Why I love comics.
No, I’m not doing anything different yet. This is just my way of telling you that I’ve uploaded the most recent installment of my Improvisational Novel, Funhouse Mirror, on the Big & Tall Tales site and on our Tumblr page.
I hope you’ll check it out and I hope you dig it!
“I love Game of Thrones. I love The Walking Dead. I loved and still love Breaking Bad. These are all amazing TV shows. Hannibal is art. Gruesome, violent, macabre art. I cannot express how happy I am to have it back.” — one of our best buds and a member of our gaming group
Hannibal‘s second season just began, and it’s airing on Friday nights on NBC. It’s a network drama, and the farthest thing from an independent production. Nevertheless, it earns a spot on my Tuesday highlight column for the following reasons:
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that this show isn’t for everyone, even as I try to convince more people to watch it. Hannibal is as gruesome a thing as there is on TV right now. It doesn’t shy from dread, and even when it isn’t gory, it’s still horrific. Hell, they’ve masterfully turned even the most mundane of human activities, the sharing of a meal over a table, into something gut-churning.
But if you LIKE being uncomfortable, if you LIKE being challenged, if you like smart writing and brilliant acting and impeccably weird visuals, then this is a show for you. This show has a plan, a seven year plan. You need to watch it, so I can keep watching it.
(I’ve written about this show before, so this is mercifully short. But watch it.)
I just got confirmation (well, as much confirmation as you can say Wikipedia provides) that on March 30th, 2014, Avengers Assemble! will air its 21st episode, “By The Numbers,” written by Man of Action…and me. I’m not sure what TIME it airs, but I do know that it’ll be showing on Disney XD.
We wrote the episode in like…April of last year, so this has been a long time coming, and I can’t wait to see it. I have to give many, many thanks to Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, Steven T. Seagle, and Joe Casey, who put the “Man” in Man of Action, for tapping me for this project and letting me work with them. (Also, for paying me.) I hope to continue working for and with these guys in the future. (Obvious thanks go to the people at Marvel and Disney as well. Getting notes from Jeph Loeb, whose name I see all over the place, was pretty surreal.)
I hope you’ll tune in and watch!
I just posted Part Two of Funhouse Mirror over on my website as well as on my fiction Tumblr blog. Writing this stuff and releasing it to the public isn’t nerve-wracking at all…although maybe that’s only because no one reads it.
Anyway, please check it out. I hope you like it.