I couldn't be happier to read the news that Elk's Run will finally see completion.
Except, perhaps, reading the news that it will see completion as a graphic novel from Random House imprint Villard. I have even heard the word "hardcover" bandied about.
It's another story of mainstream publishers dipping their toes in the graphic novel waters, and Elk's Run is an excellent fit. It's suspense-laden storyline and natural, warm art will speak to people outside the Direct Market. In a nation obsessed with Lost, where fictional books mentioned on the show sell bucketloads, Elk's Run is a hit waiting to happen.
It's also the story of a handful of artists who kept on pushing, even when things went bad. Josh, Noel, Scott, Jason, Jason, Datsun and everyone else .... congratulations! Harvey Award
nominations are all well and good, but publishing must be even better.
Now it's just the waiting, which wiser souls have dubbed "the hardest part".