The Week Begins…

rookclaws5_rookAnother week begins here at Ye Olde Blog! I had a great time at Avalon Comics on Saturday – the shop was hopping with folks for Free Comic Book Day and I had some strong sales. I ended up selling 14 books in a little over two hours, had one person bring in a previously book for me to sign, posed for some photographs and met a lot of new new people who were very interested in New Pulp. I ended up selling eight copies of Gravedigger, three of Rabbit Heart, two of The Rook Volume One Special Edition and one copy of The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files. If I’d brought more of Rabbit Heart, I probably would have sold even more of those — the three I brought were gone within twenty minutes and I had people asking about it the rest of the day. Rabbit Heart’s new edition should be out soon from Pro Se — and I think it gets here quickly, ’cause there is definitely an interest in that property and it’s the one book I’ve written that seems to have the most appeal to NON pulp readers.

You just never know about sales, though — some shows I do have Lazarus Gray as the big seller but on Saturday, I didn’t sell a single copy of those. Still, it was a lot of fun and I hope to go back at some point.

Received the sketch for page two of the Lazarus Gray “Origins” strip from George Sellas… it looks GORGEOUS, just as you’d expect. Looking forward to seeing this in print and I think folks will really enjoy this visual look at the history of our hero.

Work is continuing on Gravedigger Volume Two – I sold a number of copies of volume one just based on the strength of the concept on Saturday. I do think it’s one of the better New Pulp ‘origins’ out there but maybe I’m biased. The idea of redemption and the fact that she has a limited amount of time available to her is compelling, I think.

I’ll be spending most of today in a web conference but I’m sure I’ll squeeze in some writing here and there. Lots of great things are coming this year from Reese Unlimited — thanks so much to each and every one of you who have gone on this amazing journey with me.

Our art today is an old Rook image drawn by Anthony Castrillo. It was always one of my favorites.

Take Care!