Coming Soon: More Words from Me
The last few weeks have certainly been a whirlwind of activity as DC Comics closed shop and I spent the last six posts wandering around Memory Lane. I have far from exhausted stories from DC and haven’t even touched Marvel yet so some other time I’ll take another trip.
Rather than look back, I thought I’d look ahead.
Out this week will be Back Issue! #80 with my 20-page collection of memories from a wide variety of former colleagues regarding the DC Comics offices, from 575 Lexington Avenue through 1700 Broadway. I think fans will find this a fascinating read.
Coming this summer is the project I crashed through in January. Joe Books is producing mammoth adaptation of the great Disney classics, taking images from the films and their scripts and turning them into graphic novels. The adaptation of Frozen sold through the roof so clearly there’s an audience for this early and young reader type of book. These are being edited by my old pal Rob Simpson, one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.
Rob put out a call for help and I was one of those who said, “Sure”. He assigned me the 2011 Winnie the Pooh movie which was an interesting process, pacing out the story, matching words to pictures so the characters do appear to be speaking and visually telling the story since much of the action is silent. I was averaging a good 10-12 pages an hour but when you’re talking 360 pages, that’s still a lot of hours. Anyway, it’s coming out in July and now available for pre-order.
Voyageur Press has sold out of Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History and has decided to release a paperback edition of the book, coming November 1 and is also now available.
Even though Steven Savile and I have not yet heard from our editor, The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Murder at Sorrow’s Crown, is also available for pre-order, with a November 10 drop date.
While all of this is humming through the system, I will not be idle. I’m completing revisions to my Pangaea story and delivering that to Editor Mike Friedman later today. After that, I have a short story for a project to be announced soon followed by an essay for the just-announced Bright Eyes, Ape City: Examining the Planet of the Apes Mythos. The project is edited by Rich Handley and Joseph F. Berenato with a foreword by David Gerrold. I’ll be joined by essayists Jim Beard, Corinna Bechko, Joseph F. Berenato, Stephen Bissette, Joseph Dilworth Jr., Ed Gross, Rich Handley, Zaki Hasan, Jim Johnson, Neil Moxham, Dafna Pleban, Steven J. Roby, John Roche, Paul Simpson, and Dayton Ward. I consider myself in very fine company.
There are several other projects under discussion including two more adaptations for Rob and a media tie-in short story so as usual, I’m keeping busy and really enjoy the variety.