What do I have in store for al you horrible little boys and girls in 2013?
Well, I’m glad you asked, my evil children.
The first issue of McBlack volume 2, LADY McBLACK, will appear in February. This will be a black and white book, written and pencilled by me, inked by Dave Gutierrez, with cover art from Rhys James. There will be a backup feature as well–maybe two.
THE SIXSMITHS VOL.02 is well and truly underway and I hope that it will be in print in the second half of the year. I have a wonderful and surprising selection of artists working on this book with me and I think it will be smarter, funnier and scarier than the first book.
Delayed from 2012, UNGENRED, a collection of my ‘non genre’ comics stories, should be out this year as well. About 50% of the material int he book has never been published. These are travel stories, social realist drama, comedy pieces, satires, autobiography and sentient robots. (You wanna argue about what a genre is? Huh? Huh?)
Lots of other projects in the works as well. I am presently trying to sell my second novel, Faerie Apocalypse, and I’m pitching three new comics miniseries: KENSUKE, a samurai fantasy horror with Tom Bonin; THE LEFT HAND PATH, a horror/police procedural with Paul Abstruse; and BUCKET OF GLASS, a high school drama with Joe Pimienta.
Hopefully there will be some more short stories in both prose and comics and some other new projects up to kick off. I also hope to have my third novel, XDA ZAI, ready for submission by the end of the year.
As far as appearances go, I will be a guest at Oz Horror Con in January. I will be a part of the Big Arse 3 book launch in March. I will probably do a Sydney show and perhaps an Adelaide or a Perth show as well as at least one more Melbourne event. I am also looking a a trip to SPX in the States for the first time since 2006.
I’m hoping for a bigger year than than 2012. Wish me luck!