DEAR CREATURE HARDCOVER – IT’S HERE
Head down to your local comic shop for the new hardcover edition of Dear Creature, now published by my friends at Dark Horse Comics. It’ll look smart on your coffee table. You’ll look smart too. Promise.
Paste Magazine says:
Dear Creature may be his most heartbreakingly perfect work to date… A meditation on humanity as much as an ode to ‘50s b-movies, Dear Creature says more about the human heart’s failings via a gill-man and his reluctant rampages than any rom-com’s leading man can manage to articulate. — Steve Foxe
Oh dear. Better late than never… I’ve been under a self-imposed writing rock since October, and a lot of things, like having another two issues of The Creep coming out, slipped by. They both have absolutely terrific covers from Ryan Sook and Tonci Zonjic, respectively. Check them out!
There’s also a hardcover collection of this series set for release next year (April, to be exact), using that lovely cover from Tonci. Looks like you can pre-order it through TFAW.
In addition to writing, I also completed my largest painting yet, for the Hawthorne Modern Man Barbershop here in PDX. I couldn’t be more excited about this, as it’s one of my favorite businesses in Portland. More on that, and other bits from under the rock, soon.
Look at that! A Mike Mignola cover on one of my books. Like most everyone, I love his work, and feel pretty honored to have it gracing The Creep #1.
Tomorrow, you can pick this up, get it signed by moi, and have a beer and something to eat courtesy of Things From Another World on Broadway and 28th, here in Portland. The party starts at 7— head over here for the details.
This week, I officially wrapped up my art duties on John Arcudi’s wrenching neo-noir, The Creep. And yet … the world’s hardly begun to see it! That changes in September, as issue #1 of the Dark Horse miniseries comes to comics shops, following August’s issue #0 (a collection of three segments we ran in Dark Horse Presents). It’ll have a fabulous Mike Mignola cover (!) and a sweet release party/signing/gallery at the Portland Things From Another World store (Hollywood location). I’ll be there September 12th, from 7 to 10 PM doing the requisite signing, and they’ll have a gallery of my work up all month, featuring pieces from Dear Creature, Green River Killer, The Creep, and more. I may even put some of them up for sale. If all that’s not enough to get you out there, I have four words: FREE FOOD AND BEER.
If you’re near Portland, come out and enjoy swell comics folk, drinks, and 80’s neo-noir-themed-hors d’oeuvres. Just kidding. But I wouldn’t put it past Elisabeth, the TFAW master of ceremonies. She does it up right.
In related news, I’m happy to hear that a lot of you enjoyed issue #0. You crazy kids, you. Thanks for all the help getting this book noticed. And remember: the more issues of The Creep you read, the more sunlight you’ll need for basking in afterwards. I promise.
It’s Wednesday, and that means new comics! Today sees the first issue release of my project with John Arcudi, The Creep. If you like noir, deformity, unrequited love, and visits from mysterious dream-bears, this is your book. Issue #0 collects the three segments run in Dark Horse Presents, wrapped up with a tidy Frank Miller cover.
Some great people say nice things:
“A beautiful book and, for my money, no one in comics writes better stories about human beings than John Arcudi.” — Mike Mignola
5/5 — Comic Bastards
4.5/5 — BAMFAS
Right now, I’m finishing up the last couple pages for the miniseries over in beautiful Pacific City, Oregon (good thing, too, because this story goes WAAAAAY dark). I’m also putting a signing/gallery of original art together with Things From Another World in Portland. Details to come soon.
Between that, Rose City Con, and New York Con, it’s gonna be a busy fall.