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ENDGAME SNAFFU

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 12, 2018, 8:13 AM
Okay so here's the deal.

This morning I was going through my physical inventory of my novels when I noticed that one of my TOHS: Endgame books was THINNER than the rest...

Confused I pulled it out and opened it up to find that the interior of the book contained the files from "Redemption" instead of what was supposed to be there.

REALLY confused I go to the Amazon listing to find that the print novel is also only 404 pages and has the wrong interior plugged in...

I have a feeling what happened is when I was getting the "TOHS: Trilogy" together and updating interior files with corrected work, I accidentally uploaded the wrong interior file.

So... this incorrect interior has been on the "shelves" for about a year now...

The reason I bring this up is that some of you may have bought that incorrect version of Endgame.

So... please check the author page just inside the cover if you own a print of Endgame and ensure it matches the cover.

If it doesn't please take a pic of the cover/author page and DM me with it so I can replace your book.

So sorry about this guys!  O_O

Needless to say I'm importing Endgame to KDP's Print and correcting the oversight!

  • Listening to: Someone mowing?
  • Reading: In the Beginning
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Destiny 2
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: TEA! LOL

Some Updates!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 19, 2018, 7:14 AM
So it's been a minute since I last updated my journal!  LOL!

Summer is flying by, and as usual things are not getting done at the rate I would like.  Things are getting done, mind you, but not nearly as quickly as I'd hoped.  And next week I've got to start planning for the school year to come.

However, things I have accomplished!
  • Promises Promises is now available for preorder and will come out on the 28th of July!
  • Threats Redux is now SIX pages from being done which means I MIGHT have that PDF before Christmas!
  • I have the Main Cover, credits, a quote, first chapter cover and the first page of said chapter done for The Devil's Own which begins in October.  The draft of page two is already completed, and I have a pretty good idea where I want to go with the opening chapter.
  • I overhauled the look of Darwin Comics to get a more unified look for it.  It includes updated graphics for DO!
So as you can see my summer hasn't been at all idle... because this is just the CREATIVE Side of it all... my home projects have been numerous as well!

Thanks for everyone who supports me here!  I can't tell you how much it means to have a steady following!  Have a great rest of your July!

  • Listening to: Someone mowing?
  • Reading: In the Beginning
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Destiny 2
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: TEA! LOL

Update on Summer Plans

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 26, 2018, 4:57 PM
So As many of you know I teach for a living... so that means I'm on my summer vacation right now.  So during the school year it is difficult at best to keep up with everything I do creatively. 

Things get pushed off for my breaks, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Summer vacation.

Things like: 
- Threats redux for Gemutations: Plague
- Creating downloadable PDF's for comic arcs
- Edit/revise/publish novels (Promises, Promises)
- Get a buffer built (what's that??) O_o

So that is part of the queue I'm slowly working through in an effort to get ahead before school starts again in August.

Keep an eye here or at Darwin Comics for updates on what's upcoming!

  • Listening to: Heathens 21 Pilots
  • Reading: A Wrinkle in Time Quintilogy
  • Watching: Westworld
  • Playing: Destiny 2
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: TEA! LOL

Fell a Bit Behind!

Journal Entry: Thu May 31, 2018, 6:26 PM
Good evening all...

You'll notice I've been posting a pile up of overdue comic page notices.... sorry about that... things have been weirdly hectic over the past few weeks.

I'm hoping the Summer schedule will help me level out... because it always seems I forget to post in one place or another.  Whether my Patreon , the main sites or here... something seems to fall through.  That's a problem with being spread out over the internet sometimes!

Upcoming Events
  • The Only Half Saga will be concluding it's current story arc (Of Dhampirs and Warlocks)!  The title will go on hiatus until October so I can begin building a buffer for the new arc The Devil's Own!  I could use some guest art, guest comics, or even a prose fanfiction if you're willing to tide over things until the new arc starts!  Email or PM if you'd like to contribute!
  • Promises, Promises - a short story/novella collection about the Brothers Martin POST Gemutations: Plague!  I'm hoping to have this out by July!
  • Gumroad store offerings expanding!  Here I'm hoping that I can get a few more PDF's put together to throw up on my Gumroad Store... that includes the first arc of Plague (Ultimately meaning I'm going to try to finish that redux of chpt 1!), and at least one more arc of TOHS (Endgame!)

Stay tuned for more on all of the above~!  Esp give me a shout if you're willing to help with the TOHS hiatus!  That is looming on the horizon after the 8th!



  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: TOHS Omnibus
  • Watching: Westworld
  • Playing: Destiny 2
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: TEA! LOL

Michael: The Cause AUTOGRAPHED Prints!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 19, 2018, 6:07 PM
That's right!  My shipment has come in!  So if you're interested in getting yourself a signed copy of the book to complete your collection please contact me via private message so we can work out cost and shipping!  :)

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Michael: The Cause is LIVE! This YA Novel (in the Gemutations Universe) follows Michael, as his sharkmue genetics to kick in just before his freshman year! Kindle Ebook and PRINT!

"What would it be like to be a mutant in an all human high school? 
Michael is about to find out as his sharkmue genetics begin to show just before his freshman year!
Some want to make him the face of the gemue equality movement, while others want to run him completely out of high school. 
All Michael wants is to survive his freshman year."
 Print copies are $10.99 and Kindle Ebooks are $3.99!  The book is enrolled in Matchbook so if you buy the print copy you can get the Ebook for only $1.99!!

Additionally I have an order of 20 copies of the book coming to the house for anyone who would like to have a SIGNED print copy!

Please DM me if you're interested in this option and we'll hash out cost plus shipping!



  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: TOHS Omnibus
  • Watching: Westworld
  • Playing: Destiny 2
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: TEA! LOL

Some News Updates!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 4, 2018, 7:56 AM
Changing skin, because... LOL...

The Only Half Saga



Just wanted to give a heads up and put out a request to my long time readers of The Only Half Saga.  Currently the title is starting into its final chapter for the current arc. 

So I'm tentatively going to say that Of Dhampirs and Warlocks will be finished by the time summer rolls around.

After that, it will be going on Hiatus until about October.  That is a long time between updates.  So my all call is a request to get Guest Art to fill in the gaps for the approximately nine weeks (possibly more) that the title will be on break awaiting it's new story arc the Devil's Own.

If you're a fan and would like to help me with some guest art, I would be most grateful!  I don't have a deadline in place because, well, I have a long way to go before I should need them. 
So if you have an idea of some fan art, a fan comic, a fanfic... I will be more than happy to accept them.  :)

Contact me in the notes, on this journal's comments, or via email!

Thanks guys!

Michael Update



Michael's novel is currently with my Beta reader getting a once over to be sure it reads well and I haven't been too blind to my own mistakes!

It looks like we're on track however to have the book release some time in mid-April!  Be on the look out for more news as we get closer to the date!

  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: TOHS: Genesis
  • Watching: The Gifted
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: TEA! LOL

Novels for 2018 Status

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 13, 2018, 7:55 AM
Good morning!

I wanted to jump on here and give my followers an update on my Novel Creation Status.

Michael
Okay so after several delays over the past eight months, I'm finally sitting down to put the final chapter together.  SO  I am tentatively looking to have this revised, edited, and ready to go for an APRIL release.  Please keep an eye on my Twitter Feed and this journal for updates on that!  I still have quite a bit of work to do with it, but I hope that I will be able to make it work for this new release date!  :) 

It's going to be of decent length (About 300 pages) for a Teen rated story!

Brothers Martin: Promises, Promises
Good gracious I started this one a long time ago, and I'm also JUST putting the final touches on the final chapter!  This one is going to be a short on MAYBE 175 pages for the main story, but I'm going to be looking through my files to see if I maybe have a short story or three I can add to the offering to make it a bit longer (Bonus stories).

I am looking to publish this one over the summer!  Be on the lookout! :)

TOHS: Of Dhampirs and Warlocks
While the most tentative of all, I am hoping to have Of Dhampirs revised and edited for a late October release for the public!

Of dhampirs is currently the story arc on the TOHS Webcomic, but I've only taken a small portion of Garrett's saga and put it into the comic!  Of Dhampirs will delve much deeper into Garrett's past!

Other Published Novels!
As you may or may not be aware, I already have 11 published novels that you can find on my Amazon Page.  If you like what you see and are looking for a signed copy, please feel free to contact me and we can arrange a shipment of signed novels for your perusal! :)

My current list is:

The Only Half Saga (Vampires and Dhampirs)
Genesis - How the vampires and dhampirs came to be in my universe (Collection of three novellas)
Before the Fall - Cabal's early life and how he survived the nuclear accident.
Redemption - How Cabal meets the first love of his life.
Endgame - Finally Cabal catches up with Renate for revenge!
Tales from the Dead Zone 1&2 - Collections of world-building shorts in the TOHS universe!

Gemutations (Mutants)
Mercenaries and Angels -  Tigershark chases a "corporate saboteur" only to find he's being lied to.
Plague - Angelina and David work to stop a deadly mutagenic plague from killing or maiming the human race.

Brothers Martin (Cyborgs)
In the Beginning - Prequel about how Tom and Steve ended up cybernetic guinea pigs.
Forgotten Ties - Tom's secret threatens to be exposed when his patient is put through the same kinds of processes.
Starting Over -  Steve, forced to move overseas, finds an opportunity to start over, but will Revenge let him?

Check em out.. full synopsis are on the Amazon Page!  Hope you find something of interest!!

That is all...
And thanks for reading

~Tigershark06


  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: TOHS: Genesis
  • Watching: The Gifted
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: TEA! LOL

Plague is a Wrap and Michael's Roll Out!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 18, 2017, 9:48 PM
Good evening!

Several bits of news!

As you may have noticed Gemutations: Plague has wrapped up its story!  After eleven and a half years, I have brought the story to a successful conclusion!  If you haven't caught up on it I highly recommend you swing back through the site!

I will be posting updates of "First Christmas" there.  It is a prose entry that helps bridge the gap between the current story and my next Gemutations-related comic Michael!  It will be running as many days as it takes to tell the story, but hopefully will wrap up before xmas!

Michael

My next comic endeavor will be Michael- a teen webcomic (10+ for some mild language) set in the Gemutations universe.  The story takes place approximately 16 years after the events of First Christmas

Synopsis:
What would it be like to be a genetically mutated human (gemue) in an all human high school?

Michael is about to find out as his sharkmue genetics begin to show.  Some want to run him out of the school, others want to put him on a pedestal for a cause.  All Michael wants to do is survive his freshman year.

Please stop by the site, take a look around, kick the tires and take it for a spin!  I fyou like what you see please set your RSS button to follow the title and keep up with the updates as they arrive! 

Official kick off is January 1st!

  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: TOHS: Genesis
  • Watching: The Gifted
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Water

Short Term Change in Producton!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 20, 2017, 9:32 PM
Sooo...

I sat down this evening and did something I normally never do... Thumbnailed.

I rather had to considering I need to know if Plague will end before the new year starts.  Turns out at the rate I'm going now, it won't.  O_o

As planned, I have five more pages to do PAST December 4th.  At a page a week that's going to put me Mid-January before I'm done.  Which of course messes with my plans to get Michael on Line by January 1st.  It also mucks with the idea of posting "First Christmas" in the days leading up to Christmas.

So... (this is still in flux mind you)

I am toying with the notion of putting TOHS on hiatus until I can get the next five Plague pages knocked out.  This will allow me to bump up Plague's schedule to twice a week - which would put the wrap up neatly within the middle of December.  That in turn will allow me to format and post "First Christmas" as a series of short prose passages to tie the end of Plague in with the beginning of Michael.

With luck I can get these pages knocked out this week/weekend and then I can rearrange the schedule to post those pages 2x per week.

As for TOHS, Pages are going to post through the 30th of November with the buffer I currently have.  If things go the way I hope, I should be able to jump back into TOHS production by next Mondayish and NOT break the cycle.  

If wishes were horses we all could ride right?  Well here's hoping!  Wish me luck y'all!  And thanks for your support!

  • Listening to: The Gifted
  • Reading: A Swiftly Tilting Planet
  • Watching: The Gifted
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

Think Indie for Xmas!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 15, 2017, 8:03 PM
With Thanksgiving knocking on our door, many of us are looking for quality gifts for Christmas.

I'll ask that you consider giving the gift of reading!  For as little as $3.99 you can get your family members and friends an E-Book download from an Independent Author such as myself!  Stop by my Amazon Page for a looksee at my offerings!

If you prefer the feel of paper between your fingers and the smell of a good book, print versions are available as well!

Would you like a signed copy of the novel of your choice?  I have a full inventory of my books in stock right now!  I take paypal and can arrange to sign and send the books of your choice to your location!  Tell me what you want and I will quote you a price for the book and shipping to your location!  Contact me via PM if you are interested in this!

Also if you have an author friend you'd like to recommend please leave a comment and a link to their book(s) and I'll happily cross promote them!  :)

  • Listening to: The Gifted
  • Reading: A Swiftly Tilting Planet
  • Watching: The Gifted
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

A Pitch for Patrons

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 5, 2017, 5:25 PM
If you're a fan of the comics I make - the stories I write - Please consider contributing to my Patreonhelp me with my hosting/production costs!

I have tiers ranging from $1 up to $25 and rewards that range from sneak peeks at concept work to finished comic pages ahead of posting on the main sites!  From Digital Downloads to Kindle E-Books!

I've recently had an attrition in my Patrons and could use a bit of a boost!

Thank you for your consideration and I hope you will consider helping support my efforts!

  • Listening to: The dog chewing a bone
  • Reading: A Wind Through the Door ~ M. L'Engle
  • Watching: Nothing!
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

Comics Resume 11/02/17!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 31, 2017, 8:59 PM
That's right Darwin Comics is roaring back into updates this coming Thursday!

TOHS will be leading off the returning updates!  Cabal and Sagira resume their father daughter chat with some interesting revelations about a certain bauble Cabal's carried with him constantly (if secretly) since just after his mom died.

The following Monday (Nov 6th) Making it Official resumes updates!  What do you do when you run a lady down - especially when she's revealed something best kept hidden?

For Plague at least, this should be the last interruption in the update schedule until the comic concludes!

Thanks for your understanding during this break!  Be looking for the teasers right here on my DA account!   They'll have links to the main site for the larger, worded pages!  :)

Enjoy~

  • Listening to: The dog chewing a bone
  • Reading: A Wind Through the Door ~ M. L'Engle
  • Watching: Nothing!
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

Mid-HIatus Report

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 14, 2017, 7:36 AM
So here we are about halfway through October and my hiatus. 

Some good news, the first week of comics for when I resume are done and queued, and the second week after is drafted (and I hope to have them done by this weekend)

One of the major reasons for my scheduled October hiatus has already been taken care of which means I will have weekends free for a bit to work on some more pages.  (Sweet)

So my hope is to have the month of November covered by the time the comics resume on November 2nd!  High hopes to be sure, but even three weeks knocked out would be great!

Thought you guys would be interested!  If you haven't stopped by the titles, they're both featuring concept work from comic projects that are upcoming in both Gemutations: Plague (Michael concepts) and The Only Half Saga (The Devil's Own). 

I'm hoping to roll out Michael in January 2018 if at all possible.  Whereas DO will be trotted out sometime after Of Dhampirs is completed (which will also mean a hiatus for the title so I can get the site prepared for the new story)

I MIGHT even preview a site upgrade for TOHS if I feel froggy enough!  :)

Thanks for all your support during this hiatus!  I know it's not fun to continue looking at my art from last month, but as soon as the titles kick back off I will be rolling out art again!

Stay tuned!

  • Listening to: Doves singing
  • Reading: Michael: The Cause
  • Watching: Nothing!
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

OCT Hiatus Fanart Deadline extended!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:42 PM
After some consideration, I've decided to extend the Deadline for the Fan art submissions to September 30th!

If you've been stressing the date, I'm offering a bit of breathing room (I know a few of you are considering doing some art for me!)

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A  gentle reminder that I will be accepting new fan art up until September 22nd!  Please consider contributing something to fill the weeks between October 1st and October 31st? 

You will get full credit for your contribution including a link back to your website of choice to show of your SKILZ!

October is a tough month for me, between grades for the first quarter and my weekends being spoken for that entire month, art production will be at a minimum.

If you're willing to hook a sista up, please answer this thread, PM me, or email me at tgrshrk06@hughes.net I would like any participants to have art for me by September 22nd.

You will be featured prominently each week (as the art comes in) with links back to your comic/DA/site of your choice! All received fan art will be moved into the gallery folder following my hiatus' end with links and credits!

I will love you forever! Thank you so much!

  • Listening to: Doves singing
  • Reading: Michael: The Cause
  • Watching: Nothing!
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

Last Chance to Read/Review Michael!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 29, 2017, 7:55 AM
So chapter fourteen is posted for Michael

As I mentioned early on, the last day for posting was going to be July 31st.  This means the last few chapters will only be available for those who purchase the novel when it is released (still shooting for October).

I have decided to leave the story up until August 7th for any last minute feedback.  Please take a look at it, you can leave a review directly on the site (anony reviews are accepted), PM me here, or email me.

You can start from the beginning if you like!

  • Listening to: Doves singing
  • Reading: Michael: The Cause
  • Watching: Nothing!
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

TOHS Trilogy!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 17, 2017, 3:18 PM
TOHS Trilogy (Omnibus) is LIVE!  If you preordered, you should have gotten your download already!  All others you can get a direct download of this EXCLUSIVE Kindle version of the trilogy for a mere $10.99!!


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Preorders are now available for the TOHS Trilogy (omnibus)

This exclusive Kindle Download is a compilation of all three of the TOHS books currently published (Before the Fall, Redemption, and Endgame!) and will sell for $10.99 (Still over $2 in savings on buying even the Kindle Versions seperately!)

This version has never before read extras such as the genesis of the story itself, new story covers, and an 1,100 + year timeline of major events in the Only Half Universe!

If you've not picked up the previous version of the story, please consider picking this one up! 

Kindle will deliver the book to your favorite device or app on July 28th!!

  • Listening to: Doves singing
  • Reading: Michael: The Cause
  • Watching: Nothing!
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

Livestream?(OFF!)

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 23, 2017, 4:43 PM
And done!  Thanks for those that came!  I hope you enjoyed! We'll have to do it again!

Streaming now!  Join me!

Slight change in time!  Something came up, so I will be postponing until 9:30AM PDT.  Hope you can still make it!!

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OMG it has been FOREVER hasn't it?

Yes, yes it has.  But, I have the time, the inclination, and the uber fast internet at my mom's house to really make it happen!

Planned page is for Plague (MIO 3 to be precise)  so you'll get to see some behind the scenes stuff that won't be seen until July.

Planned date/time:  Tomorrow June 24th @ 8AM

Streaming on: picarto.tv/DarwinComics

I do hope you'll join me!

  • Listening to: Doves singing
  • Reading: Michael: The Cause
  • Watching: Nothing!
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

Looking for Feedback and Critique!

Journal Entry: Sat May 6, 2017, 10:37 AM
Michael: The Cause  is now posted to the 8th chapter!  While my readership numbers are good, the essential feedback piece seems to be missing.  The only real feedback I'm getting currently is from a private source, and I would really like more than one set of eyes/tastes taking a peek to see if I'm hitting the YA mark or missing it by a mile.
If you have time would you please stop by Michael: The Cause  and take a look? 

Feedback, critiques, and gut checks all greatly appreciated! 

Limited run!  Now through July 31st!

  • Listening to: Doves singing
  • Reading: Michael: The Cause
  • Watching: Nothing!
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea

TOHS: Genesis Preorders Available!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 2, 2017, 2:03 PM
I just received my physical books in the mail and they look AMAZING !  Holy crap!  The cover is Matte... which wasn't my intention, but.... I think it makes the art stand out better?  O_O 

So I have PHYSICAL BOOKS FOR SALE.  They are going to be $14 plus S&H and of course they come with an autograph.
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My experience with the KDP print has been overall a very pleasant and positive experience!  As a recommendation, however, unlike Createspace, KDP print DOESN'T have an author discount for those who want a physical inventory to sell themselves - they are supposed to be adding this feature soon.  Which I found out AFTER I ordered (I was NOT thinking!).  So I ended up paying full price for eleven books plus shipping for the volumes.

RECOMMENDED:  If you want a physical inventory just after you make the print live, lower the price to the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM, order your books, and then put the price back where you want it.

I'm hating the idea that I have to sell this first batch for nearly two dollars more than the list price on Amazon... but it can't be helped, I can't take this one in the shorts.  LOL!

If you'd like a physical copy please contact me through PM and we'll make arrangements!  :)


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UPDATE!: Genesis is now live on both Ebook and Print Offerings!  WOOOO!

Kindle: www.amazon.com/dp/B06XZ6N2QR
and Print: www.amazon.com/Genesis-Only-Ha…

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That's right!  Genesis is now available for Kindle preorders!  The book will go live on April 15 in both ebook and print formats! 

Genesis-Cover-Compositedm by Tigershark06

Like my other offerings, the book will be part of the Lending Library, Free to Prime members, and will be part of the Matchbook program (IE if you buy a print copy you get the Kindle Version for a mere $0.99!)

Vampires were well on their way to following the dodo to extinction. Unable to procreate and slow to replace their numbers through turnings, they were already in dire straights. Organizations such as Victor Sierra hunted supernatural entities with extreme prejudice - reducing vampire numbers yet further with blood and violence. Huddling together for better protection only made the general populations aware of their depredations and brought on a concerted effort to eradicate them once and for all.

This collection of three novellas explores the near destruction of the vampire race and what happens with the survivors.

End of an Era: Meirakat is an Empusai warrior. He and his fellows fought in the Trojan Wars and the Roman Legions, following civilization across the world until settling in the Americas. Their race has been on the decline for centuries. For the humans it isn't fast enough.

Seeds of Truth: Lorelei was born in the vampire resurgence, and has grown up through the steadily more stringent caste system that developed since vampiresella. She plans to strike down the more unjust laws when her father gives her the power to do so. Events occur that will throw out her carefully laid plans... and rock the vampire world.

White Out: Qaanaaq, Greenland has been suffering a series of murders. The residents believe the serial killer came in on the last boatload of desalinization plant workers, and paranoia and frontier justice take hold of the normally peaceful town. Brenda, one long time resident, comes to find out they have well more to worry about than a simple murderer.


  • Listening to: Pompeii
  • Reading: Michael: The Cause
  • Watching: Nothing!
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: tea