Variant cover for BLACK HAMMER/ JUSTICE LEAGUE: HAMMER OF JUSTICE #3

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Excited to finally share my variant cover to Black Hammer/ Justice League: Hammer Of Justice #3, out in September from DC & Dark Horse!

I’m so grateful to comics bud Jeff Lemire for giving me opportunities to contribute to his many creations over the years.

And this cover was especially significant for me: Dan Mishkin & Gene Colan’s 1982-1983 Wonder Woman run was the very first comic I kept up with monthly, and I’ve waited my whole life to complete the circle, drawing Wonder Woman in an official capacity.

Wonder Woman variant cover by Nate Powell (age 4), 1982.

Wonder Woman variant cover by Nate Powell (age 4), 1982.

COME AGAIN debut this week at San Diego Comic Con

I'll be at Top Shelf/IDW's booth (#2743) all weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA for the debut of my new graphic novel, Come Again.

Here's my schedule-- in general, come find me at the Top Shelf booth, Thursday-Sunday:

* Thursday, 7/19: signing at Top Shelf booth #2743, 1-2:30pm and 4-6pm.

* Friday, 7/20: "The Human Condition: Connecting Humanity With Graphic Novels" panel w/ TBA. 1-2pm, Room 23ABC.

* Friday, 7/20: signing at IDW booth #2743, 5-6pm.

* Saturday, 7/21: signing at IDW booth #2743, 1-2pm.

* Saturday, 7/21: signing w/ Andrew Aydin at CBLDF booth #1918, 2-3pm.

* Saturday, 7/21: I'll be the keynote speaker at the CBLDF's live art auction-- with an original MARCH piece up for sale too! Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire AB, 8pm.

* Sunday, 7/22: signing at IDW booth #2743, 1-2pm.

LOGAN poster artwork!

Here's a limited edition poster I did for the forthcoming Logan movie to be released on March 3rd. These posters are available in theaters between Texas and North Dakota, and are part of a collection of 6 different artist variants including Art Adams, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Bill Sienkewicz, and Babs Tarr! Check out the rest of the poster designs here. Extra thanks to Erin Tobey for layout and digital effects wizardry on my poster!

X-Men changed my life in so many ways, set me on my comics path, and Chris Claremont's run on the titles practically gave me my social conscience as a 12-year-old. It's so meaningful to be able to contribute to the legacy of the X-franchise like this.

 

MARCH nominated for 3 Eisner Awards!



I'm honored to find that March: Book One, my collaboration with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, has been nominated for three Eisner Awards: Best Reality-Based Work, Best Publication For Teens, and Best Penciller/Inker!

This year's list has a really solid line-up of nominees-- congratulations to all my other comics homies including Cecil Castellucci, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder, Jeffrey Brown, Ed Piskor, Zander Cannon, Faith Erin Hicks, Luke Pearson, Gene Yang, Paul Pope, Sheila Keenan, Nathan Fox, Ben Katchor, Jeff Smith, Judith Vanistendael, and lots more! The winners will be announced at a ceremony this July at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

The complete list can be viewed here.
Judith Vanistendael

MARCH is USA Today's #1 Graphic Novel of the year!

Whitney Matheson at USA Today's Pop Candy listed March: Book One as the best graphic novel of the year, alongside excellent books by my homies Lisa Hanawalt, Matt Kindt, Jeffrey Brown, Jeff Lemire, Nicole J. Georges, and more. This year was really solid for comics of all kinds, and for increasingly varied audiences. Hell yeah!

Here's the list.

My top 5 (or 6) comics of 2012 on BoingBoing!

Brian Heater's Best Damn Comics Of The Year list is up now at BoingBoing, and my picks (books by Gabriella Giandelli, Katie Skelly, Brandon Graham, Farel Dalrymple, Jesse Jacobs, and Jeff Lemire) are up there with plenty of other folks. Also, I should've really included White Clay by Thomas Herpich-- pick it up at all costs!


In Stumptown Highlights via the Portland Mercury!

Headed to Portland later today-- in the meantime, Jeff Lemire and I were both featured in this "Stumptown Highlights" article from the Portland Mercury. I'll be at table A7, and also be sure to check out Top Shelf, Farel Dalrymple, Mike Allred, Theo Ellsworth, Nicole Georges, Joseph Lambert, Emi Lenox, Tugboat Press, Tom Neely, Sara Varon, Angie Wang, and tons more talented cartoonists while you're there.

See you this weekend!

Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland this weekend!

If you're in the Pacific Northwest, I'll see you at Portland's own Stumptown Comics Fest this weekend (April 28-29). It's at the Oregon Convention Center (Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-6). I'll be holding down the fort at Table A7, selling books and original artwork.

On Saturday from 12-12:45 pm, come to a panel discussion in Room B114 with Jeff Lemire and me, and hear what's new and upcoming with each of our works (including our imminent collaboration on Sweet Tooth #34, out in early June!).

SWEET TOOTH #34 cover!

Here's the cover to Sweet Tooth #34, which is a collaboration between Jeff Lemire and me entitled "The Ballad Of Johnny And Abbot". Vertigo just solicited the issue to be released in early June.

I'm finished with the interior inks, and am halfway through the coloring process. Challenging and a bit nerve-wracking to color directly on the inks with permanent acrylic dyes, but so much fun.