Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Josh Howard's take on Eve, plus thoughts on audience

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Well, it's old news now, but here's Josh Howard's spin on Eve:
"Journey back to a time when magic still thrived, dragons and fallen gods roamed the earth, and man was just a myth. The Garden of Eden was a place of perfect peace and tranquility. That is, until its keeper, Adam, went missing. Now, his newly created wife, Eve, must venture outside the safety of the Garden for the first time to go in search of her husband, all the while battling monsters,beast men, wizards, demons, and even the gods themselves. It's the fun and adventure of Samurai Jack mixed with the epic scope of Lord of the Rings." (more, plus preview here)
Just ordered my copy, interested to see his take on it.

Now I just need to get back to work on my own version; it's been on the back burner while I negotiate kids during summer vacation, working more hours, and taking on fun little side projects.

Meanwhile, something on my mind is how to successfully reconcile (or successfully split) my various artistic persona's. Those persona's being connected to divergent and fairly incompatible audiences, I'm starting to feel the push/pull more and more, the distressing tension that lies between the work that gets exposure & recognition among the intellectual/feminist/LDS community, vs the work that gets exposure & recognition among the speculative fiction/horror/graphic novel community. There is some overlap, but not much.

Option B: find contentment dwelling in that tiny niche where they DO overlap, but that seems to be a marketing dead-end and I AM trying to think of that part it too. (BTW, existing in a small isolated niche = story of my life. x_X )

Anyhooo, to end, one of my own Eve studies:


  1. This is something I obsess about in my own work. The Martha Stewart vs. the literary writer. I don't want to have to choose one part of me over the other.

    My meeting with CLP was a big lightbulb for me. I think that maybe I can get away with not choosing, as long as everything I do is completely authentic. If I can avoid trying to be just like Martha Stewart or just like Jane Smiley, and worry about just being me, then it will all make sense, because it all makes sense in me.

  2. hehe, thanks Reese! "just be me... it will all make sense" yep. that's what I keep hoping will win the day in the end as well. But so far, I mostly just feel pulled in different directions.

    AND... Carol Lynn Pearson = huge example of straddling lines and it being okay. thanks for your write up of her.