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Creator benefit signing in WA this weekend! [UPDATED]

31 Aug

by Mike Hansen

Just saw this from Anina Bennett (Boilerplate):

Comics for a cause! Paul Guinan and I will be at I Like Comics in Vancouver, WA this Saturday. Come to their party for Karl and Myrna Kesel, a fundraiser to help pay medical bills for their adopted son. Guest schedule as follows:

Saturday 9/1:
12-3 Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett
12-4 Dan Prado

3-5 Kurt Busiek
5-7 Shannon WheelerSunday 9/2:
11-1 Aaron Lopresti
2-4 Pete Woods & Rebecca Woods
2-4 Guest of honor Karl Kesel
4-7 Randy Emberlin
If you’re in the Northwest, check this out! I can attest from personal or secondhand experience that all of the creators are super-nice and super-talented, and are down with a very worthy cause.
UPDATE: Anina just alerted me to an online benefit for the Kesels as well, which ends at midnight PST tonight – check it out.

DC New 52: Rejected cover to Sword of Sorcery #1 featuring Amethyst

18 Jul

by Mike Hansen

I’d love to know what non-creative executive made this decision.

Here’s the original pencilled cover to Sword of Sorcery #1, by Aaron Lopresti (who posted this on his Facebook feed today) – I got to see the original artwork at Comic-Con, and it’s terrific:

Sword of Sorcery #1 rejected cover

…and here’s the approved, redrawn color version (you can see the black-and-white version on Lopresti’s Facebook page):

Sword of Sorcery #1 final cover art

…which features the main character leaping out at the reader, just like on the cover to the previous issue (#0, by Josh Middleton):

Sword of Sorcery #0 cover

It could be worse. At least DC didn’t make the cover redrawn to look like this: Continue reading

Fun Friday Foto: NEW 52 edition

8 Jun

by Mike Hansen

Amethyst redesign by Aaron Lopresti 2

Amethyst redesign by Aaron Lopresti

DC Comics just announced that four of its New 52 titles will be replaced.

One of those titles being cancelled is Justice League International, mostly drawn by my former art teacher Aaron Lopresti. Fortunately, DC has announced four new series to launch in September, including Sword and Sorcery (featuring Amethyst, one of DC’s best 1980s characters) drawn by Lopresti.

He posted his Amethyst character design on his Facebook page today, and since I haven’t seen any comics sites repost it, I will here:

Amethyst redesign by Aaron Lopresti

Aaron posts artwork regularly on his FB page; I highly recommend Liking it.

Reminds me of some of his best work on Wonder Woman. He talks a bit about Amethyst here.

Here’s a few deets from DC’s press release:

Timed to the one year anniversary of the launch of the historic DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 initiative, DC Comics will introduce 0 month.

In September 2012, DC Comics will release 0 issues—and we don’t mean we aren’t publishing any titles—but what we will be doing is numbering every DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 title #0.

… debuting at #0 are four new comic book series:

TALON – Co-Writers: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. Artist: Guillem March.

SWORD OF SORCERY – Writer: Christy Marx. Artist: Aaron Lopresti.

THE PHANTOM STRANGER – Writer: Dan DiDio. Artist: Brent Anderson.

TEAM SEVEN – Writer: Justin Jordan. Artist: Jesus Merino.

The four new series will follow with issue #1s in October and other series will resume their numbering.

More details in the link.

Have a great weekend!

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