CHIN MUSIC my new Image series with Tony Effing Harris is in the April solicitations! Been working on this one for a couple years.
CHIN MUSIC #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH story STEVE NILES art / cover TONY HARRIS APRIL 17 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
Shaw is a man on the run and lost in time. Fleeing ancient enemies, Shaw finds himself in prohibition-era Chicago surrounded by gangers and demons alike and caught between law enforcement and the local supernatural underground. CHIN MUSIC is a tale of mysticism and violence like nothing you’ve experienced before.
Friends, readers and
co-workers - Thank you for all the support, and for all you create. Here's to a
The last year was,
well, an adventure. Aside from setting up a new home base I’m hoping to go even
further into creator-owned and DIY.
I had a thought last
week, when I played music we were a little nobody band and we lived, toured and
played with other indie bands. We were never in direct competition with the
mainstream and that was fine. But in comics, indies have to compete with the
comic equivalent of Justin Bieber every week. So it dawned on me, why am I
hanging out here? I shouldn’t. It’s my fault for having nostalgia for certain
companies, but I just have to admit to myself these companies are essentially
McDonalds now. I don’t like McDonalds or Bieber, yet I’m standing right next to
One of my main goals
for 2013 is to become as self-sufficient as possible and to find new readers. I
will be publishing through Bloody Pulp more, Black Mask is slowly ramping up
and I think I will be using Kickstarter for some of my main creator-owned
Anyway, that’s it
really. No more standing in McDonald’s bitching about the quality of the food.
There are millions
of people out there who don’t know books like Saga and Fatale or even
Frankenstein Alive, Alive even exist. We have to find a way to do this and I’m
thinking it starts when we stop preaching to the choir.
I spoke to Bernie
this morning. One way we are going to try and bring in new people is by doing
less comic cons and more art fairs, book fairs and film festivals. We have
tried the experiment and folks just are not finding our books so I think we
need to go to them
Story by : Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray Art by : Scott Morse, Jerry Lando, Darwyn Cooke Colors by : Paul Mounts Cover by : Dan Panosian, Scott Morse Publisher : Image Comics Cover Price : $3.99 Release Date : Wed, December 5th, 2012
SPECIAL EXTRA PAGES ISSUE!
A brand new story by STEVE NILES and SCOTT MORSE, and more madness from DARWYN COOKE!
"KILL SWITCH," Part Three
Locked in a Peruvian Prison, Kill Switch awaits a Mexican hit squad as he tries to discover who put a bounty on his head and why. The bullets fly as our hero is led into a deadly game of death against the world's best and most eccentric assassins, but the gloves come off when they threaten his family.
"MEATBAG," Part One
Detective Paul DeSanto works the seedy side of Los Angeles. He specializes in cheaters and losers, but he never chooses sides. In Hollywood cheats and loses work both sides of the street. After one of his operatives is eviscerated in an alleyway, DeSanto discovers the strange side of seedy.
Plus: LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS: INDEPENDENT SPIRITS a profile feature by Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner spotlighting EVAN DORKIN.
Josh Medors passed away today after a prolonged battle with
cancer. In Josh’s case I can’t emphasize the word ‘battle’ enough. He fought
I met Josh a while back through Nat Jones and Jay Fotos on
my message board. Josh was like any of us at the time, eager to work and wanted
nothing more then to make comics.
As soon as we met we started plotting how we could work
together. We wound up collaborating on Fused, Cal McDonald, 30 Days of Night,
Horrorside and In the Blood as well as a zillion side-projects.
There’s so much I could say about Josh. Obviously he was a
great talent. But what strikes me most today is that Josh never gave up. I was
always amazed he never stopped working. No matter how sick he got he always
worked like he’d be here forever. It’s really one of the most inspiring things
I’ve ever seen in my life.