Yesterday I had the rare opportunity to meet one of my favorite authors Joe Hill at Comic Con. He was warm, friendly and very approachable. Joe was kind enough to sign a few books and answer some of my questions about his next novel, future projects and the possibility of writing an episode of The Walking Dead with his father, Stephen King.
Joe is currently working on the third draft of his third novel called Nosferatu which should be released in the summer of 2012. The title is actually spelled “NOS4A2,” and it’s a vanity license plate.
The horror novel is described as a scary road story mixed with a “sideways” vampire tale. The prolific author has about 10 issues left in Locke & Key, his wonderful comic book series that earned him an Eisner award last night.
There are also plans for Locke & Key’s artist, Gabriel Rodriguez and Hill to do a mainstream five-issue superhero book in late 2012/early 2013. Additionally, the duo will collaborate on an original horror story that would run six-issues slated for 2013.
Hill has completed 200 pages on the book that follows “NOS4A2″ as well.
Regarding The Walking Dead, he is 98% sure that he and Stephen King will do an episode that will air during the third season.
I was unable to attend the screening of Hill’s Locke & Key pilot but the response from the fans that watched it was all very positive. Let’s hope that a smart cable channel like HBO picks it up!