Months of work, excited secrecy and inking are all paying off.
I'm so sorry I haven't been able to shout it to the rooftops, but being under a non-disclosure agreement tends to do that to you.
I'm excited to say that one of the titles I've worked on is now available in Previews magazine, and can be solicited through your local comic retailer. Torn
, a werewolf story with a twist, written by the amazing Andrew Constant, with art by Joh James, cover art by the phenomenal Nicola Scott (of DC's Birds of Prey, Secret Six and Teen Titans) and panel corrections by you guessed it, moi
, is offered in this month's edition of Previews.C'est Magnifique
This marks my debut into the proffessional scene, and as such is a big step for me. Gestalt as an outfit has done a hell of a lot for me, and we love any support you can give us. And on that note, I'd like to give a shoutout to some of my colleagues in the field - and hint, as much as I can, on what you'll get to see from me in the future.
In this month's Previews one of my collaborators, the insanely talented Christian Read, has to offer a little title by the name of Eldritch Kid
. I love working with this guy - he's funny, he gets my creative sensibilities (read: provides explosions, trenchcoats and campy fun whenever i demand it) and EK is the fruits of a long labour of love on his part. Buy it. Read it. Devour it. It contains Ten Shoes Dancing, who is so deliciously sassy I can barely contain myself. If you like whisky, arcane horror, and snarky buddy-dynamics, you will like this book. EK's NOT a title i worked on, but rest assured, you'll see something from Christian and me in the future.
Similarly, my other brother-from-another-mother, the inestimable Tom Taylor, is premiering a book called The Deep
. Tom was the first writer to give me a shot, and remains a stalwart mentor to me - he pushes me to be better, and I'm always excited when he has something to shoot my way. The Deep
is everything that's quintessentially Tom to me - gleeful, mischeviously funny with a sense of the joys of innocent discovery, with a crest of something a little darker on the horizon. The dynamic is a little like Skydoll meets Sealab, in terms of visuals. A damn purty book.
Speaking of which, Mr Justin Randall,
, done gone got himself an Aurealis award for his work on Changing Ways
. That's pretty big, folks - one of Australia's biggest science fiction and fantasy awards. You know Shaun Tan, the dude behind The Lost Thing, The Red Tree, The Rabbits etc? Recent Oscar winner? He started by winning an Aurealis. I was lucky enough to collab with Justin on a print from the series -
- and I can't stress enough how much this book deserves a read. You like the Walking Dead? You'll like this.
And last but DEFINITELY not least, Miss Mikiko Ponzceck, aka your own `Zombiesmile
, is working with Tom Taylor and my favourite art director Skye Ogden on a little title called Rombies
. When I bunged up my arm last year, I was working as colourist on this title. I was heartbroken about being unable to finish by deadline, and disappointing my colleagues. Not only did Miki pick up my dropped ball at my request, but she did a better damn job than I ever could - and it shows. Rombies is serialised online here: gestaltcomics.com/online%2Dcom…
But if you like what you read, I strongly urge you to buy it - to support Miki, Gestalt, and the rest of us.
I've worked as solo artist on a couple of titles that will premiere with Gestalt Publishing for San Diego Comiccon. Yup, you heard me. Ess-Dee-Motherlovin'-Cee-Cee. I'll be there, and as soon as I'm able to say more, I'll have some work to show you.
Much love for now,
The gleeful pixie