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Tag: graphic novel

Adventures in Publishing: The Beauty of a Page

On a previous adventure in publishing, I wrote about the cover designer  Young Lin from St. Martin’s Press, who created a cover I would want my book to be judged by.  But what about inside the book? Who’s responsible for what that looks like? A month ago, I would have guessed— well, I wouldn’t have […]

March 16th, 2015Still Life Las Vegas

Adventures in Publishing: Proof

A few weeks ago, I received a rather large packet in the mail: My manuscript! But covered in strange markings, done in mauve pencil. This, my friends, was the copy edited copy of Still Life Las Vegas, ready for perusal. A bit daunting at first glance, this document was nonetheless exhilarating to look at. After […]

November 22nd, 2014Still Life Las Vegas

Warning! Contents of a Graphic Nature to Follow!

I’ve got something really exciting to share with y’all today: some graphic novel art, written by me and illustrated by the mongo talented artist Sungyoon Choi.  The novel I’ve written, Liberace Under Venetian Skies, is mostly in prose, but it also incorporates sections of graphic novel, handwritten marginalia and fragments of screenplay. I’m a big […]

September 11th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

Alison Bechdel and I are BFF!!

Well, not really. But I did get to spend quite a bit of time in her presence, attending a workshop she led in the morning and a talk she gave with Harvey Pekar as part of UCLA Live. What? You’re not sure who Alison Bechdel is? Have you heard of “Dykes to Watch Out For”? […]

April 24th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas