Great review of Korsakoff Blight

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Great review of Korsakoff Blight

Val D'Orazio's incredible Butterfly Language posted a fantastic and thoughtful review of Korsakoff Blight. Thrilled for the book to be featured on one of my favorite blogs.

Here's a bit:

...though it is tempting for me to compare it to a work like Fight Club, a far more apt description would be, “Post-Fight Club.” For despite its blunt—sometimes comical, sometimes tragic—depictions of depression, substance abuse, violence, and an absolutely crushing sense of anomie, Korsakoff Blight is ultimately a road map to exactly that much sought-after enlightenment.

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Sunday Songs: "Desperados Under the Eaves" by Warren Zevon

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Sunday Songs: "Desperados Under the Eaves" by Warren Zevon

This is one of those songs that will come on shuffle and I'll replay it over and over again. Not sure what it is, but it just gets to me. In a very good way. Such an undercurrent of sadness. 

And if California slides into the ocean
Like the mystics and statistics say it will
I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill

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Read the complete Tyranny of the Muse #5

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Read the complete Tyranny of the Muse #5

The final page of Tyranny of the Muse #5, the comic series I created/write, is up at Study Group Comics. Head over there to read the whole issue now. If you need to catch up, you can read the previous 4 here

I'm really proud of this issue. I'm so happy with the work Dave Chisholm did on the art. I think it's the best one yet.

It'll be hitting print and digital in the next couple of months.

Click the thing to read the whole thing.

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Sunday Songs: "The Sing" by Bill Callahan

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Sunday Songs: "The Sing" by Bill Callahan

"The Sing" by Bill Callahan feels like wandering a city alone. It smells like a damp carpet in a bar. It's a perfect song for sipping an afternoon drink while sitting at a wobbly table, mindlessly staring at a baseball game with the sound turned off. It goes good with a notepad and a pen.

"The only words I've said today are 'beer' and 'thank you'."

Beautiful.

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Regular Show: Wrasslesplosion is in stores now

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Regular Show: Wrasslesplosion is in stores now

I wrote the side-story in the newest Regular Show original graphic novel WRASSLEPSLOSION. It's all about pro wrestling. The main story (by Ryan Ferrier, Laura Howell, and Fred Stresing) involves Mordecai and Rigby doing battle in the land of Pound Town where wrestling is all there is. The story I wrote is called "The Comeback." It's 20 pages and about the guys meeting Mordecai's hero -- the washed-up, overly clingy pro wrestler Don Dynamo. I had a great time writing it. This all-ages stuff is really fun. Elle Power did the art, Lisa Moore colored it, and Warren Montgomery lettered it. They did awesome jobs.

It's now available in comic shops and ComiXology. It'll be on Amazon July 4.

Here's a preview. Go get the whole thing.

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Korsakoff Blight is now available in print

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Korsakoff Blight is now available in print

A few months ago I released my new book Korsakoff Blight on Kindle. Now that sucker is ready to go on in print. It's an updated draft with a sweet cover by Jamaica Dyer. I'm very proud of this book and I think you'll like it. For real.

Here are the details:

What do a troubled writer, a clueless private eye, a dead guy, and a kid who’s perpetually doing battle with a psychotic murderer have in common? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything. In KORSAKOFF BLIGHT, these four characters explore the origins of fiction, storytelling, and creativity in a strange, yet deceptively simple setting that echoes the work of Philip K. Dick, Franz Kafka, Charlie Kaufman, and David Lynch. 
 
Korsakoff Blight is a writer. So was his father, whose name was also Korsakoff Blight. When the elder Blight dies and leaves his house to his estranged son, Korsakoff Jr. embarks on bizarre journey into the center of the creative soul, all while wrestling with the specter of a lost father. 
 
What does it mean to be an artist? What does it mean to be a husband? What does it mean to be a father? What does it mean to be a creator? What does it mean to created? What does it mean to be anything? Part existential mystery, part surrealistic nightmare, part coming-of-age comedy, KORSAKOFF BLIGHT by author Eddie Wright (Broken Bulbs, Tyranny of the Muse, Regular Show) is a complex, fast-paced, and unique take on the philosophical questions that plague us all.

Go to Amazon to get it right now. It'll be available through other outlets soon.

Also, please please please leave a review on Amazon. I'd really appreciate that.

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Denis Johnson

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Denis Johnson

Write naked. That means to write what you would never say.
Write in blood. As if ink is so precious you can’t waste it.
Write in exile, as if you are never going to get home again, and you have to call back every detail.

Denis Johnson died. Jesus' Son is one of my favorite books ever. One of the reasons I started writing. Alison Maclean's adaptation is one of my favorite movies as well. Huge influence on my stuff.

I like this quote from a New Yorker piece on him.

Sad news.

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Hands on the Wheel

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Hands on the Wheel

Been thinking about Harry Dean Stanton a lot lately.

"There's a couple of mistakes there but leave 'em in there. Who gives a fuck."

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Read Tyranny of the Muse #5

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Read Tyranny of the Muse #5

Tyranny of the Muse #5 is now serializing on Study Group Comics. In this issue, we learn how Frank and Bonnie got together. It's a good one. Lots of teeth get brushed.

Click this awesome cover to read the first 5 pages and check back every Friday for a new one.

I'm very proud of this issue. Dave Chisholm is delivering his best art yet. I hope you dig it. 

If you need to catch up on the series, you can read the first four issues here

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"All scenes lead to each other."

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"All scenes lead to each other."

I'm reading Steve Erickson's Zeroville for the first time. Not sure what took so long to jump in. But I dig it.

Particularly this bit:

Each scene is in all times, Vikar tells himself, and all times are in each scene. Each shot, each set-up, each sequence is in all times, all times are in each shot, each set-up, each sequence. The scenes of a movie can be shot out of sequence not because it’s more convenient, but because all the scenes of a movie are really happening at the same time. No scene really leads to the next, all scenes lead to each other. No scene is really shot “out of order.” It’s a false concern that a scene must anticipate another that follows, even if it’s not been shot yet, or that a scene must reflect a scene that precedes it, even if it’s not been shot yet, because all scenes anticipate and reflect each other. Scenes reflect what has not yet happened, scenes anticipate what already has happened. Scenes that have not yet happened, have. “Continuity” is one of the myths of film; in film, time is round, like a reel. Fuck, as Dotty would say, continuity.

Reminds me of some of themes I tried to explore in Korsakoff Blight

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Korsakoff Blight is out now

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Korsakoff Blight is out now

KORSAKOFF BLIGHT, my new novel is now available for Amazon Kindle. It's just $2.99. If you've dug anything that I've written, you'll definitely dig this one. It's weird, funny, sad, dark, weird, and weird. I'm proud of it.

Click the cover to get it. And if you do, please review it. That'll really help.

Synopsis:

What do a troubled writer, a clueless private eye, a dead guy, and a kid who’s perpetually doing battle with a psychotic murderer have in common? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything. In KORSAKOFF BLIGHT, these four characters explore the origins of fiction, storytelling, and creativity in a strange, yet deceptively simple setting that echoes the work of Philip K. Dick, Franz Kafka, Charlie Kaufman, and David Lynch. 

Korsakoff Blight is a writer. So was his father, whose name was also Korsakoff Blight. When the elder Blight dies and leaves his house to his estranged son, Korsakoff Jr. embarks on bizarre journey into the center of the creative soul, all while wrestling with the specter of a lost father.

What does it mean to be an artist? What does it mean to be a husband? What does it mean to be a father? What does it mean to be a creator? What does it mean to created? What does it mean to be anything? Part existential mystery, part surrealistic nightmare, part coming-of-age comedy, KORSAKOFF BLIGHT by author Eddie Wright (Broken Bulbs, Tyranny of the Muse, Regular Show) is a complicated, fast-paced, and unique take on the philosophical quandaries that plague us all.

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Pre-order KORSAKOFF BLIGHT, my new book

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Pre-order KORSAKOFF BLIGHT, my new book

Hey. Hello. How are you? Okay? Okay. 

So I've announced this before, but then delayed it. And then I announced it again. But then delayed it again. But now, all that delaying business is no more. Because here it is, for real.

KORSAKOFF BLIGHT, my new novella is available to pre-order for Amazon Kindle. It's true. It's finished and coming out on Feb 28, 2017.

Here's the very sharp cover by the fantastic Jamaica Dyer.

And here's the thing about it:

What do a troubled writer, a clueless private eye, a dead guy, and a kid who’s perpetually doing battle with a psychotic murderer have in common? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything. In KORSAKOFF BLIGHT, these four characters explore the origins of fiction, storytelling, and creativity in a strange, yet deceptively simple setting that echoes the work of Philip K. Dick, Franz Kafka, Charlie Kaufman, and David Lynch.

Korsakoff Blight is a writer. So was his father, whose name was also Korsakoff Blight. When the elder Blight dies and leaves his house to his estranged son, Korsakoff Jr. embarks on bizarre journey into the center of the creative soul, all while wrestling with the specter of a lost father.

What does it mean to be an artist? What does it mean to be a husband? What does it mean to be a father? What does it mean to be a creator? What does it mean to created? What does it mean to be anything? Part existential mystery, part surrealistic nightmare, part coming-of-age comedy, KORSAKOFF BLIGHT by author Eddie Wright (Broken Bulbs, Tyranny of the Muse, Regular Show) is a complicated, fast-paced, and unique take on the philosophical quandaries that plague us all.

I'm proud of the book. If you're into Broken Bulbs or Tyranny of the Muse, I think you'll enjoy it. So you should head over to Amazon and pre-order Korsakoff Blight for your Kindle device/apps. It'll be out for real on Feb 28. And it'd be really nice if you shared it and told folks about it and things like that too. I'd appreciate it.

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Buy comics, support the ACLU

For the month of February, 50% of the sales of any copies of Tyranny of the Muse (and comics by others) purchased through my distributor Birdcage Bottom Books will be donated to the ACLU. Click below to get them and help support good things.

BTW, Tyranny 4 will be available through Birdcage Bottom soon. 

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Movies I watched in 2016 (and my top 10)

In order. Didn't get to as many as usual. Hope to make up for it in 2017. My top 10 is below the list.

  • Elevator to the Gallows (1958) - Malle 
  • Spotlight (2015) - McCarthy 
  • Persona (1966) - Bergman
  • Wise Blood (1979) - Huston
  • Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) - Johnson
  • The Seventh Seal (1958) - Bergman
  • Joy (2015) - Russell
  • Anomalisa (2015) - Kaufman/Johnson
  • Sicario (2015) - Villeneuve
  • La Jetee (1962) - Marker
  • Casablanca (1942) - Curtiz
  • In a Lonely Place (1950) - Ray
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - Hill
  • The Revenant (2015) - Iñárritu
  • The Overnight (2015) - Brice
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) - Coens
  • The Theory of Everything (2014) - Marsh
  • The Blob (1958) - Yeaworth
  • The Witch (2015) - Eggers
  • Hail, Caeser (2016) - Coens
  • Crimson Peak (2015) - Del Toro
  • Steve Jobs (2015) - Boyle
  • Creed (2015) - Coogler
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) - Trachtenberg
  • Scanners (1981) - Cronenberg
  • The Brood (1979) - Cronenberg
  • The Invitation (2015) - Kusama
  • The Big Short (2015) - McKay
  • Sorcerer (1977) - Friedkin
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Russos
  • Inherent Vice (2015) - Anderson
  • Duke of Burgundy (2014) - Strickland
  • The Lobster (2016) - Lanthimos
  • The Last Man on the Moon (2014) - Craig
  • The Conjuring (2013) - Wan
  • The Conjuring 2 (2016) - Wan
  • De Palma (2015) - Baumbach/Paltrow
  • Modern Romance (1981) - Brooks
  • Lost in America (1985) - Brooks
  • Beaver Trilogy Part IV (2015) - Besser
  • Swiss Army Man (2016) - Daniels
  • Zero Days (2016) - Gibney
  • Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) - Linklater
  • Tickled (2016) - Farrier/Reeve
  • Killer Nun (1979) - Berruti
  • Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - Snyder
  • Hush (2016) - Flanagan
  • Freebie and the Bean (1974) - Rush
  • Star Trek Beyond (2016) - Lin
  • Last Shift (2014) - DiBlasi
  • Don't Breathe (2016) - Alvarez
  • Weiner (2016) - Kriegman and Steinberg
  • Would You Rather (2012) - Levy
  • Sex and Broadcasting: A Film about WFMU (2014) - Smith
  • Martyrs (2008) - Laugier
  • The Nice Guys (2016) - Black
  • No Country for Old Men (2007) - Coens
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941) - Huston
  • Green Room (2015) - Saulnier
  • The Shallows (2016) - Collet-Serra
  • A Serious Man (2009) - Coens
  • Hail, Caeser (2016) - Coens
  • Amanda Knox (2016) - McGinn/Blackhurst
  • Barton Fink (1991) - Coens
  • Re-Animator (1985) - Gordon
  • House of the Devil (2009) - West
  • Poltergeist (2015) - Kenan
  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (2016) - Howard
  • Doc & Darryl (2016) - Apatow/Bonfiglio
  • Sully (2016) - Eastwood
  • Manchester by the Sea (2016) - Lonergan
  • House of Wax (2005) - Collet-Serra
  • Hell or High Water (2016) - Mackenzie
  • Arrival (2016) - Villeneuve
  • The Monster (2016) - Bertino
  • It is Fine! Everything is Fine (2007) - Glover/Brothers
  • Kate Plays Christine (2016) - Greene
  • Le Samourai (1967) - Melville
  • Deprogrammed (2015) - Donovan
  • Home Sweet Home (1981) - Pena
  • Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989) - Lord
  • Death Wish 3 (1985) - Winner
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - Edwards

Top 10 of 2016

  1. The Lobster

  2. Tickled

  3. Hell or High Water

  4. Weiner

  5. Anomalisa

  6. 10 Cloverfield Lane

  7. Swiss Army Man

  8. Manchester by the Sea

  9. The Nice Guys

  10. Arrival

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