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Jason Franks

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Jason Franks is the author of the graphic novels THE SIXSMITHS and McBLACK, as well as numerous short stories in comics and prose. Primarily an author of fiction, he has also dabbled in biography, autobiography and travel writing.

Franks' first novel, BLOODY WATERS, was published in 2012 by Possible Press.

Born in South Africa, Franks grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He lived in the United States for five years, and commuted to-and-from Sweden and the States for another. He travels a lot.

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Jason Franks I really don't suffer from writer's block, because I always have multiple projects going.

That's not to say that I don't ever get tired or stuck in…more
I really don't suffer from writer's block, because I always have multiple projects going.

That's not to say that I don't ever get tired or stuck in the middle of a story, but when that happens I will just switch out what I'm doing so I'm still productive. It's much easier to solve problems when you're fresh, and usually I find that when I come back to it there's an obvious answer. It's rare that I get stuck on some story point for more than one writing session.
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Jason Franks I am currently working on several projects.

The first is a multi-genre novel called XDA Zai Through the Unfolded Earth, which is about an assassin who…more
I am currently working on several projects.

The first is a multi-genre novel called XDA Zai Through the Unfolded Earth, which is about an assassin who travels to places that are inaccessible, impossible or sometimes even imaginary in order to ply his trade--and take lots of photographs. This book is almost complete and I hope to have it pitch-ready by early 2016.

Next I am working on an urban fantasy novel called Sorrow, which is a contemporary retelling of the Irish myth about Deirdre of the Sorrows. I am planning this to be the first book in a trilogy, each of which focuses on a different hero of from Ulster cycle. The second novel, Torque, will be a reimagining of Cuchulain, and the final book will probably be about Seancha.

I am also working on the second issue of the second volume of McBlack. This book is very late due to blowouts in the schedule for The Sixsmiths, but Underbelly Comics, who are contracted to publish a collection of both volumes, have been very patient with me and I'm aiming for the first half of next year. With the demise of Black House Comics I will be self-publishing the single issues in the meantime. (less)
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The Sixsmiths: Volume One

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Bloody Waters

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