A brief sort-of interview with me finishing the sentences of children’s lit blogger Mr. Schu over at Mr. Schu Reads.
Thinking about getting some new pitches out there. Publishers, get ready.
Look what the nice Purolator man just brought me. In stores September 1st!
Pleasantly surprised to learn that The King’s Dragon has ended up on this year’s list of nominations for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens, alongside a number of great books by admirable creators such as Peter Bagge, Rick Geary, Mike Mignola, Matt Smith, Mariko & Jillian Tamaki, Gene Yang, etc.
It’s my first time on the YALSA list since my very first book, Days Like This with J. Torres, way back in 2003. And I’m glad that it’s with this book; the Three Thieves series has lived in the shadow of some of my other work, but I generally consider The King’s Dragon the best thing I’ve written to date (yes, including Two Generals.)
So, congratulations to the other nominees, and thanks to YALSA and whoever might be responsible for my nomination. It’s a great list, and I’m humbled to be on it.
I can tell you with 100% certainty that the answers to those questions are “yes” and “yes.”
Another #vancouvercomicon #sketch, this one for #TruePatriot mastermind @jtorresonline, who’s breaking in a new #sketchbook. #regram #theredensign #canadian #superhero #guns #shooting
Fan #sketch from Sunday’s #vancouvercomicon. The Hellfire Club’s Black King and White Queen. #xmen #emmafrost #comics #comicbooks
If you’re reading this in/near Edmonton or Vancouver, be advised that I will be in your fine western Canadian cities over the next few days, alongside fellow True Patriot contributors J. Torres, Adrian Alphona, and (Edmonton only) Scott Kowalchuk.
Come say hello, get a book signed, buy us drinks, pretend to laugh at our terrible jokes, etc.
Log back on after a morning away from the computer a there’s 150+ notes on that Red Ensign story I posted over breakfast (mostly, I suspect, thanks to a reblog from Chris Samnee.) Thanks for the love, all. Glad you’re enjoying it, and happy 147th birthday, Canada.
It’s as different a take on World War II from my graphic memoir Two Generals as you could imagine, but that was largely the point. And it’s my only professional superhero story to date, so please take a moment to marvel at its rarity (although a second True Patriot volume is on the way later this summer, and you can be sure it will feature more of the Red Ensign’s two-fisted, Nazi-busting adventures.)
It’s gotten better, but I wish there was less talk about how art LOOKS, and more talk about how art READS.
New cover art for the upcoming third printing of Tower of Treasure.
Today’s #DeckReading. #book #patrickobrian #postcaptain #masterandcommander #summer #historicalfiction
John Romita correcting a page from FANTASTIC FOUR #105 in the Marvel offices in 1970
Love Romita, and old photos of comics creators at work in general. Makes me want to wear a tie at the desk.