Lots of news in the comics realm to share, so let’s get started!
About a week ago, I posted on FB that I had put Tanpopo online for free! That’s right, I want everyone to see it, even if only digitally. Tanpopo is my series that weaves original literature and poetry into the story of Tanpopo, as she is goes in search of emotions, happiness and ultimately loved. Her companion on this journey is Kuro, who is none other than the devil in disguise. The series is loosely based on Goethe’s Faust, and the text in Volume 1 is from Faust. Volume 2 is inspired by the Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
This week marks the release of the last issue in the Sky Pirates series! You get to find out whether the light crystal’s powers are stronger than the evil magnetism of the Forgotten Isle, and what happens to Billy and his friends. You can read the preview here. I had a lot of fun drawing this series, and I hope everyone enjoyed it. Here are a couple of recent interviews: one is by Newsarama and the other is by Comic Related. Make sure you pick up your issues at your local comic book store!
Next up is a cover I worked on with Vancouver comic collective, Cloudscape Comics. The cover is for an anthology called Exploded View and it has comics and stories from a lot of talented local Vancouver comic artists and writers. There is an excerpt and Pin Up of the cover for the BURN graphic novel, too! Keep your eyes on my blog and FB for news on when the anthology will be published.
And lastly, another cover! Yes, for Elephantmen. This will be on Elephantmen, issue 29, which is due out around APE (so much later this fall). I love the Elephantmen series and am honored and excited about getting to do a cover!
And of course, to answer the eternal question: will either of these covers come out as prints … the answer is …
More on that later …