The graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred that I wrote/lettered and John Jennings drew will be released by Abrams ComicArts on January 10, 2017 (available for pre-order now). In recognition of that momentous occasion, I’m writing 31 blog posts about the path from novel to graphic novel. This is 31 Days Of Kindred.
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Coast to Coast
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This time next week I’ll be on my way to New York. And then San Francisco two days later. John travels like this on the regular. I do not. So, if you see me anywhere between point NYC and point SF, and I’m like incomprehensible or drooling on myself, know that I am tired, I don’t mean anything by it, and I’m am trying my very absolute best to notice that I am drooling and then quickly stop myself. And dry off. Ew.
You see, Kindred is so important a project, a mere 31 days of blogging cannot contain it. It must also have a bi-coastal, four day release party. Phase 1 is at the 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York:
I’ll be there for both days, and on a panel Friday the 13th at 5:00pm, along with John, Dawud Anyabwile (Monster), Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), and Andrew Aydin (March Books 1-3).
And then I’ll get on another plane, and fly to the other side of America, for the Black Comix Art Festival in San Francisco:
John and I will be talking on Sunday the 15th, 12:20-1 pm, in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library. And, again, I’ll be there both days.
With awesome exciting finished copies of the graphic novel.
Join me, won’t you?