Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Most Excellent News!

It seems odd to have such good news while most of Southern Cailfornia is burning - including the town of Running Springs that we used to live in (for 11 years), but I do. Actually two good pieces of news.

A little more than two weeks ago we finished the first draft script for the feature project I've been hinting to all of you and I sent it to the famous writer, whom I optioned it from, to get his blessing. Despite my confidence that what we had written was a really good first draft I do admit to starting to get somewhat nervous as time went on. Did we take too many liberties and change too much?...did we leave something out from his book that he really liked?...did we take it in a direction that interfered with some of his other writings?
Well, this morning I received an e-mail, via his lawyer, that he approves our first draft. Needless to say I was pretty damned excited and relieved. So, now I can move forward and send it to all the studios that have shown interest in it. Rest assured it went out pretty damn quick. Now I just have to wait to see what type of reaction we get from the people with all the money....


I apologize for still being a little cagey as to what the project is (I'm not usually superstitious -ptoo, ptoo, ptoo), but about this I am a wee bit. I thought I could at least show you an image that my good friend, Francesco Francavilla created and my son, Eric painted. If you're ambitious there is some info floating around out there - if you know where to look...






The other good news I have is that the new books have arrived! It'll take me a little time to setup a special ordering system for them, but in the meanwhile you can use the other PayPal order button and just indicate in the notes section that you want to order Expressions & Attitudes 2. They sell for $20 within the US (just like the first book) and I will try to include a sketch inside - for as long as I have time to do that. If you want it shipped outside the US let me know and we'll figure out the price.




For all of you that are threatened by fire our hearts go out to you and please excuse me for my moment of joy.

5 comments:

COMIKXGUY said...

from chula vista steven, its tripping me out too

i just moved to yuma 2 months ago


congrats anyway!? :\

xme fan said...

will your sketchbook have art of Jean Grey from X-M:E?

Blaze Rocket said...

Most excellent news indeed! I'll be ordering a sketchbook very shortly.

I have a few guesses about your secret project, but I'm keeping them to myself. Wouldn't want to jinx you via association, after all. As always though, I'm looking forward to more news.

emilio said...

Glad to hear the sketchbook is ready to go. Also glad the writer approved your draft. Always looking forward to your work.

Cheeks said...

heya, Steven. Hope your Thanksgiving holiday was nice and relaxing one with your family and friends. congratulations on your new book. i absolutely love volume one! i would love to buy volume 2. i need to push my expressions, and your book seems like gold.