Last week’s newsletter was pretty dashed off, so I’ll try to make it up to y’all this week…
I’m writing this coming off of a huge presentation on a project I’m working on that’s so secret I haven’t even given it a codename (or mentioned it up ‘til now). As I write this, I’m in a conference room surrounded by dozens of pieces of incredible art and maquettes of various characters. This project is one of those “virtuous circle” gigs where it’s so inspiring that it fuels my enthusiasm for other projects. I just feel more creative whenever I engage in it. Which seems as good a segue as any to get into what I worked on this past week…
This week was surprisingly productive. I finished the script for the first issue of PROJECT SOLSTICE as well as an outline for the remainder of the series. It’s hard to overstate how much fun I had working on these two documents.
I also finished up the script for the third issue of PROJECT CRACKERJACK as well as the pitch for a television project I’m calling PROJECT GRANITE. Next up is to work up a deck to go along with the pitch. In the Before Times, I would only create a deck if the show or TV series had such a visual component that a deck was additive. But given that all my pitches these days are via Zoom, I’ve taken to creating decks for everything so that the producers/executives have something better to look at than, well, me. (Low bar, I know.)
Those who have been following me on Twitter or Instagram know that not too long ago, I emptied out my Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow office. I had A TON of stuff on the walls which has since been relocated to my garage. With no idea how long it will be until I return to some sort of office on a permanent basis, I’ve decided to auction off several pieces with the net proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
The first item is a framed Arrow poster signed by the cast (and yours truly).
Pretty nifty, right? And the frame, BTW, is gorgeous. It’s up for auction right now on eBay.
Continuing the theme is a Legends of Tomorrow signed by that cast. (And I signed the back of the frame.) It’s also on eBay right now.
There are plenty more items that we’ll be putting up soon and I’ll update you about them in future newsletters.
Next week is shaping up to be pretty busy. In addition to creating the deck for the PROJECT GRANITE pitch, I have to dive into the script for the fifth issue of PROJECT ENCORE.
But of (arguably) even greater importance is the fact that the first issue of Last Flight Out hits the stands on Wednesday, September 8. LFO is the first creator-owned comic I’ve published in (gasp) six years. But Why Tho? and KabOOOOOm have already spoken rather highly of it.
Of course, with Last Flight Out out next week, I’m compelled to use this section of the newsletter to give you a preview of the first four pages by the insanely talented team of Eduardo Ferigato, Marcello Costa, and Diego Sanches.
Well, that feels like plenty for this week. “See” you all next week.
Be good to each other.
Santa Monica, California