It’s not a publisher, but a group of people in Texas who are liked minded in comics creation. I’ve been talking to local artists and writers.
It’s a studio of like minded people who want to produce great comics, some of these comics will be put out on their own and hopefully draw attention to other people in the group as well because the studio will push the titles.
Started work on a second one. Did a short story. Tine to get back to work on Edwin and the Orbs, and some comic stuff. Getting pitched ready.
It’s been a while since my last update. I mean I did post that nifty little poster preview. Some things have happened in the last few days… Well months really.
For those of you who follow me, you guys know that I
Like , LOVE audio dramas. I really do enjoy them. So I have been staffing on a brand new one. As soon as I can let you guys know more about it, I will. At the moment I can’t until the other writers are locked in. I feel very passionate about this project because of who is involved, how well the pilot scripts were, and my connection to the creator of the show.
Moving on, I have had movement on 31 at two publishers who are interested in it. Also a really great colorist wants to help on the pitch as well. Since he offered, I think I’m going to use him if his schedule allows for it. Right now, it all hinges on Orlando.
The time travel story is coming together nicely. Lauren and I have been hard at work… Well she has been anyway. The car crash, from what I hear is “spectacular”.
Identity is also moving along nicely.
Well that’s about it!
I am re-booting 31. Don’t worry, it won’t change much. It will just be longer, better, and have more action than believable.
Well the last two weekends have been busy for me. I wanted to sit down and recap them both. So that is what I’m doing now.
The weekend of the 16th was fun because I got to see my family and see the “Adventures in Odyssey” live show and Birthday bash. I had a really great time. Friday night we watched “Dr. Horrible” and “Sherlock Holmes” on my Aunt and Uncle’s outdoor home theater. It was really fun.
The next day I got up kind of early and went to the store to try and find, “The Official Guide to Adventures in Odyssey”, only to find they were sold out. I then ate lunch and went to the live show. I had a really grand time. The show was well done. I thought it *might* had been the series finale. It wasn’t. That was a close call there, and clever thinking.
I met the cast:
I have other pictures, but they’re on my facebook. I also met a nice young lady in line, who knew just as much as I did about the show. She hadn’t been listening as long, but I still found it cool. I might have some cool news in the future, so please stay tuned to this page.
Texas Comic Con
I always have a good time signing at Texas Comic Con. I meet cool people and have a blast talking to like minded creators there. Not much to really report this year, other than I was present all three days and I appreciate everyone that stopped in to say hi/ buy a book. I also had the lovely Karissa Orsak with me. It was a complete joy and honor to have her there, as she is the model for her own character in the upcoming OGN by me “War of the Gods.”
Over all I had a really good time at Texas Comic Con. Here’s looking to the future!
The production company has the contract. It’s been signed by me and them. They haven’t announced the film yet, so I can’t say who is making it, or who is producing it. THIS is not official! This is if I had to cast the movie today, and I was the guy shelling out the movie money to get the film made this is who I would pick. Obviously the producer is missing because that will give away who owns the film rights currently. Everything is tight lipped in the comic/film industry. So now that I’m done with that disclaimer, it’s time for me to list my “Dream Team” for 31.
First up we have the star of the film. Our contest winner had chosen Jason Statham. While this is an excellent choice, I wouldn’t want a main stream actor to play him. He’s too bald, and too much of a well known actor. I need an almost unknown actor. For the roll I would have selected Whit Hertford as 31.
I think Whit has an untapped potential by mainstream film and is an excellent actor. He mostly dabbles in comedic rolls on television, but has been a dramatic lead in “Dreamworld”.
For 32, I went a little more well known. I think this actress should do for spy women, what Scarlett Johanson did for the superheroine. I chose Oliva Wilde
For Donovan, I chose a man whose voice is well known, however his face is not. The reason for this is I need a seasoned veteran actor to tie the group together. As established as Olivia Wilde is, I also need a recognizable voice as Donovan is rarely heard from in the first arc, with the exception of a few flash backs. I chose Townsend Coleman.
Writing wise I would have to choose the team of Miles Millar and Al Gough. They are responsible for re-imagining Smallville while maintaing the integrity of the original source material. They approach everything with a youthful look and would do an honest adaption to what works in film. You can’t always translate comics into film 100%. They get that.
Finally as director, David Yates. The man is brilliant. What more can I say?
And the executive producer?
Well me. I’m contracted for it.
Congratulations to contest winner Justin Real.
His submission was this:
31: jason statham
32: scarlet johansson
directed by: micheal bay, clint eastwood,
writer: james cameron
I will post my casting tomorrow and why I picked my choices.
I never met him. If his introduction to one of this books is true, He was the literary descendant of numerous authors. I would say that Ray was my literary grandfather.
I remember reading my first Ray book when I was in the eighth grade. My mom checked it out from the library for me. It was a novel, that weaved together a collection of short stories. You see normally, publishers won’t publish short story books. It’s a loss for them. So Ray being the smart man he was, tricked them by placing a narrative in it. It was brilliant. That book was my first true love. It was a mix of science fiction and philosophy. That book was the “Illustrated Man.”
The next book I read was another collection of stories. This time it was a set of horror stories. I never finished it. I don’t like horror. In fact to this day the only horror book I ever finished was “Something Wicked this Way Comes”. That was my summer between eighth grade and ninth grade.
When I got into high school I read the “Martian Chronicles”. I didn’t like it as much as some of his other works. It inspired me to write. Ray inspired me to write. After that I read by far my favorite book from him, “Fahrenheit 451″. This book I have read almost as many times as “Treasure Island”. This is a big deal because I hardly ever re-read books.
He pushed the genres he wrote in. He pushed me to write. He showed me you can write multiple genres in multiple formats. He once said in an interview (and I’m paraphrasing) to write everyday a short story, and by the end of the year you will have written at least one good one.
Words to live by.
So, I’m going to be running a contest. The winner will receive a “31″ prize pack containing:
1. A complete set of 31 mini-posters
2.Issues one and two digitally.
3. Signed copies of issue one and two.
4. Scripts one and two of 31.
5.Two mini posters from War of the Gods.
The contest is simple and ends this friday. You will come up with the dream cast to play in/write/direct the film 31. You must post a link in the comments section of this blog to your list on your blog. Who ever comes up with the best selection, will win. There will only be one winner. Second and Third place will win just mini posters and digital copies.
I will post at the end of the week the dream cast/crew that I have.