Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monkeys of Action!


Part of the fun of this job are the strange and wonderful opportunities that pop up unexpectedly. A very cool project is hitting the airwaves tonight that the whole MOA gang was involved in...a nature show on Animal Planet called Dark Days in Monkey City.

Obviously you're thinking, "What the heck do my favorite god-like masters of comic and animated storytelling know about Monkeys?!" Well, this "nature show" is best described as "Monkeys meets 300" and when you see the graphic novel-inspired approach to the material, it'll make a lot of sense why MOA was tapped for consulting on this innovative program. You can read all about it on the DDMC blog, here. 

If you like blood, violence, and eco-tainment, check out Dark Days in Monkey City tonight on Animal Planet!

If you don't like blood, violence, and eco-tainment, I have an even stranger broadcast to tell you about in a few weeks where yours truly acts as an "expert" on a reality show...strange and wonderful indeed.

-JK

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Terrifying new video...because I'm on it.

Hey All!

Another post-Con quickie. Thanks to our pals at iFanboy, you can catch me yapping in all my choppy digital glory here.  Or, if the Gods of Internet smile upon us, you can watch the embed below. (I'm about 17 minutes in for the impatient.)

I've never embedded anything in my life that I'm aware of. Surprisingly, there's nothing dirty about it at all.

Enjoy!

-JK




Wednesday, February 18, 2009

NYCC Podcasts

Hey Gang,

So as per the usual workings of the cosmos, NY Comic-con led to the dreaded "con crud," the unnamable multi-symptom cocktail of disease that we all get after spending a weekend in a giant bubble with 100,000 other people. Hence, my lag in posting. BUT...

I'm back. Huzzah. Of course, I'm also catching up on work, so this is a short one. ; )

Here's a podcast from our buddies at Comic Related that was recorded on the floor of the con. Ken and I are both interviewed about IKG, and as far as I know it's Ken's first US interview! (We're about 30 Minutes in if you're not the patient type!) Burn it and keep it close to your heart...it's podcast history!

Also, here's a podcast from the cool cats at ifanboy about last month's finale of I Kill Giants... we're the Pick of the Week, which I'm assuming is a good thing.

There's more to come, so as always, check this space and thanks for reading!

-JK

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Comic-Conquered!

Helluva weekend, gang!

First I just want to say THANK YOU! to all of you ├╝bercool guys and gals who braved the bitter streets of NYC to drop by the table. I can honestly say that any time I was at the booth I was busy, and I can't say enough how much I appreciate your kind words and enthusiasm for my work. I left the con energized in a way I haven't been for a while, and I owe it all to you.

Since the world hasn't stopped spinning just because I was hanging at the con, here's what's happing in the land of comics and such:

Four Eyes #2 is on sale this week...I think!  We had a box of the long awaited issue at the con, and it sold faster than bootlegs of uncut Watchmen footage!  As I told anyone who would listen, Max is busting his ass on this book, and despite some scheduling issues on our part, issues #3 and #4 should be out on a bi-monthly basis. Then a trade collecting the first 4 with a few extras, followed by a short break so we can bank a few issues and roll them out on a (hopefully)
 monthly basis.

Max and I both love this book dearly, and are committed to seeing it rock your socks off as often as possible!


Bad Dog #1 has hit stands and is lowering IQs everywhere! Seriously, I couldn't be happier with this roll out, and I know that Diego loves the book as well. Special props to Thomas Mauer for making it all the sweeter with his lettering and design support!  If you like nasty, raunchy, don't-show-respectable-people sort of books that have an existential crisis at their core, Bad Dog's for you! 


I Kill Giants - What can I say...Ken Niimura flew all the way out from Spain to hang at the con and meet fans, and he was not disappointed. We were overwhelmed with the good vibe coming off of countless fans who've read the book. Literally people cried telling us how much they love Barbara, and I have to admit getting more than a little misty myself once or twice.  It means a great deal to me that this book is having an emotional impact on people, so thank you all for your ongoing support.
In related news, we're releasing the IKG trade in May - a straight up collection there, just so you know - and then the Titan Edition hardcover in December. That bad boy will be a larger format and will include a ton of extras.  We actually have a model for it in the French edition which dropped last month, and it's amazing.

Speaking of Amazing...

Amazing Spider-Man - Had a blast at the Marvel Mondo panel, even though I got there late and barely stammered out a coherent ramble about my upcoming arc with Phil Jiminez. However, those of you with the time, patience, and skills to read an article on-line can get some of the info at this CBR article here!

There's a lot more happening outside of the comics realm that I can't yap about yet, but rest assured that as soon as I get printable news about the wheelings and dealings that are banging around, you guys will hear about it here.

Thanks again!

-JK
 

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Schedule of Action!

Hey Gang!

No time to ramble, as it's the night before the big shindig at the Javitz Center. But here are the pertinents you need to know to make your experience at New York Comic-Con complete!

Come down to table M7 in Artists' Alley (against the wall) to find myself and Steven T. Seagle yukkin' it up and pimping fine examples of comic book artistry pretty much all day, save for the occasional over-priced hot dog break. If you can't make it all the way to Artists' Alley through the throngs of adoring MOA fans, look for us at the following locations:

Friday

6:00pm - I'll be at the DC Comics booth signing for my new Vertigo book, Bang!Tango.

Saturday

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Back at the DC Comics booth

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Steve and/or myself will be spreading the love at the Image booth. Also, a very special guest, JM Ken Niimura, artist mastermind of I Kill Giants!

6:00 pm - 7:00pm -  After far too long a stretch, I'll be signing at the Marvel booth, because though I didn't write the Spidey-Obama issue, I wish I did.

Sunday

12:00-1:00pm - Back at Image, once again, me and/or Steve! And again, the great Niimura!

1:45pm - I'm on a Marvel Panel. Not entirely sure where...but that's typical of every con I've ever gone to!

Come down. Get your books signed. Share the love!

See you there,

-JK

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