Monday, August 4, 2008

James Curcio Gets Gosu

I recently caught up with the talented James Curcio. James is a thrice published novelist (that’s not easy kids), graphic artist, graphic novelist, the maniacal brainchild of several ‘alternative communities,’ record producer, etcetera. James: “performs in industrial rock concerts, bitches incessantly on his blog, skulks about in dark recording studios, and writes dystopian graphic novels and novels for a generation of disenfranchised drug addicts, (generally referred to as "damn kids," punctuated by a great deal of cane waving and grumbling.) He has become something of a mainstay in independent and fringe media, though rumors of being a key member of a harem of feral lesbians are slightly exaggerated.” Disclaimer: the author of this blog does not condone the use of controlled substances.

There are at least two projects that Mr. Curcio has recently wrapped up working on. I know for a fact, that James has done design work for the soon to be released, brand spanking new version of Get Gosu. I’m excited about the new look of the Gosu site; and it’s nice to know that Mr. Curcio is on board for future development. James’ third novel, Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning, is also out. IMO, it is quite a twisted read and a damned good one too. Just read the teaser: “Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning is a psychedelic road trip across the highways of the modern collective unconscious. It’s a world where just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you, where the things you dream about can come back to haunt you when you wake, and where the end of this world is just the beginning of another.” I know what it’s like to be paranoid and have people out to get me; I feel like that every time I play a Counter Strike scrim match!!! There is a bit more: “This novel is a fictional apocalypse. Through its pages we encounter a culture war being waged in the shadows around us. Some of the key players? A group of escaped mental patients turned rock stars and the agent sent to recapture them; a corporate Robin Hood with a Machiavellian scheme; and a mysterious journalist who has witnessed the rise and fall of the Mayans, Rome, and the Ottoman Empire. All of them connect in unexpected ways, bringing about a global shift none of them could have predicted.” Disclaimer: the author of this blog does not condone the use of apocalypse, rock and roll, or unpredictable global shifts.