COMICS
A brief chronology of my comics writing journey thus far.

Nutmeg #12

November 2017 (Digitally)

Thyme Can't Heal Some Wounds

Cassia's alliance ends not with claws out, but via a surprising escape clause. Ginger has a breakthrough in her investigation, though Anise still harbors a few doubts. And after an intense talk with Marjorie, Poppy weighs if she's truly moved on from the Patty Cakes.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Script/Lettering: James F. Wright

Nutmeg #11

November 2017 (Digitally)

Kneadful Things

An alliance forms between a pair of one-time rivals, but can they restore the Patty Cakes empire before tearing each other to pieces? Poppy wants no part of it, and turns to a sympathetic ear for advice. But she might not like what she hears.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Color Assists: Josh Eckert

Script/Lettering: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #10

November 2017 (Digitally)

“350 Degrees of Separation”

Poppy and Cassia made a helluva team, but that bond has been broken, perhaps irrevocably. With winter break upon them and Cassia returning home to Connecticut for the holidays, will time apart heal their wounds... or aggravate them?

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

CONTACT HIGH

August 2017

In a future where people are forced to live their lives in protective suits, skin-to-skin contact is akin to drug addiction. This is the story of what one man will endure, amid those conditions, to feel the touch of another.

Art/Lettering: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

Spring 2017

An anthology featuring stories exclusively by creators of color, all around the theme of fire. I contributed the short story, "Thrustfall," with artist Rashad Doucet, about kids with jetpacks taking a final exam.

Art: Rashad Doucet

Script: James F. Wright

LUPINA: Phase One

September 2016

"Aphelion"

In the coastal town of Kote, recently brought under the yoke of the Addalian Empire, four-year-old Lupa spends her days getting bullied by her older sister and hiding behind her mother's skirts. But when tragedy strikes, Lupa finds herself alone in a new world... alone until she's found by the she-wolf, Coras, and sets off on a journey of discovery... and revenge.

Art: Liana Buszka

Script/Lettering: James F. Wright

NUTMEG TPB Vol. 3

July 2016

“Early Winter: Femme Brûlée”

Collecting issues 7-9 of Nutmeg. The Patty Cakes brownie empire reaches its apex as baking criminals Poppy and Cassia humble their rival, Saffron. While detectives Ginger and Anise creep closer to blowing the lid off, it's Poppy's secret addiction to these same brownies that threatens to bring everything crumbling down.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #9

May 2016

"Chocolatears"

With her friends gone and nothing left to lose, Saffron makes Cassia an offer she can't refuse: she wants in on the Patty Cakes enterprise. And Poppy, poor Poppy, drifting for weeks unnoticed by her best friend, finally gives in completely to her secret brownie addiction.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #8

April 2016

Elle Veut Le Beurre Et L'Argent Du Beurre

Saffron's power is waning, but nature abhors a vacuum, and Cassia, with Poppy in tow, is aiming for her spot. Meanwhile, Ginger and Anise are closing in on the Patty Cakes, Marjorie's a wild card, and Saffron has one last play left.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #7 (Wyverns & Wastelands Convention Exclusive Variant)

March 2016

"Spice Racketeers"

There's a chill in the air. Saffron is still queen bee, but her throne is unstable. Marjorie has some new friends. Ginger and Anise have nearly uncovered the mysterious “Patty” and “Patricia.” And things are less than peachy between our criminal bakers Poppy and Cassia. Seasons change, mad things rearrange.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

Variant Cover: Eric Koch

 

NUTMEG #7

March 2016

"Spice Racketeers"

There's a chill in the air. Saffron is still queen bee, but her throne is unstable. Marjorie has some new friends. Ginger and Anise have nearly uncovered the mysterious “Patty” and “Patricia.” And things are less than peachy between our criminal bakers Poppy and Cassia. Seasons change, mad things rearrange.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG TPB Vol. 2

December 2015

"Late Fall: Brownie Points"

Collecting issues 4-6 of Nutmeg, as Poppy and Cassia take to their brownie-baking criminal enterprise with gusto. They strike a blow against rival Saffron, but trouble's brewing in the form of teen detectives Ginger and Anise. The biggest obstacle, though, might just be Poppy herself.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #6

November 2015

"Patty Cakes"

As Poppy and Cassia's criminally delicious brownies spread among Vista Vale schools, they catch the attention of teen detective Ginger and teen journalist Anise. Meanwhile, Poppy's appetite for those same brownies and their mind-bending effects only increases.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #5

October 2015

"Pantry Raids"

Poppy and Cassia, the teen masterminds behind the addictive Patty Cake brownies, hoping to better understand their product, violate one of the 10 Crime Commandments: they try their own supply.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #4 (VARIANT)

September 2015

"The Bake Sale."

It's the Lady Rangers' Brownie Brawl Kickoff and Vista Vale is hopping. Teen detective Ginger and school paper editor Anise are there, hunting for a new case. Meanwhile, Poppy learns more about Cassia as they seek a new ally for their secret brownie enterprise.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Jackie Crofts

Script: James F. Wright

Cover: Jackie Crofts & Axur Eneas

NUTMEG #4

September 2015

"The Bake Sale."

It's the Lady Rangers' Brownie Brawl Kickoff and Vista Vale is hopping. Teen detective Ginger and school paper editor Anise are there, hunting for a new case. Meanwhile, Poppy learns more about Cassia as they seek a new ally for their secret brownie enterprise.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Jackie Crofts

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG TPB Vol. 1

July 2015

"Early Fall: Taste Buddies"

Collecting issues 1-3 of Nutmeg, we follow 8th-grader Poppy Pepper's partnership with new girl Cassia Caraway and their plan to sabotage rich girl rival Saffron Longfellow's Brownie fundraiser, taking their first steps toward a life of crime!

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Jackie Crofts

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #3

June 2015

"What Girls Are Made Of"

Bobby Benson and friends devour Poppy and Cassia's illicit brownies and find they have a completely different effect than any of them expected. Meanwhile, Poppy learns something sobering about the nutmeg they used. Will it be enough for her to quit the game?

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Jackie Crofts

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #2

May 2015

"...And Everything Nice"

After some initial trepidation, Poppy takes her first step on the dark side, deciding to go through with Cassia's plan to sabotage rival Saffron's Brownie Brawl fundraiser-and Saffron's chances with local heartthrob Bobby Benson-using some strategically-placed baked goods, and just a dash of malice.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Jackie Crofts

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #1 (2016 CON VARIANT)

April 2015

"Sugar & Spite"

Poppy Pepper just wants to survive junior high and avoid her rich rival, Saffron Longfellow, and her brownie-baking minions, The Lady Rangers. But when mysterious new girl Cassia Caraway arrives, she teams up with Poppy and together they plot to bring Saffron and crew down.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Jackie Crofts

Variant Cover: Kevin Olvera

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #1 (VARIANT)

April 2015

"Sugar & Spite"

Poppy Pepper just wants to survive junior high and avoid her rich rival, Saffron Longfellow, and her brownie-baking minions, The Lady Rangers. But when mysterious new girl Cassia Caraway arrives, she teams up with Poppy and together they plot to bring Saffron and crew down.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Jackie Crofts

Variant Cover: Josh Eckert

Script: James F. Wright

NUTMEG #1

April 2015

"Sugar & Spite"

Poppy Pepper just wants to survive junior high and avoid her rich rival, Saffron Longfellow, and her brownie-baking minions, The Lady Rangers. But when mysterious new girl Cassia Caraway arrives, she teams up with Poppy and together they plot to bring Saffron and crew down.

Art: Jackie Crofts

Colors/Lettering: Jackie Crofts

Script: James F. Wright