Lots happening this week, and not just the upcoming cherry blossoms starting to bud round Tokyo, Cocoa wrapping up Grade 2 today, or the visit to this city of two of my best mates in the world.
First up, I just received the full cover art for my next novel Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth — big thanks to Perfect Edge Books and artists Nick, Kmye Chan and Sukapon-ta, as well as the early reviewers whose blurbs appear on the back cover or on the first two pages inside the novel — along with confirmation of the publication date (25th July, 2014) and the number of pages (342).
Secondly, this week I got stuck into the creation of a new graphic novel interpretation of my first novel Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat. Just confirmed yesterday? We’re going to test out the waters of a Kickstarter campaign to fund this project — so please check out the details HERE. The comic book adaptation, while touching upon similar territory as the novel — with key characters Floyd and Laurel — will also be a little different, and include material from my ulterior tomes.
Today $595 has been pledged already in 24 hours, thanks to 9 amazing people (cheers to Jeff, Jayden, Chris, Jamie, Andreas, Johan, Julie, Tim and esp. Natalie for their incredibly generous support and encouragement, regardless of whether or not this project is a success!). Amazing. Also thanks to people like Renee, Paul, Ollie, Matt, Shawn, Gabino, Steven, Solly and Ryan for spreading the message and words of encouragement. You all rock.
We have a Facebook page set up. If anyone is interested, fantastic; if not, that’s also cool. Always is!
Finally, check out this fantastic review of our Black/White comic book thanks to Paul Bowler @ Sci-Fi Jubilee. The story in there that I did — ‘Waiting for Sod All’ — is actually the intro to the TSMG graphic novel (shhh!).