September 2011

Examiner – 5 Star Review for Dear Creature

Examiner just gave Dear Creature a glowing review.

Dear Creature hits each mark it aims for, and makes the reader hungry for more.”

Also, we’re lining up more events for the book’s release this October. On October 25th, I’ll be at the University Bookstore in Seattle for a signing/promotion. I’ll put up details as they come in.

Goodreads Dear Creature Giveaway

Today is the LAST DAY to put your name in the hat for the Goodreads Dear Creature giveaway.

Enter for a chance to win your very own copy of the romantic-monster-comedy-adventure-whatchimma-whatchimma!

Magic Bullet Comic

Hey, happy campers! If you snagged a copy of Magic Bullet #3 this weekend at SPX or your local comics shop, you probably saw this comic- a brief trip down memory lane from me. It may well be as close as I ever get to an autobio comic. It gives a little insight into the life experience that went into my graphic novel, Dear Creature.

Apparently, some copies of Magic Bullet made it out to some local comic shops (I know a few in Portland, at least), so hunt it down and check out the rest of the work therein!

Wired, Comics Alliance, and Grantland

More great publicity for Green River Killer.

Wired.

Comics Alliance (With a multi-page preview).

Grantland (With a different multi-page preview).

Green River Killer: Book of the Month and LA Times Coverage

Today the LA Times ran an interview with Green River Killer writer Jeff Jensen:

‘Green River Killer’: A father and son follow murderer’s trail

Jeff gives a lot of great background on his father’s story as a detective on the case, and our journey to bring that to life as a graphic novel.

iFanboy also gave Green River Killer their Book of the Month, along with a great review. Here’s an excerpt:

“Because the writer is Detective Jensen’s son there is a strong sense of authenticity to the story. We get a glimpse behind the scenes of a real serial killer investigation, warts and all. In the afterward, Jeff Jensen says that he wrote this story to gain a better understanding of his dad and to express his love for him. Jensen does this, not through hero worship, but through showing the man for who he was: not an oversized hero but an ordinary man who gave up a lot of himself in order to bring the Green River Killer to justice. I imagine that Jeff Jensen felt a great sense of pride in writing this story, but I wonder if there was also some sense of pain in having to lay out, and thus better understand, the series of psychological hardships that his father went through during the investigation.

In addition to the authenticity in the story there is the same feeling of verisimilitude in the art. Jonathan Case provides strong black and white art work that perfectly compliments the story. Green River Killer: A True Detective Story is about people and how the awful acts that we are capable of committing effect not only ourselves and not only those around us, but complete strangers as well. There is a lot of pain and a lot of anguish in this book and it all plays out in the faces of the various characters.”