[img_assist|nid=1045|title=Click on picture to see larger version|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=75|height=100][img_assist|nid=1044|title=Click on picture to see larger version|desc=|link=popup|align=right|width=75|height=100]Junkies! Check out the goods - the final INFECTED hardcover just came in. The orange INFECTED is all raised and glossy, totally fly. Yes, I said "fly," understand my 80s upbringing and love me for me. This cover was designed by Kyle "The Krusher" Kolker over at Crown Publishing, with guidance by my kick-ass editor Julian "The Shiv" Pavia.
Does this make it more "real," as one Junkie said? A little, but not that much -- all of my attention is focused on April 1. I'm doing everything possible (and adding some impossible) to make this be-yotch soar on that day. As Conan once said, what is most important in life is: "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."
The "enemy" is big publishing (Crown excluded, of course!) Their "woman" is the Gray Lady, the New York Times Bestseller list.
Bring it on, April 1, bring it on ...