Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Something vaguely familiar about the character, but I can't quite put my finger on it.
Timothy Callahan posted a link to the Sequart website's discussion on the role of reviewers, sparked by the earlier post here:
In related news, I had a long conversation with Josh Flanagan from the iFanboy podcast, in which we covered a broad range of subject related to the industry, and, of course, my own books. Should be up Sunday, I think.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thanks to old friend and voracious reader Chris Miller for passing it along.
Which actually reminds me of something. I've known Chris for about fifteen years, I suppose. We were both members of the Legends APA, which I joined while in college. Not long after finishing the first HAWAIIAN DICK book, I was talking to Chris at a Chicago area cookout during Wizard World, and he gave me his thoughts on the book. He enjoyed it, but noted that Byrd "didn't really do a whole lot." He just sort of fell into things as he went along.
Of course, that's kind of the essence of Byrd.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Father's Day was Sunday. First one alone for my father, and I couldn't connect with him, leaving a message on his cellphone. That's not a completely bad thing, though, since it means he's keeping busy, living down at the lake now.
My wife got me my first iPod for my birthday in March, and it's a dandy. For Father's Day, the family gifted me a nifty Logitech speaker system for use with said iPod. Music is essential, you know.
Uploaded the Bluejacket pages for Boom!'s anthology, and we're quite happy with the first foray into that world. Seth, Chris and I are all pretty devoted to the concept. Hopefully we can make it work. Nice little write-up on CBR:
Friday, June 13, 2008
Here's a very brief summary of the concept, which I did for a CBR piece to run soon. Make sure you do the clicky-clicky on the links, for more info on the characters:
Bluejacket is a guy who used his fists and the help of some specialized experts (his "Men of Adventure") to battle crime back in the thirties. At some point, he ran into something that turned him blue and seemed to have extended his life well beyond normal (a story yet to be told). His longevity led to the establishment of a Bluejacket "brand," and an operation that was once designed simply to support his fight against evil has blossomed over the decades into a huge corporation, which provides support, but also exists to turn a profit on the Bluejacket name. Bluejacket merchandise (toys, cereal, clothes), Bluejacket-related media (books, comics, movies, cartoons), Bluejacket theme parks...all of these are overseen by Bluejacket, Inc., and their current CEO, former Bluejacket kid sidekick Rusty Haynes. (The first Bluejacket series will examine what happens when business intrudes on adventure)
In recent years, Bluejacket has found himself spending more time on the business end than he'd originally intended, and he's working to get back out in the field with his Men of Adventure. Over the course of seven decades, a lot guys have worn the "Men of Adventure" tag, but his current crew is perhaps the sharpest ever, and includes the very first female Man of Adventure, in Dr. Nicole Shaw.
Bluejacket's Men of Adventure include pilot Ray Wilson, weapons expert Carson Hunt, researcher Simon Van de Kamp (grandson of former Bluejacket ally Merlin Van de Kamp), mythology expert Sardur Sandhu, and grifter/con man Jimmy Cotton. Their vehicle of choice is the world famous Aeronautical.
Here's a page from the debut story, which, as I've said, is slated for the Boom! Studios Josh Medors fundraising book, PULP TALES. Again, click for a larger view!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
"On the B.Clay Moore thing, sure he's pissed, can't blame him one bit. In the "no accountability" world of the internet, everybody's a DJ, everybody's a star and everybody's a critic.
As a working creator, it has to be frustrating to see his work "criticised" by amateurs and attention starved, reactionary morons.
Adept criticism is an art in itself. Opinions are just opinions. Sadly,the difference between these two gets fuzzier every day.
I wouldn't mind if he took shots at one idiot a day,every day. Criticise the "critics". See how they like it."
Monday, June 09, 2008
Do you just want your opinion noted? Do you wish to prove people wrong in their assessments of books? Do you hope to point people toward good work they may have missed? Do you hope to steer people away from books you personally don't like?