Sunday, May 31, 2009
Now playing: The Museum of Curiosity
Friday, May 29, 2009
"Kate at Fanime" sounds like cosplay to me. Maybe I should dye my hair red for APE...
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Greetings and felicitations to one and all!
I am pleased as Punch to announce that the very first issue of Blue Ringed Comics’ Kate Anderson Adventures is now available to purchase! Painstakingly written by Steven Sautter and beautifully illustrated by Kathy Harnack, this first issue features three stories starring Kate Anderson and her companion Timothy Eccles, as seen in the renowned play Kate Anderson and the Book of the Dead!
We have a very limited print run, so place your order today! Only $7, which includes shipping and handling! All copies come signed by both the author and artist. If you'd like it personalized, just make a note at checkout!
For now, here are a couple of pages from the first issue!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
It was in the May of 2001 that I began the endeavor which I relate to you now. Feeling unfulfilled with my current theatrical work, which was being slaughtered on the stage like an unsuspecting bovine, I turned my attention once again to that solitary vice of writing. Many was the sleepless hour I spent hunched over my keyboard, the cerulean illumination from the monitor the only source of radiance in my darkened quarters. Neither food nor drink compelled me to turn away from what I had begun. Neither too did my studies, and a monograph on Wagner’s Bayreuth festival went by the wayside, not returned to until the last possible juncture. I tried drowning my thoughts with music composed by a sovereign of the crimson nation, but to no avail. My head was filled instead by the inhuman ululations of the muse that had attached itself to my brain, unwilling or perhaps unable to release its hold until my narrative had been completed.
When I had at long last finished my magnum opus, I discovered that three weeks had passed. The passing of time had completely circumvented me! I had had not witnessed its flight and had I not been assured by several acquaintances that this was the case, I could have scarcely believed it. My faculties recovered, I began to study the manuscript I had produced. O, what a foul creation it was! Had I not been there to witness its inception, I would not have thought it to be crafted by myself. Creatures being summoned forth by a hideous tome in an attempt to cause the premature extinction of our great hominid derived race? Who could accredit such a chronicle? I sealed the beast to a derelict folder in a desolate section of my hard drive.
In the days and weeks that followed the banishment of my creation, I did my best to try and continue on with my life. And for a time I succeeded, but the anathema of my handiwork haunted the recesses of my mind in the same manner as the laughing dogs of the Negav Desert track their quarry. In order to silence the baying of these ghastly hounds, I submitted my abomination to the Chautauqua Festival, the very place where my work had been dismembered two years previously. The irony was almost too much for me to bear, could my salvation be in the very locality that had driven me to write in the first place? For my sake, I hoped that this would be the case.
And it was, the Chautauqua Festival accepted my hideous creation and quelled the growing din in my mind. But, in my moment of salvation I did not consider the consequences. Previously, my work had been contained within the confines of my skull, but now it was unleashed upon the community like a plague. I tried distracting myself through the manipulation of innumerable sonances for other shows in the Festival, all for naught because Kate Anderson and the Book of the Dead was performed. I can only hope that any cases of dementia coming after its exhibition are hereditary and any connections to my creation are pallitated. As for me, I write this final note as an explanation before sealing myself in an iron lined crypt, its whereabouts remaining hidden against those who would try to rescue me. Leave me be, it is safer for the world if I am ensconced where I can do no further harm. Beware The Book of the Dead, for surely it shall drive you mad as it did me.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Kate was created for a sketch I wrote called The Spork of Death. It was the first thing I wrote for the stage and it was pretty silly. On the page, Kate wasn't really formulated as a character. She was made entirely by her performer, Monica (Mo) Pease. Mo gave her some flair, some sarcasm, and wackiness. These are all things that can be seen on the page today. Thanks, Mo!
The name Kate came from The Taming of the Shrew, I don't know why. I hadn't been reading it at the time or anything, but it was a conscious decision. Anderson stems from Jon Anderson, as I was listening to a lot of Yes at the time. Also, Anderson is a nicely generic name. It has a very familiar quality to it. This was to pay off later in a big way.
Next time, we'll open The Book of the Dead and peruse its secrets!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
We're pleased as punch to announce that Kate Anderson Adventures is going to press for out very first issue!
We will have a limited number of copies available at FanimeCon this weekend in San Jose. Artist Kathy Harnack will have a table in Artist's Alley all weekend and writer Steven Sautter will probably show his pretty little head on Monday (just kidding, his head's not that pretty).
For those of you not going to FanimeCon, we will have ordering information up after the con.
Thank you for your support!