Is it gauche to post one’s own press release on one’s own site? Debateable, but I don’t care, because I’m proud as hell of this collection! And, Alisha Vargas always does a helluva job whipping my press releases into shape. If you need PR services, message me! She’s planning on running a workshop or two in the Fresno area this summer!) I’ll keep the third person intact in case you want to cut and paste for your own blogs. Thanks!

Fresno, CA–Author Rob Lopez has compiled several of his pieces from Forsakenstars.com, in an ebook titled “A Soulless Christmas and Other Tales of Forsaken Stars,” released for Kindle on amazon.com on June 14, 2013.

Prose and Poetry arising out of the first four years of Forsaken Stars, the science-fiction, horror and fantasy webcomic and blog, the collection includes the short stories, “A Soulless Christmas,” “Ninth Circle” and the all new “Cowbird and Cactus”; the song lyrics “Rock Eternal”; the poem “An Astronaut Vampire’s Lament”; the mini comic script “Unicorns and Rainbows”; six micro-stories 140 characters and under collected as “Late Night Tweet Fiction,” and a never-before-seen transcript to John East’s interview with the Vampire Azzi. This volume of collected writings is also loaded with illustrations and concept sketches.

The webcomic/comic book “Forsaken Stars” takes place 1,000 years after the Second Coming of Christ, and chronicles the journey of the space vampire Azzi, Captain Sera Besh and their motley crew to seek an audience with God before He takes His Chosen to Heaven and collapses this universe behind him. “A Soulless Christmas and Other Tales of Forsaken Stars” is parts prequel, parts stories inspired by, and parts behind-the-scenes.”It’s also a celebration of the universe, that it’s lasted so long, and hopefully a motivator for me to continue and complete the comic,” creator Rob Lopez said of his ebook collection.After a hiatus of almost two years, Lopez has started updating the webcomic and blog again, with new art, articles and even an art contest on the Forsaken Stars facebook page, with the prize being that the artist’s piece becomes the cover to issue six of the comic. “So that means I should probably finish issue five,” Lopez said.

Forsaken Stars is Rated “Web 14” for Adult Situations, Partial Nudity and scenes of Intense Violence.About Rob Lopez: Rob Lopez was raised in Orange Cove, California. While in high school, he created “Nucleon,” a comic strip for the Reedley Exponent, wrote an original play, “Foreign Affairs,” performed by his peers, and his short story “Magdalaine” was published in the Reedley College literary magazine Symmetry. In 2009, he created “Forsaken Stars” and went on to contribute guest art and stories for online comics “Treading Ground,” “The Mansion of E” and “The Legend of the Knyghtmare.” In 2010, he became a member of the Fresno Sci-fi & Fantasy Writers. He has lived in Santa Barbara, Reedley, Selma and Kingsburg, and has been a resident of Fresno, California since 2004. He collects X-Men and Spider-Man comics, listens to Sarah McLachlan, Train and Snow Patrol, and he emceees Open Mic Night at the Clovis Book Barn every second Friday of the Month. Lopez manages the following social media sites and websites:
Forsaken Stars – http://forsakenstars.com
DeviantArt – http://robsojourn.deviantart.com/
Facebook – https://facebook.com/forsakenstars
Twitter – http://twitter.com/forsakenstars

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