I was so stoked to be involved in this anthology. Taking a song and creating a story inspired by it is a lot of fun. And Lana Del Ray has some interesting music to work with. But the writing isn’t the best part, it’s when you start to see the art roll in!
Having Ashley St. Lawrence illustrate Summertime Sadness was so cool! I was already a fan of her work. Both Comare and Épilogue (which is available on Comixology) were fantastic and I couldn’t wait to see her take on the characters in my story.
The story I proposed was a James Bond opening style sequence, lots of action, some drama, and a cool twist. Ashley crafted a suave, swarthy pseudo-Bond and a gorgeous and possibly dangerous lady in red.
It was also my first project where I had direct contact with a letterer, Scott Ewen is a total pro, both he and Ashley were more than willing to discuss the visualizations and the back and forth was so amazing, believe me when I say it comics can be a really great collaborative process.
So I love the story we contributed to this rockin’ anthology, and the more things I see from the rest of the book reinforces that this is a book you want to read.
The Kickstarter is ending, and the book won’t be available again until C2E2 in April (I think) so why not head over to the kickstarter and get your hands on a copy!
And feel free to let me know what you think!
This blog served as the original whatchareading.com and for years its url redirected there, just in case any of my old business cards were floating around.
Well that changes now.
While I love reviewing comics, and will continue to do so, I’ve also been pitching scripts. Some of them have actually been published, some are waiting to be, and some are still drafts waiting for polishing before the next step.
I’ve had two published works under my pen name, Dan Charles, and after speaking to a few comic creators I respect I think it’s time to hang up that up and just pitch as Chuck Suffel.
There are companies that will pass immediately simply because they know me as a reviewer and fear the appearance of impropriety. I get that. But if you know me, or have followed my work, then you know that I do not take money or any compensation for favorable reviews. Nor will I. Ever.
So here we go, the next chapter. Time to get writing, as me. This space will be for talking about writing, testing out ideas, showcasing upcoming projects, and networking with artists, writers, and publishers.
If you’d like to see the work I’ve done as Dan Charles check out the Harvey Award nominated 27 Club Anthology or the Baroque Pop Anthology (which is currently on kickstarter!)