Manolo Sanctis

A couple of stories I wrote for the amazing Renan L’Hopsum are now available on the French comics website Manolo Sanctis. If you click over to the site you can read them for free. (The site is in French but the comics are in English). The first of them is The Devil’s Vintner, a suspense story that was published last year in KAGEMONO: TOOTH AND CLAW. The other piece… the Ron Beadle Triptych, is a series of three as-yet-unpublished comedy shorts based on some of the tall stories told to me by my old mate, the Beadler himself. Some of Ren’s other excellent work is...

XDA Zai in ASSASSIN’S CANON

Just received an author’s copy of ASSASSIN’S CANON from Utility Fog Press and it is indeed a handsome volume. My story, “XDA Zai: The Wild Hunt” (a chapter from my in-progress novel XDA ZAI) , is the closing story for the book: When need somebody dead, but they’ve disappeared down a rabbithole, X-Dimensional Assassin Zai is the man for the job. Atlantis, outer space, Faerieland, the Dirigible City: wherever you hide, Zai-san will find you… once he’s finished taking photos of all the tourist spots.  “The Wild Hunt” finds Mr Zai on the trail of his most dangerous quarry yet: the...

TANGO 9

A bit late to post it, but Cardigan Comics’ TANGO #9 was launched last Thursday. It’s a big fat beautiful book, more than 300 pages of Australian indie comics goodness, edited by the inimitable Bernard Caleo with covers by Peter Ra. The book contains stories by, among other people, Bruce Mutard, Ed 9mmed Siemienkowicz, J. Marc Schmidt, Bobby N., Mandy Ord, Nicky Greenberg, Owen Heitman, Bernard Caleo, Tom Bonin, Jo Waite, Paul Bedford & Renan L’Hopsum, Jen Breach and Trev Wood, Marita Obst and Luke Pickett, Andrew Fulton, Richard Butler, Daniel Reed, Phillip Bentley, and literally dozens more creators. I’m...

In the New York Times

Last year Steven Mangold and I co-wrote a story that was published in BAD-ASS FAERIES 2. The anthology was mentioned in a recent New York Times article about the renewed popularity of modern fairytales in the bookstore: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/books/review/Marler-t.html?_r=1 Check out the article! The book has just been reprinted (now under the banner of a different publisher,Mundania Press).  Steve and I are in volume 2: http://www.mundania.com/book.php?title=Bad-Ass+Faeries+2:+Just+Plain+Bad Copies can be purchased from the publisher’s website at the link above. It’s also available as a PDF ebook. Amazon has have sold out of the prior (Marietta Publishing) edition of the book–luckily, the new edition from Mundania Press should be...