Friday, 14 January 2011

Wait, What the Hell Just Happened?!

Fuck me, that was quite a week!

First, we had the completion of The Indifference Engine on the PSP. This book was incredible fun to write, and with Rob Carey's art it came out as an intensely concentrated jolt of crazy. We're looking into our options for a second volume of this right now, so the ride may not be over for Alan Blake just yet.

On top of that, this week also saw the long-awaited return of Cancertown to the PlayStation Network. All six chapters came out at once, and the series now features about two hours of audio commentary from Stephen Downey and me. I'm a big fan of commentary tracks, so it was great to be able to put one together myself. It'll be interesting to see what people make of it. Cancertown will be back in print later this year in a new Markosia edition, which I'm really looking forward to.

Finally, perhaps the biggest news of the week for me was the announcement that Slaughterman's Creed is coming out in trade paperback format in May this year - just in time for the Bristol Comic Expo. All sorts of schemes are in motion for the launch, with a planned limited edition Expo exclusive, a possible panel for the book at the convention and a few surprises in the works. More on that as plans develop. In the meantime, here's an idea of what the book's going to look like...

So yeah, basically it's been a pretty good week for me, and a Hell of a start to the year. Can't wait to see what happens next.

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