August 5, 2019 · 9:50 pm
I wrote a superhero book.
Then I watched The Boys.
My first reaction: not happy.
There was a lot in common between the two, and The Boys was definitely the 800 pound gorilla of the pair.
My second reaction: joy!
I’ve had a hard time describing my book, settling on the phrase ‘Grimdark Superhero’. Now I know that there is an audience for this. Do you like The Boys? Then you will like my novel CRITERION.
The Boys feels bold and innovative, not just for its brutality and shock value, but because it takes its premise seriously. The heroes and villains are more complicated than they seem. The relationships are messy, and the consequences are real. Those are the stories I am interested in, and that’s what you will find in my book.
Criterion is the world’s mightiest hero.
His sidekicks just found his body.
When the Criterion Cadets are shattered by the death of their idol, they drop their brave and plucky façade and become consumed by strife and jealousy.
The only thing keeping them together is terror. Once protected from on high, they are now vulnerable and alone. Can they cover up Criterion’s death and avoid a global meltdown? What hope do they have against an enemy that can kill anyone?
Who killed Criterion? Who will die next?
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July 17, 2012 · 6:46 am
Another year, another Comic Con. This year, however, was different. I was there as a PROFESSIONAL.
not a professional dentist
Per usual I skipped the panels and screenings and focused on the booth displays, cosplayers and creators in attendance.
Pro Writer – Comic Con Exclusive!
Fortunately I had plenty of bubble gum
The Walking Dead Super Zombie mobile – so awesome that it does not appear in the comic or the show
This car would also be very useful during the zompocalypse
A giant display with almost every Marvel action figure in an epic brawl – a direct look into the brain of my 13 year old self.
I had a clear agenda for this convention.
1) Get my photo at the Walking Dead booth with Michonne and her pet zombies…
2) Meet other writers.
It was a terrific success on both counts. My friends and I had a nice dinner with Alice Henderson and then we met up for drinks with Nathan Long, Mike Lee, Alix Carter, Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, Ed Erdelac and Sariann Lehrer. This year was very different from the usual fan experience, but in a wonderful way. It was exhausting and overwhelming as always but I returned home inspired and invigorated. Looking forward to next year!
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