‘Jake and the Dynamo’ Update

Although I’m way behind where I’d like to be in producing volume 2, things are moving along in the process of formally publishing volume 1 of Jake and the Dynamo.

I recently got back in contact with Roffles Lowell, our illustrator, who’s busy producing the internal illustrations.

I also squared things away with my editor. I didn’t want to mention it in a post before things were definite, but I can now say that the editor is L. Jagi Lamplighter. She’s the author of the Prospero’s Children series and the YA Books of Unexpected Enlightenment. Her editing services come highly recommended by writers in the circles I run in, and she’s edited several respected books including Brian Niemeier’s bestselling and Dragon Award-winning Soul Cycle.

So far, she has this to say:

I finished all the previous projects and have started on yours.  I cannot tell you how hard I laughed when I got to the dark queen questioning the lighting.

And the fifth grade thing is so horrible and funny!

A few chapters in but really enjoying it so far.

Although my original plan was simply to self-publish, there are some small-press efforts I wouldn’t mind being a part of, so exactly what I’m doing once the editing process is complete is still up in the air, but I’ll keep you informed.

  • Unclever_Hans

    If Ms. Lamplighter is currently reviewing your work, does that mean that Mr. Wright knows about it, as well? Just imagine if he got into it, too!

    • Wright at least knows of my existence, though whether he knows anything of my work probably depends on how much he and his wife talk shop.

      In the writers orbiting Mr. Wright, I’m an outlier, being more interested in girly cartoons than in space opera. But I got Jon Del Arroz to open up about his love of shoujo anime, so maybe I can get others to come out of the closet as well.

      • Unclever_Hans

        By the way, I know that your schtick is more anime than video games, but did you know that there’s a Touhou fan game that turns Jesus Christ himself into a magical girl?

        • I didn’t, but I’m not surprised, as a few anime have made magical girls into Jesus Christ.

          • Unclever_Hans

            Whenever you have time, just take a look at this!

            https://youtu.be/qZZQqdlMNEM?t=2m11s

          • It’s the Moon Princess! The Moon Princess is descending!

          • Unclever_Hans

            Pardon me for falling so behind on Jake and the Dynamo, but does the Moon Princess carry a cross?