As the first day of the Clockwork Storybook 30 Day Writing Challenge gets underway, the participants are kicking things off with their pitches for their novels.  First up is Bill Williams and the Lichtenstein Frame-Up.

The Lichtenstein Frame-Up

by Bill Williams

“The Lichtenstein Frame-Up is a mystery that starts in Texas as amateur detective Arthur Quinn calls on millionaire software titan John Wilkinson.  The rich man’s wife has gone missing and the millionaire wants to keep the story out of the press and off of the internet.  The story hinges on the millionaire’s absent wife and a lost masterpiece by pop-artist Roy Lichtenstein.  As Quinn chases the missing person, a simple disappearance turns into a case of murder.”

Bill Williams draws the long-running webcomic Sidechicks. For more about what else Bill is up to, go to

Keep checking the Clockwork Storybook category, as you’ll see the participants provide feedback and commentary throughout the month.

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  1. January 4, 2012 at 10:54 am — Reply


    When I got the note from Willingham, I had no idea what I’d do. I’m still kind of in that category.

    In theory, I’ll post something tonight.


  2. Bill Willingham
    January 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm — Reply

    Always glad to see another Quinn story. Is this the one where Hawk from that other detective series makes the move over to the Quinn books? I heard a rumor…

  3. January 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    It’s the one where we do a riff on the Magnificent Seven, but we never actually show the fight.

    Wait. That’s been done.

    So far, it’s a struggle.

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