Palefire is out now and available from secret acres. here is a review of the book on slate. please ask about it at your local bookstore such as Powell’s or your local comic book store, or obtain a copy via secret acres , or even amazon if you so desire.
my first 53-page installment of pop gun war :chain letter in island#4 hits the streets next week. here’s the lovely cover by Gael Bertrand
Fourth issue of the OVERSIZED COMICS MAGAZINE with art and stories by:
112 pages. $7.99
you might see stuff like this brandon graham designed contents page for island 4:
i have a flikr portfolio with sketches and process stuff. this is a spread from my story:
i am pretty much just dedicating myself to drawing my own comic books from now on. so thank you for asking but i am not taking on any other new projects now or anytime in the next couple years AT LEAST.
if you want to try and catch me in person here are the rest of my travel plans for this year and a tour poster:
**November 5th 2015, 6:00pm to 9:00pm**
Floating World Comics -first thursday art show + Palefire & Island #4 release party and exhibit
with Farel Dalrymple, MK Reed, Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Amy Clare, Tessa Black, Robin Bougie and Robin McConnell.
Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St
facebook event page
**November 14th and 15th 2015**
Thought Bubble UK- Leeds Comic Art festival
and just so i don’t feel like i have left anything undone last month at spx there were 4 brand new books out with my art on them or in them.
Grant Morrison. Paul Pope. Dave McKean. Bill Sienkiewicz. Farel Dalrymple. Yuko Shimizu. David Mack. Legendary artists through the ages have interpreted the timeless tale of Prometheus’ gift of fire, creating a powerful visual tapestry that spans centuries. In this landmark collaboration between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Eisner-winning minds behind Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, the torch has been passed to these visionary creators, who together explore the gift of creation and price of defiance.
132 pages, Locust Moon Press (October 15, 2015)
Made by Ben Kahn and Bruno Hidalgo
cover by Farel Dalrymple
additional art by:
J.G. Jones, Alice Meichi Li, Rob Woods, James Comey, Jim Rugg
The Small Press eXpo in Bethesda Maryland. (5701 Marinelli Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852 Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center)
**Friday night, September 18th 2015**
–2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
**Saturday, September 19th 2015**-SPX!!!
*11:00am-4:00pm Secret Acres (L3-4)
*4:30-7:00pm Study Group Comics (J8-9)
**Sunday, September 20th 2015 **-SPX!!!
*12:00pm-4:00pm Secret Acres (L3-4)
*4:00-5:00pm-Royalboiler Redux Panel–White Oak Room (WOR)
*5:00-6:00 pm Study Group Comics (J8-9)
I just painted the cover for this issue but starting with issue 4 i will be serializing my pop gun war: chain letter comic.
i’ll have those pages at spx as well as my back cover for island (12″ x 8.5″ mixed media on masonite)
and here are some 6″x 9″ ink and watercolors i will have for sale at the show.
and here is the rest of my tour schedule for the year:
**November 5th 2015, 6:00pm to 9:00pm**
first thursday art show and signing at floating world comics
400 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209 (503) 241-0227
**Friday, November 13h 2015, 5-7pm **
Gosh Comics London signing
**November 14th and 15th 2015**
Thought Bubble UK- Leeds Comic Art festival
**December 5th and 6th, 2015**
CALA-Comic Art Los Angeles
-Think Tank Gallery – 939 Maple Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90015
This is the cover i made for issue #3 of the Image comics anthology, Island:
and here’s the book info via image comics:
ISLAND #3 Published by Image Comics
September 16, 2015
Diamond ID: JUL150591
Featuring art and stories by Ludroe, Emma Ríos, Brandon Graham, Amy Clare,
and introduces Matt Sheean & Malachi Ward‘s incredible new sci-fi series ANCESTOR!
i am not in this issue but starting with issues 4 and 5 i will be serializing my pop gun war: chain letter comic.
show poster by Adam Rosenlund
**Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015–1pm to 7pm**
new comics wednesday, following the show in Boise i will be rolling over to Boulder Colorado and Time Warp Comics boulder for an instore signing. I intended to stop by last year during my Wrenchies tour but due to weather and tour exhaustion i had to reschedule.
please come by if you are in the Boulder/ Denver area. here is the facebook event page and time warp comics fb page and store event page.
time warp comics–3105 28th Street Boulder, CO 80301, ph:(303) 443-4500 or 1-800-552-9108
**Friday night,September 18th – 20th 2015**
Fantom Comics –2010 P St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
**September 19th – 20th 2015**
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
this is a little promo thing i made for ISLAND, the upcoming image comics anthology.
Island, from Image Comics, a magazine anthology edited by Brandon Graham and featuring a rotating collection of creators inspired by Heavy Metal and Raw magazine.
coming up this thursday in downtown portland, oregon at FLOATING WORLD COMICS me and the one of the best dudes i know craig thompson will be signing some copies of little nemo: dream a little dream. here is the facebook event page for it. craig’s and my own original pages will be hanging in there too, and jason said he making some nice prints of the art. not trying to brag but this book, at the full size of the original Little Nemo broadsheet pages (16″ x 21″), is really a beautiful sight to behold. after seeing it in person for the first time i was stunned by how good it looks. so not reduce it specialness for people that buy one (it is kind of pricey) i was asked to not post my entire pages on the internet. but here are some “special features” or whatever for my two pages:
this is a not so great picture of the inked version and then the print ready watercolored colored version on the right.
and this was a photo i took mid-process. i almost like it better in this half finished state. i need to figure out how to simplify my coloring style or something. observe the fairy on the left of the page. i had to cut her and the little flip i drew on the original so as to keep the proportions consistent with the original broadsheet size with border and trim and bleed and all that. i measured the art dimensions from the sunday press nemo book and did them at the exact size, but the bristol paper i was working on was bigger and i added them without realizing they wouldn’t fit in the book. here are the scanned and cleaned up versions:
across both “page”? maybe it is was a good thing they got cut.
here is another shot of a partly inked panel and then finished watercolor and cleaned up version. i tried to put as much stuff from the old strip in my pages as i could fit. i think half the artists in the book drew that turkey swallowing the house.
this is a Raphaël Kolinsky brush if you are interested. i was told that there is a distinction between a Sable and a kolinsky but either way i feel bad little animals had to die for me to make comics. and then there was another mess-up on my part that isn’t that bad but unfortunately made it into the printed version.http://www.dickblick.com/products/raphael-kolinsky-red-sable-fine-pointed-round/
on the dedication at the bottom i drew the brush i make comics with but in the printed version i accidentally had the brush blacked out in photoshop. no big deal as it is so small but it still stings a little. just one of those things.
i also have been doing a little more on iT wILL aLL hURT, wrapping up part 6, the final chapter of IWAH. Poor little Robot Tod is getting all scrambled up this chapter. Studygroup Comics and I are going to try to have that issue three out for the upcoming Linework NW show. after that all three issues collecting all six chapters should be at your local comics shops.
after giving it a while to sink in i think the comic book/graphic novel i read last year that hit me the hardest was probably Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët. so many great books came out this year still trying to plow through the stacks. listed below are my favorite (whatever that’s worth) best of 2014 comics LISTS. i am a little biased because i mostly just looked at lists the wrenchies were on, all except one of the few blogs i look at often, comics and cola, but i like pretty much all the other books mentioned and i feel like these all give a pretty good coverage of most of the stuff i have read or want to read soon:
” kill the enchantments with our understanding and satisfaction.”
that is a line my buddy josh o’neil wrote in the best run down of the wrenchies i have read and probably will ever read.
this year is back to the drawing board for me. i will spend the rest of the year working on:
*last chapter of iT wILL aLL hURT on studygroup comics
and finally here are some (hopefully all) appearances i will be doing this year:
*ECCC-emerald city comic con, Seattle , WA-3/27-3/29
*Linework NW-Portland, OR 4/18 and 4/19
*VanCAF-Vancouver Comic Arts Fest, Vancouver, BC, CANADA 5/23-4/25
*SPX-The Small Press Expo, Bethesda, MD . Sept. 19-20
*Thought bubble UK, Leeds- november
cover mash up of the wrenchies and iT wILL aLL hURT #2
It is being reprinted now but there are still some copies that can be purchased.
Retailers please see Baker And Taylor which still have some in stock.
And for those who like to get stuff by mail there is always amazon.
This month my National Wrenchies tour will take me to these places:
***November 8th- Tulsa, Oklahoma***–two events!
2:00 pm at the Barnes & Noble Southroads Shopping Center, 5231 East 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135, 918-665-4580
facebook event page and B and N event page
and in the evening
7:00 pm at the Phoenix-1302 E 6th St, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 facebook event page
***November 10th- Austin, TX***
***November 11th- -Houston, TX***
***November 12th-Oklahoma City***
***November 14 Denver, Colorado***
7:00 pm at -Tattered Cover Bookstore—Highlands Ranch, 9315 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Tattered Cover event page and facebook event page
Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: email@example.com
***November 15, Boulder, Colorado***
***November 21st – 23rd-Miami Florida***
from 3 – 4pm, Sunday, Nov 23 at The Miami Book street Fair. i am doing a panel with one of the best cartoonists in the world, Charles Burns
Room 1365- Breaking Strange: Farel Dalrymple on The Wrenchies and Charles Burns on Sugar Skull
this very next weekend i will be at the 2014 LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL drawing in copies of the wrenchies, delusional, it will all hurt #1 and #2, Prophet, Meathaus, and whatever else y’all got. please come on by :
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
10 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
The Locust Moon Comics Festival is Philadelphia’s premiere celebration of comics, illustration, and the graphic arts.
This year’s guests include Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Mark Schultz, Box Brown, Rebecca Mock, Farel Dalrymple, Dean Haspiel, J.G. Jones, Denis Kitchen, Tom Scioli, Jose Villarrubia, Dave Bullock, Ronald Wimberly, Yao Xiao, and Nathan Fox.
Click here for the full, up-to-date guest list.
Pay at the door! No advance purchase required. We are a donation-based event.
KIDS 13 AND UNDER WILL GET IN FREE!
poster by Ronald Wimberly
there is also going to be an art show of the Wrenchies in the Basil Hallward Gallery (all the way upstairs) throughout October. Please come and get your book signed or look at original art or other books. I’ll be there drawing in books anyway. here’s the facebook event page.
October 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
First Thursday Powell’s Event: Farel Dalrymple
The Wrenchies book signing and Q and A with Alison Hallett
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.
then a couple weeks later
Saturday, October 25,
Locust Moon Comics Fest
I will post more dates soon including
Tulsa/Texas/Colorado/ Miami in November
California in December
Here’s the AV Club‘s review with some images from the book:http://www.avclub.com/article/farel-dalrymples-wrenchies-saves-world-magic-comic-208852
August 7 – THE WRENCHIES & IT WILL ALL HURT #2 release party at Floating World Comics
This August First Thursday come celebrate the release of an amazing graphic novel five years in the making, The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple. We will also celebrate the latest issue of It Will All Hurt #2, recently published by Study Group. While working on The Wrenchies, Farel started working on this unscripted side project set in the Wrenchies universe. Serialized on the Study Group Comics website, It Will All Hurt is an Eisner nominated, weird, sad, silly, and sketchy, fantasy adventure strip with magic and science-fiction and some fighting action. An exhibit of original artwork from both series will be on display all month, and Farel will attend the opening party to sign books and greet fans.
WHO: Farel Dalrymple
WHAT: THE WRENCHIES & IT WILL ALL HURT #2 exhibit and release party
WHEN: Thursday August 7th, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St
Sherwood and Orson should never have gone into that cave.
That day, a door was opened from our world into a dark and profane realm…and earth’s destiny was changed forever.
In this demented future, whatever life remains on earth is oppressed by the evil shadowsmen. Only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis’s quest is bigger than he ever dreamed of.
Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in this sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up.
Farel Dalrymple is the creator Pop Gun War (Dark Horse Comics) which was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Dalrymple drew the critically acclaimed super hero comic book, Omega the Unknown (Marvel comics), for author Jonathan Lethem, and is also creator of the Eisner-nominated It Will All Hurt (Study group comics). He is a co-founder of and regular contributor to the comic book anthology Meathaus and has worked on a range of illustration and cartooning projects. Farel is currently residing in Portland, Oregon but really would rather be living alone in the woods somewhere.
Praise for The Wrenchies:
- “Incredible. A deeply personal epic…a book that calls for re-readings.” — Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi)
- “AMAZING. Beautiful drawing and painting, great characters–it’s pretty much everything I could want a graphic novel to be.” –Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
- “I’ve been a very enthusiastic admirer of Farel Dalrymple from the first moment I was introduced to his wonderful work. Now here comes his most epic work with THE WRENCHIES! This book is a stunning and original piece of work. The characters are richly authentic and their world is simultaneously exciting and horrific, filled with hauntingly beautiful detail. THE WRENCHIES is a masterpiece that will knock yer socks off!” –Michael Allred (Madman, Silver Surfer, The Atomics, Red Rocket 7)
- “Tremendously masterful, as to be expected of Farel Dalrymple. A work of art with fevered imagination and lush nightmares that should haunt every reader.”–J H Williams III (Sandman, Batwoman, Promethea)
- “The years of love dumped into The Wrenchies is apparent on every page, every panel a work of high art. Lush worlds and fascinating characters drenched in originality and childhood nostalgia. The story is heartfelt, wildly imaginative and engrossing as Farel achieves something all too often lost in comics–pure fun. The Wrenchies is a game changer. I couldn’t love anything more.” –Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class)
The show info: May 24-25 2014 Sat. 10am-6pm Sun. 11am-5pm at 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver, BC
it is free to all.
i’ll be signing copies of delusional there, it will all hurt#1 and advance copies of it will all hurt #2. i’m also bringing a bunch of original art including iwah pages, omega the unknown pages, and the 3rd prophet trade cover.
here’s a not so great pic of it from ECCC:
also this weekend on the other coast of north america is a show in boston that i will have a few original pages from the wrenchies exhibited at: Trifecta: Year One! Part of Boston’s Fourth Wall Project May 22–25. Year One is a free four-day event filled with programming from Trifecta Editions and artists they have worked with in their first year as a print collective.
The exhibition roster includes artists:
Greg Lamarche (SP.ONE), Nick Zaremba, Matt Zaremba, Khaldoun Hijazin, Faye Orlove, Brian Butler, David Buckley Borden, Gupi Ranganathan, Farel Dalrymple,Edie Bresler, Cyrille Conan, Masha Ryskin and Michele L’Heureux.
More information and a detailed schedule is available on their website.
with all the wrenchies promotion and stuff i haven’t been as productive as i would like, but i did finally finish my little nemo pages for the upcoming nemo tribute book from Locust Moon. i am not supposed to share my pages yet but here is an unfinished snippet:
as soon as i get back from vancouver, i am jumping on a plane for New York city and BEA-the Book Expo of America.
even though i lived in new york for 8 years i have never been to BEA before. i am looking forward to seeing the old city and hanging with old friends and my fine publisher, First Second, and signing advance wrenchies copies of my book. i still haven’t seen the book yet myself but i am getting pumped y’all. here are the couple things i am scheduled for:
Thursday, May 29th-Event Panel: The Best in Fall 2014 Graphic Novels**Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Address: The Javits Center (34th Avenue and 11th) / Uptown Stage
Friday, May 30th-Event-Signing: BEA Author Autographing **Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Address: The Javits Center (34th and 11th) / Autographing Area Table #22
and lastly somewhat sad news, i had to cancel going to heroes con this year. sorry, i hate having to go back on my commitment but i just couldn’t make it happen this time. hopefully next year.