“You know, I don’t generally stop to reflect, and am, to the exclusion of most other things, rather exhausted right now, all things considered, but I suspect that I’ll always look back on this week as being one of the especially good ones–it’s not every week that you have a big budget movie start shooting on the Monday… learn that your novel has gone to number one on the Times list on the Wednesday, and have the little film you made come out on the Friday. It’s got to be special.”
Filling in the blanks: the film that’s just started shooting is Beowulf (with Ray Winstone in the title role and Crispin Glover as Grendel), the one that’s coming out tomorrow is MirrorMask (the illustrated screenplay of which is suh-weet), and the book is Anansi Boys (which I’m taking with me on the plane this weekend, lucky me).
And if all that weren’t enough, last week he revealed that he’s still keeping a hand in the comics game, reinterpreting Jack Kirby’s Eternals. Most readers here probably aren’t comic book geeks, so let me just say: way cool.