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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

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

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.

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 #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.”

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.

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.

5 Day Art Challenge- Day 1 by Justin Greenwood

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.