The Martian Confederacy serialized on Go Comics

My sci-fi comedy series The Martian Confederacy is currently being serialized on Go Comics. A collaboration between myself and Jane's World creator Paige Braddock, the book follows the adventure of three outlaws living on Mars in the year 3535. The entire first volume has been posted and you can read from the beginning here

The second storyline, FROM MARS WITH LOVE, recently began on the site and starts here. 

I've dusted off my treatment for the third and final storyline, STEAL THIS UNIVERSE. With any luck it will be serialized when the current storyline ends. 


Rattler Kickstarter: Prepping for fulfillment

Since the Kickstarter ended I have been working with our vendors to get the Rattler rewards produced. The majority of these assets were created before the campaign went live and it's mostly a matter of paying an invoice. The big exception to this was the extra material generated by the campaign for the print edition of the Rattler. To save time we took a risk and started illustrating the art for the high level backers before the campaign was over.  We realized that these rewards were going to more time consuming for Greg to create than we anticipated. So in the third week of the campaign we reduced the new art assets available and instead offered more sketch rewards that could be created after the book was printed.  This allowed us to get our primary asset, the printed book, into production as soon as the funds cleared. 


We decided to go with an American printer for quicker turnaround and customer satisfaction. After a small snafu with bleed lines, the book has been approved and is in production. In the meantime I've assembled the boxes, bagged the postcard sets, packaged the posters, and sleeved the prints. Greg is coming for a visit next week and hopefully, if they've arrived, we'll start sketching and signing books. We could conceivably start shipping out rewards June 23. Two months ahead of schedule. 

We might actually pull this off. 


30 Days of Might

The Rattler Kickstarter campaign has wrapped up and we were able to attract nearly 400 backers. For a black and white horror book by two relative unknowns, that is huge. But there's no rest for the wicked, Greg and I are working hard to get the book to the printer as soon as possible. If you backed the project please fill out the survey we sent you so we can put your name in the book and get it in your hands. Oh, and I'm not getting weepy in this video. That's just how whiskey leaves my body. 


The Rattler impresses reviewers!

Greg and I sent out some early review copies of The Rattler and have have been blown away by the critical reaction. Positive word of mouth, and Greg's beautiful artwork, has led the Kickstarter to succeed in a mere 55 hours! Here's a quick round up of what advance reviewers had to say. 

Hinkle’s world, like McNamara’s, is a terrifying place, and the art makes the script even better, which is always nice.
— Greg Burgas Comic Book Resources
a truly fantastic piece of work from McNamara that delivers on all fronts. Hinkle’s art really elevates the story.
— Cody Ferrel Comic Book Resources
I’m thankful to know that a graphic novel can still keep me on the edge of my seat with every panel.
— Bobby D Nerdlocker
This book was pure excitement from the first page to the last!
— Rob Caprilozzi Comic Monsters

The campaign has been funded and now every pledge is a pre-order for the book, which ships in August.