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Apr 29th 2012
I put this up as a seperate thread being one of FNGs (fucking new guys), so excuse my befuddled-ness.
to a series of Surreal/Comic/Noir-influenced stories I've been working on for a while, for your delectation/laceration.
If you dig (daddy-o), I'd be happy to send you a free copy of the
(epub, .mobi, pdf) novella "
And The Street Screamed Blue Murder
" where the idea/characters originated from. I've published it through my own
PULP METAL FICTION
& I'd like to see what "non-locals", i.e. people outside of my circle of literary miscreants, think of it.
You can send me an email from the
address on the OLD LURK site and I'll be as quick as a speeding sloth.
Here's a wee cheapy video for the book:
May 14th 2012
OK, had a good week last week.
I've decided to knuckle down and get my novel written. Up until now it's been an idea that I've played with in a couple of short stories. So last week I worked out how many words I need to nail a day to get 10,000 words out a week (About 1400). So this week has been habit building, and it seems to be paying off. I'm now 10,000 words further on than I was last week. I know that I'm going to have to slice through the draft like a psychotic barber, but that suits me just fine.
In other news my short story
The Fibril Prosthetic
is up at Inky Squib and one of my shorts from last year, 'Branch', has been selected from a longlist of 200 as one of the top 50 very short fictions by
May 15th 2012
My name is Ales Kot.
This is my website
This is how I look when I run around Los Angeles:
I made a comic with Riley Rossmo (Dark Wolverine, Cowboy Ninja Viking, Green Wake) and I'm working on a few more with people like Ryan Sook, Ben Templesmith, Tyler Crook and so on. I hope that these gentlemen's willingness to work with me somehow means that maybe I know how to do this, at least partially. I'm doing my best to make comics that will be unlike anything else you've seen or read before.
The comic I made with Riley Rossmo, WILD CHILDREN, is coming out in July 2012 via Image Comics.
Take a look, please. See if it tickles your fancy.
Besides WILD CHILDREN, 2012 will also hopefully bring some short comics fiction by me and Ryan Sook (a short BATMAN story for DC's digital initiative), a short story for OCCUPY COMICS with Tyler Crook (Petrograd, B.P.R.D.), and two more creator-owned things, both mini-series, one of them a very strange slasher, the other a SF action thriller. And this thing with Templesmith I can't talk about. And hopefully more.
I try to give a good interview, too. Here's
the most recent one
If you'd like to,
follow me on twitter
May 27th 2012
I'm Kody, I did a solo book called SWEETS: A NEW ORLEANS CRIME STORY from Image Comics.
very well reviewed
by just about everyone that reviews comics.
I'm also co-creator and artist on a highly unusual comic called PUNKS, which
you can read for free over at MTV
. This one is done entirely in traditional photo collage using an old photocopier, X-Acto blade, and scotch tape. Fun stuff.
I have an all-new crime comic in production, I'll probably show it around to publishers just before San Diego Comic-Con. There's also a slim chance I'll self publish as a digital original. Some decisions to make on this one.
I'm also on
May 27th 2012
This is actually a big step for me, to say "I Am A Writer" here...
So, I mostly write on the Fortean beat. Yet another
(my main thing there is
the Mason Lang Film Club
), I'm now a contributing editor at
The Daily Grail
(my most recent bit was
a deeply-felt review of a truly shite book
). I was also recently published in Real Proper Books -
Darklore vol. 6
(with a piece on the Slenderman -
free pdf available here
) and the Modern Mythology compilation
(I've also got a nice little earner doing an anonymous A-Z of Cannabis Terms for a noted Dutch seed company...)
And I still occasionally blog at
my own joint
& write more at Twitter than anywhere else - @catvincent, of course.
Future plans include the second Slenderman piece for Darklore 7, a possible collection of my articles on practical occultism known as
... and who knows?
I wouldn't have dared to try my hand as a professional writer were it not for the support and nurturing of young artists & creators here - so thank you, one and all.
May 29th 2012
I'm halfway through a four-part comic called No More Heroes. You can read the first half of issue one for FREE! Yep, just go to the
Jun 18th 2012
I currently have two stories in,
Indigo Rising UK
, which is part-edited by our very own, Mr Toase who also has several pieces in the latest issue. It can be viewed/downloaded as a PDF, googledoc, or in Kindle format from their website,
I also have another short story,
in the second issue of,
The Curiosity Cabinet
, which is linked to in
. I also put up a bit of background info and a personal critique of my stories featured in, Indigo Rising in
this blog post
I am on the bird song network as,
Jun 19th 2012
Just got paid last week for That Weird City, and my partner and I started off on another anthology, this time of direct Lovecraft pastiche. The writing's going well, about 1K/day.
This is my goddamn year.
Jun 20th 2012
My writing's taken off this year.
I've been writing comdey sketches and short stuff for ages but never did anything with it until now.
Pulled together my stuff and published it on Amazon 2 months and it's been doing pretty good.
The first is a blog-style teenage fantasy set in Stoke and the second is a series of interlinked comedy sketches copiously illustrated parodying the superhero world.
I'm now working on a second volume of Sex & Spandex - writing is finished and illustrations underway, hope to get it out by August.
Check my website here with loads of information and artwork:
Colin Thorson Teenage Superhero
Cover Illustrator: Ash Collins
Colin, a troubled teenager living in the North of England, is having nightmares of a talking crow with a startling revelation.
Read his story as he struggles with his problems; Can Colin save his girlfriend from the Evil One, become the first superhero of Stoke and get his homework done or is he merely delusional?
Sex & Spandex : The Secret Lives of Superheroes
Illustrator: Werner Mueck
A Comic Parody of Cosmic Proportions. Monty Python meets Marvel in the ultimate mash-up.
A series of sketches about superheroes and supervillains, their secret lives and their not-so secret desires.
Featuring The Avengers in downtime and on stage, the Cosmic Nagging Housewives, the Silver Surfer searching for his board, the outrageous Sex Ed. @Mutie High and the infamous X-tasy Nightclub with the X-men living up to their name!
The two main characters are Mrs Galactus and Mrs Darkseid - loosely based on the great Les Dawson & Roy Barraclough as Cissy and Ada.
Jun 20th 2012
I co-edited Arcana studio's first Dark Horrors graphic novel anthology and had a short story inside it called "Bones." I think it's available on Comixology.
I did some ambient scriptwriting for the forthcoming Square-Enix/United Front Games open world Hong Kong action game called "Sleeping Dogs" (formerly True Crime: Hong Kong.) I don't know what, if anything made it into the final game, or if my name's in the credits, but it's a personal milestone for me because it was the first paid writing gig, and it's just nice to see it get released.
I contributed writing to some web series for friends of mine. I did punch-up writing for one called "Pretty in Geek" about a group of girl gamers, whose D&D game gets crashed by a LARPer. And I wrote a few episodes for another called "The Gate" which is a sketch-y type one about St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, and the shit he has to deal with. Again, for both, I don't know what's made it to the final, filmed projects, and I don't even know if they're released yet.
Had a bunch of things almost happen then get cancelled, as it goes. Got a few other things on the go, but can't talk about them yet. When I can talk about things, I talk about them here: http://jamesnadiger.com
Jun 27th 2012
I’m one of the Guests of Honor this weekend at FandomFest in Louisville, KY, 6/29 – 7/1. Here’s my official schedule.
Unofficial stuff will probably pop up so stay tuned. I hope to see some of you there.
Saturday 11:30 am Jones Room Spotlight Richard Kadrey
Saturday 2pm Saturday 2pm Expo Area/Joseph-Beth Booth Guest of Honor Signing
Saturday 4:30 pm Beckham Room: Exploring Genres-A look at Urban Fantasy
Sunday 1pm Beckham Room The Big 6 and Traditional Press's Place in Today's Publishing World
Jul 4th 2012
I write some things. My website is
The Chrysalis Falls Vigilant
. The Vigilant is a sprawling mutli-series serial that's urban fantasy plus dystopian metropolis. Two collections of stories are available on Amazon. The Kindle e-books are $0.99 and the paperbacks are $6.99.
I have a couple other series I'm currently writing with no particular date on when they'll go live. I'm also working on a radio play that may or may not go anywhere but it's fun work while it lasts.
Jul 7th 2012
Just got a book up on Amazon:
Gambit of Shadows
and it's available on
Kindle as well
. It's a modern fantasy, first of a series. I've got a science fiction story that's in the plotting stages too.
Jul 9th 2012
Coming on Wednesday.
Jul 28th 2012
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Jul 29th 2012
Hmm, stuff happening on writery front in here too - we just founded a publishing co-op earlier this year, the first anthology is out (in Finnish only, sorry) and my novel draft was accepted to the line-up. I'm not generally prone to feeling insecure, but starting to write the second draft of the story makes me go
Aug 7th 2012
I have a short story in 'Walrus Tales' - a collection of weird walrus-themed fiction published by Eraserhead Press, and available to buy
Aug 9th 2012
I am a writer.
Woo Hoo. I actually said it. Anyway right now I'm writing a serial novel and publishing it as a blog. The current story is a murder mystery in which my fictional alter ego investigates the locked room murder of the most unpopular woman in Aberdeen. This story fits into a series of Novel's I've written but never had the courage to do anything with. Seriously I've got two completed novels and one completed first draft and a couple more at the research stage but I've not even sent anything to an agent.
Anyway. Here's my link.
The link goes to the first part of the current story, rather than to the front page of the blog.
an unhealthy shine
Aug 13th 2012
Woohoo I've just written my first creative writing for ages... 1000 words probably mostly pants but it flowed easy, took me about an hour to bash it out as well. And that's despite having to write loads at work today.
Aug 28th 2012
Just had a new story 'Spark' published at Jabberwocky Magazine. A tale of chemicals, anthropomorphised skies and plots
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