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RiGBY Chapter 3 starts in earnest at RiGBYtheBarbarian.com today.
If you’re wondering what Lee has been up to, apparently it involves kicking all sorts of ass and taking all manner of names. Get hip.
A rejected pinup from the on-hiatus Image Comics title Screamland. Fun fact: I coloured the Screamland short story that appeared in the also-on-hiatus Proof. I learned a ton about colouring comics from the excellent Hector Casanova.
Pregnant Carl Forever.
The new release date for the SCREAMLAND: DEATH OF THE PARTY trade paperback is now JANUARY 14th, 2012. Previously it was scheduled for December somethingorother, but this is publishing and sometimes stuff just moves back a little bit, especially in the world of indie comics. The one upside to this is you still have time to PRE-ORDER THAT MOTHER. Preordering is basically you voting that you give a shit about the book and might wanna see some more issues come out, more trades come out, a dynasty to be constructed and a couple of knuckleheads get comics rich while telling tales of sadness,failure, monsters and the world in which they all elbow for space.
In the spirit of teasing what the future of SCREAMLAND looks like, here’s a little taste of issue 6, which kicks off a whole new direction in the ashes of the first arc, at Devil Fish’s funeral, appropriately enough:
So this is my last sales pitch on this, because pre-orders are done as of MONDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, and then it’s all down to fate or Santa or whatever you pray to in those cold dark moments of the soul. If you have some bucks to throw down to support independent comics, independent creators, me as your friend or all of the above, here is how you do it:
THE BEST WAY: Find a shop here: http://comicshoplocator.com/
Call the shop and tell them you want the SCREAMLAND: DEATH OF THE PARTY trade coming out in December, and give them this order code - OCT110478. Ordering from a comic store is the most direct way to tell the store and Image that you like SCREAMLAND and wanna see more of it.
THE NEXT BEST WAY: If you don’t have a shop in your area and still want it, you can order it online from several sources: Things From Another World, Midtown Comics or even Amazon. (Amazon has it for almost half off, that’s less than 10 bucks for 160 pages of comics.)
Anyhow, yeah. I love SCREAMLAND and I think you might too if you’re reading this (because I get that sense about you), and we’ll be able to keep doing it if only you, the discerning, urbane, cultured elite would vote with your duckets to make it so.
#78 - Grey Chickens and The Creightons -
SCREAMLAND gets a brief mention in the top half of the podcuddle, which is EXCITING BEYOND WORDS as a lot of the sadness in Death of the Party is but a minor attempt at reaching the Everest of Sadness that is Walking The Room.
It’s an unusual and hugely addicting story, a hybrid of styles and genres and motifs. Horror flicks, yellow journalism, murder mysteries, buddy movies: Harold Sipe and Christopher Sebela’s writing throws all these into the mix, and turns out a greatly enjoyable mess of blood and nastiness and sincere affection for the old, weird Hollywood. Lee Leslie’s art captures the essence of a Saturday matinee spookshow, adds Hawaiian shirts and palm trees, and fills in the background with run-down barrooms and diner waitresses looking for their shot at stardom. — Comic Review: Screamland (Image Comics, 2011) | Depth of Field Magazine
“If you think you’re fed up with the ghastly state of Hollywood horror, mystery and science fiction, where vampires are sunbathed supermodels with perfect skin and wolfmen are traffic-stopping adonises with chiseled abs — and where everything else pretty much just sucks too — then you should ask the real movie monsters how they feel. A werewolf, a creature from a familiar but legally distinct lagoon, an invisible man, vampires, aliens and more will tell you exactly what’s what in Screamland, the hilarious Image Comics series that imagines the classic genre film icons of old living on into our modern age of Twilight, Nu-Star Trek and Comic-Con.
“The latest trade paperback, Screamland: Death of the Party, goes on sale in December and is available now for pre-order. For more on the endearingly salacious book (which comes with an introduction by Matt Fraction), ComicsAlliance spoke with Screamland co-writer Christopher Sebela and and artist Lee Leslie, and managed to get more than 20 pages for you to check out for free.”
Read More: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/11/09/screamland-hollywood-monsters-sex-tape-preview/#ixzz1diP6Wvk3
Forgot to link to this really great piece on SCREAMLAND by Andy Khouri at Comics Alliance, with nice things said, a huge preview to go thru and lots of navel gazing by me and Lee, it’s a nice summation of where we’re at.
Shilling Time: Today’s the last day to pre-order the trade and make it really count. So call your local shop (find one here), or order one online from TFAW, Midtown or Amazon. If you like the book and want more of it, ordering it today would go a long way to making it so.
And if you’re not sure what more SCREAMLAND would look like, here’s a panel from issue 6:
I’ve been working on a really long, heartfelt piece about SCREAMLAND, this comic I do, and the vagaries of the comics world and the fact that the last issue that just came out is the last one you’ll see for awhile and what you can do to help bring us back from the brink, but it was a little exhausting and a lot overwrought yammering.
So here’s the deal: SCREAMLAND is on hiatus, meaning we’re not cancelled, but we’re not putting out new issues. This is due not to the fact that people don’t love us or don’t read us, but not enough people love us and not enough people are preordering the book. So what can you do? Preorder the trade coming out on December 14th. Preorder several if you can/want (what’s better than sadness, pornography and drug usage for the holidays? Nothing).
What do you get?
You get all 5 issues, with all 4 backups, a brand new, trade-only backup drawn by Steven Sanders (SWORD, Our Love is Real) , the 0 issue that was previously only available digitally, sketches, promotional art we’ve never used before, a few pinups and an introduction from Matt Fraction (Casanova, Iron Man, Fear Itself). It’s a lot of bang for your buck.
How does one preorder?
Simple. Find a shop here: http://comicshoplocator.com/
Call the shop and tell them you want the SCREAMLAND: DEATH OF THE PARTY trade coming out in December, and give them this order code - OCT110478. Sit back and wait.
If you don’t have a shop in your area and still want it, you can order it online from several sources: Things From Another World, Midtown Comics or evenAmazon.
Bam, you’re done. Except maybe tell some friends to do it too. Give them your single issues and see if they dig it. Spread the word.
So yeah, that’s it. Comics are weird sometimes, and this is one of those ways. If you like Screamland, if you’d like to see more issues, more arcs, more of the world we’ve built (Issue 6 is already completely drawn, and we’re written up through issue 8, with another arc beyond that already half-sketched out) then please take a moment to pre-order the book and maybe, like Tinkerbell on a bender, our monsters will come back if only you believe.
IT’S FINALLY HERE!
Dracula the Unconquered #1: Return of the Black Death is available for your buying pleasure in PDF and CBZ format over at DraculaTheUnconquered.com! It’s a 24-page self-contained story that kicks off a brand new ongoing series about the greatest of all vampires and his sidekick, Thalia, and it’s $1. There’s a six-page preview up there too if you want a taste before you buy! Check it out, and if you buy it and like it, please spread the word.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
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