Wednesday, July 10, 2024

REMEMBERING ZULLI


Michael Zulli has passed away. Michael and I worked on a number of projects together in the late 90s/early 2000s. He wasn't just a brilliant artist, he was a brilliant man: deep, passionate, philosophical. During those years of collaboration, we spent many hours talking about the art of storytelling, the spiritual path, the search for God. 

Michael very generously gave me the painting below—the cover to one of our Seekers Into The Mystery issues—as a gift many years ago. It's hung in a place of honor in my house ever since. I look at it every day, a piece of Michael woven into my life.

Heartfelt condolences to Michael's friends and family. Safe travels, Mr. Zulli. Say hello to the Magician for me. 

SILENCE DAY 2024

Wishing a very happy Silence Day to my Meher Baba family around the world.




“To penetrate into the essence of all being and significance and to release the fragrance of that inner attainment for the guidance and benefit of others, by expressing in the world of forms, truth, love, purity, and beauty – this is the sole game which has any intrinsic and absolute worth. All other happenings, incidents, and attainments in themselves can have no lasting importance.”
                                                                        Avatar Meher Baba


Tuesday, July 9, 2024

BLASTING OFF INTO THE DeMULTIVERSE!

The DeMultiverse campaign is LIVE NOW on KICKSTARTER! Want to know all about it? Watch the video below—then come join us on this amazing journey! We can't do it without you!


Monday, July 8, 2024

WORDS, IMAGES, BATMAN, ROBIN, AND THE DeMULTIVERSE!

I talk with the the Words, Images, & Worlds podcast about the DeMultiverse, the creative process, Robin Lives! (on sale Wednesday) and other things.




Update: And here's more DeMultiverse talk—with Adam Chapman of the Comics Shenanigans podcast. We also talk about the difference between writing comics full script and plot-first, the value of letterers, and lots more. You can listen right here.




Sunday, July 7, 2024

MR. SMITH GOES TO THE DeMULTIVERSE


Welcome the incomparable Matthew Dow Smith back to the DeMultiverse! Matt’s other projects have prevented him from returning to do the interior art for Godsend #2, but he's provided this striking variant cover! Main cover and interior art by Scott Koblish! Color: James Devlin! Letters: Taylor Esposito!

The Spellbound Comics DeMultiverse Phase II launches Tuesday, July 9th, on Kickstarter! Our prelaunch page is live now!  Come join us!


Saturday, July 6, 2024

FING(EROTH) FANG FOOM!



More Kickstarter news: "Delightful" Danny Fingeroth...long time Spider-Man editor and author of the acclaimed Stan Lee bio, A Marvelous Life...is writing the foreword to the DeMultiverse collected edition! Welcome aboard, Danny!

Phase II of the Spellbound Comics DeMultiverse launches July 9th on KICKSTARTER! Come join us!

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PATCHING THINGS UP

Welcome the amazing Patch Zircher to the DeMultiverse! Patch has done this exceptional second cover for Wisdom #2! Main cover and interior art by the great Tom Mandrake! Color: Justin Prokowich! Letters: Taylor Esposito!

Phase II of the Spellbound Comics DeMULTIVERSE launches July 9th on KICKSTARTER! Come join us!

Friday, July 5, 2024

BACK FROM THE DEAD



Death in the Family: Robin Lives!
#1 is out next week. Here's the hype, straight from the fine folks at DC Comics:

JASON TODD LIVES! WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE FALLEN ROBIN?

In 1988, DC fans made a seminal choice in the history of DC publishing — voting to kill off Jason Todd’s Robin in the Death in the Family storyline. Now, for the first time, we want to find out what would have happened if fans had voted to let him live. And it begins — with the murder of The Joker!

From the DC Vault: Death in the Family – Robin Lives #1

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Rick Leonardi
Colors: Rico Renzi
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Release Date: July 10, 2024

Here's a preview of our first chapter...





I've really enjoyed returning to Gotham City for this mini-series (and for the upcoming Caped Crusader animated series). Hope you all enjoy Robin Lives!

LIAM AND DARICK

Two big Kickstarter announcements today. First up...

2024 Eisner nominee Liam Sharp is returning to the DeMultiverse! Liam—one of my all-time favorite collaborators—is once again providing the cover for our collected edition and (no surprise) it’s a beauty!



And if that's not exciting enough...

Superstar artist Darick Robertson, co-creator of The Boys, has entered the DeMultiverse—providing this powerful second cover for Anyman #2! 
(Main cover and interior art by the great David Baldeon! Color: Arthur Hesli! Letters: Taylor Esposito!)


Phase II of the Spellbound Comics DeMULTIVERSE launches July 9th on KICKSTARTER! Come join us!

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

GREAT SCOTT!



We had some extraordinary visual storytellers on Phase 1 of the Spellbound Comics DeMultiverse: Shawn McManus on Layla in the Lands of After…David Baldeon on Anyman…Tom Mandrake on Wisdom…Vassilis Gogtzilas on The Edward Gloom Mysteries...and Matthew Dow Smith on Godsend. Shawn, David, Tom, and Vassilis are all returning for Phase 2 but, sorry to say, my pal Matt wasn’t able to come back for Godsend #2…

…BUT we’ve found a fantastic replacement in the great SCOTT KOBLISH! Scott—best known for his six year run on an obscure character named Deadpool (ever heard of him?)—brings storytelling dynamism, human emotion and cosmic power to our second chapter and we’re delighted to have him as part of the DeMultiverse! Welcome aboard, Scott!

(As for the estimable Mr. Dow Smith: We’ve got an upcoming announcement about him, too. He’s still part of the DeMultiverse: We couldn’t let him go!)


Monday, July 1, 2024

ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW!

Phase 2 of the DeMultiverse launches one week from tomorrow on Kickstarter...featuring second issues of all five Spellbound Comics titles: Layla in the Lands of After (with Shawn McManus), Wisdom (with Tom Mandrake), Anyman (with David Baldeon), The Edward Gloom Mysteries (with Vassilis Gogtzilas) and Godsend (with our soon-to-be-revealed Mystery Artist)! (And if you missed the first issues, they'll be available, too!)

Big announcements to come!  Please join us!!