Antony Johnston

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

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)

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)

 

THE FUSE #20 is on sale this week! by Justin Greenwood

Part Two of Constant Orbital Revolutions hit stands yesterday with THE FUSE #20 from @imagecomics

“Murder leads to terrorism, terrorism leads to hacking, hacking leads to, uh, terrorism again! And someone called “Viking”! And boy, this “Viking” person sure does look familiar…”

Writer: Antony Johnston (@antonyjohnston)

Artist: Justin Greenwood (@justingreenwood)

Colors: Shari Chankhamma (@shari)

Letters: Ryan Ferrier (@rferrier)

You can check out a preview up at Image Comics HERE.

 

Also, check out original art for sale from this issue on my site.

THE FUSE V3 Original Art For Sale! by Justin Greenwood

In honor of the recent release of THE FUSE Vol.3: Perihelion, a bunch of new art is up for sale on my site! I typically pick a handful of my favorite pages and covers, but feel free to use the contact page if you are looking for something specific. 

Check out the full selection HERE.

FUSE pages will be on sale for the next month, until the selection is changed out with new work. Check out a few of them below:

THE FUSE Vol. 3: Perihelion is on shelves this week! by Justin Greenwood

PERIHELION is upon us! THE FUSE Volume 3 from @imagecomic hits stands Wednesday, collecting issues #13-18 and more tension than you can shake a stick at. 

The arc was big, both in scope and cast, and we had an awesome time working on it. Also, this volume includes the collected FUSE tale TABLOID by Ian Mayor, Mack Chater (@myvelocitysings), Abby Ryder and our very own Ryan Ferrier.

From the solicit:

A DAY OF CHAOS — 22,000 MILES UP! “Perihelion,” the day when the Fuse space station is closest to the Sun, has arrived. For the next 24 hours, Ristovych and Dietrich struggle to deal as the orbiting city’s population goes a little nuts! Escaped convicts, crazed gunmen, anarchist protesters, attempts on the Mayor’s life… oh yeah, and two new homicide cases to boot. 

Writer: @antonyjohnston

Artist: @justingreenwood

Colors: @shari

Letters: @rferrier

You can check out selected original art from this book on sale on my website HERE.

THE FUSE Volume 2 is now available for pre-order! by Justin Greenwood

THE FUSE Vol.2: GRIDLOCK is currently in imagecomics solicitations for June 2015! Klem and Ralph are back in a case involving drugs, drag racing and MURDER…! (cue dramatic theme music)

From the solicitation:

THE FUSE, VOL. 2 GRIDLOCK TP

story: ANTONY JOHNSTON (antonyjohnston)

art / cover: JUSTIN GREENWOOD (justingreenwood)

colors: Shari Chankhamma (shari)

letters: Ryan Ferrier (rferrier)

JUNE 3 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS (STILL) NO BACKUP.

They call it “Gridlocking"—maglev-bike races across the Fuse’s vast solar arrays. Fast, dangerous, and very illegal. So when the #1 gridlock racer turns up dead, Klem and Ralph begin their own race to catch a killer…in a case that will force them into the dark underbellies of drug smuggling and terrorism in zero-g!

“Comic of the year… Deserves to be on the Hugo ballot.” — The Angriest

5 Day Art Challenge- Day 2 by Justin Greenwood

Today’s art is from the onipress book WASTELAND, a project that I drew a couple arcs for with my friend and current THE FUSE collaborator Antony Johnston (antonyjohnston).

Check out some early character sketches I did when warming up to some of the characters + a few pages from issue #49. Some of the early drawings were done on scratchboard, a technique I’d like to be using more often but it’s not cost efficient for interiors. Instead I use it mostly for pin-ups or cover drawings, but occasionally I still break it out just to play a bit.

by Justin Greenwood

antonyjohnston : 
 
 THE FUSE #7 ON SALE 
  THE FUSE #7  goes on sale this week, beginning Volume 2, and a new case for the Midway City Homicide division —  ‘Gridlock’ ! 
 
 22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS (STILL) NO BACKUP. 
 They call it Gridlocking — maglev-bike races across the Fuse’s vast solar arrays. Fast, dangerous, and very illegal. When a gridlocker turns up dead, Klem and Ralph begin their own race to catch a killer! 
 PLUS: Bonus backup strip  'Tabloid’  starts this issue! 
 
 That backup strip is a new six-part thriller by young bucks  Ian Mayor  and  Mack Chater , exploring the  dangerous life of a Fuse journalist  chasing the big stories.  'Tabloid’  will run throughout Vol 2, alongside  'Gridlock’ . 
 And the gorgeous variant cover seen here is by the rather awesome Jenny Frison, of REVIVAL and RED SONJA fame. We love it. 
 THE FUSE #7 is available from all good comics stores with the order code  SEP140719  (regular) and  SEP140720  (Frison). Or you can get it digitally from  Comixology  and  Image Comics . And before all that, you can read a  six-page preview here on Tumblr . 
 
 So glad to have Klem and Ralph back on the case and on shelves Wednesday!

antonyjohnston:

THE FUSE #7 ON SALE

THE FUSE #7 goes on sale this week, beginning Volume 2, and a new case for the Midway City Homicide division — ‘Gridlock’!

22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS (STILL) NO BACKUP.

They call it Gridlocking — maglev-bike races across the Fuse’s vast solar arrays. Fast, dangerous, and very illegal. When a gridlocker turns up dead, Klem and Ralph begin their own race to catch a killer!

PLUS: Bonus backup strip 'Tabloid’ starts this issue!

That backup strip is a new six-part thriller by young bucks Ian Mayor and Mack Chater, exploring the dangerous life of a Fuse journalist chasing the big stories. 'Tabloid’ will run throughout Vol 2, alongside 'Gridlock’.

And the gorgeous variant cover seen here is by the rather awesome Jenny Frison, of REVIVAL and RED SONJA fame. We love it.

THE FUSE #7 is available from all good comics stores with the order code SEP140719 (regular) and SEP140720 (Frison). Or you can get it digitally from Comixology and Image Comics. And before all that, you can read a six-page preview here on Tumblr.

So glad to have Klem and Ralph back on the case and on shelves Wednesday!

STUMPTOWN V3 #2 and WASTELAND: The Apocalyptic Edition HC Vol. 4 are out this week! by Justin Greenwood

Two new books I worked on are on shelves Wednesday:

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STUMPTOWN V3 #2 from onipress

Writer: Greg Rucka (ruckawriter)  

Art: Justin Greenwood (justingreenwood)

Colors: Ryan Hill  

Letters: Crank!

Very excited for this issue to come out. The plot thickens:

“After discovering her dear friend Mercury beaten to within an inch of his life, Dex is determined to find the culprit at any cost. But when her path again crosses with Seattle-based investigator C.K. Banes, will Dex have an ally or yet another obstacle?”

WASTELAND: THE APOCALYPTIC EDITION HC Volume 4 from onipress

Writer: Antony Johnston (antonyjohnston)

Art: Justin Greenwood (justingreenwood), Russel Roehling ( russelroehling), Christopher Mitten (christophermitten) and others

As proud as I am of having worked on this story, I’m particularly proud of this portion. These hard covers are among the nicest comics I own, really beautifully designed books. The adventure continues:

“The award-nominated sci-fi epic continues in this fourth deluxe hardcover! Michael and Abi walk on through the desert, but tensions between them could jeopardize the search for A-Ree-Yass-I entirely… while in Newbegin, the arrival of the Children’s father heralds Marcus’ downfall. Reprinting issues #40 to #52 of Wasteland, this oversized volume also includes the final "Walking the Dust” stories, plus a special interlude issue and cover gallery by series co-creator Christopher Mitten! Written by Antony Johnston, with art by Russel Roehling and Justin Greenwood, featuring cover artwork from Christopher Mitten.“