My new ebook, Hoodie: Reality Killed the Vigilante is now out to buy from Kindle.
Reality Killed the Vigilanteis a story that holds a close place in my heart because (although it might sound strange once you have read it), but I feel that it has the most of me in it, compared to any other of the material I have put out there.
Interlinked to this, was my belief that I could show the world that an ebook could be so much more than just prose written on an electronic page. I think that this might all have come from my love of comics as many people tell me that they want something more than just the comic page when they get a digital comic. With that in mind I started to think how could I make this even more special. I already had one of the ideas cooking in my head but I also wanted the reader to have something to listen to when they were reading the book. So I made a music list. However the music list grew and grew until finally I think the best way to describe it is as a reference list. The reference list includes a lot of the mediums that inspired me to write this book. From philosophical ideas to paintings, to comic books, to music it is all there for you to see and pick up if you please. These are the things that inspired me and here are just a couple of them:
- Radiohead, (2001) ‘Amnesiac’, Parlophone Records
- My Chemical Romance, (2010) ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.’ Reprise Records
- Descartes, R (1968) Discourse on the Method, Penguin: New York
- Baudrillard, J (1994) Simulacra and Simulation (The Body in Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism), University of Michigan: Michigan.
Before you say it I know I am a bit of a tease when I do that but I am going to do it again in a minute. On this project I have had the pleasure of working with three fantastic artists. Staticgirl drew the cover for Hoodie 1 and 2,
Staticgirl’s cover to Hoodie 1 and 2
and Matthew Craig drew the cover to this volume.
Matthew Craig’s cover to Hoodie: Reality Killed the Vigilante
But there was more to this book than just standard prose. There is a scene near the end of the book that I had always visualised as a comic and therefore I thought it would be fun for the whole thing to change into one. I hired the talented Steve Horry to draw the pages and I can say they have turned out incredible!
An image of Hoodie from panel one, page one, by Steve Horry
So all that is left to say is that I hope you buy Hoodie: Reality Killed the Vigilante and that you enjoy it!