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07/14/2019

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07/13/2019

Wow! Our first Dead Passage poll has ended with amazing results! The winning decision is that Daisuke will tell Ryu the truth about where he's going, therefore (as mentioned on the website) bringing Ryu with him to the first shelter in the novel - the Sugimoto residence, home of Daisuke's best friend.

"Tell the Truth" won on Facebook over "Play Dumb" by a count of seven to four. On Patreon, every vote (of six) was to tell the truth, and Patreon votes count for double, so the final allocated total was 19 (7 + 12) to four. You all are some really virtuous people! Don't worry; future decisions will get harder as the book progresses.

The next question is, did you make the RIGHT choice? Will Ryu be a help or a hindrance? Should Daisuke have left him? Is there strength in numbers or will Ryu make them more noticeable? Sound off in the comments below on what you think the consequences for your actions will be! Be sure to keep your eyes open for the next FREE chapter of Dead Passage, due near the end of the month, here and at DeadPassage.com .

Tonight at 6:30 is our first official hangout for Dead Passage at The Ashburn Pub! Chapter One of this ongoing Choose Yo...
07/09/2019
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Tonight at 6:30 is our first official hangout for Dead Passage at The Ashburn Pub! Chapter One of this ongoing Choose Your Own Adventure-style zombie novel is online to read for free at DeadPassage.com - but if you haven’t read it or voted on what should happen next, come to the meetup anyway! No pop quizzes; just free food and drinks courtesy of The Pub (Dead Passage’s first official sponsor). See you there!

Join us tomorrow for the first monthly Dead Pubbage event at The Ashburn Pub!!! Reading Dead Passage ch. 1 beforehand is...
07/08/2019

Join us tomorrow for the first monthly Dead Pubbage event at The Ashburn Pub!!! Reading Dead Passage ch. 1 beforehand is optional (link below). Voting on ch. 2 is also optional (link in link below). Fun is mandatory. 😠

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07/07/2019

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Words cannot begin to describe how excited we are to bring you the first chapter of our revolutionary decision-based zom...
06/28/2019
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Words cannot begin to describe how excited we are to bring you the first chapter of our revolutionary decision-based zombie novel Dead Passage tomorrow. But in order for us to bring it to you and to change the world of fiction forever, we need your help!!! Here's the process.

1. Visit http://www.DeadPassage.com tomorrow morning at 9 EDT and read the epic opening chapter, "Crisis on Mukae-Bon" for free.

2. At the end of the chapter, follow the links either back here to our Facebook poll or to jonny's Patreon page for the Patreon poll and vote on what YOU think should happen next before polls close July 13. But be warned - both choices WILL have major consequences.

3. Come to our first meetup at The Ashburn Pub on July 9 at 6:30pm for free food and drink and tell us what you thought of the chapter, persuade others to vote the way you did, etc.

4. Do the same next month. Free book, free to vote, free food, free drink - no catch. Oh, and it would be really cool if you shared this with your friends and helped get the word out.

First information about our next project, Dead Passage, is now on its official website. We'll be fixing up the appearanc...
06/16/2019
Dead Passage

First information about our next project, Dead Passage, is now on its official website. We'll be fixing up the appearance/layout of the site in the coming weeks, but for now, read up on our crowdsourced serial Japanese zombie novel and how YOU can help us write it.

https://deadpassage.com/

FeaturedIntroduction Dead Passage is a monthly, crowdsourced, Japanese-set zombie novel that you help write. It’s free to read, it’s free to help and it’s free to join us at our monthly meet-ups at The Ashburn Pub in Ashburn, Virginia. Here’s the setup. It’s Day One of the zombie outbreak ...

Come see A Carrier of Fire at All Star Comic Con this weekend! We’re in the Artists Alley, booth 108, and we’ll have...
06/08/2019

Come see A Carrier of Fire at All Star Comic Con this weekend! We’re in the Artists Alley, booth 108, and we’ll have our brand-new novel ‘City Limits: Fogworld vol. 2’ for sale and we’ll be revealing exclusive new details about our upcoming horror novel Dead Passage too!

06/07/2019

“If fiction has the power to touch people’s hearts, then that power can change the world.”
- K1-B0, Danganronpa v3

This is why we do what we do. ❤️

We're proud to carry the fire with our LGBTQ friends!
06/05/2019

We're proud to carry the fire with our LGBTQ friends!

06/04/2019

A recent customer review we had to share:

“I want to let you know that [Wandering City Blues] is so rich and deep and imaginative. I’m reading the same pages over and over because I have ADD and my mind wanders around your beautifully tragic world. I’m honored to know an artist as talented as you. It’s like finding a bowl of warm chicken soup in the middle of a blizzard - can’t wait to read the rest of the series.” - Sean Mahaffey.

Thanks Sean! We do our best and we’re honored to receive such high praise. ❤️ We hope you continue to enjoy reading the Fogworld series as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it.

(Wandering City Blues and its sequel City Limits are available now on Amazon; signed paperbacks are at Comic Logic Books & Artwork in Ashburn, VA.)

05/28/2019
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05/23/2019

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At A Carrier of Fire, we love comics. Recently the news broke that Robert Pattinson appears to have been cast as Batman ...
05/17/2019

At A Carrier of Fire, we love comics. Recently the news broke that Robert Pattinson appears to have been cast as Batman in Matt Reeves’s upcoming standalone film The Batman, which has caused quite a reaction. Shock aside, we like to joke around so we made this meme for you to enjoy.

05/13/2019

Three Albums That Have Inspired Each of Our Fiction Novels.

—Wandering City Blues (2016)—
1. Portishead - Dummy
2. Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers
3. Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn

—City Limits (2019)—
1. Godspeed, You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
2. MONO - The Last Dawn / Rays of Darkness
3. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

—??? (2021)—
1. How to Destroy Angels - Welcome Oblivion
2. A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
3. Akira Yamaoka - Silent Hill Sounds Box (Music from the Video Game Series ‘Silent Hill’)

What music do YOU pair with the books you read? Bonus points if they’re one of our books. 😆

jonny tells us his is Anxiety Sushi. We think it may just be an unused band name. 🤔 WHAT’S YOURS?!
05/06/2019

jonny tells us his is Anxiety Sushi. We think it may just be an unused band name. 🤔 WHAT’S YOURS?!

05/03/2019

We sent copies of City Limits out to Australia and England today. We’re on three continents now - Fogworld is taking over the planet! 🥰 #fogproud

Wow! What a great night! Yesterday’s launch of City Limits: Fogworld vol. 2 was a smashing success, thanks to Comic Lo...
05/02/2019

Wow! What a great night! Yesterday’s launch of City Limits: Fogworld vol. 2 was a smashing success, thanks to Comic Logic Books & Artwork and its crew, Kevin Bednarz, Marisa’s All Star Movie Club, everyone who bought a copy of the new book and everyone who just came out and supported A Carrier of Fire. We’re honored to be a part of this family of VA/DC/MD geeks and you know how to make us feel loved. ❤️ If you missed out, you can still buy pre-signed copies of City Limits at Comic Logic and unsigned copies on Amazon. Thank you!!!

05/02/2019
City Limits is out NOW at Comic Logic! Come by for free wings and soda, meet the author and continue the Fogworld saga!
05/01/2019

City Limits is out NOW at Comic Logic! Come by for free wings and soda, meet the author and continue the Fogworld saga!

Books? Check. Gift cards? Check. Giveaway posters? Check. Character posters? Check. TONIGHT we launch City Limits: Fogwo...
05/01/2019

Books? Check. Gift cards? Check. Giveaway posters? Check. Character posters? Check. TONIGHT we launch City Limits: Fogworld vol. 2 at Comic Logic Books & Artwork!!! City Limits is our first new book in almost three years; come celebrate with all this stuff, free wings and soda, an author meet & greet AND CRISP HIGH-FIVES!!!

In an interview regarding his new album ‘Fear in a Handful of Dust,’ Brazilian/UK artist Amon Tobin said there’s a...
04/26/2019

In an interview regarding his new album ‘Fear in a Handful of Dust,’ Brazilian/UK artist Amon Tobin said there’s a really valuable beauty in imperfection. We couldn’t agree more, which is why we worked some into the rear cover of City Limits (available next Wednesday). So don’t think you got a bad copy when you see the white spots on it! 😆

Don’t you hate it when you buy a bunch of books in a series and they look all hodgepodge and unrelated? So do we! Here...
04/23/2019

Don’t you hate it when you buy a bunch of books in a series and they look all hodgepodge and unrelated? So do we! Here’s how A Carrier of Fire strove to maintain design continuity in the Fogworld series, both inside and out (with a spoiler safely redacted). City Limits is out May 1st. 🤘

Stocking up. 😎 Y’all ready for the Fogworld saga to continue? Buy it from Comic Logic Books & Artwork on May 1st fr...
04/20/2019

Stocking up. 😎 Y’all ready for the Fogworld saga to continue? Buy it from Comic Logic Books & Artwork on May 1st from 5-8pm and the author will sign it for you (plus free food and giveaways!).

Today our good friend Rob put a promo flyer for the City Limits book launch up at Comic Logic Books & Artwork. Come by M...
04/19/2019

Today our good friend Rob put a promo flyer for the City Limits book launch up at Comic Logic Books & Artwork. Come by May 1st from 5 to 8 for this monumental occasion! Free food, book signing, movie ticket giveaway, variant poster giveaway! See you then!

Alternate book launch poster! Maybe we should print one out, sign it and give it away to the first person who buys a cop...
04/14/2019

Alternate book launch poster! Maybe we should print one out, sign it and give it away to the first person who buys a copy of City Limits at the book launch. 🤔 Thoughts?

May 1st, 5-8pm: Join us at Comic Logic Books & Artwork in Ashburn, VA for the EXCLUSIVE early launch of City Limits: Fog...
04/12/2019

May 1st, 5-8pm: Join us at Comic Logic Books & Artwork in Ashburn, VA for the EXCLUSIVE early launch of City Limits: Fogworld vol. 2!!! Free wings and soft drinks, a drawing for TWO movie tickets and of course author meet & greet! Book details in the first comment. Vol. 1 also available to get you caught up! See you there!!! :)

We’re proud to present the textless wraparound jacket design for City Limits: Fogworld vol. 2 by Jonny Lupsha, featuri...
04/10/2019

We’re proud to present the textless wraparound jacket design for City Limits: Fogworld vol. 2 by Jonny Lupsha, featuring Sao (L) and Neso (R) in New York. Neso’s twin fins support a 2nd/upper deck of citizens, suspended by cables. Art by Steven Juliano. Book available May 1st at Comic Logic Books & Artwork in Ashburn, VA, Amazon release date TBD.

Like, comment and share please! Thank you!

“Hey, A Carrier of Fire admin; what happened with that poll you ran last month about your next project?”Well, Voice ...
04/05/2019

“Hey, A Carrier of Fire admin; what happened with that poll you ran last month about your next project?”

Well, Voice in My Head, I’m glad you/I asked. The results are in, and our Japan-based horror novel Dead Passage won by a landslide. It wasn’t even close. It annihilated Fogworld 3 by a margin of 2:1.

On the upside, this means we’ll be branching out from our usual nonfiction and sci-fi fare to include horror. We’re expanding!

On the downside...unbeknownst to you all, we came up with an ABSURDLY fun (for you) and difficult (for us) plan to write and deliver Dead Passage to you. It will affect literally every aspect of our business, from the content of the novel to our social media marketing, from our fan base to our communications platforms, from our Patreon to our tax returns.

We’ll be unveiling this plan SOON, but for now, just know that the quality of the book depends on your and your friends’ engagement with us starting in May or June. So tell people to like us and get ready for a totally original, one-of-a-kind, landmark community event for indie literature!!! Here’s the poll results proving we’re not just ditching Fogworld of our own accord. 🙂

EXCLUSIVE FRONT COVER AND FULL PLOT REVEAL!!!!!Fogworlders, we are THRILLED to finally debut the cover of Fogworld vol. ...
04/02/2019

EXCLUSIVE FRONT COVER AND FULL PLOT REVEAL!!!!!

Fogworlders, we are THRILLED to finally debut the cover of Fogworld vol. 2: City Limits for you today. Meet Neso, a 1,500-foot spinosaurus-inspired colossus with two fins instead of one, seen here in Manhattan. Neso’s twin fins enable the suspension of a second/upper deck of the city between them; it will play a major role in the FogWorld War when City Limits is released next month. Keep an eye out next week for the official full wraparound reveal, including your first look at the cannibal-inhabited titan Sao. For now? Like, comment and share. Keep reading for the official synopsis. Artwork by Steven Juliano.

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First, 13 creatures emerged from the ocean, each over 1/4 mile tall. Then came a lethal fog that covered the Earth’s surface. A small remnant of mankind built cities on the backs of these beasts and migrated up over the fog forever.

104 years later, war has come to the titans. Iris 13 is now a military strategist pursuing a spy who has a grudge to bear. Yet this war isn’t hers alone. It also involves a young soldier, a bare-knuckle boxer, a medical test subject and a bookie who has lost everything. Warfare, espionage, murder, corruption and betrayal may push them over the CITY LIMITS.

04/01/2019

So, uh...y’all ready to see the cover for City Limits: Fogworld vol. 2?

(Not an April Fools post - get hyped for a reveal tomorrow)

03/30/2019

Sending a book off for final production approval is an emotional thing. The author, editor and artists have worked on this...this THING for two to five years and now it's off to the printers. No backsies, no do-overs. Just a few hundred pages of black and white. Imagine putting your all into a job you love for several years and never receiving a word of feedback from your bosses. Then it comes time for feedback and you either get to keep doing the job you love or it turns out you've done it terribly and you have to go back to a much crappier job. And nobody will pull punches if you did a sh*t job. And you look at all the hours you spent away from your wife and kids, all the family outings you missed, all the doubt you had along the way, and it could either all be worth it or it could haunt you the rest of your life. People could jaw-drop at its marvels or maybe not a single person will give a damn. For better or worse, it's all done. It's kind of a terrifying and joyous and panicky and wonderful and awful feeling.

So that's where I'm at tonight. How's your Friday?

-jonny.

This May, you can go on Amazon and buy a paperback or Kindle copy of our new novel 'City Limits,' a direct sequel to 'Wa...
03/26/2019

This May, you can go on Amazon and buy a paperback or Kindle copy of our new novel 'City Limits,' a direct sequel to 'Wandering City Blues' and the 2nd novel in our 'Fogworld' series. Or, even better, buy a SIGNED paperback from Comic Logic Books & Artwork in Ashburn, VA, and get caught up by purchasing a signed copy of 'Wandering City Blues.' Share this pic if you live #fogproud!!!

Meet #Triton- one of 13 #kaiju in the post-apocalyptic noir novel #WanderingCityBlues by Jonny Lupsha FREE on Kindle Unl...
03/25/2019

Meet #Triton- one of 13 #kaiju in the post-apocalyptic noir novel #WanderingCityBlues by Jonny Lupsha FREE on Kindle Unlimited! Artwork by Steven Juliano https://tinyurl.com/Fogworld

03/23/2019
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We have 27 votes so far with one week left in the poll. What should jonny write next - more sci-fi (Fogworld 3) or Japanese zombie horror (Dead Passage)? If you haven’t voted, vote now! Currently, Dead Passage leads by seven votes. 😱

HELP!!! Which book should jonny write next? (Eventually, both will be written; we promise)

Fogworld 3 - Following ‘Wandering City Blues’ and the Fog World War epic ‘City Limits,’ we learn the mystery of the two missing (or dead?) kaiju.

Dead Passage - Japanese-set zombie novel. Night of the Living Dead + The Great Escape. Survivors converge/reinforce house, dig tunnels to reach other houses/supplies/escape? First chapter in comment.

Vote, share, rally. Poll ends 3/31.

03/12/2019
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Have you voted in our poll yet to decide which book jonny should write next? It’s neck and neck right now. Read the synopses below and cast your vote!

HELP!!! Which book should jonny write next? (Eventually, both will be written; we promise)

Fogworld 3 - Following ‘Wandering City Blues’ and the Fog World War epic ‘City Limits,’ we learn the mystery of the two missing (or dead?) kaiju.

Dead Passage - Japanese-set zombie novel. Night of the Living Dead + The Great Escape. Survivors converge/reinforce house, dig tunnels to reach other houses/supplies/escape? First chapter in comment.

Vote, share, rally. Poll ends 3/31.

Our very good friend, north Virginia entrepreneur Kevin Bednarz, is working on some character posters for our upcoming n...
03/04/2019

Our very good friend, north Virginia entrepreneur Kevin Bednarz, is working on some character posters for our upcoming novel City Limits. Check out his incredible first take on our Irish bare-knuckle boxer, Mikey Farrell. Be sure to catch us and Kevin at All Star Comic Con in June and go support him by spending cash at The Ashburn Pub and Comic Logic Books & Artwork why don’tcha! More posters on the way!

03/02/2019

HELP!!! Which book should jonny write next? (Eventually, both will be written; we promise)

Fogworld 3 - Following ‘Wandering City Blues’ and the Fog World War epic ‘City Limits,’ we learn the mystery of the two missing (or dead?) kaiju.

Dead Passage - Japanese-set zombie novel. Night of the Living Dead + The Great Escape. Survivors converge/reinforce house, dig tunnels to reach other houses/supplies/escape? First chapter in comment.

Vote, share, rally. Poll ends 3/31.

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