HALL OF HEROES is a new comic convention for Jacksonville. This partnership between publisher, promoter and COLLECTIVE CON co-founder Max Michaels and SUPERHERO HIVE & SUPERHERO BEACH comic shops brings together a show celebrating the art and creators of comics. This one day con is scheduled for Saturday November 12th, 2016 (Veteran’s Day Weekend) at the Snyder Armory on Normandy Boulevard. More information at HallofHeroesJax.com
Imagine if sunlight burned you alive. In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun’s light into deadly immolating rays. The world’s few survivors now live in nocturnal cities. But a killer emerges who uses sunlight to burn his victims, and when he targets the daughter of a solar power mogul, it falls to a disillusioned solar engineer to protect her.
Zack Kaplan is a comic book writer excited to debut his first book, Top Cow’s new series, ECLIPSE. He taught screenwriting at the International Academy of Film and TV, located in the Philippines. He is a member of the WGA and also writes film and television. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
First of all, congrats on your debut comic!
Thank you! It’s been super exciting to have it received so well.
How did you manage to get your foot in the door with Top Cow?
After pitching many ideas over many years, I submitted ECLIPSE to Top Cow, and Matt Hawkins, the Top Cow President, is also an amazing sci-fi writer, and so he connected with the idea of a sci-fi world where the sunlight burns people alive. I had been writing for years, but comic book writing was a new medium to me. Growing up reading comics for decades helps, but so does having an awesome team of editors and artists to work with.