Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Cover Artist for Deus ex Comica!

The hard work behind turning my Deus ex Comica online series into a full-fledged book is almost complete! I have been busy adapting and rewriting the existing installments into chapters and writing eight completely new chapters for the book, resulting in a collection of essays looking back at Marvel Comics of the '80s and exploring my rediscovery of the comic book culture after two decades away.

My friend and editor John Booth and I have been working hard to smooth over any rough spots and tighten down the nuts and bolts stuff. In the meantime, I realized a book about comic books needed an appropriate cover, and I couldn’t be happier to have Dave Wachter of Dial-R Studios be the one to create that for me! I am continually in awe of his artistic gifts and thrilled that he is lending his amazing talents to my little project.

It feels like this book is really coming together, but there is one more missing piece of the puzzle: a foreword for the book. The foreword’s author is a busy guy, but needless to say I am thrilled to have his words open my book! Look for another announcement in the coming weeks revealing the foreword author, and then my self-published book, Deus ex Comica: The Rebirth of a Comic Book Fan, will be available soon thereafter!

In the meantime, enjoy this great sneak peek at the incredible work Dave is doing for the book cover!