In one of the stranger online items I’ve seen relating to the release of Odd Apocalypse, The Literary Guild has an “exclusive interview” with Odd Thomas done by Dean himself. To find it head on over to The Literary Guild’s Odd Apocalypse page and click on the “Exclusive Interview” link.
Did you know that there’s a cool augmented reality trick you can perform with the cover of Off Apocalypse. You’ll need an iPhone or Android device with the Dean Koontz app or a computer with a built-in Webcam. (I was unsuccessful getting it to work with a USB Webcam.) However, if you find yourself in the situation where you’re unable or unwilling to try this out, just check out this YouTube video I created earlier today.
Dean appeared on CBS News This Morning this past Monday. Both video and audio versions are embedded below.
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Random House has made the first 23 pages of Odd Apocalypse available for your online reading via Scribd.
Dear Random House: Please allow embedding next time. It would have made for a much more interesting blog post.
This past weekend I started unboxing the majority of my Koontz collection (still boxed from my last move) as work on the book progresses. Having had the majority of the collection in boxes for the past seven years has made me forget about some of the collection.
Recalling my recent post about Dean in comic book form these were a great find.
Back in 1993 Dean’s short story “Trapped” was adapted by Ed Gorman and published as a graphic novel. The photo below shows (left to right) the trade paperback (HarperCollins), the hardcover, and the comic-store trade paperback (Eclipse Books).
Going even further back, more than 35 years(!), there’s Starstream (1976) and Questar (1979) both containing a comic adaptation of Dean’s Night of the Storm.
So, for those that think comics like Frankenstein and Nevermore are a new format for Dean, think again.
From “Case Study: ‘Odd Thomas'”
When helmer Stephen Sommers decided to segue from big action pics, such as “The Mummy” franchise and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” to the supernatural thriller “Odd Thomas,” based on Dean Koontz’s novel, one of his key goals was to find a vfx house that could bring a unique feel and look to the dark ethereal creatures that haunt the pic’s clairvoyant cook, played by Anton Yelchin.
Sommers chose Paris vfx shop BUF, co-managed by Pierre Buffin and India Osborne, whose track record includes “The Matrix,” “Avatar,” “Arthur,” “Green Lantern,” “Thor,” and Tim Burton’s upcoming “Dark Shadows.”
Read the rest at Variety.com.