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Links to various short stories I've written and illustrated are below. Longer works (graphic novels) are listed after that.

Wolf's Head

Wolf's Head Issue 1 Cover Thumbnail My latest comics, WOLF'S HEAD, is now available in print! In full colour! The series is in some book stores and comic shops. It's also available at Amazon as well as other online retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Chapters Indigo, and so on. On top of it, the series recently debuted on ComiXology as well as on Amazon's Kindle. Plus! There's now a dedicated mini-site for WOLF'S HEAD over at https://wolfs-head.vonallan.com/. That site has all kinds of additional information about the series, including previews, purchase links, reviews, and more!

A short synopsis: WOLF'S HEAD is the story of Lauren Greene. Lauren is a young woman who has quit her job as a police officer in Metro Detroit after becoming frustrated with growing police violence. She is slowly becoming more aware of the injustices around her; the divide between rich and poor, racism, lack of opportunity for many people, health and illness bankrupting and destroying people, and more. At the same time, and unbeknownst to Lauren, a secretive corporation has created an artificial intelligence (AI) designed for war. An AI that might actually change the world...but not for the better.

Struggling to find work in a tough economy and unsure of what to do with her life, Lauren suddenly has a new problem: her mom, Patty, has found and connected with the newly born AI. And, partially due to that connection, the AI has become empathic and humane, much to the frustration of the corporate executives and scientists who created it. After Patty helps the young AI escape under the cover of a huge research factory fire, she turns to her daughter for help keeping it safe.

Giddy with excitement, Patty doesn't recognize the danger she has put herself in...but Lauren does and she is terrified. Her fear is realized when the two women are confronted by corporate forces who want to stifle knowledge of the AI and keep it for themselves. As Lauren does her best to keep her mom safe, the tensions over the AI erupt between them, leaving Lauren on her own. 

Broke, down on her luck, and needing a job very badly, Lauren turns to her friends for help, all the while keeping her mom's discovery a secret.
And that's just the start!

Comic Book Short Stories

Note: the above three stories are also in the printed collection WIZARDS FOR HIRE - CHEAP! (ISBN: 978-0-9952772-1-2). The collection is available for purchase at your local comic book shop. You can also purchase it online at places like Amazon (here's a link) and Barnes & Noble (right here). Plus it's available on ComiXology and Amazon's Kindle, too.

The Two Magic-Users. Two magic-users find themselves deep in an unknown dungeon and get more than they bargained for when they discover a mysterious magic scroll.

I Was Afraid for My Life. A short story dealing with police violence.

The following four short stories were collected into an anthology titled STORIES! 2015 TO 2019 (ISBN: 978-0-9952772-0-5) that was released in late 2019. The anthology is available in print (for example, Amazon has it right here) as well as ComiXology and Amazon's Kindle e-reader.

When I Find You Again, It Will Be In Mountains. A bitter-sweet story dealing with LGBT themes.

Bushido Bob! A science fiction story, one really "ripped from the headlines," with a couple of fun twists at the end.

Bubbles! A short story loosely based on a real experience. Featuring kids and a whack of soap bubbles!

The Street. An older story, but recently (July 2019!) coloured for the first time. And one with a fun twist in it, too!

Graphic Novels

STARGAZER Volume 1 ISBN 978-09-781237-4-1. Volume 2 ISBN 978-0-9781237-2-7

the road to god knows... (update: now, sadly, out of print). ISBN 978-0-9781237-0-3. For those interested on the "how's and why's" of this decision, please visit my short essay On Getting Stronger.

Wolf's Head by Von Allan

Link to Von Allan's Wolf's Head comic book series

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