The new story is coming along. I thought I’d share a first draft of a picture and give you a few bits of info about the tale.
Ted and Angelo return from a trip to find Hoover missing and set off to find him. The search will lead the fish far from home and put them in many precarious situations.
Meanwhile, Hoover won’t escape danger either. He knows that his friends will come for him and tries to hang on until they arrive. It’s a race against time for the tank crew and the others they meet along the way.
So I was reading tonight that a koala’s pouch faces backwards. I guess that explains where they got the nickname “Nature’s Hand Puppet”.
With all apologies to Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts, here’s some of my tweeted attempts at funny sayings and observations.
Nervous about public speaking? Picture your audience in their underwear. Unless it’s a nudist colony, then that trick doesn’t work so great.
An ad for a new diet plan promises you’ll lose 20 pounds in 30 days without exercising. The pounds must come from the arm and leg you lost to pay for it.
Glass half empty = bad? Glass half full = good? Personally, I think it depends on what’s in the glass.
Is it just me or do lots of kids have horizontal incontinence? As soon as they lie down for bed they suddenly have to pee every 10 minutes.
I saw a sign outside of a business that read “Psychic Readings – call for appt” and I thought, shouldn’t they just know when you’re coming?
I sometimes wonder if the Rapture hasn’t already happened and we didn’t know it because no one got to go.
The fifth installment of the series is now available at the Kindle Store and the Nook Store as an ebook.
In the latest story, Fish Tank – Down the Ribbit Hole (Kindle Version, Nook Version), Angelo, Ted and Hoover are sharing their aquarium home with a brood of tadpoles brought back from a nearby pond by the people family boy. Ted soon realizes that this will be more than a mild aggravation once the tadpoles become frogs and fish becomes appetizing.
The fourth installment of the series is now available at the Kindle Store and the Nook Store as an ebook.
In the latest story, Fish Tank – Magma Carta (Kindle Version, Nook Version), Ted has increased the aquarium heater’s maximum temperature to where it can melt rock, with the intention of using it to tunnel his way to the water table. Angelo however, sends it out of control, not only through the floor but the Earth’s crust as well. Now that a magma chamber has been opened and is destroying the entire city in a storm of volcanic destruction, Ted needs to figure out a way to put things right and save himself and his friends in the process.
Just thought I’d give you a sneak peek of the upcoming, as yet unnamed fourth installment of Fish Tank.
Right now, I’m shooting for an early-to-mid-November release. I’ll be posting updates as I have a better idea.
I don’t know what happened, but Fish Tank – A Tale of Mothic Proportions is now selling for just $0.99 on Amazon, down from $1.99! I’m assuming they noticed that it sells for $0.99 on Barnes & Noble and matched the price.
This is the last frame of Fish Tank that I drew back in 2008. I’m starting to dust off my notes and sketches for the story and am getting ready to start writing again.
One really big obstacle for me is that a lot of my old software is on a hard drive that I’ve saved, but may be toast. I’ve tried to get it to boot up on a couple different machines to no avail. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get the data off a crashed hard drive, I’m all ears.
It will be a while before “The Heater” is done, so in the interim I’m hoping to put out at least one and maybe two more eBooks of existing material. Once “The Heater” is finished, I will begin working on new material and hope to put something out on a regular basis going forward (although I don’t know what the time intervals will be yet).
If you’ve seen Clerks, Dogma and a whole host of other Kevin Smith movies, you know that one of the mainstays are Jay and Silent Bob – a couple of drug dealers who typically loiter outside a convenience store.
If you’ve seen Doctor Who then you know that Matt Smith is the 11th Doctor.
Is it just me or does Jay look like he could be the 12th Doctor? When you consider that he also gets to save the universe in Dogma, it would seem he has the credentials.
And Silent Bob could be his companion. Perfect!
The third installment of the series is now available at the Kindle Store and the Nook Store as an ebook.
In this story, Fish Tank – A Tale of Mothic Proportions (Kindle Version, Nook Version), a strange light is shining into the tank at night, a light so bright that Ted, Angelo and Hoover can’t even sleep. In the end, it turns out that a group of creatures with paranormal, telepathic abilities has nefarious plans for our trio.
How do you defeat an enemy that can read your thoughts? Ted must find the answer if they are to survive!