I am thrilled to announce that I have been published! Not in my own book, (although I hope to do that someday), but I’ve written a prose chapter in an upcoming Dark Horse graphic novel called Pros and (Comic) Cons published by Dark Horse Comics and edited by Hope Nicholson. Nicholson is the founder of the award-winning Canadian indie publisher Bedside Press and is skilled at creating non-fiction graphic novel anthologies within the genre space. She’s put together some amazing books among them Secret Loves of Geek Girls and one of my favorites Hit Reblog: Comics that Caught Fire. A graphic novel that digs into the origins of illustrated internet memes and their effects as told by their creators.
The Pros and (Comic) Cons Anthology, went on sale on sale May 29, 2019 (digital June 11) and is a graphic novel based on the wacky true stories of what it’s really like being a Pro at comic book conventions. It features some incredible writers and artists including Brian Michael Bendis (The Man of Steel, Naomi), Greg Pak (Ronin Island, The Incredible Hercules), Jenn St-Onge (Nancy Drew), Tim Seeley (Hack + Slash), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked and the Divine), Sina Grace (Iceman) and Amy Chu (Green Hornet) And guess who else? ME! That’s right. For the first time ever, I can say that I am actually published!
My chapter, The Step-by-Step Guide to Geek Journalism, is sort of a how-to for geek bloggers out there who’ve gotten their first press pass to a comic book convention and have no idea what to expect. I talk about everything from press room protocol to junkets at comic cons and what it’s like being a culture writer and “geek journalist” covering these events.
Hope is really a magician actually. A comic book historian by trade (yes that’s a thing). Her passion is bringing talented people together and creating exciting and diverse stories about all types of subjects. In fact, among other things, she’s publishing Work for a Million, the graphic novel adaptation of Eve Zaremba’s classic pulp lesbian detective novel, written by Amanda Deibert and Selena Goulding. Check out this interview I had with Hope, Amanda and several other Bedside Press creators.
Pros and (Comic) Cons is published by Dark Horse and is out now in shops but is available online starting on June 11. Please support the book by ordering it from your local comic book shop, leaving a great review and telling all of your friends!