For a while there I forgot it was Tuesday.

We just had Queen’s Birthday Weekend here in New Zealand (which I was disappointed to learn has nothing to do with the actual Queen’s birthday) and so today felt very much like a Monday to me, along with the requisite desperate groping for the first coffee of the week.

This is my long winded way of saying that the comic is late because of who I am as a person.

It’s been an odd week for me creatively. For a long time I’ve been stuck in something of a creative doldrums, especially when it comes to novel writing, and all at once the desire/ability to write came rushing back to me. At at once.

So in my head now are five different projects. I can’t do them all at once obviously, but there’s a book and a film script that deserve serious attention. Yes, both of them do have otherworldly monsters in them. I’ll let you know how they go. With that said I’ve been wondering if anyone is still interested in serialized stories any more? Webcomics seem to have filled that gap in people’s reading, but I do still wonder if a truly serialized..er…series might be a good thing for a long form novel. The last one I remember seeing was John Scalzi’s The Ghost Brigades, which was a success, but it’s the only one I remember of late.

I read Alan Moore’s newest Lovecraft inspired comic series, or at least the first issue of it, Providence. Not a lot of terrible things happen in the first issue, but the whole story oozes dread and discomfort. Providence is being touted as the prequel/sequel to Neonomicon which went to some VERY dark places so i think it’s safe to say that the new series is not making dread filled promises it can’t keep.  To be honest it’s too early to say whether or not Providence is good, but it is certainly intriguing.

Charles Stross’s next book in the Laundry Files series is about to come out. The Annihilation Score is told from the point of view of Doctor Dominique “Mo” O’Brien, and represents an interesting shift in the way Stross is telling the Laundry Files.

I should point out that all of those links go to Amazon, and if you buy stuff after clicking them Cthulhu Slippers gets a tiny cut of the sale. It helps offset the costs of running the site a little so if you are so inclined to shop on Amazon, we’d really appreciate you doing it through one of these links.

I’m afraid I don’t have a lot of other new news, but if anyone else out there knows of interesting things happening in the world of Lovecraftian stuff, let me know in the comments.

Until next time everyone, may your enemies’ only friends be their rampant nose hair.

 

– Andrew