A tease for something BROWNSVILLE artist Jake Allen and I are dreaming up. Cross dem fingers, sports fans
Here are several sketch studies by Dan, exploring the world of Kings and Canvas. We’ll post more as we get close to releasing the first installment. In the meantime, enjoy!
My #SDCC announcement — check out my new digital series, starting soon…
Once upon a time, after ten years of trying, an exiled boxer punches his way out of prison. Walking across America, he trains a grassroots army of pirate champions, irritable sea dwarves and talking, boxing polar bears to dethrone an unjust king and the evil councilor who’d exiled him years before.
What happens to a man whose life and purpose leave him behind, and how might he create new purpose in an ever-changing land in order to win back his family and punish the unjust? KINGS AND CANVAS—a tale of dynasties, boxing, family and revenge—explores a new world where honor is gained with fists and wits, and one exiled boxer must prepare himself for a war in which he will raise his arms in triumph…or taste canvas in defeat.
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““If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation. Failing that, change the world.”
Don’t forget to preorder KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT from the July PREVIEWS for September! Item Code: JUL140722
Eight years ago, Marvel Comics published my first mainstream comic book work, a short X-Men story. Now I’m excited to announce my return to Marvel as writer of KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT, a novelization of the classic Spider-Man storyline by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck!
I’ve been fascinated with this dark, psychological tale ever since first reading the original issues back in 1987, and I’m humbled that Marvel handed me the reins to translate this seminal work into a whole new medium. The novel comes out in October 2014, right around Halloween, and you can preorder it now on Amazon.
Thanks to everyone at Marvel for the opportunity, and specifically the amazing Stuart Moore for bringing me aboard!
My name is Neil Kleid. #iamcomics, and so is my family.
Growing up an Orthodox Jew in suburban Detroit, I had little connection to comics other than the bag of books my Dad tossed into our room each Friday to keep us quiet and occupied. Those bags turned into boxes of issues. The issues found their way under tracing paper, on which I’d dutifully copy x-men, ninja turtles, teen titans and more, slowly teaching myself to draw. Despite being told by anyone with an opinion that I could never make a career of it (lack of opportunities, religious obstacles and limitations, I have to live in New York), I never gave up my dreams of drawing comics, despite the naysayers in my community.
Well, the community was right — I couldn’t make a career of drawing comics. But I did just fine as a writer.
I’ve written for nearly every company in the biz, and have illustrated and self-published my own graphic novel. I make comics, and I make them all: mini, web, with a spine or without.
I’ve been comics the day Dad came home with that first bag, and I’ve been comics the day I first came home with one for my own kids. One son’s middle name is Parker, the other’s initials happen to be OCK, and so I have pit them against one another AND I DID IT FOR COMICS. These are kids who share the thrill of a Sunday browsing the racks, they’ve shared the thrill of creating their first panel, and I can’t wait until they grow up and find their own muses and decide what — if any — comics they might want to create. I am comics, and so are they. So are you.
Don’t let anyone tell us otherwise.
I wish I had shaved for this, but if you’re not following the We Are Comics Tumblr, you really should…and if you are comics, please submit your own story.
AHEAD OF HIS TIME
MASSIVE SPOILER FOR TRUE DETECTIVE
AND BY THAT, I MEAN, THIS IS HOW I WOULD SPOIL THE SHOW
Ralph Kiner, RIP
To Seth Myers from Gabriel Rodriguez
Awesome. By Gabriel Rodriguez, the immensely talented artist of IDW’s LOCKE AND KEY
The Wolf of Sesame Street