Boulder-Longmont Event Organizer Dean Wyant will hold a reading and interview event on Saturday, April 6, with Josh Viola and Warren Hammond discussing their collaboration on the award-winning Denver Moon, graphic novels, and comic books, as well as each author’s individual work. The discussion takes place at the Longmont Library, 409 4th Ave., Longmont, 2:45-4:45 p.m. Please RSVP to Larry and Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org as seating is limited. Attendance is free.
Denver Event Organizer Larry Berry began the event—Doctor Frankenstein’s Movie Club—on Saturday, February 23, at the Columbine Library in Littleton. The group is composed of Chapter members with an interest in film and scriptwriting. Each member attended as one of the characters from the Frankenstein novel and wrote a movie review under that pen name. The group will meet monthly. If interested, contact Larry at email@example.com. Attendance is free, but RSVP is required because room size and seating are limited.
Member Spotlight for new member Lance Lucero, a filmmaker and comic artist: Lance and collaborator Adam Volle won the best writer award for their comic Bob: Non-Union Psychic #2: The Union Strikes from Comix Central. Lance has a short film in distribution, HUNTING FOR FISH, from his Warehouse 9 Production Company. And, yes, he is a member of the Doctor Frankenstein Movie Club. Isn’t everyone?
Celebrity Judge Michael Lent writes: “Bob: Non-Union Psychic #2 is such a fun, fresh, and inventive universe. The characters all have interesting backstories. The pacing is spot on. Story elements are properly motivated and dialogue isn’t always carrying water for exposition, something that fellow writers notice. The more I read, the more I want to both understand and immerse myself in this idiosyncratic world. There is a seamless integration of vision between writer, artist, letterer, and colorist. For the reader, Bob is a full-meal experience—the story is engaging, and each frame is chockablock with interesting elements and attention to detail that rewards attentive readers. You are in the moment and yet, aware of the greater universe just outside of a given panel or page. I kept thinking that the Bob team really needs to bring out the TPB from #0, 1, and 2. That would be awesome. Like the other books, Bob is really a credit to the CXC universe.”
Colorado Springs Event Organizers Carina Bissett and Hillary Dodge have been busy recruiting new members. HWAColorado spotlights new Colorado Springs member Shannon Lawrence. Carina caught up with Shannon to find out what 2019 holds:
Q: What is next in store for your readers?
SL: I’ve got short stories coming out in a few anthologies/magazines over the next couple months. The most recently released was Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles, edited by C.M. Muller. My story involves Siamese twins—what happens when one dies before the other? The next one was out on February 12: Don’t Cry to Mama, edited by Jonathan Lambert and Lori Titus. This one’s full of horror comedies; mine involves chewing gum. Then there’s another anthology, and two magazine releases coming out between now and May. I’m looking at having a craft book and another collection of my short stories out in the next year.
A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in several anthologies and magazines, including Space and Time Magazine and Dark Moon Digest, and her short story collection, Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations, is now available. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there’s always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. Find her at http://www.thewarriormuse.com.