Friday, February 5, 2010

The Titan is coming...

Hey all,

Just a quick one to let you know that the I Kill Giants: Titan Edition now officially exists. I am holding a copy in my grubby little hands right now, and it is gorgeous. Completely freaking gorgeous.

I know that fans of the book have been waiting for a long time for this, and again, my apologies for the delay, but when you get your hands on this thing, I'm hoping you'll feel a wave of forgiveness followed by the warm glow of knowing you're in possession of a quality piece of work.

There are nuances in Ken's work that even I didn't notice until seeing it "Titan Sized". The design is clean and beautiful. I love seeing the covers as double page spreads in Ken's original ink/tone drawings. I've lived with this project for years, and I can't tell you how pumped I am to leaf through this edition.

I'll let you know when I get an official street release date, but rest assured, the giants are coming...make room on your shelf.



Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Resolutions, Revelations, and the Rapture…

Okay, that sounds considerably more pretentious than I meant it. I officially “eew” myself with the first blog of a new decade…but that said, it IS the first blog of a new decade, an while I’ve said it before on many a morning “this time it’ll be different!”

Segue to “Resolutions.”

This year those of you who have been patiently waiting WILL see chapter 4 of Four Eyes, Issue 4 of Bad Dog, and after that, even more of both! Watch the solicits for the upcoming Four Eyes TPB which will be followed by the next “chapter” in Enrico’s saga. Bad Dog will also move to a more consistent schedule, the exact details TBA, but I can promise you this – in 2010, it is my goal to ONLY solicit work that is guaranteed to come out when we say it will. Apologies to those of you who have been led down the primrose path of my pickled prose…but last year was a steep learning curve, and we learned our lessons well.

Also, blogging…whether or not I’m just yelling into the ether of the ‘net, I will be making a marked attempt to blog more and keep ya’ll up to date on what’s happening…which should be a lot…

On to “Revelations.”

Always the shortest segment of any missive, because who wants to reveal too much? But this year, you can expect to see a Horror anthology project from me featuring some extremely talented (and possibly disturbed) artists, a new creator owned action-adventure project, and *fingers crossed* my next project with JM Ken Niimura. (Yeah, the I Kill Giants guy, for those of you keeping track of one of the most lauded books of the year…just sayin’.) As promised in the proceeding paragraph, you’ll catch sneaks about these projects here, but they won’t appear in Previews’ til they’re fully baked and ready to serve.

Speaking of, a few fans have asked about the hold up on the IKG Hard Cover (linked above) - it IS coming, just a little late due to some production hold ups on our end. My apologies, but I think when you finally see it it'll be worth the wait. A gorgeous looking book!

On the MOA front, keep your eyes peeled to the Cartoon Network as any day now you should start seeing promos for our new show, Generator Rex. We’ve been busting our collective butts on this one, guys and gals, and I think it’s going to show on the screen. (You might also correctly surmise that this is part of the reason some of my books is so late!)

Lastly, count on at least one Hollywood related announcement that I am very stoked to share…how’s that for a cliffhanger?

And finally…the Rapture.

It’s here. Didn’t anyone tell you? The Apocalypse has come, proudly brought to you by THQ and Vigil Games in Darksiders: Wrath of War, the unstoppably bad-assed video game releasing today. The story, if I may say so, is insane and awe inspiring…and I may say so because I wrote the script with a sword dipped in the blood of my enemies! (Or in Final Draft, I forget) Joe Madureira brought me on way back in the day to help develop the story and write the script, and I had a blast working with the guys at Vigil. This game is going to rock your world, and I’m proud to have been a part of it – so if you’ve got the cash to plunk down and the inclination to see what happens when the Apocalypse really REALLY does come to Earth, pick up Darksiders!

More mayhem to come in MMX!



Wednesday, July 15, 2009

San-Diego is a comin...and me on MTV, sort of...

Hey Gang!

Sorry for the long silence - the months proceeding San Diego Comic-Con are always hell on wheels! I'm putting a ton of work to bed (or trying to!) before jetting off to the pop-culture capital of this or any universe.

As the faithful already know, you can see me and all of the Mans of Action at our beloved booth, #2007, all weekend! Appearing with me at the booth will be Diego Greco, of the beloved (and somewhat late) Bad Dog, plus a host of other special guests! We'll have a sneak preview of Bad Dog #3 (it really IS coming out, guys!) as well as some other MOA projects.

In the meantime, I wanted to alert your browsing systems to an article that just went up on MTV about moi, Spidey, and a certain Merc-with-a-Mouth. Check it!

And god help me, I'm going to do my best to blog from San Diego and try to refocus my commitment to staying in touch with everyone by blog... because it would take way too long to come to your homes and touch you there...not to mention illegal.

Hope your summers are swingin'!


Friday, June 5, 2009

MOCCA choka la-la ya ya...yeah, I'm at MoCCA, plus others!

Hey All!

Just a quick check in to let you know that I'll be appearing at the MoCCA festival this weekend on Saturday, June 6th, camped out at the Vertigo Booth at 11:30 am to pimp Bang!Tango to your eye-sockets.  I really like the MoCCA festival because it's THE East Coast nexus for books out of the mainstream, and I always find exceptional and provocative new work in those aisles.  So come down and say hi, bring books for me to sign and pick up Bang!Tango!

Then on Sunday, if you're the early-riser-cares-about-children-charity type, I'll be waiting at the finish line of the Sunrise Day Camp Walk to Help the Sun Rise for Children with Cancer, which is at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights NY at 8:30 am.  As they say on their website, "Sunrise Day Camp, for children ages 3-16, is the only dedicated day camp in the nation for children with cancer. It is a camp designed to meet the emotional, social, recreational and physical needs of these children while allowing them to enjoy the comforts and safety of their own homes at night." Come on down, walk and make a donation - I'll be at the finish line celebration handing out comics and autographs.

Lastly, for those of you who plan ahead, I'll be at Wizard World Philadelphia this June 19-21st.  I really enjoyed this con the last time I was there, and look forward to meeting all the folks who didn't make it to NY this year!

That's all on this end. Have a great one!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Worth the wait...I promise!

Hey Gang,

So guess what? While you were going about your daily lives not worrying about comics at all, we finished issue #3 of Four Eyes - and it's on the stands now!  While I probably do an inordinate amount of apologizing on this blog, I am truly sorry that it's taken us this long between issues.  Max and I are having a blast with Four Eyes and the book is near and dear to both of us. But we're busy with a ton of projects, so it be what it be.  Going forward, though, here's the skinny:

Issue #4 - on sale in a few months, probably after comic-con.  Then a trade, and then we're going to get the next arc in the can before soliciting, which means we won't be in Previews for a while, but we will be posting images here of the work as Max completes it!  Like this image, for example:


As to Bad Dog #3, being drawn right now, and should be in your hands before Comic-Con, I think!  You can check out more in this article on everyone's favorite book about werewolf bounty hunters and vertically challenged potty mouths: HERE ON IGN. Yeah, I gots interviewed!

There's a lot more happening that I can't discuss yet - a DVD project that's pretty cool, plenty o' animation, etc. but check back for dribbles of news as I can share them.

Back to work!


Monday, May 11, 2009

Since you asked...

This was a great weekend. Lots of time with the kiddies. Lots of time on the bike.  And movies...TWO movies in one weekend, which, while probably not a big deal for some folks, is huge for me.  And since so many people have asked...

Appropos to nothing, I LOVED Star Trek. It was, by far, one of the best action films I've seen in years, and pulled off more than one magic trick in its two hours, not the least of which was reignighting my childhood imagination while doing the same for my son and daughter. This is a fantastic movie whether you're a Trek fan, have a passing interest in Sci-Fi, or just like sweet lookin' films. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Appropos to something, I really liked Wolverine despite the pre-screening discontent that permeated my inbox. Yes, it's got plot holes and no, swords could never fit in there...but it was a good popcorn movie, and Hugh Jackman can sell anything.  I'm also one of those people who can turn off parts of my brain when watching a film - like the critical fan boy parts who read all of these books and loved them - so I wasn't hampered by the continuity stuff - even to the previous films (though that did bug me a little)... and then there was Deadpool.

Deadpool I paid close attention to.

I'm looking at him as two separate characters in this film - Wade and Weapon XI.  I thought Wade was great. Ryan Reynolds brought it and stuck it to the screen with his beloved katanas. His dialogue was funny, the delivery was great, and his moment of glorious sword spinning combat was fan-damn-tastic.  Wish we had a ton more of it, but it wasn't his movie. Use what was done here as the genesis for a Deadpool film and we're off to a great start.

And to my friends who have been warning me my head was going to explode when I saw this movie because of "what they did to Wade..." 

Whatever. It's the end of the movie, they needed a big bad guy and so they picked him because they didn't want to introduce someone new and he was the coolest of the non-sideburned bunch. Obviously if they move forward with a Deadpool movie, none of that stuff is going to stick - we can ALL come up with reasons why the operation wasn't a success and he's just left with the healing factor - so it's no biggie to me.  Let's be thankful that a great character is getting some notice, and just laugh the rest off as one in a long string of painful moments in Wade Wilson's twisted life... that's what Deadpool would do!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Post Vacation Update

Hey Gang!

Just got back from back to back business and pleasure trips, and I need a vacation from my vacation!  Sorry that the blog has been dim, but my resolution of the day is to make with more blah blah blah and less wah wah wah... whatever that means.

On the plate today are updates! I wanted to clue you in on where your favorite books are, as you may notice that they have not hit the stands yet...

Bad Dog #3 - Diego and I are pushing through the issue, but it's gonna be late, gang, sorry. I'm attaching some pages below so you can see the nasty goodness as a consolation prize. As you know, I love Bad Dog, and so does Diego, but this is a case where our mouths were bigger than our stomachs, and we need more time. Just so you know, once we push through 3 and 4, we're not going to solicit until the book is back on track.  We'd rather go silent for a little while than fail to hit a delivery date.

Four Eyes #3 - Is on its way to the printer!  You should see it in a few weeks!  #4 will follow in a few months, and then it's the same deal - we're not soliciting until we have stuff in the can, though there will be a trade for those of you who like your books thick!
Douglas Fredericks and the House of They - is on track for June!

I Kill Giants TPB - also on track!

And that's about it for now!


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