Queenie for a day
Del Rey has just announced the newest addition to its growing lineup of original graphic novels, as it has acquired the rights to publish comic book stories featuring Dean Koontz’ popular Odd Thomas character ("I see dead people. But then, by God, I do something about it.").
Wisely, Del Rey has enlisted the services of manga superstar-to-be Queenie Chan (that’s her self-portrait at right) to take on the writing and art chores for this project. Chan is no stranger to supernatural mystery, the genre of her book The Dreaming (not to be confused with the Neil Gaiman work of the same name), of which two volumes have already come out with a third on the way this autumn.
The as-yet-unnamed graphic novel "will follow Odd’s race to solve the murder of a young boy whose killer appears to be stalking a second child. It is set in the time before Odd Thomas [Koontz’ first OT book in his series] and takes place in Pico Mundo." It’s slated to come out in the summer of ’08.