Archive for September, 2015

Trump Deconstructed

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Steve Schmidt. who very well may be my favorite Republican next to New York Times columnist David Brooks, has apparently been commissioned to make the rounds this week explaining the Trump phenomena in surprisingly plain and unemotional, un-wacky sober analysis. Trump notwithstanding, I really wish there were a lot more of this in politics (of all persuasions); a seemingly ethical exchange of views and ideas without all the screaming. My cynicism suggests Schmidt is not out there out of the goodness of his heart but is likely an agent of GOP Chairman Reince Priebus in some desperate effort to bring sanity back to the GOP race. Whatever his motivations, this is a good clip and reasonable analysis of what is happening in Republican politics.

I might also mention how disappointed I am that substantial candidates–as opposed to the more electric clown acts–are being lost in all the noise, most notably Ohio Governor John Kasich and former NJ Governor George Pataki. Snicker if you will, Kasich is a real guy. Pataki is dull as toast but actually ran the state competently. Neither has much of a chance in this environment. Neither does Scott Walker, with whom I violently disagree but also have to acknowledge him as a highly skilled political opponent, or the more flamboyant name brand governors like Christie (who blew his chance in 2012), or Jindal (what on *earth* is he thinking?).

Thus far this political season, this is the best explanation and analysis of GOP politics I’ve seen:


Sunday, September 13th, 2015

The bad news: it doesn’t have the full-color plates I intended the project to have; it is, for now, a novel instead of an illustrated novel. The good news: there are interested parties (well, actually, there’ve always been interested parties), so we might see 1999 Illustrated sometime next year. The better news: barring some unforeseen screwup, on September 29th, this long-delayed project is finally going to see the light of day.

What is it? In short strokes: The Priestverse. Earth-P. My Watchmen (with all due respect to the amazing Mr. Moore). The film Crash with su­per­he­roes. Click here for details.

What Priest Wants To Be When He Grows Up

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Priest: which books would you have liked to work on which you haven’t done so before? Personally, I’d like to see you on Batman, Daredevil and The Avengers.

I’d be interested to know which books other posters would like to see Mr Priest write that he hasn’t had written before or had an extended run on.


Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

In an effort to avoid writing the same email a hundred times, and in the interest of providing some context to both the story and the creative process to the five (count ’em) folks who’d actually be interested in this, I’ve jotted down notes about Quantum & Woody’s Acclaim run and the Valiant Q2 project. It’s mostly the usual whining and complaining and biting the hand that fed me (or, at least, gnawing on it a little). The rant is in my Kindle store, but you don’t actually need a Kindle to read it. Details are here.