Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hitting The Stores This Week!

Couple of things hitting the shelves this week:

First up, on Tuesday, is the DVD/Blu-Ray release of the hit film RED, based on Warren Ellis' and my book of the same name. You can order it from Amazon, of course, but the Best Buy exclusive has a comic included.

Then, on Wednesday, at your local comics shop, you can get the trade paperback edition of THE QUESTION: PIPELINE, collecting the run of DETECTIVE COMICS co-features by Greg Rucka and myself. It's got not only all those stories, but a bunch of conceptual stuff I did. It's a nice-looking package, if I do say so myself, and you can order it from Amazon, as well.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In With The New.

You may notice a new look on the blog here. Not sure if it's permanent, but since we're in a new year and a new decade, and since all the RED hoopla and related projects have come and gone, I decided to do something a little less, well, red. Obviously, the background is, for the moment, from my RED prequel, RED: Eyes Only, but as I'm cleared to talk about my next project, I'll be updating the look of this place. And I'll be sure to show some new stuff here and there, and maybe even talk more about my process.

Anyway, as far as what's up with me lately:

1) You can still get RED: Eyes Only at comics shops. It's basically some added backstory to the original RED, my 2003 comic with Warren Ellis, which was recently loosely adapted into a hit film with Bruce Willis. It's also one of the rare occasions that I've also written what I've drawn. It was nerve-wracking, but also fun. I'm variously told it'll show up digitally at some point on Comixology; that it's possibly going to be included as a printed preview in the packaging of the RED DVD; and that it might be included in some later collected edition of the original mini... but I have nothing firm on any of that. Keep your eye out, though.

I do know that it will be collected in April with the film-continuity prequels in a trade paperback called RED: BETTER R.E.D. THAN DEAD. While I think it'll probably lead to even more confusion as to what continuity it belongs to (FYI, it's a prequel to the comic and doesn't have much to do with the film), I'm gratified that DC is doing what it can to keep it in print.

2) I was flattered to see that Jeff Lemire and I were named as a "dream team" Blog@Newsarama would like to see tackle the original Captain Marvel character. It's nothing official, of course, but my love for that character dates back to when I was around five or so. It would be a dream job for me to be able draw him professionally, especially if he's being written by a guy like Jeff. So, thanks, Newsarama.

3) Something you probably don't know is that I was recently asked to extend my exclusive contract with DC, and I did. DC's an exciting place to be right now, as you might imagine, and I'm looking forward to another two years of fun projects.

That's all I can think of for now, but if you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them in the talkback below.