CIMARRONIN

A GRAPHIC NOVEL written in collaboration with ELLIS AMDUR, CHARLES C. MANN, and NEAL STEPHENSON. Published by Jet City Comics on 9/24/2014. SUMMARY: A disgraced outcast samurai living in early seventeenth-century Manila, Kitazume is contemplating ritual suicide when a divine force (of a sort) intervenes: Luis, a rogue Jesuit priest and Kitazume’s longtime friend. At…

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Rudolph

The intertubes are sluggish these past few days, and I can’t determine if it’s due to all the chatter in regards to events happening around the world or an early demonstration of the lack of net neutrality with my ISP. Lots of spinning wheels of various colors and patterns. Opportunities, I suppose, to get out…

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One Year In

Today seems to be the day that the recent WordPress and Drupal vulnerability really kicks in. I’m busy crawling the web for bookstores, and one out of three sites I hit are offline with the now familiar Drupal logo. Ah, the Internets. Never stop reminding us that you are still a young technology in the…

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Updating the Wiring Cabinet

Shhh. I updated the backend of this site earlier today and then shoved most of the content back on. Yeah for modern technology that allows for such rapid redeployment of things. And now that we’re modern, I can start tweaking things to reflect some of that fancy new social media silliness. Because there are books…

Lazy Sunday wool gathering

It’s a lazy Sunday morning. I should be doing all manner of things (including the never-ending effort to make my lawn not be That Lawn in the neighborhood, which I’ve been doing a bad job at for several years now, so why change, right?). The plan is to go see Snowpiercer tonight, and I’ve managed to completely avoid the trailer and nearly any imagery from the film, which means I’ll be nearly blank slate when it fills the screen. I’m kind of excited about that. Too often trailers show some image that my brain stores, and then when I’m watching…

A above U

I’ve been getting things done in that behind the scenes way, which makes for updates filled with lots of blank spaces where I’m not comfortable detailing some projects yet. There have been, however, a few milestones that can be reported. Resurrection House has a new logo, which has come about in order to unify the disparate imprints under the common brand. To that end, there is now an Arche Press and a Underland Press. We’re going to build out more distinct catalog sites for each press as we get closer to the first books shipping this fall. (And when I…

The Dazzling Life of a Publisher

I’m sitting in a hotel room tonight, working on vetting a recent scan of a Jack Cady novel with a plastic bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and really awful cable television for company this evening. This is the gritty in the trenches life of an independent publisher. Terribly glamorous, I know. But sometimes you have to get out and visit your distributor and talk with the sales team. Visit a bookstore or two. See how other places shelve their books. And do some talking about books. It’s a hard life. At least I got some time at Aquarius Records.…