The Development Desk
Cluttered, But Not Necessarily a Mess
I usually find myself with multiple projects in the works. One always rises to the surface and becomes the focus, and that's what has happened with the first story featured here. The other projects still get attention, too, depending on my mood. I'm sure this scattered process isn't best for my productivity or self-imposed deadlines, but it's just how my brain works.
Owned (a novel)
A mass murder stunt
Las Vegas gambling.
The masks shown here (which are relevant
to the story) are for kids, but the book is not.
Simon on TV???
I'm scripting a 10-episode season that tells the story of Simon. The idea is to create an anthology series like True Detective and American Horror Story, in which each season begins a brand new story. I'm calling the series What's Done Is Done. Season 2 would be another adaptation/retelling. Not necessarily Shakespeare. I even did a blog post about it.
EARTH: The Great Vacation Adventure
(a humorous travel guide)
Turns out our planetary neighbors
have been traveling here for centuries.
And thanks to this "found" volume
published by the Martian Travel and
Tourism Board, we now know how
they plan their trips – and what they
do to stay hidden once they're here!
This book is a collaboration with
Disney artist Jeff Shelly. He came to
me with the idea a while back, and
we've been kicking around ways to
write, draw, and publish it ever since.
Rocketboy: The Search for the Evil Source Element
The kid superhero is getting a BOOK 2 adventure that continues where
The Return of Dr. Megaton ended. RB fans will meet all-new, quirky
characters – and even get to see what goes on at an intergalactic
Rocket Hero convention!
Bookstache (a novel - working title)
This middle-grade odyssey involves siblings and cousins who discover a cross-dimensional portal in their grandfather's small-town bookstore.
The same store he opened in 1948, shortly after he retired from NASA. It was also the year after that whole Roswell UFO crash incident.
I did this design & sketch of the sign outside the old man's bookstore. Rest assured, I've handed it off to a pro artist.
Jeff's Illustration Style
And I'm getting started on designing
Rocketboy's website too!
A Creepy the 8th Dwarf Animated Short
(a haiku update)
The script is complete.
There's some talk about a film.
Mostly by me though.
More TaleSpins Comics
I'm also talking with artists to adapt the remaining two
TaleSpins stories into
graphic novels like
These titles will most likely be
saddle-stitched issues at first,
vs. one bound volume.
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