Now that June (2014) wraps itself up with a neat little bow, I’ve finally found a miniature window of opportunity to update this blog thing. Besides, it’s pissing down and humid here in Tokyo so I figure I need a distraction.
My own fault for lack of time, if not the weather — between working the day-job and trying to be a hopefully sufficient dad to Cocoa, I’ve been plodding away at a new comic book (titled Bullet Gal) which we’re publishing through IF? Commix from August.
I’ve just started #4 (see mock-up cover art here), but we’ll be launching the first two issues in Melbourne (Australia) on Sunday 17th August @ Classic Comics in the CBD. I’ll also be printing up copies of #3 for the day — since I’ll actually be there (and home) for the first time in three years.
The launch is the first IF? Commix jaunt Matt Kyme and I have put on, and we’ll be unveiling 5 local titles (actually 6-7 comics), ranging in price from $1 for a printed mini-comic to $15 (two graphic novels). The jewel in our ramshackle crown is the comic Matt and I do together — Tales to Admonish — and we’ll have #3 ready to roll for the gig.
Bullet Gal is my other baby — something I started working on after I finished TSMG in May.
It’s basically telling the back-story of Mitzi, a.k.a. Bullet Gal, who made appearances in Tales to Admonish #2 and my novel Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? (which I’m also currently converting into a comic book script — more news later). We’ve already got some great reviews of the first couple of issues thanks to Steven Alloway @ Fanboy Comics, Shawn Vogt @ Weird and Wonderful Reads, Paul Bowler @ Sci-Fi Jubilee, and John Kowalski @ Word of the Nerd.
Meanwhile my fourth novel Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth is out and about early, and already up on the various international forms of Amazon — see links to the right-hand side of the page @ Perfect Edge Books. Amazon USA in fact has a 31% discount on pre-orders, while at Amazon UK pre-order saves 25%. Looks like the Kindle will be available from the official release date (July 25th).
Which brings me to the second launch I’ll be doing in Melbourne in August.