Sunday, January 04, 2009

Actually I didn't shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die, but he could tell I was extremely cross

Someone sent me a link this morning to an eBay auction that claimed to be of the contents of a Coraline Box. And as far as I can tell right now, it's a fake thing (still waiting to hear back from the studio), in that it's not a costume from the film and it's very obviously a home-made doll. How odd.

Too many FAQ line questions stacking up: I'm getting close to the point where I'll do a massive answering of stuff, I think. You're more likely to get a question answered if it's actually a question, and if it's short, and if it's answerable, and if I feel like answering it.

Several people misread the last post, and assumed that I was saying that Paterson Joseph was the Doctor and I was somehow disappointed. No, I was saying that Matt Smith is the next Doctor and that Rich Johnston had somehow got it wrong.

The new, revamped WEIRD TALES is doing a bunch of stuff about me and Sandman on their website (and they have an interview in the next issue of the magazine). There's a nice description of what it was like backstage at The Graveyard Book reading in Seattle at by Lisa Mantchev.

And finally, if you go to Amanda Palmer's latest Blog entry and go about half way down, you will see a photo of me.*

I am convinced that it was taken at my comeback gig after I got out of prison.

Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash were hanging around backstage, playing Gin Rummy.

"Aren't you going to come and watch me sing?" I asked them.

"We've heard you sing," they said. "If you don't mind, we're playing a really exciting game of Gin Rummy here."

Only the fact that I do not sing in public and have not been in prison (other than as a visitor and novelist) makes me suspect that I'm making this up. I mean, the camera doesn't lie.

*The photo was taken by Pixie.

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