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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Apologies for the radio silence. It's been one of those months. Lots of traveling, lots of personal responsibility, and a general lack of anything of great import to say.

A bit cheap, then, to throw out a post full of nothing but links, but here it is, a post with nothing but links:

* I participated in Robot 6's annual gift giving guide. My picks for the top 3 gifts everyone should give this year, and the 3 things I wish someone would give me are right here.

* Michel Fiffe shares the process on an epic party scene he drew with Mike Allred for one of my gift picks, the forthcoming Madman 20th Anniversary Monster, due December 14 (though it may get bumped to December 21). It's a massive collection, 11 X 17, full of new stories and tons of pin-ups. I wrote the two-page framing sequence, which Jim Valentino pencilled and Mike inked. MIchel's page caps the whole book, and it features characters from 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and Love the Way You Love.

Panel from my story with Valentino & Allred

A detail from Michel's drawing.

The book is currently 48% off at Amazon!

* Dan Christensen teases more from our forthcoming book. His blog, and the image here:

* Natalie Nourigat has her comics diary Between Gears collected this coming February, in one giant volume from Image Comics. I believe I have a blurb on the back cover. Find out more on her blog.

Natalie is going to be done with our comic by Christmas. I can't wait for everyone to read it. We really have something going on here, if I do say so myself.

* Joëlle Jones has a new book coming in April. She illustrated an adaptation of O.T. Nelson's The Girl Who Owned a City. I have seen the pages, and they are amazing, some of her best work yet. You can read a review of the book here, or just go ahead and order it from Amazon (The Girl Who Owned a City: The Graphic Novel (Single Titles)) and earn me a couple of pennies for each sale made through the link. :)

* Marc Ellerby has brought back his Polar Opposites web comic for the month of December. The details.

* December 14 will also see the release of the Marvel Holiday Comic 2011, an anthology of holiday-themed shorts. I wrote a Thing story, illustrated by Paco Diaz. It was pretty fun. Here is a link to Marvel's site, and the solicitation.

Written & Penciled by VARIOUS
• Four new holiday adventures featuring your favorite
Marvel super heroes!
• Wolverine finally learns the Canadian art of ice hockey.
• Written and illustrated by some of Marvel’s hottest talent!
from Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+... $3.99

And the cover:

Current Soundtrack: Tiger Boy starring Sabu

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All text (c) 2011 Jamie S. Rich

Thursday, November 10, 2011



* J. Edgar, Clint Eastwood continues his trend of almost delivering in this biopic with Leonardo DiCaprio as the legendary lawman.

* Like Crazy, love a la modern cinema verite. Starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones.


* Water for Elephants, a film even a pachyderm would endeavor to forget.

Current Soundtrack: My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, Depeche Mode, "So Cruel"

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All text (c) 2011 Jamie S. Rich

Friday, November 04, 2011



* The Mill and the Cross, Rutger Hauer stars as Pieter Bruegel preparing his painting The Procession to Calvary in Lech Majewski's deconstruction of the masterpiece.

* The Skin I Live In, the disturbing new horror drama from Pedro Almodovar.


* Island of Lost Souls, featuring Charles Laughton as the original Dr. Moreau. (Also at DVD Talk.)

* Kuroneko, revisiting the Japanese ghost story on Blu-Ray.


* Bellflower, the cult indie strikes me as empty for all the wrong reasons.

* Young Justice - Season One, Volume Two, continuing the animated team adventures of DC's superhero sidekicks.

Current Soundtrack: When in Rome and Foster the People in Martin Q. Blank's Hideout on TT.fm

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All text (c) 2011 Jamie S. Rich

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Natalie Nourigat is finishing the last two chapters of our Oni Press graphic novel. It's been an absolute joy to do, from our early discussion stages about what kind of story we wanted to tell, to watching her crank out pages like some kind of art-making robot, growing in skill and expanding her perception with each successive deadline met.

She posted several teaser panels to her blog. Click on the one below to see the rest.

Expect an announcement of this one in the near future. It'll probably be my next published book, just based on the amount of work already done on it.

Current Soundtrack: various, (Ǎhk-to͝ong Bay-bi) Covered
VICTORY FOR THE COMIC MUSE: The Portland Comic Book Show, November 13

Can't make it to Boise, but you're near Portland?

Come see Nico Hitori de and I at the Portland Comic Book Show the day after on November 13. We'll be selling Spell Checkers, he'll be sketching, and I'm on a panel for writers alongside several other fine authors.

How To Break Into Comics As A Writer
1:30 pm in the south end of the Exhibit Hall

Anina Bennett, Heartbreakers writer and former Dark Horse Editor, will moderate writers Kurt Busiek, Brandon Jerwa, Adam Gallardo, Jamie S. Rich and Dan Berman in this panel discussion.

Current Soundtrack: Protomen, Act II - The Father of Death

MUSEUM MILE: Comics Art Mob, November 12 in Boise, Idaho

Joëlle Jones and I are heading out to Boise, Idaho, with our friend Erik Henriksen to participate in the Comics Art Mob event they are having at the Boise Art Museum on November 12. This is connected to the "Comics at the Crossroads" art show that the Maryhill Museum in Washington had earlier this year. It's been in Boise for a while, and amongst the collected art is Joëlle's cover for Spell Checkers vol. 1 and also a page from You Have Killed Me.

You can see a full rundown of all the events at the BAM page, but of particular note:

noon – 1 p.m.
Meet the Artists Book-signing

Meet artists Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich and have your copy of the recently released Spell Checkers 2, Vol. 2 signed.
Regular BAM admission

2 – 5 p.m.
Make It A Career: 3-Hour Master Session

(for participants 17 and older)
Hear from collaborative team Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich and learn more about drawing, writing, publishing and pursuing a career in comics.
$15 (BAM members and BSU students w/ ID)
$25 (non-members)

All three of us will be part of other activities, but if you can make any, those are the ones!

Come by and say hello.

Current Soundtrack: The Beach Boys, The Smile Sessions [much better than the Brian Wilson version, which I find cold and unengaging]