"Clay and Susan Griffith's Vampire Empire is Transforming Genre Fiction" Paul Goat Allen, BN Explorations.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Vincent Price Presents

The House of the Raven

We just turned in the script for our stand-alone issue of Bluewater Comic's Vincent Price Presents anthology title.

Now we wait for the fantastic art by Patricio Carbajal.
Check out the sample!


Another Day of the Triffids!

Walking plants that spit poison combined with a global catastrophe that leaves most of Earth's population blind. John Wyndham wrote the book in the 1950s. Although most people remember it more as a technicolor movie with Howard Keel. Do yourself a favor -- read the book. Do yourself another favor -- read all of Wyndham's books.

Anyway, there's a new BBC version of Day of the Triffids.

Check some out at SF Signal.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar

Steampunk Going Mainstream?

Whether you call it steampunk or neo-Victorian or Victorian fantasy, it's an established and growing fantasy trend...even a creative lifestyle choice. VAMPIRE EMPIRE: THE GREYFRIAR has strong steampunk elements, so we were really interested to see the culture getting some publicity in a major media outlet like TIME magazine...

Time magazine Steampunk article

Friday, December 11, 2009

Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar

Lou Anders Speaks!

Check out PYR Books editor Lou Anders on a podcast interview. He talks about all of PYR's upcoming titles, including our own Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar. It's all good stuff about some great books. He talks about VE about halfway through the interview.

Lou Anders speaks!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Political Power: Nelson Mandela

Here's the cover of our upcoming bio comic on Nelson Mandela. It's part of Bluewater's Political Power series. We were thrilled to write this book. Clay is a professor of African history, and the opportunity to teach a new audience about Mandela's importance as one of the great political/social figures of the 20th century is a great opportunity and, although it may sound corny, an honor.

Capturing such a man in a 22-page comic is also a sizable challenge! Obviously, we couldn't cover every event in his 91+ years of life, so we had to find a significant narrative thread and follow it from boyhood to the present. We're very happy with the story we came up with.

Art by the marvelously talented Pablo Martinena.
On sale February 2010.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar

PYR Books Announcement...

Lou Anders, the wonderful editor at PYR Books, announced an avalanche of great new titles coming from PYR in 2010. We are delighted to be included, and we're very excited by the company. There's a lot of swashbuckling pulp adventure, alternate history, and steampunk grittiness mixed with dark political allegory and romance. Or romance and dark political allegory, if you prefer it in that order.

Here's the link to PYR's blog.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Allan Quatermain returns!

Allan Quatermain and the Lord of Locusts.
We wrote it.
Patricio Carbajal pencilled and inked (and colored this page!) He's great!
4-issue series from Bluewater Comics in 2010.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Nothing Says Merry Christmas like Cows, Samurais and Ticks!

New England Comics is publishing their entire catalog in a series of gigantic phonebook-sized volumes. We wrote some of them including the entire run of Man-Eating Cow, the entire Paul the Samurai regular series, several issues of The Tick Karma Tornado, a number of the specials, and our The Tick: Days of Drama 6-issue series is included in The Tick Color Specials vol. 2.

Go to www.newenglandcomics.com or FINER comic shops near you!

Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar

We have just completed final edits to the first book in our new VAMPIRE EMPIRE trilogy -- The Greyfriar. The book will be published by PYR Books in late 2010.

It is dark fantasy alternate history with steampunk elements as well as politics and action and romance.

We'll talk more about this book, and the second book in the series as we go on.