Today sees the release of my short story COSMIC ORBITS. It’s the spinoff of my novel DEVOURED UNIVERSE, and covers some ground that just wouldn’t fit in the main story. These 36 pages were written with a fan request in mind. The Network Entity is back, and it’s set its sights on something new. Is humanity safe?
You gaze at the night sky and see something move. Wondering what is out there keeps you awake at night. Countless forms of life are between you and the farthest star, but there’s also something else. It watches and gathers information, growing more powerful along the way.
COSMIC ORBITS is available at lulu.com in print. It will also be available in the upcoming release of the BEYOND HUMAN trilogy in digital form on Amazon.com.
What’s your favorite alien related thing? Make sure to hashtag #scrypthalloween for a chance to win a free copy of one of my novels.
Follow the adventures of a little girl as she finds herself lost in a village of Eskimos. As she searches for her way home, she uses a bit of intuition to help the villagers rid themselves of annoying little creatures called “the hiccups.”
This is Rick Pipito’s first children’s book with all of the art done by Dan Pipito. It’s the perfect gift for any little girl or anyone who enjoys a timeless tale.
You can purchase a copy here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/a-little-girl-in-the-land-of-the-hiccups/paperback/product-21910133.html
There are always discount codes available as well, so feel free to contact me for them.
Issue #3: Bones At Breakfast: In Case Of Werewolf
Available for $12.99 at www.indyplanet.com
Standard Sized Trade Paperback, Full Color, Page Count: 76, POD
These are stories that expand upon the novel “Souls 4 Supper.”
You’re speaking with your grandfather. It seems like forever since you have last seen him, but your conversation reminds you of being a child again. Then it dawns on you. Your grandfather has been dead for years. As you focus your eyes on him, he vanishes. His absence forces a feeling of dread as your hair stands on end.
Written by Rick Pipito, with featured art by: Dan Pipito, Joe Parisi, Kristie Vanderzee, Michael A Garard Jr, Jacob Greenawalt, Kelly Swann, Muhammad Nurul, Mao Estheim, and Asher Humm.
Artist Story Details:
Joe Parisi returns as a sCrypt veteran artist, and this time, he is illustrating a story about a haunted book where the pages tell the tale of its reader.
Dan Pipito goes back to his own childhood in this issue, and helps to tell the tale of old man Butsy, who murdered his wife. Her spirit will not be happy.
Kelly Swann brilliantly illustrates the story of Djinn, a spirit trapped within a lamp, whose magical wishes are not all that the wisher desires.
Michael A Garard Jr is a newcomer whose art is featured in two stories. The first of which tells about the lost souls and their connection to heaven and hell. The other story takes the main character to a graveyard to investigate why the spirits there are so angry.
Kristie Vanderzee returns by showing us the ghost town of Atlantis after it has risen from the depths of the ocean.
Jacob Greenawalt illustrates a sequel story from issue #1. Detective Hwong has had a near death experience leaving her with the ability to see the ghosts of the dead.
Asher Humm had a one issue hiatus, but is back to show just how close to the spirit realm we travel while sleeping.
Mao Estheim comes at us from Japan with her Mangaesque style in a haunting that may just be a hoax after all.
Muhammad Nurul resides in Great Britain, but this Indonesian native draws the story of a child whose imaginary friend is more than just in his mind.
Souls 4 Supper: Ghostly Hauntings is TM and © Rick Pipito. All rights reserved.
available for $12.99 at www.indyplanet.com
Standard Sized Trade Paperback, Full Color, Page Count: 72, POD
These are stories that expand upon the novel “Bones At Breakfast.”
Do your bones ache? Does your instinct sometimes prevail over rational thought? When night descends, do you feel “different”? If any of these are your symptoms, then you are not alone. You may have contracted lycanthropy, and when the moon rises, your inner beast will emerge. This is the third graphic installment in the world of “Flesh And Leftovers,” where cases of werewolves will shatter your bones. Ten talented artists bring one author’s stories to life in this spinoff of the novel “Bones At Breakfast.”
Written by Rick Pipito, with featured art by: Dan Pipito, Joe Parisi, Scott Modrzynski, Ivy Duffy, Kristie Vanderzee, Ken Hensley, Michael Coppolecchia, Jacob Greenawalt, Sakura Jones, and Kelly Swann.
Artist Story Details:
Joe Parisi returns as a sCrypt veteran artist, and this time, he is illustrating the journal of a man in search of the Abominable Snowman. He soon finds out that this creature is not what most people think it is.
Scott Modrzynski takes photography and art to a whole new level in a truly Beautiful and Beastly tale.
Ivy Duffy brings her talent to this issue by showing how animal instincts can take over a man in order to survive being shipwrecked on an island.
Dan Pipito’s watercolor takes us to an alternate future in a dilapidated Philadelphia, where a Lycan queen is hunted by human resistance.
Kristie Vanderzee takes us on a journey through Russia’s underground subways as a rogue soldier gives in to his new werewolf appetite.
Ken Hensley shows us the true story of the historical “Moonlight Battle.” An ancient wolfman turns the tides of this revolutionary event.
Michael Coppolecchia, a veteran Marvel Comics artist, truly channels a native American Indian’s animal spirit as he attempts to interfere with the white man’s plans to build on his people’s ground.
Jacob Greenawalt adds his style to a story where a man cursed with changing into a wolfman during the cycles of the moon, pilots a craft to the lunar body to see why the moon has these powers over him. What would happen to a werewolf on the moon? One man is about to find out.
Sakura Jones enters the Garden Of Eden with us, and what happened once man found it again. Zombies, vampires and werewolves are cured in a healing wave that sweeps the planet.
Kelly Swann tackles Norse mythology and the story of Loki’s half human half wolf son, Fenrir.
Bones At Breakfast: In Case Of Werewolf TM and © Rick Pipito. All rights reserved.
Standard Sized Trade Paperback Full Color Page Count: 58 Pages
Issue #2: “BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING: LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE” Available for $10.97 at www.indyplanet.com
You are alone with someone you just met. You hit it off and lean in to kiss that person, only to realize that their teeth are now two inch fangs. Your “friend” is a vampire thirsting for your blood. Welcome to the second installment in the graphic world of “Flesh And Leftovers,” where vampire legends will make your blood race. One author’s ideas are brought to life by eight talented artists in this graphic spinoff of “Blood, The Second Helping” the novel.
The novel, “Blood, The Second Helping”, lured fans into its vampire mythology. Now, in this graphic spin off, fans will be able to visualize some of the events that happened leading up to and after those events. You don’t need to have read the novel to appreciate the art from 8 different artists.
Written by Rick Pipito, Dan Pipito and Roberta Pipito.
Featuring artwork by: Dan Pipito, Asher Humm, Leanne Wiedmeyer, Joe Parisi, Angela McQuillan, Phillip Allie, J.C. Spence, Sakura Jones.
Artist Story Details:
Joe Parisi is back for a second time with “Hunting The Hunter.” Before the events in Blood, The Second Helping the novel, Darius Moon is hunted because of what he is. The military will stop at nothing to get their hands on this vampire.
Asher Humm has returned for a second time and in full color. “Eternal Guardian” is the story about a vampire who communicates with his natural surroundings. When a group of archaeologists go searching for the Fountain of Youth, they do not expect what lies in waiting.
Dan Pipito, sCrypt Comics’ co-founder, watercolors two stories in this installment. “Seeking The Cure” is about a vampire during the Russo-Japanese War who is seeking a cure for his blood lust. “Samson and Delilah” is a new take on the Biblical story.
Phillip Allie is back for a second time with “The Lying Truth.” When the CIA blackmail a woman into becoming their assassin, they aren’t prepared for her vampiric backlash.
Leanne Wiedmeyer returns with “Wine And Dine.” They say that wine is good for your blood… that is unless you go to the Time and a Bottle winery.
Sakura Jones brings in new talent with “A Monument To Serve.” Ancient Egypt holds many secrets, but solving the riddle of the sphinx could be the deadliest of them all.
Angela McQuillan is here to present “The Question.” Bram Stoker’s inspiration comes from this lord of the undead who is building a selective army of his own.
J.C. Spence illustrates “Mind Astray”. When two of the characters from the novels exist in the same body, they struggle in a dream like state for ultimate control.
Rick, Roberta, and Dan Pipito present the storyboards for “Shadow Stalker.” A medieval vampire hides from his prey until the moment to strike.
Standard Sized Trade Paperback Full Color Page Count: 74 Pages
sCrypt Comics #1 “FLESH AND LEFTOVERS: ZOMBIE INCIDENTS” is available for $12.41 at www.indyplanet.com
It’s dark. You can feel the presence of something reeking of death. Then there are more of them. You look around and find that you are surrounded by zombies that want to devour you. This is the world of Flesh and Leftovers, where tales of zombie incidents will make your skin crawl. Ten short stories are illustrated by nine amazing artists in this graphic spinoff of “Flesh And Leftovers” the novel. Author Rick Pipito has expanded his stories to an audience of artists to bring his zombie apocalypse to life (or unlife).
ARTIST AND STORY INFO:
Joe Parisi puts crayon to use in “Dangerous Youth.” When two parents argue over what to do about their zombified children, things get ugly.
Phillip Allie takes the town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania into a digital medium. “Ready Or Not” is about a man who is prepared for the worst, but doesn’t realize what the worst is until it comes knocking on his door.
Asher Humm, a born comic book artist, tells the story “Medicine Man,” about a voodoo master that becomes one of his own creations.
Tiff Pugliese illustrates “The Dead Wars.” In medieval times humans must make the ultimate sacrifice to defeat the hordes of undead.
Vince Pipito brings a psychedelic form of art to “Dreaming The Stranger.” Is what the character seeing just a bad trip, or is it part of a much larger plot?
TJB uses an anime style art in “Demons Of The Abyss.” Long before humans were able to fend for themselves, four gods were placed in an apocalyptic tablet. Only time will tell what would happen when they escape.
Dan Pipito, sCrypt Comics co-founder, brings two stories to life. After some of the events in Flesh and Leftovers the novel, a detective investigates clues leading to a zombified circus in “Just Another Freak.” Then in “Old Habits Die Hard” a cannibal tries to blend in with society, but can’t fight the urges with which he is so familiar.
Leanne Wiedmeyer uses pencil to tell the story of a church where people have taken refuge. When the undead infiltrate the safehouse panic ensues in “Absolution.”
Fred Loeffler takes on “New Species.” NASA has brought something back from their latest mission, but when it unleashes a deadly parasite, those infected crave flesh.
Rick Pipito wrote all the above stories, based on characters and events in his novel “Flesh And Leftovers.” Get the original novel now at www.lulu.com as a companion to this talent filled graphic novel (available at the links above).
Flesh & Leftovers: Zombie Incidents TM and © 2010 Rick Pipito. All rights reserved.