There’s an interview about Blackdog online now at Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing. I talked with Shaun Farrell about a lot of things, including the Silk Road, Mikki with his clothes off, things to avoid in writing epic fantasy if you don’t want medievalists, historians, etc. to groan, but we also talked about the manga a bit. You can listen here. I also wrote a post to go alone with it, about “Five Things You Should Never Do in Epic Fantasy”.
Now, while you’re listening, go back one post and look at that great sketch of Mikki and Moth some more. I know I promised a post on why Mikki, who’s a nice guy and relatively normal, really, as wer-bears go, would fall in love with Moth, who was, to put it baldly, quite dead at the time. Not, you know, coolly dead in any sort of pale and interesting Goth way (nor Visgothic, Vandal, or Burgundian either). More skeletal. I think that’ll have to wait till next week now.