I read an interview with one of my favorite writers Charlie Kaufmann. It's available on the WGA site here. If you are a writer, you need to pay your respects to the Writer's Guild of America. Comic book writers need something. The Insight is moving along nicely with the new artist. I've seen some of his panel layouts, rough drawings, and character sketches. It all looks amazing. I feel confident about the script, but the art alone will sell this comic. I'm so fortunate to be working with such talented people.
Speaking of talented people, Brian Childers has begun some conceptual drawings for a possible sci-fi comic we'll collaborate on. He's creating the world. I'm writing the story within this world. This project will really challenge me. Sci-fi seems like such a difficult genre to do well, because all the primary motifs and settings have been done over and over again. I mean, how many times can you re-tell Bladerunner?
Astronaut Dad. Right now, an artist is looking at the script to see if he's interested. I can't tell you who it is yet. But I will say this, he's one of my favorite comic book artists. And he's done some stuff you might be familiar with.
I'm also working through some ideas for a children's mini-comic. Plus, research for my Jack Ruby graphic novel has begun. Jim Lujan, you can't stop holding your breath now.
October 24-26, 2003 --- Dallas Comic Con
November 21-23, 2003 --- Wizard World Arlington
April 3-4, 2004 --- Dallas Comic Con
July 9-11, 2004 --- Sci-Fi Expo
July 22-25, 2004 --- San Diego Comic Con
For those interested, we have several mini-CDROMs leftover from the Comic Con. They contain the complete scripts for The Insight (an earlier draft) and Astronaut Dad. Send me an e-mail and I'll mail one to you.