Hello and welcome to the new Optimist's Umbrella, the official blog of comic book writer and fantasy novelist William Brust. Some of you may remember the old Optimist's Umbrella. I decided to go back to the old name. No regrets. My writing has previously appeared in Atom Jack Magazine (now defunct), Asinine Poetry, and Lorelei Signal. You can check out … Continue reading We’re Back!
Wow! Looks like you guys have really been enjoying my more politically-oriented, social commentary posts. Thanks for all the follows and likes the last few weeks. While so far I worry Bubblegum-Man hasn't been well-received, my hopes is that more folks will jump on the Sticky Bus as new story arcs/issues are published! Don't worry. … Continue reading So…Non-Fiction?
So. I don't have a comic for you this week. Probably won't have one next week. Will try to get one up by the holidays, but I think we may be looking at a June release, at the earliest. Very sorry. Grad school has proven a bigger bear than I anticipated. Scratch that. It's proven … Continue reading Thirty Is Pretty Great
This summer, the world's stickiest superhero gets his start. Watch this space for more.
Hi kids! Sorry updates have been a little sparse. I've been hard at work on Bubblegum-Man and the novel. The bad news is there are a few tweaks I need to make to the book to get it where I want it. The good news is that these changes are largely cosmetic. I'll be reworking … Continue reading Book Update: Emerald Sword