Sunday, February 21, 2010

Response to Whedonesque Posts Re. "Joss Whedon: Conversations"

A series of interesting posts have appeared on Whedonesque since I put up news about the forthcoming Joss Whedon: Conversations collection I am editing with Cynthia Burkhead.

We want to make our book the best that it can be (perhaps we need a treatment?). So we welcome your feedback.

There seems to be some concern about the price (which has not been set yet), but I can confirm that it will be available in both hardcover (primarily for libraries) and paperback (low $20s). Neither of us is receiving any money in advance for the book. Our goal, in keeping with the tradition of published interviews at the University Press of Mississippi, was simply to put together in a single volume a strong collection of conversations with a major figure. (UPM offers books covering writers, filmmakers, comic book artists--they have collections of interviews with Chuck Jones and Art Spiegelman!)

The complained-about Rolling Stone piece was certainly not our first choice, but we wanted to have something that dealt with Whedon, the internet, and his dream of being the web's Roger Corman. Can anyone direct us to Whedon's criticism about the Kushner piece? (We liked the Wharton School of Business interview with Whedon, but it was prohibitively expensive.)

As to the highly praised IGN interview: we agree that it was one of the very best, but we have yet to find a way to seek permission to include it. The interviewer's e-mail address is no longer valid. Anybody have any idea of how to get in touch with IGN?

Write to David here with further comments or suggestions:

david.lavery@gmail.com

2 comments:

Will said...

Ken P., formerly of IGN.com is Ken Plum, currently of www.asitecalledfred.com, an affiliate of QuickStopEntertainment.

David Lavery said...

Many thanks.

David