by the Pleasures of the Strange
I’m pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed science fiction and fantasy artist STEPHAN MARTINIERE will be doing the cover for BINARY, the new graphic novel written by yours truly and illustrated by Jon Proctor.
Martiniere, whose dozens of awards include the Hugo for Best Professional Artist, has created over a hundred covers for books and comics. He has worked in animation, videogames, theme parks and feature films. Clients include Disney, ILM, Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks and Universal.
Martiniere’s film work encompasses Star Wars, Star Trek, Tron Legacy, The Fifth Element and many others. A sampling of his powerful art can be viewed here.
Other news: This blog is only about four months old and is still undergoing growing pains. But I’m encouraged to have received hits from 15-plus countries. The United States, not surprisingly, is well out in front, followed by the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia and Germany – all places where print copies of Liege-Killer and the Paratwa Saga have long been available in English-language or translated editions.
Finally, I have to congratulate my fave sports teams, the Philadelphia Eagles, who broke an eight-game losing streak Sunday by beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Go Eagles!
I told myself when I started this blog that I'd try to keep it updated frequently. Alas, I've gotten a bit busy of late and haven't posted as often as I'd like. That said, here are a few items.
1) Now that SPARTAN X (the novel) has been published, I'm nearing completion on an updated draft of SPARTAN X (the screenplay). Over the past few years, I've bounced back and forth between the two media in crafting this SF thriller. Frankly, I've come to love the freedom of being able to imagine both book and cinematic versions of a story (and/or versions intended for other platforms, such as comics). No better way to keep the creative fires burning bright.
2) The spec screenplay for DEAD CORPS, loosely based on my DC Comics miniseries drawn by Steve Pugh, recently received some nice comments on a popular screenwriting blog. You can read it here.
3) And in the spirit of humanity at its best, check out this uplifting music video.
Keep on dancing...