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Desirée Lee and I want to thank each and every one of you for the on-going, and amazing support of our werewolf horror webcomic “MoonWraith“. We have surpassed 180,000 hits on it now!

Scott Harper

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


If I’ve covered this topic/update here before, I apologize for the repeat. I truly can’t remember if I’ve given you all this update before, or not. I do know that it’s been a long time since I mentioned the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on this blog/website. So, it’s entirely possible that I have covered this before. It’s just as possible that I haven’t.

As you all know, I’m an avid comic book fan/reader. I have been for years. I’ve been a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles since the 1980s. They debuted in 1984. I discovered them not too long after by way of a classmate in school. Being a writer, and a comic book fan, it’s only natural that I would love to write the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So, a number of years ago, I got in touch with Mirage Studios – the publishing company that used to own/publish the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). I pitched four stand-alone comic book stories to them. I was told, in so many words, “We like the ideas, but can’t work them in right now. We’ll keep them on file for possible later use, and be in touch in the future if we decide to have you write any of these stories.”

I also had an idea for a full-length Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles novel. My idea for that would’ve taken the TMNT back to their darker, grittier roots, and been a more adult TMNT story than anything we’ve seen since the early 1990s. Mirage liked my idea enough to put me in touch with their agent about the project. Not long after, Mirage went the way of the dodo when the TMNT franchise was sold off. So, that, as they say, was that.

Now, IDW Publishing is running a reboot TMNT comic book series. They’ve tossed all the past of the proverbial window, and started fresh. It’s as if the TMNT just popped into being a few years ago, rather than having been around for 30+ years. I started reading the IDW series when it began. I dropped it only a half a dozen or so issues in. I just couldn’t bring myself to keep reading it. It literary pained me to say good-bye to my beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But each issue of the IDW series only upset me more than the previous one.

I got in touch with IDW Publishing about the stand-alone TMNT ideas I had. They refused to even consider them, since they’d thrown out all the previous years’ continuity.

Nickelodeon is running a CGI TMNT series. I tried watching it, but couldn’t even sit through the entire pilot. And Michael Bay has released one TMNT film, and is preparing to release a second. The first wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected. I’m actually looking forward to watching the new one when it comes out.

Anyway, I still have my five TMNT ideas on file – the four stand-alone comic book stories, and the full-length novel. My hope is that, someday, Amazon’s Kindle Worlds will pick up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If they do, I fully plan to write all five of my ideas for publication there. Until then, I’ll just sit on these ideas, wait, and lament the tragic passing of the bygone days when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise was meant for more mature readers, with more discerning tastes. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to pen my TMNT story ideas for my fans. Many of you have asked me about them in the past, and look forward to reading them should I ever have the opportunity to write them.

And, yes, for those of you who are wondering, Leonardo still is, and always will be, my favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

Scott Harper

Update – “Ravenesque”

As you all know, along with “Warder”, Desirée Lee and I have also decided to change “Ravenesque” from an on-going comic book series to a series of novellas. The first of those, “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar”, is underway right now. I’m about a quarter or so of the way through the first draft of it. This first novella is what had been planned for the first story of the comic book series. But, changes are being made. New elements are being added. These difference will be felt not only in this first novella, but in the franchise as a whole.

Scott Harper

“MoonWraith” Issue #9


MoonWraith“, the hit werewolf horror webcomic by Desirée Lee and myself, kicks off Issue #9 today. The cover, and first page of the new issue are up for your enjoyment.

As always, we want to thank everyone for the continued support of this project!

Scott Harper

A New Record


On Friday, January 15, 2016 we had a new daily traffic record on our hit werewolf horror webcomic, “MoonWraith”.

Desirée Lee and I want to thank each and every one of you for the continued support of “MoonWraith”. Not sure what “MoonWraith” is all about? Read on:

“MoonWraith” is a mature-readers horror/action/adventure webcomic set in medieval Europe.

Werewolves, descendants of an original pack created centuries ago by a corrupt sorcerer, have overrun the land. The king ordered the construction of a fortress above an ancient silver mine where scholars and historians believe the talisman used by the sorcerer to create the werewolves is hidden away. This talisman is the MoonWraith.

The king’s men strive to find the MoonWraith in the hopes of using the very thing that created the werewolves to destroy them. The werewolves struggle to keep the MoonWraith from being found, suspecting that it is capable of eradicating their species in one fell swoop.

Keep up with, and support “MoonWraith” via the follow URLs, too:

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Issue #8 is wrapping up; there are two more weeks left. Issue #9 is ready to go, and will run at the usual rate of one page week. A new page of “MoonWraith” goes live each and every Monday morning!

Scott Harper

New “Ravenesque” Ideas

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the “Ravenesque” project here. “Ravenesque” originally began as an on-going, low/no budget web-series concept. From there, it evolved into an on-going,bi-monthly comic book. However, that never went beyond a script for the first issue, and a few pieces of concept artwork from a couple of potential artists.

Now, Desirée Lee and I have taken the ideas for “Ravenesque” to a different platform. We’re planning to do with it what we’re doing with “Warder”. That is to say that “Raveneque” will be a series of urban fantasy novellas. And there are new ideas in the mix, now, too. These ideas will add to the richness of Ravenesque’s world, and take the character and settings in directions we had never even thought of before.

The catch?

I’m not sure when work will actually begin on the first “Ravenesque” novella. Hopefully soon. But, at the moment, we’re going through final edits on “Hidden Tribe“. “Warder: Changing Guard” is also in edits. We’re also keeping up with out hit webcomic “MoonWraith“. We have other projects in various stages of completion, too – both solo works, and co-authored books. And, most of all, we’re parents of a healthy, active 2-year-old girl. She’s a full-time job in, and of herself!

Still, with luck, work on the first novella in the “Ravenesque” series can start before too long. I’m very excited about it – especially with the new ideas and directions! – and eager to start the first draft of that.

Keep watching for updates, please!

Scott Harper

“MoonWraith” Bonus


Desirée Lee and I plan to start getting the first collected volume of our hit werewolf horror webcomic “MoonWraith“ready to go to print soon. This first collection will contain Issue #1, Issue #2, and Issue #3 of the webcomic. We also plan to include some never-before-seen bonus material in the collection.


What sort of bonus material would you all most like to see included in “MoonWraith: The Collected Volume I”?

Scott Harper

Next Issue


Currently, Issue #8 of “MoonWraith” is running on the website. Issue #9 is finished, uploaded, and ready to go when it’s time. Issue #9 will wrap up the current story. The cover, and Page #1 will both be up on 02/08/2016. After that, the issue will run at the usual pace of one page per week – “MoonWraith” Monday. The final page of Issue #9 will be up on 07/04/2016.

Scott Harper

“MoonWraith” – Issue #8


MoonWraith“, the hit werewolf horror webcomic that my wife Desirée Lee, and I create, kicks off Issue #8 today with the cover, and Page #1. Check it out!

And, if you’d really like to help support this on-going free project, please take a look at the “MoonWraith” page over on Patreon.


Scott Harper

Writing Plans

Hidden Tribe” is in edits. Yesterday afternoon I wrapped up the outline for the new Wendy Markland short story, “It Isn’t Paranoia”, that will appear in the Umbral Press re-release of the first Wendy Markland novel, “Predators or Prey?”.

At first, my plan had been to go straight from the outlining of “It Isn’t Paranoia”, and into the first draft of the story. But, it’ll be a little awhile, from the looks of things, before that’s needed. And I’ve been really, really itching to start work on the first draft of the first “Warder” novel.

For those of you who have been living under a rock, or ignoring my blog, “Warder” began life as a comic book project several years ago. Given the difficulties we keep running into even trying to get a comic book project off the ground, and then building sales for the series once it is up, and going, plans for “Warder” have changed. Rather than an on-going, bi-monthly comic book series, “Warder” will now be a series of novels. Maybe a mixture of novels, and novellas. The first book in the series will cover the events that had been planned for the first story of the comic book series. That would’ve been a 3-issue story arc. As I’ll be working from the scripts for those issues, for all intents and purposes, the first “Warder” novel is already outlined. So are parts of Book 2, and Book 3 of the series.

Originally, the first three issues of the comic were one story. Issue #4 was a contained story. Issue #5 was the same. Issue #6 kicked off another multi-issue arc. Those first six issues are scripted. They’ve been sitting here, waiting, for several years now.

The revised plan for the series of “Warder” novels is, currently, to use the first three scripts as the basis for Book 1. The Issue #3 stand-alone story will be blended with the story that Issue #6 of the comic would have kicked off, absorbed into those events. And the stand-alone that had been planned for Issue #4, which would have set up for future events, will be covered in Book 3, along with the chain of events that issue would have set into motion.

So, that’s where we are right now. Thank you all for accompanying me on this journey, and for the support. I wouldn’t be here if not for all of you!

Scott Harper

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