A CRAZY WEEK
The problem with being a freelancer is that you go from sitting twiddling your thumbs to not knowing how you’re going to fit everything in. This past week, I have landed a couple of new writing gigs, while trying to get closer to finishing TRIPWIRE Annual. The Adventure Special is now coming out in December because we thought it would be too tight if we published it so close to the Annual and the Annual would suffer. But we are folding in some of what was in the original version of the Adventure Special, so that the Annual now contains the Joe Kubert Tor feature, a profile of Flesk Publications and our history of Tintin. The Annual is still available to order and with our exclusive Guillermo Del Toro interview and a first-look at the sleeper hit of the year, low budget British sci-fi movie Moon, everyone should order a copy. Item code is MAY091149…
I went to the Saturday of Londonexpo on 23rd May, which was held as ever at Excel in Docklands. The selection of comic people was greater than it has been and even Warren Ellis was there, looking like he was auditioning for Mad Max IV. The only film thing I did was an interview with Duncan Jones and effects guy Gavin Rothery about Moon which went very well. So here’s a few pics from that…

Last Sunday I walked from Hammersmith to Kew to write my sample chapter for the river and canals book and the weather was fantastic: sunny and felt like that it was mid-summer. Here’s a few photos from my walk…



A COMMANDING PRESENCE
On Saturday, I went to the London Expo at Excel in London’s Docklands. It’s a show that has a number of TV and Film guests and a big focus on Manga. But I went there to see if I could get an interview with Battlestar Galactica’s Edward James Olmos. I waited all day and thought that I was out of luck but at the end of the afternoon, the press woman at the show called me and we were on. So here are a few photos from my roundtable interview with him. He came across as an intelligent and very likable man indeed. I’m not sure where the interview will see the light of day as the Annual is full to bursting now but perhaps on the TRIPWIRE website…