THE LAST SIEGE #5 is on shelves this week! by Justin Greenwood

 Promo art by Justin Greenwood and Brad Simpson

Promo art by Justin Greenwood and Brad Simpson

"...there can be only one king."

The army has assembled and the war begins as the Stranger rides out to meet his fate. Big reveals in this issue as the war kicks it into high gear.

This issue also welcomes new interior colorist Brad Simpson, whose colors you may recognize from the covers. Brad will be coming on to color the final four issues of the series and we are glad to have him.

From the solict:

The massive army of the warlord King stands at the castle gates, ready to bring swift retribution against Lady Cathryn and her few remaining defenders. Meanwhile, the mysterious stranger who has encouraged this battle at every turn stands revealed for who—and what—he truly is.

Writer: Landry Q Walker

Artist: Justin Greenwood

Colorist: Brad Simpson

Letters: Pat Brosseau

Editor: Branwyn Bigglestone

Design: Keith Wood


This issue also features a variant cover from the dream team of Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur and Brad Simpson.

 Variant cover by Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur and Brad Simpson

Variant cover by Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur and Brad Simpson

 Main cover by Justin Greenwood and Brad Simpson

Main cover by Justin Greenwood and Brad Simpson

THE LAST SIEGE #2 and the WASTELAND Compendium Volume 2 are on sale now! by Justin Greenwood

THE LAST SIEGE #2 main cover by Justin Greenwood and Brad Simpson

THE LAST SIEGE #2 went on sale last week on 4th of July. We did a fun signing at Cape and Cowl in Oakland, CA and I've been on the road post-holiday but wanted to make sure it was noted and up here. The violence picks up as we get a taste for who Feist really is what he's capable of. Nasty fella.

From the solicit: 

The mysterious Stranger prepares the castle for war, while Feist and his men struggle to avoid the executioner's axe. With little hope, and less time, the Stranger unveils his secret weapon.

Writer: Landry Q Walker

Artist: Justin Greenwood

Colorist: Eric Jones

Letters: Pat Brosseau

Editor: Branwyn Bigglestone

Design: Keith Wood

This one featured a variant cover by the great Gabriel Hardman, as seen below. LOVE this cover.

 THE LAST SIEGE #2 variant cover by Gabriel Hardman and Brad Simpson

THE LAST SIEGE #2 variant cover by Gabriel Hardman and Brad Simpson

Also out this week: The WASTELAND Compendium Volume 2!

 WASTELAND Compendium V2 cover art by Christopher Mitten

WASTELAND Compendium V2 cover art by Christopher Mitten

What a book this is! The 2nd half  of the long running series WASTELAND from Oni Press is collected here, including both arcs of the book that I worked on. I really enjoyed drawing parts of this story and it was the first time I got to work with my pal Antony Johnston, who I later re-teamed with to create our sci-fi crime series THE FUSE.

619 Pages! This thing is a beast.

From the solicit: 

The conclusion to the sprawling tale, collecting issues #32-60!  After leaving the Dog Tribes and Newbegin behind, Michael and Abi continue across the desert in search A-Ree-Yass-I. Joined by another who shares their strange gifts, the tensions between them nearly jeopardize their quest while Newbegin prepares for war. When they finally uncover the fabled land, it will take everything they have to unearth the truth... and then the story of The Big Wet can be told! 

By Antony Johnston

Illustrated by: Christopher MittenJustin GreenwoodBrett WeldeleSandy Jarrell and Omar Olivera

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 by Justin Greenwood

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Have I mentioned I will be in San Diego next week?!? It's true. You can find me hanging at SDCC this year from Friday - Sunday,  sharing a table with my pal and THE LAST SIEGE writer Landry Walker at Artist Alley table EE-19. 

During the show I'll be taking on commissions (http://www.justingreenwoodart.com/commissions/) and selling books and original art at the table so come by and say hello!

Additionally, you can also find me at these locations:

-Friday, July 20 @ 12:00 p.m. at the Image Comics booth, signing copies of THE LAST SIEGE with writer Landry Walker

-Sunday, July 22 @ 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., Room 5AB                        
#WeBelieve in Craft                         
Image hosts a stable of creators who have honed their skills through countless comics, publishers, and media. With their creator-owned projects, these writers and artists build on expansive careers to deliver the apex of comics craftsmanship. Join a murderer’s row of career myth-makers including Joe Casey (NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL, MCMLXXV), Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY), Justin Greenwood (THE LAST SIEGE), Kickliy (PERDY), and Shannon Wheeler (MEMOIRS OF A VERY STABLE GENIUS) as they chart the paths they traveled to arrive at their current projects. 

Hope to see you there!

THE LAST SIEGE #1 is on shelves this week! by Justin Greenwood

THE LAST SIEGE #1 Main Cover by Justin Greenwood and Jordan Boyd

What a week! The first issue of THE LAST SIEGE is now available for purchase at your local comic shop (and not so local online vendors). It's been a long time coming and we couldn't be more excited to have it out there in the world. 

If you want to hear more about our process and how it came together, Newsarama ran a really thorough interview that you can read here: https://www.newsarama.com/40091-the-last-siege-landry-q-walker-justin-greenwood-image-comics.html

They also put up our teaser comic if you want to get a quick taste for what the book feels like here: https://www.newsarama.com/40115-the-last-siege-begins-in-four-page-primer-leading-into-this-week-s-1.html

I also want to give a shout out to everybody who has reached out about the book with kind words and positive reviews. It's really been overwhelming and from the whole team including Landry, Eric, Pat, Branwyn, Keith and myself, we send a massive thanks. If you liked the opening salvo, just wait until the real fireworks start.

 

THE LAST SIEGE #1 variant cover by Nick Dragotta

THE LAST SIEGE #3 is now available for pre-order at your LCS! by Justin Greenwood

THE LAST SIEGE #3 Main Cover by Justin Greenwood and Brad Simpson

THE LAST SIEGE #3 Variant Cover Art by Ramon Villalobos and Brad Simpson

The cover art and solicit info is now online for THE LAST SIEGE #3 as part of Image Comics' August solicitations. These are amongst my favorite covers, glad to see them out in the wild.

From the solicit text: 

August 01 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99

"On the outskirts of the forest, Feist’s men prepare to seize the castle, promising to rain death upon the defenders. Unaware of this peril, the court advisors search for clues to the origin of the mysterious Stranger."

Main Cover Order Code: JUN180195

Variant Cover Order Code: JUN180196

 

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THE LAST SIEGE #2 is now available for pre-order at your LCS! by Justin Greenwood

THE LAST SIEGE #2 Main Cover by Justin Greenwood and Brad Simpson

THE LAST SIEGE #2 Variant Cover by Gabriel Hardman and Brad Simpson

The cover art and solicit info is now online for THE LAST SIEGE #2 as part of Image Comics' July solicitations. It's kind of a trip to be introducing more covers so far in advance of the release of issue #1 but such is the way of comics in the direct market.

Definitely excited to be able to preview more of the art for this series regardless :)

From the solicit text: 

JULY 04 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

"The mysterious Stranger prepares the castle for war, while Feist and his men struggle to avoid the executioner's axe. With little hope, and less time, the Stranger unveils his secret weapon."

Main Cover Order Code: MAY180194

Variant Cover Order Code: MAY180195

 Cover A- Order Code: MAY180194                             Cover B- Order Code: MAY180195

Cover A- Order Code: MAY180194                             Cover B- Order Code: MAY180195

 

 

THE LAST SIEGE #1 is now available for pre-order at your LCS! by Justin Greenwood

Main Cover Art by Justin Greenwood and Jordan Boyd

THE LAST SIEGE begins this June from Image Comics! Check out a first look at the covers and solicit information below. 

Story: Landry Q. Walker
Art / Cover: Justin Greenwood
Variant Cover: Nick Dragotta
Published: May 30, 2018
Diamond ID: APR180467
Age Rating: T+

A tale of blood, desperation, and loss. New York Times bestselling author LANDRY Q. WALKER joins artist JUSTIN GREENWOOD for an all-new ONGOING SERIES—THE LAST SIEGE! Spaghetti Western storytelling meets Game of Thrones atmosphere in this gritty medieval war story, as a mysterious stranger arrives at a castle overrun with brutal soldiers bent on usurping the throne of the rightful heir—an 11-year-old girl. An action-packed, genre-twisting epic, THE LAST SIEGE begins!

Variant cover art by Nick Dragotta

Emerald City ComiCon 2018 by Justin Greenwood

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Just a quick update that I will be in Seattle for ECCC this weekend! I am sharing a table with my pal Ibrahim Moustafa all four days- come and find us at TABLE C2.

I will have lots of cool stuff to share there! Besides doing commissions and selling books/original art, I will also have little black and white preview Ashcans of the upcoming series THE LAST SIEGE to give away! Supplies are limited so drop by and get one before they are gone.

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Also new to this show will be my recently published ALEXANDER HAMILTON ogn which will be available for sale in both soft cover and hard cover. And as always I will have some copies of THE FUSE and STUMPTOWN to sell as well.

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THE LAST SIEGE announced at Image Expo! by Justin Greenwood

Cover colors by Jordan Boyd

Our next book was announced last week at Image Expo in Portland- THE LAST SIEGE is arriving in stores this summer.

Writer Landry Walker and I have been working away at this for some time now so getting the news out there is REALLY exciting, especially at a venue like the Expo. I used to go to these events regularly when they were in the Bay Area so getting to participate and present there was a real bonus and surreal experience. 

This project has proven to be a great opportunity to try out some new storytelling chops and I can't overstate how much fun I've been having. It's a tale of redemption, loss and taking a stand against impossible odds- exactly the kind of story I love to sink my crooked teeth into. Really glad to be working with this creative team as well, pros and friends all.

Writer: Landry Q Walker

Artist: Justin Greenwood

Colorist: Eric Jones

Letterer: Patrick Brosseau

Design: Keith Wood

Editor: Branwyn Bigglestone

Publisher: Image Comics

Check out a few preview pages that were shown at the Expo below.

Really excited to show you more in the coming months! Keep an eye out for more sneak peeks on my Twitter and Instagram.

-Justin

 Promo colors by Brad Simpson

Promo colors by Brad Simpson

LAZARUS X+66 #3 Is Out Today! by Justin Greenwood

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Lazarus X+66 #3 is on stands today! The series is a collection of stand alone issues that are different looks at that dark world and it's awesome, broad cast of characters. This single issue story returns us to Joe and Bobbie and looks at how they've been adjusting to life after the move to San Francisco.

Really glad to have been able to contribute a story to this fantastic series. Being a Bay Area native and fan of the book, it was a great opportunity to jump in the mix with Greg, Neal and crew and tell a story that was right up my alley.

From the solicit:

San Francisco is the jewel in the Carlyle crown, a city of Serfs, comfort, and privilege. It’s where Joe and Bobbie Barrett now make their home. But a gilded cage is a cage all the same, and now Joe and Bobbie must decide what they will do to be Free.

Writer: Greg Rucka, Neal Bailey

Artist: Justin Greenwood

Colors: Santi Arcas

Letters: Jodi Wynne

Publisher: Image Comics

Find this book HERE.

The ALEXANDER HAMILTON OGN is out this week from Ten Speed Press by Justin Greenwood

The wait is over! Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father is available in stores this week. 

What a wild ride it's been. Lots happened on a personal level in the course of making this book and it gives me an extra sense of pride seeing how great it looks in print.

It's probably no surprise that a book intended for historical accuracy can be a major undertaking and could have been much more difficult if it wasn't for the tireless research Jonathan did in the course of writing this book (if you want a better idea of this, take a look at the CITATIONS). We also had an awesome team to collaborate with, and it can not be overstated how important Brad, Matt and Patrick were to the project and how nicely it has turned out.

I should also say that Ten Speed has proven to be a great publisher to work with, and a big thanks goes out to Patrick Barb, Chloe Rawlins and the rest of the team for helping put together a really great looking package.  We are all really excited to have this book headed to stores and in your hands. 

Writer: Jonathan Hennessey

Artist: Justin Greenwood

Colors: Brad Simpson

Ink/Background Assists: Matt Harding

Letters: Patrick Brosseau

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

This book can be found at your local comic shop and book stores (Tuesday for the former and Wednesday for the latter). For more online ordering info, you can use this link.

You can also check out a bunch of the original BW art for this book available in my store HERE.

And as always, thanks for reading.

LAZARUS X+66 #3 Now Available For Pre-Order! by Justin Greenwood

I am drawing an issue of LAZARUS X+66 from Image Comics! Absolutely love this series so it's really fun to get to draw a stand alone issue for this book. Also feels great to be working with my pal @ruckawriter again, him and Neal Bailey have put together a strong story that has been a blast to work on.

And it takes place in the Bay Area! What more can you ask for.

From the solicit:

Story: Greg RuckaNeal Bailey
Art: Justin Greenwood
Cover: Michael Lark
Published: September 27, 2017
Diamond ID: JUL170845 

San Francisco is the jewel in the Carlyle crown, a city of Serfs, comfort, and privilege. It’s where Joe and Bobbie Barrett now make their home. But a gilded cage is a cage all the same, and now Joe and Bobbie must decide what they will do to be Free. Drawn by Justin Greenwood (THE FUSE, STUMPTOWN).

- See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/lazarus-x66-3-of-6

ALEXANDER HAMILTON: THE GRAPHIC HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN FOUNDING FATHER by Justin Greenwood

It’s official! News is out that I’ve been secretly working away on an ALEXANDER HAMILTON OGN with writer Jonathan Hennessey for Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin/Random House Books.

After becoming a big fan of the musical, working on a book of the same subject matter has been an absolute blast and I’m finding out more about Alexander Hamilton than I ever would have guessed.

This book hits shelves in August, but you can expect to see more preview art as we get closer to release. In the meantime, check out an early look at pages below, and check out MY SITE for more info and formal solicit material. Colors by the ever talented Brad Simpson and Letters by Patrick Brosseau.

STUMPTOWN VOLUME 4 is on sale this week! by Justin Greenwood

So excited to have STUMPTOWN Volume 4 in stores on Wednesday from @onipress! This volume collects the most recent PDX coffee caper THE CASE OF A CUP OF JOE and THE CASE OF THE NIGHT THAT WOULDN’T END, our mostly silent stakeout issue.

Coffee, Crime and more than a little bit of Cunning- this one has it all.

We are very proud of this collection and glad to see it finally on shelves. This hard cover features a great round table type discussion with Greg, Ryan and myself plus lots of new process material to check out. I had an insanely good time drawing this book- Greg had me frequently laughing out loud while working on this, but somehow never let it get in the way of some very poignant, beautiful moments in these stories. Really fun (and challenging) stuff to draw.

GREG RUCKA @ruckawriter (W) • JUSTIN GREENWOOD @justingreenwood (A/CA) • RYAN HILL ( C ) • CRANK ( L )

There is a good interview HERE on @comicosit with the whole team talking about the collaboration and storytelling in this volume.

You can also find a handful of some of my favorite original art from this volume up at my site HERE.

THE FUSE Volume 4 is now available for pre-order with your LCS! by Justin Greenwood

@ImageComics solicitation for February 2017 went live yesterday including THE FUSE Volume 4: Constant Orbital Revolutions. Pre-order it with your local comic shop and let them know you want a copy of this definitive piece of the story.

ITEM NUMBER: DEC160799

From the Solict:

RALPH'S MYSTERY SOLVED—AT LAST?!
Retirement beckons for Midway's oldest, crankiest Homicide detective! But before Klem can hang up her space boots, there's one final case to solve—and it will hit closer to home for her secretive young partner Ralph than he'd like, when what begins as a simple murder case soon entangles the detectives in a deadly terror plot! Ralph's secret mission is about to explode…and no one will escape unscathed!
 
Writer: Antony Johnston (@antonyjohnston)

Artist: Justin Greenwood (@justingreenwood)

Colors: Shari Chankhamma (@shari)

Letters: Ryan Ferrier (@rferrier)

CAPE & COWL One Year Anniversary/Local Comic Shop Day by Justin Greenwood

I'm going to be hanging out at Cape & Cowl Comics in Oakland on Saturday, November 19th from 11am - 3pm, signing comics and doing sketches. They will have a bunch of guests there including talented folks like Ramon Villalobos, Dave Dwonch and Logan Faerber. I like this shop and would highly recommend it to friends looking for a great local shop.

There will be a raffle to benefit the ACLU with lots of prizes, including an original double page spread of the MCPD precinct the opens THE FUSE Volume 3. Come down and get the opportunity to win this and lots of great gifts.

 

Lots of us artists are contributing a print for the event- I'm using a Supergirl drawing from a recent Multiversity Comics event that was colored by my pal Brad Simpson. 

THE FUSE #23 IS ON SHELVES NOW by Justin Greenwood

Things got away from me last week but wanted to point out that THE FUSE #23 came out Wednesday and is currently available at your local comic shop now! Secrets start to come to light as we learn a lot about Ralph's backstory and where things go from here.

From the solicit:

“CONSTANT ORBITAL REVOLUTIONS,” Part Five.

Time for all the secrets to come out! Ralph comes clean, Klem uncovers the truth, and an old friend lends a hand... just in time for a terrorist attack to begin!

Writer: Antony Johnston

Artist: Justin Greenwood

Colors: Shari Chankhamma

Letters: Ryan Ferrier

 

 

THE FUSE #22 hits stands today! by Justin Greenwood

THE FUSE #22 is available today from @imagecomics and it’s a big one. Lots of answers here as we head into the finale of this arc.

From the solicit:

“Betrayal in the MCPD! Who’s in cuffs this time? Why are Klem and Bianca jumping in and out of molecule scanners? What are the terrorists REALLY planning? Like we’re going to tell you in the solicit!”

Writer: Antony Johnston (@antonyjohnston)

Artist: Justin Greenwood (@justingreenwood)

Colors: Shari Chankhamma (@shari)

Letters: Ryan Ferrier (@rferrier)

You can also check out original art for sale from this book on my site HERE.

THE FUSE #21 is on shelves now! by Justin Greenwood

Part 3 of Constant Orbital Revolutions in on shelves now from @imagecomics!

Tensions rise and things come to a head with this issue- maybe my favorite ending to date? Lots of big moments in this issue.

From the solicit: 

“With Leo in the hot seat, and Ralph nowhere to be found, Klem tears up the place to prove her son’s innocence. And the trail leads somewhere NOBODY was expecting!“

Writer: Antony Johnston @antonyjohnston

Artist: Justin Greenwood @justingreenwood

Colors: Shari Chankhamma @shari

Letters: Ryan Ferrier @rferrier

There is a preview up at Image Comics today if you want a look at the first few pages.

And you can check out original art for sale from this issue (and others) on my site. (WARNING: spoilers abound)

 

STUMPTOWN Vol. 4 is Now Available for Pre-Order! by Justin Greenwood

STUMPTOWN V4 is in November solicits from @onipress and can be ordered in advance with your local comic shop! The 152 page hardcover collects both The Case of a Cup of Joe and the single issue, mostly silent The Case of the Night That Wouldn’t End, along with a bunch of cool process sketches and a great roundtable discussion from Greg, Ryan and I.

Very excited to see this collected and hitting shelves in January. From the solicitation:

GREG RUCKA @ruckawriter  (W) • JUSTIN GREENWOOD @justingreenwood (A/CA) • RYAN HILL (C) • CRANK (L)

“Portland’s best private investigator Dex Parios is back, and this time, the case is a real grind. When she picks up a simple assignment to escort a package of highly-prized coffee beans, Dex has no idea that she’s stepping into the web of the Barista Mafia and eccentric billionaires with no compunction about using force to get the most coveted coffee around. And to top it all off, her sister is in town.”