Matt Wallace is out to steal your soul! If he can’t get your soul, then he’ll settle for capturing your imagination.
Six years ago, Matt Wallace had a unique idea: to write a story that would bridge the books-on-tape-but-now-on-the-internet thing everyone else was doing with episodic audio drama. That idea became THE FAILED CITY MONOLOGUES.
Matt’s FAILED CITIES featured two dystopian cities and their story as told through the revolving voices and perspectives of eight different characters. His noir tales drew an almost cult-like following, with his fans clamoring to see this in print.
But he needed to do it on his own terms and to the standards that would satisfy him and his ardent fans.
And now he has.
If you’ve been waiting for years to read the FAILED CITIES, the wait is over.
I personally have been a fan of Matt’s for a long time. He is a creative dynamo, a seeker of uncompromising vision, and a big old teddy bear wrapped up in a huge helping of “F*ck You.” He’s a dreamer and he demands that his visions come to life–either through the printed word, audibly, or visually–as close to his personal view of perfection as is humanly possible.
In other words, he’s a content creator right after my own heart.
I can’t tell you how honored I am to have been able to work with him as his cover designer. He and I worked many a long hour on tweaking and modifying this to get just the right feeling to represent his unique universe. I’m VERY please with how it came out, as is Matt.
According to Matt:
This is a very special book to me, and I wanted the cover to be equally special. I found the maddest graphic design and illustrative skills I could bend to my will and we spent a laborious period of time perfecting the following, which I am now proud to submit for your approval.”
“What you’re seeing was created by Scott Pond of Scott Pond Designs. This is the first time the Failed Cities have been fully illustrated in this manner, and I’m slightly awed by the results. If you know the world then you’ll recognize the landscape. If you’re new to the Failed Cities then I hope you’re intrigued by the topography, at least enough to want to visit its streets.”
“It’s a beautiful cover. I’m very proud of it.”
THE FAILED CITIES—DEFINITIVE EDITION will be released Wednesday, November 14th and will be available in the Amazon Kindle Store as well as through Matt-Wallace.com for all you desktop, Nook, Kobo, and Sony e-reading needs. No digital format will be left out.
Take a look at the cover we created for this very special release of his fantastic world. It is a beauty to behold!
LET THE STEEL GOSPEL BE HEARD AGAIN!