Tuesday, 30 April 2013

STORM DOGS #5 - Preview

The fifth issue of Storm Dogs is printed and just arrived in the mail. It will be on sale to the public next Wednesday 8th May at a comic book store near you. Here are a few preview pages to whet your appetite. Cover as always by Doug Braithwaite, interiors by Doug Braithwaite with Ulises Arreola on colours.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Darkness 112 - Preview

Wednesday 24th April - The Darkness #112 is in your local comic shop. This is part one of a two-part story called Hope's Adventures Underground. Jackie Estecado's daughter sets off into the Wild Woods, with only her three mutant kitties for company. There are all kinds of witches and ghoulies laying in wait for her, but hey, this is Jackie's daughter and she is the baddest little witch in this neck of the woods...

Art by Jeremy Haun, Colours by John Rauch, Letters by Troy Peteri
Cover by Stjepan Sejic

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Darkness: Rebirth Volume 2

The second volume of my run on The Darkness with artist Jeremy Haun is out tomorrow (Wednesday 17th April). Look for it in your comic book shop.
Here's the press release from Top Cow

Jackie Estacado had everything he ever wanted: riches, power, and a beautiful family. But Jackie relinquished his control of the Darkness. With his marriage crumbling and the encroachment of a rival gang on his turf, Jackie has failed to notice that there is something horribly, horribly wrong with his daughter, Hope. And Jackie will learn that there are things even the Darkness should fear.
Collects THE DARKNESS #106-111

Story by David Hine
Art by Jeremy Haun & John Rauch
Price: $17.99

Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Man Who Laughs - The Graphic Novel

April 18th is the official release date for the long-awaited graphic novel adaptation of Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs. Officially the 'maddest' novel by the author of Notre Dame de Paris and Les Misérables, the 1928 movie, directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, inspired the creation of possibly the greatest of all comic-book villains, The Joker. Now you can see a new version, adapted by myself and Mark Stafford, published by SelfMadeHero. This is the official press release.

Mark and I will be signing copies of the book, fresh off the presses, at Comiket in London on Saturday April 20th, from 11am to the early evening.

Mark will also be taking part in the Drawing Parade. Comiket is at Central Saint Martins.

More details here: Comiket

This book is a real labour of love for us. Mark's art is his best ever, and that's saying something. Here are some pages and images from the book.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Bulletproof Coffin - Ad Infinitum

When Shaky Kane and I put together the fourth issue of The Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred - the infamous 'cut-up' issue - we talked about one day creating a digital version, where the panels would come up in random order in an endless loop. We also invited readers to create their own digital versions and post them online. We've had a couple of responses, but now our minds are officially blown after I was contacted on Twitter by Inigo Saenz. This madman has a site called fanthoman.com where he posts all kinds of postmodern ramblings. The link he sent me was exactly what I had imagined: an endless loop of randomly assembled pages from The Bulletproof Coffin #4. He asked me if I had any ideas to improve it and I suggested adding music and animated psychedelic gifs.

I was joking.

He did it!

Click on the following link to experience the intensity: Endless Coffin

Don't forget, you can still read the first issue of series 1 on Comixology here: The Bulletproof Coffin Free Issue or buy the complete volumes: The Bulletproof Coffin Volume 1 and The Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred

And here are a few screen grabs from Inigo Saenz's Endless Coffin...

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Kickstarter - Tome

It's been a long time since I blogged. Wa-a-a-a-y too busy. I have to find the time to share this though. Two days ago this weighty...well Tome really is the only word for it... arrived in the post. It's the result of a Kickstarter project that turned out to be a huge success story, aiming for a goal of $18,400 dollars and raising an amazing $132,538. That meant that the original project - to publish art works on the theme of Vampirism - grew way bigger than expected, with extra pages, an added audio CD and even bigger page size. You can read more details here: Kickstarter Tome

I went for the pledge that netted me an original sketch by Ben Templesmith, which frankly is worth the money on its own. Here are photos of a select few pages, but really the whole book is beautiful. Kudos to editor Kasra Ghanbari for producing a true work of art. If you're lucky, you may still be able to order a copy of the book from this site: 44Flood.com/TOME

The book is so big it dwarfs a normal-size (but also awesome) comic

And here is the original Templesmith sketch.