Skate the Seeker
Proof copies are on the way, and there will be some early reviews coming after that. I’m to the point where it’s time to start doing more than thinking about book 3. I expect I’ll start the draft within a month or two. Events for Seeker are lining up; most of my weekends in September are gone already! Keep an eye out for previews here and elsewhere.
To get ready to teach creative writing this semester, I’ve been trying to make sure that as I read and watch stuff, I’m paying attention to choices and thoughts behind them. Anything that I can talk about with the class, I want in my pocket.
I’ve been rereading some of my comics/graphic novels. The Long Halloween continues to be a stellar reread, which is saying a lot for a comic book run from almost thirty years ago. I suppose good storytelling stands out against time no matter the medium or genre. This continues to be THE Batman story for me, and marks a pretty clear point of deviation from the Miller years in terms of tone and attitude, all for the good.
I also started My Hero Academia over since I can’t remember where I left off before. The show does so much characterization with design and dialogue. It’s a great example of economic storytelling in a visual medium, and I’m blown away by how engaging it is from the start. I've also enjoyed a re-watch of One Punch Man's episodes, which does a fantastic job of telling one joke, but somehow making it funny each time it builds to the anti-climax.
There’s stuff coming up soon, all about a month away. School starts in a few weeks. I’ll post stuff on here and social media about local events and whatnot when the time comes. Speaking of social media, you can find me on Threads … which I cannot yet link here because the app doesn’t have desktop capability. Hmm.
I'll be trying to update parts of the website more broadly soon; keen-eyed observers may have noticed a "Store" button up at the top of the page. Until I can get to work right on here, I've just plopped a link there to the Red Bubble store and called it good enough.
Anyway, side projects abound. Now that all the major work is done on finalizing Seeker, I’m ready to start on book three, so those will now probably have to wait.
That’s all from me, for now.
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-J. E. Ayers
Jeff Ayers writes books that are pretty good.