Daniel Woolley

Cyberpoint

April 30th, 2012

I’m very excited to announce that my book, “Cyberpoint” is now available on graphicly.com, as well as on facebook and all the major marketplaces (itunes, kindle, etc.) It’s only $2 for the 3 issue collection of the first storyline because honestly I’m more interested in as many people reading it as possible then I am in trying to make money, because it‘s my favorite thing that I‘ve written to date.

The story originates from some of my favorite Science fiction themes. It takes place in a future where cybernetic implants exist and make life but only the the privileged and wealthy can afford them. Our protagonist, Will, is a normal middle class guy who wins a contest to get his own enhancement. When he goes in for the operation he comes face to face with the dark underside of society’s advancement And ends up forced to be the one to try and set things right.

I don’t want to reveal too much of the plot so you can enjoy watching the story unfold but I will give you a little insight into the cast.

Will: Really just an average guy the type you wouldn’t give a second glance, and certainly not the guy you’d pick to have to save the world. He does however have a couple heroic personality traits. First and foremost he always wants to be better then he is, it’s this drive for self-improvement that involves him in the first place. Secondly he’s loyal to a fault. For anyone who doesn’t have a high opinion of themselves and constantly wants to improve, friends who like you regardless of your faults are to be defended, fiercely.

Steve: Will’s best friend and snarky comic relief to his straight man, but that snark covers a lot of intelligence and keen insight. Slacker? Hacker? Criminal Mastermind? Two out of the Three, take a guess.

Amy: Will’s other best friend and a woman of taste and true mystery. Not a lot is revealed about her yet. She’s named after a good friend of mine, if you knew her you’d know a lot about the secrets of the character

Ellie: Will might be the protagonist of the story but It’s Ellie who is the hero, she might start out in need of saving, but trust me, 9 times out of 10 when someone needs to kick ass or take charge, she’d the one to do it.

anyway please check it out if you get a chance, even if you don’t feel like buying it just going to graphicly, reading the preview and liking/commenting on it would be a huge help.

thanks as always,

-d


Answering the Hipster Question

February 8th, 2012

There’s a question every indy comic writer asks himself, or should.

Long after he makes the decision to write comics rather then taking that advertising internship he was offered.

Comfortably after an all night marathon spent watching 90’s cartoon shows when he should be writing.

Shortly after a day out on the town spent drinking bacon-maple chai lattes and buying his first thrift-store tweed jacket with the patches on the elbows.

The question hit me like a ton of skinny jean wearing bricks:

Am I a hipster now?

It’s a tough question mainly because really, what the hell does that mean?

I always defined a hipster as someone who used to be a geek but whom, when the subculture gained some legitimacy, tried to cash in on the cache’. And that was scary, because it’s cowardly and craven, but I have to admit, I enjoy the fact that not as many peoples eyes glaze over when I tell them what I do as would used to.

However I’ve been told there’s something I was omitting from the definition.

If you’ve ever heard the expression in the art world that “sincerity is death” this is apparently the hipster’s mantra. They were geeks, and do revel in the current popularity of the geek niche, but this new-found wider acceptance has become more important to them then the things they used to enjoy. So they indulge in such things only because they are now cool, instead of genuine enjoyment, and when confronted will immediately site some justification. Kitsch, “irony”, or an attempt at reinvention.

Douche Bags.
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It’s nice to know where I stand though.

I don’t write comics because they’re popular at the moment, and maybe I can sell some movie rights. Nor in some attempt to elevate the form. I do it because I love them, they have always been great, and are my favorite form of storytelling.

Go ahead and make fun, But I will still tear through a season of Darkwing Duck, and DvR Pokemon to this day in genuine enjoyment, not in some attempt at ironic mockery.

And the Tweed jacket isn’t for camp value, I think it looks good… ok, I needed someplace to keep my sonic screwdriver, still valid reasoning.

And the chai lattes are just delicious,

Sincerely,

A giant geek, not a huge hipster.

Photos by Megan Schuirmann and Karin Dalziel.


Well That Was a Year of Hosting Fees Well Spent.

February 2nd, 2012

As it turns out of the 9 jobs involved in being an indy writer, this is the one I’m most comfortable ignoring.

But well, note to self, get over it. Keeping a web presence is important, if you don’t then all the people who might want to buy your stuff will have no idea when the next issues out, what the next project is, or that any of it exists at all. In that spirit I promise regular posts on the threat of severe self inflected qwerty head trauma. That’s right, either I will pound the keyboard, or the keyboard will pound me. My pledge to you.

So, like I said in my first post I’ll try to make this site as fun and entertaining as I can to balance the horrible self indulgence of having my own website. I have a few neat ideas which I’m toying with, we’ll see how they turn out. Also the links will all be finished soon, there’s something kind of big in the works that I want to have resolved before I put the “buy” link up.

Anyway, See you soon. (and this time I mean it.) and until then I’ll leave you with yours truly, contemplating a modern art installation in Vegas.

I don't get it.


Hello The Internet, Permission to come aboard?

October 9th, 2010

Hiya internet people

my names Daniel,
I write things,
lots of things,
& lots of different kinds of things,
but mostly things called comic books.
(Or graphic novels, whatever, I’m not strict with the terminology)

My first one to get published (thanks to the fine folks at ANA comics by the by) has just now  hit the shelves and is available online.

So I decided I needed a place online where I could get the word out to the comic book community everywhere,
A place to let you get to know me a little and hopefully get to know you all a little too.

…and yes hawk my wares like beer at a ballgame: Soda! popcorn! crackerjacks and Indy Comics! get em here and get em while they’re hot! (check the links for ordering info)

Anyway this site is what I and my oh-so-talented web mistress came up with.

Be honest, what do you think?
I picked out the linoleum myself.

I hope you enjoy the site I’ll try my damnedest to make it a fun place to waste a little time online when you’re not looking at lolcats or farming rutabagas on facebook.

More stuff coming.

-Daniel

No, seriously, right below here.