GRAVETRANCERS – a new horror comic from Black Mask Studios

So I have a new comic coming out in September. It’s currently out in Diamond Previews in July and it’s available to order. Learning from past mistakes, I’m pimping it like hell now as I want my readers to know I have something new coming out when it can be ordered rather than bought. This is a lesson I learned from PIROUETTE, which is set to be published very soon from Black Mask.

GRAVETRANCERS is about Maribel and Anthony who are in search of the grave of their dead father, not knowing that they are stumbling into a graveyard owned by an eccentric clan of grave-robbers who’ve devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains–and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the dose. What started out as an attempt to reconnect with the past becomes a descent into a psychedelic, neon-colored nightmare—will Maribel and Anthony find their way through the hallucinogens or will they become the next hit?

The four issue miniseries is written by me with art from of James Michael Whynot, psychedelic colors by Dee Cunniff, and bold and beautiful letters by Jim Campbell! I am so stoked about the team I have put together for this series as everyone brings something unique and different to the project. I can’t wait until I can share more about the book. And I plan to try to update everyone about it daily here as well as when news breaks about it. Until then, the order code is #JUL171455. Please pass it along and talk to your local comic shop and have them order it a plenty. It’s a grisly horror story like no other.

Check out the announcement from Bleeding Cool here!

Here’s the cover below. I’ll share more soon.

A few websites worth checking out:

James Michael Whynot’s webpage

Jim Campbell’s website

 

OCCUPY COMICS 3-page story

I had the privilege of working with Black Mask Studios publisher Matt Pizzolo through the years and actually accompanied Matt when he journeyed into the masses accumulated in Zuccotti Park for the Occupy Wall Street Movement, which coincidentally occurred at the same time during the New York Comic Con in September of 2011.  While I can’t say I agreed with everything the Occupy Movement stood for, there was definitely excitement in the air at the time and I liked the idea of challenging the flawed politics of the day.  Matt was inspired to create OCCUPY COMICS, a collection of short stories and essays that focused on the turbulent and fluid political climate of the moment.  Seeing an opportunity to have my work in the same tome as Alan Moore, David Mack, Mike  Allred, David Lloyd, Charlie Adlard, Art Spiegelman, and scores of other talented folks in comics, I jumped at the chance to throw my contribution into the mix.  Below is what I came up with; OCCUPY, an allegory I wrote and drew on scratchboard about the current flawed two-party political system.  You can find out about OCCUPY COMICS here (http://blackmaskstudios.com/).