Quick Peek While I Scramble…

Thanks to all of you sharing your interest in this new, limited edition (Non) Con Art Book from the Faust creators!

As I mentioned on the Facebook Faust: Love of the Damned page yesterday we’re working on a solution for shipping them safely and securely, faced with the strict lockdown conditions here in New York.

(I had assumed Tim Vigil would distribute books before I would, as usual, so I’ve had to scramble to get set up, which is not easy in my hot zone county.)

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Preview Art from Quotes & Visions: Underground (Rebel Studios, 2020)

 

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Text from Quotes & Visions: Underground (Rebel Studios, 2020)

 

While I scramble, here are TWO WAYS you can ensure you get the details on ordering when everything’s set:

1. Follow this blog. inwalkedquinn.com followers are notified by email when new posts go live, so as soon as the purchase and shipping information is settled, I’ll post it here and you will know what to do.

2. Follow the Faust: Love of the Damned page on Facebook. Faust news from me, illustrations from Tim, commentary from you. (As you know, that greedy whore Zuckerberg Facebook does not show you everything you follow, so it is not as secure.)

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Preview Art from Quotes & Visions: Underground (Rebel Studios, 2020)
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Text from Quotes & Visions: Underground (Rebel Studios, 2020)

Don’t panic.

Of course I’m not the ONLY way you can get your hands on the book.

We don’t make these things to not get them to the people who want them.

We printed a couple hundred to distribute in person at conventions — the book was slated to launch at East Coast Con next month — and like I said,  Tim Vigil does MANY conventions, and I also suggested he send books, if California is a little more “open” than my neighborhood as he’s said.

Stay safe, stay primal, take care of each other and thanks again!

David

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Intimacy Without Touch 2020

I’ve been sleeping lightly and dreaming…  a lot. When I wake, it takes a lot of focus and deep breathing to acknowledge nagging negative thoughts for what they are — counterproductive — and push them aside. Till they come up again and I do it again. And maybe sleep.
Dreaming, I find myself amongst collaborators and friends I’m close to, or used to be closed to throughout decades of creative work, but now distanced from.
And I think my collaborators and I are here to save each other. We are in conversation to liberate and challenge each other. We are distanced to keep each other safe.
We are here to save each other. Nothing less.
But across time and without touch, my collaboration gumbo of souls are right there in my mind. Intimacy without touch, especially at this time of lockdown.
This social distancing, isolation, challenge and, above all, uncertainty could be longer than any of us had hoped. We’d all like to know when it will end, but there is far more that we don’t know than what we do. I’m sad and angry that I have lost friends. I don’t know what will happen to some very important collaborations and projects that were just about to kick off.
And believe me, I know I am one of the fortunate, with a home to try to stay safe in, and my loved ones. I wish the same for all of you. Starting up again will be gradual and I know many aspects of our life and work, even ourselves, will be changed.
I had a great time thinking about all of you writing this. Let’s try to be good to each other, at a distance for now, and take courage and resilience where we find it; For your mind, body and soul, I offer a song of courage by Rising Appalachia:
“Stand like an oak ⁣
An aspen, an alder ⁣
It’s in you, don’t falter⁣
And if so then I got you ⁣
Fake it, walk taller ⁣
Anything that makes you feel smaller ⁣
Leave it by the angels of the water ⁣
Push em up, push em up ⁣
Put away your cares ⁣
Fold them, fold them ⁣
Fold up your fears ⁣
He said come to this river ⁣
Give me your arms ⁣
Lean back⁣
There’s nothing to be alarmed of ⁣
He said the more I know, the more I dig ⁣
And the more I return to myself ⁣
Around every bend ⁣
Push em up, push em up ⁣
Put away your cares ⁣
Fold them, fold them ⁣
Fold up your fears ⁣
Leave them by the angels of the waters…”⁣
Be Well
David

By Request: David Quinn Background 

David Quinn Background 

 80s: Music and Theater

During college years at Amherst College and CUNY David Quinn performed with a series of rock bands. Best known was Dolce Vita, which recorded an unreleased EP (CBS 1983) and an EP produced by Chris Spedding (Braineater Records 1984). Dolce Vita headlined at NY, Boston and Washington clubs and opened for international acts including Billy Idol, Thompson Twins, Lene Lovich and Klaus Nomi. Quinn also penned original plays during this period, with productions and workshops in New York and Boston.

“The life of a downtown musician was colorful, but it was frustrating to reach a level where we could play professionally but still not pay the rent. This is a valuable lesson for a creative person to learn, but a hard one. You have to evolve, break down walls. So I pulled back from music and focused on learning to be a business writer and teaching writing at CUNY. And with business clients like Swiss Bank Corporation to write for, I could finally be a full-time professional. And that gave me time to start shifting energy from writing for the theater into writing for comics. A friend introduced me to an artist that was gaining acclaim in independent adult comics, Tim Vigil, and we collaborated.”

90s: Comic Books and Film

With their Nightvision and Faust horror comic franchises, Quinn and Vigil joined Michigan-based creator James O’Barr’s The Crow as leaders of two late 80s/early 90s comics evolutions: comics for adults and creator-owned publishing. Influences reverberate across comics and media today.

David went on to script the edgy black comedy This Year’s Girl and the drama “Arona” for DC/Piranha’s Phobiasanthology, launching a prolific “comics for all ages” career:

  • Phobias, This Year’s Girl, Tales of the Green Lantern Corps (DC)
  • Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Midnight Sons, Carnage, Exiles, Codename: Firearm, Nightman/Gambit (Marvel)
  • Ascension, Man Against Time (image)
  • Cain, Vampirella (Harris)
  • Gargoyles (Disney)
  • Lady Death, Purgatori, Evil Ernie (Chaos)
  • Aliens/Predator/Witchblade/Darkness (Dark Horse)
  • Magic: The Gathering (Acclaim)
  • The Amazin’ Mets, Cosmic Slam, The Battery (Ultimate Sports)

Quinn also created film treatments for Razor (Full Metal Films) and Cowboys And Aliens (Platinum) and the screenplay for Brian Yuzna’s Faust: Love of the Damned (2000, Lions Gate). His short fiction appeared Queer Fear, Queer Fear II and Sons of Darkness.

00s: Corporate Storytelling

A seismic shift from print to digital radically downsized work for hire opportunities in all print media, so Quinn once again evolved his storytelling craft in the service of corporate branded media consulting.

“Whether they know it or not, businesses need to tell a straight, engaging story to get results, both with clients and employees. Powerpoint and Data Points are Death. Stories inspire and engage.”

David’s delivered branded content for the financial, health care, marketing and energy industries, clients like Citi, J.P. Morgan, MVP Health Care, UBS, Integrated Marketing, PNT Marketing, Something Different After School, EDS and Rennergy.

It’s possible that a life as a corporate storyteller inspired his “Not for Children Children’s Book,” The Littlest Bitch, co-created with Michael Davis and Devon Devereaux ( Sellers Publishing, 2010)

Little Isabel is a deliciously funny cross between the mischievous Eloise and The Bad Seed – and she’s tapped into her inner CEO to become the 5-year-old tyrant readers love to hate.

“Inspired by Mad and Charles Addams, I couldn’t resist the comic tension between appropriate and inappropriate. The comic story also has a serious heart, learned from corporate life, one all of my female colleagues understood: women are branded with curses for behavior that would be forgiven, even praised, from men.”

Go to Sleep, Little Creep (2018)

Shhhh… it’s dawn, time for all the baby monsters to go to sleep.

Go to sleep, little creep… The sun is rising, Mummy’s beat…

From the Tiniest Troll to Dracula’s Daughter, from Lil Godzilla to Little Foot, from Frankenstein Jr. to Wolf Girl, it’s time for every little creep to tuck into a cozy spot for just one more lullaby.

We’ve had a wild and wooly night, Now give Daddy one more bite.

Published by Crown Books for Young Readers

Awards

A three-time Bram Stoker Award finalist, David also received a MacArthur Foundation Scholarship and a Denis Johnson award for playwriting.

By Request: Brief Bio

Recently, I had to produce a brief bio (and a longer version) for some projects in production, and it came to me that I never included much about my background here. So here goes…

David Quinn (@quinn.david) writes comic books, screenplays, songs and children’s books, including Go to Sleep, Little Creep (Crown Books for Young Readers), Nightvision and Faust (Rebel Studios) and Doctor Strange and Carnage (Marvel).

David’s also delivered branded content in the financial, health care, marketing and energy industries, helping clients like Citi, J.P. Morgan, MVP Health Care and UBS tell their stories across all media.

He lives in Westchester, NY with his wife and daughter. David blogs erratically at inwalkedquinn.com.

#kidlitquarantine – Reading on IG LIVE tomorrow!

#kidlitquarantine

Library closed? Storytime cancelled at the bookstore? Gather ’round IG LIVE here on my Insta Saturday 3/28 11:00 am EDT

I will read Go to Sleep, Little Creep! (By yours truly and @ashleyspires) and howl at the moon with the Monster Tots!

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This event is not public, according to our terms with our publisher; to enter the reading, follow @quinn.david on Instagram