Friday, January 04, 2008


I'm very happy to post the news (featured on Comic Book Resources just a short while ago) that Filip Sablik has been promoted to Publisher of Top Cow Productions. He's been Vice-President of Sales & Marketing until now. It's a great choice by Matt Hawkins and Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri, so my hearty congratulations to all involved!

Aside from be my collaborator on Dead Inspector, Filip is an engergetic, enthusiastic and talented promoter of the comic art form and it's great to see him being recognized as such.


Whether you know him from his stunning back covers to the early Devil's Due run of G.I. Joe (back when G.I. Joe was, you know, AMERICAN) or his stunning first sequential work in THE WICKED WEST 2 or his subsequent majestic JONAH HEX material, David Michael Beck is an incredible talent.

And now he's Zombie-Proof.

David just turned in his beautiful, fully-rendered pencils for his variant cover for Zombie-Proof#3, which is due out in January (and in all fairness to the fantastic people at Moonstone, if it's late it's our fault).

Vince and I are just blown away by this piece that really captures Billy Bob Driwahl in all his defiant glory. Blown. Away.

And David did this while dealing with a tough family illness, too. Isn't that incredible? If you'd like to see more of his work, check out his site or his upcoming (but as yet unscheduled) return visit to Jonah Hex.


The WGA strike may have nixed this season of 24, but that doesn't mean you can't get your Jack Bauer fix! Toy Collector Magazine's January '08 issue features an article by yours truly on all of the toys and other collectibles available based on the show. I talked with Beau Smith about the new IDW graphic novel and Todd McFarlane about his Jack Bauer toys. We have plenty of previews of the 24 mini-mates line from Diamond Select Toys, too.
You can either look at the whole thing free online or download a print-quality PDF, also free of charge, by visiting