Final Order Cut-off for STRINGERS #2 from onipress is coming up on Monday, so just a reminder to let your local comic shop know you want a copy! The response to issue #1 have been overwhelming, and we can’t thank you guys enough for all the great feedback we’ve been getting on our book.
From the solicit:
Writer: Marc Guggenheim (marcguggenheim)
Artist: Justin Greenwood (justingreenwood)
Colors: Ryan Hill
DIAMOND CODE: JUL151489
Nick and Paul hastily flee a shootout, leaving with their footage and a mysterious USB drive taken off a gang member. They quickly get pulled over by the cops, and Nick suspects something wrong is happening… why are the cops interested in them now, when they’ve been at countless shootouts before? Paul disagrees, but Nick is the one behind the wheel, which means that a high-speed chase through LAX is going to happen whether Paul likes it or not. But dodging the police doesn’t mean they’re out of danger… not when they’ve also royally ticked off a rival stringer.
What people are saying:
“Marks a promising debut, and one that doesn’t read like any Guggenheim comic before it.” - IGN “The art by Justin Greenwood and Ryan Hill is beautiful and speaks to Los Angeles better than I have seen in a while.” - Graphic Policy “The book is a great example of what can be done with comics outside of the traditional tights and powers tropes.” - Comic Crusaders
And as if that’s not enough, make sure you check out this killer variant cover by Brahm Revel (elrevel) below. Love the energy he packed into this composition!
Even writing this title line has me pinching myself- many comics have long periods of devlopment but this one really takes the cake. I think Marc started on this concept nearly 7 years ago and we probably started collaborating on it as far back as 2010, when we started wrapping up RESURRECTION at that time. So believe me when I say how excited and proud we are to have this book on shelves today. It was the first creator-owned book I got to build from the ground up and will remain one of my favorites.
BIG thanks to onipress for working with us and being so flexible as to make sure it saw the light of day, and to my longtime collaborator and pal Marc Guggenheim for his patience and support. This comic has been a passion project from the outset and time has only made me appreicate it that much more. Hope you guys enjoy it.
Paul and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong, Nick and Paul find themselves on the run.
After barely escaping from Speziali unscathed (well, maybe some scathes) by tricking him into taking a blank tape, Nick and Paul drop off their actual footage at the news station with Michelle. During their late-night slurpee break, Paul breaks the news he’s being holding onto: he’s going to USC to get his degree and become a “legitimate journalist.” Nick is less than pleased, but it turns out that Speziali had the worst night… those cops came back, and Nick was right: they were definitely crooked. They put Speziali in the hospital searching for the tape, and now Nick, Paul, and Michelle are in danger.
ITEM CODE: AUG151631
This book also has a variant cover drawn by the ever talented Johnnie Christmas (jchristmas)! Check it out below
ITEM CODE: AUG151632
Also in solicit for October is the conclusion of The Case of a Cup of Joe!
STRINGERS #1 from Marc Guggenheim (marcguggenheim) and me is on it’s way from onipress, and it’s time to give your local comic shop the skinny!
If you want this book, fill out the above form and take it into your LCS to let them know (or just tell them about it, they probably figure it out from there :) Final Order Cut-off is on August 3rd, so make sure you get it in soon.
Looks like I’m jumping into the 5 day art challenge thanks to my pal Brahm Revel (who also happens to be one of my favorite aritists- check out his GUERILLAS if you want to see some killer storytelling).
Today I’m going to put up some art from my first comics project, the onipress series RESURRECTION with Marc Guggenheim (marcguggenheim). One cool thing about it was every issue started with a six panel page that opened into a big Double Page Spread, and I always love a chance to draw big and spread an image out.
Here are a few of my favorites- most are BW although I found a couple color versions too (colors done by the always impressive Dan Jackson). And that splash page wasn’t part of an opening, just an image that I still really like.