Some really exciting news: Artist Eric Orchard and I are creating a graphic novel version of my novelette “The Situation,” (from PS Publishing and GeekDad/Wired in 2008) for publication on Tor.com over the summer. Thanks to Liz Gorinsky, the acquiring Tor.com editor. (You can find Eric’s online portfolio here and his new Meta Chronicles: A History of Anachronisms blog here.) Eric has published picture books or covers with Scholastic, Top Shelf, Biblioasis,Orca and Nimbus. Eric and I plan to collaborate on a couple of book-length projects as soon as we clear a few other deadlines.
I am practically delirious with excitement about collaborating with Mr. Orchard. He’s not only got a great imagination and sense of play, he’s someone who gets things done and we communicate well. This is so much fun. He and I will probably post more in-progress work closer to publication.
Here are a couple more rough sketches from Eric’s preliminary work on “The Situation”. Keep in mind that everything is subject to change.