So I’m a big fan of Warren Ellis especially his comic book work. However, I wasn’t too keen on his first book Crooked Little Vein. I think he just had to find his footing with the medium. He seemed to have adapted to the novel form and knocked one out of the park with Gun Machine. I wasn’t sure what to expect with Normal, but I have high hopes. Normal is a novella that’s dropping in November. In the meantime, he’s trying something new though. Before the full book gets released, Normal is coming as a digital serial in four parts. Below are my loose thoughts in a list.
- Dope ass cover. It’s poppin and eye-catching at the same time.
- I love Ellis’ sharp descriptions of the characters and their voices. Really knows how to carve a character’s mental space in a short amount of words.
- The trademark black humor is sprinkled throughout the narrative, keeping things from getting too serious and dark.
- Great concept: corporate futurists suffering from abyss gaze in need of a digital detox. Think digital rehab, but taken to the upmost extreme deep in the pacific northwest.
- The cliffhanger is a killer and I can’t wait to digitally crack open part two.
I just dropped a new track called The Bird’s X: Director’s Cut (prod. by Heaven in Stereo). Check it out below.
It’s the two year anniversary of my second book release A Lightbulb’s Lament. I started working on this baby back in my college days at NIU. I was somewhat depressed at the time and wrote this to remedy my depression and give light to another world.
Part of me still can’t believe this exists in the world. I had to fight so hard to keep this book alive and well. There was a time it was stuck in contract hell with a dead publishing company. Before that, I lost the original draft of the book on my laptop and learned to back up my work the hard way. I’m happy it has a home with Bizarro Pulp Press who have been nothing, but good to me and have given me total creative freedom. What else could you ask for?
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Oh yeah and the drawing below is done by me and the colors are done by Brandon Duncan. Super rare. Shoutout to Tesla.
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I know haven’t dropped new music in a million years, but here we are. Check out “All I Know” (prod. by Heaven in Stereo).
A few of you might be wondering what the hell I’ve been up to and why this space has been so quiet. Well, that’s a good question. I’ve been settling into my new command in Seoul, South Korea. Originally, I was supposed to be going down to Daegu. Then some bigwigs decided to just keep me in Seoul which is cool since this is a poppin city.
I finally got some internet in my life so I’ll be able to keep y’all updated more frequently. I know haven’t dropped any art in a while, but a few things have been bubbling behind the scenes and have finally came to fruition.
First bit of news: I got a new short story titled “A Home-Cooked Meal” published in the newest issue of Dark Moon Digest. This is my first publication in 2016 and I’ve been wanting to get in this magazine for a long time. Plus, I set this story in Spain and sprinkled in a good amount of Spanish.
Second bit of news: Chris Lambert (author of Killer & Victim, and editor at Red Fez magazine) asked me to record the intro for a new podcast that’s focused on craft, writing, etc. for Red Fez. Of course I had to jump on the opportunity and you can hear the final result at the link below.
I know it’s only May, but I have a few more surprises up my sleeve. So keep your eyes here.