So Wednesday is new comic day. If you’re like me you’ll be making the trip early in the afternoon to check out what’s made it into your pull folder and what new books hit the shelf that you might be interested.
Well, don’t make the trip without this…
This week comic retailers will be making their final decisions on what to stock their shelves with come August. If you’ve decided you want to pick up THE BROADCAST you HAVE to let your local shop know. Things are tight these days, and stores aren’t ordering a lot from publishers outside of the big two. In fact, some aren’t ordering anything at all. I can’t stress this enough. If you don’t pre-order there is a very strong chance it won’t show up on the shelf on a Wednesday come August.
Of course, if you don’t have a local shop available to you then you can always pre-order it through the NBM Store.
And, don’t forget, there is a huge 21-page preview over on my site for those who haven’t had the chance to give it a look.
I’m asked where I get my story ideas from all the time. All writers are, I suppose. The truth is, I see stories everywhere. But I’ll never forget the first time I heard the Orson Welles’ WAR OF THE WORLDS radio broadcast. It sparked my imagination almost immediately. Of course, it did for more than one million Americans that night too. Enjoy…
See the forthcoming The Boradcast graphic novel.
I guess the best place to begin is with an introduction. My name is Eric Hobbs, and I’ve written a book titled THE BROADCAST set to be published by NBM later this fall.
Taking place during a treacherous storm, THE BROADCAST is about a rural Indiana town that loses power halfway through Orson Welles’ infamous WAR OF THE WORLDS broadcast having never learned the infamous radio play is a hoax.
Fearing the worst is upon them four diverse strangers band together in an effort to make it through the night. Tensions build, however, as long suppressed emotions and unsettled conflicts surface, and it isn’t long before all involved realize they have as much to fear from each other as they do the “alien invasion” heading their way.
I’ve teamed with artist Noel Tuazon for the project. His work on ELK’S RUN earned a Harvey nomination, and his most recent project, TUMOR, received critical acclaim across the board.
Here’s a brief look at what he’s bringing to the table with THE BROADCAST…
I don’t want to give too much away, but given that WE know there are no aliens… it’s pretty clear someone is lying, no?