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."
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.
@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.
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)
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.
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!
Hey, I’m going to be a returning guest of Rose City Comic Con(rosecitycomiccon)this weekend and I’m pumped about spending a little time in Portland again. I had a great time at this show last year and looking forward to Round 2, so drop by and say hello!
You can find me at table K-13.
I’m coming with a bunch of gear this year, lots of original art and sketches for sale alongside books like THE FUSE, STUMPTOWN and fresh copies of STRINGERS #1. I’ll also be taking on a couple commissions at the show so let me know if you want to be on that list.
I’ll also be at appearing at these signings/events:
Saturday- 5pm signing at Oni Press (onipress) Booth #607
Sunday- 11:30 am Panel “Image Comics: Where Creators Own Everything” Room: Panel Room 3
Sunday- 1:00 pm signing at Oni Press (onipress) Booth #607
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.
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:
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.
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).
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.
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!
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
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.
I’ll be out in San Jose this weekend for Big Wow ComicFest again this year! You can find me at table AA-411, selling books and talking shop. Fresh off the presses, I’ll have copies of the brand new STUMPTOWN Vol.3 HC at the show, alongside my other projects like THE FUSE, WASTELAND and others.
I’ll also be doing some smaller, convention specific 6x9 commissions for $40. I’m also bringing along lots of original art for sale, as well as smaller sketches and prints. Lots of new gear on display for this one so drop by and say hello!
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.
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
For the last day of the Art Challenge, I’m going to put up some covers I did for the actionlabdangerzone series GHOST TOWN a couple years ago. It was a lot of fun, and getting to work with Jordie Bellaire (jordiecolorsthings) was the icing on the cake, she really added a lot to make them shine.
Check out a few of them below:
Ghost Town #1 (colors by Jordie Bellaire)
Ghost Town #2 (Colors by Jordie Bellaire)
Ghost Town #3 (Colors by Jordie Bellaire)
Ghost Town TPB (Colors by Dan Jackson)
And as a bonus, here is a print I drew up for actionlabcomics when the publisher were getting ready to officially kick off. Colors by my FUSE partner-in-crime Shari Chankhamma (shari).
I think today I’m going to put up a bunch of pin-ups/fan art that I’ve drawn over the last few years. It’s always fun to get to riff on someone else’s characters and see what I can come up with. Check out a handful of them below:
I did this one for my pal Dave Dwonch’s CYRUS PERKINS, I think it was used as an incentive reward for his Kickstarter. Another opportunity to play with scrachboard and texture, fun stuff.
I drew this as fanart for Marc Guggenheim’s HALCYON from imagecomics a few years back. Coloring was done by Mark Englert, and I absolutely loved his take on it.
This one is a pin-up I did for my buddy edbrisson for a project that’ll be released later this year. shari (who kills it on colors for our book THE FUSE) actually did an awesome colored version, but I’d have to hunt around to find it.
Seemed appropriate enough to put this pin-up for GUERILLAS up, considering elrevel was the one who nominated me for this 5 Day Art Challenge! I had a blast drawing this crew. I think it was published in the extras of Volume 2.
This was a pin-up I drew for my friend Riley Rossmo, characters from his fantastic book DRUMHELLAR. Really enjoyed this comic, hope it comes back one day soon.
One last one, a Kickstarter drawing I did for burthefly ’s BILLY THE PYRO comic. Nick Filardi killed in on the colors, really brought it to life.
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.