How I Spent June 2017

heraAnother month has been consigned to the history books.

I wish I had a bit more to say about June 2017, but the fact is that it wasn’t all that eventful. But a few things have been happening…

Just yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a brand new creative collaborator, and my Monster Hunters, Dinosaur Lovers book is gradually forming on a molecular level. So, things have been coming together for me, if only behind the scenes so far.

My weekly trips to the cinema acquainted me with Wonder Woman, The Mummy, Churchill and Transformers: The Last Knight.

Articles of mine published elsewhere this month:

Article topics for July and beyond:

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June 2017 Belladonna Issue Now Available!

BelladonnajunecoverThe Horror Honeys’ magazine Belladonna is celebrating its first year in print with another issue jam-packed with goodness and good-badness.

This month, Katie reviews Rupture and Alien: Covenant; Chasstity looks at Don’t Hang Up and Devil’s Knot; Sarah discusses Colossal and gives a nostalgic look back at Goosebumps with a few facts that you may not have known; and Kim takes a look at Besetment and Childeater. Meanwhile, Kat Wells informs us on the creepy origins of wedding traditions, Samantha examines trends in the portrayal of witches, and Addison rings in Summer with a celebration of the sea-dwelling creatures in horror. My own pieces of writing are a review of the graphic novel Surgeon X and a retrospective of WildStorm’s Friday the 13th comics.

All this and more!

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Seriously, look at all this stuff! JUST LOOK AT IT!

As well as the above, this issue sees the continuation of my comic serial Midnight Widows, brought to life by my always-lovely artistic team of Rosie Wigg and Marcela Hauptvogelova. For the second instalment, readers will – fittingly enough – be introduced to a second Widow: Kateryna…

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Pick up the latest issue of Belladonna at the official website, MagCloud or Magzter, according to taste.

Does the Wonder Woman Film have the Best Steve Trevor?

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I went to see Wonder Woman, and I loved it to bits. Loved the performances, loved the aesthetic, loved the way the film picked over Wondy’s fragmented canon to create a coherent whole – the perfect starting point for future stories.

There are plenty of things I could write about, but I’ve decided to home in on one little thing that surprised me the most. It’s something that I doubt many other people will be covering just yet when everyone is (rightly) gushing about Wondy herself: the film’s portrayal of Steve Trevor.

Spoilers below.

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