Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Being on the "preliminary ballot" is one step short of being a "nominee" but I'm still honored and grateful and, hey, maybe this will nudge you to click here if you haven't checked it out yet. Juan's excellent art all on its own is worth the price of admission. I have a bit of a track record of getting close to awards but not quite winning (Edgar, Anthony) so maybe this time will be different. But if not, it's still nice to get a hat tip for some work I'm proud of.
Check out all the names here.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Got me some hardcovers in the mail and had to snap a pic. Okay, the photo does NOT do it justice. This really is a handsomely produced book, and I'd like to thank the folks at Titan for an excellent creator-owned experience. Tell your local purveyor of comics and books to order you a copy, or click right HERE.
What folks have said:
"Pure visceral fun!" - Ain't It Cool News
"The script by X-Men writer Victor Gischler offers a lot of laughs and
some well-played action of the Grindhouse school." - Kabooooom
"A steamy world of sex, danger, and intrigue!" - BLOODY DISGUSTING
"Whedonverse goes to the Grindhouse theater." - FANGIRL NATION
"I found myself going back over the truly great artwork, and laughing
at some of Sally’s better one-liners." - Comics Spectrum
"Over the top, fun and enough graphic gratification to keep you on the
edge of the seat." - COMICS FOR SINNERS
"Tazio Bettin's scenery makes Waterworld look laughable." - UNLEASH THE FANBOY
"Profanity, nudity, zombies, and violence with blood and guts. It’s
great!" - COMIC CRUSADERS
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
So. 2014. There were times I really felt like the year was dragging along. But now that we're at the end, I sort of wonder where the year went. I have lots to write. So many deadlines.
But I honestly can't say I have any special insight about wrapping up another year. I did accidentally say New Year's Revolution to my wife instead of Resolution, and I sort of liked the way it sounded.
2015: New Year's Revolution!
And ... well ... no, I actually don't really know what that means, not exactly. Just that there are a few things I'd like to do differently. For one thing, I am HUGELY grateful for any and all work-for-hire comic book gigs that come my way. Making a living as a writer can be tough, and it's not something I take for granted. Having said that, I think I would like to shift my focus slightly to more creator-owned things. Sally of the Wasteland wrapped recently, and I miss scripting characters of my own invention. I love working with artists to create something new.
I'm also keen to be more proactive about getting my books and comics to film, and I'm actually working with some people now to make that happen. More on that if/when it comes together.
So, yeah, more proactive .... but more selective too. I want to zero in on fewer projects but really put all of my best efforts into them.
For a while novels took a back seat while I cranked out the comics. I'm very glad to be back in the novel writing business, and I want to keep fanning those flames. Fantasy and science fiction are big in my life right now, but I haven't given up crime writing. Check it out here.
So ... nothing really so revolutionary after all. These are all things any number of writers might say, right?
And yet ...
I feel there is something hovering just on the edge of my perception, just hanging out there. The big WOW thing. I need to be vigilant. I need to be ready to grab in case the WOW thing comes within reach.
Maybe. Who knows?
Friday, December 19, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
I don't really do "reviews" on this blog, but I do occasionally make mention of somethign if it catches my eye, and that's the case here with Suffrajitsu.
Tony Wolf has hit on something interesting here. There might be another comic out there that takes on the suffragette movement in 1914, but if so I don't know anything about it. These women are not prim and proper. They are kick ass.
Joao Vieira's art seems a perfect match for the subject matter. It really has that old-timey vibe that takes a reader straight back to 1914.
Jet City is a relative newcomer to the comics industry, but with the might of Amazon.com behind them, I've been curious to see what they can do, and Suffrajitsu is a good introduction to the publisher. Wolf especially does a good job leaving us with an intriguing cliffhanger that spurs us to get issue #2. I'll be keeping an eye on Jet City and this title.