Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year from ComicsDC!

  • Title: New Year's eve at the hotel prosperity / Kep.
  • Creator(s): Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956, artist
  • Date Created/Published: N.Y. : Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann, Puck Building, 1909 December 29.
  • Medium: 1 photomechanical print : offset, color.
  • Summary: Illustration shows waiters Joseph G. Cannon and James S. Sherman turning away a man labeled "Average Citizen" and a woman at the "Hotel Prosperity" dining room because all the tables have been reserved; there are signs on the tables that read "Reserved for Wool Interests, Reserved for Coal Trust, Reserved for Steel Trust, Reserved for Senator Aldrich and Party, Reserved for Cold Storage Interests, Reserved for Sugar Trust, Reserved for Ice Trust, [and] Reserved for Franchise Grabbers".
  •  from the Library of Congress 

Breathtaker reprint project on Indigogo - 7 days left!

Breathtaker is a critically acclaimed Harvey Award-nominated graphic novel, first published by DC Comics and Vertigo in the early '90s. The award-winning, world-famous artists / creators Mark Wheatley (Jonny Quest, Frankenstein Mobster, EZ Street, Insight Studios & more) and Marc Hempel (The Sandman, Disney Adventures, Heavy Metal & more) are offering you the opportunity to pick up a new, improved, and remastered edition of this long out-of-print book. And then they want to continue their groundbreaking story of love, death, passion, and the journey toward redemption. But for all of this to happen they need your help. And for that you will not go home empty-handed! Now is your chance to give the breath of life to Breathtaker.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/breathtaker to fund it

Kal covers the year that was for the Baltimore Sun

(note the watercolors!)

From: Kevin Kallaugher

I wanted to share that The Baltimore Sun created a nice interactive graphic from a large double-page year-end cartoon that I created for the paper. The link is here:

The original artwork was so large that I could not fit it on my drawing table so I had to resort to using the island in our kitchen.

The KAL iPhone App is now available at the iTunes store.
The KAL iPhone App is now available at the iTunes store.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Smudge! Expo 2014 Exhibitor Application

Smudge! Expo 2014 Exhibitor Application


The Smudge! Expo is taking place on Saturday, March 8, 2014, from noon to 6 p.m. at Artisphere in Arlington, Va. Smudge is a new comics arts expo meant to showcase independent comics and inspire attendees to become storytellers themselves. Smudge will feature exhibitors in the Artisphere Ballroom, presenters in the Black Box Theater and hands-on workshops in the classroom. While the Artisphere Town Hall bar will be open, the event is family friendly and will have plenty of activities for kids, such as drawing and making pin buttons. (Exhibitors will also be designated if their table is all-age appropriate.)

Smudge is a curated show. About 45 exhibitors will be selected to display and sell their work. The fee to exhibit is $55 for space which will include a 6-foot table and 2 chairs (provided by the venue). Exhibitors will be expected to help promote the show via social media.

To apply, fill out the form on the website and submit it by January 15. Selected exhibitors will be notified by January 20. (Payment must be made by January 25 to secure the spot.)

We hope to have a nice mix of comics arts-related exhibitors (minicomics, graphic novels, web comics, editorial cartoonists, print makers, publishers, etc.).

Smudge is the brainchild of local comic booker Matt Dembicki and event manager Tina Henry. Smudge's venue sponsor is the amazing Artisphere in Arlington, Va.

If you have questions, please email smudgexpo@gmail.com.

KAL interview, prior to tonight's Live Show

Celebrity Interview: KAL, Editorial Cartoonist and Special Guest at The Xavier DuChamp Post-Holiday Extravaganza!

Mike Harris

Baltimore Improv Group (December 2013): http://www.bigimprov.org/Celebrity-Interview-KAL

KAL, Editorial Cartoonist and Special Guest at The Xavier DuChamp Post-Holiday Extravaganza!

Feb 9: Sakugawa at Big Planet DC

February 9 – Yumi Sakugawa signing

ITHINKIAMBig Planet Comics is proud to welcome Yumi Sakugawa for a signing and reading from her brand new graphic novel, I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You!

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and illustrator based in Southern California and a regular contributor to The Rumpus and Wonderhowto.

“Look around. You won’t find anything sweeter than this lonely little book anywhere in your immediate vicinity. Unless for some reason there’s, like, a bunny knitting a scarf for a puppy. That might be sweeter. Aside from that, this book is definitely your best bet.” –Avery Monsen, coauthor of K is for Knifeball and All My Friends Are Dead

“This is one of my favorite comics ever, a sweet ode to platonic love that will echo through the ages.” –MariNaomi, author of Kiss & Tell

“Funny and beautifully drawn, I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You is the bittersweet tale of friendships in the age of social media in which many can relate.” –Esther Pearl Watson, author of Unlovable

“The warmth of Yumi’s soft brushstrokes and vulnerability of her words make me feel less alone in this weird world. I think I am in book-love.” –Lisa Hanawalt, author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes

Yumi Sakugawa’s website: http://www.yumisakugawa.com

Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Jan 15: Brad Meltzer in Tyson's Corner


Brad Meltzer appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his new children's books I Am Abraham Lincoln and I Am Amelia Earhart on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM!

Barnes & Noble – Tysons Corner Mall
Tysons Corner Center, 7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102

Courtesy of Convention Scene. Meltzer has a new Batman story coming out soon, and Eliopoulos is a comic book artist of course.

Jan 1: Big Planet Comics annual sale

Thursday, December 26, 2013

12/27: Kal featured with Baltimore Improv Group Friday night!

From: Kevin Kallaugher

Looking for some post-Holiday fun? Come to The Creative Alliance for Baltimore Improv Group's End-of the-Year Extravaganza... Friday December 27! I will be doing some live cartooning and riffing on the themes of 2013...

I hope to see you there!

Spread the word!



Kal's New retrospective collection Daggers Drawn is now available to order

December 25th, 2013





December 27th - The Creative Alliance - 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore

It's time to celebrate the holidays again...and we've got an old-fashioned spectacle for you. It's our first ever improvised holiday special! We'll deliver an evening filled with scenes of seasonal delight, audience interviews, and music, tied up with a sparkly bow. What else makes it special? We've got our old friend KAL back to take our cheer to a new level!



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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Traffic safety doesn't stop for Christmas

Montgomery Co. uses comic book story to teach safety

Wednesday - 12/25/2013, 3:31pm  ET

Montgomery County launches a new safety campaign. (Photo: Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Initiative)

Can a graphic novel be a lifesaver?

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports



Atlanta TV station recommends March

Civil Rights Leader John Lewis gives unique gift to members of Congress

Devin Fehely
Dec 25, 2013   

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night

Our best wishes to all of you for the season, and for all of 2014. We'll be back later in the week.

SPX 2014's lottery system for tables

Dear Creators, Publishers, and Friends,

We hope you've had a great 2013!  As we look ahead to next fall and the SPX 2014, we need to update you on a few things.  We'll be making some changes to our registration process and we want to walk you through them.

The rush for SPX tables last year revealed that simply moving our long-time "first come, first serve" rules to a digital format was not the right solution. Beyond the website issues that plagued us (A pox on your household, Bluehost!), it was clear from the overall feedback that we needed to rethink the entire process. So back to the drawing board we went.

We Have a Plan

We've given loads of thought to how best to manage the show given its recent growth and taking into account what's going on in the independent comics community we exist to support. After a great deal of careful consideration, we've made the decision that for 2014, SPX is moving to a split registration system. Half of our tables will be awarded by an open Lottery and half byinvitation.

About the Lottery

Here's a crazy notion: SPX has literally doubled in size since 2011. We are now able to accommodate a larger and more diverse group of creators than ever before.  And we're committed to keeping SPX open to all, whether you're just starting out or have been honing your craft for years. Moving to a table Lottery allows us to meet these goals while removing the potential for unfairness and unquestionable inconvenience that had crept into our "first come, first serve" process.  

Going forward there will be total transparency to how people get their tables and how the wait list works. We'll have a simple initial registration and a lengthy window of registration so you won't be dealing with website crashes. This will be a truly random and fair process to reserve your tables.

About those Invitations

Let's get the "C" word out of the way up front. SPX has no interest in broadly "curating" our show based on content.  Whereas other shows use this method quite well, we prefer a different path.

On the other hand, each year we try to put together thematically consistent groups of guests. We begin working on guests a full year in advance and that work continues up until a few weeks before showtime. We need to ensure that we have the appropriate table space to offer our featured creators.  This is not a major change from year's past but by acknowledging these folks as invited, the process is more transparent.

Along with our annual guests, another group that is just as important are the creators and publishers who have continuously supported SPX over the last half decade or more. These folks have been instrumental in creating the community that we cherish. Without these stalwarts, SPX would be utterly unrecognizable and the growth of the last several years would have been impossible.  With our 20th Birthday Party approaching, we would not want to have these friends miss the festivities.

As to how this will work, practically speaking, prior to the Lottery, SPX will reach out to those legacy supporters of SPX offering them a window of opportunity to commit to their table(s).  If the table space is declined, it will then roll over to the Lottery pool and be available to all Lottery participants.

What to Expect

1. By early January we will notify all of the SPX Legacy members so everyone knows whether they need to register for the Lottery or not.
2. In mid-January we will send out via both our exhibitor e-mail list and social media the start and end dates for Lottery registration. A web site will be provided to enter your information as well as further details on the registration process. We will also announce the final size of the number of tables in the Lottery pool.
3. There will be a 3 week window to register for the Lottery, so we can avoid the crazy, mad rush to sign up online that plagued us last year. Weekly reminders will go out via our e-mail list and social media to be sure that this is kept on everyone's radar.
So There it Is

We're growing - this community is growing - and with growth comes change.  Given our experience last year, we're sure these changes to our registration process are for the better.  

We're committed keeping SPX an open, welcoming event and to using a transparent, democratic process that ensures new creators have an equal opportunity to participate.

With our 20th Birthday coming up, we want to have a really happy party crowd!!!

Any questions, do not hesitate to send us a note to EXHIBITORS@SPXPO.COM and we will get right back to you with answers.

Thanks all,

Mike and Eden and Dan and Sam and Sarah and Bill and Catherine and and Nate and Warren and Greg and John and Rusty and Joe

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Post quotes the LA Times on Internet animation

This article is in the Dec 22nd Post as Animation guru predicts 'golden age' online.


Fred Seibert foresees 'next golden age of animation' on Internet

Seibert, producer of the online series 'Bee & PuppyCat' for YouTube's Cartoon Hangover, is responsible for some of the most successful animated TV shows of the 1990s.

By Richard Verrier

December 18, 2013,


The Simpsons, Math and The Post's review

Simpsons and a Slide Rule [online title: Mathematics and Homer Simpson]

By Jordan Ellenberg,

Washington Post December 22 2013


Those darn comic strips

Good commentary, but bad tax advice, in the comics

Glenn Easton, William F. Baxter

Washington Post December 21 2013


Happy Holidays from ComicsDC

Michael Pohrer whipped us up a holiday card this year. Happy Holidays from all of us at ComicsDC.

Justin Aclin interview on Post's religion blog

Atheists battling supernatural villains: Q&A with Justin Aclin [S.H.O.O.T. First]

By Kimberly Winston | Religion News Service,

Washington Post's On Faith blog December 20, 2013


Friday, December 20, 2013

Montgomery County launches comic book ad safety campaign

The Post reviews new dinosaur movie unfavorably

This prehistoric chatter matters ['Walking With Dinosaurs'].

By Stephanie Merry,

Washington Post December 20 2013


Fantastic Forum today - Neil Gaiman interview

Watch an ALL-NEW episode of FANTASTIC FORUM in Montgomery County, MD today at 5:30 PM on MCM Comcast channel 21; RCN channel 21; Verizon FiOS channel 21. On location from Victory Comics in Falls Church, VA! Host Sherin Nicole and panelists Ben Taylor, Jon Skovron and Josh Sheridan Talley discuss the DOCTOR WHO 50th ANNIVERSARY. Featuring Producer/host Ulysses E Campbell's interview with author NEIL GAIMAN and Sea To Net Productions's DOCTOR WHO TARDIS PHOTOBOOTH!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fluggenock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Well, Waddya Know?"

"Well, Waddya Know?"

Am I the only one out here who's sick to goddamn' death of seeing the US Left wasting its time getting its panties in a twist over this whole phony-assed "is Santa Claus white or black" controversy? Am I the only one out here who's fed up watching the US Left letting some bimbo at Fox News push its buttons with the same old standard-issue Culture War horseshit?

Is Santa Claus white or black? Ask me if I give a shit. Honestly, with all the really important stuff going on, why is the US Left wasting time fighting with Megyn Kelly over this crap?

Get a grip, willya? Idiots.


Mike Flugennock, flugennock at sinkers dot org
Mike's Political Cartoons: dubya dubya dubya dot sinkers dot org

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Marvel and Hello Kitty are tracking kids

Original Christmas ornaments by cartoonists

Barbara Dale had a few people over to her house after a tour at Geppi's Entertainment Museum. After pizza, she coaxed people into decorating ornaments. Here's the one-of-a-kind ornaments now on my tree with a Thomas Nast's Santa Claus, a Cliffored Berryman's teddy bear (from the Smithsonian) and a couple of Snoopy's (from Hallmark's Peanuts line).

Carolyn Belefski

Joe Sutliff

Barbara Dale

Steve Artley

I kept getting this glowing nose on Artley's ornament - Christmas is magical after all...

The Grim Quacker

Death is Good's The Grim Quacker, a toy done by a DC-area cartoon writer. He's got a book of cartoons out too, and sells t-shirts based in this character at local cons.

Senator Coburn doesn't approve of Superman's government service

Senator Coburn (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released "Wastebook 2013," highlighting 100 examples of wasteful and low-priority government spending totaling nearly $30 billion. Of interest to us is the cover and Chapter 2:  "It's a Bird.  It's a Plane.  It's Superman! – (National Guard) $10 million.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wow, the GPO has an interesting choice for a Christmas illustration

I'm a fan of their blog. I just wouldn't have chosen this illustration for an article about Christmas trees....



















Oh, say, can you tree? American Christmas tree traditions

by Michele Bartram, U.S. Government Online Bookstore

As you can see, it's Uncle Sam and Columbia bringing the blessings of liberty to less-enlightened peoples in the wake of the Spanish-American War.  My guess is that it's a scan off the Library of Congress site. Yes, here it is, from 1899.

In the larger size reprinted here, you can see children in native garb representing their countries, with Puerto Rico receiving a book, Hawaii reaching out for something too, Samoa sucking on candy, and  Cuba and the Philippines getting a nice new plow. If it's not a justification of imperialism (although I think it is), it's certainly paternalism.

However, should you like to have this Keppler print for your own decorating, you can download a 140mb tif and print it out probably as big as a tree. It is a nice drawing.

'Cartoon Picayune' #6 is available

Local cartoonist/small press publisher Josh Kramer has a new issue out of his Cartoon Picayune anthology. The "Small Worlds" issue (No. 6) is now available to order (40 pages; $4). Josh has also lauched a subscription drive to help continue to fund the series: $10 for one year (and two issues) or $20 for two years (and four issues). Shipping included. As a bonus, subscribers will now recieve a limited edition screen print by Dakota McFadzean, while supplies last.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Selfies!"


The past couple of weeks have seen many memorable moments in all the pomp and ceremony marking the passing of Nelson Mandela, but none as memorable as this indelible image of three world leaders keeping it classy at the Mandela memorial service last week.

And now, Mandela has finally been laid to rest in his ancestral village -- and not a moment too soon, as I don't know if I could've stood much more of the hypocritical spewage from the leaders of the nations who funded and armed the apartheid regime and conspired to keep Mandela imprisoned for nearly three decades.

Some of the most breathtaking spewage had to have come from that inimitable mass murderer and concentration camp operator, our very own Barack "Dronemeister" Obama:

"We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again.  So it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set..."

President Sparkle Pony has actually said something truthful here, if only by accident. If the likes of Mandela were emerging today, he'd likely have made it onto Obama's "Disposition Matrix" if he hasn't already been smeared in a drone strike while he attended a friend's wedding. Either that, or he might be rotting in Guantanamo right now.





"Though I could not caution all, I yet may warn a few:
 Don't lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools!"

                                               --grateful dead.
Mike Flugennock, flugennock at sinkers dot org
Mike's Political Cartoons: dubya dubya dubya dot sinkers dot org

Jennifer & Matthew Holm: 2013 National Book Festival

Jennifer & Matthew Holm: 2013 National Book Festival

Jennifer and Matthew Holm appear at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Lynda Barry: 2013 National Book Festival

Lynda Barry: 2013 National Book Festival

Cartoonist Lynda Barry appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

That darn Doonesbury

Letter to the Editor: Some commentary doesn't belong in the comics [in print as No commentary in the comics].
Alan S. Miller, Alexandria
Washington Post December 14 2013

Comic Riffs posts Family Guy spoilers, ruins Christmas

The Post reviews VeggieTales and Betty Page


'Bettie Page Reveals All' movie review: Juicy tidbits in the pin-up's own voice
By Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post December 12 2013 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Game On! Comics in Ballston Mall

ChildTime Magic
NEW LOCATION! Opens Tomorrow!
Kiosk in Ballston Common Mall!
We are opening a kiosk right inside the heart of Arlington in Ballston Common Mall! 
Located on the first floor right outside of GameStop. We are opening it on Monday December 16! Tomorrow! Come on by and say hello if you can!

Game On! Comics
4238 Wilson Blvd 
Arlington, VA 22203

At this location you can have subscription, pick up the latest comics out that week, and pick up a board game or two! Same great staff/service now in two great locations!

So tell your friends if they want the latest comics and games, the best service and the best discounts to come on by!


Game On! Comics
310 Dominion RD NE
Vienna, Virginia 22180

Another Indian comics interview by Ryan Holmberg

Bengal's Drighangchoo: An Interview with Deeptanil Ray

Mark Wheatley interviewed about Breathtaker

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A week of interviews recap

In case you missed any:

"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Jerry Gaylord," ComicsDC Blog (December 13, 2013): http://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2013/12/meet-local-cartoonist-chat-with-jerry.html

            "Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Rajan Sedalia," ComicsDC Blog (December 12, 2013): http://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2013/12/meet-local-cartoonist-chat-with-rajan.html

            "Meet a Local Comics Writer: A Chat with Davy Shian," ComicsDC Blog (December 11, 2013): http://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2013/12/meet-local-comics-writer-chat-with-davy.html

            "Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Reuel Smith," ComicsDC Blog (December 10, 2013): http://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2013/12/meet-local-cartoonist-chat-with-reuel.html

            "Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Monica Marier of Tangent Artists," ComicsDC Blog (December 9, 2013): http://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2013/12/meet-local-cartoonist-chat-with-monica.html

            "Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Kathleen Brenowitz," ComicsDC Blog (December 8, 2013): http://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2013/12/meet-local-cartoonist-chat-with.html

Friday, December 13, 2013

Richard Thompson exhibit in Ohio this spring

An exhibit of Richard Thompson's cartoons will be at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in late March, shown with Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes. Curator Caitlin McGurk just spent 3 days selecting art for the exhibit, and it'll be good. 

This cartoon won't be included, but begin planning your trip now anyway.

Meet Justin Jordan (LUTHER STRODE, Green Lantern New Guardians) tomorrow 11AM-1PM

Saturday 12/14/13
Click here to RSVP on FACEBOOK.
First 25 In Line Receive a FREE mystery gift, limited ONLY to this event, and numbered at 25 Copies!

Signed & Numbered to ONLY 25.

Happy Holidays, Third Eye Faithful!

We're super pumped to be doing a very special Third Eye signing event for the brand new IMAGE COMICS series DEAD BODY ROAD from one of our favorite rising stars in the comic industry: JUSTIN JORDAN.

Justin Jordan has wowed you guys with his work on books like STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE & LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE, as well as his work on GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS and SHADOWMAN.

Now, he's got a brand new series out on ROBERT KIRKMAN'S (the creator of WALKING DEAD) SKYBOUND IMPRINT at IMAGE COMICS.

DEAD BODY ROAD is a bone-crushing, adrenaline-charged revenge story that's one part Quentin Tarantino, one part Frank Castle (aka the Punisher). 

It grabs a hold of you, and doesn't let go, and is one of the most exciting IMAGE books to drop this Winter.

Justin has been to Third Eye before, and after seeing how awesome a crowd we have for our events, plus getting to interact with so many of you, our loyal Third Eye Faithful, he knows we are the go-to spot to launch some of his most kick-ass stuff.

So, if we could ask you, Third Eye Faithful, to help us keep the streak of awesome Justin Jordan signings continuing, and make sure you come out and get your own Strode issues signed, as well as taking a peek at the incredible new DEAD BODY ROAD, it would be mighty awesome. :) 

Click here to RSVP to the event on FACEBOOK.

What's DEAD BODY ROAD all about? Find out & Snag Your'sthis Saturday!
Image and Skybound, the publishing imprint of WALKING DEAD creator ROBERT KIRKMAN, have put together one heck of an awesome new series with Justin Jordan's incredible new DEAD BODY ROAD. 

What's it all about?

Featuring the incredible art of rising star MATTEO SCALERA and writing by JUSTIN JORDAN, DEAD BODY ROAD is a simple revenge tale... executed so well.


One man's wife is dead, and now, all the men involved in his wife's death must die. All of them.


DEAD BODY ROAD follows the story of one man's revenge and the dark road it leads him down.


The base concept around DEAD BODY ROAD is very reminiscent of a '70s revenge flick: man's family is killed, he swears to enact vengeance, and fro there, we get one hell of a trip.


Imagine the Punisher -- if written by the man who brought you LUTHER STRODE. Sounds awesome? Yeah, we thought so!


The men involved in Gage's wife's death must pay, and if it turns him into a monster himself -- then so be it.


Emotionally and mentally drained, there's no elaborate plan for Gage, just one mission: revenge!


We don't want to give too much away, but folks: this is THE best revenge story we've seen done in comics since Garth Ennis's work on PUNISHER MAX.


There's so many interesting characters who're lurking beneath the surface of the story, and you can just tell that by the time this mini-series concludes, the roles of many characters will have changed drastically.


One part QUENTIN TARANTINO, one part THE PUNISHER, DEAD BODY ROAD lives up to the high expectations that we had for it, and we think you're going to love it.

Want more information on the event? Click here for the full scoop on Facebook.

Be One Of The First 25 In Line & Receive a Very Special FREE Gift!
We're big on giving you guys a kick-ass experience, as well as something unique to take home with you from the signing, and we've spared no expense at putting together a very cool exclusive item in collaboration with Justin Jordan to give to you totally free! 

Plus, Third Eye Faithful, it's YOUR enthusiasm, and your participation in these events that really keeps us trucking, and bringing more cool stuff to the store. When we first pull up in the morning, and we see you guys hanging out, having fun, and bringing a truly awesome community setting to our store -- we just love it. 

So, our way of saying thanks, and rewarding you guys is by hooking you up with something totally unique and special at the signing.

Make sure you get here early to score your's!

Other Projects by Justin Jordan!
Check them out this Saturday!
STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE & LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE are probably the two books that Justin is most well-known for, and for good reason -- they're modern comics masterpieces; prime examples of everything that makes IMAGE such a unique and innovative comic book publisher.
What's LUTHER STRODE all about? 

We know many of you may have already checked this one out, but for those of you who haven't -- make sure you do this weekend! 

One of our favorite IMAGE titles of the last few years, STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE is the hyper-kinetic, over-the-top lovechild of comics like Mark Millar's KICK-ASS and anime like DRAGON BALL.

Meet Luther. A teenage comic fan who sends away for one of those Charles Atlas-style get ripped routines -- and ends up finding himself transformed into a super predator.

He thinks he's becoming the world's first superhero -- but, instead, he's being groomed into a super-slasher. 
See, the guy who sends out the book telling Luther just how to get super buff and fight crime? He's an ancient entity who believes murder moves civilization forward, and whether it's Genghis Khan or Jack the Ripper, he's been gifting the dark arts of mass murder for generations. 
Now, Luther must do everything in his power to fight the monster he's becoming. 
This series smokes, Third Eye Faithful, and if you haven't read it yet -- we highly recommend snagging the graphic novel and checking it out this weekend! 

Also available at the signing this weekend, we've got the second graphic novel volume of THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE, as well as all the individual single issues (1-6) of the series. 

In this series, set 5 years after the events of STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE, Luther has become an urban legend -- a vicious killer of crime, far and wide, big and small -- and as he finds his own humanity escaping him... it's going to be up to those closest to him to bring him back from the edge.

Get the LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE Phantom Variants (limited qtys available!) including issue #2 featuring Third Eye Steve getting KILLED by Strode!
In very limited amounts, we'll have the LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE Phantom Variants, which when connected together make one big, killer image of Luther Strode killing various comic industry types -- including your's truly, Third Eye Steve (as seen above).

Make sure you line up early -- so you can snag your's!

Get the LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1 Third Eye Variant!
We'll also have limited quantities available of our own LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1 Third Eye Variant, featuring Luther's girlfriend Petra rocking the Luther mask and a Third Eye t-shirt. 

Again, much like the Phantoms, these were printed in lower quantities, and will be quick to go on Saturday, so make sure you pop by early to snag your's!

Start Justin Jordan's run of GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS with his first issue #21 this Saturday & get 'em signed!
While Justin is really known for his uber violent STRODE epics, he's also been making a name for himself at DC Comics with his work on books like Team 7, and most currently, Green Lantern: New Guardians, where he's been doing one heck of a job of building the mythology of the various Lantern Corps.

We'll have plenty of GL NEW GUARDIANS issues 21-25 (the most current) in stock to get you on board with his run, and for you to get signed by Justin this Saturday.

Another fantastic book that Justin has been working on for quite some time now has been Valiant's SHADOWMAN series, which delivers the kind of cutting edge superhero storytelling mixed with bizarre supernatural themes that make LUTHER STRODE so darn neat. 

In SHADOWMAN, Jordan weaves a tale set in New Orleans that pulls you in and doesn't let go. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold.

As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. 

But, is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? 

Snag the first graphic novel for only $9.99 -- or we've got issues 1-13 in stock now to get you up to date -- and to get signed by Justin this Saturday.

Third Eye Faithful, we've got a killer signing set up for you guys this Saturday, and we'd love to have you join us for this event! You know you guys are what makes us keep doing awesome stuff like this, and we'd love to turn you onto some of Justin's incredible work.