Dear VALUED FRIEND,
would you like to do me a favour at no cost to yourself besides your precious time? Perhaps you’d be so kind as to review Bad Machinery 3: The Case Of The Simple Soul on amazon.co.uk, amazon.com, or Goodreads. If you’re reading these words, you’ve probably read the story. Its the one about a troll, some fires, and Little Claire. It’s not the one about onions. Your reviews were a huge help when we put book 2 out.
Many thanks in advance. You’re the best in the business.
I can’t remember if I’ve done a news post about this before, but there’s a new Giant Days 6-issue series coming in March from BOOM! Box, Boom Studios’ creator-owned imprint. I’m writing, with art by LISSA TREIMAN (I had to resist the urge to write “Laughing Lissa Treiman” there, Stan Lee style).
I’ve done an interview with Comic Book Resources about it that hopefully answers any vexed questions you might have. The Previews order code for your local comic shop is JAN151155. Or ask for it by name!
Due to bizarre, short-sighted changes to the UK tax laws, which have hit everybody selling digital goods, I’ll no longer be selling eBooks via my shop. Hopefully this nonsense will be sorted out quickly and I can put them back up. This doesn’t effect my titles on sale at Comixology or via other platforms.
Here’s my full top 40 list. Lots of good records this year. Music apparently “not dead yet”.
1 DISCIPLINE - Trust Punks (Get it here)
2 IT’S ALBUM TIME - Todd Terje
3 TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER - East India Youth
4 INTENSITY GHOST - Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
5 SELECTADISC - Ronika
6 MORNING PHASE - Beck
7 NIAGARA - John Southworth
8 RYAN ADAMS / 1984 - Ryan Adams
9 TOMORROW’S HITS - The Men
10 OLD FEARS - School Of Language
11 LOVE WITHOUT FEAR - Dan Wilson
12 LATENESS OF DANCERS - Hiss Golden Messenger
13 FORTUNA - Popstrangers
14 AVONMORE - Bryan Ferry
15 OUR LOVE - Caribou
16 LOVE LETTERS - Metronomy
17 GRASSED INN - Blank Realm
18 THE VOYAGER - Jenny Lewis
19 VOICES IN A RENTED ROOM - New Bums
20 RIPS - Ex Hex
21 SALAD DAYS - Mac Demarco
22 BEYOND CLUELESS OST - Summer Camp
23 LIBERATION PRAYERS EP - Empty Pools
24 AMERICAN INTERIOR - Gruff Rhys
25 THEY WANT MY SOUL - Spoon
26 ATLAS - Real Estate
27 SEA WHEN ABSENT - A Sunny Day In Glasgow
28 SOUSED - Scott Walker & Sun O)))
29 CASSETTE EP - Viet Cong
30 LOST IN THE DREAM - The War On Drugs
31 SILVER GLOBE - Jane Weaver
32 SINGLES - Future Islands
33 BEING ELASTIC - Each Other
34 ON SUNSET - Nick Krygovich
35 EVERYTHING’S A THREAD - John Steel Singers
36 KORP SOLE ROLLER - Liam Hayes & Plush
37 PHANTOM RADIO - Mark Lanegan Band
38 LULLABY AND THE CEASELESS ROAR - Robert Plant
39 HEARTLEAP - Vashti Bunyan
40 DIZZY HEIGHTS - Neil Finn