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Archive for August, 2009

Unknown Soldier’s Road to the Eisners…

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Though nominated, Unknown Soldier did not win for Best New Series in 2009.

That honor went to Invincible Iron Man. Congratulations to writer Matt Fraction, artist Salvador Larroca, colorist Frankie D’Armata, letterer Chris Eliopoulos, editor Warren Simons and assistant editorAlejandro Arbona.

However… the Examiner.com did something really cool. They interviewed me before the Eisner competition and then caught up with me afterwards, and published both things as separate articles.

You can find what I had to say the day of the award ceremony here.

And then my response the next day, after loosing, here.

Girl Soldier the film Is a Go!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

So several months ago I got an email from a filmmaker named Will Raee.

The email read…

Joshua,

I just picked up some copies of your comic book. I’m directing a film with Uma Thurman about the LRA, Kony, and Child Soldiers. She is playing the lead, a nun. We are doing the film based on the books Stolen Angels, and Girl Soldier. The film is called “Girl Soldier” as well. I just wanted to reach out and say hello. This is obviously very important work, and I would like to talk to you and see if we can pool our resources.

I love your work too by the way. A friend suggested it last week after I told him about the film. Please give me a call or email when you get a chance.

Cheers…

What has followed has been an interesting friendship with Will. So I’m happy to say that recently it was all announced and made official. You can find the official announcement  here.

The interesting thing is that our first story arc of Unknown Soldier is loosely based on the Aboke Girls incident, which I wrote about in depth here. This is also part of the story they’ll be telling in “Girl Soldier”.

I look forward to visiting the set when they’re up and rolling, and I’ll keep reporting on this first feature film about this conflict.