Sorry for the long delays in posting, but things have been very busy here. I recently submitted two essays for an Encyclopedia of Graphic Novels–one on Darwyn Cooke’s DC: The New Frontier and the other on the Western Genre in comics and graphic novels. I also completed a review of Andy Diggle’s new Rat Catcher original graphic novel from the Vertigo Crime Series for the Comics Journal that should be published next week to correspond with the book’s release date. Finally, my November interview with DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns about the craft of comic writing has been submitted to the Comics Journal and once I receive notice of its scheduled publication, I shall post that here.
In addition to these projects and those academic publishing endeavors that hold little value beyond the halls of the university community, I have also been contracted to write a book on artist Frazer Irving. This is an intensely fun and exciting book to complete and the research alone has been very interesting. I am also working on the next installment of my digital artist series at the Comics Journal. Lastly, I submitted a proposed panel on comic script writing in the digital age for the March 2011 C2E2 comic convention.