Tag: The Shadow Fan

Wednesday (cue dramatic music)

A smattering of topics this morning:

Still making good progress on Gravedigger, which I need to have finished by the end of the month. I’m supposed to start work on a licensed project on December 1. That project still hasn’t been announced by the publisher so I can’t go into too many details yet — but I will certainly be a chatterbox regarding it once I have the green light.

The Shadow Fan Podcast returned early this week, with an in-depth look at all four issues of Howard Chaykin’s Blood and Judgment series from 1986. Enjoy!

I need to get back to reading some New Pulp — I’ve only read two of the books in the top ten on the best seller’s list! Those happen to be the top two books, lol. One of the titles, Monster Aces, has a story by me included but I haven’t seen a hard copy yet.

Anybody remember Dr. York, the villain from my Rook story that ran in All-Star Pulp Comics # 1? He’s also the bad guy of the animated script I wrote the other day. I’ve asked George Sellas to do a nice image of him — the animated script also features Princess Femi and name-drops Lazarus Gray!

 

Musings

Episode 4 of The Shadow Fan Podcast was released yesterday and I continue to be blown away by the support the show has received from The Shadow community. I’m trying to line up a few guests for future shows but it’s proving to be harder than anticipated. A couple of folks have proven difficult to contact via email and in another case, I’ve been unable to find a contact for an author that I’d really like to interview. In the meantime, I’m going to continue flying solo with reviews and news items concerning The Shadow.

Spent yesterday writing an animation script for The Rook. Nothing may come of it but it was still an interesting experience. It was just for a short 3-minute thing but we’ll cross our fingers, right?

Back to Gravedigger today — I still want to finish this book by the end of the month so I can focus on a licensed project that really should be turned in by January. So busy….

I’ve seen two pencil sketches from Will Meugniot for the Gravedigger book — gorgeous stuff!

Just finished Will Murray’s latest Doc Savage novel. It was okay, certainly not my favorite of Will’s Doc novels but far from the worst, too. It had some very enjoyable segments.

Things. And More Things. A Whole Lot o’ Things.

This is going to be one of those “everything but the kitchen sink” kind of posts, so strap yourselves in!

Recorded the fourth episode of The Shadow Fan Podcast but I won’t be releasing it until next Monday. I just wanted to go ahead and get it done, while the books I was reviewing were fresh in my mind. I’m having a lot of fun doing the podcast and it’s been very well received, which is gratifying.

Got a couple of The Shadow radio show sets for my upcoming birthday – The Shadow: Radio Treasures and The Shadow Knight of Darkness. Each set has 18 episodes on 9 CD’s. Looking forward to diving into them.

Finished off part 2 of Gravedigger last night. My original plan had been to do a novel, divided into three portions. When I finished last night’s portion, I thought about just stopping there and releasing this as a digest, a la The Pulptress book that Pro Se published. Then I’d do two 30,000 word digests a year as opposed to one 60k for Gravedigger. But with my current word count, I wouldn’t be able to use all of the Will Meugniot interior art and the price point would be higher than The Pulptress was. So it looks like I’ll be pushing onward and shooting for a full-sized Gravedigger book. I need to finish this in November so I can start on a licensed project (that should be announced soon) and then on my Phantom Detective story for Airship 27. And then, I need to finish off Lazarus Gray Volume Four. And then, I need to write my story for Tales of The Rook Volume Two.

It makes me tired just typing all of that.

Anyway, I’m about to read Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan. Always loved the movie and I’ve meant to read the novel for years. I actually checked out from the library a paperback that has the entire trilogy in it (Logan’s run, Logan’s World and Logan’s Search), so if I enjoy the first book I might read the whole series.

Our accompanying artwork today is by Anthony Castrillo and comes from The Rook Volume Six.