Friday, August 13, 2010

A Contest and More


This is the cover for Beat to a Pulp’s first print publication, which is soon to be published. Some of you have seen it already but I think it’s pretty cool. I’m looking forward to this collection.

Writtenwyrd is having a writing contest I’ve already started on my entry so check out the contest and throw your tale into the ring.

I spent yesterday (Thursday) with my son, which is why I didn’t make my normal blogging rounds. We ate some sushi and had a nice walk. We shot the B-B gun some and played a bit of Red Dead Redemption, the video game he bought me for Father’s Day. “Redemption” is a western themed game and I’m having a lot of fun with it. I have ceased to be a law-abiding citizen within the confines of the game, however. Perhaps this should trouble me more than it does.

Today, (Friday), we’re having some tropical weather and net access is spotty at best. I’ve been unable to get around to just about any sites so that’s where things stand. It took half an hour of refreshing and working one window at a time to get the this post up.

Here's a book I'll be getting soon:

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27 comments:

writtenwyrdd said...

Thanks for the mention, Charles. I'm looking forward to seeing your entry. :)

That is a very cool cover. Looks like a zombie boxer, which makes me wonder how that would work in a story...

Deka Black said...

Redemption! I only hear good things about the game. The plot happens in 1910. For a western seems very late.

Wyrdd. is funny what you said about a zombie boxer. in a spanish edition of the EC horo comics, i remember very well a story featuring just that: a zombie boxer.

laughingwolf said...

always good to spend time with the offspring...

as for d's contest: i draw a blank :(

Charles Gramlich said...

Writtenwyrd, no prob.

Deka, yeah, I was troubled by the late date but it is clearly set actually much earlier. I think they did the 1910 thing so they could get in some advanced technology.

Laughingwolf, It took me a bit but finally something came to me for the contest.

Sidney said...

I've seen that game. Looks like fun. I still haven't finished Arkham Asylum.

Cloudia said...

Glad to read this post. enjoy your weekend, Charles





Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

Charles Gramlich said...

Sidney, I think there are some other cool ones out there.

Cloudia, looking forward to my last as a free (non working) man.

Mary Witzl said...

That's a great cover and reminds me a lot of the manga some of my friends used to read.

You ate sushi? Was it good?

sage said...

1910 was really the end of the "old west" as far as mining was concern. A lot of the mining in Southern Nevada took place in the first decade of the century--and Goldfield is often considered the last great gold rush in America. It'd be interested in how the story fits history, for that's an interesting era (in my opinion) as you had radical labor groups and the stock speculation was taken to new heights and Nevada began to experiement in other things like boxing and divorce.

Ty Johnston said...

Charles, don't worry about becoming a bad guy in any of the Red Dead games. It won't hurt ya. :-)

I've been playing Grand Theft Auto for years, and I've yet to jack a car or try to pistol whip a cop.

Yet.

Charles Gramlich said...

Mary, we had rainbow roll, escolar, and pepper tuna. It was grand.

Sage, The clothing and set up all look more like the 1880s or early 1890s, but there are some technology advancments beyond that time. They have phones, for example, and primitive automobiles.

Ty, I've already stolen a couple of horses. In life I'm a pretty good guy so in video game I suppose I can break a few rules.

Steve Malley said...

Writtenwyrd might be onto something. Zombie boxers might be pretty cool, if they were fast-zombies. (Actually, if that's the case, they should probably be cage fighters)

Slow zombies, though... I don't see it. Couple of shambling corpses, moaning and pelting each other with their limbs, not so fun.

Glad to hear you're enjoying 'Grand Theft Stagecoach' ;-p

David Cranmer said...

Thanks for the mention, Charles. And Red Dead Redemption sounds like a helluva lot of fun. I've never been much into gamig but this could bring me to the controls.

ivan said...

I am a frustrated (and once fired by the Toronto Telegram)--headline writer. But I'm still reworking headlines in my head.

Well, it's too late now to change the cover title, but how about Pulp to a Beat?

(Maybe it was because when I was young, I was Beat).

...Oh Friday 13! Oddly a lucky day for me. I hit a newspaper office hoping to promote my latest outburst...Was interviewed...So far, so good.

BernardL said...

I like the cover. It reminds me of pulp fiction covers I've seen from the 1930's and 40's.

Charles Gramlich said...

Steve Malley, I read a story once, maybe in Book of the Dead, about zombie girl cage fighters in Mexico. It was purty cool. I played about five hours yesterday.

David Cranmer, it's got a very nice western theme to it for sure.

ivan, congrats on the interview. I emailed you about your book.

BernardL, it's definitely supposed to evoke that pulp sensibilitiy.

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I like the cover. It reminds me of pulp fiction covers I've seen from the 1930's and 40's.

8:55 AM

ivan said...

charles,

I had been sleeping at the switch on my email...At the wrong time!

I am away right now, but I'll get home soonest to pick up on that imprtant email!

Charles Gramlich said...

Ivan, no problem.

Middle Ditch said...

Glad to read I'm not the only one having trouble with the internet. Finally got here after many tries. And it's always fantastic being with your children.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I have only once tried a story that short and it was more like writing poetry. Glad you had fun with your son.

Charles Gramlich said...

Middle ditch. Sorry you are having so much net trouble. Some days are better than others.

Patty, I think it usually works out that way for me too. I've done a few stories around that length.

Travis Cody said...

The title defense begins soon.

I have no lofty aspirations for my Raiders...I'll settle for 7-9, be thrilled with 8-8, be surprised by 9-7, and be giddy if we manage 10-6 and challenge for a playoff spot.

Baby steps...I'm taking one game at a time and really just hoping to be competitive.

Charles Gramlich said...

Travis cody, the Raiders are my second favorite team. I think they made a good decision getting rid of that quarterback from LSU.

laughingwolf said...

come get your award :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Laughingwolf. ME!

Julia Smith said...

I have ceased to be a law-abiding citizen within the confines of the game, however. Perhaps this should trouble me more than it does.

LOL!

Charles Gramlich said...

Julia, thanks for dropping by. I decided last night to play and save two different games, one as a good guy, one a bad guy. Both are fun but it's easier to be bad.