Born the day after Jack Kirby’s 96th b’day TALES TO ADMONISH pushes the boundaries of silver age comics, pulp, horror & detective noir—with a surreal bent.
Made in Australia & Japan via bods harking from Melbourne. Words by me and pictures by Matt Kyme (That Bulletproof Kid).
And we just got a glowing review from the cool cats @ NerdSpan.
Sadly I didn’t get my private Lear jet dusted down in time to make the journey from Tokyo to Melbs. Dust in the engine, I swear.
Otherwise, I’ve had my head buried in novel #4 over the past month.
With an acting title of Planet Goth, I’ve been keeping a “diary” of sorts via the book’s Facebook page (here) which very basically outlines the music/imagery/technology and other influences shaping a novel that’s currently all over the shop. I’m not sure yet which direction this will take, even at the 45,000-word mark.
It’s based on a manuscript I first hacked together in 1990 (and rebooted in 1992), set in Melbourne from 1986-92. This is likely to change, aside from the starting year. This one even has a catch-phrase: “The only real monsters are people.”
Meanwhile, Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? seems to be doing well, though I haven’t yet received back any sales figures to be sure. Fingers well and truly crossed. The over all critical feedback has been pretty darned mind-blowing — for starters check out this rundown.
Recently we also got a sensational review from Ani Johnson @ The Book Bag, very cool ones thanks to Greg Burgas @ Comic Book Resources and Bane of Kings @ The Founding Fields, and this nice critique by Wired’s GeekMom Corinna Lawson @ Criminal Element.
BTW, did I post anywhere here about my final September posting at ThunderDome magazine? This one was The Dodgiest Hero in Comic Books.
Silliness all round, and I’m sure entirely debatable.