Dudes. ;-) I can not believe the response I got yesterday after breaking the news about the graphic novels. You guys are the best! (Happy sigh) It will be a prequel of the year where Ivy and Rachel worked together at the I.S. from Ivy’s point of view. I wanted the chance to see Ivy go from flat-out disappointment,to grudging respect, to an unlooked for love. I wanted the chance to see more of the vampire politics. I wanted to see something more comfortable and concreate in terms of crimes solved, but more complex in regards to personal relationships. We’ll see if I can swing it. I’m game.
If everything goes well, I think we’re looking at a fall 2010 release, which is fantastically quick in the literary time line. I do have approval for the artist, and I hope I can have a close relationship with whoever it is without stepping on his or her creative toes. This is the first time I will be sharing creative space with someone, and I respect their need to make it his or hers as well. I just hope that you guys, the readers understand that too. There is no way that we are going to be able to match everyone’s ideas of what the characters look like, because everyone has different ideas and I’ve not yet been able to get a hold of Dr. Who’s psychic paper. (grin)
So today I’m settling in to work on a light brush through Hollows book eight, BLACK MAGIC SANCTION, before it goes to copy edit. And then it’s back to the graphic novel. Should be a busy couple of weeks . . .