More info coming next week!
More info coming next week!
Two new interviews from Friday you may have missed-
I spoke to Steve Morris at The Beat about Skullkickers and new projects:
And an extensive interview with Matt Meylikhov about creator-owned comics, breaking in and much more:
Today is FOC (Final Order Cut-Off) day for SKULLKICKERS #25, so please pre-order a copy from your local comic shop!
SAMURAI JACK #5 is in stores tomorrow!
The Threads of Time story concludes!
Aku flosses his teeth!
Jack joins a barbershop quartet!
Buy it, read it, love it!
I drew a comic about your exciting new project!
Jamie Smart drew a comic about your new project.
Want to see where all that Aku merchandise gets made?
Want to see Aku floss?
SAMURAI JACK #5 preview HERE:
The Threads of Time story arc ends here! Buy your copy on Wednesday!
here are the skullkickers trade covers so far. we’re currently working on the 5th volume. lots and lots of story left!
for more info on image comics’ skullkickers, click here! you can purchase these trade paperbacks through amazon or at your local comic shop.
line work by me
colors by espen g.
If I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.
-Hayao Miyazaki (x)
Skullkickers: The Underwater Tales of Shorty
I approve of this animated GIF.
Jonathan Lau’s artwork on Red Sonja and Cub (arriving in April) is looking stellar.
Pre-order your copy from your comic shop now. It’s gonna be goooooood.
Zub Wrote An Anime?
When I was 15 years old my brother introduced me to anime.
I’d grown up watching shows like Star Blazers and Robotech but didn’t know much about the original source material behind them. Joe was attending the University of Waterloo and gravitated towards the anime club that had formed there. When he came home to visit he brought a slew of fan-subtitled animation filled to the brim with stories and characters like I’d never seen before. I was hooked.
In the years that followed I collected fan-subs and original Japanese manga, helped run an anime club, ordered anime stock for a local comic shop, edited anime music videos and sent them to conventions, created an anime lending library at my college residence, and started a fan page for one of my favorite manga creators.
When I went to school for animation I met Omar Dogan and we broke bread over our shared love of Japanese art and culture. I knew deep down that I’d never be able to work in the Japanese animation industry and I kept my focus solidly centered on the North American market. I hoped to work at Disney, or Pixar, or Blizzard.
8 years later, after lots of freelancing/life ups and downs, I joined the UDON studio and, over the next 10 years, had the chance to work with both Japanese and North American clients on an incredible variety of different projects.
If my 15 year old self could only have known…
Yesterday in Tokyo, Bandai-Namco held a special event to unveil a new generation of Wonder Momo with a new anime mini-series and video game sequel to the original 1987 adventure game.
The story for the anime and game are adapted from the Wonder Momo comic strip I wrote that’s been running on Bandai-Namco’s portal site ShiftyLook for the past two years. Erik Ko (head of UDON) and I came up with the concepts, characters, and plot and then I scripted the comic, illustrated beautifully by, you guessed it, Omar Dogan.
Everything has kind of come full circle. It feels totally surreal.