Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category V.2

June 1, 2009

Hey, Gang! There’s an ALL NEW and you can find it here. Please update your links and bookmarks, and check in often as the dust settles and the blog continues to grow. Thank you for your support.

Pirat Tales Issue 2 Out December 4th

December 3, 2008

Hey! It’s a new post! That must mean I’ve got something to plug. And, if that’s what you’re assuming, then your assumption is right. The second issue of Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails hits comic book shop shelves tomorrow — Wednesday, December 4th. If you’re new to my blog, I am the creator and writer of Pirat Tales — the comic book about swashbuckling rats setting sail upon the high seas.


While it’s great to see the second issue come out, it is bittersweet. More on that later. But, if you did pick up issue one I hope that you seek out and enjoy issue two. Thanks for the support.

Pirat Tales: Legeond of the Cat O’ Nine Tails Out This Week

November 10, 2008

This Wednesday, November 12th, the first issue of Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails — created and written by yours truly, and published by IDW sets sail. Check with your local comic book retailer. Thanks for the support.


More Skullgoyle Campaigning

October 9, 2008

And, definitely not the last of it this month — trust me. If you’re email address happens to be in my Outlook address book you’ll probably be getting a similar email — or if you’re a friend of mine on, Facebook, or ComicSpace, you’ll probably be receiving a message that reads a lot like what you’re about to read below. I’ve got to really push to get Skullgoyle votes this month because the competition is insane.

Alright. If you’re familiar with, and you knew that I had a web comic in the running for October’s competition, then you knew that a pitch like this was inevitable.

Oh, wait… Hey! How you doin’? What’s new? Hope all is well with you. How about this weather? And the economy — what’s up with that?

Okay, back to the pitch.

Skullgoyle, written by yours truly, with art by Daniel Thollin, is currently in the midst of a tough as hell competition to decide the favorite web comic presented by Zuda for the month of October.

Cutting to the chase… I need your vote. This may very well be the toughest month of completion that Zuda has ever sponsored and our Skullgoyle is right in the thick of it. If you could sign on (register and then sign on if you’re already not a member) and cast your vote in Skullgoyle‘s direction I would be most appreciative — probably enough to buy you a drink, watch your kid, vouch for you to your significant other for any reason what-so-ever, send you a Christmas card this season, not bore you with my attending the first Lollapalooza story ever again, actually buy your next comic book that is published and not just say that I will (if you have comic being published), visit your blog (if you have one of those also) on a regular basis, be your best friend, and/or vote for your web comic when it’s in the running on

So, if you could do me the huge favor of voting for Skullgoyle I’ll owe you a solid. If you could do even the huger (that’s a word now) of spreading the word and convincing (or bribing) your friends and family to vote for Skullgoyle I’ll owe you a solid with the density of granite.

The direct link to Skullgoyle on Zuda is…

After my Angels losing to the Red Sox in the ALDS, my comic book being cancelled, and having to suck it up and go back to a regular Monday thru Friday 8 to 5 desk jockey job — my cat, Quint could use some cheering up.

So, if you have any questions — or just want to talk about our feelings (I’m here for you, man) — feel free to hit me back. Help me make my Mom proud. (My dad will still never read it.) I appreciate your support.

Skullgoyle Now Appearing At Zuda

October 7, 2008

A brand new web comic is premiering at this month written by yours truly with art by Daniel Thollin — Skullgoyle! But, that’s not all. The presidential race between Obama and McCain isn’t the only event this fall in which your vote plays a vital role. Skullgoyle needs your support and your vote!

Rat Overboard: Taylor talks “Pirat Tales”

September 25, 2008

Ahoy, ratties! It’s been awhile since I’ve had an opportunity to post, but I did want to pop on and mention that an interview with yours truly is now up and running over at Comic Book Resources. In reading the interview, I found out that it looks like the first issue of Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails is scheduled to hit comic book shop shelves November 26th. So, head on over and read Rat Overboard: Taylor Talks “Pirat Tales”.

HeroSpy Interview ‘Bout Pirats

September 10, 2008

I was recently interviewed over at Hero Spy by Vernon T Waldrip, aka Shawn, lead editor over at Hero Spy, regarding Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails. My favorite part of the interview…

So with a heap of effort and a bit of good old-fashioned persistence, we were able to nail down the very talented, and incredibly busy Dan Taylor for a quick interview.

It makes it sound like I’m a major “mover and shaker” in the comic book biz. Anyway, you can check out the whole interview here.

Pirat Tales Comic Book Now Available For Pre-Order

August 27, 2008

Diamond Comics’ September Previews Vol. XVIII #9 — the comic book shop catalog for product being released in November 2008 is available as of today at your local comic book store, and I have a huge favor to ask of you all. Please go to said local comic book store and pre-order a copy (or twelve) of the comic book that I created, Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #1. The Diamond Order Code is SEP084132.

Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #1
Dan Taylor (w) • Orlando Baez (a/c)

The infamous Captain Blacktail and his crew of swashbuckling rats set sail upon the high seas in search of a treasure equal to the ransom of kings upon kings. Many would-be plunderers have set forth to claim the treasure of the Cat O’ Nine Tails—only never to return. A young mouse known as Pip will find his life forever changed as he journeys to uncharted waters on an adventure with Captain Blacktail and the rat crew of the Vile Vermin.

*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

If you’re unfamiliar with the process of pre-ordering comic book titles from your local comic book shop it’s a rather simple and painless procedure. All you need to do is let your friendly comic book retailer know that you would like to order Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #1 and that the Diamond Order code is SEP084132. If you do not know where your local comic book retailer is located you can use the Comic Shop Locater Service or call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK (1-888-266-4226). And, to make the process even easier, I’ve gone ahead and provided a Previews Short Order Form with the top line already filled out with Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #1.

The deal is that initial order numbers play a huge role in the survival of a comic book series, especially a brand new premiering title — so every order counts. And, there is a special Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tales #1 Treasure Map Variant Cover available as a retailer incentive — so make sure that your local comic book retailer orders enough copies so you can get your paws on that booty. Thank you for your support.

T-Shirt Tuesday — Back In Black

August 19, 2008

T-Shirt Tuesday is back! And, so is the original Hero Happy Hour Hideout Bar & Grill t-shirtback in black, to be exact! This design was extremely popular when it was first produced to promote (Super) Hero Happy Hour, and I’ve had folks asking me when these shirts would once again be available. Well, they’re available now through It took me awhile to find the right means to once again provide the high quality and look of the original, but now that I have, you can support your favorite neighborhood super hero watering hole by sporting a Hideout Bar & Grill to-shirt.

So, do Chris Fason and myself a solid and help spread the word about Hero Happy Hour and the Hideout Bar & Grill — “a place where everybody knows your name,” secret identity or not. Also, if I see you wearing this in a bar I will buy you a drink!

Pirats Blogged

August 9, 2008

If you’re semi-regular reader of my blog, or know what I do to try to make a living, then you know that I’ve created and written a comic book entitled Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails. Since this is my blog I’m going to post about the things that I do — a comic book about swashbuckling rats being one of them. And, while I will continue to post about Pirat Tales here, there is a new Pirat Tales centric blog that is starting at

At the Pirat Tales Blog you’ll get updates, news, information, behind the scenes looks, and previews of what’s going on with the world of Pirat Tales and Captain Blacktail. So, do this humble comic book writer a solid and sail on over

And, be sure to buy Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails when the comic is released. Thanks.