We just received our comp copies of the Lovecraft Anthology Volume II. Selfmade Hero did a fabulous job on this one.
Be sure to pre-order your copies before they are all gone!
Great news in our inbox this morning! David Barnett of the Guardian UK gives Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom a glowing review! And we’ve been alerted that there may be a Howard Lovecraft sighting in The Independent this weekend, so we’ll certainly keep our eyes peeled.
In the meantime, please be sure to pre-order your copies and thanks again for your support!
You would probably know Bruce best for his role as Gamling in The Lord of the Rings films. As a complete Tolkien nerd, I must confess that the most difficult part of the interview was restraining myself from geeking out because I was speaking with a valiant Man of Rohan! (Don’t judge me.)
Bruce, I’m pleased for the opportunity to speak with one of Rebecca’s dear friends, and it was a pleasure chatting with you. I truly appreciate it. Cheers!
Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom
The advance reviews have been flying in, and they have been fabulous. In case you missed them, I have posted a few select links below:
Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom will be released in March, but if you simply cannot wait to get your tentacles on it–or you prefer digital comics–it is also available for download at ComiXology.
It’s not too late to pre-order your copies from your local comic, book, and online dealers. Bruce Brown and I would love to make a third book, but, as with all indie comics, we are completely dependent upon you: the dear reader. So please pre-order your copies today and recommend the book to friends, family, and enemies (hey, why not?) so we can continue to chronicle the weird adventures of Howard and Spot. Oh, and Beastie, too.
That’s right, the Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo Books 1 and 2 are now available for download at ComiXology.
It is also available for your iPod Touch and Android. We don’t discriminate here, folks.
Back to writing…
Brian Matus–AKA Hellstorm–for his exceptional short story “Ambush at Devil’s Reef!”
Be on the lookout for pirates in your mailbox, matey!
Thank you to everyone who participated. It was not an easy decision to make!
I am extremely busy with several projects going at the same time, but I will take a few moments in the near future to share some exciting news with you. Promise.
Happy Friday, my dear friends! I hope you have a productive, safe, and sane work day.
This concludes one of the most insane writing weeks I’ve had in quite some time, so this will be a short note. The good news: the week flew by.
Totally unrelated, but has ANYONE actually been able to complete the e-mail submission process on J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore site?! My… uh… my sons were wondering.
Moving right along, I wanted to share another fabulous Howard Lovecraft teaser with you, so here goes…
TOMORROW: Rebecca will post a short entry that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS, so please be sure to check back after 9AM EST. And, as always, thank you for reading, and feel free to comment and share this exciting teaser!
In a blog post yesterday, SelfMadeHero’s Dan Lockwood announced the names of the creators contributing to The Lovecraft Anthology Volume II.
Yes, you will find me on that talented roster.
Believe it or not, I was asked to adapt one of my favorite Lovecraft short stories, an ofttimes overlooked gem titled “HE.” I was also thrilled to learn that the story will be illustrated by the super-talented Paul Peart-Smith.
The first volume is available at book retailers, comic shops, and online stores worldwide and it is fabulous! So please be sure to pick up the first trade and pre-order the second volume when it is available. You will not regret it.
More exciting news very, very soon.
Well, I’m delighted to say that the rendering stage is nearing completion. Only one chapter of sequentials remains to be illustrated, and then the book will be lettered. After that, it’s off to the publisher for solicitation and printing.
In short, we anticipate wrapping up production on Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom by the middle of June!
After the completed files are sent to the publisher, I will ask a large favor of YOU.
But I mustn’t get ahead of myself.
Show Me The Art
As you may have guessed, this book reunites the creative team behind the Harvey and Eagle Award nominated The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo Book 1. Yes, indeed. Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom is illustrated by none other than the sensational Thomas Boatwright!
Back to Work
I apologize for the short blog update, but I have a looming deadline. Words must be transformed, and snipped, and replaced. And still others must be completely obliterated.
But fear not, I have my wand at the ready and I am more than prepared for the challenge.
So thank you for reading, and please feel free to share!
It was a tough decision. We liked every suggested name. Seriously! BUT, after consulting with my new grotesque
master friend (yes, I know the difference, but “Name My Grotesque” just doesn’t sound right), we have chosen a name…
Congratulations to Jennifer Schmidt! You have named my grotesque, and by doing so, ensured that the world will not end on December 12th of 2012 (yes, I finally deciphered the cuneiform warning on Rozz’s backside)!
Jennifer’s a talented writer and artist–and she’s also been extremely supportive of my work and comic folk in general, so please stop by her Etsy shop and buy something, and be sure to follow her on Twitter, too!
Jennifer: Please DM your address through Twitter and we’ll get the book in the mail ASAP.
BACK To Writing
Pun intended. I pulled a back muscle last Thursday, so I’ve been in an incredible amount of pain (thank God for pain medication). Having suffered permanent spinal damage while on Active Duty–Army!–I am more prone to back injuries.
The back injury has really slowed me down, but I have been faithful to write something every day. And Rebecca and I have stayed quite busy. We are currently preparing a packet for a literary agent, and I’m completing another book proposal and writing a YA horror novel.
At the same time.
Hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend. We’ll see you Monday, and, as always, thank you for reading! I appreciate you.
No, it’s not a euphemism, silly meatbag. It’s a contest!
My lovely wife Rebecca gave this adorable gargoyle to me…
It is an extremely old piece, and there appears to be crude cuneiform writing on its backside (possibly Sumerian or Akkadian–which are very similar). It is quite an odd and unnerving creature, to be honest. I often feel its cold, dead eyes upon me…
Think of a creative name for my gargoyle and post it HERE ON MY BLOG.
Then, on Friday, May 13th, I will choose a winner. That lucky Namer-Supreme will receive a free autographed copy of the Dead Men Tell No Tales trade paperback shipped anywhere in our solar system (except Ceres where mail tends to be eaten).
DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
In the golden age of piracy, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, and Black Bart Roberts, the three most reviled pirates in history, contend for the most sacred prize the world has ever known – the lost Relics of Christ! Their battle stained the seven seas crimson leaving only dead men who would tell no tales. But the dead have a way of speaking without words.
This is the absolute edition and features all four sold-out issues, a beautiful cover by superstar artist Ben Templesmith, an extensive cover and pin-up gallery and a foreword by fan-favorite scribe B. Clay Moore.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading. I look forward to reading your name suggestions.
Oh, as always, feel free to share!