Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thicker than Blood / SDCC

Yesterday after discovering Thicker than Blood and Full Cirkle, I got in touch with Simon Reed to congratulate him on combining two of my favorite artists and he passed me a peek at the SDCC 2007 cover for Thicker than Blood. I just ordered myself a copy from my buddies at MidTown Comics (they're big BloodRayne supporters).

Did I ever tell you the story for BloodRayne? When we released our first issue, the day it came out, Midtown called to see if they could grab a bunch direct because the copies they had sold out within hours of release. Mind-blowing.

But I digress... Here's the cool cover! Now I gotta see if I can convince Simon Reed to get me a mint copy signed by all three of them. I'd slab that sucka and keep it in a frame!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ploog and Bisley

This is crazy. Never in a million years would I think of this. I stumbled across something while flipping through the latest Diamond Previews, under the Full Circle publisher section, a Simon Bisley piece popped out at me. I'm a big Bisley fan (as if my Lobo avatar didn't reveal it). But the trip is, right next to the Bisley piece is a werewolf by my all-time favorite artist; Mike Ploog.

So I'm filling out the Previews order form doing my pre-ordering, picking up all the issues of Full Cirkle #1-3, Full Cirkle II #1 (all by Simon Bisley), and Thicker Than Blood #1 (by Mike Ploog) when I decide to do a quick google search to see if there's any interior art floating around. And this is what popped up --

That's right, your eyes DO NOT deceive you. That's a Mike Ploog and Simon Bisley collaboration!! Two of my favorite artists on one piece of art. In-freaking-credible!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fist of Justice #1

So we're finishing off the story we begun in Digital Webbing Presents #29, but in a spin-off Fist of Justice title. Yeah, weird. Especially if you've been reading the DWP issues. But, no sweat, we'll just have a huge recap scene to bring everyone up to speed.

Now my dilemma, the cover. I posted a version on the Digital Webbing site, a version with the trade dress I'm not totally happy with. I'm leaning towards going retro. So I dulled out the colors a bit, added the retro dressing, etc. What do you think?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lightening My Workload

A couple days ago I finally came to the realization that I needed to drop a bunch of titles. I was putting together my "To Do" list for the next few weeks and it clocked in at 17 books. I'm comfortable with just 10 a month. 12 at the max. So something had to go.

After a phone call, I unloaded a good chunk and now I'm down to 10 titles not counting the Digital Webbing stuff, which only adds 1 or 2 more.

I've been managing editing more over at Boom! Studios lately so it made sense to start dropping titles to devote more time and attention on Gears of War and Godfather. All in all, not too bad. I wish I had the sense to drop a bunch of this stuff before summer started. :-)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Digital Webbing Press

Don't know if any of you has been noticing, but Digital Webbing Press has really stepped up its game since last month with offering at least 2-4 titles per month. This week I have to turn in December product and it's looking like 3 titles and a t-shirt. We'll have a new BloodRayne one-shot, a Punk XMas Special, Punks T-shirt, and Fist of Justice #1.

Fist of Justice #1 was created to get the final chapter of the storyarc out there since I had to cancel DWP after #35. The issue will have a extensive recap intro to bring any new readers up to speed. It'll be cool. Hope it does well because I'd like to put out more FOJ.

Check out the official blog to see all the great, cool things.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Marvel likes me.

Yesterday I was given my second Marvel book. Guess they really dug what I was doing on Gamma Corps to bump me into a new project. It's pretty huge. I'm pretty excited about it since it's written by someone I've enjoyed when I first started reading comics.

It's kinda blowing my mind the creators I'm working with. Never in a million years would I have thought I'd work with the likes of Mike Ploog, JM DeMatteis, Mark Waid, Mike Mignola, Keith Giffen, Alan Grant, Joe Staton, and Chris Claremont. I'm in heaven.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007