Aug 8, 2019

Short Story Illustration

My old collaborator Paul Brian DeBerry (see Duck Master, written by Joie Simmons, drawn by me, orchestrated by Paul) recruited me to write a short story for his anthology (I'll link to it with more info as soon as I know it myself :))

Anyway, he also twisted my arm to do some illustrations. And I'm glad he did, this was a lot of fun to work on. I'll admit it's really just a colored sketch, not very polished... But these are lazy summer days after all. And I'm swamped with a zillion tiny things pulling me all over the place (or perhaps just over-caffeinated.)

The story is called "Inches Nitely and the Lizard's Id," and is an homage (okay, rip-off) of Elmore Leonard's "Get Shorty", as well as heavily influenced by the TV series (not so much the movie.) However, I do throw in a major twist:  Instead of our gangster lead getting involved with Hollywood, he gets involved with... newspaper comic strips.

Here's the illo:


  1. Thanks for writing the story Tim. I can say it's amazing and funny as hell story. Very excited to share it over the next few weeks.

  2. Post a link to the finished product, or where to get it.

    1. In addition, I believe Paul may be releasing it as an eBook in its entirety, as well as part of a print(?) anthology if the Kickstarter works out. Will post updates as soon as I know! Thanks,