What a month! Along with Batman ’66, I have a second, equally retro-cool comic coming to shops this Wednesday, July 10th, as part of Eerie #3.
This one’s an homage to Wally Wood space-race comics. It has comedy, horror, and giant space babies run amok. After becoming a dad and spending so much time in earnest adoration, it was time to shed light on the dark side of cute babies. The dark side of the babymoon.
I drew this while I took loving looks at my giant EC Stories collection. What I discovered: In almost every respect, the gap between myself and Mr. Wood is much like infinite space itself. Still, it was a fun challenge, and I’m pleased with the results.
I promise you a very weird time.
For a preview of this, and the book’s other stories, head over to Comicosity.
I have a new page set up to tell you all about convention commissions. Isn’t that nice? All the info in one place: COMMISSIONS. Check it out, preorder something for you and/or yours, then pick it up first thing and lord it over everyone that has to wait in line. Yeah!
This blog of mine is a sometimes barren wasteland. And let me tell you why.
To me, Internet, you’re a clubhouse of scary kids. I like the idea of having friends, but I’m afraid you’re going to be awful. I’m afraid I won’t live up to your expectations, which may be lower than low. I’m sort of afraid that if we hang out, you’re going to make me kill a squirrel. That, and the fact that contracts keep me from posting work for the world to see.
But you know what I do like? In all your vast, lonesome expanse, I like this.
It’s a start!
Tomorrow, I’ll be in Longview, Washington, for an event with Northwest Voices, a collaboration between the Longview Public Library and Lower Columbia College bringing in local authors for workshops, discussion, signings, etc. They’re having me up to teach an afternoon workshop on comics creation techniques (we’ll see what we can do in an hour and a half!), and a presentation on my work at 7PM.
Should be a good time! Here’s the press release:
Thursday, May 24
Workshop at 3:30 p.m. in Rose Center Room 220 (limited to first 40 who sign up)
Reading at the Longview Public Library at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium Come help us welcome graphic novelist Jonathan Case with a pair of events on Thursday, May 24. The first will be a workshop at 3:30 p.m. in Rose Center Room 220. The workshop will be limited to the first 40 people who sign up online through the LCC website (go to the LCC website http://lowercolumbia.edu and click on view entire calendar and then the NW Voices event on the 24th). The second will be a reading at the Longview Public Library at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium on the first floor.
Head over to the Longview Public Library site for more info.
It’s Free Comic Book Day, friends! Come see me at the Hollywood location Things From Another World in Portland, why don’t you? I’ll be there from 12 to 2 with Jeff Parker, Steve Lieber, and the Dodsons. I’ll have prints and books too, in case you need to spend money.
Have a good one!