Some Comics Previews and Phoenix Comicon

I'm very excited to have my first work published at Vertigo tomorrow, as part of the Strange Adventures anthology, which also features friends such as Lauren Beukes and Jeff Lemire. You can see a couple of preview pages from my story here, and check out samples from the rest of the issue here.

And speaking of previews, also out tomorrow is Action Comics #901, the start of 'Reign of the Doomsdays', which you can check out the first four pages of here.

Icelandic volcanic dust clouds permitting, tomorrow I'll be flying to the Phoenix Comicon, which sounds a great deal of fun. Here's my schedule:

Sci-Fi Authors & Social Media: Authors today spend a lot of time online conversing with fans about their work and everything under the sun. How do they keep social media from taking over their lives, while making their online presence a good experience for them and their fans? Panelists: Cherie Priest, Jack Mangan, John Scalzi, Paul Cornell, Sam Sykes.
When: Fri, 10:30-11:30AM (Room 122 Sci Fi)

Paul Cornell Spotlight: Join writer-guest Paul Cornell for a freewheeling chat on all his various works, including his Doctor Who (and other British television work), DC, Marvel and Boom! Comics work, and his award-nominated original fiction. Panelists: Paul Cornell.
When: Fri, 3:00-4:00PM (Room 122 Sci Fi)

Just a Minute With Paul Cornell and Friends: Join Paul Cornell and special guests for a fun round of the British radio game show Just a Minute. Panelists: Paul Cornell and others.
When: Fri, 6:00-7:00PM (Room 121)

Getting Inside the Criminal Mind: Whether it's a horror story, comic or fantasy epic, you need to have a good antagonist for your hero. From serial killers to super villains, our panelists take a look at what goes into the creation of a good bad guy. Panelists: Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Paul Cornell, Weston Ochse.
When: Sat, 12:00-1:00PM (Room 124A Sci Fi)

The Pages According to the Writer: How does a writer go from a blank page to published words? Learn from Tom Hutchison, Eric M. Esquivel, Michael Kessler and Paul Cornell how to transform ideas into comic books. Panelists: Eric M Esquivel,Michael Kessler,Paul Cornell,Tom Hutchison.
When: Sat, 1:30-2:30PM (Room 126A Comics)

Talking Comics: DC: Join our comics guests to find out about their recent and current work on DC comics and what they can tell you about what's coming up. Panelists: Dave Beaty, Ethan Van Sciver, Jim Calafiore, Joel Gomez, Paul Cornell, Scott Clark.
When: Sat, 4:30-5:30PM (Room 121)

Cool Things I'm Reading: Well-read authors and bibliophiles discuss what they've been reading of late and recommend new works for you to read as well. Panelists: Cherie Priest, Maryelizabeth Hart, Paul Cornell.
When: Sun, 10:30-11:30AM (Room 122 Sci Fi)

The British Comics Invasion: Join Brits Paul Cornell and Mike McKone for a talk about the British comics industry and a look at British superheroes, such as Captain Britain, Judge Dredd and Knight & Squire. Panelists: Mike McKone,Paul Cornell.
When: Sun, 3:00-4:00PM (Room 125 Comics)

I'll also be helping out with the auction on Saturday night, and I'll be spending a lot of the rest of the time at table #645, so do come over and say hello.

I'm swiftly ploughing through a rewrite on the novel, using up all those notes I made during the last draft of things to add, cut or correct. It's the most satisfying thing I've ever done, but it's immensely tiring. I may well keep on going during the gaps in Phoenix. So if you see me with my netbook at my table, that's what I'm writing.

Wish me luck for the Eagle Awards on Saturday evening. I doubt I'll win Best New Writer up against that amazing field, but those of you who are going to be there, please let me know how it goes. At any rate, I hope to see you soon. Cheerio!

6 Response to "Some Comics Previews and Phoenix Comicon"

  • brenda Says:

    i saw the panel im moderating for ya.its british comic book invasion. cant wait to do that panel.

  • TonyKenealy Says:

    Have a safe trip to Phoenix, shame Jane and I can't be there. Looking forward to Strange Adventures,looks great. Just finished reading Black Ring Vol 1, so good. Congrats on that one as well.



  • elziav Says:

    Looking forward to seeing you, unfortunately I have to miss the Friday main one that is more oriented around you as an individual. I have enjoyed Human Nature and The Family of Blood a great deal. I think they are some of the best DW out there. I will have Dalek inspired attire on. more casualwear than costume this weekend. :)

  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Enjoyed the panel, Brenda, thanks! And thank you, Tony, I'm sure we'll catch up soon. Now, did I meet you, El, or were you in the audience? Cheers, all.

  • Rosie Grace Says:

    I enjoyed your Spotlight panel and "Just a Minute" while you were in Phoenix. Came to your site looking for info on your book to be published next year. Can one preorder it?

  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Thanks very much for your interest, Rosie. It's not available for pre-order yet. It'll be out next year, and believe me, I'll make an enormous fuss when it's on the way. Cheers.