So this week it was announced that I’m a guest at the Texas International Comic Con or ‘ComicPalooza’ in Houston this May – and more importantly, my wife Tracy is also a guest due to her Dracula connections. Which is awesome as it’s her first US appearance and I get to be a ‘co-guest’ with her.
So if you happen to be in Texas in May, especially May 24th – 26th, come to ComicPalooza and say hi!
And the second of my announcements at this weekend’s London Super Comic Convention is that The Gloom, the five part comic by myself and Dan Boultwood that was aired on MTV Comics in 2011 is finally coming to print, as the collected trade paperback is due to be released by Arcana Publishing in Summer 2013. The contracts were signed today, Dan is already drawing a new cover for it and we’re discussing who’s going to write the introduction. With luck, it’ll be out for San Diego this year.
I’m really happy about this as Sean O’Really of Arcana has been a champion of The Gloom since before the MTV days and has been trying to get a collected trade off the ground since at least 2008. So I’m glad we’ve managed to sort it out.
So this weekend I’ve had a couple of announcements at the London Super Comic Convention. The first is that in 2014 I’ve got a five part story with J.K Woodward out called Omertà: Gods And Gangsters. As yet we’re not announcing the publisher, but I think you can guess that it’ll probably have an ‘i’ in it. Which doesn’t narrow it down much at all, but a boy has to have some secrets.
J.K and I have been discussing this idea since last year, and while we were working on IDW’s Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who crossover (on which J.K did the art) I wanted to do something that really showed off his skills as the minimal deadlines on the Star Trek / Who book really didn’t show his best abilities. And so we decided to work on this together, a supernatural crime story set in modern day New York, with five criminal organizations and one police precinct fighting for the souls of the city, and one ex-loyal soldier of the Mafia who discovers the truth about the bosses, and their ‘Lovecraftian’ connections… because Elder Gods are fighting for the heart of Manhattan, and everyone is in the cross hairs.
So I’m over the moon to be able to announce that Juliet Mushens of The Agency Group has agreed to represent me in relation to my novels. In fact, I’m already working through first edit notes on my current novel.
I’m really happy about this, as I’ve known Juliet for a while now, she represents people I know very well who all rave about her being a damned good agent and since I first explained the idea of the book to her in 2012, she’s been badgering me to finish and send it.
Her contact details have now been added to the side and I can’t wait to see where we go in 2013.
Back in 2007, I was invited by IDW to write a six part series for Doctor Who called The Forgotten. To date it has remained my most bought and most printed book, with the paperback trade moving into multiple printings.
Well this month, it’s returning. Twice. The latter of these is at the end of the month when it’s released as a limited edition hardcover, with a brand new cover design and a whole new piece by yours truly on how it was created, but the former of these two re releases is something slightly different.