Saturday, February 26, 2005


Well, that took longer than expected...

This past week the final proofs were signed off, last minute tweaks made to the cover and indicia page, and by the end of March copies should be on bookstore shelves. The inaugural title from Robert Rodriguez's imprint Troublemaker Publishing, FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY: THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE, which I edited, is a monster of a book at 272 full color pages. When I originally took the job of assembling the contents, I figured it wouldn't take more than a couple of months from start to finish. That was the better part of a year ago. Done with the help of designer Kurt Volk and prepress virtuoso Sean Lackey, the book is something of which I'm quite proud.

On Monday, we send to the printer the last of the five tie-ins we've packaged for Rodriguez's next movie, "The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D," of which I'm quite proud as well (particularly the two young readers novels I cowrote). Then I've got a novel to write before I start working on MonkeyBrain's Fall 2005 lineup. And a pile of comic scripts to finish. I think I used to understand the concept of "free time," but if I did, I've long forgotten all about it.

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