Stumptown

STUMPTOWN is coming to television on ABC in September! by Justin Greenwood

It’s official! STUMPTOWN has been picked up as a new series at ABC, starting this Fall. It’s pretty surreal to see this all come together and we are all very excited to see our book making it’s way to television sets everywhere.

From the press release:

Based on the “Stumptown” graphic novel series, follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) as a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

You can see the full press release and more information from ABC Studios here: https://abc.go.com/shows/abc-new-shows/news/shows/stumptown-coming-to-abc

More news to follow.

Thanks to everybody involved and to everyone who reads our books and has been looking for more. The series is going to be a lot of fun and I firmly believe that fans of the comics will be as excited as we are by how true it is to the spirit of the original content.

(And if you’re new to the books, there are four volumes currently available from our friends at Oni Press :)

THE LAST SIEGE TPB and STUMPTOWN V4 (softcover) are both on sale this month! by Justin Greenwood

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A couple of recent releases to update this news section:

THE LAST SIEGE TPB went on sale this month from Image Comics. Clocking in at a massive 232 pages, this book collects the entire series about a lone swordsman and an 11 year old girl facing impossible odds. Working on this book was a real pleasure and we are super proud of how it came out.

From the solicit: 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.

Writer: Landry Q Walker

Artist: Justin Greenwood

Colors: Brad Simpson and Eric Jones

Letters: Patrick Brosseau

Editing: Branwyn Bigglestone

Design: Keith Wood


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Also out this week is a soft cover edition of STUMPTOWN Volume 4: The Case of the Cup of Joe from Oni Press. The collection also includes our single issue, (mostly) silent story The Case of the Night That Wouldn’t End. It’s nice to see these stories getting a second round of publication, really fun stuff.

Writer: Greg Rucka

Artist: Justin Greenwood

Colors: Ryan Hill

Letters: Crank!

Editors: Ari Yarwood and James Lucas Jones

Design: Keith Wood with Hilary Thompson

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.

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.”

STUMPTOWN #10 hits stands today! by Justin Greenwood

THE CASE OF THE NIGHT THAT WOULDN’T END arrives in stores today from @onipress! It’s a standalone case, a one-in-done story following Dex on a late night stakeout. 

STUMPTOWN #10 is the first time in a long while where I got to draw a complete story in one issue and also a comic that is mostly silent, both things that make for a really satisfying, fun to draw issue.

Greg (@ruckawriter) absolutely killed it with this story, putting together one of my favorite scripts to date and Ryan brought a great, moody vibe with the colors as we watch Dex struggle to figure out who is doing what with whom.

Here are the first pages that ran in the preview circulating online:

HEROESCON 2016! by Justin Greenwood

I’ll be headed to Charlotte, NC this weekend for HEROESCON! (@heroesonline) I’ve been hearing about how great this show is for years so really excited to get down there and check it out for myself.

You can find me at Table AA-1123 in Indie Island. Looking forward to talking comics with y’all.

I’ll also be on a panel on Sunday at 12:00pm talking about CRIME with JOHN LEES, RICH TOMMASO, CHRISTOPHER SEBELLA and IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA in Room 207CD.

Expect to see a lot of original art and sketches, alongside all of my most recently released work including THE FUSE (Volumes 1-3), STRINGERS and the collected STUMPTOWN V3 Hardcover.

FOC for STUMPTOWN #8 and STRINGERS #3 is Monday! by Justin Greenwood

Just a reminder to let your comic shop know that you want both of these kickass onipress books! Some quick order info:


STUMPTOWN #8: The Case of a Cup of Joe Part 3

(W) ruckawriter / (A) justingreenwood / © Ryan Hill / (L) Crank!

Diamond Code: JUN151455

STRINGERS #3 (of 5)

(W) marcguggenheim / (A) justingreenwood / © Ryan Hill / (L) Crank!

with variant cover by Johnnie Christmas! (jchristmas)

Diamond Code (Greenwood Cover) : AUG151631

Diamond Code (Christmas Cover): AUG151632

STUMPTOWN #7 is on sale this week! by Justin Greenwood

The Case of a Cup of Joe continues this Wednesday from onipress! The solicit says it all:

“Dex is in possession of $30,000 dollars worth of coffee beans. It gets weirder from there.”

Written by Greg Rucka (ruckawriter), Drawn by Justin Greenwood (justingreenwood), Colors by Ryan Hill and Letters by Crank!

Check out a few pages from the issue below.

Are you in the Bay Area and want to talk about comics? Have I got the place for you. by Justin Greenwood

Next week there are a lot of great events happening around Image Expo (imagecomics) being in town, including some cool ones for both STUMPTOWN and THE FUSE:


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Wednesday, July 1st: STUMPTOWN signing at Mission Comics in San Francisco:

That’s right, Bay Area! Our pal Greg Rucka (ruckawriter) is in town for Image Expo and we’ll be hanging out at missioncomics on Wednesday, talking about our various projects and other comics related topics. The timing is particularly good with the recent release of STUMPTOWN V3 and the start of a new arc (in stores now!) so drop by and get your books signed.

Event starts at 6pm. More details HERE.


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Friday, July 3rd: THE FUSE signings and reception/art show at Escapist Comics and TRICKSTER in Berkeley:

4:00 pm-  In honor of the recent release of THE FUSE V2, Escapist Comics is having a signing which will include myself and “special guest”. Who will it be? That’s a secret I’ll take to my grave (or until Friday, whichever comes first).

More details for The Escapist signing here.

7:00 pm- After the signing, there will be a reception/art show at TR!CKSTER (@trickstertrickster), where there will be a bunch of original art on display, most of which from the upcoming THE FUSE #13! So if you want a little sneak peek into the next storyline, it’s a perfect time to drop by and check it out. There will also be exclusive FUSE prints for sale at the event! Lots of fun for everybody.

More details for the TR!CKSTER event here.

ALA 2015 by Justin Greenwood

I’m going to be in Artist Alley at the annual conference for the ALA in San Francisco this weekend! It’s my first time exhibiting at this show so looking forward to checking it out and talking shop with folks. 

I’ll have lots of books for sale, including THE FUSE, STUMPTOWN, WASTELAND and more alongside Prints and a bunch of original art for sale so drop by and say hello!

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STUMPTOWN #6 is on sale today! by Justin Greenwood

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That’s right friends, STUMPTOWN is back with a new arc! The Case of a Cup of Joe kicks off today, introducing us to Fuji Parios and some of the strangest STUMPTOWN characters yet. Blame it on the coffee. 

STUMPTOWN #6 from onipress is on stands at your LCS today. ruckawriter are having a lot of fun with this one and I think you guys are gonna dig it.

And speaking of your LCS (smooth as silk), I’ll be out at Brian’s Comics in Petaluma, CA today in support of the new STUMPTOWN arc and the recently released THE FUSE V2: Gridlock. If you are out that way later today, drop by and say hello! DETAILS HERE


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STUMPTOWN #8 is available for Pre-Order! by Justin Greenwood

That’s right, part 3 of The Case of a Cup of Joe is now available for pre-order at your local LCS! Things are heating up (see what I did there) as Dex finds herself at odds with some of Portland’s greatest commodities. 

Writer: Greg Rucka (ruckawriter)

Artist: Justin Greenwood (justingreenwood)

Colorist: Ryan Hill

Letterer: Crank!

From the solicit:

On one side, homicidal hipster barristas. On the other, the mysterious Mister Dove and his anonymous employer. In the middle, Dex, 3lbs of coffee beans, and a sister she’d gladly sell for beer money…

Order Item#: JUN151455

STUMPTOWN Volume 3 is on sale this week! by Justin Greenwood

That’s right! After some unexpected shipping delays due to the Dockworkers’ Strike, the STUMPTOWN Volume 3 HC is finally hitting shelves on Wednesday. 

Very excited for folks to check out the finished collection- the design team at Oni did a killer job and I think I can speak for Greg (ruckawriter) and the rest of the STUMPTOWN team when I say how proud we are of this book. 

I’ve already drawn the next 3 covers for Volume 4 and have spent the day breaking down issue #6 so we are once again in motion and hard at work on the next round. BIG thanks to everyone for all the support we’ve recieved so far, looking forward to THE CASE OF A CUP OF JOE coming your way in June.

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STUMPTOWN #6 is now available for pre-order! by Justin Greenwood

Back from a little break between arcs, STUMPTOWN Volume 4 from onipress kicks off with a brand new caper: THE CASE OF A CUP OF JOE! In what might be the funniest STUMPTOWN script I’ve read so far, Dex and the gang return for a story full of surprises, including the first time appearance of another member of the Parios family.

Let your LCS know you want to reserve a copy! Item Code:  APR 151629

From the solicit:

Writer: Greg Rucka (ruckawriter)

Artist: Justin Greenwood (justingreenwood)

Colorist: Ryan Hill

Letterer: Crank!

“The Case of a Cup of Joe,” Part One: Dex deals with people who will quite literally kill for a good cup of coffee. Seriously. It’s Portland.

Emerald City Comic Con 2015! by Justin Greenwood

I’ll be attending ECCC again this year! You can find me in Artist Alley G-14, sitting with my pal Dennis Culver (dennisculver). It’s also conveniently on the same side of the show where you can find the imagecomics and onipress booths.

A bunch of my books will be on hand, including THE FUSE Vol.1 TPBs and the next five issues of the new arc. The STUMPTOWN Vol.3 HC has hit a shipping delay so I won’t have any for the show, but I will have some grouped packs of the single issues that make up ruckawriter and my first arc together.

Also, I’m bringing a bunch of original art to this show, some prints for both FUSE And STUMPTOWN and will be taking on a couple of commissions there too. Come by and check it out! emeraldcitycomicon is one of my favorite shows of the year.

Outside of my table, here are some other places you can find me:

ThursdayArcane Comics at 6pm signing with THE FUSE and SHELTERED crews, alongside a gang of addtional creators. Guaranteed to be a funny evening and a good chance to meet lots of comic folk.

Friday: Oni Press is hosting a WASTELAND Wrap Party at the Tap House Grill. Event starts at 8pm and is open to the public.

Saturday:

1pm signing at Image Comics (Booth 312)

2pm signing at Oni Press (Booth 212)

Sunday: Last call. Find me at my table early! 

STUMPTOWN Volume 3 arrives in stores next month... by Justin Greenwood

…but there is an advance copy of it here at my house and it looks sweeeeet.

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Really excited for folks to check this out. The onipress design team has done such a great job on this book and the collection looks really, really sharp. 

STUMPTOWN Volume 3 HC was solicited a while back but there is still time to talk your local comic shop and let them know you want to reserve a copy! 

Diamond Order code: OCT141567

Writer: Greg Rucka (ruckawriter)

Artist: Justin Greenwood ( justingreenwood )

Colors: Ryan Hill 

Letters: Crank!

If you haven’t see the entire wraparound cover, check it out below!

Original Art for STUMPTOWN #5 and THE FUSE #9 now available! by Justin Greenwood

Fresh off the presses, original interior art is available for STUMPTOWN V3 #5 and THE FUSE #9 is up and for sale at the site at ComiConArt!

This caps off the arc for STUMPTOWN Volume 3 so all the availabe art for this series is now there if you want to have a look. We’ll be adding the cover to the collection in a month or two when that books is available.

I’ve been holding on to the covers for this arc of THE FUSE, mostly because I’m not sure how to offer them yet because they connect and the last one hasn’t been solicited yet (I think). I’ll update when I can figure out the best way to offer them.

Check out some of my favorites from this group below:

STUMPTOWN #5 pages from onipress:

THE FUSE #9 from @imagecomics:

New Original Art from STUMPTOWN #4 and THE FUSE #8 now available! by Justin Greenwood

Happy New Year!

After a brief delay due to holiday festivities, new art from STUMPTOWN V3 #4 and THE FUSE #8 is now up at ComiConArt! Is there a better way to bring in 2015? I can’t think of one.

Check out some of my favorite pages from each issue below:

STUMPTOWN #4 from onipress:

THE FUSE #8 from imagecomics :

Holiday Sale on Original Art at ComiConArt! by Justin Greenwood

Good news for original art fans- ComiConArt has announced their first Holiday Sale and it kicked off on Black Friday! All of my art available on they site is 20% off the listed price.

If you’ve been thinking about picking up some original art from THE FUSE, STUMPTOWN, WASTELAND or one of my GHOST TOWN covers, there’s never been a better time to pick some up! 

See all of my available art HERE. 

This also includes interior art from the recently added STUMPTOWN V3 #3. Check out a few of my favorite pages from this issue below:

STUMPTOWN V3 #3 is out this week! by Justin Greenwood

Stumptown #3 from onipress hits stands Wednesday! The case heats up when Dex runs across some familiar faces and for some, that might not make for such a friendly reunion.

Writer: Greg Rucka (ruckawriter)

Artist: Justin Greenwood (justingreenwood)

Colorist: Ryan Hill  

Letters: Crank!

From the solicit:

With her friend Mercury still in a coma, Dex is taking things personally – perhaps too personally. As the investigation stalls, Dex begins to veer out of control, and there’s no telling who might get hurt in her wake.