Last fall my novel, Flatiron Death Grip was released by Airship 27 Productions. This novel has been on my mind for years culminating from four short stories gathered together into one novel with one goal for all the characters. I can say that was more difficult than I initially thought. But it was worth it, and it was fun!
Airship 27 pairs their authors with two artists: one for a cover and one for the inside illustrations. This gave me the opportunity to meet and work with two new and extremely talented people. It is so satisfying to see how someone else sees your art when they illustrate it using their art.
And then something even more exciting happened: Gabriella Saenz, the artist who illustrated the inside of the book, wanted to adapt it to a graphic novel. What?!? I’d written one, short, comic book. Writing novels are a world away from writing the script for a graphic novel and I was about to learn like I was drinking from a firehose. Yes, I wanted to do this. And we are.
I’m almost finished with the initial draft of the script. I don’t know what will need to be changed, but I can’t wait to see the final product. Gabs is fearless and talented and never had a question about whether we could do this. I, had to prove to myself it was possible. We are going to accomplish this project and I can’t wait to show it to you.
Here’s the blurb of the story. While you wait for the graphic novel, you can pick up a copy of the novel on Amazon.
Teasy patrolled the streets at night wearing her lime green F. U. tee shirt from Flatiron University where she wished she could have attended. Like so many people in her neighborhood she’s tired of the criminals like the Gray Wolf gang who’d taken over. Gangs had killed her family and friends and she wanted her neighborhood back. She had the tools to put an end to the criminal activity, but the air pollution in the city was getting worse by the minute. And Teasy and her new gang may have found an answer to that.
The Civil Rights Act had once more been amended, and now included all life forms: humans, werewolves, vampires, and the most hideous, zombies. And suddenly the world was full of them. But could they save the world before everyone choked to death on the pollution?
A fun romp through a world where fantasy becomes reality and the answer to the world’s problems could be sitting in an abandoned subway tunnel just waiting to be discovered.
What are you reading this week?