Yeah, yeah, this was originally written and published in November. November 23 2010 to be precise. But life happens…plans change, especially plans of publishers and printers. Both these books were delayed from their original release date, but it’s been confirmed that they will really truly be in stores tomorrow, Wednesday December 15 2010. So, read this re-post quickly…then off you go.
SHAMELESS PLUG BLOG
Every now and then, comics I wrote or drew get published, and I get to ask you to buy them. I often forget to do this, but this week, I’ve got enough coming out in a row to pester you.
I PRESENT THE SHAMELESS PLUG BLOG
First up: I’m fairly sure that Johnny Canuck’s big return to comics in the NORTHERN GUARD is this Wednesday or next Wednesday, if your local doesn’t get it tomorrow. There’s some chewy good fun in this comic – a revival of some terrific Canadian Golden Age characters, and the first published work of a couple of good Canadian pals of mine. (I just called my wife a “pal”. I’m a dead man.)
Speaking of the lovely Keiren, it’s fun to see her credit on the Harvey Pekar meets the Thing story that’s coming out NEXT week. She’s lettered a couple of the stories I did with Harvey Pekar, and keeping with the tradition, she gets her first Marvel credit. And she did a terrific job! I’m allowed to show off the first page, now that Marvel’s put it into promotion rotation. This one’s in the stores in a week, I’m told.
If you have any fondness for Pekar, you’re going to love his take on the Thing. This is, by far, my favorite Pekar story I ever got to do, sad as the events surrounding it were, and I’m going to blog about why it was so wonderful and bittersweet, right after it comes out next week…no spoilers here.
The cover looks like this, so you’ll know to get it when it’s out…
And just to top off the sudden flood of Templeton product on the market in one fortnight, this came out in England last week - check it-
It’s a horror/sf writer’s magazine, with both prose and comics contained within. Not a bad little offering and you can find much more about this publisher at http://www.murkydepths.com But you probably figured that out on your own. I’ll bet you can order copies there.
For my part, I did thumbnail layouts and original edits on a terrific horror/adult story about a man who finds out the world is going to end, and wants to go out – ehem…with a bang. It was written by Greg Dunford, and illustrated by Gibson Quarter and Eden Bachelder - a group of friends who are all merry members of the Toronto Cartoonist Workshop usual suspects.
All right…the shameless plugging is done for today. Though it may come up again when my issue of Mad Magazine comes out next month, or my upcoming issues of the Simpsons. Or…
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your Shameless Plug Comic Book moment of zen: