Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2011: A Geek Odyssey

First of all, I'm happy to announce that 2011 will see not only our pitch-ready materials for the Ordinary Angels television series, but I'll be joining artist Brian Beardsley to promote Airship Daedalus at Emerald City Comicon in March.  Coinciding with ECC with be the a four-page teaser of Airship Daedalus in Brian Meredith's new pulp anthology comic magazine, Mash Tun.

And then there's stuff like this that makes me all kinds of happy:

As one of my Facebook buddies observed, "Indiana Jones and James Bond in one movie..."  With Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Steven Spielberg producing.  And Jon Favreau at the helm.

Yes, it will be an effects-laden sausage fest.  But it will be an AWESOME effects-laden sausage fest.

That, plus the Thor and Captain America films (still not sure about Green Lantern) will make 2011 a good time to be a geek!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Loving the Challenge

It's a great feeling to have two very different development projects on the grill and be kicking ass at both of them.  Ordinary Angels is contemporary, collaborative, and incredibly deep, as witnessed by last night's production meeting, wherein Trish, Dan and I fleshed out the climactic two-part episode, weaving together subplots and characters from throughout the five-season arc.  There is no doubt in my mind that the viewer will be satisfied.

Airship Daedalus, by contrast, is just deep enough to inspire me as the writer, while challenging me with the constraints not only of the pulp genre, but also with the sequential format of the comic book.  I started producing my own comics in grade school, moving up to making indie 'zines and comix in the 1980s, and web comics in the late '90s and early '00s.  So I'm no stranger to the format.  It's just very different to be writing for comics again after writing in screenplay and stage play format (not to mention long form narrative fiction) for so long.  Different and very satisfying.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy Celtic New Year/Samhain
Also, Feliz Dia de los Muertos.
Also, this happened.  Fun times. 
Also, this happened.  Nice to see, San Francisco.  Well done.