Saturday, January 24, 2015

There will be Blood Psi


Blood Psi will be available on ComiXology from Wednesday, January 28 and is being offered at the special knockdown price of 99c/69p. The book contains gorgeous black and white art by Keith Burns (Ex-Con, Aces Weekly) and an eye-catching cover by Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight, Injection). Personally, I think it's the best of the one-shots I wrote a few years ago and has always been a story I'd have loved to continue. In fact, when it looked like the comic was going to be optioned by a film producer a couple of years back, I actually wrote issues #2 and #3, and had further chapters sketched out. Maybe one day...

* With Defiant: The Legend of Brithnoth out in a couple of months, Manuela busy illustrating the final chapter of Hushers (sample page below), and Tim Skinner; Retconned bubbling away quietly in the background, I've been having a think about what I want to write next. One idea I've been working on is for a sci-fi black comedy. I'm going to spend the next month or so plotting out the whole thing in some detail before approaching artists. When I saw Declan in Birmingham last year he made a suggestion about getting published that I've been eager to try out ever since. This will be the project that puts that suggestion into practise...




* People have asked me what happened to a couple of projects I mentioned on here last year. Nothing good is the answer. Nix was going to be a graphic novel coming out through Borderline Press but the artist bailed (a shame because he was bloody good). This is a book I'd really like to return to at some point as I had the whole thing plotted out and had put quite a lot of work into it. I will probably try to find another artist again soon. I'd placed The Good Ship Otzi with a Dutch comics publisher but they had bugger-all money and closed a few months before Christmas. To be honest, Otzi is a project I won't bother returning to but I certainly intend to strip-mine it for the best ideas which I shall use elsewhere. 

* I've started a film blog - As Human as the Rest of Us - here. Come by and check out my recent reviews of superior low-budget horror flick Honeymoon, and offensively crappy kill-fest American Sniper. The blog also has its own Facebook page.

2 comments:

Garrie Fletcher said...

Busy boy. I really enjoyed Blood Psi, the art work and the writing were excellent. I could see it as a film or TV series. I don't know where you find the time to get all this stuff down!

Having had a taste of writing for comics I'd definitely like to do more. How do you go about finding great artists?

Andrew Winter said...

Thanks for your kind words about Blood Psi, mate. Very much appreciated. The best way to track down artists is to attend comic cons and talk to people. It's how I met Dec, Keith and a lot of others. It was easy for me, though, because I was behind a table selling my stuff and talking to artists all the time. Beyond that, there are groups on Facebook you could try, such as Connecting Comic Book Writers and Artists, UK Comic Creatives, and Sequentially British and Irish. Some people I know have found artists on LinkedIn and Deviant Art but I've never really tried that myself. Let me know how you get on...