The third issue of my comic book, Dark Matter, hits the shelves March 12th. It’s a series with action, adventure, suspense, mystery, humor, twists, turns, surprises…but you already know this because you picked up issues #1 and #2 and are now anxiously awaiting the third installment of the four part opening story arc. You’re no doubt wondering how our heroes will respond to last issue’s shocking revelation. Well, if you’re REALLY curious, I can offer you a sneak peek of what you can look forward to in issue #3 – or, more to the point, several sneak peeks. Over the next six days, I’ll be giving you a glimpse of what lies ahead for our intrepid crew. But, just in case you’ve yet to get around to reading issue #2 (tsk tsk), I’ve uploaded the sneak peek to the bottom of this post. Scroll away!
My editor at Dark Horse, Patrick Thorpe, has been keeping busy. He’s overseeing the return of the avenging spirit, Ghost, in a three-part story that will premiere in the June issue of Dark Horse Presents (#13): http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=37265. Meanwhile, he continues his editing duties on a comic book I really should be checking out: http://battlepug.com/.
The conference call we’d set up on the heels of the intriguing news I received yesterday (re: Dark Matter) has been pushed to Friday afternoon. Welcome to Hollywood. It’s still quite early in the game but, if this piece falls into place, it’ll be a enormous coup for the project.
Speaking of projects, I got together with Ivon Bartok today to talk about the trailer for our horror movie. We discussed the narrative structure its (we want to tell the story in under two minutes) and its production demands and costs (we want to tell the story in under two minutes without having it cost us a lot of money). I think we have a pretty solid plan of attack. Over the next few days, I’ll be working on fine-tuning the mini script. Ivon, meanwhile, sent me some terrific samples of the type of visuals we could use for the trailer. Creepy and incredibly effective.
When, in a recent email, Alexander casually mentioned he’d bought a suit, I, naturally, refused to believe him. After all, this was a guy who, I’ve long suspected, was actually born in jeans and a t-shirt. Him in a suit? No way. I asked for proof. So he sent me the above pic. Hunh. He DID buy a suit. But why? My guess is parole board hearing.
Akemi was busy in the kitchen yesterday trying out a new recipe…
One of the interesting things I just learned about the macaron-making process is that you should allow the macarons to rest for 24 hours before serving. I sampled them freshly made and, while tasty, they were far too chewy. The shells lacked that diaphanous crispness characteristic of a truly great macaron (They, in fact, possessed the exact textural failings of the macarons Thierry Busset sells at his shop on Alberni). The next day, however, they were perfect – crisp, airy and delicious.
Today’s entry is dedicated to Kathode. Congrats on the engagement!
And, oh yeah, that first sneak peek of Dark Matter #2 I promised you…
You can check out more of the Dark Matter #3 preview, in addition to sneak peeks at other comic book titles, here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/