Pop Gun War: Chain Letter – June 14 from Image Comics

FAREL DALRYMPLE DELIVERS POP GUN WAR SEQUEL THIS JUNE

Fan-favorite cartoonist Farel Dalrymple will release POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER, a sequel to his award-winning and critically acclaimed urban fantasy graphic novel POP GUN WAR: GIFT, this June published by Image Comics.

 

Stuck in a small town with a broken-down van, Emily goes on a walk. After following some shady characters through subterranean tunnels, she discovers three video monitors showing stories from a magical present, dreamy past, and strange future.

 

POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0192-4, Diamond code: APR170849) arrives in comic book stores Wednesday, June 14th and bookstores Tuesday, June 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 8th.

POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Direct Market release date: 6/14

Book Market release date: 6/20

 

Select praise for POP GUN WAR:

 

“POP GUN WAR is not simply beautiful drawings, but drawings with gravity—grounded in a melancholy urban tangle. POP GUN WAR is not simply a beautiful story, but a story that defies gravity—elevating its characters and readers alike.” —Craig Thompson (Blankets)

 

“An extraordinarily beautiful tale filled with mysticism and dreams, set in the one place where inspiration is needed the most: our own dark and gritty reality.” —Tyler Chin-Tanner, Broken Frontier

 

“Dalrymple’s scratchy pen-and-ink style is somehow hyperreal in its depiction of race, class, and eccentric humanity. The whole thing defies description, but the blurb isn’t really the point: it’s a sympathetic, dreamlike trip into the heart of a city, witnessed through the eyes of a child.” —Ross Johnson, Barnes & Noble’s Sci-fi/Fantasy Blog

 

“Reading a Farel Dalrymple comic provides the sensation of being guided through a dream, where a little girl in the city can find a self-help book written by a wizard, or where a robot rubs shoulders with a talking cat and a shapeshifter; where the stories and art carry me through worlds that linger, that ask for exploration.” —Women Write About Comics

 

“Farel Dalrymple is the finest young draftsman to quietly sidle into comics in a long time—and one of the field’s most unique storytellers. This surreal, disquieting, and penetrating fable is spun from a personal vision the like of which you haven’t seen before. Set your preconceptions aside, put on your wings, and leap…over the edge.” —Walter Simonson (The Mighty Thor, Ragnarok)

new pop gun war in island magazine for a new year

issue 5 of the new image comics anthology ISLAND is on the stands this week with a cover by the remarkable amy clare :
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this issue continues stories that began in previous issues including the next chapter of farel dalrymple’s pop gun war :CHAIN LETTER from #4:

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the next chapter of simon roy‘s heartfelt space cannibal Habitat from #2,

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and the next chapter of malachi ward and mathew sheean‘s brilliant speculative fiction Ancestor from #3,

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i also began work on a new cover for the new Image comics published edition of too long out of print pop gun war trade, pop gun war :gift , due out this fall. here is a sketch of what i have so far.

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vancaf (may 23-24, 2015), Palefire, Los Wrenchies, It Will All Hurt, Island, and more Pop Gun War

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:

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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:

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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

along with my some of my favorite colleagues, zack soto, ian macEwan, and jason leivian on

first thursday, may 7th, 2015 from 6-10 pm,

for a comics release party of all of our books. there will be some original art on display.

ALSO!

The Olympia Comics Festival – Sat, June 6th, 2015

just added the Olympia Comics Fest in Olympia, Washington to the docket. OLY is a very cool small show in one of my favorite little cities in America.

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.

and on the other side of  genre spectrum we have Palefire sixty something page, black and white, young adult comic book i made with MK Reed  will be available this fall from from secret acres.

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i am very proud to be a part of the secret acres crew as they publish some of my favorite artists like:

 theo elllsworth, sean ford, edie fake, mike dawson , joseph lambert, gabby schultz, as well as a bunch of other great cartoonists.

speaking of good old theo ellsworth i just remembered this:

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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.

while image searching for stuff to post on here about LOS Wrenchies (a spanish edition out now from sapristi comics) i found the wallpaper above. click on it to make it big sauce.

recycled this Hollis for a different language too.

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free comic book day is upon us again and i have a back page in the new tugboat press freebie, runner runner.

and here are a couple little panels from my comic:

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try to pick up a copy from your participating lcs on fcb

and here are a couple other wrenchies images i found floating around in the the ether:

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 this little comic marian churchland did i really relate to in various ways.  she has a lot of other really neat stuff on her tumblers. check them.

also below that is some info regarding island and 8house:

Image Comics solicitations for July.

(8house #2: Arclight and Island (excited!!) are there)

ISLAND #1

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.