Jamie S Rich launches fictional 'tell-all' comics industry tale
Published Apr 30 2012, 08:19 BST | By Hugh Armitage Jamie S Rich
has begun serialising Bobby Pins and Mary Janes
The prose novel is a fictional 'tell-all' tale about the comic book industry, reports Robot 6
The first instalment
introduces Parker Reid, a young woman who works in the industry and is having an affair with her boss's most successful creator.
"Parker's work struggles reflect her personal struggles," said Rich. "She has been on her own for a couple of years, and she remains on her own.
"At the start of the book, she is having an affair with her employer's top cartoonist, but by the end of it, she will have flirted with a married man, chased the safe option, and also had to contend with the unrequited love of her best friend from school. Is this the life she wants? Should she settle for a relationship the same way she settled on her job?
"The world of comic books is one I know well," he continued. "I began as an editorial assistant at Dark Horse Comics when I was 21, and I spent six years as editor-in-chief at Oni Press
. I've written my fair share of funny books, as well."Bobby Pins and Mary Janes
can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.
Rich has written comics including You Have Killed Me
and the forthcoming It Girl and the Atomics
and various prose novels.