Search for a Sequential Artist

Toward the end of last year, on the anniversary of the completion of our successful Kickstarter campaign, I shared a Kickstarter update in which I revealed that Noor Rahman, the amazing artist who illustrated the first two issues, was leaving the project. Noor’s contributions to the undertaking were magnificent and he will be sorely missed, but Quest for the Last Tree will continue, because there’s a great deal of story still to be told about the adventures of Lucine and Asterion and the fate of Nightworld.

I have therefore embarked upon a quest of my own–to find an illustrator to take over  and illustrate issues #3 through #7, the remainder of the limited series. And behold, the first contender has submitted some character studies, which I will post here and on social media. They’re by a pencil artist named Collin Fogel. What do you think?


Issue #2 is Complete!

Milestone: Yesterday the PDF of Quest for the Last Tree #2 was made available exclusively to our Kickstarter project backers through a project update. This was momentous for artist Noor Rahman and for me, as we have both worked long and hard to produce this two-part story arc introducing Lucine, Asterion, and their world of everlasting night. We can’t wait to hear what people think!

For those who missed the Kickstarter campaign, don’t worry! In the days to come, the digital edition of Issue #2 will be made available through and Comixology. And as with the first issue, a print run will soon follow. With hard copies of both issues in hand, Conflux Comix will be ready to take the indie post-apocalyptic sci-fi/fantasy mash-up comic book scene by storm!


Eternal Gratitude In Effect

Newsflash! In the wake of our successful Kickstarter campaign, I’ve made some updates to the Quest for the Last Tree website.

For one thing, The Story page now includes a hi-rez preview of Issue #1: the first seven glorious pages. If you haven’t seen this already, be sure to check it out.

I’ve also added profile photos to the About the Artists page, so if you’re wondering what Noor and I look like, head over there and find out.

Most importantly, I’ve updated the Wall of Eternal Gratitude to include the names of our illustrious Kickstarter backers. The username of every single person who pledged to support our campaign has been inscribed there, and there it will remain until the end of time. To you, whose names appear on this wall: Thank you very much for your generous support. You rock!

If you missed the campaign, don’t worry. Quest for the Last Tree #1 is already available for purchase in the Amazon Kindle Store and on Comixology. Buy it! Read it! Love it!

The second issue will be coming to the web in early 2017. And print issues of both #1 and #2 will be available shortly thereafter. Embrace the apocalypse!


Not only was our Kickstarter campaign fully funded, but we passed all three of our Stretch Goals, which to be honest we had originally considered shooting for the stars. Well, in the end the stars got shot, and because of this success, we are thrilled to be able to deliver great comic books and merchandise to our supporters now, and to all our fans in the future.


Kickstarter Day 30

Today is the last day of our Kickstarter campaign! With just hours to go before we reach our deadline, we have already met two of our Stretch Goals and we’re close to reaching the third. This campaign has been an amazing ride, and we are enormously grateful for all the support and enthusiasm of our fans. Thank you thank you thank you!

For those of you who have yet to support our campaign, now is your last chance to get lined up to receive your copies of QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE Issues #1 and #2, not to mention the Kickstarter exclusive double-size Issue #0, which features both #1 and #2 together, plus eight bonus pages of concept art by Noor Rahman. So head over to our Kickstarter page now, before it’s too late!

Kickstarter Day 28

We’re in the home stretch of our Kickstarter campaign! Not only did we reach our campaign goal — hooray! — but we also passed our first Stretch Goal and we’re on our way to the second one. If you’re a fan of QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE Issue #1, now is the time to pledge to our campaign, so you can be one of the first people to receive a digital or print copy of Issue #2. Plus there are tons of other cool goodies for our backers, like posters, t-shirts, and more. So head over to our Kickstarter project page and make your pledge now, before it’s too late! (Deadline is 11/16 at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time.)


Kickstarter Day 20

Fantastic news! Thanks to the amazingly generous support of fans, friends, and family, our Kickstarter campaign has reached its goal. Woohoo! Thank you, one and all, for supporting our project. Noor and I are both tremendously grateful, and after the amazing outpouring of love and support online, we are more inspired than ever to make the second issue of QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE even more awesome than the first.

If you’re new to QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE, head over to our Kickstarter project page to learn more about our comic book, and to place your order for Issue #1, Issue #2, or the special Kickstarter exclusive Issue #0, which is a perfect bound double issue containing all of Issue #1, all of Issue #2, and eight bonus pages of concept art. The Kickstarter campaign will run for only ten more days, so don’t delay! Click here to view our project page.


Kickstarter Day 18

With just twelve days to go and $2700 left to raise, we’re pulling out the stops to reach our goal. Please support the QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE Kickstarter campaign, which features tons of cool rewards for our backers. Thanks!

Check out our project video below, then visit our Kickstarter page!

Kickstarter Day 8

The QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE Kickstarter project has been active for just over a week, which means we’re a quarter of the way through our campaign. The good news is, we’re more than a quarter of the way toward reaching our goal. Hooray!

To all our generous backers, thanks again for your support! It’s great to know that you want to see this project come to fruition as much as we do. You’ve already been a big help, but there’s still more you can do!

Please spread the word about the QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE Kickstarter campaign on social media, by posting this link to our project page on Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else that strikes your fancy: Thank you very much!

If you’re a fan but you haven’t backed our project yet…what are you waiting for?! 🙂