Friday, January 30, 2009

Too many initials! IKG Penciller JM Niimura at NYCC!


Hey Peoples!

As Man of Action Comics month steams ever closer like a tsunami of four-color excellence, I'm psyched to report that one of my collaborators will be joining us for the New York festivities! J.M. Ken Niimura, the devastatingly talented artist of I Kill Giants is jetting over from Spain to hang out and meet fans at this year's New York Comic-Con!  So come down to our table - we're in the VIP section against the back wall of artist's alley around the corner from Robert Culp - and meet the team who brought you the book that Aint it Cool News calls:
"...a great mini full of eccentricity and humanity that I not only highly recommend, but hope to see get some well deserved attention come Eisner time."
Word!



(Incidentally, the IKG trade will be available in May for those of you who may have missed the first go around. There's also a rumor of a mega-badass edition coming out later this year...more on that later this year!)

See you in New York!

-JK

Friday, January 23, 2009

New York Comic-con

Hey Gang,

Ahhh, gotta love that new presidency smell! Anyway...

Just wanted to drop a quick heads up that I'll be appearing at the New York Comic-Con in a few weeks - February 6-8. I have a spot in Artist's Alley and will also be hangin' between Image and Marvel, times coming soon.

As an extra special bonus, fans of quality comics will be happy to know that I'll spend a lot of time seated next to my bud Steven T. Seagle, who's making the pilgrimage to NYC for the con! It's a sure indicator that New York is representing like a Panther when folks from LA are willing to brave the February cold to pimp comics! If you can make it to the con, it's a great opportunity for East Coasters to get their American Virgins, Houses of Secrets, and other Seagle goodness signed, so come on down!

And don't forget to check out the new classics coming out next month - Bad Dog and Soul Kiss from me and Steve, The Great Unknown from Duncan, and Codeflesh from Joe Casey.  

In other news...BUSY!!! Working on Spidey, Bad Dog, Four Eyes, and more...but no complaints from me! I'd rather be swamped with work I love than stuck with nothing, or worse...a job I HATE!  

Stay warm, and see you at Comic-Con!

-JK

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ch-ch-ch-changes...

Hey, look at that! Another post! Shocking...just shocking...

I'm writing to you today from palatial Casa De Seagle in Los Angeles. Why the Left Coast migration..? Work, baby. Animated work. NEW Animated work that we cannot yet discuss, but will thrill fans of the moving image and obscure little comics alike when we can spill the beans. In all seriousness, I only come out here for three things - conventions, vacations, and kick-assery of the highest order. This is the latter.

In other news, IKG #7 shipped this week, and Barbara's journey reached it's (hopefully heart wrenching) conclusion. I just wanted to thank Ken again for all of his hard work - the man is an ├╝bergenius, and I can't wait to work with him again.  Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to drop their letters of support for our little book over these last 7 months. Knowing that Barbara's story touched you means the world to me.

For anyone who missed I Kill Giants, we will be putting out a trade soon. It's unclear at this time whether we're going HC or TPB. but soon as I know you'll know.

Next, in case you haven't heard, Man of Action Month is coming! February will see the birth of MOA projects from all of the boys, including BAD DOG by me, Steven T Seagle's Soul Kiss, and The Great Unknown by Duncan Rouleau along with the new and improved collection of Joe Casey's Codeflesh.  I can say with complete honesty and a s#!t eating grin on my face that Bad Dog is rude, crude, lewd, and fun as hell if said "udes" do not offend your sensibilities.

Lastly, be on the lookout for my crime mini Bang!Tango, coming out soon from Vertigo. It's my first Vertigo project, and I'm very psyched about it. No doubt, this book will turn some heads and furrow brows as well thanks to salacious subject matter, but I hope that mature readers who like a little sex with their violence will give it a chance.  More on that soon.

Time for me to get back to work! More soon, stay saucy!

-JK

Friday, January 2, 2009

FREE IKG - See WHY it's IGN's "Best Indy Book of 2008"

Hey All,

Recovered from your requisite late-night shenanigans celebrating the demise of 2008? I know I'm not, yet I soldier on to bring you the good word...or at least my good word.

Just a quickie from the self-promotion department. Image has released a free on-line copy of I Kill Giants #1, and you can check it out here.

If you dig it, check out the rest! Or, if you have the patience of a saint, I hear that the trade will be out in a few months. ; )

Rock on with your bad self!

-JK

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