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Hey--I've got a comic book on the way! [Jul. 15th, 2008|11:09 am]
P. N. Elrod
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Writers are always the last to know and me more than most.

Strahd von Zarovich, one of my favorite bad boys, is getting his own comic from Devil's Due Publishing--and I got to script it!

I turned the script in some while back. Never heard if they liked it or not.

Guess they did.  Here's the cover:

The book will be out in August!

I expect that the more 'puter and comic savvy among you will be able to order early. Let me know how that goes, as I don't know if I'm still in their Rolodex!

Have to let you know that THIS IS A BIG THING to me. I've always wanted to be in the comic books. I grew up with those things and still have much of my kiddie collection, all battered, tattered, and much loved and read.

Yikes--this reminds me that I've got to finish a script for another one.  Along with a novella for St. Martin's, a novel for Baen, another novella for...


Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons #6

Frequency of Publication: Monthly Ongoing Series

Intended Audience: Teen Readers: TR 12+

Genre: High Fantasy / Adventure

Format: Standard Comic, 48 pgs, FC, Saddle Stitched.

Retail Price: Cover A - $5.50  Cover B - $9.50 (Prestige Cardstock cover)

UPC Code: Cover A -  882142-00155-00601 Cover B -  882142-00155-00602


Authors: R.A. Salvatore, P.N. Elrod

Adapted by: Mike O’Sullivan, P.N. Elrod

Artists: Juanfran Moyano, Ricardo Sanchez
Cover Artists:
A – Francis Tsai
B – Rafael Kayanan
The R.A. Salvatore classic “Guenhwyvar” unveils the origin of the magical black panther that would become companion to the legendary drow hero, Drizzt Do’Urden, while in the Ravenloft tale “Caretaker,” the vampire lord Strahd von Zarovich demonstrates the nightmarish methods by which he maintains dominion over the cursed realm of Barovia.

- A double-sized monthly anthology exploring the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons!

- Adapting the works of best-selling authors R.A. Salvatore and P.N. Elrod, with scripts by Elrod and Mike O’Sullivan (G.I. Joe)

- Interior art by Juanfran Moyano (Dragonlance Legends) and Jerry Beck (Evil Ernie, Something Wicked), and cover art by Rafael Kayanan (Conan, Star Wars, Spider-Man) and Francis Tsai (Heroes for Hire, Marvel Adventures).


[User Picture]From: corvidophile
2008-07-15 04:27 pm (UTC)
awesome news, congrats! not only on the publication, but on having a dream come true!

and love the cover :D
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[User Picture]From: bat_cheva
2008-07-15 04:32 pm (UTC)
Sweeeeeeeeeet!!! Looking forward to this! :)
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[User Picture]From: madonnadellatte
2008-07-16 01:28 am (UTC)


*only tangentially related fanpost*

I would /love/ to see The Vampire Files in the funny books. I've no idea if you ever thought about it, but when I read them I tend to think that in a lot of ways they could be laid out beautifully as sequential art. If Anita Blake's doing it, why not Jack Fleming.
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[User Picture]From: p_n_elrod
2008-07-16 02:16 pm (UTC)
Bloodlist is the other comic script.

A French graphic novel publisher bought the rights and gave me first chance to write the script as 2-3 72-page volumes.

I've been thinking of the series for comics and movies since the 80s!

Who knows, once the French version is out perhaps someone in the US will reprint them here in English.

Hope they let me translate things back using the original script. I wouldn't want to have an Engrish incident!
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[User Picture]From: madonnadellatte
2008-07-16 10:23 pm (UTC)
I think I should file this under "reasons I'm glad I took French in school".
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[User Picture]From: jmward14
2008-07-16 03:11 am (UTC)
Wheeee! That's fabulous on multiple levels. Guess it's time to pull out my old copy of I, STRAHD and check for consistency. Hugs, happy dances and evil grins, Jean Marie
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[User Picture]From: p_n_elrod
2008-07-16 02:13 pm (UTC)
Only the story is "Caretaker" from Tales of Ravenloft.

It's pretty accurate, but minus much of the interior dialogue!
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[User Picture]From: hoosier_red
2008-07-16 06:43 am (UTC)
SaWEET! And that is a killer cover!
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[User Picture]From: xonii18
2008-07-16 08:02 am (UTC)
Completely awesome! I was just looking at my bookshelf sadly, wishing there was more Strahd in my life, and the universe delivers!

And it's paired with my favorite kitty, Guenhwyvar! SWEET.
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From: hazgarn
2008-07-19 06:28 am (UTC)
Awesomesauce. I'm a huge fan of the Ravenloft setting, and I'm glad to say your I, Strahd novel was my introduction (gate-way drug?). I'm also a massive (insane) comics fan, so I'll definitely be looking forward to this.
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[User Picture]From: coyotecc
2008-07-28 03:07 pm (UTC)
I met Dave Gibbons at a convention once and he gave a little pep talk abt comic scripting. I have been trying to get it down pat ever since (decade and counting), saving up for San Diego Coic Con but thats probably a ways away. How did u find it(the scripting rather than the writing??)
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[User Picture]From: p_n_elrod
2008-07-28 09:55 pm (UTC)
It's the same as any writing, but I run a slide show in my head instead of a movie.
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