March 2017 is a big month for me and IDW. I have three books coming out that month simultaeneously, which are now available for order in the Diamond Preview Catalog:
Transformers vs. G.I.Joe: The Movie Adaptation is a new one-shot that I wrote, drew and colored. It’s my triumphant return to the Hasbroverse. It’s the comics adaptation of the movie based on the comic Transformers vs. G.I.Joe.
American Barbarian: The Complete Series in Softcover
My creator-owned swords-and-sorcery-and-superscience webcomic is now being released from IDW in a new softcover edition with a new wraparound cover. It’s the story of a young warrior’s adventures in a post-post-apocalyptic America.
Transformers vs G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection
This coffee table book is an oversized hardcover collecting the entirety of me and John Barber’s original crossover event series.
Here’s the ordering information for all three books:
Transformers vs. G.I.Joe: The Movie Adaptation
Order Code: JAN17 0502
(JAN17 0503 for the Robb Waters variant cover)
American Barbarian: The Complete Series
Order Code: JAN170566
Transformers vs. G.I.Joe: The Quintessential Collection
Order Code: NOV16 0422
Not from IDW: A new issue of Cave Carson, featuring the lastest chapter of my Super Powers series is in stores tomorrow from DC comics. Thrill to the adventures of Batgirl on a BMX bike, The
Demon Angel Etrigan, Wonder Woman and basically the entire DC Universe as you’ve never seen them before.
Jack Kirby created the original Super Powers by merging his Fourth World New Gods Pantheon with the classic superheroes of the DC Universe in the service of selling toys. It’s a series of historic importance because it’s the first comic that Kirby got profit participation for a superhero comic he worked on. DC also gave him, in an unprecedented move, retroactive profit participation in his 1970’s work for the company.
On Friday at DC’s Young Animal panel at San Diego ComiCon, this image was released. It’s the wraparound cover for the upcoming Super Powers comic by Tom Scioli. Here’s a quote from Gerard Way and Jim Lee regarding the series:
Here’s the process that went into making that image, starting with the inital thumbnail:
Then comes a sketch the size of a printed comic:
Then the sketch is tightened up via lightbox:
Pencil tones are added. Formerly crayons were used for toning, but crayon sticks to scanner glass and is difficult to clean:
Tones are combined with a layer of flat color:
All the elements are combined with some digital trickery for the final image:
Tomorrow, Wednesday August 5th, American Barbarian returns in a new hardcover edition from IDW Publishing.
American Barbarian: The Complete Series tells the story of Meric, the last American on a revenge quest across the POST-post-apocalyptic landscape of New Earthea. The half-tank/half-mummy Two-Tank Omen murdered Meric’s family and payback is due. The young barbarian will fight every zombie, mutant motorcycle gang, and robosaur (robotic dinosaur) if that’s what it takes to keep the American Dream alive.
American Barbarian: The Complete Series collects Scioli’s experimental webcomic in its entirety along with the never-seen-before process section “American Barbarian Apocrypha.” The story changes gears and shifts tone both in its writing and in its artwork. Kirbyesque cartooning gives way to watercolor and photocollage. It’s Jack Kirby meets Robert E. Howard meets Chuck Jones.
“It’s not just Kirby-influenced, it’s Kirby being channeled.“ – Robot 6
“American Barbarian is equal parts He-Man, Kamandi, and Braveheart, but with all of those known influences, it still somehow manages to be unlike anything you’ve read before.” – Multiversity Comics
“Traditional comics with all of the familiar elements turned up as loud as the knobs will go, pedal-to-the-metal, flaming, screaming, guitar-soloing, ne plus ultra COMICS with a capital C, O, M, I, C, S.” – Comic Book Resources
DIAMOND CODE: DEC148032
There’s finally a preview of Transformers vs. G.I.Joe that I can share. Here’s the pdf:
A process post on the making of these pages and the decision-making process is forthcoming, but for now, enjoy this early glimpse of the comic, available on Free Comic Book Day: May 3, 2014.
Diamond order code for this issue is JAN140007.
Read American Barbarian online at ambarb.com.
Read American Barbarian online at ambarb.com.
Celebrate Fourth of July weekend by reading American Barbarian.
Buy it from Amazon:
Or read it for free on ambarb.com: http://www.ambarb.com/?p=16
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