Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Harlan Falk Makes a Deal with the Devil

So, here's that other update I've been promising for a while.

This is a pretty exciting time for me. Cancertown is approaching its release date, Starship Troopers is still about the most fun I've ever had and things are generally really cool. Now, hot on the heels of the signing of Slaughterman's Creed by Markosia, I've just signed a contract for The Case Files of Harlan Falk.

Originally, this book started out as an eight-pager for Orang Utan's second Eleventh Hour anthology. As a means of thinking my way into the character, I found myself writing up a backstory for both him and his partner, William. By the time the red mist lifted, that backstory had developed into a full four-issue arc, and Falk himself had graduated from a zombie specialist to a full-on Monster Negotiator. Right about that time, shortly before the Birmingham convention this year, I received a phone call from Markosia overlord Harry Markos to ask if I had anything to pitch him.

The four-part story will feature art from my Triple Threat collaborator, Scott James, so it's going to look gorgeous.

...and yeah - I'm pretty much over the moon.

3 comments:

  1. Just a thought, how about an audio book? I listen to way too many and you tell a great story. So how about it? Low publishing costs......

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  2. Funny you should mention that. One of the publishers I was talking with at Brumcon is looking into precisely that possibility.

    It's just at the "maybe" stage right now, but if they go ahead with it I could well find some of my work converted to audio book form...

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  3. Hearing Cy's stories results in post traumatic stress. I have seen it happen. There are grown men still quivering and asking "Did you ever hear Cy talk about his stories?!

    Dangerous powers you're unleashing there.

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