayer's THE ANYWHERE MAN and consider helping them reach their goal. Looks like a great book! 

      What's up!

      I hope all is well with all of you. The book is going along well and on time with our deadline. While we grow nearer to the release, I've lined up some professional reviews, am working on a website, and am already scheduled to present at some different Comic Cons in the second half of the year! Currently lined up for Omaha, Kansas City, Des Moines, and possible New York Comic Cons. Would be great to see you all. Take care, and as always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

      - Joshua


      I hope all is well with all of you. We are, of course, hard at work on the book. I've been working with Under Belly Comics to perfect the size of the book, the paper, and everything else involved with making the best quality book we can. Ilaria is kicking-ass with the art. I'd love to show you all of it, but I don't want to spoil the book for you of course. We'd love to answer any questions you might have about the book, so let us know.



      While we wish we could have given you this book as a Holiday Gift, we promise that we are hard at work to deliver it to you by the May 2016 Deadline. Survey emails will be going out soon for those that selected the Character Tier. For everyone else, look for an email asking for the proper delivery address. :)