Archive for the ‘Short Stories’ Category

Like Wicked Game? Want to meet some of the creators? Come meet me and letterer Mindy “Indy” Steffen (Daily Misfortune), this Saturday at Book Expo USA at the Jacob Javits Center!

I will be at Booth 3151 peddling and signing copies of Wicked Game, along with the aforementioned Mindy Indy and other cool people like Joseph Carlough, Alitha Martinez, and Amy Chu (Vertigo Quarterly: Cyan, Girls Night Out).

Remember Booth 3151, the booth that rhymes with fun.

Ice Queen

Art by Kerry Maffeo

By Todd Matthy

“What if you had to choose between friendship and duty? What would you do if the love of your life learned the magic that controls frigid storms and cruel snow? What if only you could destroy them? These are the questions plaguing Thomas, the village Sentinel, forced to defend his home against his friend Selene, the newly -crowned Ice Queen.”

My supernatural, western, fantasy is now available on Kindle for ONLY $.99. Click here to purchase or read an excerpt after the jump. (more…)

Get a FREE Wicked Game Preview at New York Comic Con.

Get a FREE Wicked Game Preview at New York Comic Con.

New York Comic Con is this weekend and while I don’t have a table, “Wicked Game” will have a presence.

I will be wandering around Artists Alley and the show floor with FREE five page previews of the book. If you’d like one all you have to do is say hi. I’ll even sign it for you.

Also, stop by “Wicked Game” letterer Mindy “Indy” Steffen’s table at Artist’s Alley table V15 to check out her work and chat about Robotech.

Also, don’t forget to check out Collector’s Kingdom at booth 2679 for books by Pronto Comics, the publishers of my previous release, Blackout.

Finally, follow me @ToddCMatthy for more on my con adventures.

Don’t forget to “Like” the Facebook page.

Hello readers,

If you typed in sledgehammerproductions.wordpress.com and find yourself redirected to toddmatthy.com, don’t worry. I’m in the process of renaming the page. Same great content. Easier address to remember.

While your here, be sure to “Like” the Facebook page for my upcoming comic book, Wicked Game.

Keep living dangerously my friends.

Art/Colors by Roderick Rodriguez

Art/Colors by Roderick Rodriguez

By Todd Matthy

Hello readers, I’d like to announce a comic book I’m planning to publish.

Set in the near future, Wicked Game is the story of David and Kristina and their quest to rescue Kristina’s sister from human traffickers.

A cross between Taken and Blade Runner, Wicked Game is a Science-Fiction/Film Noir ballad sung to the tune of Chris Issak’s classic song that takes the reader deep into a world of manipulation, vice, and violence. It’s the perfect comic book to hide from your parents.

Joining me on the art front is Roderic Rodriguez. Roderic’s work has appeared in Zenoscope’s Grimm Fairy Tales along with several independent titles. He’s called Wicked Game is the “best work I’ve done in comics” and if the sample above is any indication, the best is yet to come.

For now, here’s a glimpse at the cover but be sure to keep checking this page for more news, images, and information on how to order the book. It’s going to be a fun ride.

The Skull King

Last year, my short story, The Skull King, was published by Exiles Magazine. Now, it is available for you to own as an e-book. 

Wilbert Stanton, editor of Exiles Magazine, said The Skull King was  “A refreshing and fun read. It reminded me that there are still true fantasy writers who refuse to conform to these new age fantasy archetypes that are diluting the genre.”

To order a copy for your Kindle click here. An excerpt is available after the jump. Thank you very much for your support. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. (more…)

“When predators come out in the dark, what would you do to protect your own – The Break In. Aliens come to visit when the lists are out – Streams. There is no power in town, accept for the Monolith – The Lightbearers. The subway is the last place you want to be in a power outage – In the Bowels of Vineville.

The stories continue when the lights go out in Vineville, NY. Criminals, aliens, and the supernatural all come into play in the latest issue of Blackout!” Order a copy here or click below to learn more.  (more…)

By Todd Matthy

Star Saber is the star of the Japanese only “Transformers:Victory” animated series and the greatest swordsman in the universe. But how did he become that? And why does he look like Optimus Prime?

Find out by clicking here for my short story, Star Saber: The Origin in the spring issue of Transmasters Magazine

“Friendship is tested in this chilling tale of love, betrayal and more…”

Hello everybody. Thank you very much for supporting the release of “The Skull King” in Exiles Magazine.

My second short story, “The Ice Queen” just got published in the literary magazine, “Golden Visions.”

You can purchase a print copy for $10.00 or a digital copy for $1.50 at the Golden Visions website.

Click below to read a short excerpt. (more…)

My short story, “The Skull King” has been published in the first issue of the online literary magazine, Exiles. To read the full story click here. For a summary and excerpt continue after the jump. Thank you very much for your support. (more…)