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Monthly Archives: January 2012

2012.01.18 – “Dead Man’s Run” #1

“Dead Man’s Run” #1, written by Greg Pak, developed with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla, pencilled by Tony Parker, and published by Aspen Comics, hits comic book stores on January 18.
Click here for a preview from Comicbooked.
“…terrifically accessible… only grows more engaging with each page.” — Delusional Honesty
“so damn good” — Comic Bastards

2012.01.17 – Greg Pak at Comic Book Club in NYC

Greg Pak will be the guest at the Comic Book Club live comedy show on January 17 in New York City.
This would be a great place to hear more about Pak’s “Dead Man’s Run,” “Vision Machine,” and “Doctor Strange: Season One” projects — and possibly score some free comics.
Click here for the deets.

Greg’s Twitter Novel: Chapter One

By Greg Pak
The rumors are true — I’m writing a novel on Twitter. You can watch me write it in real time at twitter.com/gregsnovel. And from time to time, I’ll post compiled chapters here, along with my notes for what’s working and what isn’t and what I might do in the next draft.
So here’s Chapter One, in which we meet our heroine Rima, who’s trying to kill her husband with her eyes. (And special thanks to the awesome Chad Bonin, who kindly compiled these tweets.)

CHAPTER ONE
Rima stared at her husband and killed him with her eyes. He just sat there, stupidly, reading a comic book, as the 7 train clang clanged up out of the tunnel and over Flushing into the dusky orange shafts of late afternoon sunlight. He looked up as the light hit his face, then turned to her and smiled, oblivious to her stare. The light was in his eyes; he couldn’t see. But she’d given him the same look a dozen times before, just to see if he noticed. And even in the softest light, in the clearest conditions, he always gave her the same calm, sweet look.
“Headache?” he said.
She kept killing him with her eyes. He just reached into his satchel and pulled out a bottle of Advil.

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I’m writing a novel on Twitter

By Greg Pak
UPDATE: Click here to read Chapter One!
Over the years, I’ve had a number of story ideas that I thought would work best as novels. But given my other comics and film deadlines, I’ve never been able to organize my schedule or section out the brainspace to do something as huge as write a book.
But the other day it occurred to me that I might be able to kick myself in the pants and crank out a first draft of one of these stories by writing it publicly — on Twitter.
I started last night. You can follow the madness at twitter.com/GregsNovel (the username will probably change once I figure out what the actual title of the book is).
My ground rules for myself:
1. I have a story in mind with a beginning, middle, and end. But I pledge that all of the actual writing of the story will be done only in Twitter, 140 characters at a time. No cheating by drafting stuff ahead of time and cutting and pasting it in. What you see is a genuine, unvarnished first draft, written in real time right before your eyes.
2. Any non-novel-writing on the account will be preceded by an asterisk.
3. I’ll post compiled chapters right here on my website, along with notes-to-self about what’s working and what isn’t and what I’ll try to correct when I hit the second draft. But I’m going to do my best to keep moving forward and hammer out the whole story before going back to revise. Revisions will probably happen off of Twitter.
So that’s the big plan for this crazy experiment! Again, check out twitter.com/GregsNovel and let me know what you think!

“Red Skull Incarnate” dubbed Best Miniseries of the Year on the CNI podcast

Jimmy Aquino and Lorraine Cink named “Red Skull Incarnate” the best miniseries of 2011 on the latest Comic News Insider.
Listen to the podcast here.

Comics Alliance loves “Vision Machine”

Comics Alliance’s Andy Khouri says some incredibly nice things about “Vision Machine,” the sci fi graphic novel from Greg Pak and RB Silva. Here’s an excerpt:

Vision Machine strikes an exquisite balance between satire and commentary without ever becoming silly or didactic, and it’s a beautifully told comic book story to boot, filled with diverse characters and lots of provocative ideas. Nearly every page of Vision Machine finds Pak and Silva innovating some bit of storytelling cleverness that makes a comic book about the Internet seem just as visually entertaining as either of their impressive superhero tales for Marvel or DC.

Check out the full article.
And download your own FREE copy of the graphic novel — as well as a textless version for easy remixing!

Bloggers/reviewers – get free review copy of “Dead Man’s Run” #1!

“Dead Man’s Run” #1, written by Greg Pak, developed with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla, pencilled by Tony Parker, and published by Aspen Comics, hits comic book stores on January 18.
But if you’re a journalist, blogger or reviewer, you could get an advance review copy now! Just email vm at pakbuzz dot com with answers to the following questions:
1. Name of your website/publication?
2. Your mailing address?
3. Are you over 18 years of age?
4. Have you already read “Dead Man’s Run” #0?
Review copies are first come first served.
“Dead Man’s Run” tells the story of a young cartographer named Sam Tinker who leads a group of monsters and misfits in a jailbreak from the world’s most dangerous prison: Hell itself.
Read the preview for issue #1
Here’s what the critics said about “Dead Man’s Run” #0.
“…it’s clear that Pak and Parker will be bringing us a story with immense depth of character, an incredibly stylized take on the traditional jailbreak narrative and absolutely gorgeous art. All of that combined makes this book one to watch in 2012!”
– Joshua Mocle, Multiversity Comics
“Leave it to writer Greg Pak to introduce an awesome new world we can’t wait to see more of in any media, whether it’s comics, TV, movies, or video games. The idea? Jailbreak. From Hell. And if that wasn’t awesome enough, the author deftly introduces one of the most bad-ass new characters in any media, and brilliantly sets up the series with a #0 issue that actually feels like a prologue, rather than a repurposed number one.”
Alex Zalben, MTV Geek

Textless “Vision Machine” now available for remixers!


By Greg Pak
My graphic novel “Vision Machine,” pencilled by the brilliant RB Silva, was funded by the Ford Foundation and is distributed for FREE under a Creative Commons license that allows anyone to reuse and remix it non-commercially, as long as they credit Pak Man Productions.
Now we’re making it much easier for any would-be remixers out there by releasing the unlettered colored pages of “Vision Machine” for download!
Click here to download the pdf of the unlettered “Vision Machine” graphic novel.
Click here to download the lettered “Vision Machine” graphic novel.
And be sure to ping me via Twitter if you create a remix or derivative work!
Enjoy!

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