"The horror series, from the deliciously twisted minds of Nick Doan and Daniele Serra, is sure to invoke plenty of 'oohs' and 'ughs' from its readers. Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, eat your hearts out – you’ve got new cellmates in the crazy bin." - Josh Wigler, WizardUniverse.com

Monday, September 15, 2008

The End is Here!

The Conclusion of Pray For Death is finally here! This is the ending you've been waiting for! Get over there now! http://zudacomics.com/pray_for_death


Friday, September 12, 2008

Night Owls Animation on YouTube!

If you haven't seen this video yet, you must check it out! The night Owls come to life thanks to the work of Untitled Project! The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZX3RaFZx24

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Awesome Johhny Zito Art and the Conclusion of Pray For Death!

Johnny Zito, one of the authors of Zuda's Black Cherry Bombshells drew this picture of some of the Zuda mainstays and I freaking love it!
On another note, Pray For Death will have it's final update on Monday, September 25th. Check it out at the usual spot. http://zudacomics.com/pray_for_death

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Join the PRAY FOR DEATH Fan Club! There's free stuff!!!

The official PRAY FOR DEATH fan club is now active! It's free to join and you get free stuff for joining! Here's what you get:

1. A piece of original art by me, (and it really is a piece, I promise you.)
2. Some photocopied pages of my original handwritten script.
3. A very special place in my heart where you will be cherished forever.

Anyone can join this fan club for free by emailing me at Det.Jenkins@gmail.com I will send you the aforementioned art, script pages, pay for the stamps and maybe we'll do some drawings or contests for some real worthwhile prizes, Like Daniele Serra art! For an example of my amazing art, go here:


Monday, September 1, 2008

Everybody Loves the Word Penultimate! P4D has its Penultimate Update!

PRAY FOR DEATH had its penultimate update today! Jenkins faces off against the killer and talks rudely to him while Detective Smith reveals a little, unknown tidbit about the boy. It's all ramping up to the big finish in just two weeks! Get caught up now and come back on September 15th for the shocking conclusion! 



Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dynamic Forces Interview!

I said a lot of smart, intelligent, witty, entertaining and utterly charming things in this interview for Dynamic Forces. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself.



Monday, August 18, 2008

The Plot Thickens! & OMG What The Hell Is That In The Closet?!

Things heat up this week in PRAY FOR DEATH! We learn a little about the killer's past, Jenkins tracks him to his home and then she finds a little surprise in his bedroom closet. Check it out as usual at: http://zudacomics.com/pray_for_death

There are only two more updates and you'll definitely want to be caught up when those arrive on September 1st and 15th.

In addition, I've been wondering how to get a gauge of how many people read P4D regularly and what they think of it. Then I realized we have these handy favorites meters and star ratings! I suspect a lot of you are like me and just want to read your comics without clicking on a lot of unnecessary stuff. However, it would really help us get an idea of how many readers we have if you could take the time to click the button on the right side of your monitor that says, "Add to favorites." Also, if you have not given us a star rating, please do so by clicking on the appropriate star. I recommend the 5th star. And those of you that have rated us, but think we deserve more or less stars. Please adjust your rating. These tools help us to see what you think and sometimes I suspect they are a little under used. Don't be afraid to leave us your comments as well. We always love to hear what you have to say.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Pray For Death presents: Broken Face Day!

Pray For Death kicked off it's third act with a left hook and a splash of blood. It's a great time to catch up on the story as it speeds toward its conclusion. These four new pages are sure to thrill you! And you don't want to miss what's coming! Check it out at: http://www.zudacomics.com/pray_for_death


Friday, August 1, 2008

SDCC Photos!

Okay, so here's what you're seeing:
1. Tony Trovarello and Johnny Zito on the Zuda panel
2. Sheldon Vella on the Zuda panel
3. Jeremy Love on the Zuda panel
4. Me and Dani on the Zuda panel
5. My wife dressed as Detective Jenkins
6. My wife dressed as Black Canary with Jeff Carlisle (squeezing his own boobs)
7. The last supper
8. Steve Ellis and David Gallaher on the Zuda panel
9. Peter and Bobby Timony on the Zuda panel
10. Canaan Grall on the Zuda panel
11. Me and Dani at the DC booth
12 & 13. Me and Dani on the DC booth TV's
14. My wife and Power Girl (Lindsley)
15. Jenkins sketched on a woman's jeans by Dani

San Diego Photos and Links!

San Diego! What a ride! I had a wonderful time with Dani! He was my internet friend before coming to America and now he is like family.

If you've ever been to SDCC then you know it's a madhouse. There's lots to do and we did lots! We signed Zuda sampler comics at the DC booth everyday while the Watchman trailer played on the TV's above. I still have the smashing Pumpkins song stuck in my head. We had dinner with the Zuda crew while many spirits were imbibed. We did some interviews. We sat on the Zuda panel. We saw lots of friends. We had a discussion with Marv Wolfman about how much better the convention would be if it were in Hawaii. And most importantly, we were polled on our cookie preferences by Bill Willingham.

Some of the friends I saw are: Daniele Serra! Bobby Timony, Peter Timony, Danna Bremer, David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jeremy Love, Shanda (Jeremy's Love), Tony Trovarello, Johnny Zito, Sterling Gates, Ron Perazza, Kwanza Johnson, Richard Bruning, Jeff Carlisle, Josh Williamson, Brian Stempien, Kroze Kresky, Jimmy Palmiotti Chachi Hernandez and more!

Some of the great people I met are: Ben Templesmith, Ashley Wood, Canaan Grall, Sheldon Vella, Joss Whedon, Marv Wolfman, Bill Willingham, Cecil Castellucci, Vinnie (I forget your last name, but you do great art on Dear Dracula), Jamal Igle, Chris Ryall, Jim Valentino, Lindsley & Alvie (AKA Power Girl & Lex Luthor) and above all else, Daniele Serra!

Here are some great links for those of you that missed it:

Photos from the panel at DCcomics.com: http://dccomics.com/slideshows/sdcc08_sunday_panels/

In the next post, (coming in like 2 minutes) the pictures!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Damn I love Ricardo Juarez!

This week on Pray For Death: Jenkins gets attitude from a forensic, Smith does something stupid and Ricardo Juarez complicates things even more! Check it out at the usual place, http://www.zudacomics.com/pray_for_death


Sunday, June 29, 2008

San Diego here we come!

Some of you may have heard about this little gathering of comic book fans and pros that occurs every July in San Diego, California. I will, of course, be attending again this year. It's not too difficult for those of us that live in southern California to make the trip. Those that live farther away have a more difficult time with the cost of travel and the need to get time off work.

If you came to WonderCon in San Francisco or the New York Comic-Con, then you probably noticed that poor Nicky Doan didn't have his artist with him. Well San Diego is going to be different! That's right folks, Daniele Serra will be flying in from Italy to join in the largest comics & pop culture convention in the world. He and I will meet in person for the first time two days before the convention kicks off! It may go without saying, but I'm excited! I hope you are too. Dani and I both look forward to meeting all the Zuda fans there!


Monday, June 23, 2008

Go to church with Pray For Death!

Pray for Death updates! When things left off last time, we saw a priest in a pretty sticky situation. Go to http://zudacomics.com/pray_for_death to find out how things worked out for him. Here's a hint; not well.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Pray For Death Commentary Track on CBR!

Dani and I had the great honor of working with Augie De Blieck on a commentary track of Pray For Death for Comicbookresources.com. We talk about the story behind the story and give you the skinny on seven pages from the series so far. Check it out at http://comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=16802 and if you haven't read the latest update of P4D, check it out now! It's a doozy.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Pray For Death's Plunge at the Pier and a Priest in Peril!

The good people at Zuda Comics have taken the time to post four new pages of Pray For Death today. You'll see What happens when Jenkins takes the boy to the pier. AND! The killer has a priest captive in the attic of a church and it doesn't look good for the priest. Read it at http://zudacomics.com/pray_for_death


Thursday, June 5, 2008

I'm a Comic Monster!

I did another interview about Pray For Death for the comic monsters website. It's a great site with interviews and news about all the goings ons in horror comics. Check it out here: http://www.comicmonsters.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=916


Monday, June 2, 2008

Who would win in a fight between a gigantic but modest bee in an all-wool jumpsuit and a similarly gigantic moth?

Curious to know who would win in a fight between a gigantic but modest bee in an all-wool jumpsuit and a similarly gigantic moth? Check out the interview with Nicholas Doan and Daniele Serra at http://www.freewebs.com/thewebcomicreview/prayfordeath.htm We answer that question and many others. The interview follows a very nice review of our comic that says, "Pray For Death's storyline and art jumped out at me." and "There's a mysterious calling to Pray For Death that I can't help but answer."

In other news, Pray For Death received its first full page print ad in Wildstorm's The Lost Boys: Reign of the Frogs #1. The ad can be found in the very center of the comic. If you've seen ads in any other comics, please let us know.


Friday, May 23, 2008

P4D Updates Early For Memorial Day!

That's right! Since Monday is a holiday, you're getting your regular dose of Pray For Death early! Have you ever been given the task of helping a boy that won't speak get over his post traumatic stress after witnessing multiple murders and other atrocities? That's just what Detective Jenkins must do if you she wants to learn more about the Pray For Death killer. Check it out at http://zudacomics.com/pray_for_death


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Daniele Serra Does The Night Owls!

Head on over to the Twincomics Blog to see Dani's version of the Night Owls. Be warned, it's creepy as hell! http://twincomics.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pray For Death Blog Now Sin-dicated to LiveJournal

If you would like the convenience of reading the Pray for Death Blog from your LiveJournal friends page, just go to our syndication profile at...


...make sure you're logged in, and click the "Add this user to your friends list" button at the top of the page.

Super easy. Super convenient.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wizard says we're twisted! Probably right.

I only just found this today. Wizarduniverse.com posted a nice little review for P4D after the first update. They called us twisted, then compared us to Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith. Check it out here: http://www.wizarduniverse.com/040108zuda.html


Monday, May 12, 2008

New Update! Jenkins at the crime scene!

Pray For Death has updated today with four new pages which answer these big questions: Will Detective Jenkins get any useful forensic evidence at the scene of a triple crucifixion? Can Detective Smith be of any help at all? How much does it take to get Detective Jenkins to brandish her weapon? and the answers are: No, a little and, not very much at all. Keep reading and come back here for more behind the scenes fun.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Holy Crap! Nick Doan Original Art on eBay!!!

Somebody is selling my art! Mine!! eBay user maxsamedia is selling a piece of original art by Nicholas Doan. The auction title reads, "Nicholas Doan Pray for Death original sketch doodle art" and the auction number is, "350052277518". For a mere $19.99, you can add this priceless work of art to your collection! And I can assure you, even though it looks like it was drawn by a 5-year old, it is genuine. Just to add a little extra value, the lucky purchaser of this incredible, one-of-a-kind sketch, will receive a second original sketch! Simply email me at Det.Jenkins@gmail.com and I will double your bounty! But wait! There's more! I will even spend twice as much time on this sketch! That's right, a full minute! So if you want to fill your home with my beautiful artwork, go to eBay and purchase this great sketch, then email me for your bonus sketch. I will even cover shipping costs for your bonus sketch! That's $0.42 out of my pocket! Because I love you.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Bobby Timony does Detective Jenkins!

Bobby Timony, superstar artist of Zuda comics' Night Owls Did this sketch of Detective Jenkins. Don't you love it! I know I do! Head on over to the Twincomics blog to see some of the Night Owls characters done by Steve Ellis of High Moon and Kevin Colden of Strangle/Switch. With any luck, maybe we can get some more Zuda creators to swap characters.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

10 Questions with the Scienteers!

I answered the Scienteers' 10 questions for their website. Check it out here: http://scienteers.com/blog/ten-questions-nicholas-doan/

You can also read about High Moon's movement on the AMC Monsterfest PowerRanking on the same site! Wow! The Scienteers are just full of Zuda goodness!


Zuda interview at Foolstrip.com!

David Gallaher, Eddie Sharam, Sheldon Vella, Daniele Serra and myself, Nicholas Doan, are all interviewed over at foolstrip.com. Stop on by and check it out. http://www.foolstrip.com/index.php?id=12&article=140&lang=english

And check back here soon to see pictures from the New York Comic Con!


Monday, April 28, 2008

New Update!

Pray For Death updated with four new pages today and for the first time you get to see Detective Jenkins in the new art style. You also get to meet Jenkins' Captain, her Partner and television reporter, Ricardo Juarez. So what are you doing here? Go check it out!

Nicholas Doan

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Welcome to the official "Pray For Death" blog! After an exciting, eventful and exhausting weekend at the New York Comic Con, I have decided to follow the sage advice of David Gallaher and start a blog. If you missed the excitement, you can check out some pictures of our Zuda panel here: http://dccomics.com/slideshows/nycc08_saturday_panels/?slide=37

And listen to the podcast here:

Be sure to keep an eye out for more info here. We'll be updating often with all of the fun behind the scenes stuff.

Nicholas Doan