I'm the featured author this month on a website called The Novel Blog. There's an interview with me, and when the main page loads you can see a giant copy of River Runs Red flung past my face without actually hitting me. It's worth visiting just for that...
The first review of Zombie Cop that I've seen is out on Ain't It Cool News, and they like the book!
Here's what reviewer Bug has to say:
For the most part, zombie stories are broad strokes storytelling,
trying to show how an entire society deals with an apocalyptic event
and facing their own death chomping for their brains. You don't see too
many smaller, more personal tales like ZOMBIE COP, which is firmly
planted in a world overrun by the undead, but never loses focus of
being a story about one man on a mission. Officer Joe Mundy is bitten
and doesn't have long before he turns completely into a drooling
zombie, so he does what he can in order to solve one last mystery, a
mystery that could uncover the reason for the zombie plague itself.
That's right, while other zombie stories never explain why the dead
walk, ZOMBIE COP treats it as a mystery, which is a refreshing and new
spin on the genre. Occasionally, writer Jeff Mariotte overwrites this
done-in-one original graphic novel. Lines like "My thoughts squirm
around my brain like worms through a corpse." fall a bit redundant and
clunky, but for the most part I was entertained by this one. The art by
Szymon Kudranski is top tier. The artist doesn't hold back on the gore.
Blood and brains splatter right into the reader’s face as you read this
one. There were a few action sequences toward the beginning that I
found hard to follow, but for the most part this is one OGN that looks
and reads well.
If you're on MySpace, you should check out the second monthly installment of my guest blogger series,
grandiosely titled the Global Author Initiative (and thanks to Bob
Levinson for being first up--you can still find his on the blog too)!
This month features Michael Sheyahshe, the Caddo author of Native
Americans in Comic Books, discussing how a few indigenous characters
are handled in recent comics. Go have a look, and leave a comment!