#BlackComicsMonth – Day 19 – James F. Wright – Nutmeg #1 Preview

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What happens when you mix Breaking Bad with Mean Girls? You get Nutmeg that’s what! BlackComicsMonth’s Day 19 title Nutmeg, comes from the mind of James F. Wright. Stay tuned later today for a review of Nutmeg #1 and later this month for an interview with creator James F. Wright! For now, check out this preview of Nutmeg #1 from James F. Wright and Action Lab Entertainment.

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Nutmeg #1
Writer: James F. Wright
Artist: Jackie Crofts
Cover: Jackie Crofts, Josh Eckert
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Publication Date: April 15th, 2015

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Poppy Pepper just wants to survive junior high and avoid her rich rival, Saffron Longfellow, and her brownie-baking minions, The Lady Rangers. But when mysterious new girl Cassia Caraway arrives, she teams up with Poppy and together they plot to bring Saffron and crew down. Variant cover by Josh Eckert, limited to 2000 copies!

Nutmeg #1 will be available in stores March 25th.

You can still pre-order Nutmeg #1 here!

About James F. Wright

I grew up reading comics. My older brother and I were really lucky to have extremely supportive parents who encouraged our comics reading, and for that I’m forever grateful. Our dad was a fan of SUPERMAN and SGT. FURY & HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS, and he not only passed his love of comics onto us, he would take us to the comic shop so we could find our own books to enjoy. Our mom was a schoolteacher for 40+ years, and she saw how our reading comics improved both our literacy and our penchant to read for pleasure, so she was on board as well.

The first book I remember following was TOP DOG, about a boy and his talking dog, but not long after I found my brother’s copies of NEW MUTANTS and SPIDER-MAN and that was it. I liked to draw and I think I was okay at it, but I liked telling stories with words more. It wasn’t until 2006 or so, though, that I thought about actually trying to write a comic, and I fell in love all over again, this time with the whole collaborative process. Writing in such a way that is clear to the artist(s) what your intent is, but also allowing them room to bring their own interpretations to the table is always a fun challenge.

NUTMEG represents Wright’s first professionally published comics work, though he also co-created the GEEK ZODIAC project with Josh Eckert (and which has a hardcover edition collecting all of our mini-comics and background materials available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Geek-Zodiac-Compendium-James-Wright/dp/0983818851/). In 2012 Wright edited the short-lived DEFENDERS OF THE WEEK art jam (defendersoftheweek.tumblr.com), where a gathered bunch of artist friends, came up with the name of a fictional superhero team each week, and the artists would create characters who would comprise that team. And I’m currently working with Kevin Johnson on DUN ENGINE, a D&D-inspired workplace fantasy about three disgruntled henchmen who quit their jobs; with Liana Buszka on LUPINA, a tale of a girl raised by a wolf and on a quest for revenge; and with Brian Reyes on WAY OF THE LION, a martial arts story featuring African fauna.

You can follow our NUTMEG adventures on Twitter @nutmegcomic, on FaceBook and Tumblr. Follow James Wright on Twitter @chuckspear and wordsthatfit.tumblr.com on Tumblr independently as well.