FORTUNE AND GLORY: THE MUSICAL! CHAPTER 8!
A JINXWORLD GRAPHIC NOVEL
Hello! Welcome! We’re pleased to present you with another ALL-NEW chapter of…
AN INTRO FROM BRIAN…
Fortune and Glory was a graphic novel I did years ago, pre-Marvel, about my first adventures in Hollywood as a young independent comic book creator. It was one of the books that got me where I am. I always wanted to do a sequel. Many of you have asked for one over the years. I loved doing an autobiographical comic book. I always thought I would do another one, or a bunch of them, but Spider-Man kept getting in the way. :-)
But really, I never thought I would have stories crazier than the ones I told in the original Fortune and Glory. Everything happening to me in comics was fun and fun to talk about, but was it autobiography-worthy? Then I got called to be the writer of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a now notorious, infamous Broadway musical that you can Google about right now. The story I'm about to tell you happened years before the show’s debut. Only my closest pals knew any of this happened at the time. I’ve only hinted at parts of this in past interviews. Now, it gives me a GREAT excuse to go down memory lane and share my favorite moments of coming up in comics with you.
A lot of the stories in this GN mean everything to me. They are the most defining moments in my life. A lot of them happened before the Internet, so there's not a lot of archive about this time in our lives and in comics. I know a lot of people reading these newsletters are creators and writers themselves. I hope my journey, and my pain, brings you some personal solace. If anyone reading this had anything to do with Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, I hope reading this brings you some peace knowing that someone somewhere was trying to stop it from happening years prior.
This part of our newsletter will come out weekly for the first couple of weeks, and then we're going to shift to biweekly to make room for Creation. and the Masterclass which we have been doing all year. If you've just hopped on to check out Fortune and Glory, I am very excited to tell you that by subscribing, you are also getting access to all our Jinxworld material, including our Masterclass, which is now eight classes deep— 16+ hours of some of the best conversation I've ever put on record. You also have access to multiple chapters of Creation, our ongoing multimedia look at the messy art of creating things from scratch. Feel free to look around Jinxworld on Substack. We are very, very happy with this space and we love sharing it with you.
If you haven’t read the previous chapters, you can find them in our ARCHIVE, or the most recent one below:
Installments of the all-new graphic novel Fortune and Glory: The Musical are released every other week, in multiple formats! Find the next chapter in both .cbz and .pdf formats further down!
For those that prefer to read their Substack exclusive books right here in the newsletter, we’re happy to provide the pages below! However, we highly encourage downloading the files for the best reading experience.