So, inexplicably, my publisher has decided to give the Indestructibles Christmas story away for 48 hours, tomorrow (Monday, April 20) and Tuesday the 21st. Christmas in April? Anyway, if anyone's interested in checking out the superhero series for free, it's a good little starter story (20 pages, no real spoilers for either book in the series so far). Readable on Kindle or any...
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Someone has photoshopped all of the characters in my superhero novel series the Indestructibles into cats. I can't tell if this is the best thing in the world or not. All I know is I can't stop laughing at them...

Some time before the third book is finished. I've done giveaways before but always through other events. Not sure how to do it on my own. There's got to be a "follow me on Twitter" type way of doing a giveaway for a book, right?

I love my publisher but they're not great at this stuff. I'm kind of on my...
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These were the topics of the chapter in Book 3 I worked on tonight. Apparently Entropy Emily is a Little Mermaid fan. Who knew.

After seeing James Gunn's phenomenal response to a couple of shots at superhero movies earlier this week, I got more than a little frustrated (since was/am an indie filmmaker with a feature film under my belt before I became a mostly full-time superhero writer). Did a little digging, threw some numbers together, got angry and wrote a piece for Home for Wayward Geeks...
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aedile79:
I think Hollywood does have a problem with superhero movies in that they're too formulaic. For instance I watched Man of Steel and I thought it was pretty good but I knew the last third of the movie would be an extended fight scene and the same is pretty much true for any superhero movie. I skipped watching the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy because I pretty much know what kind of movie they will be without even seeing them, and by eventually seeing clips here and there my suspicions were pretty much confirmed. It would be nice if a piece strayed from formula. I think Spider-Man might have the potential for this, the character is pretty much a fuck you to superhero stereotypes: he's too young, too skinny, annoying, poor, a helpless failure in his personal life. The "with great power comes great responsibility" maxim is ironic since Peter Parker's struggle isn't with Doctor Octopus or whoever, it's providing for his elderly Aunt since he's responsible for his uncle's death. The real climax of his story is him hanging up his costume and accepting adult responsibility. But that story (movie?) will never be told because where's the sequel? That's why comic book movies are lesser stories: there's no resolution. The kids stay in Never Never Land. Also I think the fact that the audience generally knows the story beats in advance, Bane will break Batman's back etc., so I think that makes things boring, the territory has been explored already, you're just recreating and trying to stay faithful to an audience's preconceived ideas which must be deadly dull. I guess this sounds pretty bleak, but I do think there might be some truth to my conjecture here.

Because this is what normal people do, right? Working on a piece for Home for Wayward Geeks proving that there is not, in fact, a superhero tsunami. Inspired by James Gunn's comments today.

I've been an independent filmmaker and I've been a superhero writer. Anyone who thinks one is a lesser or greater form than the other hasn't stepped outside their...
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After going on a tongue in cheek spree of fake conversations about how Spidey's entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe will go yesterday on the book's Facebook page, I've been turning the conversations (which... escalate quickly) into a series of blog posts over at the Indestructibles home page.

I have entertained the hell out of myself writing these. I wonder if Marvel...
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I can officially say the manuscript for Book 3 is being delayed by the snow. Seriously. Any more snow and I'm going to clearly need a flock of penguins as pets. I cannot abide by this much snow without penguins around.

When you get photos back from a modeling gig and they're a lot more inadvertently dirty-looking than you anticipated. I mean, flattering and all, but I had no idea.

I love fan art, even made with a character generator, and these are cracking me up. To see Kate in full ballerina mode with a SPIKED MACE is killing me. Of course she'd have a spiked mace as chibi.

Now I'd really love to see the Indestructibles as a manga.


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Puttering away here in the middle of the night working on book 3 of the Indestructibles, which hit a pretty cool sales number today (I'm still not retiring, but copies are still moving). Book 3 is tackling one of my favorite comic book concepts, alternate timelines, and while I'm actually kind of intimidated about it (and also really worried about taking the heroes...
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In a little, unexpected month-end surprise, my publisher is selling nine autographed copies of the Indestructibles for $9 (free shipping). Not sure if anyone here is into YA superhero novels, but figured I'd throw that out there just in case. Not sure what inspired the nine copies thing, but I'll take any promos they want to do...