Finally! The inner editor (which has seemingly sabotaged all my previous first draft attempts) has been switched off and the words are flowing. Target is 40,000 words in thirty days. If I can keep up this pace, I will knock this one out of the park with ease!
Something Wicked 2017 is now available on Comixolgy (link). For $1.99 it is definitely worth having a look at.
Review for those curious enough (link). I’ve reblogged it too so you can check out that post directly. Gotta thank Richard MC for the kind words – thank-you.
Something Wicked 2017 from FutureQuake Press (www.futurequake.co.uk) is now available for purchase from the FutureQuake Press webstore! Featuring many fantastic tales, including on from myself and artist Luigi Criscuolo. Follow this link to check it out.
The full list of stories appearing in this issue include:
- Aokigahara by writer Travis Stunt and artist Luigi Criscuolo
- Dark Net by writer Jimmy Furlong and artist Andrew Hartmann
- He calls you home by writer Roddy McCance Sharp and artist Denis Vermesse
- Hurt by writer Matt Sharp and artist Aileen Oracion
- Jotun Fury by writer Karl Brandt and artist David Parsons
- One Hell of a night by writer Chris Redfern and artist Johnathan Scott
- Regular Deposits by writer Dave Wednesday and artist Kristian Carstensen
- Sky Burial by writer Alec Robertson and artist Brian Corcoran
- St@lked by writer Umar Ditta and artist Daniel Bell
- Stupid Fuzzy Thing by writer Steven Fraser and artist Brian Rankin
- The Civilised Hunt by writer Dan McKee and artist Carlos Angeli
- The Coffin by writer Jason Brawn and artist David Spickett
- The Cottage In The Woods by writer Alec Robertson and artist Rui Mendes
- The Runaway by writer Marcello Bondi and artist Mattia Marini
- The Void Of by writer Rodd McCance and artist Denis Vermesse
I’m going on a temporary comic book writing hiatus to focus on a novel WIP.
I’ll still write whatever I have agreed to do – no fear there. I just won’t be creating new comic book stuff for the time being.
TL:DR version – no updates for the foreseeable future.
I was lucky enough to be able to watch a movie being filmed yesterday. The movie is ‘Flammable Children’ by writer/director Stephan Elliot (Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) starring Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Julian McMahon, and Rhanda Mitchell.
I was a fascinating day, to say the least. I’ve loved movies since I was a kid and had dreamed of making my own films, but it never came to be. I’ve since moved on to writing, which I have found to be a fulfilling outlet for my creativity. But, the love of all things movie related remained, so getting to see how it all worked behind the scenes was really a chance of a lifetime.
Due to my job, I was able to access most areas of the set and watch from very close proximity. The stars were all present and filming, the director was everyone, organising sets, moving cameras, talking to the actors, high fiving the children extras (who were all covered in whale blubber – best see the movie when it comes out for more details). And running – he was running here, there and everywhere!
I got to speak to the assistant director (though I didn’t realise who he was till later in the day) and a lot of the crew. They all obviously loved what they were doing and were working hard to get it done. It was a hot, sunny day, but there were no complaints, not even from the extras who spent most of the day in the swimmers under the hot sun, running to and fro.
My appreciation for the work that goes into this sort of production increased tenfold from the experience. Hopefully when they return in a few months for further shooting, I can wrangle another ‘work’ day on the set.
Art by Eran Aviani
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Here are a few rough page layouts for a piece I wrote some time ago now. It’s called ‘The Joy of Motherhood’ and was to be published in ‘Decay’ by Dark Oz Publishing here in Australia. Unfortunately I have lost contact with Eran and haven’t heard anything for a while. Pity, because he absolutely nailed the feel of the script. Still, Eran did volunteer his time for the project, and, for that, he has my everlasting gratitude and admiration! Enjoy!