As we wrap up March and surge on into April, we're told of only two things we can count on -- death and taxes.  Death came in the form of EXPOSURE artist Al Rio's recent passing.  Taxes come in the form of the dreaded April 15th deadline, over which my wife and I are toiling right now.  We've the added complication of dealing with a move from West Virginia to Florida and purchase of a new house from early last year, so I'm not sure yet exactly what that will mean in terms of tax paperwork.  A brilliant lady named Florida will be tackling that for us in about a week, so we'll see how it all turns out.

Today we also launch a 100% brand-new EXPOSURE story entitled "Night of the Living Dad!"  I've had the title of this tale set aside for quite a few years -- it was one Al Rio and I had planned to do back in the Image comics days -- and now the story is finally happening.  And the fact that Shane on The Walking Dead looks exactly like my father did when I was a kid has nothing to do with it!

"Night of the Living Dad!" is written by me, with a bit of up-to-the-minute kibitzing from Bill Yu and Rod Monteiro, and illustrated by Jinky Coronado (with a dollop of help from Larry Tuazon).  Letters are by Zach Matheny, and colors are courtesy of Santosh Rath.  The cover and a few early pages were colored by Katrina Mae Hao to set the style, before she got too busy finishing Al Rio's FEVER MOON graphic novel for Del Rey.

Speaking of which, the Karen Marie Moning/David Lawrence/Al Rio FEVER MOON graphic novel is available for pre-order on Amazon.com  Here's the direct link for you Al Rio fans! -- http://www.amazon.com/Fever-Graphic-Novel-Karen-Moning/dp/0345525485/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332444763&sr=1-1

And if you want a bit more info about it, here's a feature about the book -- http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily-blog/cover-chat-karen-marie-monings-graphic-novel-fever-moon

With all this FEVER MOON talk, we don't want to forget the EXPOSURE trade paperback and hardcover that we are finally wrapping up this weekend and sending next week to the printer.  If you were a part of our Kickstarter campaign, you know the most about the project.  For those of you who don't, the book is officially called EXPOSURE: The ParaTech Revelation  -- because libraries like full titles -- and it will be available three ways -- as a trade paperback (which you'll be able to get through comics shops and online), and as both signed and unsigned limited edition hardcovers.  Al Rio and I autographed insert cards for the book last year -- because there was no practical way to ship hundreds of hardcovers to and from Brazil --  and that's how the signed books are happening.

I expect to announce in this spot how to order these various editions online, as we get closer to that release date.

Meantime:  Enjoy!

-- David


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