Bonus Wednesday | Author – Lisa M. Collins

I’m starting a new thing. Each Wednesday I’m going to bring you a bonus page. It could be new art, humor, spotlights on other creators, or a webcomic I think you should check out.

Our first week we feature fellow superhero author Lisa M. Collins who also has a hero named Elisabeth. Lisa writes an ongoing web serial: Starborne Academy. Starborne Academy has been described as Harry Potter meets Enders Game.

Starborne Academy — follows three female cadets as they make their mark on the elite officer training school for the United Starborne Corps

Elizabeth (Liz) Grissom, Gemini (Gem) Schirra, and Margaret (Peep) Shepard, sired by genetically altered military families, display unique superpowers that will aide them in their quest to become officers.

Liz’s is a tracker. With her acute sensory abilities can observe an area and sense anomalies undetectable by natural human perception. Gem is a technopath. She can intuit any type of machinery or technology human made or otherwise. Peep is omni-lingual and that is just the tip of the iceberg of her quick mental abilities.

Posting Schedule: Weekly on Sundays at 10am
Post Minimum: 250-500 words
Genres: Superhero, Space Marine, Sci-fi, YA
Graphic Elements: PG
Lisa’s non-fiction has been published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Her writing interests are as vast as the stars in the night sky. Her Sci-Fi story, The Tree of Life, is in Issue #4 of Holdfast. You can follow Lisa’s Web Serial, Starborne Academy by clicking here. Lisa copy edited and researched on Understanding Global Slavery by University of California Press, edits for Metahuman Press, and is an upcoming creative contributor with Pro Se Productions. She is a Sally A. Williams Grant winner for writing from the Arkansas Arts Council.

Lisa on Twitter @coolvstar650
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Lisa M. Collins on G+
Musings on books, writing, and on being Southern:
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Interlude 4 | William J. Grapes – Guest Art

The last, but not least of our guest art. Issue 7 isn’t going to start immediately. Instead we’re giving you a month long Halloween story that’s in continuity.

The artist this time is William J. Grapes. He’s done work for Scottcomics before: inking and color work for Hardcase and did a portrait of Liza in the OSM volume 1 trade. We’re from the same area so we see each other at a lot of the same shows. He’s always a pro and a gentleman, even if he denies it. His comic is The Infernal Fyre-Dragon (PG-13).

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Interlude 4 | Dan Butcher – Guest Art

More great art as we gear up for issue 7. This time it’s me mate across the pond, Dan Butcher of Vanguard fame. Dan gave us a cover quality [I'm going to say it] spotlight on our vigilante, Desert Fox. We even get lens flare! Just look at those eyes! Fox means business.

Dan’s comic is a bit too violent for some, but it’s a good, intense, and realistic read. My other comic, Hardcase, would feel right at home in Dan’s world. Right after they got their buts kicked.

“In the near future, a small team of genetically engineered meta-humans defend our country’s interests at home and abroad…They are the Vanguard.”

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Interlude 4 | Lou Graziani

As we gear up for Issue 7, great guest art continues! Next up is our pal from Cy-Boar, Lou Graziani. Not only did he draw Paragon/Liza in a typical post weekend pose, this is exactly how we look after this weekends marathon that was Cincy Comic Expo! [Jewel Staite! Squee!]
Lou draws a fun, high-action comic about cybernetic boars, squirrels and mayhem! It’s never [yes I'm going to say it] Boar-ing.

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Interlude 4 | Bill Walko – Guest Art

With Issue 6 over, we’re taking a short 2 week break and providing you with great fan art. First up is our good friend from The Hero Biz, Bill Walko. His comic is a hilarious take on a marketing firm in the world of super heroes where both heroes and villains work together, sort of, for the almighty dollar. It’s PG, and he loves to draw brilliant spoofs of famous comic covers – and if you ever catch Bill at a show, commission him. You will love his unique style. The man is a pro in every sense of the word.

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