It’s not been a bad first week for The Pack: Winter Kill. Evileye Books tell me our new ads have pushed a lot of traffic, and our Amazon rank jumped into a respectable range for a brand new small press book from a brand new publisher. It’s tapered off a bit now, but that’s hardly surprising given we’re getting right up on Christmas.
Evileye has also announced the next member of the family, Cullen Bunn. The writer of Oni’s The Damned has teamed up with Shawn Lee to create the apocalyptic fantasy series Raze. Like The Pack, Raze will feature both prose work and graphic novels and will launch with webcomics early in 2010. Check out some early teaser artwork by Jeff Wamester on the Evileye Books site.
That’s not all Evileye has up their sleeve. If you have a copy of TP:WK, flip to the last couple of pages and you’ll see a list of titles to be announced soon. They’ve done a great job recruiting talent and picking up properties, and I’m looking forward to these books every bit as much as you will be. (That said, Evileye can still use some artists — check out Evileye’s contact page for more info.)
As for The Pack, I’ll be turning in the latest version of the first graphic novel, Chimaera, shortly, and then I’ll get to work on the next prose book. It doesn’t have a title yet, but it will be a thriller with a supernatural horror element, just like Winter Kill. I think you’re going to dig it.