Where I’ll Be: DragonCon 2022

Here’s the programming I’ll be at if you want to catch up with me at the convention! Come buy a book or a “Permission to speak of Doom, Captain?” pin! And hooray, I can finally announce that You Sexy Thing is on the Dragon Awards ballot, which is super cool, although it’s facing some mighty heavy competition. 🙂

Title: World Building SF vs Fantasy
Description: Most authors create whole worlds for their stories, with backgrounds, weather, social structures, etc. Is it different when you are doing science fiction than for fantasy? Our panelists discuss how and why these differences occur.
Time: Sat 04:00 pm
Location: Embassy AB (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Reading Session: Cat Rambo
Description: Cat will be reading from “Devil’s Gun” the forthcoming sequel to the Dragon Award nominated “You Sexy Thing”.
Time: Sun 11:30 am
Location: Vinings (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Dragon Awards Ceremony
Description: Presentation of the 2022 Dragon Awards in 15 categories! Who will you choose as the fan favorites this year? Come & find out the results!
Time: Sun 05:30 pm
Location: Centennial I (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Beyond Terra
Description: No matter how far humanity travels, we all come from Earth. A look at humanity’s expansion with a focus on unique cultures.
Time: Mon 10:00 am
Location: Embassy AB (Length: 1 Hour)

I will also be appearing a couple times at the Bards Tower table and will add those times to this post when I have it.

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Offering Online Short Story Workshop

seven sessions. lecture, discussion & workshop.This is the workshop I give every couple of years; I will not be giving it in 2023. There will be two separate sections.

This seven week workshop focuses on the basics of writing speculative fiction short stories, including figuring out and implementing your plot, creating believable and engaging characters, effective world-building, what to do with a story once it’s finished, dealing with editors and markets, and other necessities. Students will have the opportunity to workshop at least one story over the course of the class and will also be writing and sharing weekly writing assignments.

Sessions will be recorded for students and available three days after the live session. You will also have access to the Rambo Academy Discord server and discussion/events/resources there.

Section one: Tuesday 2-4 PM Eastern time August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11.

Section two: Tuesday 6-8 PM Eastern time August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11.

Cost is $499 for seven sessions. Each session runs two to two and a half hours. All sessions are recorded for student use only. To register, mail me at cat@kittywumpus.net and indicate which section you are applying for and how you would like to pay (Paypal, Venmo, check, etc.) There are three free scholarships in each section. Deadline for applying for a scholarship is August 19.

Testimonials

    • Taking a workshop class with Cat was a great experience. Highly recommended! – Fred Coppersmith
    • Every week is like a shot in the arm of pure encouragement & enthusiasm. -Liz Neering
    • Wanted to crow and say thanks: the first story I wrote after taking your class was my very first sale. Coincidence? nah….thanks so much. -K. Richardson
    • Cat is a fun tutor with plenty of experience as both a fiction writer and a professional editor. She has plenty of sound, practical advice to offer, and the writing exercises are enjoyable. A course like this allows you to meet other writers of varying levels of experience and talent, which is a very good way of finding out what you are good at and where your skills need work. It also gives you a bunch of potential writing buddies, which can be very valuable. -Cheryl Morgan
    • Cat Rambo’s classes are both entertaining and edifying. If you are an aspiring writer or editor do yourself a favor and sign up! -Stefan Milićević

Some of the stories produced during this class:
Bo Balder, “The Doll Is Dead”, Penumbra
Nicholas Lee Huff, “Smitten”, Every Day Fiction
Jamie Lackey, “Moving Past Butterfly”, Bastion
Jamie Lackey, “The Path to Butterfly,” Lakeside Circus
Sunil Patel, “Sally the Psychic Alligator“, Fireside Fiction
Frances Rowat, “Palimpsest“, The Sockdolager

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Guest Post: The Real Life of Fiction with Keiko O’Leary

Picture of science fiction author Connie Willis and the quote "Oh no, I thought, not only am I messing up, but Connie Willis is seeing it."Whenever I ask the question “How shall I live?” I always look to literature for the answer. But this time the answer came in a dream.

The dream took place in an auditorium, an old one, like the Century movie theaters in San José: a huge domed room, with plush maroon carpet that matched the seats. Some of the seats held members of my writing group. We were there because our fellow member Anthony Francis was going to read an excerpt from his novel, and I was supposed to introduce him.

I was standing on a wooden stage, behind a podium. This was a writing conference, titled The Real Life of Fiction.

I had notes, but they didn’t help. I babbled. I forgot the title of the novel. I forgot the name of the conference. At one point, through the haze of my stammering incompetence, I saw clearly for a moment: in the front row, a woman with the curly hair and Coke-bottle glasses that could only belong to one of my favorite authors: Oh no, I thought, not only am I messing up, but Connie Willis is seeing it.
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Booking My Editing Services

The flooring saga continues. One guy came and made the repairs to the subfloor that the flooring people had requested – or so I thought! When the flooring people came back, they weren’t happy with things still, and so the other company is coming back to do that, but can’t get here until the latter part of the month, and since they didn’t understand they needed to level the floor the first time, there’s some additional cost, although they are cutting me a deal on it as an apology. At any rate, someday I will have a usable kitchen, but that time is not now.

As you can guess, this is all complicated, time-consuming — and costly, particularly on the heels of replacing the roof last month, which I knew I’d have to do at some point but was hoping to do next summer, thereby bumping any thoughts of a new deck to 2023. Accordingly I’m going to take on some editing work in the next few months.

Accordingly, if you ever wanted to give yourself the gift of an edit from an experienced editor/writer/teacher who is also a Locus and World Fantasy Award nominee and Nebula award winner, this might be the time. All edits/reads include the chance to identify particular spots for feedback in advance and to ask questions afterward.

I will be accepting a limited number of projects, so if you are interested, I would contact me sooner rather than later.

Story editorial read

$50 per 5,000 words. This is not an edit. It is a 1-2 page analysis that includes notes on suggested changes, weak spots, and other editorial feedback. Stories over 5,000 words will be pro-rated at $5 per additional 500 words.

Novel editorial read

$1000 per 100.000 words. This is not an edit. It is a chapter by chapter analysis that includes notes on suggested changes, weak spots, and other editorial feedback. I will include a copyedit of the first chapter (up to ten pages) to show patterns and suggestions at the sentence level. Works over 5,000 words will be pro-rated at $10 per additional 1000 words.

Story copyedit

$100 per 5,000 words. This is a rigorous edit of something you consider finished, with changes tracked and explanatory notes. If you are not happy with it, I will return your money. Stories over 5,000 words will be pro-rated at $10 per additional 500 words.

Novel copyedit

Because this can vary greatly, the fee is based on how much work I’m looking at. Send one chapter and the word length and I can provide an estimate.

Got a project that doesn’t fit any of these? Feel free to mail me at cat@kittywumpus.net (it would be handy if you use the subject line “Edit Request”) with the details.

Projects will be added to my work queue in the order they are received. If you need your work prioritized due to a deadline, there is an additional rush fee.

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Guest Post: Pick up the Pride Storybundle

Pride StoryBundle 2022 is No Longer Available

Betsy Miller, Thinking Ink Press

Thanks, Cat, for having me as a guest on your blog. It’s great to have the opportunity to share the news. The Pride StoryBundle includes a wonderful variety of queer science fiction and fantasy books! You can no longer get this bundle but I encourage you to find the individual authors.

How it works

When you buy the Pride StoryBundle, you decide how much to pay. If you pay the full price or more, you get all the books in the main bundle, plus the books in the bonus bundle, and Rainbow Railroad receives a donation. Rainbow Railroad helps LGBTQI+ people escape state-sponsored violence. You can also pay less and only get the main books in the bundle—you’ll still be supporting indie authors and publishers, which is much appreciated!

Origin story

Author Melissa Scott founded the first Pride StoryBundle in 2017. Author and publisher Catherine Lundoff joined the effort in 2019, and they’ve both been curating and organizing the annual Pride StoryBundles ever since. Thank you, Melissa, Catherine, and Jason Chen at StoryBundle for your ongoing commitment to supporting the LGBTQI+ community!

When Thinking Ink Press was invited to participate in this year’s Pride StoryBundle with one of our books—The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott—well, there was no question in our minds that we wanted to be part of this! We’re in good company as you can see by the list of books in this bundle.

What you get

In the main bundle:

  • We’re Here, eds. C.L. Clark & Charles Payseur
  • The Adventure of the Incognita Countess, Cynthia Ward
  • The Language of Roses, Heather Rose Jones
  • Lord of the White Hell, Ginn Hale
  • Sanctuary, Andi Buchanan

In the bonus bundle:

  • Foxhunt, Rem Wigmore
  • Unfettered Hexes, ed. dave ring
  • It Gets Even Better, eds. Isabela Oliveira & Jed Sabin
  • Water Horse, Melissa Scott
  • Friends for Robots, Merc Fenn Wolfmoor
  • The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum, Cynthia Ward
  • The Hereafter Bytes, Vincent Scott
  • Pangs, Jerry Wheeler
  • Sea of Stars, Nicole Kimberling
  • Depart, Depart! Sim Kern

Want the bundle? Click to buy now!

Links

https://storybundle.com/pride

http://www.melissascottwrites.com/

https://catherinelundoff.net/

https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/

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Where I’ll Be: Norwescon 2022

If you’re coming to Norwescon, here’s where you can find me! I’ll also be spending much of my time at Jennifer Brozek’s booth in the dealer room – and will have swag! Come say hi.

THURSDAY

Go, Flash, Go! Flash Fiction for Writers
3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Cascade 9 & 10
Cat Rambo (M), Brianna Tibbetts, Izzy Wasserstein, Bruce Taylor

Reaching Inclusion
4:00pm – 5:00pm @ Olympic 3
ChrisTiana ObeySumner (M), Sheye Anne Blaze, Cat Rambo

Opening Ceremonies
7:00pm – 8:00pm @ Northwest 2 & 3
Fox Squire (M), Rob Carlos, Cat Rambo, Connor Alexander, Patrick Swenson, Lydia K. Valentine

FRIDAY

NWW Critique Session with Cat Rambo
10:00am – 12:30pm @ Cascade 13
Cat Rambo (M)

Interview and Q&A with Cat Rambo
2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Grand 2
Jennifer Brozek (M), Cat Rambo

Reading Like a Writer
3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Olympic 3
Cat Rambo (M), Izzy Wasserstein, Louise Marley, Jon Lasser

SATURDAY

Autograph Session 1
10:00am – 11:00am @ Evergreen 1&2
Cat Rambo, Jack Skillingstead, Berlynn Wohl, Laura Anne Gilman, Dale Ivan Smith, Curtis C. Chen, Evan J. Peterson, Julie McGalliard, GregRobin Smith, Gabe (G.S.) Denning, Brianna Tibbetts, Amanda Hamon, Heather S. Ransom, Sara A Mueller, Bruce Taylor, Rob Carlos, Patrick Swenson, Lydia K. Valentine, Connor Alexander

Autograph Session 2
11:00am – 12:00pm @ Evergreen 1&2
Carol Berg, Brenda Cooper, Rhiannon Held, Patrick Swenson, Joseph Malik, Joseph Brassey, Eva L. Elasigue, Louise Marley, Mikko Azul, Connor Alexander, Mike Jack Stoumbos, Nancy Kress, David D. Levine, Lydia K. Valentine, Cat Rambo, Rob Carlos, Jeff Sturgeon

The World According to Cat Rambo
1:00pm – 2:00pm @ Grand 2
Cat Rambo (M)

Reading: Cat Rambo
3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Grand 2
Cat Rambo (M)

The Spice Must Flow: Drugs in Genre Fiction
5:00pm – 6:00pm @ Cascade 11
Evan J. Peterson (M), Cat Rambo, Gabe (G.S.) Denning, Rhiannon Held, Brooks Peck

SUNDAY

The Anxious Convention Pro
12:00pm – 1:00pm @ Cascade 9 & 10
Cat Rambo (M), Zamesta Cosplay, Jay Boyce

Surviving in the Land of Short Stories
2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Cascade 11
Cat Rambo, Jack Skillingstead, Patrick Swenson

Closing Ceremonies
4:00pm – 5:00pm @ Cascade 9 & 10
Rob Stewart, Rob Carlos, Cat Rambo, Patrick Swenson, Lydia K. Valentine, Connor Alexander

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Classes Coming Up This Weekend

The Mystery Writing class is canceled, but three others remain this weekend, wrapping up a great month of classes.

Demystifying Outlines with Margaret Dunlap, accompanying picture of a chalk outline of a bodyDemystifying Outlines with Margaret Dunlap, Saturday, March 26, 2022, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time.

Outlines: some writers swear by them, some writers swear at them, some have sworn off them entirely.

I, Margaret Dunlap, became an outliner because outlines are an integral part of the television writing process. (It turns out, studios  want to see evidence that you’ve got a working story before they commit a million dollars or more to putting a group of writers’ hairbrained ideas into production.) Over five seasons as a writers assistant on four different series, I wrote more outlines than I probably should have been asked to, but I learned a lot doing it. What I took for granted at the time was that as I was learning, I always had a slew of examples I could reference, and a staff full of writers giving me notes when I got something wrong.

It wasn’t until I started collaborating with novelists that I realized there’s no equivalent resource for fiction writers.

So let’s pull back the drape and get into the guts of outlines. What are they? (It depends, what do you need it to be?) Do they have to have bullet points? (Not unless you find them useful.) Do they have to follow a set format? (Now that your English teacher isn’t reading it, probably not.) Is there a minimum length? A maximum one? (Nope! Although there are some practical upper and lower bounds to keep in mind.) Wouldn’t the time you spend on an outline be better used writing the actual story? (That’s my secret, Cap. I’m always writing my actual story.)

In this class, we’ll talk about outlining as part of an iterative writing process, whether it’s part of your pre-writing, a tool to turn to when you’re adrift in mid-draft, or a way to kick-start revisions after you’ve typed “the end.”

We’ll look at examples of different kinds of outlines and explore tips and tricks for incorporating story planning into your own creative process. We’ll also learn how to read an outline, whether it’s your own or someone else’s, and how to use it to spot a story’s pitfalls… and also its potential.

The phrase “write an outline” doesn’t have to trigger flashbacks to research papers, didactic English professors, or oceans of red ink. In fact, they’re a surprisingly flexible tool that you can learn to use to spark, rather than block, the creative process.

Picture of an open doorway to illustrate the online writing workshop "Beginnings and Endings" with Cat Rambo, an online live class.Beginnings & Endings with Cat Rambo, Saturday, March 26, 2022, 12:00-2:00 PM Pacific Time.

Beginnings are sometimes the last thing a writer finishes, and they must lead gracefully into a work that ends with the same sense of panache. In a class that combines lecture with in-class writing exercises and discussion, we’ll look at examples from speculative fiction in order to figure out how they work and develop concepts that we can apply to our own writing. You will learn how to use beginnings to create their counterparts and vice versa while looking at strategies for both and getting a chance to test and ask questions about these techniques over the course of the workshop.

Picture of a teacup and toast to accompany "Dunking Your Reader in the Details," an online workshop about creating immersive description.Dunking the Reader in the Details: Tools for Creating Immersive Worlds with Cat Rambo, Sunday, March 27, 2022, 12:00-2:00 PM Pacific Time.

How do you create a world that feels immersive to your reader without drowning them in description? What details should be included — and what should be left out? How does the writer pull a reader in through word choice and invocation of the senses? How can making a map help you make the world more understandable for the reader? What are the most important considerations in both world building  and character creation? Cat Rambo gives you twelve tools to use for creating immersive worlds, along with writing exercises designed to help you master each technique, and a chance to ask questions about their use.

As always, there are three free scholarships in each class! Details are here on how to apply.

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Norwescon Author Guest of Honor

I’m super pleased to be able to announce that I’m Author Guest of Honor at Norwescon this year. Norwescon’s the first con I went to as an author and will always have a special place in my heart accordingly.

While there, I’ll be on plenty of programming (I’ll post that schedule as soon as I have it), and I’ll also be spending time at Jenn Brozek’s booth, where I’ll definitely have copies of ALTERED AMERICA, CARPE GLITTER, MOVING FROM IDEA TO DRAFT, and THE SURGEON’S TALE.

If there’s another book of mine you’d like to buy and get autographed while there, drop me a line in e-mail and I’ll make sure I stick it in my luggage, but otherwise I’m flying there and have limited luggage space, so I’m snagging the smaller books.

I will be reading for the first time ever from the sequel to YOU SEXY THING, hurray! Come to the reading if you want to know how DEVIL’S GUN starts off.

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Possible Upcoming Changes to SFWA Membership

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, an august non-profit on whose board I have served in the past, held its business meeting in January of this year, and since it was virtual, I had the chance to attend, which was a nice chance to see some familiar faces, meet some new ones, and hear what the organization has been up to in the past year.

An interesting development for SFWA that seems to have been flying under most people’s radar is that the organization’s members will be voting on whether or not to change the membership requirements in a way that the organization has not previously done. This may be one of the biggest changes made to the membership yet in the organization’s 50+ years of history.

The new qualifications: a writer can join as an Associate member once they have earned $100 over the course of their career, and as a Full member at the $1000 level.

That’s a huge and very significant change from the current, somewhat arcane membership requirements of $1000 over the course of a year on a single work to become a Full member. Particularly when you think that one of the most contentious propositions on the discussion boards in the past has been the idea of re-qualification, of making people prove they qualify on a yearly basis. Moving away from a system so complicated SFWA had to create a webform to walk people through whether or not they qualified to something like this is a big win in so many ways.

Why I’m absolutely voting yes:

  • This change makes SFWA available to more people in the earlier stages of their career, which is often when they most need that community, support, and advice.
  • More and more varied members will make the Nebulas a heck of a lot more interesting and perhaps combat some of the logrolling that I’ve witnessed over twenty or so years.  This has the potential to really shake things up in a good way.
  • More and more varied members means more volunteers and budget and that’s huge. One of the best things about admitting indie writers was the wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm added to the organization overall. This is even more of that.
  • That also means more people talking on the boards. I’ve been a moderator on those boards for a long, long time, and they remain a source of community, news, and information for me. The more the merrier, in my opinion. 
  • This change also opens up the game writing qualifications in a way that answers a lot of the existing issues. SFWA’s admitting game writers has been a bit bumpy, mainly because of the incredible variety of ways that writing can manifest.
  • On a small personal level, it may mean I’ll witness less truculent bullshit from people personally affronted by the existence of the past requirements, although people will continue to think SFWA is a gelatinous cube.

For this to pass, enough of the full members need to vote on it. If you are a full member, I urge you to check your email for the mail with the voting link, which would have come on January 15, with the subject “[SFWA] 2022 Call for SFWA Board Candidates & Bylaws Vote”. The cut-off date for getting this done is February 15, a rapidly approaching deadline.

One other change from the board meeting answers the question of how this affects the idea of “SFWA qualifying markets,” which has in the past been used as a way to make sure fiction markets increased their rates every once in a while. We’re going to see a fiction matrix that looks at a number of factors, including pay, but also response time, quality of contract, etc. It’s very nice to see this long overdue project finally manifest, and I bear as much guilt as anyone in the long overdue part, since I was around when it was first proposed and should have kicked it along significantly harder than I did. I’m very happy to see this and ten thousand kudos to the people who made it happen.

There wasn’t much else to the meeting that surprised me. Like a lot of the F&SF organizations in 2021, live events have been a problem. (This surprised me given that SFWA was one of the first organizations to put on a pandemic version in a way that really showcased what a virtual event could be.) But hotel and event stuff has been problematic for a lot of events, to the point where some seem moribund or seriously endangered, and given that, it’s unsurprising that cancellation costs of the event have wounded the SFWA budget.

Overall though, SFWA remains pretty robust financially, and the Emergency Medical Fund, Legal Fund, and Givers Grants programs are still doing stellar work. You’ve seen some of that continue to play out in the DisneyMustPay campaign. I will remind people that it’s a good place to direct charitable donations, and that you can also support it through the Amazon Smile program, buying SFWA’s Storybundles and HumbleBundles, or even by buying one of those cool secret decoder rings.

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Cat Rambo Interviews Joe R. Lansdale

CAT RAMBO: One aspect of the great appeal of the Hap and Leonard books is their enduring friendship, including its ups, downs, and petty annoyances like one of them eating all the animal crackers every once in a while. Presumably you didn’t set out to write one of the great friendships of literature, but how do you think it developed? What do you think you learned about friendship from writing theirs?

JOE R. LANSDALE: I never set out to write a series, let alone one that has endured as well as this one. They have become beloved by their fans. I added in all the better aspects of friends I have and have had, but unlike the friendship between these guys, not all of mine have endured, and some that did, well, those friends have passed. There’s also wishful thinking involved. The  kind of friendship you would like to have. I learned a lot from their friendship, as it made me explore myself to find their similarities and their differences. My brother Andrew Vachss and I were very close, and he had a lot of Leonard’s aspects, but the overall personality of Leonard is, like Hap, a combined one. Hap, however, is very much like me, if not exactly like me. I learned to try and be a better person through their exploration, which is not to say I started out a bad one. In fact, in many ways I’m better than both of them. I haven’t killed anyone and have no plans to do so. You could call that, for them, a flaw.

In the introduction to the book, you talk about Hap and Leonard existing in a special kind of time since you’ve been writing them so long, aging at a different rate than you or I. Has that ever created problems for you with writing, moments when you regret establishing a particular fact because it conflicts with something you want to do?

Yes, sometimes it does, and sometimes I contradict something because I don’t reread the books. I might check a thing here and there, but once finished, I move on.

You have written so widely across genres and forms – comics, fiction, screenplays – that Nightmare Magazine described you as having become your own genre. What do you makes something enough of a Joe R. Lansdale story that you want to write it?

I’m excited about it. Sometimes that means it will turn out great, and sometimes I feel it will, and it doesn’t come out as great as I hoped. I always do my best, however, so I never feel like I threw one over the fence. One thing nice about Hap and Leonard is I’ve explored different kinds of crime and adventure stories with them. I like writing a variety of things, but Hap and Leonard come as close to it gets to me considering writing nothing else. I love those guys.

You’ve also talked about the novella being your favorite form to write in. Is it because of the wideness of possible word count there, or are there other considerations? People have told me we’re in the middle of a renaissance for novellas – do you think that’s true?

I think it just might be. I’ve written them for a long time, and in fact, some of my novels might be called novellas if anyone wanted to quibble.  I think novel or novella is more about how something is published. If it’s between hard covers it tends to be considered a novel, or soft covers. If it’s part of a collection, it’s considered a novella. That’s not a dyed in the wool fact, just a common consideration.

You began your writing career with nonfiction, farm articles to be precise. Has anything from that time ever snuck into a story?

Frequently, as in Mucho Mojo, though I got some of my rose farming facts confused. My old boss was quick to point that out. But it’s in several books and stories.

When you want to read short stories, what authors do you go to? Is there anyone you’d suggest people search out?

I reread a lot of older fiction. I read new stuff all the time, but it takes time for me to feel the need to reread, and then I get on a kick. I like writers that have impacted me, like Ray Bradbury, Raymond Chandler, James Cain, Ernest Hemingway, Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck. Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers, Mark Twain, Henry Kuttner, Cyril Kornbluth, Robert Bloch, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, Jack Finney, and this list could go on.

Among your comic work is one of my favorites, Jonah Hex. Any plans to do more writing with him? Are there any comic book figures that you’d love to write but have never gotten the chance to?

Well, I haven’t been asked since Tim Truman and I did our three series run. I love comics, but I’ve satisfied a lot of my itch there, but now and again I get a bit of comic hives and I want to scratch. I would and probably will do more comic work. I no longer have any characters I’m dying to do, as I’ve done many, but who knows. A Batman comic would be fun. I’ve only written about him in animation and in  a couple of stories, a novel, and a children’s book, but no actual comics with him.


BIO: Joe R. Lansdale is the internationally-bestselling author of over fifty novels, including the popular, long-running Hap and Leonard series. Many of his cult classics have been adapted for television and film, most famously the films Bubba Ho-Tep and Cold in July, and the Hap and Leonard series on Sundance TV and Netflix. Lansdale has written numerous screenplays and teleplays, including the iconic Batman the Animated Series. He has won an Edgar Award for The Bottoms, ten Stoker Awards, and has been designated a World Horror Grandmaster. Lansdale, like many of his characters, lives in East Texas.


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