I thought I’d mentioned this here, but turns out I completely forgot. Tomorrow, from 1-4PM on Saturday, August 27th, I’ll be doing a signing at Rogues Gallery in Round Rock. But I won’t be alone!
I’ll be signing alongside the stalwart Matthew Sturges and the debonaire Kristian Donaldson. That’s three, three, THREE Vertigo creators for the price of one! (Or, in other words, “free.”) Some come on by, why don’t you?
August 26th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
This coming Friday, August 19th, I’ll be doing a store signing for the good peopel of Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, Delaware. Joining me is the lovely and talented Chrissie Zullo, the artist who’s made the covers of both Cinderella miniseries look so fantastic.
Hey, remember when I used to update my blog more than once every two or three months? Yeah, those were good times.
Seems like these days I only post something new here when I’m announcing that I’m going to be at some convention or store signing or something. Sheesh…
Speaking of which, have I mentioned that I’ll be at Baltimore Comic-Con, August 20th and 21st?
I did the Baltimore Comic-Con for the first time last year, and it immediately became one of my favorite conventions. I have every confidence that this year will be just as good. If you’re going to be there, come by and say howdy. And if you’re in the area and aren’t already planning to go, then why the heck not?
I’m doing signings on Saturday and Sunday at the BOOM! Studios booth from 1PM-2PM, and Saturday from 3PM-4PM I’ll be on the Legion of Super-Heroes panel with a bunch of guys who have way more reason to be up there than I do.
August 13th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
I attend a fair number of comic conventions in any given year, but I have to say that HeroesCon is my absolute favorite. And it’s just a few days away! If you’re going to be there, come by and say howdy, why don’t you?
I’ll be set up at table AA-608 (right next to my collaborator on Starborn, Khary Randolph, as it happens!), and I’ll also be doing a panel on Saturday afternoon.
1:30 PM : Heroes Discussion Group #32—Cinderella-From Fabletown with Love Room 207BCD
Please schedule your weekend properly so you will have time to join writer Chris Roberson and cover artist, Charlotte’s own Chrissie Zullo as they discuss everyone’s favorite secret agent and shoe provocateur. At last year’s HeroesCon we discussed Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. This will be the perfect follow-up.
Copies of the book will be available after the discusion for brief signing.
If I’m not at my table or at that panel, I’ll be in line at Starbucks, outside having a cigarette, or having a drink in the hotel bar, so come and try to find me there.
Many apologies for my long silence, everybody. It’s been… sheesh, two months since I last posted to my blog. Oy.
Well, I’ll try to be a bit more timely with the updates in future, and today I’ve got an update that’s especially timely. Tomorrow, May 7th, is Free Comic Book Day, when comic shops all over the place give out scads of new comics for free. Most of the free offerings are introductory issues, “jumping-on points” as they’re called. And there’s one point in particular that I hope you consider jumping on.
This summer sees the launch of a new 12 issue miniseries that represents a dream come true for me, Elric: The Balance Lost. As an ardent fan of the works of Michael Moorcock for the better part of three decades, the chance to add a tiny bit to the continuing story of the Eternal Champion and the Multiverse is, well, it’s a dream come true. And with art by Francesco Biagini and colors by Stephen Downer, the series is going to look amazing.
A 10-page prologue to Elric: The Balance Lost is one of BOOM! Studios offerings for Free Comic Book Day, so if you’re on the fence about picking up the series this summer, you can get the free prologue and try it on or size. Heck, you can even read the first few pages right now online and decide if you want to pick up the free thing tomorrow. What do you have to lose?!
And if you’re in the Austin area and want to get a free copy defaced by me, I’ll be signing at Austin Books & Comics from 10AM to 5PM. Come on by and say howdy, why don’t you?
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here, but I’ll be in Seattle this weekend for the Emerald City Comic Convention. I went last year for the first time and had a BLAST, so I’m really looking forward to it.
If you’re going to the show and are interested in tracking me down for any reason (unless, you know, I owe you money or something), here’s where I can be found.
THE LAUGHING CORPSE A Mystery Tale by Francesco Francavilla
“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” Little exclusive sneak peek at my story for the SHADOW 100th Anniversary issue :)
THE SHADOW #100
Cover A Main: Matt Wagner
Cover B Variant: Robert Hack
Writer: Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, Chris Roberson, Victor Gischler, Michael Uslan,
Art: Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, Giovanni Timpano
Publication Date: June 2015
Page Count: 48 pages
ON SALE DATE: 6/17
For 100 Dynamite issues, The Shadow has known what evil lurks in the
hearts of men. To commemorate, Dynamite Entertainment brings together
master storytellers to celebrate the purveyor of justice who proves that
crime does not pay. Join MATT WAGNER, HOWARD CHAYKIN, and FRANCESCO
FRANCAVILLA as they pen, pencil, and ink stories so mesmerizing they
don’t even need a girasol! Also joining us will be The Shadow alumni
MICHAEL USLAN, CHRIS ROBERSON, and VICTOR GISCHLER, paired with top
artists, to show the weed of crime bears only bitter fruit! This is ONE
centenarian celebration you WON’T want to miss.
I just got this book in the mail because I have a little interview in it, along with a bunch of other amazing ladies. The book is really sweet and affirming and informative and encouraging, I would have loved to have something like it when I was younger. Get it for your fangirls big and small.
REPEAT OFFENDER: Bandette Nominated for Multiple Eisner Awards… Again
Oops, we did it again! Our favorite thief with a heart of gold is once again on the most wanted list, nabbing three nominations in the 2015 Eisner Awards. That makes a total of SEVEN nominations for Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover’s charming series, including a win in 2013 for Best Digital Comic.
This year’s nominations are for Best Continuing Series and Best Digital/Web Series for Bandette, and Best Painter/Multimedia Artist for Colleen Coover. To celebrate, Monkeybrain Comics is making the first issue of Bandette available for free throughout the entire voting period. If you haven’t sampled this thoroughly enchanting series yet, what are you waiting for?!
Best Continuing Series: Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain) Best Digital/Webcomic: Bandette, by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover, Monkeybrain/comiXology.com Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Colleen Coover, Bandette (Monkeybrain)
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