The Comic Team Behind “The 9 Circles” at Tampa Bay Comic Con

Panel “It’s a Book! It’s a Script! It’s a Comic!” presented by Jaimie Engle, KoolasHeck, and Keith Rommel, Blood Moon Comics, LLC

Tampa, FL, July 29th – July 31st – The Tampa Bay Comic Con welcomes many artists, celebrities, creators, and fans including the creative team behind “The 9 Circles” written by Jaimie Engle with art by KoolasHeck, and published through Keith Rommel’s Blood Moon Comics, LLC. In addition to having a booth space where fans can buy comics, meet the team, and even take a photograph with a six foot cardboard cutout of the main character, Simeon, the three will be on a panel titled “It’s a book! It’s a script! It’s a comic!” to discuss the collaborative process of writing in books, film, and comic mediums. The convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Convention Center from July 29, 11am-10pm, July 30 from 9am-10pm, and ends on July 31 from 9am-5pm at 333 S. Franklin Street in Tampa, Florida.

Engle recently presented on “How to Write Comics” at two Hillsborough County Libraries during their summer youth services program supported by the Friends of the Library.

“Comics continue to grow in popularity, and young writers are especially interested in learning to write in this specialized format,” shared Engle regarding her visits. “It’s different from writing novels or screenplays, which is so fun, offering a unique outlet for creativity.”

“The 9 Circles” comic was first adapted from a short story in Engle’s collection titled “The Toilet Papers” after she adapted it into a script for television first. The script won multiple prestigious film awards and caught the attention of Keith Rommel, who offered her a contract to write for Blood Moon Comics. Engle reached out to the artist known as KoolasHeck, who is a Sketchcard Illustrator for Upper Deck/Marvel Comics and an illustrator, writer, and executive producer on multiple comic series. The collaboration has proved to be a powerhouse combination and the team are now producing a one shot titled “Gaijin in Tokyo” with a projected December 2022 release date.

“Blood Moon Comics who has been featured in the Key Collector app as well as Comics Heating Up!” shared Rommel. “As Indy title of the year as well as monthly picks, we will be in attendance at the con accepting submissions in the horror, science fiction, and fantasy categories.”

Engle and KoolasHeck will be signing books, selling merch, and giving away swag as they interact with fans all weekend! Preorder your comic at or through your favorite Local Comic Shop! For more info, visit or to request images, email

BIO: Jaimie Engle is an award-winning writer. Her comic The 9 Circles is currently in development with multiple studios including AMC. The script is a quarterfinalist, semifinalist, and hit #6 on Coverfly’s coveted The Red List. She has spoken to tens of thousands of writers and fans at dozens of conventions. 

Keith Rommel: Owner/CEO/Award-Winning Writer Blood Moon Comics, Award-Winning Screenwriter The Cursed Man & The Lurking Man, and Award-Winning Novelist with Sunbury Press.

KOOLasHECK:  Sketchcard Illustrator for Upper Deck/Marvel Comics and an illustrator, writer, and executive producer on multiple comics.

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Jaimie Engle is an award-winning writer and speaker. She teaches at national conferences, state libraries, and local schools on the art of storytelling. Her awards include the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future (2014), Kirkus Editor’s Choice (2020), and the Publisher’s Weekly Booklife Prize in Fiction and Non-fiction (2020). In 2021, she began screenwriting with two feature films for a new television network in development with Brandon Clarke Films via Darin Chavez of Tricarico Chavez, LLP. Jaimie writes redemption stories in all genres and lives with her husband, son, and hound dog. Follow @theWRITEengle

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