I feel I should update with something other than eBook announcements. Heheh. And today, the lovely Tony C. Smith over at The StarShipSofa has given me the perfect excuse! Their 233rd episode features a story by British writer Gwyneth Jones, and it is read by yours truly. I am unbelievably excited and pleased to be on the show, as I highly admire Tony and his work. The story was also fun to read, though getting the correct pronunciations for the technical geological phrases took a little while.
Anyway, the episode is StarShipSofa #233 – Gwyneth Jones and I highly recommend giving it a listen. Not just for my sake, but they’ve also got a segment by composer David Raiklen on, and he’s always really interesting to listen to.
While I’m on the subject of podcasts, Season 2 of Radio Grimbald is wrapping up, as I’m nearing the end of the first volume of The Adventures of Bouragner Felpz. The latest episode, The Alchemists’ Circle is my longest yet. For stories any longer I imagine I’ll release in two-parters, but Alchemists’ Circle doesn’t have a good stopping point in the middle, so I felt it was better to release it in one go.
Moving forward, I’m planning to release the complete first volume of Bouragner Felpz stories as a single, massive eBook, and a POD traditional book. I also have a new Professor Odd story, which I’m excited to get to work on now that the big production on Felpz is done.
The Big Project, however, has been my new comic, Year of the God-Fox. I’m planning to release it as a webcomic next year, with possibly an eBook or iPad app to go along. Though because it is in color POD is not really a viable option (too expensive!). I shall probably have to find a small publisher who would be willing to handle the print side, but there’s no rush at this point. However, another side effect of it being in color means it takes an extraordinary amount of work to do the art. Since I write, sketch, clean and paint the thing, it has quickly ballooned to take up much of my active day time. I have been keeping myself sane by listening to audiobooks, specifically Diana Wynne Jones audiobooks. Sadly, it appears only a small percentage of her work is available in audio: I am almost finished with the Chrestomanci series, and after that there’s only the Moving Castle trilogy, and assorted short stories. Considering I’m working between four to six hours a day, I find I’m chewing through them like anything. I expect I shall have to go back to listening to Discoworld novels next week. The Discworld books have the advantage of all being available in audio, but they are just not the same.
Oh well. Back to work now I suppose.
I can’t post anything new from God-Fox, but here’s a concept painting I did a couple years ago, featuring the principle five characters. Enjoy! (Click through for full view on my deviantART page.)
I hope to update again soon!
Goldeen Ogawa can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org, or pecked at on Twitter @GrimbyTweets.