Who and Cap Interviews

I'm very much looking forward to the Dublin City Comic Convention this weekend, which is always good fun. In the meantime, a couple of quick interviews. The first one is done by the youthful creators of Mad Doctor Who Magazine, which is full of enthusiasm, and has design standards those of us who worked on fanzines back in the day could only dream about:

http://mdwm.freehyperspace5.com/navigation/Current%20Issue/1.htm

The second is about Captain Britain, mostly the end of the current arc, but also dropping a few spoilers about the next story, 'Vampire State' (or 'Captain Britain vs. Dracula'), complete with four pages of lovely Leonard Kirk pencils from issue eight:

http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.6092.MI13%3A_Facing_Their_Demons

Still incredibly busy, but it's all good stuff, so I shall love you and leave you. Cheerio!

No Time, New Cap, Rob for the Win

I was hoping to blog at length about the great time I had in Calgary at the World Fantasy Convention, but, speaking as someone who is now doing so many things at once that important details have started to fall out of his head, someone, indeed, who on Friday night could be found beating on the door of a closed dry-cleaning establishment, yelling 'nooooooooo!' I'm just too busy to do it. Suffice it to say that it was a delight to see so many old friends again, and to meet a whole new crew of incoming writer folk, many of whom are the writers of short stories. My own reading of excerpts from two pieces, plus clips from the radio play, got a much bigger audience than I expected, and there were parties and receptions and meals and ploughing on to the early hours in Irish pubs galore. It's always good to find new drinking chums. But, in terms of why I purportedly went, which was to support Rob Shearman in his quest to win a World Fantasy Award for his collection Tiny Deaths, well...



This coming Wednesday/Thursday I have two comics out, the last issue of Fantastic Four: True Story and issue seven of Captain Britain and MI-13, the first six pages of which can be found here:

http://comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=1330&disp=table

And we're getting another variant cover, by Humberto Ramos, in a series spotlighting Marvel villains, for issue eight:

http://www.marvel.com/comics/onsale/lib/view2.htm?filename=/i/content/st/5903new_storyimage6078992_full.jpg

And as always this blog will serve as letters page for the new issue, so do let me know what you think.

I'm a little worried, time-wise about doing the Twelve Blogs of Christmas this year. I may let myself off the hook and get some rest. I'll let you know. Until next time, Cheerio.