Thursday, July 17, 2014

On the move: SEE YOU IN SAN DIEGO?

I'm packing up my family to fly to San Diego for my 4th Comic Con. Last year was a great success for me as my partner Chris and I pitched our book Thomas Alsop to several publishers, the first of which was BOOM! As you probably know, the book was picked up and issue #2 of 8 just hit the stands. So SDCC this year will be a lot of promotion as well as networking.

If you want to be up to speed on Thomas Alsop so far, go to

If you're in San Diego for Comic Con, be sure to come and see me on the "Breaking into Comics Right Now” panel on Thursday, July 24 from 1PM to 2PM. Or meet me at BOOM!, booth #2229, for the signing of Thomas Alsop right after the panel.

I will also be attending the "Uniting the Worldwide Makecomics Community" panel, hosted by Patrick Yurick (CEO of Guest panelists include Mark Waid (Thrillbent, Daredevil), Rachel Beck (Storyforge Productions), Jim Zub (Skullkickers, Wayward), Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience), Christina Blanch (SuperMOOC2, Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), and yours truly! So come to room 8, Saturday, 7/26/14, 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.

It's my first time on a panel at a US convention so I'm really looking forward to it! Hope to see some of you in the audience.

If you're not able to attend any of these events, there is a good chance to bump in to me at the Hyatt bar any evening.

And if you're not at all going to Comic Con, you can get a dose of me in this lenghty interview I did with Bleeding Cool.

Have a great summer!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thomas Alsop: WHERE TO BUY?

I've been getting a lot of questions on where people can get their hands on Thomas Alsop, our new book from Boom! Studios. And luckily I have a few answers!

If you're in the US, Canada or any other English speaking country there's a good chance your local comics store has it - or can at least order it for you. Don't know where there's a comics store near you? ComicShopLocator can help.

You can also order the book directly from the publisher here or Buy from here.

If you live outside the US, you might still be able to order the book through your local comics store. But the easiest thing would be to buy a digital copy via ComiXology here.

Friday, July 11, 2014


As the summertime makes everything else slow down to a crawl, I'm here at the studio furiously coloring the next issue of Thomas Alasop for BOOM! Studios. Every so often my phone vibrates with a text from my collaborator, Chris Miskiewicz, with a link to a review or a Twitter mention. However distracting it may be, the fact that readers everywhere are responding to this book is very encouraging.

Michael Williams viaTwitter:

#ThomasAlsop 2nd issue. Great words and art. The last page nearly had me in tears... in public. @boomStudios @CMMiskiewicz @Palle_Schmidt
Victoria Irwin at Fangirl Nation says:

Thomas Alsop #2 is engaging, quick-witted and just plain fun to read. Even in a state of complete exhaustion, I found myself keeping the lights on just a bit longer to finish up this issue. I look forward to the rest of the series.
Read the rest of the review at Fangirl Nation.

My favorite review of issue #2 is probably this one:

Once again we get compelling story-telling and the character building that is essential early on in a series. Miskiewicz does this masterfully as he is setting up an incredible world full of mystical intrigue in a contemporary setting accompanied with raw and personal emotion.

Read the full review at Geek Sushi here.

Bleeding Cool did a thorough analysis (full of SPOILERS) of issue #1 and #2. The art get's described like this:

Schmidt’s storytelling is superb and he uses both shading and especially coloring to great effect. Each moment has its own distinct feel and he manages to pull the reader immediately into different times and realms with deceptive ease. His art is almost impressionistic in places, and he always effectively conveys the mood of the moment.

I've just done an interview with them that will probably go up some time next week. Which is also my last week of work before flying to San Diego for Comic Con, so I really don't have time to be posting this...

More press and reviews of Thomas Alsop collected at

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thomas Alsop: ISSUE #1 OUT TODAY!


The first issue of my first monthly book is out today in comic stores everywhere! Except if like me you live in Denmark, where I believe only Fantask might have a copy. I'll put up a link to where you can buy it digitally as soon as I have one. Here's where you can order it directly from BOOM! Studios.

If you're in New York, be sure to swing by Forbidden Planet and get a signed copy from the writer, Chris Miskiewicz, who'll be there alongside Paul Pope, Nick Bertozzi and Dean Haspiel. I'm so sorry I can't be there today - but I will be in San Diego for Comic Con and I just got my pro pass for NYCC, so time permitting I'll be able to sign your copies there.

The first review of issue #1 from Comics Grinder can be found here.

Thoughts/feedback or links to other reviews? Shoot us a message on Twitter! I'm @Palle_Schmidt and Chris is @CMMiskiewicz. Follow TheRealThomasAlsop on Facebook and visit for more news and reviews.

Friday, May 23, 2014

It's not every day I talk to a major US newspaper, but...

Chris Miskiewicz and I talked to USA Today about our upcoming book Thomas Alsop. I think we're both floored by the amount of interest the project is getting - even before issue #1 has hit the stands!

If you want to get your hands on this book, go and order it before Monday from your local retailer - or get it directly from BOOM! here.

All things Alsop will eventually end up on, so be sure to go there and bookmark.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


It seems the concept of New York occult investigator Thomas Alsop is really connecting with people - even before issue #1 is out!

Today two lenghty interviews with me and the writer Chris Miskiewicz went online. It seems Chris has a lot more time to answer questions than me, given the length of his answers. But then again, his writing job is mostly done while I still have another 88 comics pages to ink and color!

For the interview at Multiversity, go here.

And for the Fanboy Comics interview, go here.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


"Thomas, the current Hand of the Island, is a bit of a mess. He hates being the Hand. Hates the job he has to do. Hates the horrible things he encounters. And his solution to deal with this is to abuse every substance he can get his hands on after each encounter."

More curious about the origin of Thomas Alsop and the Hand of the Island?

Our upcoming creator owned series from BOOM! Studios has been featured at comicbookresources where the writer Chris Miskiewicz speaks out about the magic realm of Thomas Alsop. Check it out here.

And if you STILL haven't seen the trailer for this awesome book, go here. NOW.