Hello friends and entertainment fiends.
Looks like we have made it to the weekend again and just a couple more short sleeps until the New Year. I guess I had better wish you all a Happy New Year right now before I forget. I hope you all have excellent celebrations and shenanigans with your loved ones until very late in the evening/morning 🙂
I’m pretty sure someone mischievous keeps stealing all the time away and hoards it for themselves. Or it could be that I’ve done so many Author Interviews that I’m losing track of time myself. Still I’m having so much fun, long may they continue 😉
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It now gives me great pleasure to finish off the year with a blast of entertainment courtesy of award-winning author J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison, whose novel “Fish Wielder” has been described as Princess Bride meets Monty Python (that alone is worth the price of admission!)
Jim chats about his other releases too, along with generously sharing his writing experiences and writing advice, so without further ado, let’s get a little crazy and do things in an epic way – take it away Jim and thank you all for reading 🙂
Hi there Jim, thank you for joining us today to talk about your fiction novels, graphic novels and writing experiences.
Thanks so much for inviting me.
Let’s start first with your Fantasy/Horror Comedy novels themselves – “Fish Wielder” & “Demon Freaks”. Please tell us more about their plots and themes, their unconventional protagonists and what kind of crazy, adventurous journeys we are going to be taken on when we sit down with them.
“Fish Wielder” is an epically silly epic fantasy novel. It’s kind of like “Lord of the Rings,” if it were set in Narnia, but written by the Monty Python guys. The book revolves around a quest to recover the magic Pudding of Power, which was cooked by the Dark Lord Mauron about 1002 years before the story starts. Everyone thought it was lost or washed down a drain or something when Mauron was defeated, but of course it wasn’t. The main characters are a mysterious, violet-eyed barbarian warrior named Thoral Mighty Fist and his best friend, Brad, a talking orange koi fish. They stumble into a sinister plot by The Heartless One, the leader of the Bad Religion, to find the pudding and use it to enslave the world of Grome. Along the way, they have to battle monsters, hang out with elves, fight a sentient evil gemstone, that sort of thing. It’s kind of a high fantasy/screwball comedy. My goal with it was to write something funny, but for it to work as a compelling story, too. That’s why I was really pleased when “Fish Wielder” was named one of the five best indie science fiction and fantasy novels of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews and won the TCK Readers’ Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel of 2017.
“Demon Freaks” is my second novel. It’s a horrifically funny horror comedy. It’s kind of like punk rock Hardy Boys versus monsters and evil golfers (because everyone knows how evil golfers can be). Here’s the basic plot. On the night before their SAT tests, twin brothers, Bing and Ron Slaughter (and the other two members of their high school punk band, the Ephits) accidentally run afoul of a cult of evil golfers who are trying to summon a demon. The band’s drummer (Meat) and keyboardist (Kaitlyn) get captured by the bad guys, who intend to use them as sacrificial victims. This forces the Slaughter twins to try to come to their rescue.
I started writing this book to explore that point you hit in high school (or at least, that’s when I hit it) where you first start to wonder if life is just something that happens to you kind of randomly, or if it’s really about the choices you make.
You have also worked on a graphic novel series called “The Helm” for Dark Horse Comics. Please tell us more about the nature of this particular comedy fantasy series and describe to us your typical work routine about how you go about the process of creating the scripts for your comic books, along with how you collaborate/interact with the illustrator(s) for them.
“The Helm” was an exploration of what would happen if you had a superpower, but it kind of hated your guts. I was really interested in comic book superheroes and their weaknesses. Many superheroes wind up being so super-heroic that it starts to seem like a foregone conclusion that they’re always going to win. I think that’s why they ultimately wind up getting pitted against other superheroes (Batman vs. Superman, Avengers Civil War, etc.). So, I started thinking it might be funny to create a superhero whose own power didn’t like him and wanted him to die.
“The Helm” originally debuted as a monthly comic book. That meant that I was writing on a deadline, so my writing process was a little different than it’s been for my novels. I’m usually a night owl and I do most of my writing after everyone goes to bed, but I had two young kids at the time and they hadn’t yet learned about the whole “sleeping at night” thing. So I started setting my alarm for four in the morning and squeezing in a few hours of writing every day before the sun (and everyone else) was up.
Comic writing is very different from novel writing. Apart from dialogue, you’re basically writing a series of instructions/inspirations for the artist to draw. You want to give enough description to ensure that what you’re seeing in your head makes it to the page, but you also have to leave enough room for the artist to bring their own creativity to bear. If you get too prescriptive, you can wring all the art out of it. If you don’t go into enough detail, you risk the story floundering. And rather than hinting at secrets that are going to be revealed later, rather than trying to surprise the reader (who, in this case is the artist), you have to come right out and explain how and why things are important and what they’re going to mean. That was initially kind of hard for me. Ultimately, comic writing requires a lot of trust. If you’ve got a great artist working on your book, you have to trust them to tell the story with you, as a partner. And of course, they have to trust your instincts and ideas as a storyteller.
What tools or programs do you use to create your comic scripts and what makes them the “right tools” for you?
My tools are very basic. Pen and paper, and Microsoft Word. I do most of my writing on Word because I do so much juggling of the words and structure as I write that my handwritten notes become unreadable pretty fast. That doesn’t stop me jotting stuff down on whatever scrap of paper is handy when an idea hits me. I also use the pen and paper to do badly drawn little sketches of important things. For example, I did some crappy thumbnails of what I wanted the helmet in “The Helm” to look like. But mostly, I write on Word, because word processing is AWESOME. And I can say that with sincerity because I grew up writing stuff on typewriters before you could do word processing.
Once a book is finished, I use other tools, like Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design and Premiere to make promotional materials and art and things. I have a background in animation, and I love messing around with art and images when it gets to the promotional stage for my work.
If any of your novels were to be made into films (or even a TV series), who would you cast in the lead roles?
When I first wrote “The Helm” I pictured Jack Black in role of Mathew Blurdy. It’s been ten years since the first comic was published, though, and it might be pushing credibility to have him play the role now. He’s still the guy I’ve got stuck in my head for the lead, though. For “Fish Wielder” I kind of pictured the young Dolph Lundgren doing an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation in the role of Thoral. Of course, he hasn’t been “the young” Dolph Lundgren in a long time. Maybe Jason Momoa? And for Demon Freaks, I’d want the characters played by unknowns—first time actors who were really high school students.
What would you choose as your own personal mascot or spirit animal when it comes to you and your style of writing?
The platypus. It’s such a weird, silly combination of attributes that come together to make a unique creature that’s not really like any other.
What do you think most characterizes or defines your writing? Do you have any writing quirks or themes that constantly crop up in your stories?
Well, I hope the thing that defines my work is its sense of humor. I like to jump into genres that are usually taken very seriously and bring humor into them, not just by making fun of the conventions of the genre, but by playing with them—and also by bringing in notes of how a real person (or at least a real person like me) might think, react and feel in those kinds of extraordinary situations. Other than that, I seem to write a lot of stories in which characters accidentally stumble into evil plots to rule the world. Go figure.
What do you find the most difficult thing about writing? And what do you find the easiest?
The most difficult thing is just sitting down and getting it done. I’m a streak writer—which means I get these incredibly fertile hot streaks where I’ve got an idea burning and I can just follow that for thousands of words until it burns out or something interrupts me. When I’m on a streak, everything’s clicking and I write really fast. The problem comes when I’m not on a streak, when the writing is more like a job that has to be threaded in around a schedule, or done in twenty-minute increments while sitting in the waiting room at the orthodontist’s office or something.
Who are some of the authors, poets and/or historical figures that inspire you?
I love the writing of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, L. Sprague De Camp, Lloyd Alexander, Piers Anthony and Ursula LeGuin. Their books influenced me the most when I was first thinking of becoming a writer. These days, I’m very into Nick Harkaway, Christopher Moore, David Wong and Grady Hendrix.
What sort of research do you do to write your books?
I do “spot” research. In other words, when I hit a spot where I don’t know enough about a subject to feel like I can write about it, I dive in and start exploring. For example, I’m currently writing something that’s got pirates in it. So, I’ve picked up five books on pirates, several books on sailing that were written during the age of pirates, and several works of fiction that helped shape the way we currently think about pirates. Then I also hit Google and the library and sometimes call friends of mine who are pirate enthusiasts and re-enactors. That’s pretty typical of how I do my research. As a fantasy writer, I have it a bit easier than someone writing historical fiction or non-fiction because I basically get to make everything up.
Why do you write? What inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve wanted to be a writer for so long that I can’t remember what initially got me started thinking I wanted to be one. My mom saved one of my assignments from first grade where my teacher, Miss Rainwater (I am not making this up) had us write down what we wanted to be when we grew up. I wrote, “I am gong to be a wrytr.” Spelling wasn’t my thing. If I had to say what inspires me to want to write, it’s the feelings I got from reading and being read to when I was little.
What keeps you motivated during creative slumps? How do you deal with Writer’s Block?
I find it very hard to stay motivated during creative slumps. I’m an inherently lazy person, which makes it hard to write when I don’t feel like it. The three tricks that work for me are deadlines, other writing and getting the ink going. Deadlines have to be real, so I work hard to try to find people willing to pay me to write, but who need the writing by a particular time. I can write like nobodies’ business when I’m on deadline—but the deadline has to be real and have consequences or my laziness overwhelms it. Another trick I sometimes use is just starting to write something else—something completely unrelated to what I’m working on. When the thing I’m supposed to be writing starts to feel like work rather than pleasure, it helps me to just spin off into something else for a while. That can re-fire my creative spark enough to get back to the thing I’m supposed to be doing. And then, my final trick is to just get the ink going. I’ll lock myself up with my word processor, make sure that I have no access to social media or other distractions, and just force myself to write anything. It might be nonsense at first, or complaints, or reasons why I’m not into writing at the moment, but what I find is that once I start putting words down, they start coming easier and faster. It’s like a car with a dead battery. If you can get it moving, get it rolling along, then you can pop the clutch and it will force the engine to turn over and then you can drive it long enough to recharge the battery.
You have access to a time machine. What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would never get in a time machine. My days have been filled with crazy good luck that has helped me stumble backwards into a great life that I really enjoy. I couldn’t have made it work out like it has by conscious effort or trying—so I’d hate to mess it up by trying to fix anything. The hard and bad stuff has been valuable for what it’s taught me, the good stuff has been largely out of my hands. The one thing I try to remind myself of all the time, in lieu of a time machine, is that today is always the best day to start something. I could probably have gotten started with a lot of things in my life sooner than I did, and it gets tempting some times to think that I’ve missed an opportunity or it’s too late to start something. But it’s never too late to start something.
How do you spend your free time when you are not writing?
I love music and I play a lot of it, poorly, on a lot of different instruments. I love movies and try to spend time watching them. I love reading, and try to have several books going at all times. Most of all, I love my family, and I like to be with them, playing music, watching movies, reading books and just hanging out.
Tell us more about your upcoming projects. Are you working on anything specific or have plans in the pipeline?
The thing I’m working on most furiously at the moment is the sequel to “Fish Wielder”, “Fish Wielder II: A Fish Out of Water”, but I’ve also got a manuscript for a children’s Christmas book being reviewed by a publisher, another children’s book manuscript in the works, a potential sequel to “The Helm” and another music album in the works.
Finally, are there any nuggets of wisdom that you can impart to other aspiring writers?
Don’t think you can’t write just because you can’t write. No one is born knowing how to write. They learn how by trying. Don’t be discouraged just because you are discouraged. Everybody feels discouraged at some point when they’re writing or trying to get published. You just have to keep going despite feeling like you can’t. Don’t give up just because you gave up. You can always start again until you’re dead. And even then…who really knows?”
And that’s a wrap! Our time together has certainly been entertaining, so thank you ever so much Jim for stopping by and giving us more fantastic books to add to our reading lists 🙂
Thank you! It was fun.
Fish Wielder is J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison’s first novel novel (He wrote a graphic novel, The Helm, for Dark Horse Comics). Jim has worked as a writer, animator and director in commercials and entertainment since graduating from Columbia College of Chicago in 1988. He started his professional career by producing a low-budget direct-to-video feature, The Creature From Lake Michigan. Making a bad film can be a crash course in the essential elements of good character and story, and The Creature From Lake Michigan was a tremendously bad film. Jim learned his lesson well, and after a brief stint recuperating as a freelance writer and film editor, founded his own production company. During its seven-year run, he wrote, directed and edited live-action and animation productions, including educational films, television commercials and television pilots. Shifting his focus entirely to animation, Jim joined Will Vinton Studios in 1997. There he directed animated commercial and entertainment projects, including spots for M&M’s, AT&T, Cingular Wireless and Kellogg’s as well as episodic television (UPN’s Gary and Mike). While working at Vinton, he also co-wrote the television special Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy with actor Paul Reiser.
Jim has appeared on NBC’s The Apprentice as an expert advisor on brand characters, did character development work and wrote the pilot episode for the PBS children’s television series SeeMore’s Playhouse and authored the previously mentioned graphic novel, The Helm, named one of 2010’s top ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by YALSA, a branch of the American Library Association. And after 21 years, Jim finally completed The Creature From Lake Michigan, which is terrible in a fairly funny way.
You can connect with Jim via the following Social Media channels:-
Facebook:- Fish Wielder (FB) / Demon Freaks (FB)
Goodreads:- Jim Hardison (Goodreads Author)
Instagram:- @fishwielder (Instagram)
Twitter:- @FishWielder (Twitter)
Website:- Fishwielder – An Epically Silly Epic Fantasy of Epic Proportions
You can buy his books here:-
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