Monday, August 8, 2016


Tomorrow we'll be visiting with the award-winning author, playwright, screenwriter, performer, comic book writer, and "horror-drunk storytelling virtuoso" (Time Out New York), Clay McLeod Chapman (in the flesh).
Clay is the author of the dark trilogy for young readers, The Tribe (Disney), described as "Fight Club meets The Boxcar Children," as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories, "Rest Area." His "I Walked with a Spider" (Marvel) was a top ten bestselling comic book. Clay's six issue zombie series, Self Storage, described as "Storage Wars meets The Walking Dead," was turned into an "augmented reality comic" by director Michael Bay. His film, The Boy (from his novel, Miss Corpus), about a nine year old sociopath, was produced by Elijah Wood's film company, SpectreVision, and stars Rainn Wilson (The Office) and David Morse (World War Z). The New York Times compared The Boy to Lord of the Flies and called it "remarkable," "gorgeous," and "stunning to behold."

Again, Google Clay and come to class prepared to ask him at least one question.

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