and i will be in British Columbia, CANADA at the end of this month for the Vancouver Comic Arts Fest-Vancaf.
it is a free show! i have done it the last couple years too and it is pretty great. please don’t miss it if you are in the PNW.
just got word i will definitely have copies of It Will All Hurt #3 by showtime. here’s what the final cover will resemble:
i will also bring up some these big silk screen iwah prints too. they are also for sale on the studygroup store envy.
printed by the kind professionals at Dueltone Printmaking and limited to 30 signed and numbered copies.
and my esteemed studygroup comics publisher, zack soto has issue #2 of his excellent comic, the secret voice coming out too:
i love this comic book and am so glad there is finally a new issue. i did the back cover (on the left) in case that looked familiar to you.
edit: also just announced:
i will be hanging out at my local and beloved comics shop, floating world comics
for a comics release party of all of our books. there will be some original art on display.
The Olympia Comics Festival – Sat, June 6th, 2015
seriously i have considered moving there a few times. there is also a get-together the night before at the library.
here is the schedule for the show.
i am very proud to be a part of the secret acres crew as they publish some of my favorite artists like:
speaking of good old theo ellsworth i just remembered this:
these are two characters from my old book pop gun war: gift. i haven’t got a lot of fan art over the years. mostly just a few things from friends but this was my favorite thing for years. i got it sent to me way back when i had a P.O. box on 14th street in NYC, people actually corresponded by mail, and years before i ever met theo in person. that was a fun time living in that crazy city, making comics and getting mail from other creators making neat stuff. it was cool to meet theo in the flesh when i moved to portland years later. he gave me ride home from a cartoonist party and i was so delighted when i found out he was the same man who made that.
recycled this Hollis for a different language too.
and here are a couple little panels from my comic:
and here are a couple other wrenchies images i found floating around in the the ether:
keep slaying demons with your art
also below that is some info regarding island and 8house:
(8house #2: Arclight and Island (excited!!) are there)
STORY / ART: BRANDON GRAHAM, EMMA RIOS, & LUDROE
COVER: BRANDON GRAHAM
JULY 15 / 112 PAGES / FC / M / $7.99 / OVERSIZED
PRETTY DEADLY artist EMMA RIOS and KING CITY, PROPHET & MULTIPLE WARHEADS writer/artist BRANDON GRAHAM bring you a new ONGOING & OVERSIZED COMICS MAGAZINE. Each issue holds three 20- to 30-page, ad-free, issue-length chapters of new work from around the globe. #1 features a text piece by KELLY SUE DeCONNICK, writer of BITCH PLANET and PRETTY DEADLY.
8HOUSE: ARCLIGHT #2
STORY: BRANDON GRAHAM
ART / COVER: MARIAN CHURCHLAND
JULY 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Two knights hunt an alien creature using blood magic.
for my part i should be debuting it will all hurt #3 there too. hopefully it will be ready in time for the show as i finished the comic right under the wire. you can read the entire IT WILL ALL HURT for free on studygroup.com
APRIL 18 + 19, 2015-Linework NW is a unique two-day event, with a different line up of exhibitors on each day. Don’t forget to come on both Saturday and Sunday to see the full range of creators, exhibitors, and publishers showing at the festival!
ANCHOR EXHIBITORS | BOTH DAYS
linework is a two-day show this year but i will only be tabling on SATURDAY, APRIL 18. but i will be walking around and possibly participating in panels on sunday as well as be available to sign it will all hurts from the press gang/studygroup table. here is the exhibitor list for both days.
AND just to reiterate, it will all hurt is being carried by diamond comic distributors. for issue two: APRIL PRE-ORDERS DUE APRIL 22, and issue #3 will be in the May previews under alternative comics. orders have been pretty good so far. thanks to people bugging their local comic shop and thanks to comic retailers for taking a chance on such an outlier, and thanks to Zainab Akhtar for the really nice beat article on it will all hurt.
here’s a handy pamphlet Marc Arsenault made to promote studygroup’s April & May books. and here is the cover to issue #3 in case you missed last months post.
APRIL 15, 2015. running concurrent with linework the wrenchies pages will be on display all month at tiny’s on MLK not too far from the linework venue the norse hall where i am sharing wall space with one of my best buddies gabriel taylor. there is even a bigger collaborative painting by gabriel and i. here is a older and rawer grainy photo version of it:
the reception is this wednesday, the 15th of april, 2015. there will be beer and coffee and food available for purchase. as well as some art to look at. i am not selling any more of the wrenchies pages i still have on my person but the beguling has a bunch for sale if you were interested. i have spent a lot of time in this coffee shop working on my comics over the years and is one of the first places i went to when i first moved to town. there is also a sold out electric wizard show that eve at the hawthorne theatre, which is very fitting as i thanked them in the wrenchies for helping me get that book done. fyi i am just a fan of their music and have no relation or attachment to any of the actual guys in the band.
I will HAVE SOME WRENCHIES COPIES AND DELUSIONALS ON HAND TO SELL AND DRAW IN AT TINY’S AND LINEWORK. BOTH ARE FREE EVENTS.
also there is now a facebook page for the wrenchies. please go to that and “like” it if you are into that sort of thing.
and don’t forget about earth day on the 22nd. so try not to use gas or buy anything wrapped in plastic or something.
the author of this excellent book Anthony Alvarado will be talking about it along with me and a couple of amazing local artists local artists: Eric Mast (aka E*Rock), and Jennifer Parks at Powell’s City of Books 1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.Portland,OR503 228 4651
here’s a color and somewhat tweaked version of my illo i did for the book:
be seeing you
bance gif animation by randomblink.
the wrenchies got on booklists top ten graphic novels for youth and is coming out in spanish this year and french in january of next year.
but in just a couple days from i will be at the seattle comic book mega media show, Emerald City Comic Con at table DD-12
i’ll be in the same area as a bunch of fellow image comics, prophet, and island folks. this will be the first time The Wrenchies will be at ECCC and i would love to do a drawing in your copy. i will have some original art, copies of Delusional and it will all hurt as well as the new and last prophet trade (#4) that just came out on my birthday, march 18. here is the cool cover by james stokoe.
****seattle party opportunities****
if you are in the seattle area this weekend and even if you are not going to ECCC, you can still come to:
The festivities begin around 6pm on Thursday March 26th. Superbash Guest List: Nick Barber, Ed Brisson , Johnny Christmas , Shari Chankhama ,Brian Churilla ,Wes Craig, Farel Dalrymple , Justin Greenwood, Antony Johnston, Lukas Ketner, Ed Luce ,Andrew MacLean ,Paul Maybury ,Michael Moreci ,Ed Piskor ,Nick Pitarra ,Fabian Rangel Jr. ,Matt Rosenberg ,Riley Rossmo ,Simon Roy ,Chris Sebela ,Brandon Seifert , Matt Southworth ,Kurtis Wiebe ,Alexis Ziritt , Damon Gentry , Matt Pizzolo ,and more……………!!!
the one page comic show. also to coincide with ECCC on friday March 27th starting at 6pm. i have a page (from tugboat press’ soon to be released runner runner book) displayed at the Roq La Rue Gallery (532 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104). i dig that gallery and feel pretty honored to have been able to contribute to the show. here is the poster by syd bee and a couple preview panels from my comic page:
***sadly, i had to put the brakes on doing the earfarmer and going to tcaf this year. i really need to focus on finishing it will all hurt and even more importantly pop gun war: chain letter which is a project i have been working on now for about the last ten years or so and will be running in the pages of the new image anthology, ISLAND this fall.
***after three years or more, it will all hurt is finally wrapping up. as of this post i just have one more installment which should post while i am at ECCC. then issue #3 (the final ish) should be out by linework NW in april. but you can read the enitre ding dong thing on-line at studygroupcomics.com
the first issue is in this months previews, and issue 2 and 3 will follow each successive month. so please kindly request your retailers to order copies to sell at their store. here’s a handy pamphlet Marc Arsenault made to promote studygroup’s April & May books. but again you can read the enitre IWAH on-line at studygroupcomics.com. and here is the cover to issue #3
***linework NW is coming up fast. did i mention daniel clowes will be there debuting his new big eightball collection?
***here is a video where i babble for a while at scad. thanks to John Lowe and all the good people at the savannah college of art and design for having me out there for their comic art conference. it was an amazing time.
***and lastly there is this kickstarter for shaman, a completed comic graphic novel i did a cover for. it is a pretty great and fun mystic superhero comic that deserves to be published.
here’s the cover again. ttfn.