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Howdy friends and neighbors.

In the works is a cover for David J. Schow's INTERNECINE due out next year from St. Martins Press.

I'll also be providing some interior illustrations which are sure rock balls.

 

What is INTERNECINE and who the bloody Hell is Dave Schow you ask?

 

Well INTERNECINE is a crime/thriller with a fat dose of BLACK humor that reads like TREVANIAN hopped up on speedballs and testosterone.

It's bloody fucking BRILLIANT and I don't throw that word around lightly.

 

Schow is a longtime pal of mine and we've been talking project for years and years.

Schow is a gifted novelist and screenwriter, the man behind the shooting script to The Crow, among many others.

His Outer Limits Companion is THE bible of the series. David is also a frequent and long-time contributor to Tim Lucas' Video Watchdog, and Fangoria.

Dave also does all kinds of behind the scenes interviews and docos for filmmakers like Alex Proyas (friends since the Crow days) and he provides valuable commentaries for DVD's like the recent The Hills Run Red (which he also wrote) and the forthcoming Thriller complete series DVD collection. Dave's awesome.

 

I also HIGHLY recommend you read his recent Hard Case Crime novel GUN WORK - Noeland, I'm talking to you. YOU will LOVE this book.

Tom and I are shopping Gun Work around right now as a film and don't be surprised if we make an official announcement on that soon.

 

Additionally, Tom has graciously leant me (and David) his face, bod, and talents and will star in the illustrations of INTERNECINE as both of the main characters.

 

I'll be providing links to some cool INTERNECINE propaganda as it finds it's way to the public and premiering some of the illustrations RIGHT HERE so stay tuned.

If you love a great book that keeps you on the edge of your seat and you enjoy intelligent, informed, snap crack dialogue then you are going to love THIS book.

 

Here's a look at the book jacket design - I jumped off of the stylistic graphicness of Give 'Em Hell Malone for this one.

This is a fairly rough design in that the logo and other elements are not yet final. I'm designing a more dynamic logo though it doesn't stray too far from this.

The front cover is pretty final. Hope you dig. More on the way -

 

INTERNECINEJacketR.jpg

 

- TB

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Looks cool Time. Can't wait. I'll have to pick up Gun Work now. I've been digging the Hard Case Crime books for a few years now. Cool stories and even cooler covers. The local Shop-ko had them 2/$5, so I picked up every one they had. You should try your hand at getting a HCC cover, love to see what you'd cook up.

 

 

 

 

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Tom as the detective? Typecasting! ^^ Looks cool, Tim. Looking forward to the final cover...

 

Well, I hope that David's "The Kill Riff". "Bullets of Rain", "Gun Work" and "Internecine" will soon get german versions too after the US releases. Right now there is only "Der Schacht" (The Shaft).

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Heh, there are no detectives in INTERNECINE. More like Jonathan Hemlock off the reservation.

Don't read too much into that, this guy is no art collector, and he's certainly no mountaineer. He's a hard-wired professional.

But that's only half of the dynamic.

 

- tb

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The front cover is pretty final. Hope you dig. More on the way -

INTERNECINEJacketR.jpg

Being a gun enthusiast. I have a couple Q's/comments.

 

Silhouetted handgun on the edges looks like a Sig Sauer outline. If so, for the version which is able to accept a silencer, there is a small portion of barrel which extends past the slide that is threaded for the attachement.

 

I note the prominent Semi Auto on the edges and then note the old school revolver being used by the shown character. Just my inquiry w/o reading the novel, are the two images representing the good versus the bad being opposite ends of the spectrum or is it just a cover :) ?

 

(Sorry Plot/film continuity and firearms realism are two of my peeves)

 

 

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GUN WORK - Noeland, I'm talking to you. YOU will LOVE this book.

 

Cool. I will check it out!

 

I dig the cover work Tim. It's a fresh use of black and red, and the closeup shadow work and use of reflection on the sunglasses is quite effective and draws your eye right to it. Really nice.

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Being a gun enthusiast. I have a couple Q's/comments.

 

Silhouetted handgun on the edges looks like a Sig Sauer outline. If so, for the version which is able to accept a silencer, there is a small portion of barrel which extends past the slide that is threaded for the attachement.

 

I note the prominent Semi Auto on the edges and then note the old school revolver being used by the shown character. Just my inquiry w/o reading the novel, are the two images representing the good versus the bad being opposite ends of the spectrum or is it just a cover :) ?

 

(Sorry Plot/film continuity and firearms realism are two of my peeves)

 

Duly noted, thanks Jarlath. But we'll only see the barrel nub on the shot with detached silencer yes?

The different firearms are part of a "hit kit" which is part of the main plot. It'll all make sense trust me ;)

 

@ Noeland - THANKS, and don't forget to check out GUNWORK . . . .seriously.

 

- tb

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Duly noted, thanks Jarlath. But we'll only see the barrel nub on the shot with detached silencer yes?

The different firearms are part of a "hit kit" which is part of the main plot. It'll all make sense trust me ;)

 

@ Noeland - THANKS, and don't forget to check out GUNWORK . . . .seriously.

 

- tb

1. Yup

 

2. Interest is piqued....

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http://www.silencerresearch.com/

 

Everything you ever wanted to know about silencers. Buttloads of good reference material here.

 

Images of a railed sig 226, granted that's a 228, or 229 in your drawing, but it gives you the idea Jarlath is after. ;)

Laugh. You and I are gonna have to get together for a beer someday and chat about guns :)

 

Maybe next time I'm down near New Philly for work :)

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Just worked up a new logo so here is the actual artwork in full layout with logo and text.

 

INTERNECINE by David J. Schow

Art by Bradstreet

INTERNECINEfrontClogo.jpg

 

- TB

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God, you've got to love Impact as a font (I've used it on nearly all my Lincoln posters).

 

Any new updates on the book?

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Not sure of the release date and I'm also not sure what the actual title treatment is going to look like.

The one on the jepg I'm showing is a version of something they asked to see.

It may end up being impact, the coolest font anyone ever created ;)

Or something likewise bold and sexy.

 

I'll talk to Schow and get the release lowdown.

- tb

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Still waiting to find out when release is -

That info is forthcoming, we should know VERY soon.

 

In the meantime let me catch everyone up to speed.

Originally INTERNECINE was to feature a cover AND interior illustrations by me.

Well, a silly thing happened . . .

The wonderful editor, John Shoenfelder, that we WERE working with up and departed from St. Martin's Press for a much better gig at Little/Brown.

Can't blame him. Not at all.

BUT, that leaves us in the lurch for the more ambitious plans we had.

It seems 'ol John was going to pay my interior illustration fee out of his OWN pocket!

Now that's an editor getting behind his projects ;)

Unfortunately our new editor isn't so free with his bankroll.

There will be no interiors. Damn the luck.

 

But at the very least I can show you all a reasonably close version of the book jacket sent to me this week by St. Martin's.

There are still some little snafus like gray smoke magically appearing in Dandine's (he's the guy with the sunglasses) face.

Not even sure how they managed to do that. I guess that's what I get for sending them a fully layered file ;) heheh.

Anyway, that will be addressed. That and some other small nip/tucks, including the inclusion of David's author photo (which I also shot).

They aced the pistols w/silencers I'd planned for the book flaps but what the heck, not the end of the world.

 

Hope you like it. I'll post a final when I can.

 

internecinesmlMech1.jpg

 

* Kept this big so you all could read the synopsis, etc.

Edit: Scratch that, looks like Photobucket jacked my sizing, so here is a detail on the book flap synop -

 

internecinesynopMech1.jpg

 

 

- TB

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And by the way, resident gun nuts . . .

Yer gonna love this because Schow knows his hardware inside and out.

For gun enthusiasts INTERNECINE is akin to pornography ;)

 

- TB

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Courtesy of David J. Schow - Release date = 20, July - 2010

 

Awesome.

 

- TB

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Ordered a copy today.

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Just finished Gunwork. I've read a bunch of those HCC books, they're quick reads but this book really cruised. His writing really hooks you.

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This book is hysterical. It's very different from Gunwork, which bummed me out at first because Gunwork kicked my ass, but once you fall into the narrator's style and where he's from, which happens pretty quickly once things take off, it becomes almost infectuous, and the book so far has felt like a Rollercoaster ride around L.A.. With people shooting at you! I'm a little over halfway through. It's got a little Elmore Leonard and a little Bukowski in there.

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I'm glad you're digging it.

Definitely different narrative than Gunwork but I think Internecine is the best thing Schow has ever written.

It's a complete gas, though I haven't read the published edition. Don't even have my copies yet!

 

Let us know what you thought when you finish and watch out for the accursed spoilers ;)

 

- TB

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Finished it yesterday. LOVED IT. Like you said the narrative is very different from Gunwork, but this narrative grows on you very quickly, it's witty and sharp. There's no fat here. Brilliantly insightful and fun to read. If I HAD to choose which book I wanted a sequel to I'd pick Gunwork, BUT I would not heisitate to pick up a follow up to this.

Gunwork seemed more focused in on it's target audience, Internecine, IMO, is much more accessable. Which makes it a great read for anyone.

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Excellent!

I don't even have comp copies yet and am thinking to go out and buy one.

Might as well since St. Martins may take forever to get me some.

 

Glad you dug it, Esco.

Thank you for taking an interest and I hope others discover this book and David J. Schow's work as well.

With GUNWORK and now INTERNECINE, Schow is really doing the greatest work of his career.

Wait until you see what he has in store next, a sequel of sorts to INTERTNECINE called UPGUNNED.

It takes place in the same world with different characters, though we may run into a few familiar ones.

That and I'm going to be illustrating another of Dave's projects over at Little Brown - A sweet as shit little thing called A Gunfight.

 

It's going to blow you away. More details soon.

 

- TB

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Thanks for the heads up!

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Just dropping in here for a moment to alert fans of Internecine to Schow's new book (and another cover for me), UPGUNNED, which hits shelves February 14th.

If you are interested in jumping to that thread just click HERE.

 

- TB

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