October 2011

New GRK Review

Updated the Reviews section with a nice review for Green River Killer from S. Krishna’s Books.

“… Wonderfully adapted … visually stunning artwork.

Green River Window Display

I went by Powell’s today and got a chance to see the window display that Dark Horse put up for Green River Killer. It looks pretty fantastic. Seeing those panels blown up 3 or 4 sizes in a downtown Portland window was pretty surreal.

I also signed a bunch of copies of GRK and Dear Creature, so if you’re in Portland and are looking to pick up an autographed copy, there you go!

Guest Blog Post— The Book Smugglers

Today, The Book Smugglers kindly posted a monstery guest article written by me, just in time for Halloween. It’s an essay titled The Unbearable Lightness of Monster.

Read it, or risk seeing your world through a lens of inferior monster knowledge.

Back to the Drawing Board

What a month. Between promoting my books, taking baby birthing classes with Sarah, and starting up three simultaneous comics projects with Dark Horse (while trying to maintain forward momentum on my next book), I’m pretty well ready to narrow my focus.

This week’s trip up to Seattle was great. The train is the only way to fly, and the University Bookstore signing was a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone that came out for the Monster Lecture! Sarah and I got a few hours the next day to meander through Seattle, so we went to Pike’s Place and put together a picnic (that was a lot of P’s!) for the train ride home.

We also got to stop in at Golden Age Collectibles (America’s Oldest Comics Shop!), meet the staff, and sign a copy of Green River Killer. I remember frequenting that shop when I was just getting into comics and living up in the Seattle area, post-college. I didn’t completely realize it while we were there, but that return visit as a comics professional sort of represents the end of a chapter in my career. Like in Lonesome Dove, where Captain Call comes back to the little village after his far-ranging adventure. Only, I made a bunch of friends along the way, rather than losing them to snakebites, hangin’, and gangrenous legs.

That’s a win for me, Captain Call.

Green River Killer at Seattle Signing Too

Just about the hop on the train to Seattle! Before I do, a shout out to all the Seattleites: I will have some copies of Green River Killer with me, in addition to what the University Bookstore supplies, so if you want to pick one up, or otherwise get a copy signed, come on out to the U district store tonight! Details on the post below.

Now I’m off!