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Writing: Stranger Comics Debuts Fantasy Novella by Hannibal Tabu March 19, 2014

Posted in 104, entertainment, fiction, shameless pandering, writing on February 19th, 2014 by Hannibal Tabu
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I am very, very pleased to report that on March 19, 2014, Stranger Comics will be releasing Waso: Will To Power, Episode 1, a fantasy novella set in the fictional world of Asunda written by myself and featuring a cover illustration by Hyoung Taek Nam.

Waso: Will To Power

Following in the footsteps of the comic series Dusu: Path of the Ancient by Sebastian A. Jones, Christopher Garner and James Cory Webster, the impetuous son of the chief is forced to take the reins of controlling the tribe after the dramatic events in the Dusu series. The book follows his struggle to help rebuild the tribe in the face of enormous odds in a tale set against the lush junglescape of Asunda’s untamed Ugoma region.

As a writer, it was a wonderful challenge workong inside the fictional framework of Asunda’s rich culture, with its striking linguistic differences and exotic flora and fauna (some of which I got to help create). Working with my editor Josh Cozine and Asunda’s creator Sebastian Jones has been a delight, a thorough education in world building and narrative experimentation.

Waso: Will To Power is a novella divided into six parts (most of which is already written) and will be released at the middle of each month for an affordable price of … wait, what? This can’t be right. Let’s read that again …

… nope, that’s correct. The first of six installments will be FREE, and will be available through online resources like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I hope you’ll check it out and I hope you enjoy it! I’ll have flyers to promote it next week at 6PM when I’m signing copies of Artifacts #35 at Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica.

Watching (Netflix): House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 3

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Poetry: Fire Flies [#napowrimo2012]

Posted in awesomeness, creativity, culture, napowrimo, poetry on April 22nd, 2012 by Hannibal Tabu
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Written on PCH as we drove back from the Topanga Canyon Earth Day Festival after seeing Leon Mobley and Da Lion.

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Always with the swords

Traipsing along in clanking steel,
they come, again and again,
brimming with piss and vinegar,
delusion of valor.
Hungry for legend
of who they could be,
I’m stepping stone to greatness.

This stone hits harder.

I remember stone that fell from sky,
world set ablaze,
decades without sunlight,
Survivors forever changed.
Almost broke every bone
first few times I tried to fly,
but roasting food as I eat it,
makes it all the more delicious.

Too little meat in armor
to be worth the trouble.

One day it’ll be something more
god-spawned barbarian
or one chosen by magic and providence.
That’s what happened to all my friends
all my family
everyone else who survived.
Accepted that
before they mastered steel,
Took down cousin
with sharpened flint.

Everybody’s mortal
if you wait long enough.

For now, belly warmed by gold,
head sheltered by stone,
dream of day shimmering morons
don’t darken cave mouth.

”Here Be Dragons”
By Hannibal Tabu
with thanks to Myshell Tabu

Back to work tomorrow. The day job, anyway.

Playing (Music): “The Fact Is (I Need You)” by Jill Scott

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