Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review of Red Sonja & What Happened After

Last week, September 10 to be exact, my review of Gail Simone's Red Sonja comic went live. I reviewed the first 6 issues for Blue Skirt Productions and it can be found here. Much positve feedback was recieved from friends and on Sunday, I decided to see what would happen if I Tweeted it to Gail Simone herself. 

Much to my delighted surprise, this happened:

It was a near-silent "SQUEE!!" of fangirl delight, as my husband was sleeping in the other room. I then contented myself with a ridiculously excited, all-caps Facebook status update followed by the screenshot above. Then a friend called & we geeked out over the phone about this experience, during which she discussed a recent Twitter interaction with artist JH Williams III. It was a good time. 

Afterwards, I got a new follower in the form of an indie comic publisher I hadn't heard of before, and when I looked the review's been shared to FB 21 times & 5 to Twitter. Pretty cool. Now I'm deciding what to do for October. It will definitely be fun to see where this goes!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Well, Isn't That Awesome?

Back on August 10, I wrote a thing. A review of the new Serenity comics from Dark Horse. A few people read it, gave me some neato Facebook comments & that was that. Then something remarkable happened.

Two or three weeks ago, I got a note from a friend. Blue Skirt Productions was wondering - would I like to become a monthly contributor, reviewing comics/graphic novels for them? After roughly a minute or so of going "squee!" and reading the message aloud to my husband, I enthusiastically agreed. (Prior to this, I'd also submitted a microfiction story that is published here. August was good to me!)

I posted my first submission last night for their review & let me tell you, for me, writing when you know with absolute certainty that someone with an editor's eye is going to read your work is weird. Usually, on the occassion I would update this blog, I'd just kind of bang out an entry in a couple of hours. That review took several days. Then more time. Then finally I said, "fuck it" and submitted. So far so good. :)

I'll post at least a link here, or perhaps I'll be able to post the text itself as long as I link back. I'll have to check. Anyway, next week will bring the review of the first 6 issues of Red Sonja by Gail Simone.

Talk to you soon!