Fighting our way to the finish of a multi-week period of illnesses (ah, day care—a petri dish with blocks and nap time!), Mrs Sodablog, the kids and I want to wish you and yours a peaceful, HEALTHY holiday season, a happy new year and nothing but awesomeness and success in 2013
All my Chanukah shopping is done with one stop. YOU get a T-Pain. And YOU get a T-Pain. EVERYBODY gets a T-Pain!
GHOSTS #1 is in stores now from DC Comics/Vertigo, featuring the short take, “A Bowl of Red” by John McCrea, Andrew Elder and yours truly. The anthology also features work by Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire, Paul Pope, Gilbert Hernandez, Al Ewing and Rufus Dayglo and more…including the last sequential work created by the late, great Joe Kubert before his passing. If you have a chance, please run to your local comic shop, grab a copy, and keep me warm in this post-apocalyptic powerless wasteland with your glowing reviews.
Already posted glowing reviews?
Here’s one from IGN that says “$8 is a lot to ask for any comic, but Ghosts offers a wealth of content, and quality content at that.”
Bloody Disgusting says “”The most visually disturbing short tale in the collection is Neil Kleid/John McCrea’s ‘A Bowl of Red.’ “ I’ll take it!
And finally, for now, Paste Magazine writes that “the best short here, though, is a demonic lark about evil, soul-stealing chili by Neil Kleid and John McCrea. It’s an absurd premise treated with utmost sincerity by its creators.”
High praise! Go on out and try GHOSTS #1 for yourself!
Happy Halloween, HUDDLE nation. Log onto Topps HUDDLE right now for a treat.
#ZombieTakeover. Enough said.
And if you haven’t downloaded the app yet, if you know what’s right, you’ll check it out and give it a shot today.
Okay, these are freaking ridiculously amazing. Check out these great soda/beer can sculptures by Japanese artist Makaon.
This is just awesome and disturbing all at the same time. If you’re in San Francisco, check out Soda Popinski’s.
I’ve been working on this since Labor Day, which is why I haven’t posted much, but I’m thrilled to say that Topps HUDDLE is finally live!
HUDDLE blends the ease-of-use of a casual social game with the real-time, real-world action of fantasy football. Declare your football allegiance, collect and trade NFL players, and earn points based on their performance. HUDDLE allows fans to stay more connected with football through rewards and achievements.
I’ve been art directing HUDDLE for the last two months, and gave it a 1970’s Monday Night Football look/feel that captures the low-production quality, phosphorous and glowing experience of the early MNF broadcasts. Please download HUDDLE to your iPhone, add me to your friends leaderboard (my fan name is FREEHAND) and shout out to me on the News feed!
Are you ready for some HUDDLE? Get in the GAME!
NEW YORK COMIC-CON IS THIS WEEKEND!
And, yes, I will be in attendance and here’s my schedule:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
Signing at the Archaia Studios booth (#1520) from 11-1130am, and then from 4-5pm
I’ll be signing copies of FRAGGLE ROCK, VOL. 1 and also have copies of NINETY CANDLES on hand for interested parties. If you want copies of something else, feel free to let me know at @neilkleid or the notes below and I’ll be happy to bring it. I’ll also be happy to show samples of my upcoming graphic novel, AMERICAN CAESAR, as well as pages from “A Bowl of Red”, the short story I did with John McCrea for DC/Vertigo’s GHOSTS #1, hitting stores on October 30th.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH
Signing at the Archaia Studios booth (#1520) from 1130am-130pm
See above; gonna be a long stretch. Swing by and say hello!
Looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new and reacquainting myself with this crazy little thing we call Comics. Bring on the con!
OH MY LORD I AM WEARING MY HAT BACKWARDS BECAUSE I AM AN EDGY COMIC BOOKER
Ten years. Holy crap. Ten years since I sold BROWNSVILLE, won a Xeric Grant for NINETY CANDLES, and attended my first SPX. Ten years is a long ass time.
So young and innocent. Me, Mal Jones, Neil Kleid, and A. David Lewis from SPX 2003
(I’ve been going through some old pictures and posting them on my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rafer-Roberts-maker-of-Plastic-Farm-and-other-comics/238475832829996?sk=photos_albums )
ROCK N ROLL