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New comic book series this Sept.

 

I've been working on this for awhile and can officially make the news public: I have a new monthly comic book series coming out in September.  MAN-EATERS reunites the creative team from MOCKINGBIRD -- artist Kate Niemczyk, colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, letterer Joe Caramagna, and writer Chelsea Cain (cough, I love her) -- along with cover artist and production wizard Lia Miternique and artist Stella Greenvoss. It's kind of a big deal.  It's my first comic since MOCKINGBIRD, so I'd be lying if I said I didn't have some Twitter-related PTSD.  But I also have much better privacy settings and a hair trigger.  I know the story goes that I left comics after MOCKINGBIRD, that I was driven away, dropped off at the state line by some trolls in a pick-up truck.  I didn't leave comics.  Comics left me.  I've been right here.  I've been busy, working on this series, developing the exact story I wanted to tell, finding the perfect home for it - Image Comics - and then putting together my dream team.  (If you've ever seen the tv show, The A-Team, it was EXACTLY like that.)  MAN-EATERS combines a lot of my interests: cats, murder, feminism, propaganda, dad with beards, detectives, people who are good at their jobs, sarcastic t-shirts, etc.  I think that you will like it. 

Here's the pitch:

A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats—easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl. Part Cat People, part The Handmaid’s Tale, all pro-feline agenda.

I'll post some art when I can. 

Hey, thanks for reading. 


GONE to air on WGN America

The first season of GONE, the TV show based on my book, ONE KICK, will start airing on WGN America in early 2019.  It stars Leven Rambin and Chris Noth and Danny Pino.  I've watched eleven of the twelve episodes.  (I couldn't watch the Doctor Who episode where Matt Smith's Doctor died for like six months.  I guess I am not good at embracing closure.)  Anyway, I know I've kept you hanging with the whole-never-published-the-second-book-in-the-Kick-Lannigan-series thing.  (It's confusing, because the internet seems to think it came out at some point, but I know, because I didn't finish writing it, so I'm prettty sure it hasn't been published.)  I think ONE KICK fans will love this show.  I do.  Because I'm a fan of ONE KICK, and I love it, especially the second half of the season, which does some wonderful character work.  The chemisty between Kick (Leven) and Bishop (Danny) is unreal.  At one point, watching episode 9, I forgot I had anything to do with the story, and was totally transported, swept up in their relasionship.  "Kiss," my 13-year-old daughter and I begged the TV screen.  "Kiss!"  

No spoilers.  

 

Watch GONE in the UK, starting March 19th

GONE - the TV show based on my book, ONE KICK -- will air weekly in the UK on Universal Television starting March 19th.  So, that's neat.  

Kick Lannigan TV show a smash (in France)

Check it out.  Season 1 of GONE (based on a little book I wrote called ONE KICK) is officially a smash hit in France.  I'm told that the premier had a 24% audience share, which means that one in four people watching TV in France that night were watching a show that started out in my head, in a bubblebath, in Portland, Oregon.  Big congratulations to the amazing crew and cast, and to the French speakers who dubbed in all the fancy French words.  Je suis content.  

Shh. Listen. Do you hear that?...

"Here's to strong women.  May we know them.  May we be them.  May we raise them." 

Oh, hello.

Are you having a nice day?  Are you nurturing small sparks of ideas, innovations, secret dreams?  Keep them safe.  They are the things that make us better. 

Mockingbird nominated for two Eisner Awards

So, this kind of amazing thing happened.  Mockingbird received two Eisner nominations.  One for best new comic book series, and one for best writing.  The Eisners are the most important award in comics, and incredible creators go their whole careers without a nomination.  As a comic book enthusiast, I know that a book recognized by the Eisners is always worth reading.  

Anyway, I know that most of the people here are thinking, YES, BUT WHEN IS THE NEXT THRILLER COMING OUT?  

But I just wanted to share, because it's a big thing to me.

All eight issues of Mockingbird are collected in two volumes now. (Vol 1 - "Mockingbird: I Can Explain," and Vol 2 - "Mockingbird: My Feminist Agenda.") You can find them in comic book shops or in some book stores or on the Internet.  

Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

Kick Lannigan TV show "looking for men"

More opportunities to be an extra in the Kick Lannigan TV show (AKA: Gone), based on my book, ONE KICK. They are filming 12 episodes in the Pittsburgh area, from now through September.

Side note: I assume the casting agents are looking for "a bunch of men" to play FBI/COPS because they have already cast "a bunch of women" FBI/COPS.  *knocks head against desk*    

 

Anyway, here's this - copying below:

Hi Everyone! GONE TV SERIES LOOKING FOR MEN!! 

We are going to start booking the next block of GONE next week! 

We are going to need a bunch of men to portray FBI/COPS ages late 20's - early 50's from now to September!( If you came to the casting call, we definitely will be contacting you soon!) 

IF AND ONLY IF, YOU DID NOT ATTEND OUR OPEN CASTING CALL AND STILL WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANYTHING, PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING BELOW! 

Here is what we are after for FBI/COP Types for men! 
All ethnicities 
Late 20's- early 50's
Looking for men in good physical shape! 

Please email [email protected] 

Please include Name, Age, Height, Weight, Wardrobe Sizes, Current Photo and Availability now through September! 

Look forward to hearing from you!

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