Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Playing The Field...


Can't believe it's been almost two months since I last blogged! Sorry, everyone. The problem with having a work-related blog is that 90% of the time I'm not actually allowed to talk about what I'm working on - the publishers always want me to keep schtum until they've made an official announcement.

Believe it or not, I've currently got four new projects on the go that I'm waiting to announce. Being a notorious blabbermouth, it almost killed me keeping BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL to myself for almost two years - but finally it's been solicited for sale on December 13th, with a scorching cover by Whilce Portacio and Richard Friend.

And to those of you who are worried that Whilce won't be able to draw both this and WETWORKS, fret ye not - Whilce finished pencilling WETWORKS aaaages ago.

All in all it's been an interesting week. Coming to the end of my exclusive contract with DC Comics, I started putting out feelers to other publishers - and immediately got what can only be described as an Offer I Can't Refuse. Combine that with a pay rise for my next Vertigo project, and I’m suddenly learning that I have a lot more bargaining power outside of an exclusive contract than in one.

It’s nice to be in demand. Now I just need to figure out how to fit all the work in...

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #1
Written by Andy Diggle
Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend
Edited by Mike Carlin

Learn where the Dark Knight first got "all those wonderful toys" as the superstar combo of writer Andy Diggle (ADAM STRANGE) and art team Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend (WETWORKS) go back to Batman's roots in a new monthly series! In this 6-issue tale, see exactly when Batman’s war on evil in Gotham City ramped up — and how he rose to meet the threat of Lex Luthor's plans to move in on both Bruce Wayne's and Batman's turf!
On sale December 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US