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

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Vincent Price Presents

Patricio Carbajal!

Are you kidding me! How good is this art!?!

This is the splash page from our upcoming issue of Vincent Price Presents from Bluewater Comics. It's not colored, but it's so good we almost wish the book was black and white. The artist is Patricio Carbajal and he is fantastic! Holy Cow! Even we want to read this...and we wrote it!

Sometimes in comics you get to work with artists who thrill you. They make your scripts better than you thought they could be.

So good, Pat!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PYR Opens Its Doors Wider

PYR Books Now Accepts Unagented Manuscripts.

Congratulations to Lou Anders, Executive Editor at PYR, for opening the doors of his prestigious science fiction/fantasy house to writers without agents. Since the beginning of time, one of the highest hurdles for upcoming professional fiction writers is the fact that so many major publishers won't review submissions if they don't come through a literary agent. So PYR's decision means that more writers have a chance to get their manuscripts in front of the eyes of professional editors.

PYR may find some gems among the tons of rock that will pour over the transom. And for some writers, even if their work is rejected, perhaps a nice word from a PRY editor will spur them to keep working or may even help them get the attention of an agent.

And the best part is, as we mentioned to Lou, maybe now we can find a suitable home for our well-thumbed first manuscript, which we kept secret from our agent. It's a 500,000-word epic fantasy that combines Lord of the Rings with Remembrance of Things Past, but with kittens. It's called The Whiskeriad (vol. 1). Oddly enough, it's still unsold! Are you listening, Rene at PYR!

Please consult PYR's Guidelines www.pyrsf.com before submitting your masterpiece (although it can't match The Whiskeriad).

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Our newest Kolchak story from Moonstone Books

Available February 10.

Our story is paired with a Phantom story that both fit into a big metaplot involving renegade KGB agents. But our Kolchak piece also works as a creepy little stand-alone story.

We're always excited to write the adventures of Carl Kolchak, one of our favorite characters of all time.