Easter Egg for Eagle-Eyed Readers: Matt, the gentleman booking Will in SOLO ACOUSTIC #6, is the emcee from the opening pages of Sparkshooter.
Also, Grimm Fairy Tales #84 is out today!
Cover A by Alfredo Reyes III. Written by me from a story by me, Raven Gregory, Joe Brusha and Ralp Tedesco. Art by Riccardo Baghera. Colors by Leonardo Paciarottii. Letters by Jim Campbell. Enjoy!
The bad news is that, as of right now, Sarah has to go on hiatus. Her tendonitis has reached a pretty severe level, and it’s going to take weeks of rest and physical therapy exercises for her to approach normal. AND, it’s going to take a little bit of time after that so that the simple act of drawing doesn’t immediately make it worse again. For those reasons, we’re going to take a break for a couple of months so that Sarah can get better. Frankly, that is the most important thing.
HOWEVER! Good News: We’re going to debut a new strip RIGHT HERE in the meantime! Think of it as a mid-season replacement. It’s a side-story set in the Sparkshooter Universe (hey, we’re a universe now!). It’s called SOLO ACOUSTIC, and it’s going to follow a guy that’s also managed by our friend Jack. The format for that one will be a little different, more like traditional comic strip-style. And the artist will be my friend Ben Olson, whom you can start following RIGHT NOW at @BenOlsonART on Twitter. The first installment is going to run MARCH 12, so bookmark your bookmarks or something.
In the meantime: The first four issues of my run on Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends have been collected in the Volume 4 trade, and the remainder of the run, issues 22 thru 25, will be collected in Volume 5, due on March 26th. On March 20, you’ll be able to find my first issue of Zenescope’s flagship title, Grimm Fairy Tales, in stores. I’m writing #83 and #84; see the grea Pasquale Qualano cover above. Looking ahead, I’m writing the three-issues Zombies: The Cursed mini-series that ties in to Zenescope’s huge Unleashed event; look for the first issue in July. I’ll have more news about my writing soon.
Until then, thanks for reading, and come back for SOLO ACOUSTIC!