March 9th, 2013
Aaaannd… my web site has reverted! I experimented with a service that lets you design a more commerce-y site, which would certainly be nice in some regards, but which created some complications in others. Like, for example, no file hosting beyond images incorporated directly into the design. Now I’m looking for something a little in between what that site was and what this is, will get around that in between all the other projects on my plate.
In the meantime, I had a story in Dark Horse Presents! Alongside Neil Gaiman and Paul Chadwick! So definitely check that out.
December 4th, 2012
Well, an embarrassing amount of time has passed since I last updated. And much has changed. First, and significantly, I’m no longer doing regular interviews for CBR–I still do convention coverage and contribute to the occasional list feature (such as the upcoming “Best of 2012″), but now I’m focusing on my own comics and fiction projects.
Speaking of… the startup through which I’d been planning to launch The Red King, my historical Macbeth epic, failed to start up. So that story is back on the market. Gonna go ahead and post a sample. Click the cover for eight pages of goodness from me, Anna, and letterer extraordinaire Ed Brisson!
Finally, I also have a few new issues of Hell, Nebraska up at Comixology. Have a look, won’t you?
Will try to keep this place a little more current, a bit more tidy. Hold me to it!
February 16th, 2012
Hey, wow, it’s time for an update, right? Overdue, even.
As my own comics projects are clicking along, I’ve had some opportunities for awesome interviews at Comic Book Resources:
BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Andrew Chambliss Discusses Buffy’s Choice
BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: A “Slayer, Interrupted”
EXCLUSIVE: Scott Allie Talks Buffy’s Big Changes
Three interviews about recent developments in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9,” the comic book continuation of the show. (There was also a Season 8, if you missed it. Big changes for Buff, read the comics before you read my interviews.
Douglas Rushkoff Levels Up in “A.D.D.”
Douglas Rushkoff is brilliant. Here’s us talking about the big ideas behind his new comic.
Gene Yang Plots the Next Stage of “Avatar: The Last Airbender”
Gene Yang is a fantastic, award-winning cartoonist. He’s been tapped to continue “Avatar” in comics.
Furman Restores the Marvel “Transformers” Continuity
“Transformers” was my first comic, and I still remember where I was when I read the final issue. So this was cool.
EXCLUSIVE: Evanier Writes “Garfield” for BOOM!
Garfield goes from comic strips to comic books!
EXCLUSIVE: Roger Langridge Scraps with “Popeye”
As does Popeye!
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Here’s a brief profile of me in the Michigan Record, a the faculty/staff publication of the University of Michigan:
University Press’ promotions coordinator explores comic writing
December 23rd, 2011
My historical Macbeth project, The Red King, has found a home at new online publisher Juxtaposed!
Look for it to launch around June. Whee!
October 26th, 2011
My Q&A with Dr. Ole R. Holsti on his new book, for the University of Michigan Press blog:
Q&A with Ole R. Holsti, author of American Public Opinion on the Iraq War
It’s an interesting book, and an engaging discussion.
September 27th, 2011
So, yes. I’m a semifinalist to co-write a new comic property with the legendary Stan Lee:
I need votes by Friday, September 30, at 3 EST to put me over the top. All help appreciated—next round is on me!
August 17th, 2011
I wrote about my experience creating Hell, Nebraska for the Comics Experience blog:
Shaun Manning on Hell, Nebraska & Comics Experience
Comics Experience offers writing, art, and production classes for aspiring comics professionals, as well as a workshop group to critique work in progress. I’ve found it a very good value.
August 3rd, 2011
So, the big dance is now behind us, all of my articles have been turned in and nearly all of them have posted at CBR. Many of them, though, were done live, which can be tricky but does have the benefit of being entirely finished within the space of an hour. Good times! Personal highlights of the show including interviewing Torchwood actors John Barrowman and Eve Myles, seeing Cowboys & Aliens director Jon Favreau DJ, and of course staying up til obscene hours with some amazing friends and colleagues.
Here are a few things I worked on:
The Rapid Rise of “Womanthology”
CCI: DC’s Thursday “New 52″ Panel
CCI: Roberson Beams Up “Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes”
CCI EXCLUSIVE: IDW Announces Wally Wood Artist’s Edition and More
CCI: X-Men Panel
CCI EXCLUSIVE: Brian Wood Reveals “The Massive”
June 16th, 2011
The first issue of my direct-to-digital miniseries “Hell, Nebraska” is now online at Graphic.ly, with iVerse to follow. I’m planning on eight 11-page issues, which translates to 4 standard-size comic issues–but with twice as many cliffhangers!
May 9th, 2011
Thought I’d catch up by linking a few recent highlights from CBR. I especially enjoyed speaking with Tony Lee about the Doctor’s adventures in football, and of course Jim Woodring is always amazing.
Lee Scores in “Doctor Who”
Woodring Chronicles “Congress of the Animals”
Gary Groth Discusses Floyd Gottfredson’s “Mickey Mouse”
Gage is Touched by “Angel & Faith”