Meet Some O’ Me Mates

So…got plenty afoot on the comics front here. Let me introduce you to a few folks whose stellar work will be gracing my words over the next year or so. To begin:

JASON OSSMAN, who’s stepped in and done a kick-ass job on the last two issues of SUNDOWN: ARIZONA when our previous artist was unable to continue. Jason’s got the kind of grit that brings S:A to creepy life…issue #2, his first, hits shelves real soon, and–sales willing–he’ll be redrawing #1 for collection in a trade paperback.

JARED BIVENS, my old colleague from Western Tales of Terror #1, who’s going to be starting up work on GAMBLING IN HAVANA–my rednecks-loose-in-Cuba crime/comedy–as soon as I can get him a script.

MAX VELATI, whose near-photorealistic style will–at long last–bring SUNSHINE STATE, my tale of a Florida vice cop in the 1980s and his detective son today, to lush pastel-and-neon life.

JEREMY BENNISON, whose ultradetailed work is going to be put to use destroying cities around the world in XL, my giant-monsters book. (Hook line: “The food chain just added a new link.”)

MARTIN MORAZZO, who’s going to be a big star one day, but hopefully before then he’ll finish up the initial issues of THE NETWORK, my ESPN-for-superheroes tale.

JASON FLOWERS, who knocked out a kick-ass four-page story for a recent contest–if we win, I’ll let you know; if we lose, I’ll post the entry here. But I think we’re gonna win. Now, though, he’s going to be working on RIPPED, my time-travel/terrorist story. (So what would YOU do if you found yourself in Dallas on that fateful November afternoon as the motorcade was approaching?)

Not a bad lineup, huh? With any luck, this time next year I’ll have a bookshelf of new work on the stands. Make your bets as to which one’s gonna hit first. As always, you know where to look to track ’em all, don’t you?


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