The return of HACK/SLASH, coming July 2! Written by Steve Seeley and I, art by Emilio Laiso, colors K Michael Russell, letters by Crank, edited by Jim Lowder, covers by Stefano Casseli!
Here’s a bunch of art previewing what’s in store!
Hey! A variant cover I did for NAILBITER #1 by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson! This is only available through the fantastic Third Eye Comics, friends!
The book is out May 7th and its nice and creeeeeepy
Chip is so well know for bringing sexy back with Sex Criminals it was awesome to see what he would do with horror.
When characters are talking to Starling, they often talk direct to camera, when she is talking to them, she is always looking slightly off-camera. Director Jonathan Demme explained that this was done so as the audience would directly experience her POV, but not theirs, hence encouraged the audience to more readily identify with her.
God, I love that movie. A&E put together a new documentary a few years ago that was amazing.
I’d be lying if I said this movie didn’t influence NAILBITER. Especially this “looking into the camera” trick. You’ll see a lot of it in Nailbiter.
Star Trek TNG Buttons! My favorite 90s space drama in the whole entire world!
I’m going to be selling these buttons at Anaheim’s upcoming Wondercon this weekend. I hope to reach out to all the other Trekkie fans out there!
The buttons will also be available for purchase in my STORENVY after the convention weekend!
Anonymous asked: Brian why does it seem that there is such hostility towards woman creators in the comic industry?
Because no matter what we do there will always be unevolved cowards among us. and the anonymity of the Internet brings out some people’s worst instincts.
please read my words carefully… I said some people. and its only some people. but those people seem really awful.
truthfully, it is not just female creators. a lot of people take weird, hateful shit from weird people. truthfully, honestly, a lot of us get showered with lovely thoughts all day as well but the sickening stuff stands out because… it just does.
but I think that all of us would hope that we would have gotten to a place as a society where our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives could go on the Internet without having to worry about being called a whore for having an opinion.
I think what rattles most of us in the comic book community is the fact that someone could read a bunch of comic books, with very specific, simple moral themes with highly moral characters, fighting the fight for good, and COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT.
you know what Capt. America would never do? he would never go on the Internet anonymously and slam anyone.
the point of the stories, the good ones :-), is to show us what we could be. not to waddle around in the minutia of comic book science but to enjoy a world were someone is fighting the good fight. a world we hope we could live in one day.
just because you are posting anonymously doesn’t mean that those thoughts are not yours. it is not role-play, it is not a character, that is who you really are. that is the energy you are putting out in the world. this isn’t some mask you are hiding behind… this is who you REALLY ARE.
and if who you really are is a bully, anonymous or not, I truly feel bad for you. I really do. I feel bad that you’re hurting so badly that you think you need to do this.
but there is NO excuse to attempt to punish others under the cloak of anonymous. none.
And maybe that’s what sets Fraction apart—and what makes Sex Criminals his most daring book yet. It’s not just that he realizes that there’s a serious sex problem in comics, or that he knows how to discuss it in incredibly nuanced ways, or even that his work often functions as counterprogramming. It’s that it so obviously pisses him the hell off. And in an industry that often seems trapped in a reductive and inane conversation about whether or not sex in comics is ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ Fraction loves both sex and comics, and loves talking about both in equal proportion to how much sex in most mainstream comics makes him want to facepalm.
So how is Sex Criminals different? Rather than turning its female lead, Suzie, into an object of lust, at least half the story is told from her perspective, exploring her sexuality and making her a subject instead of an object.