Still more good news I neglected to share!
Mr. Brian M. Bendis and I are teaming up once again! This time we’re working with Uh! Maze! Zing! Italian artist EMANUELA LUPACCHINO on the sequel to the ABC TV tie-in Castle: Deadly Storm — Castle: Storm Season. We’re well into it already and let me say Ema is killing it. I’m having so much fun working on this book, I kind of can’t believe it’s happening.
For more details, here’s a piece on Marvel.com and here’s one from the TV Guide site.
The image below is from the cover, by artist Dustin Weaver.
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Please join Brian Michael Bendis and me at Powell’s (1005 W Burnside) this Friday evening at 7:30.
Brian doesn’t do many public appearances any more, so if you’re a fan–this is your chance. Powell’s will have the Castle book as well as Powers collections and who knows what all else. (Brian also says he’s bringing some free comics for giveaways!)
So I wrapped a monster script at 5:10pm last night and I was somehow expecting to feel lighter today. I guess it hasn’t quite hit me yet. (The last two pages are still nagging at me. That might be the problem. I can tweak them yet if I want to, but the solution hasn’t materialized yet. Any minute now would be good.)
In other news, SUPERGIRL 65 dropped yesterday! Most everyone seems to like it, so I’m pleased. I try not to care what other TEH INTARWEBS say — I think ultimately if I’m pleased with it and my editor’s pleased with it, then it’s a success and I ought to free up that mental energy for the next thing. (Caveat: I’m still very much rooted in Beginner’s MInd in this pursuit and nothing’s going to be perfect. Do the best job I can do and then make note of what mistakes I’ve made, what I can learn from, and MOVE ON.)… But I’m human. So I care. I was particularly concerned about the thoughts of the fine folks at MaidofMight.net and Supergirl Comic Box Commentary because I know Kara is very close to their hearts and… I don’t know. I don’t want to reverse-engineer and write what I think other people want, but I do want the superfans–the people for whom this character means the most–to feel I’ve treated the opportunity with respect. Does that make sense? Anyway, I heard from them both and they were both very positive. So. Big exhale. And as the two remaining books are each better than the previous, I think–I hope–we’re drawing aces. Big thanks to my collaborators Wil Dennis, ChrisCross, Marc Deering, Blond and Travis Lanham. Congratulations, fellas!
Up next for me, an 8-pager for Marvel and a one-shot for another company that I’m more excited about than my scheduling would suggest.
Then? I’m taking a little time to focus on A Creator-Owned Thing.
On a personal note, my dad and step mom are coming to visit today and I could not be more excited.
There’s so much more I want to share but I’ve got errands to run, two interviews to write out and some research to do today, so I’m calling it for the moment.
Next post, I’m going to try to start talking about what I’ve learned about comics writing and my specific process over the last year and a half.
See you then.
EDITED TO ADD: Comic News Insider Episode 339, my conversation with Jimmy Aquino at Heroes Con has gone live!