Spent the morning listening to the new episode of the Pulped! Podcast — this week, it features a round-table discussion about New Pulp & Its Connection to Classic Pulp. That’s a topic that I’ve been talking about a good bit this week so you might be interested in the opinions of folks like Derrick Ferguson, Andrew Salmon, TJ Glenn and a whole lot more! If you want to give it a listen, just head on over here. I agree with a lot that was said, disagree with a lot that was said and had no real feeling one way or the other with a lot of what was said.
I can see the 40,000 word mark approaching on The Adventures of Gravedigger Volume Two. I won’t hit it today but early next week is a definite. I think the story is really moving along quite well, with some real strong character scenes. I enjoy having my characters grow and evolve so this kind of thing is actually my favorite part of doing series work. I like to know that Assistance Unlimited or Gravedigger or The Rook are all very different characters in the later books than they were in the original story. I try to keep the core of the characters intact over time but relationships and motivations might shift.
Reading-wise, I’m still enjoying Batman: Fear Itself (a prose novel) and I’m also re-reading Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, a series written & drawn by John Byrne. I’ve been on a New Gods kick lately, having revisited the old Jack Kirby originals and been inspired to dig out even more stories featuring Orion, Lightray, Darkseid, etc. Great stuff.
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Hope you’ve got exciting plans for the weekend!