MAN-EATERS #4 in comic book stores on Dec 26, 2018

Issue #4 of MAN-EATERS comes out on Wednesday, Dec 26th. It's called "CAT FIGHT: A Boy's Guide to Dangerous Cats."  Available at comic book stores, and on the Information Super Highway (young people know it as the Internet?).  We literally broke every rule of comic book making with this one. Sorry!

I love it.  So.  Much. 

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/man-eaters-4

Man-eaters, issue #1, in stores Wednesday 9/26

The first issue of my new comic book series is coming out this Wednesday (9/26).  It will be at comic book stores and available through digital comic book portals.  If you have a favorite local comic book store, please visit it!  If you don't know where a comic book store is in your area, Google "comic book store near me" and cross your fingers.  They will be nice to you.  They like to sell things.  

Man-eaters is suitable for ages 13 and up.  It's part horror, part cultural satire, part coming of age story.  The central character is twelve.  Her dad is a detective.  And they live in a world where girls sometimes turn into homicidal panthers when they get their periods.  So, that's super awkward.

Sales are the only way we will keep this thing afloat.  And if we can get a few issues out we'll be able to publish a collection and actually offer it in book stores.  That is my goal, because I think there's a large audience for this comic who may not know how to find it until then. 

 

 

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. 

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