As seen in the Times Literary Supplement!
Today I’ve had my first review published by the TLS, The Times Literary Supplement number 5749. The In Brief review is of Rob Davis’ wonderful second adaptation of Don Quixote, published by SelfMadeHero, and it should go without saying that you should rush out and read these adaptations immediately if you haven’t already.
On a personal note, this is a big moment for me. I’ve written in the past for the Modern Language Review journal, published by the Modern Humanities Research Association, but this feels different, like all of my studies just might amount to something. When you spend your life obsessing over comic-books, horror punk and monster movies, it can be easy to feel like none of your interests will ever amount to anything. This year is the year that they begin to amount to something.
I used my byline in the TLS to advertise the two comics that I’m working on that seemed most relevant to that audience. La Belle Dame Sans Merci is a four-part gothic horror series based on the poem by John Keats, illustrated by Karen Yumi Lusted and enhanced by a number of talented collaborators. If you enjoyed the first issue, I found out today that art is coming along to schedule for the second, and I’m in talks with a new band about providing a free downloadable soundtrack to coincide with its release. I also made a point of naming Doomed Romantics in the TLS, a graphic anthology of dark interpretations of classic Romantic poems. Work has been underway on this one for a while now, and we’ve struggled so far to find a publisher that can give us the support that we need, but given that contributors include a New York Times bestselling author and the whole project features a feminist interpretation of some of the roots of modern horror, I’m confident that we won’t lack a publisher indefinitely.