Hello everyone, and welcome back those of you who've visited before, and for those first-timers, this is Welcome to Eternity by RDII. A bi-weekly newsletter from Robert Deshaies II giving you the breakdown of his upcoming writing career, newest releases, and upcoming projects.
If you've happened to find yourself here, and you're not quite sure why, I welcome you to stay and discover the mystery, comics, and more! Anyway, let's get to the NEWS!
The Streets Ran Red, a 1970s crime noir that quickly alters into a thrilling supernatural cloak-and-dagger, has officially hit international bookstands, and my oh my, is it striking the perfect nerve. For those wondering what the story is about, here's the link to my book page, and if you're interested in purchasing The Streets Ran Red, here's the link!
Now, the shining news of the week! It's finally here! Yes, Adam & Eternity's final issue is set to release this #NCBD, and our 64-page finale is truly something behold. You can order it here if you'd like to receive same-day shipping as the release! Along with the gorgeous wraparound cover by Dom and Jake, the interior work has truly surpassed my wildest expectations. It's been a dream to tell this story, and you can be certain Dom, Jake, and I will return for a wildly anticipated second volume in the coming years.
To satiate your excitement, here's a preview of textless pages 1-5!
Rogue Comix Presents: Three//Shorts, our first magazine-sized artist showcase, is also available now on our website. Within the contents of this celebrated magazine is three short stories with three separate artists' talents! That being Max-Demi-San, Vanessa Fantinati, & Johnnie Evans! Trust me; you won't want to miss out on this exclusive & low-print run. Here's the link if you'd like to purchase today!
In other publication news, all previously slated projects mentioned in the past newsletters are still on track with their schedule dates, and the art and scripts have been flowing in with some amazing ease. I'm super excited when I'm finally able to show you the projects when they're tidied up.
I wasn't feeling a short story this week, despite the cliffhanger ending of the previous installment, so please, look forward to the next newsletter for short!
The Reading Pile:
My pile of books has finally been brought down to zero! I don't know how I completed so many in record time, but it felt good to flip through some mighty pages. Anyway, here's a list of the most memorable from the past two weeks.
Sword Daughter (Volumes 1-3) by Brian Wood, Mack Chater, & Jose Villarubia: An intense historical fiction, with incredibly visceral scenery, action, focusing on a father and daughter's fractured relationship. I highly recommend this to any reader, and for fans of Brian Wood, this is a must.
Velvet by Brubaker & Epting: The spy-thriller to top all spy-thrillers. Velvet Templeton deserves more than she's credited for. A thrilling, historically-accurate, eye-captivating roller-coaster ride.
The Authority: Human on the Inside by John Ridley & Ben Oliver: Utterly gorgeous and cinematic, delivering a perfect bridge between Millar's Authority and Brubaker's Revolution max-series.
The New York Five by Brian Wood & Ryan Kelly: Freshman year drama, memorable characters, and a heartfelt tale of growing up in the Big Apple.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut: Read it.
Thank you, folk, for tuning in to the most recent installment of "Welcome to Eternity by RDII," I'll be back in two weeks with more news, a new short, and the neverending reading pile. Have an excellent weekend, drink some tea, read some books, enjoy the sun (if you can), and love yourself.