Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The Gischler year in review ... and looking ahead to 2016
It was a busy year.
I published 3 novels this year, and it would have been 4 but the pub date was pushed back to January.
Thomas Dunne published my thriller STAY which has also been optioned for TV by CBS. Exciting yes, but one never knows what will happen with such things, so don't wait for the TV series. Buy the book!
47North published THE TATTOOED DUCHESS which is the second book in my fantasy trilogy A Fire Beneath the Skin. As an adolescent when I was first thinking how cool it would be to be a writer, fantasy was what I wanted to write. I'm grateful for the chance to bring that dream to reality, and I'm grateful to readers who seem to enjoy the books ... so far. The 3rd book hits in a few short weeks. Here is the nifty cover:
The most "Victor Gischler-ish" novel published this year was GESTAPO MARS. The brave people at Titan put this one out and came up with a swanky cover:
I never really expect to be included on "best of the year" lists, but it was nice to be included HERE and HERE.
And for my comic book work, it was nice to be mentioned HERE.
I've also finished my run as writer for season 10 of Dark Horse's Angel & Faith comic. At the time of writing this blog post, there are still a few issues to be released, but the scripting is all done. It was a hell of a ride, and I feel honored to have contributed a small part to Whedon's Buffyverse.
There's a lot more, but the above represent the 2015 highlights.
So .... 2016.
It's going to be another busy year. Another thriller for Thomas Dunne and the Gestapo Mars sequel for Titan. Also a few issues of THIS.
And yes, I have a fairly boring new year's resolution. Somehow I got tricked into running a 5k in April. (Long story.) A 5k is not a big deal, but I'm using it as an excuse to "train" meaning I'm trying to trim a few pounds off my fat ass. A fairly standard and not very interesting new year's resolution.
Which is why I'd rather talk about New Year's WISHES instead of New Year's resolutions. My wishes:
1. I'd like to be involved with a film project. Yes, I've had novels optioned, but I want to be hands on and involved. I've recently written a screenplay draft of my comic Sally of the Wasteland and I'm working with a fellow who does visual effects and we think since the book always had a grindhouse, B-movie vibe anyway, we could do it cheaply and still have a fun good-looking project. Anyone out there have an extra million bucks? We'll settle for 500,000.
2. I'd like to write more fantasy. I'd like to return to the world of A Fire Beneath the Skin, but I have other ideas set in other worlds too. Now we just need to sell a million copies to show the publisher this is a good idea. Uh ... you have yours, right? CLICK.
3. Creator-owned comics. I'm at various stages with a couple artists on some different projects. I'd love to find a good publishing home for each.
Okay ... so what about you guys? Any new year's wishes?