Trauma Freehand Concept Art 1

logo_foaI wanted to put the last three weeks of training into creating a free hand concept sketch of Trauma.  Following my blog at

She is the medic of the team and basically the caretaker.  I’m basing her off of Sneezy. Her archetype is the nurturer. Her personality type is ESFP for extraverted, sensing, feeling, perceiving.  She is similar to Natsu from Fairy Tail and the Weasley Twins(Harry Potter).

Concept Art

Archetype: Hero

Trope: Agent

Spin: Weather Control, Volleyball

Specs: Heat, Flight, earrings, ball manifestation

Trauma 1             Trauma 1

Rewriting Lust #1: What am I Making and Why?

cropped-logo_foa1.jpgRewriting Lust #1

Due to writer’s block and some reviews (4 positive, 2 negative), I’ve decided to revise the concept of Favor of Ares. I had too many concepts and the characters seem flat to me. I will be splitting up the concept into four parts. I received this idea from Comfort Love and Adam Withers  “The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics. The first part of the concept is “what are you making and why?”

I chose their book because they make their book easy to follow and has tips from a variety of writers and artist in the business. To me they have proven themselves as successful on the independent scene.

What am I making and Why?

Years ago, I wanted to create a comic book. Then I deployed and changed my comic book script into a novel.  Then I learned about Japanese light novels when I started watching Sword Art Online, Black Bullet, and High School DxD. Finally I wanted a product that can be adapted into a television series, movie, or animated.  The light novels are a perfect fit for me because I’m not a patient enough artist to do full on comic book work and my strength as far as comic book production is concepting and writing.  That way I can do “splash page” illustrations to include inside the book. I can then release the book as a traditional novel and a illustrated edition like Harry Potter and Game of Thrones.

The other inspiration is that I love greek mythology and crime shows.  I was a huge fan of CSI, before Grissom left. Hercules was one of my favorite shows growing up.  The idea of the seven deadly sins was also interesting to me, so I wanted to put those elements together and come up with an intriguing book.  In fact I wrote my the comic book script because I was motivated by CSI, X-men, and the animated cartoon Mighty Ducks.  If I knew now, what I didn’t know then, my core idea for the concept was characters(Mighty Ducks), setting (X-men), and plot (CSI). Then I could of started my outline, instead of writing on the fly.  Although, nowadays outlining can be more time consuming then writing.

Over the years I’ve learn from different types of writing and drawing books. I even watch television, film, and anime in a more critical analysis. My inspiriation for Favor of Ares has changed.  To keep things simple my inspiration for plot(Men in Black). This movie is about an experienced agent who recruits a new agent to help police the world from aliens.  I always saw Favor of Ares being similar. Now according to Blake Snyder in Save the Cat, Men in Black falls under his “Monster in the House” genre, with a subgenre of “Pure Monster.” The inspiration for the setting was hard.  This had to include a magic system, since this is a fantasy literature genre. Ghostbusters is perfect, because I want two races, humans and ghosts.  Now my system will be based on the proton packs and traps, but magical in some way. My inspiration for characters? Well I still want to play with the seven deadly sins and I want the characters to have clear characterizations. I decided to adapt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This gives me eight characters to share the protagonist role. I will go into research, characters, and setting next entry.

I’m already getting excited and revirgorated.  Hope this gives you some insight to my thought process.

Until next time,

Be Terrific!!!!

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Blood by Blood Outline


I’ve been working on a poster for the The Pack Family series and will be uploading the drafts onto my Patreon very soon.  Today I revised the outline for the first book in the series, Blood by Blood.

I’m pretty happy with it. This is the first time that I now have a clear path to finishing the novel.  I just have to work on the mystery subplot and character development. The first draft will be written and posted on Patreon.

As always, thank you for your support,

Remember to always Be TerriFic!

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Favor of Ares, True Victory, and Blood Matters updates: Prologues, concept sketches, & more !!!

Put up some concept sketches and production sketches for Favor of Ares.  Story wise I worked on explaining the differences between ghosts and mortal psychics.  I’m really excited about the story since my friends seem to like it and I trust them.  I’m using Writer’s Digest in helping me with dialogue.  In fact Chapter one sounds so much better.  I will be posting Chapter one Monday after making some more changes.

Go to To see the sketches.

True Victory

I posted the rough draft of the prologue for True Victory: Genesis. There is also a concept sketch of Devin Stewart wielding his giant battle axe. See them at


Posted the rough draft of an excerpt for Blood Matters: Pilgrims & Savages. You can see it at

Remember that each series has Facebook and Tumblr accounts. Favor of Ares also has a twitter which can be found on their respective pages.