In Which Kaz Writes a Comic Book

So, that Sekrit Project I keep mentioning? It’s looking pretty positive. Here is Rob Curley’s announcement on Twitter:

It’s true! I’m writing a comic book script for one issue of Atomic Diner‘s JENNIFER WILDE. Atomic Diner is an Irish indie comics publishing company set up in 2004 (by Sub-City Comic shop owner Robert Curley). I met Rob when I was over in Ireland last year and, out of that very geeky conversation, here we are with a one-off issue of a cool comic book in the works. The premise of the first 3-issue arc of Jennifer Wilde, written by Maura McHugh, is:

At the start of the Jazz Age in Paris in 1921, young French artist Jennifer Chevalier becomes embroiled in death, espionage and revolution which takes her across the three nations of France, England and Ireland – ably assisted by the ghost of Oscar Wilde.

My story will stand alone and is set in Ireland. I think (hope!) we’ll be keeping my working title, The Wilde Hunt – that should give you a bit of a clue that I’m going heavy on the folklore/mythology, as Jennifer and the ghost of Oscar Wilde take a trip into the Irish countryside… and get way more than they bargained for. I’m very excited about this! Not only do I get to try my hand at writing for comics – thanks to Rob – I’ll also be writing a strong female protagonist alongside witty dialogue for Oscar Wilde. Um… just slightly daunting. 😉 2012 is proving to be a busy year already, and we’re only just getting started!

Here is more about Jennifer Wilde. Art for the first 3-issue series (written by Rob and Maura) is by Stephen Downey. I don’t know who I’ll be working with yet, whether it will be Stephen or another artist, but here’s a glimpse into Jennifer’s world:


(Click to embiggen.)

All aboard the comics express! 🙂


Art by Stephen Downey.

ETA: Wow, now it’s been picked up by the Irish comics press. Very cool!

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27 Responses to In Which Kaz Writes a Comic Book

  1. Naomi Clark says:

    Sounds incredibly cool! Congratulations 🙂

  2. Carolin says:

    Congratulations! That is AWESOME! Heee. 😀

  3. Skarrah says:

    Brilliant! Congratulations!

  4. Liz says:

    Yay! So proud of you. I do love Mr. Downey – he did some great art for me at the 2010 Thoughtbubble – http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xRhgcrApfb0/TO2aqTLORoI/AAAAAAAAAxs/W7HNms-Jkio/s1600/TB+Hellsketch.jpg – so you are in GOOD hands!

  5. Awesome!!!! Congratulations! 🙂

  6. Jordan Summers says:

    Wow! Terrific news, Kaz! So excited for you. 🙂

    • Kaz says:

      Thank you so much! Brilliant to ‘see’ you, too. I noticed that you posted a bit on your blog again. I’d almost given up… *sniff* 😉

  7. This is so cool, Kaz. Big congrats.

  8. Brenda Hyde says:

    How cool! Indie AND Irish:) You are going to have so much fun doing this– I can just tell. Congratulations!

    • Kaz says:

      Thank you very much! It’s a fun premise (Jennifer and the ghost of Oscar Wilde), but I get to do whatever I want with it, really, so long as it’s set in 1921 in Ireland. That’s why I couldn’t resist the folklore angle. 🙂

  9. music_lover3 says:

    That sounds so cool! Congrats!

  10. Isabel says:

    That’s fantastic! Congrats! 🙂

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  12. Dan-Phi says:

    OK, I’m late to the party, but Woo-hoo! So cool!

  13. Firewolf says:

    Trying to catch up a little. WOOHOO!!! That’s super awesome 🙂

    Julie

  14. Shanna says:

    Oh! I’m way behind on your blog. I don’t know how that happened.

    But – that’s great! Congratulations & good luck! I’m looking forward to it already. 🙂

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