New York Comic Con was wonderful for me, but I did have some trouble getting there and getting my stuff to the show: lots of books still missing! But I had some great business meetings and met many wonderful fans and pros, which was more than worth it!
A couple of quick bits: the announcement for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES online comic, which premieres October 31 was announced during the show, and I am so excited by the response! Writers B Clay Moore, Leah Moore and John Reppion and I will alternate, with art tasks by Tony Shasteen and Cat Staggs, who is SO AWESOME, I cannot tell you! LOVE MUCH! Some 85,000 likes on the Facebook page! Holy cow, lots to live up to!
Here’s a podcast from the show from Publisher’s Weekly, featuring interviews with Brian Wood, Mariah Heuhner, Grek Pak and me live from the show! Lots of neat stuff here.
Also, thanks to author Mary Anne Mohanraj, whose very generous review of GONE TO AMERIKAY was quite exciting to see this afternoon! Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of Bodies in Motion (HarperCollins) and nine other titles. Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, a USA Today Notable Book, and has been translated into six languages.
So, first off, the art is gorgeous, as one would expect from Colleen Doran. I’m not an art critic, so I’ll leave it at that.
I also really liked the story. It’s an immigration story (would be great to teach in the appropriate high school or college class) about the Irish, but it’s also a murder mystery and a time travel tale.
Thank ye, ma’am!