I think I had Louis Prima’s 1936 classic ‘Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)‘ in mind when I started putting together this update, so apologies for the inane header (above). Anyway, to work — I want to go have brekky.

First up, The Condimental Op has been copy-edited, laid-out, and now has a cover — and will be published through Perfect Edge Books on 22 July.

Tobacco-Stained Sky_COVER

Meanwhile Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? is in for copy-editing (thanks, Dominic!) and will be laid-out with artwork — something like 35 pieces — thereafter. I’m thinking this baby should be published by about September/October.

Anyone bothering to read this self-important, completely hack diatribe happen to remember something I was soap-boxing about last year called THE TOBACCO-STAINED SKY?

A mixed-media look at post-apocalyptic noir, featuring writers and sequential artists, to be released through Another Sky Press?

Well, grab a tight hold of your felt fedoras.

Now — finally — we’re back to this project… with fantastic help from very cool fellow Aussie Guy Salvidge (the author of Yellowcake Springs), who’s kindly hopped aboard as co-editor, all guns blazing.

Thank YOU, mate!

So what’s the score?

The Tobacco-Stained Sky is a noir/apocalyptic anthology based around the near-future dystopia of last-city-in-the-world-Melbourne, previously explored in Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat (and seen briefly in One Hundred Years of Vicissitude). If you want to catch up on TSMG, go direct to the publisher (Another Sky Press) where you can get the paperback for just $4.74… or the digital version FREE.


The spin-off anthology will feature short stories and comic book art by Josh Stallings, Paul D. Brazill, Nigel Bird, Liam José, Julie Morrigan, Michael Grills, Gerard Brennan, Gordon Highland, Chad Eagleton, Guy Salvidge, Chris Rhatigan, Chad Rohrbacher, Tony Pacitti, Jay Slayton-Joslin, Drezz Rodriguez, Devin Wine, Kristopher Young, Harvey Finch, Marcos Vergara, Matheus Lopes, me, and others.

All going well… and with this mad talent involved… it’ll be published by the end of summer 2013.

While there’s more info HERE, it may be worthwhile joining the Facebook page for more regular updates.

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