So if you read here often you'll maybe remember in the spring i postponed work on Dream Life a bit to do something exciting that had come up. Over Due to follow that up. I did a short story with Mark Sable [GROUNDED, FEARLESS, HAZED] that rifted of of Tori Amos's song Upside Down, for her latest project - a huge 12" x 12" 480-page comic anthology titled COMIC BOOK TATTOO.
Here's a picture of the Hardcover Edition taken by our Editor extraordinaire, Rantz Hoseley. Some shots of the inside on the other side of this link. The cover art is by Jason Levesque of stuntkid.com.
Soon I'll be able to show you some of my own work, and Mark and i are sloted to do some interviews soon too. Stay tuned!
quote: theglobeandmail Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs, dirty words and the demise of humanity, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday. He was 71.
Remember my dad or someone going on about how cool this dude was, first time i became aware of him when i was a toddler. I loved listening to him and Cheech and Chong, trying to inmate them, though it was a long time till i was allowed to hear the most infamous of his routines.
Always thought he was insanely funny even before i had a clue about how 'blue' he was.
well done you cranky old dude.
Laughs are cathardic, and i had other reasons to need cheering, a good Carlin Jag can be had surfin' youtube.
This is an event Cass co-organized for the The Infringement Festival this year. I documented it for her and the following is a short overview of the event.
The Automaton Tea Module PRESENTS: Poetic Tea & Jam. Featuring poets: Cassandra Witteman, Izzy Insane, Virgil Addison, and James IrwinAuthentic Automatic Tea Ceremony followed the performance with hot tea and treats for all and a musical jam late into the night.
Damn it's Damn sweaty. I tell you, I have a beautiful lady with me and we can even stand to touch each other in this - that's just wrong.
Ok, think about something else.
So big news! A little while ago the first quarter update for the IDW edition came in the mail, and I'm very pleased to say we had a very respectable first go at the plate - with book and direct markets combined; the book market pulling over twice the numbers; Therefore Repent! has moved 3216 copies! Add to that NMK's 1000 so far, and you get 4216 post-apocalyptic graphic novels, ha ha ha!
Cool. As I have been reminded, the book market orders can boomerang on you, but in a lot of the shops that had it that I've been in, it seems to be moving pretty good so I'm optimistic about that.
Also was talking to a Literary agent recently when I mentioned this, and he thought there was a good chance 4000 was an ideal middle number - not so many that sending them back in most store's cases would be worth it - a lot of single units left over not worth the hassle - and still big enough to result in us getting a decent first royalty check.
At any rate they hold back half our checks right now in case they do come back, and even with that I'm pretty pleased.
So, hey, if you have been thinking about getting it, well I'd sure love to see those numbers stay hi so don't hesitate on our behalf ;)