I promised ’em, and here they come: more sneak peaks at the new TORONTO CARTOONISTS WORKSHOP comic that EVERYONE’S talking about in reverent awe.
As if the last blog entry wasn’t enough to send everyone into fidgety anticipation of Friday’s launch of the newest issue, I’m back again to give out the free samples of what awaits our legion of readers when the book gets published on Friday. I’ve seen the whole book, so I know how wonderful it is, but I envy you people getting to see it for the first time.
Our next preview pages are from the delightful team of Mighty Mike Marano scripting, Gorgeous Grant Howarth layouts and grey tones, and introducing Killer Kellam Templeton-Smith on inks.
I wonder what that guy is going to look like when he crawls out of the computer core…I suspect it looks really cool. I suspect the story is equally gripping! We never give you readers less than the best.
Next, the first of TWO entries by Racin’ Rob Pincombe, our assistant editor, and easily the hardest working man in comics, no matter what you hear about Tom Brevoort.
The MIND SPIDERS OF MADAGASCAR…written by Rob and beautifully illustrated by Dapper Dawnson Chen. Warning: If you have a phobia about Mind-Spiders, you might want to look away, and latecomers will not be seated during the fight sequence with the SPIDER-QUEEN!
Wait…we’re stopping it there? But…what happens next? What’s so extraordinarily BAD?
We’d like to tell you, but we have to move on to another thrill-a-minute mystery. The script for this oceanic opus was written by the Amazing Yolanda Cheung, who intended to draw the tale herself, but was called away by a higher duty. Racin’ Rob and Killer Kellam stepped in on the art chores at the last minute, and I’ll be darned if they didn’t knock it out of the park! You heard me right- the writer of the last story, stepped in and drew this next one, and the inker for OLD WOUNDS, stepped in an inked another one. This is the sort of dedication that you readers deserve.
Who doesn’t love an old man kicking ass in a transforming aquatic wheelchair? Can I get a witness?
And wait until you witness THIS western tale. Written by “Calamity” Kathleen Gallagher, with art by Dynamite Danny Setna! Kathleen’s had a few stories under her belt, and we’ve come to expect genius from her (which she never fails to deliver), but this is Danny’s first time in print anywhere, and yeehaw, that boy surprised us editin’ hombres with his detailed line-work!
Is there anything more wonderful than a crime spree that just MIGHT involve non-farting cows? I told you Kathleen writes a fun script.
Don’t forget, you can still download issue #1 (with stories by Rob Pincombe, Kathleen Gallagher, Mike Marano, and a host of other clever writers, teamed up with artists as impressively skilled as you’re seeing up above) all for free at a bunch of digital comix websites you can find HERE at the Holmes Inc Hompage on the Web.
Wait, did you say “FREE”?
Yes I did. And issue #2 will be free in just a matter of days as well. We want you to see these amazing, soon-to-be-stars before Marvel, DC, IDW and Dark Horse snatch them away from us and pay ’em what they’re worth. (Note to Marvel, DC, IDW and Dark Horse editors: Please snatch these guys away from us and pay ’em what they’re worth!)
And if you’re in the Toronto area THIS Friday evening, drop by to the TORONTO CARTOONISTS WORKSHOP, 587A College Street (at Clinton), and meet the creative team that made this issue great. We might even find you a copy of the book in print form, and I’m fairly sure we’ll get you something to snack on.
Don’t worry, the previews are still coming. Tune in tomorrow for even more Holmes Incorporated sneak peaks. We’re not even close to running out of talent!
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your BONUS Holmes Incorporated Comics Moment:
Artwork by Daniel Wong with colours by Keiren Smith. Where do we FIND these artistic wunderkinds? It must be something in the water in Toronto.