Look what I have to show you!!! It’s the shiny cover-art for the Sidekicks! anthology. No, my character isn’t one of those on the cover, but those shown there are so perfect that I’m perfectly fine with that.
This anthology, published by Alliteration, Ink!, is expected out around mid-March. I can’t wait to get my hands on one and read the other stories inside. I know one is from another writer I met in WriteShop (just before I moved), Michael Haynes. And the editor is Sarah Hans, who I trust to have chosen excellent stories on the subject.
What subject? Sidekicks, of course. Why would someone chose to be a sidekick? How do they feel always being on the blurry edges of fame, clinging to someone else’s glory but not able to grab it for themselves? Of course, super-heroes have sidekicks, and comic book characters of all types, but so do others. My story ended up being an other-world sword-and-sorcery type fantasy (without the sorcery, mind you). Just looking at the other sidekick characters illustrated here, this will be a fun mix-up of fantastic sub-genres.
Sarah reports the Table of Contents will be available soon at her website. Also, check out her post on the cover art and artist while you’re there.