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1. EXCLUSIVE Cover Reveal: Bring Magic Into Your Art with HOCUS FOCUS from First Second

HocusFocusRGBArtists of the realm, prepare to take up your swords and pencils once more! I

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2. EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-Nominated Animator Benjamin Renner Comes to Comics with BIG BAD FOX

The plan was simple: steal chicken eggs, "raise the chicks, scare them, and eat them. But things don't go exactly as he planned..."

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3. Valiant Blasts into the Future with Seven New Series Including FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADES Ongoings

VBannerToday, Valiant announced seven new series at their annual #ValiantSummit.

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4. DC Universe accepts “R” rating for Batman: The Killing Joke animated film

TKJbatmanDC Universe announced today they've accepted an "R" rating from the MPAA for the upcoming animated release Batman: The Killing Joke.

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5. Image Expo EXCLUSIVE: Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison Shed Light on Rock n’ Roll’s Greatest Mysteries in ROCKSTARS

RockstarsBannerCome on, you know how the story goes. You put on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.  You cue up The Wizard of Oz. To your amazement, they match up, just like the forum post said they would! If that’s true, maybe there really was more to Kurt Cobain’s death. Or John Lennon’s.  Indeed, maybe there […]

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6. AWP Events


This afternoon, I will be flying to Los Angeles for the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference. Here's my schedule of events, in case you're in the area and want to say hello...
  • Thursday, 3/31: Black Lawrence Press reading and party at CB1 Gallery, 7pm
  • Friday, 4/1: Signing at Black Lawrence Press booth (#1526), 1-2pm
  • Saturday, 4/2: signing at the GLBTQ Caucus Hospitality Booth (#633), 12-12.30pm
And of course I'll be wandering around the conference and spending lots of time at the book fair.

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7. Magnetic Press Announces Summer Publishing Lineup

LionBannerLaunched in 2014, Magnetic Press quickly made its presence known in the comic book industry thanks to its diverse line of narrative innovative and visually powerful stories.  This summer, the company plans to add four new titles to its lineup, including a third installment in its popular series of wildlife graphic novels, Love.  From fans of Her to fans of The […]

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8. Check Out Leila Del Duca’s Unbelievable Mural of Oni Press and Fried Pie Variant Covers

image001Your princess may be in another castle, but you'll leave your heart in this one when you see Leila's gorgeous work... Read the rest of this post

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9. Image Comics Partners with PREVIEWS to Announce IMAGE+ Magazine

Talk about some stunning Friday night news! At ComicsPRO tonight, Image Comics announced that they would be partnering up with Diamond to launch Image+, a monthly magazine that will ship with the long running PREVIEWS catalog. Clocking in at 64 pages each month, each of the first 12 issues of the magazine will feature four […]

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10. Catching Up


Posting here is likely to continue to be sparse for a while, aside from occasional announcement-type notes such as this one. I'm preparing for Ph.D. qualifying exams and anything not related to that and/or to the impending release of Blood: Stories has been cut from my waking hours since this summer.

Blood: Stories has an official release date of February 20. It is at the printer now as I write this, and can be ordered not only from the publisher, but also from Amazon (U.S.), Barnes & Noble, and Small Press Distribution. (It hasn't hit Book Depository yet, but when/if it does, I'll post a link, as that's often the least expensive way to order internationally.) There will be an e-book version eventually, but not until this summer at the earliest. BLP also has a new subscription series for their books, which has various options, all of which are less expensive than buying the books individually.

I'll be in New York City this coming weekend to read at the Sunday Salon series on February 21 at Jimmy's No. 43 (43 E. 7th St.) at 7pm alongside Alison Kinney, Thaddeus Rutkowski, and Terese Svoboda. If you're in the area, stop by!

Various other events are coming up, too. I'll mention them here, but you can also keep up with things via Twitter, my newsletter, and/or the book's Facebook page.


Speaking of books, Eric Schaller's debut story collection, Meet Me in the Middle of the Air, has now been released by Undertow Publications (and is available as both a bookbook and an e-book at the usual outlets). It's a marvelous concatenation of stories of horror, dark fantasy, and general weirdness. Some are disturbing, some are amusing, some are both. It's a really smart, entertaining book. I'm especially pleased it's coming out now, near to the release of my own collection, because Eric has been my erstwhile partner in a number of crimes, including The Revelator (a new issue of which is impending. Even more than its been impending before). Eric hasn't always gotten the credit he deserves as fiction writer because he only publishes stories now and then, and often in somewhat esoteric places, so it's a real pleasure and even a (dare I say it?) revelation to have a whole book of his work and to get to see the range and complexity of his writing.

Finally, in terms of new work, I have exciting news (well, exciting to me) -- my story "Mass" will appear in the next print issue (issue 66) of Conjunctions. It's a tale of academia, mass shootings, and theoretical physics. Having it published by Conjunctions is almost as exciting for me as having a book out, because Conjunctions is my favorite literary journal, the place where the aesthetic feels most convivial to my own, and I've been submitting to it for almost 20 years. I've had stories on the website twice ("The Art of Comedy" and "The Last Vanishing Man"), and numerous stories that came close, but were not quite right for the theme of the issue or didn't quite fit with other material or just weren't quite to the editors' tastes. Getting into the pages of Conjunctions means more to me than getting into The New Yorker or any other magazine would (although I'd love the New Yorker paycheck!).

I think that's it for news. Thanks for reading, and thanks for bearing with me!

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11. ANNOUNCEMENT: How Charise Harper’s CRAFTY CAT Will Teach Kids to Embrace Their Inner Strength Through Art!

2From First Second Books comes a new series about a young girl and her artistic alter ego!

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12. VOTE for the Comics Industry Person of the Year!

enhanced-buzz-2622-1374017569-19 (1)This year we're opening person of the year voting to everyone!

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13. DC to Dominate CW on January 19th, Release new SUICIDE SQUAD Trailer

jokerWe're going to get hurt really, really badly on January 19th.

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14. Marvel’s Zany Mashup Character Gwenpool Gets her Own Unbelievable Series

4965618-the_unbelievable_gwenpool_1_coverMarvel has been eager to promote Gwenpool, their newest mishmash of two established characters. Thankfully, the publisher has been careful to not overuse her right out of the gate, testing her potential in a few Howard the Duck backups and a fun Holiday special. However, the kid gloves came off today as Marvel officially announced The Unbelieveable Gwenpool. The series will […]

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15. DC Comics Announces ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL, CBS Series Tie-In Comic

bengalsupergirlTake flight with DC's new Supergirl Digital Comic, coming early next year!

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16. REVEAL: The Cover to NOWHERE MEN #8

We're all getting starry-eyed

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17. HOUSE OF CARDS’ Nathan Darrow Cast as GOTHAM’s Mr. Freeze

It's a cold cold world we live in.

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18. New INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN Series Sees Bendis & Maleev Take Stark Global

As per Marvel’s announcement through EW this morning, writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev have signed up to put a Batman Incorporated spin on the man in the suit built in a cave with a box of scraps.  International Iron Man, set to debut early next year, will feature Tony Stark at his most outwardly […]

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19. DeConnick’s and De Landro’s “Bitch Planet” to Receive Limited Edition Hardcover Treatment for Local Comic Shop Day

In a special push to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day on November 28th, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, artist Valentine De Landro, and Image Comics have partnered with ComicsPRO, a retail association comprised of comic book shops, to release a special limited hardcover edition of Bitch Planet‘s first volume. The dystopian series, which focuses on a group of women imprisoned off-world […]

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20. “Death Note” Creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata Announce “Platinum’s End”

  You, me, and everyone into manga around 2006 should remember Death Note, the fantastic psychological thriller about a bored teenage genius outwitting the police and a reclusive detective as he reshapes the world one murder at a time.  Following the series’ conclusion, creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata went on to create the light-hearted Bakuman, […]

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21. Exclusive Reveal: Tula Lotay’s Cover to REBELS #10!

Brian Wood’s and Andrea Mutti’s Rebels and I have a special relationship.  Way back before issue one came out in March, I wrote an advance review of the title as my first assignment for The Beat.  More than half a year in and Rebels is still going strong, recently wrapping up its first arc. One of the highlights of […]

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22. NYCC ’15: Dark Horse CLASSIFIED Liveblog

Hey all, stay tuned to this page for live updates as we cover the Dark Horse CLASSIFIED panel. #dhclassified Panelists include Dark Horse PR rep Steve Sunu, Rebels writer Brian Wood, MIND MGMT writer Matt Kindt, and editor in chief David Marshall. 11:05- Brian Wood and Tristan Jones will write ALIENS: DEFIANCE, coming out April […]

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23. Rumor: FX to Produce Brian K. Vaughan’s “Y: THE LAST MAN” for TV

According to Hollywood Reporter, FX has a Y: the Last Man TV series in the works.  Written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra, the Vertigo comic was Vaughan’s breakout success and led to his producer role on ABC’s Lost.  Vaughan is slated to be joined by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson from Color Force, a studio […]

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24. Image’s January Solicits Tease Early Deaths, Fresh Starts, NOWHERE MEN’s Return

Who killed the world? Science. Science is the new metal.

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25. Welcome Marvel’s New THE PUNISHER Creative Team: Cloonan & Dillon!

Bang bang. Welcome back the one who knocks.

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