'Writing an Iron Man book is great fun', says Eoin Colfer
Best-selling author Eoin Colfer is currently penning the new Iron Man book, but - not one to rest on his laurels - he's also working on a graphic novel.
The Artemis Fowl creator said the book "will pull at the heartstrings".
"I've got a graphic novel coming out next autumn which is quite serious," he told the Herald. "It's about the refugees coming from North Africa across the Mediterranean to South Europe.
"I feel a graphic novel is the only way to do it.
"It'll look amazing and tug on the heartstrings, I hope," he added.
As for the new Iron Man novel, Eoin said he's "a good fit" to write it.
"I work for Disney in America, so they decided to put us together and it's a good fit, I think," he said.
"I'm having good fun with it," he added.
The 50-year-old also joked he might change his look to get help him get into character as Iron Man.
"I'm going to get my goatee dyed black and shaped with a laser cutter so I'd be more compatible," he said.
"I think it's a good match. I'm a smart-alec and the character is a smart-alec and I'm in great physical athletic shape."
He's also hoping to meet Robert Downey Jnr at some point in the next few months.
"I think we're all going to go to Comic Con next May, so hopefully we'll all meet each other there," he said.