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...

KAGEMONO: TOOTH AND CLAW

KAGEMONO: TOOTH AND CLAW is now available from Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Kagemono-Tooth-Claw-Jason-Franks/dp/0980516730/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257311865&sr=1-2 It’s also available from the Blackglass Press online shop, which australian consumers may find handier: http://www.blackglasspress.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=6&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=25&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2 — JF FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail

Free Comicbook Day @ Kinokuniya in Sydney

Free Comic Book Day is coming up Saturday, the 2nd of May. On that day you can find me at Kinokuniya, Sydney’s book/comic/foreign language emporium. Level 2, The Galeries Victoria, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia 02-9262-7996 In addition to the usual Blackglass books I will be promoting THE SIXSMITHS, a new graphic novel and webcomic that I have been working on with frequent collaborator J.Marc Schmidt, with a 16 page minicomic. If you’re in Sydney that weekend please stop by and say hello! The webcomic will most likely launch a couple of days prior. I’ll post a link...