For anyone who’s read my blog in one capacity or another over the past few years – yes, I am a writer/author/illustrator/video-master who’s not only written two novels, but also a whole slew of non-fiction articles and short stories that’ve been published in print and on the Internet for almost the past twenty years, as well as various videos for YouTube. And yes, I do encourage you to check them out via the appropriate websites that are listed at the bottom of this article. (I could also mention the articles I wrote for my high school newspaper, but they probably don’t count.)
Of course, it’s hard to draw attention to what you’ve accomplished – especially in today’s mass media world. And especially when you’ve got to compete with the rest of the world in order to get noticed these days. Worse yet, much of today’s mass media industry doesn’t value quality as much as the ability to be totally annoying and crass, an unfortunate trait that’s displayed on many so-called “Reality TV” programs that really shouldn’t be on the air – least of all, conceived.
My latest writing project is a graphic novel called The Janus Conspiracy, a combination adventure/crime/political thriller which I had originally planned to write as a prose novel – until I realized that it could work better in comic book form. In case you’re interested, I’m also a tremendous comic book fan – and I’ve already created several other concepts that I’m hoping to sell to DC Comics someday. (Yes, I’m also a big DC Comics fan – and for a while, I was also a Marvel fan.)
Getting back to The Janus Conspiracy – which’ll be published by Lulu Books, which also published Chameleons To The Rescue a few years ago – I’ve already conceived the book’s overall plot outline and character descriptions. And I’m seriously considering starting work on the book’s script – which won’t be an easy thing, considering the fact that I have to juggle not only my writing and illustrating careers, but also my personal life (which isn’t uncommon to other people working in said professions – not to mention other jobs and careers).
Which brings me to what I’m about to say: when it comes to taking on a project like The Janus Conspiracy, I can’t do this alone. As I’ve done over the past few months, I’ve been trying to get one or more comic book artists, plus a colorist and letterer, to team up with me to produce The Janus Conspiracy – and I still aim. I’m also considering e-mailing several prominent comic book talents to see if they’d be interested in working with me on The Janus Conspiracy, providing that they don’t have an exclusive contract with a major comic book company. (And yes, not only can you comic book pros and aspiring talents suggest plot suggestions that will be part of the finished project – but you’ll also get a sizable share of the royalties from the book’s sales.) And just to prove that I’m not kidding, here’s one of my YouTube videos from a few months ago that actually promotes The Janus Conspiracy:
I’m hoping that you’ll take part in what I’m hoping what’ll be an exciting creative venture. In the meantime, please visit not only my website and my pages on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, but also my Author Spotlight page on Lulu’s website and my YouTube channel page – if anything else, to get a better idea of the person writing this very article. And speaking of them:
John Lavernoich is the author of the novels Code Name: Chameleons and Chameleons To The Rescue, as well as close to various non-fiction articles and short stories that have been published in print and on the Internet – to learn more about Mr. Lavernoich and his writing achievements, please visit his official website (http://johnlavernoich.sharepoint.com), as well as his pages on Windows Live Spaces (http://cid-ef88d131988ab38f.profile.live.com), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/john.lavernoich?ref=name), MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/jlavernoich), Twitter (http://twitter.com/JLav65), and WordPress (https://johnlav.wordpress.com). Mr. Lavernoich also maintains his own video channel on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/JLav65?feature=mhsn) as well as his own Author Spotlight page on Lulu Books‘ website (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Highroad).
©2012 John Lavernoich.