Last weekend at Balticon I got into a conversation with an editor friend. As we were chatting, another author came up to the table and my editor friend told her about a new anthology she is shepherding. The description of the antho was a little nutty. I can’t really speak about it, but the collection will either be awesome or ridiculous or both. The author listened to the description, laughed nervously, and said something like, “well, if I have any ideas, I’ll let you know.”
Let me say, the author had no ideas. It’s a crazy anthology.
I guess I sort of started staring off into space with an odd look in my eye because, after the author ran away, the editor said that it looked like I had an idea and would I care to submit. I said, of course, and started talking about Ax Cop!
Ax Cop, if you don’t know, is a comic series written by a 5 year old and drawn by his adult brother. It’s crazy. It makes no sense. It was recently picked up to be a cartoon on FOX.
So I told the editor that I was going to co-write my submission with my 5 year old son.
Milo and I have begun outlining. He has told me the idea for our story, started filling in details, and I’ll tell you what: it’s crazy. I kind of love it and I hope that my prose can do it justice. If it doesn’t make the anthology, I’ll post it here later this summer.