Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Writing Update: NaNo-Complete!

I wrapped up my 50000 words for NaNoWriMo over the weekend. I actually worked on two novels over the period with Lightweight: Beyond being the main focus. But the expansion of Out For Vengeance also came into play as I start to put building blocks of the shared Quadrant Universe together in both stories. Expect a few tidbits in Vengeance’s tale that will come to play in future Lightweight stories.

Over the next couple weeks I will finish up the last chapter of Lightweight: Beyond and get the complete work off to be edited. Then I will throw myself into finishing the Vengeance expansion. But I have a pair of short stories that also need to get done this month, one to complete an anthology and one as a tie-in to T. Glenn Bane's upcoming Wild West Horse Opera RPG.

Suffice it to say, I will continue to have a busy writing schedule in December.

Thankfully all this writing won't come without a couple releases in the near future. Airship 27 has Legends of New Pulp near completion, which will feature my second tale in the "Second Life of DB Cooper". Then my 50s era circus tale will finally see the light of day as part of Flinch Books' Big Top Tales anthology. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how the finished book comes together.

Links to those will be forthcoming once they are released. In the mean time, stay tuned for some great holiday features and super-discussion as December rolls on.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Kickstart the Week 36: Die! Kitty! Die!

What happens when you unleash two creators known for their Archie work on a project of their own? Well, it sure looks like you get a fun graphic novel with a bit more edge than your average issue of Archie Double Digest.

Dan Parent (creator of Kevin Keller) and Fernando Ruiz have joined forces to bring the world Die Kitty Die! The metatextual comic is all about a comic character at the end of their run and her facing the impending death that comes with it.

Kitty Ravencraft bears more than a passing resemblance to Sabrina, but her adventures will have a bit more edge than any Melissa Joan Hart adventures. The series will focus on her battle with her creators as she seeks to use her magic to survive their attempts on her life.

It sounds like a huge amount of fun with some great art in the ever familiar style of the creators. For more details, check out the project on Kickstarter.

This will bring the 2015 Kickstarters to an end, as December is a no fly zone for Kickstarter until after Christmas. But you will see a few other features on Monday, including some more Patreon projects well worth supporting. As always, stay tuned!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Cosplay Friday: The Doctor

The Doctor was a character I actually first came to through comics, reading a few of the old Marvel UK reprints that Marvel published throughout the 1980s. I didn't quite understand why he wasn't a full fledged superhero when I was about eight, but it started me on the path to watching far too many episodes of the classic show late on Friday and Saturday nights on PBS. (I was a boring teenager.)

Well, glamour model Masuimi Max took the desire for a female version of the BBC's character and inserted a healthy dose of steampunk to come up with her great version of the character.

And while the blog might update a bit slower during the month of NaNoWrimo, you can check out a lot more great Cosplay pictures over on the Tumblr. And while you are admiring some great cosplay here, don’t forget to check out some of the other great stuff from SuperPoweredFiction.com!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

The long NaNoWriMo drought is almost over on the site, but in the meantime, join me, the Vision, the Scarlet Witch and the Avengers in having a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Superhero movies meet Egyptian Mythology: Gods of Egypt

While the casting choices of the film have had a bit too much shade thrown on them, Gods of Egypt looks like an amazing piece of cinema from Egyptian born filmmaker Alex Proyas (The Crow). Already visually stunning, it very much seems to take queues from the Marvel blockbusters in its construction of a world where the gods are real.

While not out until February, I suspect it to be a big movie upon its release, as does Summit Entertainment, which hopes this will be their next major franchise. And while Proyas hasn't made any major film since the painful Knowing in 2009, his work on Dark City should be required viewing. I suspect Gods of Egypt to continue his track record of amazing world building while also giving some great roles to some amazingly talented actors and actresses.