Just announced at Image Expo, “Batman” artist Becky Cloonan and “Kill Shakespeare” illustrator Andy Belanger are teaming up for “Southern Cross”: a horror story that has its eyes set on the sci-fi genre.
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There’s a tingle of anticipation running through the shop this week as we prepare ourselves for our latest exciting event this Friday night. We’re delighted to be welcoming Becky Cloonan to the shop to launch her latest book By Chance Or Providence, which collects her short stories Wolves, The Mire and Demeter into one gorgeous volume.
It’s here! The second volume of The Abominable Charles Christopher, in an affordable softcover edition! This book collects Chapter Two of the story, from Charles’ discovery of the human city (and its despotic ruler) to the finale of the Vivol & Moon Bear arc. This is a PRE-ORDER! The…
Karl sits across from me at the studio- many of you already know him from his work on Abominable Charles Christopher (the Eisner Award winning webcomic), but if you don’t, now is your chance to change that! Check out Volume 2 of Abominable Charles Christopher now in softcover!! (We are book making machines up here.)
(Not sure how often you check your messages) I am a HUGE fan of your work, and am debating getting the By Chance or Providence book. My issue is, I already have the three stories that you're reprinting but am interested in the sketchbook/extra illustrations. Can you tell me more about those, like how many pages, of what kind? I'd just like to know if I'd be re-buying the stories all over again or if there'd be new content? I hope this doesn't sound rude, I'm sorry. Again, LOVE your work!
Hey! No worries- it’s the same as buying the single issues and then getting the trade- some people like having the book with a spine for their shelf and some people just prefer keeping the issues!
Right now the sketchbook section is an extra 12 pages but I have a lot of material- illustrations and sketches, so I am considering adding another signature- that would be an added 16 pages on top of the 12 if I do, but that is not decided yet. I am going to check with the printer to make sure it won’t effect cost per book too much. If I get enough orders it should be easier to afford.
I’ve also redrawn a few panels that I was not happy with, and added a few pages to Demeter that were originally cut from the mini comic due to page count constraints. I also drew some chapter illustrations for each story, so it’s kind of like a “director’s cut.”
The book itself will be something I know I am going to be very proud of- it’s being printed locally in Montreal so quality will be very good- including a canvas hardcover with gold foil blocking, and a dust jacket. I’ve even got Scott Snyder to agree to write the foreword, hehe
Really it’s up to you! if you already own them, this is a chance to have the trilogy collected in a slightly larger hardcover format! If hardcovers don’t move you and you are satisfied with the minis that is also great because it means I did something right in making them :)
Even if you decide against it, you can always help by spreading the word- talk to your LCS about ordering a few copies, or even just telling your friends about it! I appreciate every reblog and share like you wouldn’t believe
We hosted a podcast with comic luminaries Becky Cloonan and Sean Murphy, and we talk about comic art, the industry today, how they work, why they’re now both writing and illustrating comics, the power of Mark Millar, and much more.