Peopling the Apocalypse

My second novel, Faerie Apocalypse, is coming out in November. It’s a ‘literary fantasy’ novel about the corruption of fairy land at the hands of a handful of mortal adventurers. It’s a bleak and unorthodox book and, while I don’t want to ruin it by explaining it, I feel like I need to set some expectations for my readers, because this is not really like my other published work. I think by now it should be pretty clear that my tastes in characters run to antiheroes, villains and monsters, and this is certainly true in Faerie Apocalypse. You can see...

Ed

I have just learned that my good friend Ed Siemienkowicz has passed away from pancreatic cancer. I’ve known Ed for about 12 years; ever since the first time I went to SPX. Since then I’ve been privileged enough to hang out with him in Orlando, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney, and Washington DC. Last time I saw him in the flesh was, appropriately enough, at SPX in 2013. Ed was a talented artist, writer, and designer, and a magnetic web personality who many of you will remember as the anchor of the very popular Star Wars podcast, Voice of the Republic. When...

Oz Comic Con Melbourne!

Hey folks! After nearly two years away from the con circuit I will be a guest at Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne this coming weekend! I’ll have copies of the new Caliber editions of both Sixsmiths graphic novels, the new Smiling Damned single, the remaining ARCs of my novel Bloody Waters and heaps of other stuff. I am also happy to sign anything that you purchased elsewhere, so bring it along if you feel the need. Come find me at booth 18 near the Comic District. I will also be doing some panels. Come list to me jabber on about one...

SMILING DAMNED

FOUR THE HARD WAY Learn the ins and outs of the super-villain business from three-time Best Solo Supervillain award winner The Prince. Watch Mr Ex orchestrate a supercrime the smart way. Destroy a wind farm with gun-crazy pro-pollution-activist Monochrome. Take a fully automatic tour of Transylvania with murderer-for-hire McBlack. Impress your friends by quoting Shakespeare–then rob and kill them. If you ever wanted to be a supervillain, this is the book for you. Written by Jason Franks; illustrated by Daniel Watts, Brendan Halyday, and Aly Faye; coloured by Jason Quest and Garth Jones. Cover by Graeme Jackson. This 24 page issue will be available July...