Comics and competitions galore!
Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all having a great week. As always, feel free to take a gander at my video and/or keep on scrolling for all of this week’s news.
So I’ll start off with an update about the physical copies of No Spell Lasts Forever #1. They are on their way to me as we speak, and I hope to have them in my hand very shortly! Honestly, the whole printing process has taken a bit longer than I anticipated. The printer has been great, though. Their customer support people have been super helpful and the proof looked amazing. But since this is my first time doing it, I think I may have envisioned things running a little more smoothly than what is actually realistic. It’s a learning process, and next time around I’ll have a better idea of how much time to allow. But things are still moving right along, and it shouldn’t be too much longer before I can get the comics sent out to backers.
And speaking of! I’ll be locking shipping addresses on Saturday, so keep an eye out for a reminder email from me via BackerKit today if you need to make any changes.
I’m also continuing to work on my next comic, Scorned April. I submitted the script for the first issue of it to the Negative Space Women’s Writing Competition earlier this week. The readers are Heather Antos of IDW (formerly Marvel), Sarah Litt of Ahoy Comics, and editor Brittany Matter, so it would be a pretty incredible opportunity. Fingers crossed!
If you’re interested, here’s the logline for Scorned April:
Reggie Simmons, a journalism student at Bardwell University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sets out to investigate the truth about a decades-old urban legend involving the deaths of two graduate students. But in doing so, she uncovers dark secrets and finds herself in the crosshairs of some of the city’s most powerful – and most corrupt – individuals, who happen to have a murderous demon on their side.
And as far as comics I’ve been reading, I circled back to the second volume of Nocterra, by Scott Snyder, Tony S. Daniel, and Marcelo Maiolo this week. It’s a pretty action-packed ride of a story, and I’m enjoying it!
I also finished the first volume of The Nice House on the Lake, by James Tynion IV and Álvaro Martínez Bueno. I just love Tynion’s writing. I love the kinds of stories he tells — just these really unique horror stories. And I love how, amid all the creepiness, he finds room to have quiet but impactful character and emotional beats. There’s a lot of action, but he knows how to let it breathe. And Álvaro Martínez Bueno’s art is stunning. I mean, look at this!
Well, that’s it for me this week! As always, you can find me on Instagram, @sarahcookewriter and @nospellcomic, and Twitter, @sarahcookewrite.
Have a great day!