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Jun 042014
 

So much awesome stuff to announce today, following last week’s release of SKIN GAME! If you haven’t picked up a copy, what are you waiting for? Grab it in hardcover from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local independent bookstore via IndieBound; on kindle; or in audiobook format through our store!

WAR CRY

Going through Dresden withdrawal already? Pick up volume 1 of “War Cry” TODAY at your favorite local comic book store! “War Cry” is an original Dresden Files graphic novel set a few months after Dead Beat and featuring Harry and some of the “baby Wardens” recruited in the lead-up to that book: Ramirez, Yoshimo, and “Wild Bill” Meyers. We gave you a sneak peek of the first five pages back in April, and at long last, it’s arrived!

Find a comic shop using this tool. If there are no stores nearby, you can order a copy through Dynamite Entertainment or Midtown Comics. If you like your comics digital, grab it on Comixology, Kindle, or iBooks.

MORE ORIGINAL COMICS FROM DYNAMITE!

From Dynamite Entertainment:

2 NEW ORIGINAL DRESDEN FILES GRAPHIC NOVELS TO HIT STORES IN NEXT TWO YEARS

May 29th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce its expanded agreement with New York Times Bestselling Jim Butcher to create two additional all-new original graphic novels based on The Dresden Files.

Dynamite published the best-selling Original Graphic Novel “Ghoul Goblin”, an all-new, original story that takes place in the official continuity of the Dresden Files novels, subsequent to the events in the 2nd novel “Fool Moon”, to critical and commercial acclaim in 2013. The Ghoul Goblin gn was a top seller over the 2013 Holidays, and continues to move copies at a brisk pace online and in brick and mortar stores like Barnes and Noble.

Currently in the works is “War Cry” another original story taking place four months after the events depicted in Dead Beat, the 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. The first issue of War Cry ships next month, and the graphic novel will be published later this year.

Two more original Dresden Files graphic novels will be coming in 2015 and 2016. The details around the creative teams and stories in each graphic novel will be announced at a later date.

“We’re happy to see Jim Butcher and Dynamite developing more graphic novels together. Ghoul Goblin turned out terrific and it sounds like War Cry is shaping up to be a winner! We’re excited to see what great stories these new projects will bring to Jim’s fans,” said Jennifer Jackson Vice President of Donald Maass Literary Agency and Butcher’s literary agent.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce our new agreement with Jim expanding our current agreement to release a trilogy of Original Graphic Novels,” said Nick Barrucci CEO/Publisher of Dynamite. “The response to Ghoul Goblin was incredible, and we expect the two upcoming graphic novels to build on our success. Jim is a brilliant writer who knows both comics and prose, and has helped us by working hand in hand with Mark (Powers) to ensure that these are the best Graphic Novels available in both the comics fans and his prose fan base. We look forward to continuing the series of Original Graphic Novels.”

And be on the lookout for Skin Game, the latest Dresden Files novel, published by Roc Books and released to stores everywhere May 27th!

SIGNING TOUR AND VIDEO

Jim’s signing tour is coming to a close, with only Chicago tonight, Scottsdale and Phoenix Comicon tomorrow/this weekend, and Lee’s Summit on June 13th. Get all the details here!

For those who weren’t able to attend any of the signings, we’ve found video from a bunch of recent events. We also have a bunch of video from Jim’s panels at WyrdCon. Only two have been uploaded so far, but look for more soon!

Other Recent Interviews:

Peace Talks (#16)

 

The sixteenth book in the Dresden Files series will be called Peace Talks.

It’s still way too early for blurbs, preorders, release dates, and the like, but we’ll announce further details as we have them!

Book Trailer for Skin Game

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May 092014
 

Grab an extra-large Coke and some overpriced popcorn, because this is freaking AWESOME. Head to io9.com RIGHT NOW to see a book trailer for Skin Game!

WATCH IT HERE! Beware of spoilers. It’s no more than you’d see for the average Hollywood blockbuster, but way more than you’d typically see for a book.

This trailer was produced by the “Dresden Files Fan Filming” crew (aka DF3) in Denver, Colorado.

CAST:
DRESDEN: Matt Merback
MAB: Tiffany Briels
NICODEMUS: Brian Michael Dowling
MURPHY: Amanda Reese
MICHAEL: Jesse Phillips
BUTTERS: Jace Perrodin
THE SUMMONER: Greg Nemer
THE THIEF: Bianca Mia Armbruster
THE IMPOSTOR: Rafael Maldonado
THE FIRE CALLER: Heidi Rogers
THE SUMMONER’S MINIONS: Evan Cannon
THE DEAD GUY: Logan Reyes

CREW:
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Matthew Merback, Christian Kennedy, and Tiffany Briels
PRODUCER: Tiffany Briels
DIRECTOR: Christian Kennedy
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Greg Nemer
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Luke Askelson
1st ASSISTANT CAMERA: Ryan Kemp
GAFFER: Seth Hollomon
GRIPS: Jace Perrodin and Evan Cannon
ART DIRECTOR: Christian Kennedy
SOUND: Ross Smith
EDITOR/SPECIAL EFFECTS: Matthew David

Share your squee on the forum, and let us know what some of your other favorite book trailers are! And for more fun, check out the fan filming efforts of the Night Light crew in Dallas and a one-shot by Bernard Finnegan, Grave Watcher.

Catch up on sample chapters and preorder Skin Game in a variety of formats here.

Apr 112014
 

Dynamite recently announced the newest original Dresden Files graphic novel story “War Cry”, which will be released as a 5 issue series initially, with issue 1 in stores June 4th!

In War Cry, four months have passed since the events depicted in Dead Beat, the 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. A war is raging between the vampire forces of the Red Court and the White Council—a war the wizards are losing. So desperate are the Council that they’ve dragooned the inexperienced and the outcast to reinforce their thinning ranks of Wardens. One of these draftees is one Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only wizard for hire and a guy who’s long been looked upon with suspicion by the supernatural authorities. Now, he’s one of them, and his first big mission as a Warden is a doozy: take a small team of greenhorns to a frigid town in the middle of nowhere to rescue a handful of mortals who’ve been targeted by the Red Court. The question is, why exactly are these particular mortals so crucial to the outcome of the war? The answer will come only if Harry can keep them, and his team, alive for one very long night.

Says Jim: “The greatest frustration about writing the Dresden Files is all the stories I come up with that are too small or too straightforward to write into a novel.  One of the great pleasures I’ve had as a writer is getting the opportunity to tell some of those stories in a short-story format, and in graphic novels like this one!  WAR CRY is one of the stories I always wanted to tell but never got the chance to in the context of the novels, and I’m extremely pleased with how well it’s coming out.”

We encourage you to go to your local comic shop retailer and pre-order a copy today!

To find a comic shop near you go to www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.

Check out the listing on Previews (APR141129).

As a preview, we’re showing you the main cover, an alternate “steampunk” cover, and the first five pages (sans text). Feast your eyes on the pretties! Morgan and Luccio are really throwing down here — it’s a look at the front lines of the Red Court War. (Click each page to embiggen!)

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Epic News Post, Part 1!

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Apr 042014
 

We have so many news items today, we’re splitting the post in two! The second part will be posted tomorrow.

1. APRIL FOOL!

As many of you guessed, our recent post about a Dresden Files Broadway musical was our annual April Fool’s gag. You can revisit our jokes from 2011 and 2012 in our archives. (And any interested Broadway producers? Call us.)

2. EVIL FOR JULIE

Jim’s sister Julie’s husband had an accident around the home involving a chainsaw and his leg a grizzly bear that he fought off with his bare hands*. He is, thankfully, fine, but this is a family with six kids now facing skyrocketing medical costs.

*It was a chainsaw but apparently fighting grizzly bears sounds less embarrassing.

Julie’s community has raced to her assistance, offering up goods and services in exchange for donations. These include items of particular interest to writers, like manuscript edits and critiques, writing guides, and pitch sessions and drinks with authors and literary agents. There are also items of interest to readers, including Tuckerizations, signed books, swag, and AN ARC OF SKIN GAME. Check out the Writer’s Edition and Reader’s Edition.

3. AUSTRALIA

Jim is in Australia for a series of cons, beginning this weekend in Gold Coast. Check out the full list here!

4. #BINGEREADS

Jim is the featured author on Penguin Random House’s new #BingeReads platforms! Each day during the month of April, the Dresden Files series will be promoted with quotes, photos, and links to media, etc. Join the conversation on Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, and tag your Dresden-related tweets with the #BingeReads hashtag.