November 21, 2006

I'm in a place called Vertigo

I write to you from New York City, where I'm spending a week house/catsitting for a wayward songstress, writing and wandering the autumnal streets.

Various professional news:

The audiobook version of The Blood Price, read by Jeff Harding, is available for download. Go on, listen to the five-minute free sample. Also, Invisible Armies's US hardcover is finally up on, albeit in stub form. In honour of these things I have tweaked my web site.

IA's Canadian and UK mass-market paperbacks will also be coming out in 2007, in May and September respectively, along with Blood Price's German translation (probably), and Dark Places's Japanese translation (I think.) Publishing is a long and drawn-out process. Sometimes I like that. Sometimes no.

Meanwhile, I'm pleased to officially announce that DC/Vertigo and I have agreed in principle on me writing them a graphic novel tentatively titled THE EXECUTOR sometime soonish. This doesn't mean it's a done deal - the Vertigo editor (same guy who edits 100 BULLETS and Y: THE LAST MAN) and my agent still have to bash out terms and conditions that make both sides happy - but still, cool, huh?

November 11, 2006

remembrance day

"Good-morning; good-morning!" the General said
When we met him last week on our way to the line.
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of 'em dead,
And we're cursing his staff for incompetent swine.
"He's a cheery old card," grunted Harry and Jack
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.

But he did for them both by his plan of attack.

- Siegfried Sassoon