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Blog update: The Dream Life kickstarter is Live!

It’s alive! I just launched a new 28 day kickstarter to finance my new Graphic Novel,
the long awaited Dream Life | a late coming of age.

I had it up as a web comic for a long time as part of the TX comics group, it earned me a Webcomics Creator nomination in the Joe Shuster Awards a couple times - 

For the new book launch, I have a 61 page preview for download or viewing via Issue.

The old pages have been edited and such, so I’ve taken them down on the main site but you can still read them here on Facebook and here on Google+. I kind of like the full screen experience on those pages better anyway.

Thanks to everyone who left comments on the old posts, it was really nice having some kind of feedback when i was posting them that way. It ended up being ill paced I think  to the format, so I was not surprised it seldom got a lot of traffic, but some days a good 50 to a 100 people would come and read the whole story! And some of you left very encouraging and flattening notes. You guys helped me keep feeling positive about this project through many darker days and hopeful what I was doing would find a wider audience. Also thanks to Larry Cruz who helped me come up with a great way to describe the narrative style I’ve been trying to develop with this story. I’ll be continuing to use this for some time I expect! :)

“Dream Life is one of those weird comics … It’s more like an orchestral piece, only you allow the artwork, rather than the music, to buffet you through the emotional highs and lows of each movement.”

[link] - Larry Cruz - One Punch Reviews – 4 out of 5

I’m working on getting up a gallery of art that will be on offer as a reward to post in the next day or so. Already two of my 90′s era pages are taken! Encouraging.


I’m going to be working on the two covers so i can get dummies of each version of the book made soon, the limited run of 90 books for the Indiegogo backers, and the Launch edition for TCAF and beyond.

I’m going to be contacting some other shops including those that have stocked Revolver in the past, but right from the start I can say it will be available at The Beguiling, The Dragon, and Strange Adventures.

But that said I really hope I can entice to get the books direct from me via this kickstarter! You can get a full sweet of all three issues of Revolver, and Dream Life for just $50 and help get a nice handful of copies made for the big launch! The same set of books, and a couple more issues of Revolver, AND a downloadable copy of a really cool album [more to come in a separate post about that shortly!], are also on offer as a grand digital option!

Dream Life, and Revolver One - Three

What Are You Reading? with Salgood Sam

Was invited to write up some books for Robot 6′s regular piece, What Are You Reading?”.

Decided to cover some books by friends that I had just read for awards or had been picking through over the summer. I don’t apologize for being biased.

Tale of Sand‘, ‘Suddenly Something Happened‘, & ‘Traumstadtdenken‘.

Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand.

Multi-award winning Art and Adaptation by Royal Academy heavyweight Ramón Pérez.
Award winning packaging by Eric Skillman.
Archaia

Ramón’s a friend, and it’s been inspiring to watch him become deservedly highly sought after. It may be laying it on a little thick calling this book one for the ages, but I just did. I will have no choice but to cop to being bias. But I’m confident you will agree.

A year or so ago it was while loitering around the Toronto studio he shares with the rest of the Academy gang that I first saw pages from this rather brazenly epic realization of a reputedly esoteric rich early script, by one of my all time heroes. The Muppet Man. Mr Fraggle. When he said what the spreads he was inking were for, I think I cursed under my breath for an extended period.

You could already see this was a gorgeous project. Leaning over Ramón’s shoulder when he’s working tends to be routinely rewarding, but all the more so in this case.

Reading the book myself this summer finally was an almost-unadulterated pleasure. I was initially thrown by the strange lettering phenomenon associated with old Melrose Mernly [his friends call him Sven]. But after it reoccurred a couple of times I got it, and recognized it for the bit of fun inventive surrealism it is, an echo of Henson’s own penchant for psychedelic audio phenomenon.

This book is filled with playful formalistic inventions that for me put it on par with Asterios Polyp and the like. I think many are fairly novel, but despite and often because of it, all still a fabulously smoothly reading, rolling, kinetic comic.

A race meant to take 10 minutes to Eagle Mountain takes a wrong turn into a maylay of chaos.

The large wordless sections can be pored over, but I encourage you to read it all at least once, in only the time it takes to get the story point and move on.

The ease at which you can register what has been drawn narrative wise is remarkable. Storytelling as sharp as you will find here, for a story so surreal is an impressive accomplishment. Ramon makes it look easy. I also happen to know it was completed in an impressively short time, too.

This is a jealousy inducing book. His discipline is always impressive, and it’s on full display here. What it brings to a quite recognizably worthy bit of the Henson legacy is worth every cent and minute.

You must read.

Suddenly Something Happened

by Jimmy Beaulieu.
Translated by Kerryann Cochrane
Conundrum Press

Jimmy Beaulieu is the founder of Quebec publishing house Mécanique Générale, and an autobiographical cartoonist with a penchant for romantic angst. This was how I first encountered him.

I think it was at a Comic Jam hosted by Rupert Bottenberg, or a BD festival perhaps. He’s an extremely likable geeky guy who loves pop music, pop art and sexy ladies unabashedly. A fastidious editor and designer and easy maker of many friends.

He and a group of said friends were publishing great inventive self-published B&W comics when I first moved to Montreal. Several were even wordless so I could enjoy them without issue. I really loved checking out their latest stuff, and was always frustrated by my hopelessly poor language skills when it came to reading Jimmy’s auto bio work.

BDANG is a sub imprint of Conundrum Press, a small but prolific Canadian publishing house. Under it publisher and author Andy Brown is translating and publishing several French books

In 2010 one of them was the collection and translation of two of Jimmy’s extended works, Quelques Pelures and Le Moral des Troupes [winner of the 2005 Prix de l'Espoir Québécois], They document his life between the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. Additional pages were added to the collection, and Jimmy played with parts of the text of the second part to try to round out the story and smooth out his sophomore spots.

I’ve read it in fits, it’s got scope! Coming in at an impressive 250 pages of comics. It’s hard to read in a sitting, but perfect I think for browsing through on transit or keeping by the throne.

Jimmy adopted early an easy, fast, light-handed style of art, well-suited to a personal journal comic. It evolves visibly over the body of work, going from pleasantly naive to deceptively skillful. He often apologizes for his drawing, but I find it enjoyably expressive and his girls are adorable! Being so often the subject of his attention, this pays off for an appreciative reader. He captures people’s pantomime well. The tones and textures lend themselves to a gauzy soft focused nostalgic story about the coming of age of a shy cartoonist from Quebec City who slowly falls in love with Montreal, and moons over hot cupid-like young mothers and full-figured redheads.

There are many small gems, like one of the short, newer epilogues to act one. An entry titled ‘rocket man’ where Jim shares an internal monologue about waiting for his employer at a book fair in Autumn of 2000. Withdrawing from caffeine and suffering a night of poor sleep, on a day he marks as his 2977th of celibacy! Oh dear. He talks about the city landscape while imagining Mecha Kaiju destroying a Montreal industrial park, then that the underwear models on the billboards are there to distract him from the urban destruction. It’s subtle in execution and quite poignant.

I think one great target audience for this collection would be young adult and romance readers looking for sprawling, ranting, romantic, sometimes silly stories of transplantation. Finding love in lots of the wrong places, but finally one right. Feeling inadequate. Facing death for the first time. Raging over pop culture and ranting about popular culture. And being in love with the making of comics. I also know for a fact at least one American comics editor has confessed to having used this book to seduce a girlfriend.

Jimmy has matured a lot since this early work. You’ll find a lovely recent example of his work in Carré Rouge, a romantic fictional story set around the recent protests in Montreal, published in multiple languages online.

But this early material is still quite charming.

Traumstadtdenken – Comix + Images

By Rupert Bottenberg
Editions Trip

Traumstadtdenken

Rupert and I first met at a comics jam in Montreal in the ‘90s when i worked at Marvel and was chafing at constraints. Another cartoonist friend and I were talking during a NY convention, and he gave me a zine of Rupert’s, saying I should meet him. This is also when I first heard about Comic Jams, spectacular incarnations of which Rupert hosted in a svengali fashion at the time.

You may have noticed a trend in my book selections? Yes, well, it’s what I’ve been reading of late. Catching up on the work of many friends.

The title Traumstadtdenken is a German neologism, meaning “Dream-City-Thinking.” A reference to a painting by Paul Klee, “Traumstadt,” that had a significant impact on Rupert.

The book is a collection of comix, drawings and odds ’n’ ends spanning 10 years stitched together with bits of connective symbolically narrative sequences. My one complaint is that the packaging of the book seems to have been been poorly proofed, with the margin’s feeling too close cropped on some pages for my comfort.

It’s informative to know he also paints highly designed abstract art, collects and fabricates pop art sculptures and toys, and recently has been globe-hopping as a founding member of the breakout art collective EN MASSE which i’ve had the honor of being a guest member of.

Whatever he is drawing on–in a comic, on a wall or canvas–his rendering is always superbly skilled and highly graphically attractive. This book is filled with perfect cartoony chiaroscuro pages that often invite you to project your own meaning or interpretations. Rupert has always been a fan of wordless art that can be read by anyone. Several sequences here are examples of that. He provides rich symbolic visuals that suggest lots of ideas, and are just really fun to look at. There is no attempt to present an over-arching story here, page numbers are consciously dropped. There are times where narrative is very strong, a story can be found with ease. Is even clearly intended. But where words appear, it’s usually to cloud the issue and add new silly twists to things.

When I first saw his work I fell in love with his lines. We’ve shared an appreciation for improvisational doodling and abstraction. I hope more people can discover his work as I have. This collection is an excellent place to start.

You should also check out his webcomic with author Claude Lalumière, Lost Myths.


I publish my own comics Quarterly in Revolver.
$15 for print ~ $2 digital

About Design

I don’t get asked to do it as often as i like,
so i’m going to talk about book design a bit now and then…

Don’t get me wrong,
I like both of these.
But still…

Was going to post about Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis on my personal Facebook profile this morning, a fascinating and scary recently diagnosed illness. But then noticed this looking up details and thought it a good opportunity to mention something i’ve observed before.

This is a great example of a lack of innovation in book design, and as a designer the value adopting habits to help both your work, and the items you are designing stand out.

So you have two titles, of very similar wording, in this case about two very different things.

One was just released November 13, 2012. One published in 2010. It seems to me a basic best practice would be to research the tittle, and see if something like it exists already, and not repeat any design notes if one does, if you can help it. Make sure one book is distinct from the other with a similar tittle? So, no red band with B&W images for Susannah should have been a no brainer…ahem. Sorry.

I suspect that didn’t happen here. Not identical of course, but so close. A bit too close branding wise and so easy to avoid with a simple google search on the part of whomever was putting the packaging together for Susannah Cahalan’s book.

Given the older book also owns the URL one would likely look up for promoting Susannah’s new book, it’s hard to imagine you would not have seen this coming either, as a publisher or author or someone on the decision making chain. So I have to wonder if it was a case of just not caring. Or maybe they did, and decided to try to get a lift from people looking for a popular self help book? I don’t know but it gives me an excuse to mention; you get a commission to do a cover? Search the title and subject and be aware of what has gone before.

Something to think about the next time you’re asked to work on a job.   

Ok, with that, i did just listen to Susannah talk about her ordeal, and it’s fascinating stuff, possibly the origins of many cases believed to have been possession in the past. Listen to her talk about it here and try not to get paranoid the next time your hand feels numb.

Just because a thing has not been explained, does not mean it never will be. As a skeptic that was one of the things I came away thinking about after listening to this. A newly named disease humans have probably suffered from since there were humans, and before most likely. Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. In the past too many were probably diagnosed as mad, or possessed. 80+% of known cases have been women, and before 2002 no one new about it at all.

Links

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness & Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable, Word of Mouth Movements

http://www.brainsonfirebook.com/ - http://www.susannahcahalan.com/

And last, I like design so much,
I publish my own comic to get an excuse to do it.
Ok, maybe an exaggeration, might be the comics i’m more hyped about.
But it is one of the perks of putting out my own books…

carte blanche 14, the print on demand / digital edition!

Hi, I got news!

As some will know aside from being a cartoonist and intermittent blogger at sequential, for the last little while I’ve been editor @  http://carte-blanche.org, of graphic fiction [comics and other visual narratives, but basically comics].

Since I joined the magazine there has been talk of doing an print edition of some kind. We’ll here it is, least our first foray into it. We’re using HP’s print on demand service to publish our first hard edition, carte blanche 14: Obsessions. 

I’ve used the service a couple of times now, it’s really good, commercial quality printing on good paper, I kind of wanted to do perfect bound but we wanted to make it cheep. 12.99.

I’ve ended up all over this thing, in a good way I hope. The theme-one of several suggested–the first thing out of my head and seemed to end up resonating the most with Ed in chief Maria Turner and the rest of my fellow editors. Not to take credit for it but then it became a bit of a obsession/preoccupation of my own as I took on the  job of designing the magazine.

I enjoy this kind of work in general but it’s rare to have so much, i think quality material to work with. When i sat down with the full contents to read through them in full before starting the layouts, I was pretty blown away with it all. In part to satisfy my notions for the magazine & in part in response to reading the stories, I did 9 new illustrations for the issue to accompany the design. They join a short comics story A Sunrise by  Daniel Ha. Pieces, another comic, by Ainsley Olsen. Paired by photographer Aurora Ira. Cover art and design elements by Billy Mavreas. And writing by Jaclyn Watterson, Clint Walker, Kathleen Winter, AC Fraser, Donna Caruso, Cynthia Dockrell, Janet Smith, Kathy Page, Rusty Morrison, Julie Mahfood, Lesley Pasquin, Priscila Uppal, Michelle Barker, Gillian Sze, Pablo Strauss Translating Raymond Bock. John Taylor Translating José-Flore Tappy. And a Q&A with Kathleen Winter!
12.99 + shipping, comes with a free digital edition, which if you like you can buy for $5 on it’s own.

Max

Press release from: carte blanche
editors@carte-blanche.org 

Subject: carte blanche introduces new formats

A look at what’s happening at carte blanche.

You asked for it and now we’ve delivered. carte blanche is very excited to announce the launch of our print-on-demand and digital magazine!

Purchase a digital copy and enjoy our Fall Issue (#14) on the reader of your choice, or get a print copy mailed directly to you and peruse it at your leisure.

Available via MagCloud(When you buy the print magazine, you’ll also receive a digital copy free.)

As a special bonus, you get beautiful illustrations by our graphic fiction editor Salgood Sam, and unique cover art by Montreal artist Billy Mavreas in addition to all of the wonderful stories, poems and essays from Issue 14.

And our exclusive audio content is still online at www.carte-blanche.org. Let us know what you think!

Happy reading,

The Editors, carte blanche
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carte blanche

By carte blanche

52 pages, published 2 MAR 2012

$12.99 us + postage for print, $5 for digital only.

carte blanche Issue 14: Obsessions
The Montreal-based literary magazine of poetry, graphic fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, literary translation, fiction, and interviews. This is a pilot project of our first print/digital version of the magazine. It features cover art by Billy Mavreas and original illustrations by Salgood Sam.
Go to carte-blanche.org for exclusive audio content.

It’s here, and can be yours this weekend!

Hard to put into words how it feels to have this printed. New books are always good feeling to have done. And this project is no where close to being totally done, just about 10% or so. And i’m finding little glitches already i’ll have to fix. But i’ve been working on this thing for a long long long time. So many things have gotten in the way of getting it done sooner, so to have anything completed now, oh man… I just hope i can sell as many of this edition as possible because, all my capital this month is tied up in it! :P So hey, come buy a copy! :)
Dream Life
By Salgood Sam
self published – spilt ink
$8

First run of 100 to be made available at TCAF 2010
Dream Life is the story of five friends, Charlie, Lionel, Lucy, PJ, and Dan. Each coming to terms with lives unplanned; in danger of going off the rails, or peter paned.
A biker named Garry Greenberg, a big blue tarpaulin wrapped box, a dog and a red head with no hair will force them each to choose a new path.
Part coming of age, part pulp crime novel, part odd to Charles Schultz.
This 48 page booklet collects the first chapter of the ongoing web comic including pages not yet posted online.
Dream Life site
Salgood Sam dot com

Stuff is going on…

Hey all! So did you have a good free comic book day?

I hope the local shops did well. I’m kind of trapped by work right now and had to stay in.

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Not sure if it has anything to do with it, people looking at more comics today maybe – but a good turn from a friend was the main thing. About 1200 new readers from reddit clicked on Dream Life and did a fair bit of page turning, thanks to Keiren ‘MrsComics‘ Smith who first listed it! I suspect it might be that Mrs Comics. ;) Merci Keiren.

New page went up today by the way [as seen here].

Added the social network links to the site from it’s birth a few months ago. My Facebook Group as been the work horse, 400 on it as of today, and a lot of daily visits through them. I have a fan page too here if you’re looking for one. Digg has been anemic, i enjoy their vodcasts, but i think i can see maybe why a web comic hasn’t been to the site’s taste yet. More of a trailer and gag oriented scene i’m thinking. Stumble upon has been sending fair bit of trafic to me now and then, but i think reddit blew them away with one click. Clearly a superior web-comic listing is on Reddit! Looking at close to or more than 2500 page views in 48 hours. hope some translate to ongoing readers.
:)

TUNES
And a couple of days ago I added the first track in the ‘sound track’ of the comic, go to the cover, open the youtube link in a new page, hit play and give about 4 bars per page.

PRINT
I also just wrapped up Sequential Pulp, sent it off to the printers – god speed! – 30 pages of awesome in the end, already spotted a few typos including the one the bottom of the cover. oh well. Hundreds of collective man hours in it, think we did good. Thanks to everyone who submitted both that got in, even just under the wire, and those that did not. There was a surplus of potential content which is pretty amazing news in of itself. And to our sponsors. We had a surplus there too. feels like people are feeling bullish about comics and TCAF, bodes well. :) It’s super tight on Dream Life, I’m optimistic but it’s a race to the line.

PIXEL
Something kind of interesting going on at Zuda. I just submitted something to them with Mark Sable, he sent me the link last night – this is big news for us. I kind of think it’s going to be good news. In general for creators.

The way i see it, this probably means you’ll be able to put more time into the work itself and a little less into anxiety expended in a pubic popularity contest. It sounds like maybe they will be moving towards an editorial board model or something? Which i have a lot of experience with. Used to those terms in general.
Interesting indeed.

Well, i have a crap tone of inking to do this weekend so out and over!

SEA OF RED SLIPCASE COLLECTION

Nice. Only 1000 copies, so get you’re orders in now me hearties.

Story RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER

Art KIERON DWYER, SALGOOD SAM & PAUL HARMON

Cover PAUL HARMON

MAY 10 - $39.99 - LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES

The year is 1533. Deckhand, Marco Esperanza’s shipping vessel is sunk in the dead of night leaving him, the sole survivor, left adrift in the Red Sea. His prayers are answered when a strange ship impossibly cuts through the night fog saving him a watery grave. However, his elation soon turns to horror when he discovers he has been brought aboard the dread pirate ship, The Black Galleon. There is more to Captain Lesser Blackthroat and his evil crew than mere piracy, these men are damned — these men are vampire.

The year is 2004. Since being turned undead by Blackthroat, Marco has spent the past 400 years tied to the bow of a sunken vessel, clinging to unlife in the dark, briny, deep. His confinement at the bottom of the sea ends when film director Joel Cameron’s submarine discovers him while location scouting. Hungry to film a live vampire battle, Cameron agrees to aid Marco in seeking out the eternal monsters responsible his fate that he might have his revenge.

COLLECTS SEA OF RED, VOL. 1-3

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

Tainted Love

When does Ghostbusters: Tainted Love Come out in comic book shops?

The guys at IDW tell me it should hit the stands on the 10th. That may vary in some Canadian locations but I’m assured it will make it. I’m crossing my fingers and things.

It was made with love, and can be yours just in time to be a gift for that special geek in your life. :) Along with the art here below, you can catch a preview of the book on brokenfrontier.com, and a few words from Dara about his story!

$3.99 – Diamond Code: DEC09 0906

Also pretty cool, is you can get this book as an App for you’re IPhone, Touch, or Pad eventually, just $1.99 for that. My first app, didn’t have much with formating it, will have to get my girlfriend to get it so i can see how it reads.


Fist post of 2010

Starting a few other new projects this year, web comics fully, & i have some Dream Life pages long awaiting inking. Hoping 2010 is better than the last one, dang ’09 sucked.

I wrapped up the Ghostbusters book for IDW, bumpy ride but came out well. It’s inspired me to do some work cleaning up my cleaner B&W work, look for that in the web comics i mentioned. Here’s the press blurb and Diamond code for Tainted Love, there are two covers but that’s not a gag, i asked to do one after they already had commissioned one from Nick. Click here for all my Ghostbusters related posts.

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Story: Dara Naraghi – Art: Salgood Sam

Love is in the air-literally!-as Winston befriends an attractive woman with a ghostly problem in her apartment. But trapping the love-struck apparition proves to be more complicated than the Ghostbusters originally thought. Can Winston step up and save the day? Just how far will Peter go to find a date? And do Ray and Egon ever stop to think about girls, or is it always about trans-dimensional ectoplasmic anomolies with those two?

FC – one-shot – 32 pages – $3.99 – Diamond Code: DEC09 0906

Here’s page one, the silly gangsters are not really a big part of the story, but Dara thought it would make a fun taster for you all. There’s a little more art here.

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GHOSTBUSTERS : TAINTED LOVE

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It’s been a while since i did a WFH deadline driven gig, good to be back at it though i’m a bit rusty with the time management it seems.

Word has been getting out so it’s safe for me to post about it, doing a comic for the franchise of another one of my childhood favorites, Ghostbusters!

Re watched the movies of course, that was fun. Unlike many they hold up well today, really great films. Least i think so.

Hope i can do the comic version justice. we’re not useing likenesses but i am trying to chanel the feel/type for the orriginal cast. The plot is a punchy fun short story, a valentines, with a hint of horror and cutie for Winston in it! Working with Dara Naraghi for the first time on this, with IDW. It’s going a bit slow but the art i think is coming out looking good, eh? A long time collaborator Bernie Mireault is going to be doing colors for the interiours. I also got to go to town doing an alternate cover seen here. spent too long on it but it was worth it. Bellow i’m posting some other rough art and the group shot that got me the gig.

GHOSTBUSTERS HOLIDAY SPECIAL: TAINTED LOVE
Written by Dara Naraghi, art by Salgood Sam.
Covers by Salgood Sam [seen right] and Nick Runge.

Love is in the air – literally! – as Winston befriends an attractive woman with a ghostly problem in her apartment. But trapping the love-struck apparition proves to be more complicated than the Ghostbusters originally thought. Can Winston step up and save the day? Just how far will Peter go to find a date? And do Ray and Egon ever stop to think about girls, or is it always about trans-dimensional ectoplasmic anomolies with those two?

32 pages, $3.99.

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Popgun 4

It was dropped on Bleeding cool, so this is post seepage, but here’s the beutiful cover by Ben Templesmith of the next book to have my art in it! Popgun 4!


For those of you with ink on your fingers, Ben has a cool proses post on the creation of this here on his blog.

Popgun 4 is in the December diamond previews.

My story “Honolulu Lorie’s” was suposed to be in #3 but along with a whole lot of stuff got bumped back to 4 when they realized they had over sold the seats. Some awkward moments there when i found out and i’ve been sitting on my hands till now to make sure it was for sure going to be in this one – “cut due to too much goodness” is generally not quite the message editors probably want to send if you like a story. But bygones, all’s good now, and i’m excited to see how my baby looks in print and the company it’ll be keeping. The Popgun series is damn impressive, very proud to have something in one now.

If you liked that proses post by Ben you’ll maybe want to look at this Flickr set for Lorie’s, documenting the creation of the art for the story. The script was first written in a bar years ago in the mid 90′s on a napkin hanging out with some drunken scumbags and dear friends. Funny because i don’t drink but they could never tell they say.
Sadly i can’t get to LA for the launch party at Meltdown, but if you’re in the area you can keep up with the news about that probably here on DJ’s site.

POPGUN is back with another eclectic collection of established fan favorite creators and rising stars coming together for a new edition of the Harvey Award-winning graphic mix tape! From high-octane action to heart-tugging drama to laugh-out-loud comedy, this collection has comics you’ll love: over 500 full color pages of them!

popguncomics.com

featuring JOCK, JEFFERY BROWN, ERIK LARSEN, TOM SCIOLI, JM KEN NIIMURA, FRANK STOCKTON, JESSICA FINK, SALGOOD SAM, MATTEO SCALERA, CHRIS MORENO, MARK ANDREW SMITH, DEREK MCCULLOCH, JEREMY TINDER, ELIZABETH GENCO and more!
edited by D.J. KIRKBRIDE, ANTHONY WU & ADAM P. KNAVE
cover BEN TEMPLESMITH
FEBRUARY 10
512 PAGES / FC
$29.99

Episode 3: Ce genre de fille-la & Thinkin’ Chicken’

KpostersBook 3 of K is out!


you can preview some of it here, and this is the main site for the
book where there’s another Vid by the lovely Sophie Bienvenu to see. 6 days till 4 if you’re counting!

Saw posters for the series walking home from a fringe play – this is the second i’ve seen. The other was of book 1′s cover announcing the series. Atlas for the chicken brain pencils wtext

Due to give Sof a call, and get copies of K4 from the publisher. Will have to ask how it’s doing, get some numbers. Hope it’s good. Happy with the way the art’s coming out. Need to get more of it done faster this month, but yeah.

Also this week worked on the first of a new short format comic series, seen here on the left.

This is just a rough draft with only crude sketch art, but i’d be curious about how it strikes people, please let me know by writing or commenting here or on flicker.

The theme is to try to help re-frame the way people see science and how it can apply in a non-dogmatic way to understanding their own worlds and lives.