Saturday, July 31, 2010

Apologies, My Friends...

I just wanted to apologize to anyone who came by the Big Wow booth at Comic-Con last week looking for me. All I can say in my defense is that it was my first San Diego con as a DC-exclusive guy (which meant way more signings than I've done before), and my first as someone with a big feature film that I'd committed to help promote-- I had to be somewhere pretty much every couple of hours and I had WAY more people vying for my attention than I'm used to. I really just had absolutely no idea of the demands on my time that would happen this year. I spent a pretty negligible amount of time at the booth, and felt just awful about it. Things should be back to normal next year, I'm sure.

Anyway, you have my sincere apologies. Hope you guys give me another shot next year.

Monday, July 19, 2010

My Year Is Turning RED.

Just noticed that DC's full solicitations for October just went online, and the cat is now out of the bag. My next project is RED: EYES ONLY, a 40-page prequel to the 2003 mini-series by Warren Ellis and myself. Not sure why it's not in the online solicit, but that's the title. Anyway, on this one, I'm both writing AND drawing it! Here's the cover:

Also, as a tie-in with the upcoming Summit Entertainment film adaptation of RED starring Bruce Willis, Wildstorm is releasing four comic book prequels to the movie. I did the covers for all of them, based on the movie posters, which I'll show you as soon as I get the all-clear.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

UPDATED: Cully's Full REVISED San Diego Comic-Con Schedule!


7-8pm: SIGNING @ DC Entertainment booth (#1915)


2:15-3:15pm: PANEL – Summit Entertainment presents RED with stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker, Karl Urban; director Robert Schwentke; graphic novel creators Warren Ellis, Cully Hamner (Hall H)

Please note that I will not be signing at DC on Thursday from 4-5PM, after all, nor will I be at the Big Wow Art booth that entire day, due to commitments elsewhere. The balance of my schedule, however, remains unchanged. -CH


10-11:30am SIGNING @ Hero Initiative booth (#5003)

3-4pm: SIGNING @ DC Entertainment booth (#1915)


4-5pm: SIGNING @ DC Entertainment booth (#1915)


12-1pm: PANEL – DC/WildStorm Focus on RED: the Comic Book with co-creator Cully Hamner, RED screenwriters Erich & Jon Hoeber, writer Doug Wagner, DC SVP/Creative Affairs Gregory Noveck, Wildstorm VP & General Manager Hank Kanalz, and others (Room 4)

2:30-3:30pm: SIGNING @ DC Entertainment booth (#1915)

Outside of these specific times, I’ll be home-based at the Big Wow Art booth (#4902). I'll be taking a very limited number of sketch request starting Wednesday, possibly Friday if there are still spots open. If you'd like to buy original art (including pages from
RED), my art rep, Randy Martin, will be at the Mighty Fine Art booth (#4405).

Friday, July 9, 2010

Reposted from The Beat:

Cully Hamner will be on the RED panel

POSTED ON Jul 09 2010 AT 7:36 pm BY The Beat

As the SD10 schedule drifts out, the big movie panels are shaping up and one of the biggest comic book movies at this year’s show is surely RED, based on the Warren Ellis/Cully Hamner mini series. Dame Helen Mirren,Bruce Willis, Mary Louise Parker and Karl Urban will all be on the Hall H panel for RED as will creator Warren Ellis and director Robert Schwentke. But in the excitement, it was noted that one person was missing, artist Hamner.

Some deemed this a snub, although there have certainly been lots of comics creators who have been left off the big Hall H panels when their movies were discussed– Several years ago Steve Lieber couldn’t even get in to the Whiteout panel due to over-zealous security — but it is a bit of a sad comment on our times.

Hamner has remained silent in the hubbub, but via twitter he has just announced a VERY happy and appropriate outcome:

Hokay. This is going to be a tweet in a few parts, so please bear with me. Re: the RED SDCC panel/Where’s Cully brouhaha from yesterday, some of you may have noticed how quiet I was on the subject all day. I was basically trying to keep my trap shut until I knew what was happening, first, & how (or whether) it would resolve itself before I said anything. Certainly didn’t expect such a clamor & I surely do appreciate that people cared so much that I be on the thing. It really meant a lot that so many of you felt that it was important. Thank you! Anyhoo, I’ve been in contact with Summit, & as I understand it, it was an oversight in that the announcement of the SDCC sked had to go out on that day & Summit had not yet been able to finalize the details yet. It was unfortunate, but just one of those things where everything happens at once and gives the wrong impression. So I just wanted everyone who made the effort to have me there (to know) that I WILL BE ON THE PANEL with everyone else. The problem/misunderstanding/whatever has been resolved. It’ll be probably my only comment on this, so you heard it from the horse’s mouth. Thanks, everybody!

One more thing: After all this hubbub, let’s make it a FULL ROOM, okay? ;)

With the happy ending unfolding, and Hamner’s word of wisdom ready to entertain the 6,500 strong crowd in Hall H, it’s a sure sign that studios are getting always more savvy about keeping th ecreatros in the loop — it just looks too crappy when they don’t.

All's well that ends well. :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day (And Hey, Look: Art For A Change)!

A few years back, Heroes Con (my favorite convention, BTW) was held on the Fourth Of July weekend, and a bunch of us did a portfolio to commemorate that and raise money for the show. So, below is the piece that I did with my fellow Gaijinner, inker Karl Story. Thought you might like to see it:

The intent was to remind people that so many have sacrificed for this country over the years, from Independence to now. Maybe we lose our way from time to time, but the ideals are always worth fighting for.