Now You See Him, Now You Don’t

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The Ghost (Robin Spriggs) in Hitler’s bunker. Berlin, Germany, Walpurgisnacht, 1945.

Powers, Season 2, Episode 7.

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Doings of Interest

Robin Spriggs as The Man - tight crop - antiqueFor all my friends who have been curious enough and kind enough to inquire, following is a brief list of my current “doings of interest.”

Item: Polishing up Baltazar Bumbertazm’s Book of Ineffable Drooms, a comprehensive collection of prose poetry that I hope to have turned in to the publisher by early 2017.

Item: Will appear as “Harley” on the TV drama Containment, premiering on The CW in early 2016.

Item: Will appear as “The Man” in the off-kilter indie comedy Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture! in late 2016.

Item: Closing in on completing the design of a fast-paced adventure board game featuring a host of all your favorite characters from The Wyrd City Chronicles.

Item: Currently at work on a new collection of fiction, also promised to a publisher but whose title and subject matter must remain, for the nonce, undisclosed.

Item: Will soon begin autographing 500 signature pages for a special edition of Madhouse, a shared-world horror anthology due out from Dark Regions Press sometime in 2016.

Item: About to begin work (as an actor) on the second season of a super exciting TV series (emphasis on the word “super”) that I’m not yet allowed to discuss. So let’s just leave it at that.

That’s enough for now, I think.

Thanks, dear friends, for your kindness and curiosity. Go forth and make big magic!

Courting the Devil

Robin Spriggs as The Man - tight crop - antiqueA Guest Column by Gilda Sue Rosenstern

When I first began putting down ideas for what would become Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture!, there was one role that, due to its eerie but oddly charming nature, I couldn’t imagine anyone playing but Robin Spriggs.

In addition to being an accomplished actor, Robin also happens to be the author of some of the strangest but most beautiful books I’ve ever read. Plus, he’s a magician, and I don’t mean the stage kind either. So I sent him a description of the character I had in mind (a sort of interdimensional gypsy-cowboy) and asked if he was interested. Much to my delight (and a little to my dread), he said yes.

Later on, as I found myself vajazzle-deep in the writing of the actual screenplay (my first, I might add) and feeling not a little meshuga, I thought, “Wait a minute, Gilda Sue. You’ve got Robin damn Spriggs in your cast. Why not wise up and ask him to sign on as co-writer, too?” So I did. And again he said yes. That’s when things got really strange—not only in the movie about my life, but in my very life itself. Big shock, I know. But the real shock, especially if you’re only familiar with Robin’s spookier qualities, was how funny he turned out to be. And I do mean “funny ha ha.”

So yes, as expected, Robin Spriggs brought the strange to Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture!, but he also brought a whole lot of hilarity. And magic, too, of course. So color me triple blessed. And triple grateful, too.

—Gilda Sue Rosenstern

P.S. Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture! is finally in the can. That means we’ve shot it, but it doesn’t mean it’s done. If you’re a fan of Robin Spriggs and would like to play a part in unleashing this crazy bit of uniqueness on the world, you can do so by contributing to our post-production Kickstarter campaign. Thank you in advance for your love and patronage, and welcome to the team. Bye now!