Monday, August 12, 2019

GHOSTS Now Available For Pre Order

From Yoe Books, Steve Banes presents over a dozen pre-code horror comic stories about ghosts. This book makes perfect reading for Halloween season or any late rainy night by candle light. I know, because I've read it and even wrote the introduction. You can pre-order a copy at the link below. The book itself is available October 8, 2019. Check out all the other Yoe Books titles for more classic comic book horrors.

Daredevil Epic Collection: Purgatory and Paradise

Marvel's Daredevil Epic Collection: Purgatory & Paradise is now available. It includes over 500 pages of comics including Daredevil #351 which I wrote with art by Shawn McManus, colors by Christie Scheele, lettering by Jim Novak and editing by James Felder. You can order a copy by clicking the link below, or by visiting a comic book store near you.

Monday, August 05, 2019

Ask Me Anything #63

It's been a really long time since I've done one of these. January 2018 in fact. Much of that is due to blogging seeming to be on the wane as other, more immediately gratifying, forms of social media have taken people's fancy, and readership has shifted elsewhere. Meaning that my own posting efforts have shifted elsewhere more and more as well.

I've always preferred Blogger over other forms simply because it allows me to cover things more in depth than other delivery services, and to delve into somethings that I wouldn't really think felt at home on say, Facebook, or certainly Instagram. I'm trying to make an effort to post more here than I have been, and one of the ways I wanted to do that was in bringing back "Ask Me Anything." I've always liked this feature here, because I tend to get some good, and often surprising and challenging questions, plus I like the interaction it creates. Hopefully, after all this time, there's still any audience for this thing. Let's see how it goes.

I make no promises of this returning to a regular schedule, but on the first Monday of the month you can usually find a post like this one allowing you to hit me up on any topic and I'll do my best to answer it.  Ask me anything you want.

Questions can be posted in the comments section below, and I'll either answer them there, or in a separate post sometime later in the month.

I've been asked a lot of good, thought provoking questions in the past as well as some really banal ones, all of which I tried to answer. You can see the previous questions by visiting Ask Me Anything  #1#2 ,  #3#4#5#6 , #7 , #8#9,  #10,  #11,  #12 , #13#14,  #15 , #16#17 , #18 , #19,  #20,  #21#22,  #23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33#34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42,  #43#44#45,  #46#47,  #48#49,  #50,  #51#52 , #53#54#55#56,  #57,  #58,  #59, and #60 , #61 and #62.

Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month under Ask Me Anything.

Now ask away. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

G-Fan #124

G-Fan #124 is now available. G-Fan is a magazine entirely devoted to Godzilla and other kaiju films and projects. For this issue, which was timed to be released with the new movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (currently showing at a theater near you), I created a wrap around cover featuring Godzilla, and his four classic Toho co-stars, King Ghidorah, Rodan and Mothra, as they appear in the new film.

This piece was done in 3-D cut paper at actual magazine size. At the time I started it, there was no plot information available, one trailer, and no clear look at any of the monsters beyond a few images of toys that would also be released now. When I finally saw the movie I was surprised to discover that the image I created was actually pretty accurately representative of the movie, right down to being located in Boston (I did take liberties with the skyline for compositional reasons). 

You can obtain a copy at many comic book retail shops, or via the G-Fan website. If you are a fan of Godzilla, I recommend simply subscribing at a very affordable rate. 

Daredevil #351 Available On Marvel Unlimited

Daredevil #351 which I wrote way back in 1996, with art by Shawn McManus, colors by Christie Scheele, letters by Jim Novak and editing by James Felder, has been made a part of Marvel's  Marvel Unlimited service, a digital collection of Marvel's back catalog of their comic books.

You can read more about this and what other comics are being made available this month via this article at Bleeding Cool.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Grim Gallery

My companion blog, The Grim Gallery, has entered it's ninth year. This is where I post daily images from my vast collection of monster, and horror images from films, art, and literature. If you like those things, please go visit.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Little Shoppe of Horrors #42 Now Available

I have an illustration in the current issue of the outstanding Little Shoppe of Horrors magazine. Ordering information for issue #42, as well as all of their stellar back issues, can be found here.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Crazy 4 Cult 12 Preview 2

Here's the second piece I did for the Crazy 4 Cult 12 show opening tonight at Gallery 1988. "Mosura praegrandis" based on Mothra (1961) and numerous Godzilla films. 3-D cut paper.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Crazy 4 Cult 12 Preview 1

Here's a look at one of the pieces I did for the Crazy 4 Cult 12 show opening tomorrow night at Gallery 1988. "The Bear Suit", based on The Shining (1980). Cut paper.

I'll preview my second piece tomorrow before the show opens.