Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rocket Racoon

Just for fun. How could any Mice Templar fan not love this guy?


Always excited for this show, one of the few I do these days.

I'll be at table DD002-03 with Taki Soma. Bryan Glass of Mice Templar and Furious will also be near by so bring your Mice Trades!

Panels and signigs:

8PM at Rock Bottom is the Multivercity DH party, I'll be there with lots of other folks hanging out and casual signing Details here: http://emeraldcitycomicon.com/other-events/the-dark-horse-comics--multiversity-comics-big-emerald-city-comicon-party/

MARCH 29: SEATTLE, WA. 4:40 PM. Emerald City Comic Convention panel: “Why Eisner Matters,” featuring Jeff Smith, Peter David, Jimmy Palmiotti, Matt Fraction, and Michael Avon Oeming.
DARK HORSE COMICS panel on Building characters March 30, 2:40pm, Hall D, (Room 602-603)

VICTORIES and Furious signing with Bryan J.L. Glass on Sunday at 12pm!

Otherwise, you can find me at my table selling art, books and this exclusive limited POWERS ECCC print!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Emerald City Comic Con Exclusive print!

I will be at Emerald City Comic Con next weekend at table DD-01/13. I'll have lots of books, prints and arts to sell, and I will have a limited sketch list. I'll also have with me special prints, only available this year at the show featuring Powers. Come and get yours, hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Artwork for the Circle of Confusion offices!

My manager at Circle of Confusion asked me to do some art for the offices. David Mack did some art a few months ago, so I'm happy to finally be in the same gallery as David! Circle has represented all of my works from Powers, Hammer of the Gods, Six, Quixote and more for over ten years now, so I'm very honored to have done this for them. 
Circle is the powerhouse behind the Walking Dead TV show, which I hear is going to be big:) Check out more of CIRCLE here: http://www.circleofconfusion.com/ to keep up with projects and their twitter feed.

Monday, March 10, 2014

VICTORIES 10 review from the Comic Bastards!

In the conclusion of “Post Human” it all comes together and comes together beautifully. The Victories delivers and delivers powerfully and stylistically in the realm of total epic-ism that you expect from artist and writer/creator Michael Avon Oeming.
It all starts with a flashback to Faustus and his crime fighting partner who he pulls off a man he’s about to beat to death. When Master Mark, their leader, steps in his message boils down to this: “We don’t make the laws…we fill the gap between justice and crime.” This sets the scene for a clashing off values down the line as throughout the issue a modern day Faustus and his former partner butt heads over whether or not champions should just operate as extensions of man for the common good or if they could be more… gods and shepherds. This question is begged in real ways throughout the issue as a father reunited with his son by a costumed hero looks to the sky and asks for help from oppression and later in the issue in a sizzling conclusion that puts one unlikely hero in direct contact with the divine.
The Victories #10 CoverBut that’s not all that’s going on, not by far, as across the planet relics and ancient knowledge are being encountered. Massive six-breasted sphinxes are breathing fire out of mechanical heads in cities all over the world (this book never lets you forget it was written by Avon Oeming and I fucking love it) lending to it all are the man’s drawings who, naturally, work in perfect tandem with his storytelling.
It all points toward a series of big, intriguing questions: Who were the champions meant to be? Will they reject their supposed god-nature and step up as leaders in a reformed human race? Or embrace their ancient roles as god-kings/queens? Who is truly fit to rule us and who are the real angels?  Questions like this in lore are awesome and I applaud Avon Oeming for every scrap of succulent world building.
For all the answers it brings this event’s conclusion brings more questions, fortunately its creator is so good at delivering I’m more than happy to stay on the ride.
Score: 5/5
Writer/artist: Michael Avon Oeming
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Price: $3.99
Release Date: 3/5/14