News? What News?
I'm trying something new and publishing my Valedictorian USA? series in web comic form on Webtoon. It's free to read. If you'd like to get a good laugh, check it out, subscribe, and tell your friends.
P.S. My next comic appearance will be at SPACE in Columbus, OH on 4/28-29/18.
Great news! The Punk-Metal E.P. is now available in hard copy! Get yourself a good, old-fashioned CD by clicking here!
Happy New Year!
Over the last two weeks the recording and production of The Punk-Metal E.P. was wrapped up. Now you can check it out and buy it here:
P.S. Feel free to share the link with anyone who might be interested.
Over the summer I wrote and recorded a seven song e.p. of rock tunes. I recruited an all star cast to sing on the songs and I'm still finishing up some of the tracks.
While the other songs are coming
together, I've decided to donate all of the profits from the first
single to hurricane relief. If you're interested, click this link and,
if you like what you hear, feel free to buy the song and help some
people in need all at the same time.
Thanks for your time and have a great weekend!
P.S. Feel free to share the link with anyone who might be interested.
The Zombie Fabulous #3 Kickstarter has launched! It runs until 7/3/17 but there are extra special rewards for pledging during the first 24 hours of the campaign. Click here!
Upcoming author appearances for yours truly:
P.S. Stay tuned for the Zombie Fabulous #3 Kickstarter which launches on June 3rd.
Crackerstacker #5: Adventures in Customer Service is now available in print and electronic formats in my Etsy shop! Click the image below and get ready CRACK up laughing!
Hopefully 2017 is going great for y'all so far. It's already shaping up to be a great year for this pasty author.
I'm glad you asked!
First of all, issue #5 of Crackerstacker, my retail memoir mini-comic series, is currently being printed. It will make it's debut at my first show of the year: The Independent Creators Expo and Film Festival. In the meantime, I've released the first five issues in Kindle format too.
What's next? Issue #6 of Valedictorian USA (which is currently being lettered by artist extraordinaire Gemma Moody) will make its print debut at SPACE on March 25th and 26th in Columbus, OH. Below is a work-in-progress version of the cover:
Finally, the third and final Zombie Fabulous script is now
in illustrator Aaron Lindeman's hands. We'll be launching a June
Kickstarter campaign with some very exciting rewards for backers so stay
P.S. Don't forget that my memoir is now available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook format. Click here!
Check out my newest interview on the scintillating Zachrilege Cast!
There are only 2 days left to order Rebirth Defect and receive a FREE download of the audio book!
My memoir, Rebirth Defect, is now on sale! Click here to order! Stay tuned for details on a release party in July!
Hey, folks! I just wanted to announce that I've recently added two author appearances to my schedule:
- 6/11/16 Def Com 2:
Hey, everybody! Long time no update so I thought I'd share my comic con schedule for 2016. I was just at ICE yesterday but the two remaining shows that are definite are:
- Gem City: April 2-3 @ the Dayton Convention Center (Dayton, OH)
- S.P.A.C.E.: April 9-10 @ the Northland Performing Arts Center (Columbus, OH)
I'm pleased to announce that the Kickstarter to fund issue #2 of Zombie Fabulous is now live! Go get ya some!
Check out my latest interview!
Hey, y'all! I'm excited to show you the cover for Zombie Fabulous #2, which there'll be a Kickstarter campaign for very soon. Keep your eyes peeled!
Also, here's my latest interview! Enjoy!
My con season is coalescing quite nicely. Here's a list of events (so far) at which I'll be appearing:
*Big Comic Book Show: Pickerington Public Library? (May 9)
*Appleseed Comic Con?: Ft. Wayne, IN (May 16-17)
*Derby City Comic Con?: Louisville, KY (June 20-21)
*GRASP Comic Expo?: Grand Rapids, MI (June 27-28)
*SPACE: Columbus, OH (July 18-19)
*Tricon Columbus (August 22)
Howdy, pilgrims! Here's episode 2 of a 3 video promo campaign for the Valedictorian USA: Vol. 1 graphic novel. Enjoy and please share this video with any comics fan you know. Thanks!
Hey, folks! Here's episode 1 of a 3 video promo campaign for the Valedictorian USA: Vol. 1 graphic novel. Enjoy! Oh, and feel free to share this video with any comics fan you know. Thanks!
The paperback edition of Valedictorian USA: Vol. 1 is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Valedictorian-USA-1-Stephen-Hines/dp/1493534378/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1421519702&sr=8-2&keywords=valedictorian+usa+volume+1
And the Kindle edition is for sale here: http://www.amazon.com/Valedictorian-USA-1-Stephen-Hines-ebook/dp/B00RO8GXHU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421520078&sr=8-1&keywords=valedictorian+usa+volume+1
FINALLY! I'm ecstatic to announce the publication of my first graphic novel, Valedictorian USA: Volume 1. It'll be available on Amazon.com in 3-5 days but for now you can buy it here:
If you're new to my website, you've probably noticed that I don't update this thing as much as I should. For the most up-to-date info on my appearances and releases, like my publisher page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ALBBOOKS
Also: Valedictorian USA received a stellar review on this site: http://www.oldworldcomics.com/cool-stuff.html
1/4/14: Check out my newest interview!
My latest interview can be found here (click the pic):
I sold my first short story a while back and it appears in this fine anthology! Click the pic to order it!
- My newest online interview can be read here!
- I'm gradually posting ALL pages of Valedictorian USA for y'all to read (for FREE!) here!
- Zombie Fabulous is now available at Super Fly Comics!
I tried for several days to post the link to my newest Kickstarter campaign but FreeWebs was not cooperating. So, click the gorgeous cover art below for details!
Coming soon from A.L.B. Books:
Hey everybody! Sorry it's been so long between updates. The day job ate my life. Anyway, here's a recent interview I did for our local cable access channel:
My latest press can be read here. This interview had the most creative questions I've ever been asked!
Hocus Focus (my young adult novel) is FINALLY back in print! You can purchase it through my web store, through Create Space, Amazon, or at Around About Books (Troy, OH) and Dark Star Books (Yellow Springs, OH). And don't forget it's available in ALL e-reader formats as well!
And, speaking of electronic books, all of my comics and mini-comics are now available through Drive-Thru Comics! They're half the cover price (at most) of the hard copies, so if you enjoy reading on your tablet, smart phone, or computer, this is a great way to save cash!
My newest online interviews can be read and seen at the following links:
Also, please check the calendar section of my site for my next author appearances in Kentucky and Indianapolis!
I hope you're having a great summer!s.H.
Crackerstacker #1-3 and Icon-O-Plastic are now available at Around About Books in Troy, OH!
I was recently interviewed about my upcoming appearance at S.P.A.C.E. Check it out here!
Sci-Fi/Fantasy author Terry W. Ervin II interviewed me for his blog. Check it out!
I'm excited to present the brand-spankin-new trailer for my upcoming comic book, Icon-O-Plastic! Enjoy!
All of my comics are now available for purchase on e-readers/computers for DIRT CHEAP prices here! ENJOY!
(Click the logo above, you sexy thing!)
What've I been up to? Well, I contributed some comic book art to this TV show:
And, I've been gearing up to release my next comic book (stay tuned for more exciting details soon!):
A new episode of The Resurrected Albino Leperboy Show for ya! Dig it!
Finally! Valedictorian USA #3 is available in my web store. Come get some!
The month of July is shaping up to be a busy one for yours truly. Check my calendar for details!
Oh, and I'm hard at work on finishing Crackerstacker #2 as well!
This is no April Fool's joke, people! The Albino Leperboy Show has come back from the dead! Check out the new episode!
Also, I'll be at the Gem City Comic Con this Sunday (see my calendar page for details) so stop by and see me!
3/2/11: Hey y'all! Click here to read a sweet, extensive interview with yours truly. Also, the other authors on there fascinating dudes and dudettes as well.
2/6/11: Long time no update, right? First off, please check out this amazing blog by a fellow teacher/writer named Iain Coggins. He did a feature on me, but his other blog posts are even cooler: Lost Apple
Also, The first issue of my graphic memoir detailing my years in the grocery business, a mini-comic written and illustrated by yours truly, is done and ready to be printed. Issue #1 of Crackerstacker will be available soon. In the meantime, you can check out some sample pages by clicking here.
11/25/10: This Saturday I will be at Around About Books in Troy, Oh from 2-4:00.
11/22/10: Just in time for the holidays, my newest release is here! Unheard on This Earth: Volume 1 is a collection of song lyrics written by yours truly between 1998 and 2000. Twelve songs for a mere $1 (plus shipping)?! Have I gone mad?!
9/12/10: I was recently interviewed for Amazon.com's Kindle blog. Check it out, dudes and dudettes!
On September 10, 11, and 12 I will be selling my books at the Sidney Apple Fest. Please see the calendar page of my website for details!
Sorry for the month w/o updates, but the wife & I've been busy remodeling the homestead.
Now that our part of that mess is done, as a teaser, I'll tell y'all that I'm about 1/2 done with a comic book script that will be illustrated by an amazingly talented artist (who will be revealed later). The story? Well, it's kind of a rock bio story with a little Franz Kafka influence.
One of the two blogs I make time for, Terry W. Ervin's newest Up Around the Corner (for some reason) mentions me!
The season 4 finale of Clyde the Redneck has been posted!
Also, I'll be at the grand opening of the Sidney Flea Market on 7/17/10. Go to my calendar page for details!
Another new episode of Clyde the Redneck has been posted!
A new episode of Clyde the Redneck has been posted!
At long last, here's the book trailer for my comic book series, Valedictorian USA. It was created by a student at Upper Valley JVS and I did a little fine-tuning. Enjoy!
Interested in a sneak preview of my next book?
No donations required to read it, but if you'd like to throw some change my way, it would help big time with publishing expenses!
Also, a new episode of Clyde the Redneck has been posted!
I had a great weekend at the Piqua Taste of the Arts Author Fair! Thanks to Tess Graves for putting it together with such style and class!
I recently found out about a bad review for Clyde. Click here to read it.
Clyde, of course, had to respond. Click here to read his response.
Clyde weighs in on preachers with baggage in the newest episode of Clyde the Redneck. It's time to hack or pack!
Also, I will be a participating author at the Piqua Taste of the Arts (my table will be on the first floor of the library) on May 21st and 22nd. Come see me and buy some stuff! Click here for details.
There's a new, slick episode of Clyde the Redneck. Dig it!
Also, S.P.A.C.E. 2010 was phenomenal! Thanks to all the folks who stopped by my table and bought some of my wares!!! Below is a little slide show of photos taken at the show:
The new trade paperback edition of Hocus Focus (sans spiral binding and guitar pick) is now available! Here's a pic:
Exciting news! Issue #2 of Valedictorian USA is now available! Technically it's debuting at S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press and Alternative Comic Expo), but I'll be glad to take your money now! Mwhahahaha!
In an effort to vent some creative steam in short bursts, I opened a Zazzle shop. I have ties, stickers, postcards, t-shirts, hoodies, etc. Check it out!
Finally! Here is the cover of Valedictorian USA #2! As usual the art is by the amazing Daniel Salcido, but I also recruited colorist extraordinaire Savannah Williams this time around.
Also, below is a photo of a book report project by an 8th grader from Covington, OH. Her assignment was to make clay sculptures of the main characters from a novel and she chose Lenny and Pauline from Hocus Focus. How freakin' cool is that?!
Happy belated new year! It's been two freakin' months since I posted anything here, so let's cut to the chase!
Also, Valedictorian USA #2 is almost ready to take to the printers. I'll let y'all know when it's done.
All 1st edition copies of Hocus Focus (in my personal inventory) have been sold! If you want one of the last copies, you'll have to visit Around About Books or Darkstar Books in Yellow Springs. The 2nd edition, which will not be spiral bound and will not come with a free guitar pick, will go to press sometime in January or February...more info later!
Also, expect issue #2 of Valedictorian USA to arrive in January or February as well!
The new LARGER THAN LIFE edition of Valedictorian USA: a mere $2 for a full-size slice of satiric goodness!
Hocus Focus is now available in every electronic format possible! Click the picture below to pick up a ridiculously cheap ($3.99) copy of my first novel!
New episode of Clyde posted!
Also, I'll have a table at the Mid-Ohio. Check the calendar page for details.
Hocus Focus got a great review by fantasy/sci-fi author Terry W. Ervin. Check it out!
Also, I'll be at the Champion City Comic Con this Saturday. Details are here.
A new episode of Clyde the Redneck has been unleashed!
New Clyde the Redneck posted!
Also, if you tried to read my newest blog and it was full of strangeness, blame it on Freewebs. ARGH!
New blog posted yesterday!
Some author gigs are popping up on the calendar, too. I'll be at Mid-Ohio Con in October and Champion City Con in September...and, possibly, Taste of Troy in September as well. Whew! Looks like I'm going to be a busy little albino leperboy!
Season 3 of Clyde the Redneck has begun! Can you hear liberals everywhere shaking in their eco-friendly shoes?!
Breaking news! Saturday (8/1/09) I'll be selling my books at the Yellow Springs Book Fair. See the calendar page for details!
Also, episode #17 of the Albino Leperboy Show was posted today. ROCK!
Great news! At the Dr. Creep benefit show I had a lottery. The lucky person who won a copy of Valedictorian USA was Ms. Tina Johnson. Congrats, Tina! And thanks to the many folks who came and made the event such a huge success for Dr. Creep!
Also, as of today,now available through one more fine retailer:
Also, I added a "Calendar" page so you can see how few appearances a lazy pasty white guy makes.
Hocus Focus (my 1st novel) is now available in electronic (Kindle) format! And it's CHEAP! Click the book cover image below to go get some!
Also, I will be selling my books at the Dr. Creep Benefit Concert (in Springfield, OH) on July 18th. Come on down and support a great cause! There will be killer bands and a bunch of merchants hawking their wares.
In case you don't know, Dr. Creep is a local legend who used to host a TV horror show. He's in dire need of financial assistance with medical bills.
Long time no update! Sheesh! Anyway, I added a page (Other Sites I Haunt) so you can find me on social networking sites.
Finally, an interview of me was posted on the Comic Related Recap Podcast: Episode 120. They were insane enough to talk to me at SPACE. My yappin' starts about 12 1/2 minutes into the show, but obviously I'm urging you to check out the entire show!
Man! Clyde has a lot on his mind lately! Check out Episode 9 here!
Finally! A new episode of Clyde the Redneck! Sorry for the delay, but real life has been kickin' my butt.
My comic, Valedictorian USA, got its 1st review! Check it out!
Last weekend I was at the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo...and it was a blast! I met a lot of cool people (fans, authors, artists, etc.) and even managed to sell some books! Below is a slideshow of some pics I took.
New blog posted today, too. Enjoy!
Happy Chocolate Easter Bunny & Marshmallow Peeps Day! New episode of the Albino Leperboy Show is live. ROCK! [Featuring the music of: The Qemists (with Mike Patton), David Bowie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Corporate Avenger, Fantomas, Wreckless Eric, and S*HINES.]
New episode of Clyde the Redneck posted! What does our favorite, dual-e drivin' dude think of the Easter Bunny?
Check it out! Monty Colvin (Galactic Cowboys, Awful Truth, Crunchy) was crazy enough to ask me to list my top 10 favorite albums for his podcast.
A new episode of Clyde the Redneck has been posted!
Oh, and I'll be selling, signing, wining and dining at this year's Small Press And Comic Expo (S.P.A.C.E.) on April 18 & 19 in Columbus, OH. Come on down! Click here for more details, grasshoppers.
A new episode of Clyde the Redneck has been unleashed! Dig it!
16 months in the making: my new CD is finally here! Download it here! It's FREE!
This weekend I'll be participating in the annual Troy Book Lover's Festival at Around About Books. Click here for details!
New blog posted: Dr. Manhattan's Swinging Blue Member: My Review of The Watchmen!
The color cover for issue #1 of Valedictorian USA is finally done! This deluxe edition will debut at S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press And Comic Expo) on April 18th. From there on out, it will be available through this website and comic book stores (the names of which will be announced later).
Also, my new solo CD, The Thousand Legged Sneer, is almost done. The cover scan is on the S*HINES page. These 10 songs will be a free download.
Finally! A new episode of Clyde the Redneck has been unleashed!
I had a blast emceing the Valentine's Day gig. Tons of great music and no big egos or buttheads! Do yourself a favor and check out the bands listed below on the flyers...not to mention the Gem City Rollergirls.
Also, I just posted a new episode of Clyde the Redneck! Dig it!
If you live in Ohio, come see me make a fool out of myself during my first emcee gig!
Clyde's back with an all new episode. Check it out!
Episode 14 of the Albino Leperboy Show has been posted! An episode dedicated to my lovely wife, featuring the music of: the Ramones, Crunchy, Yo-Yo's, the Wildhearts, Silver Ginger 5...and more!
Hocus Focus is available at:
237 Xenia Ave
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
New blog posted! Rock!
Here's a slideshow of pics from the event:
If you couldn't make it out to the party, you can still purchase Hocus through Around About Books or directly from my web store.
Also. I recorded a special episode of The Albino Leperboy Show that features songs discussed in Hocus, as well as some behind the scenes insight into the creative process...not to mention my zany publishing industry mishaps. Enjoy!
Finally! The first 2 boxes arrived...hot off the press! Come get some!
You are cordially invited:
8 West Main Street
Troy, Ohio 45373
Phone: (937) 339-1707
New blog posted! ROCK!!
New episode of the Albino Leperboy Show posted! ROCK!
Finally! After weeks of weeping and gnashing of teeth, the official video trailer for Hocus Focus. Enjoy!
There's a rockin' new blog posted in Cerebral Spewings. Check it out!
There's a new blog posted in Cerebral Spewings. Check it out!
Oh, and a new blog is up as well.
The real back cover has been posted. So, that's the actual ISBN and UPC. Dig it!
The back cover of Hocus Focus is now done. I've posted a scan (and no, that's not the real ISBN number or bar code).
Two new episodes of Clyde the Redneck posted!
My podcast was given a free plug by former Galactic
Cowboys bassist, Monty Colvin, in his new podcast. Check
It's episode #1, by the way.
Added a new page with the brand-spankin' new cover of my first novel, Hocus Focus. Three sample chapters are there as well.
Stay tuned for a release date for Hocus Focus in the very near future as well! Can you feel the excitement?
Added a new page featuring links to my favorite rock bands. Check it out, wankers!
Like my site? Have a friend who might dig my stuff? Click below!
New Clyde the Redneck posted...finally!
My pasty white right calf is famous!
All five of my solo CD's have been posted on the S*HINES page. Free tunes! Download 'em and enjoy!
Also, as of today, the Valedictorian USA graphic novel is under consideration by one literary agent. It's been rejected by 14 agents so far. I'm still waiting to hear from 25 other agents/publishers that I've queried.
Just to give you an idea of how much rejection an author goes through in the process of trying to break into the publishing world, check out these two pics of my Wall of Rejection:
New Clyde the Redneck strip posted...finally!
New blog posted!
6/16/08 Misc. Tweaks:
Thanks to Andy "The Dark Lord" Boos & Terry Ervin for suggesting much needed changes, which I made today. The links page is fixed and so are the backgrounds.
6/10/08 Domain Name:
Today my domain name (www.stephenhines.org) went live...as in, my tight ass finally paid to secure it. If you're wondering about the .org, well, some butthole beat me to .com. That's what I get for procrastinating, I guess. More news later!