A personal diary keeping people abreast of what I am working on writing-wise.

Sunday, January 16, 2005


I think I used that title before, but I'm too lazy to look.

My January movie picks for Trilogy, all of which have a strong female lead, which isn't that different from most months for me:

Belle de Jour, starring Catherine Deneuve, directed by Luis Bunuel

Lady Snowblood, starring Meiko Kaji

The Red Shoes, starring Moira Shearer, from Powell & Pressburger

To Live, starring Gong Li, dir. Zhang Yimou

Witness for the Prosecution, starring Marlene Dietrich, dir. Billy Wilder

I'd be remiss if I didn't toot my own horn about the fact that Maryanne Snell has posted the first ever review of The Everlasting in her blog, 100 Books. Maryanne, in her previous capacity as a retail-type person, probably sold more copies of Cut My Hair than any other single person on the planet, including myself, so it was a given that she'd be on the list to give me feedback on ver. 1.5 of the new book. In her review and in her e-mail, she explained things to me I didn't realize myself. It's been gratifying to get responses so far from various people, all of whom have been tremendously helpful, but this is the first you can read.

I also got jpegs for the color pages of "Kago No Tori," the story I wrote and Guy Davis illustrated for The Dark Horse Book of the Dead anthology. This project just keeps getting better and better. Dave Stewart colored it, and as always, the work is amazing. And apparently Lois Buhalis is going to letter it and do it in the same style she letters manga, to add to the Japanese feel. I'm very proud of this one. It's scheduled for June. I'm also pretty sure I'll be at the Comic Con in San Diego this year, so maybe I'll get to sign a couple.

Current Soundtrack: Meiko Kaji, Zenkyokusyu (thanks, KS!)

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