You may not have spied this post from Ryan Kelly, but in it he mentions a web comic he is starting called Cocotte. Which implies food. And I know for a long time now Ryan’s wanted to do a culinary comic series. Me too. But I am not writing Cocotte.
I wish him luck and good fortune. My own culinary series, called STARVE, is something of a casualty. Created for Vertigo almost two years ago, it hit too many of the same notes as that Anthony Bourdain book they got going on, and so it was ultimately not approved. Another publisher, an indie one, also passed for similar reasons. I guess there is a real glut of food comics coming. STARVE now sits in limbo. It may, probably, be heavily modified to be about water scarcity and the politics of food and serve as a sequel to THE MASSIVE. If THE MASSIVE is a success, that is.
I mourn STARVE. It was awesome. It was funny, and really OCD with detail of food prep. I did a lot of research, like Northlanders-level research. But that’s the way it goes sometimes and repurposing is all you can do.
Although these days I think about writing STARVE as it was intended, but as a tv pilot. My agent thinks its an insane concept for a story, though. Maybe she’s right.
Random end of the year thoughts. Go read Ryan’s post, its full of info.
Has it really been this long?
On the Vertigo blog, there’s a bunch of stuff I wrote regarding DMZ and its five year anniversary, Northlanders “Siege Of Paris” storyline w/ preview art by Simon Gane, and The New York Five, also with preview art. Check it out.
I commissioned this from Ryan Kelly - the 12 Years of Megan McKeenan!
Drawn by the incomparable Ryan Kelly, with color + design by me.
French-language edition of LOCAL, published by Delcourt, out this week. I was too excited to wait for comps, so I ordered a copy from Amazon.fr
I found this, randomly, trying to find an old interview I did for this book. I’m not sure who wrote this up, but its kind of amazing… a cliff notes, essentially, of the NEW YORK FOUR graphic novel Ryan Kelly and I did for Minx. It’s capped off with a list of locations and businesses, etc. that appeared in the book, like so:
The Porto Rico Coffee Company is a coffee retailer at 40½ St. Mark’s Place.
Yaffa Cafe is at 97 St. Marks Place.
Dojo’s is a Japanese restaurant at 14 West 4th St, between Mercer St. and Broadway.
The Khyber Pass is at 34 St. Marks Place, an Afghan/Middle Eastern restaurant.
Toy Tokyo is a toy store at 121 2nd Avenue.
Kim’s Video is a DVD and music shop at 124 1st Avenue.
English singer/songwriter PJ Harvey’s Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea was released in 2000.