Posts Tagged ‘comic books’

A Literary Trek into “Divided We Fall”

Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones of the Literary Treks podcast on delve into one of my earliest contributions to the Star Trek universe — Divided We Fall, the four-issue Deep Space Nine / The Next Generation crossover comic-book miniseries I co-wrote in 2001 with John J. Ordover.

Overall, their comments regarding the writing are very positive, and it’s fun to hear such an in-depth discussion of something I wrote more than a decade ago.

Their conversation about the miniseries starts 31 minutes into the episode. Give it a listen.



Farscape: Scorpius debuts in April

Howdy, ‘Scapers! It is with great excitement and relief that I am finally able to post this information, which has been embargoed now for many months: coming this April from BOOM! Studios is a new, ongoing monthly comic-book series, Farscape: Scorpius.

The stories are plotted by Farscape series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and scripted by yours truly. The art is by the talented Mike Ruiz, and editorial oversight is provided by BOOM! guru Ian Brill.  The series is set shortly after Scorpius has been banished from Hyneria by the reinstated Dominar Rygel XVI and will run concurrently with the ongoing monthly Farscape series. The tone of the new series will be darker, edgier, and more serious than that of the main Farscape book plotted by Rockne and scripted by my buddy Keith R.A. DeCandido (aka kradical on LiveJournal).

ETA: has posted a detailed interview w/me & Keith R.A. DeCandido re: our work on the Farscape & new Scorpius comics.

Not excited yet? Check out the two variant covers for Issue #0, “Fire and Ice,” after the cut!


My Voice on NPR’s Studio 360

G’day, sports fans!

Today’s breaking news: over on the site for NPR’s series Studio 360, Eric Molinsky has posted his audio segment about the new Watchmen feature film. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

He interviews noted author and comic-book scriptwriter Brad Meltzer, and he also talks to a group of “comic-book professionals” in a Manhattan diner… When you reach that part of this clip, the first voice from that segment is yours truly.


Comic Books as High Art

My wonderful agent, Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency, periodically asks the authors she represents to write guest blogs for her. This week, her theme is comic books, and at her request I’ve written a short piece about why I feel comic books have earned their place at the table as “high art” beside cinema, literature, painting, etc.

>> You can read it on her blog now.

Also, check out yesterday’s piece by Keith R.A. DeCandido, “Just How Many Words Is a Picture Worth, Really?“, which talks about the difficulties of making a transition from writing prose to writing scripts for comic books.