Thursday, December 4, 2008



Vote for Janet Hetherington's comic pitches on at Zeros 2 Heroes!

Zeros 2 Heroes is offering one final comic creation campaign for 2008 -- Direct-to-Development II.

Direct-to-Development is the Zeros 2 Heroes initiative that gives comic book creators like Janet Hetherington the opportunity to have their original comics project published.

The process is underway and the competition is open to anyone. Janet Hetherington has two pitches on the site -- the bewitching supernatural comedy MAGIC & MAYHEM (formerly AGNES CULPEPPER) and the straight-ahead sueprhero adventure EVOLUTIONARIES
(co-created with RONN sUTTON). The complete script for these comics can be read at Zeros 2 Heroes.

Z2H members are able to collect and vote for my stories until December 19, 2008. Your votes will determine a short-list of six comic pitches which will then be reviewed by our advisory committee of industry experts.

The first set of three finalists will be announced on the December 12, 2008. The second set of three finalists will be announced on the December 19, 2008. Chosen from these six stories, the winning pitch will be announced on January 15, 2009.

If my story is selected...

The Zeroes 2 Heroes deal works this way: I provide the storytelling and Z2H will...

- Foot the bill to produce a professionally edited and illustrated 22-page comic.
- Market to gain publicity for the new property.
- Exploit industry connections to take the finished work as far as it can go.

You must register (or be registered) on to vote. Please read and follow the rules.

To read and support MAGIC & MAYHEM, click here:

To read and support EVOLUTIONARIES, click here:
As always, your interest in my work and engagement is appreciated!

Janet Hetherington (BestDestiny)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Adventures Into Digital Comics Now Available on DVD

The Award-nominated documentary film Adventures Into Digital Comics, written and directed by Sebastien Dumesnil, produced by Dumesnil and Robert Nichols, is now available on DVD.

The film features, among other artists, Scott McCloud, Chris Gossett, Marv Wolfman, Patrick Farley, Cat Garza Jr, Shaenon K. Garrity, James Kochalka, and showcases the work of dozens of writers and artists.

The film is already available on CREATESPACE and AMAZON.COM. Adventures Into Digital Comics tells the story of the crash of the US comic book industry and the potential rebirth of the medium as an all-digital form on the Internet. The film features many comic book and webcomic writers and artists and discusses the medium from an artistic and economical point of view.

Check it out!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Announces Romance Short Story Contest

Arrow Publications, publishers of the online romance novel website, today announced the "Forever After" Romance Short Story Contest. The contest invites readers to continue one of the site's romance novellas to win cash and prizes.

"You know, something as simple as 'the end' should not get in the way of a good romance," said Patricia White, publisher. "So we thought, why not let our readers continue their favorite novella and let us know what happens during the 'they lived happily forever' after part?"

Contestants are invited to pick any of the's online romance novellas and write about what happens next in the character's lives. Did they encounter bumps along their road to romance? Did they truly spend the rest of their lives happily together or did the passion fizzle? Were the characters living secret lives we didn't know about in the original novella? Who knows? "We want our readers to tell us," said White.

"This is a wonderful way for someone who would like to become a romance novel writer to get their foot in the door and receive some valuable feedback," said White. "We'll be judging the stories on creativity, faithfulness to the original story and characters, strength and appeal of the romantic elements, and the overall writing."

Submissions are due August 31, 2008, and must be between 2,000-2,500 words. The story line should focus on the challenges the couple face after the novella ends, and what circumstances occur to fortify their love for each other. The writer of the winning story will receive $250 in cash, a $25 gift package, a two-year subscription to, and a written critique by one of the sites' editors on another of the writer's short stories or a sample chapter from a novel.

Cash prizes will also be awarded for the 2nd through 4th place winners and 10 honorable mentions. In addition, visitors to the site can read all qualified submissions and vote for their favorites. The top vote-getter will receive the Reader’s Pick prize valued at $25.

To enter visit All qualifying submissions will be posted on the site.

About, the premier online romance graphic novella site, is published by Arrow Publications, LLC, a 24-year old Potomac, MD corporation. In addition to graphic novellas, features lifestyle columns, book reviews, online shopping, a reader blog and quarterly newsletters. The site is enjoyed by millions of readers worldwide.

Janet Hetherington's Eternal Romance comic stories have been serialized on as well as her novella, "Dangerous Seductions."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

2008 Comic Book Challenge chooses MONSTER LOVE by Janet Hetherington

MONSTER LOVE is on the loose!

Janet Hetherington's newest comics creation, MONSTER LOVE, has been selected as a Top 50 entry inPlatinum Studios' 2008 Comic Book Challenge.

The Top 50 entry winners were announced July 2, 2008 by Platinum Studios, Inc. Janet is very excited to have her supernatural comedy, MONSTER LOVE, tobe a contender in this year's competition.

MONSTER LOVE tells the story of telephone psychic hotline operators PORTENT,GO-GO THE GORGON and SYRENE THE SEA SIREN, a.k.a. THE PSYCHIC FIENDS, whosebusiness is facing bankruptcy. College student HILLARY SU – nicknamedQUILLARY because she breaks out in spiky quills whenever she thinks aboutboys – comes knocking at their door looking for help with her love life, andopportunity comes knocking too. THE PSYCHIC FIENDS decide to retool andrebrand as a dating service for real monsters, calling themselves MONSTER LOVE.

Janet is no stranger to comics about paranormal paramours and dating horrorstories. She is the creator of ETERNAL ROMANCE, a self-publishedsupernatural comic book series that parodied 1950s-70s love comics andearned a place in Trina Robbins' book, "The Great Women Cartoonists." Janet also wrote stories for ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK (Claypool Comics) for six years.

"The Comic Book Challenge is an excellent venue to showcase comics from awide variety of genres," Janet says. "I love writing and drawing humor, andobviously I love writing and drawing comics with a supernatural and romanceangle. However, MONSTER LOVE is quite different from ETERNAL ROMANCE,because those comics were presented as a collection of short tales with ahorror hostess, Destine. MONSTER LOVE has been designed, right from thebeginning, as a complete, engaging story with a beginning, middle and end –and the story really takes off after the three pages submitted to the ComicBook Challenge."

Things have changed a lot since Janet self-published ETERNAL ROMANCE inblack-and-white in 1997.

"Color! The advance of digital comics andtechnology has given me the ability to produce MONSTER LOVE in color, and tooffer image uploads to various websites," Janet says. Janet intends topromote her MONSTER LOVE submission on various sites including her own (, as well here on as JanetinBloggerland,, Facebook, YouTube and other sites.

In fact, Janet has created a dedicated website,, to showcase MONSTER LOVE.

Being chosen as a Top 50 entrant is just the first step in the process. Next, Janet must create a three-minute video pitch to submit online forjudging. The panel of celebrity judges will then review the video pitch andoriginal entry, and choose the Top 10 entrants based on the submissions. TheTop 50 entrants have until July 31 to create their own, unique video pitch.Complete contest information is available at

Janet also plans to create a separate MONSTER LOVE short promotional video, featuring music by Ottawa composer Derek Audette, to show on YouTube.

If MONSTER LOVE is selected as a Top 10 entrant, the competition then movesto online voting in August. "This is why it's so important that I promote mycreation straight out of the gate – so people will be psyched up to see MONSTER LOVE as a comic book – and when the time comes, to vote, vote vote!" Janet enthuses.

Janet will be attending both Comic-Con International in San Diego andFanExpo in Toronto.

Comic Creators Set to Win Big in Platinum Studios’ The Comic Book Challenge 2008

Top 50 Announced Along with Prizes from Fandango, Genius Products, MashOn, Corel & Wacom

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTCBB:PDOS), an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, today announced the Top 50 contestants, as well as the first wave of prizes, for this year’s The Comic Book Challenge™ (, Platinum Studios’ international contest for aspiring comic book writers and artists. Prizes from Fandango, Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI), Planetwide Media’s, Corel and Wacom will be awarded to the Top 50 entrants selected in this year’s contest. The complete list of the Top 50 can be found on The Comic Book Challenge website.

The Top 50 entrants, who include people from as far away as India, Singapore and Argentina, will now submit video pitches which will be judged by a celebrity panel of industry and Hollywood insiders at a secret location in early August. Platinum Studios will sign the winner to a publishing deal, which will include print, online and mobile. In addition, the company will seek opportunities both to develop the property for film and television as well as to create a licensing and merchandising program.

“Moving the contest completely online this year opened it up to many more people, truly making this a worldwide event in which anyone can participate,” said Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Chairman and CEO of Platinum Studios. “And the wide geographic diversity of the Top 50 is a testament to that.”

“It’s well-known that comic fans are among the most passionate moviegoers – so Fandango is excited to be a part of The Comic Book Challenge™,” says Fandango Vice President of Marketing Ted Hong. “Fans have told us that the summer’s most anticipated films have comic book origins - IRON MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, HELLBOY 2, WANTED and THE DARK KNIGHT. We hope that we are contributing to discovering the next great comic book talent.”

"We're very excited and proud, once again, to be sponsors of Platinum Studios' The Comic Book Challenge™ 2008," said Philippe Benoliel, CEO of "The Comic Book Challenge™ brings together the best and brightest comic artists and gives them an opportunity to become the next generation's comic book stars. With our MashON Comic Book Creator, we hope to attract more talent to the vibrant world of comic books by making the creation process accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds and helping them to share their creation."

“Wacom is excited to be a sponsor of this year’s The Comic Book Challenge™,” said Don Varga, Senior Product Manager for Wacom. “Our Intuos pen tablets and Cintiq interactive pen displays are the tools of choice for many of today’s top comic artists and animators, allowing them to creatively sketch, ink and color in a digital format.”

The winning entry from last year’s The Comic Book Challenge™, Gunplay by Jorge Vega, was released by Platinum Studios Comics as a graphic novel in April 2008 to critical review and fanfare.

Please visit for full details on the Top 50 entrants, the prize packages and all of the updates on The Comic Book Challenge™ 2008.

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Friday, June 27, 2008


Artist Ronn Sutton hits front pages with his courtroom drawings of alleged terrorist

Artist Ronn Sutton has switched from drawing pure science fiction fantasy appearing in FEAR AGENT #22 (Dark Horse Comics), out June 2008, to illustrating the epitome of true fear – alleged Canadian terrorist Momin Khawaja.

Khawaja's trial began this week in Ottawa, and Sutton's courtroom art has been featured on the front pages of The Ottawa Citizen, in the National Post, online and on television.

"The challenge of courtroom drawing is to get a good likeness and depict the environment in an accurate way, often in a very short period of time," Sutton says. "It's very different from drawing rocket ships or comic book heroes."

Security has been greatly enhanced for this trial. Khawaja faces seven terrorism charges related to an England terror plot, foiled in spring 2004. Six hundred kilograms of ammonium nitrate fertilizer was to set off violent fireballs to kill and incinerate people inside "soft" public targets, as well as gas and electric utilities. Five Britons, all Muslims of Pakistani descent, were convicted in a London court last year for their roles and sentenced to life. Khawaja stands charged, among other crimes, of using the basement of his family's suburban Ottawa home to build up to 30 remote-controlled devices to transmit radio signals to the bombs' detonators. More details are emerging as the trial continues.

On a more pleasant note, Sutton's artwork is also being showcased in the comic book back-up story, "The Good Guys," appearing in FEAR AGENT #22, out as of June 25, 2008, from Dark Horse Comics. The script by Hillary Barta (who also inked the story) pays homage to classic science fiction, and Sutton interpreted the tale by drawing Wally Wood-inspired aliens and 1950s-style spacecraft.

Sutton and Barta are teaming up on several other science fiction and horror projects, yet to be announced.

Ronn Sutton will be attending FanExpo in Toronto, appearing in Artists' Alley, from August 22-24, 2008.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Ronn Sutton "Vampira: The Movie" Tribute Art Print offered at show

Ottawa, Canada -- Comics creators Janet Hetherington (Eternal Romance) and Ronn Sutton (Fear Agent, Liberty Girl) will be making their first convention appearance the year at New York Comic Con, taking place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York from April 18-20, 2008.

Both artists will have artwork available in Artist Alley, where Janet and Ronn can be found at table spots E25 and E26.

“I have a lot of new color pieces that I worked on for this show,” Janet says. “As always, Ronn has terrific comic book pages available -- including fun and sassy original Elvira pages.”

Janet scripted stories for the Elvira, Mistress of the Dark comic book (Claypool Comics) for six years. Ronn pencilled Elvira for nine years, and is now working on such projects as Liberty Girl (Heroic) and Fear Agent (Dark Horse). Ronn’s art appears in the Fear Agent #22 (June 2008) back-up story, “The Good Guys,” scripted and inked by Hilary Barta.

Ronn’s artwork is also being showcased as a New York Comic Con exclusive. The Ronn Sutton Autographed "Vampira: The Movie" Tribute Art Print -- a beautiful tribute to another legendary horror host, Maila "Vampira" Nurmi -- is being offered at the Camp Festival Booth (900-A). (Sadly, Maili Nurmi passed away on January 10, 2008.) The print, which is autographed by both Ronn and by documentary filmmaker Kevin Sean Michaels (Vampira: The Movie), measures 11” x17” and is being offered at $20.

After New York Comic Con, Janet and Ronn’s next appearance will be closer to home. On May 3, 2008, for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), the creative duo -- in conjunction with activities organized by Bill Chappell, owner of The Hobby Centre / Comics Cave -- are scheduled to appear at both the Alta Vista Library and the Greenboro Library in Ottawa, Canada, to display art and talk comics with kids of all ages.

Free Comic Book Day is an international annual event that allows children to choose a free comic book to keep and read. In addition to Janet and Ronn’s appearance at the libraries in Ottawa, Bill is planning to have costumed characters on hand to get children excited about reading comics and about Free Comic Book Day.

Fear Agent #22 art by Ronn Sutton and Hilary Barta. © 2008 Rick Remender, Tony Moore, Hilary Barta, Ronn Sutton
Vampira: The Movie art by Ronn Sutton. © 2008 Kevin Sean Michaels.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Agnes Culpepper Needs You!

This is a call to support two of my comics projects!

I have two comics proposals in the running at Comic Creation Nation at This is a community-based website where members vote for their favourite comics "pitches" to be turned into comics.

There is a lot of work involved to create and post the pitches, including a complete 22-page script. I have two projects in the running -- AGNES CULPEPPER (a supernatural comedy) and EVOLUTIONARIES (a super-hero adventure, co-created with Ronn Sutton).

Please take some time to visit the website, register, rate the pitches and cast your vote by collecting your favourites in the "Swag Bag" and then ranking them in your collections area. Every vote pushes a project up the ranks in the chart.

You might also want to check out the art galleries by Ronn (Evolutionaries, Storytelling) and me (Girl Power, Thrilling Romance).

Thanks in advance for your support!

Janet (BestDestiny)

New York! New York! April 2008

Great news! Ronn Sutton and I will be appearing in Artist Alley at the New York Comic Con from April 18 to 20, 2008. Ronn and I will have lots of original art on hand and we'll be doing commissions too. A press release about the event follows.

Norwalk, CT, March 6, 2008: The New York Comic Con (NYCC) today revealed the complete roster of the comic book legends, luminaries, and Rising! stars who'll appear in its 2008 Artist Alley. The 2008 New York Comic Con takes place April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City and features Guests of Honor including Mike Mignola, Grant Morrison, and T.M. Revolution.

Artist Alley is a division of NYCC's Exhibition Hall reserved for comic book and pop culture creators -- both legendary as well as emerging -- and is a unique arena that allows for creators and fans to personally interact. Highlights from New York Comic Con's Artist Alley include Mark Buckingham, C.B. Cebulski, Colleen Doran, Danny Fingeroth, Bob Layton, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Monte Moore, Rags Morales, John Romita, Jr., Jim Shooter, and Jim Valentino.

Everything we do at New York Comic Con is about experience," Show Manager Lance Fensterman said. "While the show is only three days in April, we endeavor to create something that'll remain for a lifetime in memory, and out of everything we're planning, it's the talent and interaction in Artist Alley that may be many attendees' favorite memory."New York Comic Con 2008's Artist Alley is the result of months of work from NYCC's team and also one of NYCC's most-asked-about attractions.

The complete listing is available now at and also appears below…

Bob Almond Franco Aureliani Dick Ayers Michael Bair Matt "Batt" Banning Jason Baroody Chris Batista Carolyn Belefski Steve Belledin Dan Berger Rich Bernatovech Simone Bianchi Jake Black Greg Blazer Anna Warren Boersig Jon Bogdanove Ken Branch Ivan Brandon Mark Brooks Charles Brown Mark Buckingham Rich Buckler BUZZ James Campbell Nick Cardy Joshua Carter John Cebollero C.B. Cebulski Justin "Spanky" CermakPhillip Chan Jeff Chandler Bernard Chang Sean Chen Cliff Chiang Dan Chinchester Kari Christensen Lawrence Christmas Tom Chu Matthew ClarkPhillip Clarke Classic Comics Press Olivier Coipel Eugene Commodore Amanda Conner Darwyn Cooke Dan Cooney Ed Counts Molly Crabapple Illustration Wes Craig Carlos d'Anda Peter David Albert Debnam Nelson DeCastro Todd Dezago Marko Djurdjevic Michael Dolce Derec Donovan Michael Dooney Colleen Doran Dale Eaglesham Tommy Lee Edwards Steve Ellis Steve Epting Mark Evanier Jesse Farrell Ray Felix Will Finan David Finch Michael Finger Danny Fingeroth Ramona Fradon Gary Friedrich Jose Luis Garcia Lopez Ron Garney Michael Gaydos Randy Gentile Keith Giffen Sam Girdich Basil Gogos Dan Goldman Dan Goodsell Keron Grant Michael Grassia Scott Grimando Geoff Grogan Peter Gross Yvel Guichet Brad Guigar Wesley Gunn Brian Haberlin Carissa Halston Ryusuke Hamamoto Craig Hamilton Scott Hanna Jesse Hansen Fred Harper Dean Haspiel Lewis Helfand Clayton Henry Janet Hetherington David Hillman Bryan Hitch Greg Horn Richard Howell Mike Huddleson Jamal Igle Phil Jimenez Geoff Johns Veronica Jones JG Jones Kris Justice Paul Michael Kane Eric Kayser Joe Kelly Carl Kent Karl Kerschl Barbara Kesel Danny Kimanyen J.J. Kirby Blair Kitchen Douglas Klauba Chirstopher Knowles Jim Kyle Andy Lanning Serge LaPointe Bob Larkin Steve Lavigne Jim Lawson Bob Layton Jim Lee Fred Van Lente John Paul Leon Tim Leong Rob Liefeld Mike Lilly Lisa Lin John Livesay Mike Lopez Aaron Lopresti John Lucas Julian Lytle Kevin Maguire Jason Martin Ron Marz Jason McKee Mike McKone Frank McLaughlin Bob McLeod Steve McNiven Jason Millet Welson Miu Richard Molinelli Christian Montalvo Steve Montano David Montoya Monte Moore Mark Morales Rags Morales Alex Morrissey Patricia Mulvihill Steve Murphy David Nakayama Daniel Narkrosis Todd Nauk Shaun Noel Dan Nokes Oliver Nome Steve Noppenberger Steven O'Connell Michael Avon Oeming Ken Okabayashi Denny O'Neal Joshua Ortega Jean Claude Padilla Jimmy Palmiotti Yanick Paquette Dan Parent Andrew Pepoy Marcos Perez Khoi Pham Caleb Prochnow David Quiles Rodney Ramos Tom Raney Jon Reed Robert Reilly Ivan Reis Michael Renzine Dan. H. Richards Rivera Martin Robaszewski Andrew Robinson John Romita, Jr Shane Rooks Craig Rousseau Stephane Roux Josef Rubinstein Steve Rude Michael Ryan Mark Sable Steve Sadowski Daniel Salgo Alex Saviuk David Seidman Dave Shelton Jim Shooter Ryan Sias Joe Simon Walter Simonson Louise Simonson Joe Sinnott Louis Small Timothy Smith Tom Smith Solero Christian Spollen Joe Staton Christina Strain Ronn Sutton Arthur Suydam Jonathan Syphax Craig Taillefer Eric Talbot Billy Tan Mark Texiera Art Thibert Andie Tong Willard Torres Gia-Bio Tran Steve Uy Tom Valenti Jim Valentino Fred Van Lente Ethan Van Sciver Ceasar Vargas Samuel Vera Dexter Vines Peter Vinton Steve Walker Emily Warren Lee Weeks Graig Weich Graig Weich Scott Weinstein Chris Weston Renee Witterstaetter Bob Wiacek Keith Williams Ven Yann

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