Just a quick update on this project.
The Man in the Rubber Mask is an autobiography focusing on the period between 1988 and 1992, when I was working on series 3, 4 and 5 of the BBC sci-fi comedy series, Red Dwarf. It ends up describing the experience of going to Hollywood to work on the ill fated American pilot of the series.
The book was published in 1993 as a paperback, I’ve heard from many people who still have a tatty old copy shoved away in a box somewhere.
As part of an experiment for a new book I am just finishing writing, (it’s nothing to do with Red Dwarf although it is a sci-fi novel) I decided, with some encouragement from the fine folks at Audioboo, to record the Man in the Rubber Mask.
So now I’ve finished, it’s nearly 5 hours long and I really enjoyed recording it. I hadn’t looked at this book for years, reading it brought back many memories of the period, plus a stark reminder of the truth of being in the mask. Only a few weeks now before we start recording the new series of Red Dwarf.
So the long term plan for this book is to release it very soon, like in the next few days. It will be a download to own MP3, with chapters and pictures and all the smeggy goodness required. It’s occasionally funny, horribly honest and revealing and at times a little smutty.
I will of course post links to the download ASAP.