My John Carpenter essay is up and running on the…well, Essay page. Taken from the latest issue of everyone’s favorite cinematic mag Penny Blood. And I’ve finally posted a long-overdue Comic-Con pic:
When steampunk is done well, it makes me want to write steampunk. Anyone know the origin of these characters?
In other news, I’ve taken a very brief hiatus from Jetcomx, soon to return once I complete edits on several projects. Discussions of Winger will have to wait until then. It’s hard, I know.
My cousin Larry Block’s memoir inches closer to publication. “Step by Step: A Pedestrian Memoir” hits shelves in May of this year. I had the privilege of reading an early version, and it was like having dinner with the man himself. A perfect blend of humor and poignancy, minus the trouble of figuring out the tip.
A few months before he passed away, Donald Westlake read my latest book and gave a blurb along with some excellent editorial advice. I wish I’d contacted him sooner. For completely selfish reasons, of course. The guy was generous, witty, and so humble it makes other writers who think they deserve constant adoration look even worse than they did before. And the new graphic novels based on Westlake’s books? The covers slay. I’ll post a few samples next time.