Hey, folks! Long-time readers may remember me talking eons ago about a book called "The Emerald Sword." I'm still working on it, but NOW I have come up with a plan to have the final draft done in just ten short weeks. Ok, ten regular-length weeks, but you get the idea. The novel is about … Continue reading Gods and Monsters and More!
Hey, kids. Here are some quick updates to what I've been doing. Final (?!) revisions to Emerald Sword are underway. Still rethinking that title. At current pace, my fantasy novel will be ready for agents around July 15 or so. Finished inking/coloring Bubblegum-Man #3 on the big paper. Working on #4 right now. Issue 4 … Continue reading News – 6/24/17
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!
For the last five to seven years or so, I've been working on my first novel "The Emerald Sword." It's a fantasy that takes place in a world populated by knights, ladies, Spanish-speaking elves, wild buffalo, and untamed gods. It's a wild, beautiful world filled with danger and drinking. Terrwyn Cornraker, a young farmer's daughter, … Continue reading Whatcha Workin’ On, There?