It’s Friday here at Ye Olde Blog and I, for one, could not be happier. It’s been a long week but from a writing perspective, I’ve been getting a few things done. I’m close to 5,000 words into the Lazarus Gray/Brother Bones short story (it will be the second of five stories in Lazarus Gray Volume Five) and I think it’s going very well. Just had a big action scene and the introduction of our villain is looming. Plus, we get to see the surprising date night between Samantha Grace and (name removed to maintain the surprise).
In other news, I’m in talks with one of my favorite comic book artists about doing an image featuring my “big three” — Lazarus Gray, The Rook and Gravedigger. At this point, it might be used as a promo image for my pulp adventure universe and/or as the cover to a novel that would pair all three into one giant adventure. I don’t want to give too much away but it would involve The Warlike Manchu and Walther Lunt as villains. But wait, you say, isn’t Lunt dead? Well, yes, but of course so was The Warlike Manchu. He got better! Besides, as you’ll see in Lazarus Gray v. 3 & 4, Lunt doesn’t have to actually be around to still loom large — and his legacy can be just as deadly as the man ever was. Stay tuned.
Staying on the artistic track, George Sellas is one image away from completing work on The Rook Volume Three Special Edition. I’ve also sent him the comics script for the Gravedigger ‘Origins” strip that will run in Volume Two.
After he finishes up The Rook Volume Three, George has plenty of Reese Unlimited stuff to keep him busy – Lazarus Gray Volume 4, Gravedigger 2, Rook Volume 4 Special Edition, etc. If you love his work as much as I do, you’ll be pleased to note that we’ll hopefully be working together for quite awhile to come!
Our art today is by the amazing Jen Broomall. It shows Gravedigger (sans mask) about to kick some ass. Hope you like it as much as I do! George Sellas will be back as cover artist on Volume Two (which has already been written) but this image will probably make it onto the back cover or as an interior piece.