Billy Tucci and Adam Bray really kicked it on the variant cover for Zombie-Proof #2. I'm really thrilled with it. Billy, Vincent Spencer and I will be at the Big Apple Con's "The National" show in New York City on November 16-18, 2007.
It ought to be great, particularly since we've added Well-Defined Productions' Cruise Director Michael A. Solof (you might know him as the Scoop convention photographer or the Bendis stalker immortalized in the first ever "all stalker" letters column in Powers #9) to our roster. Mike loves Zombie-Proof and he'll make you love it, too!
The Black Forest co-writer and Frankenstein and Me writer-director Robert Tinnell, The Wicked West co-writer and So, You've Downloaded a Demon writer-director Todd Livington, I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal co-producer Carey Ann Strelecki, and Geppi's Entertainment Museum curator and Zombie-Mania: 80 Movies to Die For co-author Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg have all contributed character and atmospheric blog entries to Zombie-Proof #2.
This issue will be on sale mid-November!
Friday, October 26, 2007
In addition to our own Zombie-Proof, we're big fans of the zombie genre, at least the good stuff. Helping you sort out the good undead from the plain old undead is Zombie-Mania - 80 Movies to Die For.
Zombie-Mania is written by Geppi's Entertainment Museum curator Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg and registrar Andy Hershberger and I talked with them for this Scoop interview a few weeks ago. Arnold also contributed one of the blogs posted in Zombie-Proof #2, as you'll see in a separate post.
I'd definitely like to recommend the book to anyone into the genre, and I hope you'll read the interview.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Filip Sablik, Top Cow Productions' marketing supremo, is one of the good guys in this business. As many of you know, he's a talented artist, and he's also my partner on Dead Inspector, something we've been slowly developing for quite some time now. He frequently has new sketches from this project up on his blog, which you should definitely check out.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
If you've read his "Hellion for Hire" column on Newsarama or talked with him at shows (or, alternately, listened to my voice mail without my knowledge), you know that Shi creator and Sgt. Rock writer-aritst Billy Tucci had his own hand in the development of Billy Bob Driwahl, the star of Zombie-Proof. Now he's finally done his long-awaited cover. Here it is, colored by Adam Bray. Look for it on sale in November!
Finally! Antiques: The Comic Strip - Volume One is ready to roll. The finished product is beautiful and it's on sale now! Take a look at the complete story in this cool 80-page hard cover edition (with dust jacket) for just $14.95. Both the Fraim brothers and I are extremely happy with the book and we think you will be too. Give it a whirl! Either ask your comic shop to order it or visit the site and order online.
I had a great email conversation with Mike Bullock, the talented scribe of Moonstone's The Phantom. It was featured in Scoop's Main Event section. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Mike has been doing some amazing stuff with the character!
Billy Tucci, for whom I frequently write or co-write Shi, was announced at the Baltimore Comic-Con as the new writer-artist on DC's Sgt. Rock. It's going to be awesome. It features what some of us who know him think is his best art ever. He's had a couple of photo shoots that I am sure confused his neighbors... ace Scoop photographer and Well-Defined Productions cruise director Mike Solof was even in one of them.
Here's links to two pieces on Scoop about it: