My first novel

    My first novel, BLOODY WATERS, is about to drop from Possible Press. http://www.possiblepresspublications.com/bloody-waters.php It’s an occult rock’n’roll story full of guitars and guns and demons and musical geekery and I think you cats and dogs and porcupines and otters will enjoy it. Bloody Waters will be available in eBook formats from amazon.com on or before October the 27th–more coverage here in the coming days. I will be giving away postcards with Rhys James’ gorgeous cover art at Armageddon this weekend–stop by for a chat and I’ll tell you all about it. Rock’n’roll, — JF       FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail

On McBlack

When I was young and stupid, I decided that I was going to draw and write an ongoing comic series called The Bad Man. It was about a monster who wandered all over a strange landscape, picking fights with more or less everything he came across and stopping only to replenish his supply of ammunition, which he would spend in vast quantities. I went through all of my sketchbooks looking for monster designs which I could pit against him. One of these designs, which I think dated back to high school, became the character McBlack, who was to be a...

On Kagemono

My first published comics were anthologies: One More Bullet and Rockstar Pizza. They were a mixed bag of whatever I had written at the time–I write in whatever genre takes my fancy on a given day, and the anthologies reflected that. Autobiography, travel, science fiction, horror, war stories, comedy–whatever I felt like doing and could hustle some poor artist into drawing. Hard Words, which followed those two books, was presented in the same spirit, except for that book I asked a group of my writer friends to contribute. It was through Hard Words that I first met Yuriko Sekine, who...

On The Sixsmiths

The Sixsmiths is probably the work that I am best known for. My first big sale to an international publisher, available for sale all around the world. Although J.Marc and I took a while to get around to it, the concept is pretty simple: a sitcom about a family of suburban Satanists. The book is labelled ‘horror’, but it’s pretty much a pure-bred comedy. Although it is most usually compared to the Addams Family, but we purposely tried to guide the book away from that. There is no supernatural element in the Sixsmiths, and we talk about the family’s religion...

New Site

I guess this is the third version of jasonfranks.com. It’s gone from a handcoded place where I posted my travel journals to an out-of-the box wordpress site to this sleek new iteration, designed by the uber-talented Luke Pickett. Rather than being a place were cruft from my other websites, my twitter, my facebook, and the livejournal blog that I never really wanted people to read accumulates, I’m going to try to make this place the hub of my web presence. This will be the first place to get updated, rather than the last. So, thanks for stopping by. I will...