My last post made me realize that I’ve been pretty bad about updating what new books I have out and what’s coming out. So I figured I’d take a moment to let everyone know what is out so far this year.
Ayla Speaker for the Dead #1
For What It’s Worth (writing on writing)
1: short comic book stories
2: short prose stories
A History of Voodoo
Looking back I can think not so bad for one year so far. And the year’s not over with yet. I have a few books upcoming and a few that might have to wait for the start of next year, just for finance’s sake.
Boxie: at the printer right now and will be in my hands on Oct. 7.
The Making of a Comic Book: I’m thinking this will be out this year. It’s going to be in the same format as For What It’s Worth. Basically it recounts how we created Ayla from start to finish. I thought it might be helpful for some to see how a comic book was created. I’m about half done with it and once it’s finished I think I’ll be able to swing the cost of publishing it this year.
Voices to hear: The Interviews: Done, but probably won’t be out till the start of next year. This is the biggest thing I’ve done so far. At least a hundred pages, maybe a bit more. Interviews with musicians from my music site Voices to hear.
Lucy: a children’s story told in comic book format. Probably next year, I’m still working on this one and don’t have an artist for it yet either.
My Own Second Line (an Enoch Miller mystery): this one is going to be a prose story, but I’m going to put it out in a comic book format. I’m not sure how big it will be, but I’m thinking around 36 to 48 pages. I’ve started it and am really enjoying writing it. It’s bringing together a lot of ideas and half started stories I’ve been trying to start and finish over the years. Hopefully this won’t go on that pile of half finished stuff, I figure if I talk about it here it’ll make me want to keep working on it. But I really have a feel for it now.
Lizards The Complete Collection: This is going to collect all my Lizards stories from Critters plus the one issue special that Caliber published. This will be close to a 100 pages. It will appear sometime next year.
Ayla Speaker of the Dead #2: We’re already working on this so it will be out sometime next year. I’m hoping for spring so I’ll have it for the summer convention season.
Boxie #2: Again we’ve started on it and I’m pretty confident we’ll have it out in the first few months of next year.
The Almighty Project #1: I was hoping that I’d have the first issue of this one out this year, but problems pushed it off the rails and we definitely won’t be out until 2017. I’m super excited about the new artist and think this is going to be really good. I’m hoping that like the second issue of Ayla we can have this out the first half of next year.
And that’s all I’m going to list right now. There are other projects with other artists, but none that I feel confident enough about announcing or putting a deadline to. And as always I’ll be thinking of new things and adding them into the mix as I go.