Tuesday, January 19, 2016

News

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a some (mostly) good news to announce:




RIPOSTE: In just a little over one week from now, Riposte will be available for purchase in finer comic book shops and bookstores everywhere (well, especially in France and Belgium). From what I’ve seen so far, the book looks fantastic, and I’m really looking forward to signing copies at the FIBD (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée) in Angoulême from Friday, January 29th, through Sunday, January 31st. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, please feel free to stop by the Scutella éditions booth and say hello. Hope to see you there! (but if you can’t make it to the festival, I’ll be announcing other dates soon)



ARCHER COE & THE WAY TO DUSTY DEATH: I'm back to work on Archer Coe vol.2! I just finished Chapter 3 today, and will be starting Chapter 4 soon. In order to finish Riposte on time, I had to temporarily put Archer on the back-burner, and I’m thrilled to be working full-time on the book once again (I kinda missed my pal Archer). Jamie S. Rich’s story is amazing (Not to mention challenging: he asked me to draw HORSES. As in, more than one. AND THEY ARE ALL RUNNING.), and it’s been a lot of fun working on this second book. I’ll post more teaser images as I make progress over the next few months. I am hoping to finish The Way To Dusty Death by early December of this year, so feel free to stop by often for updates…




DUELS: The long out-of-print book of short stories I wrote and drew for French publisher Treize étrange back in 2000, Duels, is now back in print. I had copies published through the online printing platform BLURB, and it looks pretty good. If you are interested in purchasing a copy (in French), feel free to click HERE




PARANORMAL: I am sad to say that my Paranormal trilogy, which was supposed to be published last year by Evileye Books, is currently on standby. Due to the demands of today’s ever-changing book publishing industry, Evileye Books has undergone some huge changes over the past year, and they have decided to concentrate their publishing efforts exclusively on supernatural/horror prose fiction. So, long story short, Paranormal didn’t make the cut, and Evileye has graciously returned publication rights to me. I’m not quite sure what to do with the book right now, but I’ll let you know once I’ve figured it out. Since Duels turned out so well, I may consider self-publishing the trilogy, as well as future stories, through BLURB as well. Unless, of course, some publisher kicks down my door and begs to publish it before I do.


OTHER STUFF: As if the above projects weren’t already keeping me busy, I am currently working on a series of translations for French  publisher ANKAMA (The Grocery, FREAKS’squeele), and I recently finished English-language translations for two of their animated feature films, DOFUS Book 1: The Return of Julith, and MUTAFUKAZ. I hope they hit an English-speaking movie theatre near you soon. They were a lot of fun to work on.

In other news, I'm still (slowly but surely) organizing my ideas for an espionage-themed comic book mini-series, as well as a daily online comic strip, both of which I am hoping to pitch to American publishers once I've finished work on Archer Coe vol.2.  I kinda have a lot on my plate, but I’d rather have too much to do than not enough.

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to meeting some of you at future comic book conventions or bookstore signings. Talk to you soon!

Monday, November 30, 2015

RIPOSTE (2009-2015)


Well, after nearly seven years, Riposte is finally finished.


The book is scheduled for a January 2016 release, just in time for the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême. If you are a fan of film noir and fencing, this is the book for you, and I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy it.

I have some stuff to announce, but I’ll do that later, when my head is a bit clearer. For now, I’m just barely realizing that I won’t be drawing these characters anymore, nor will I be telling their story ever again… and to tell you the truth, it’s making me kind of nostalgic. I’m relieved and a little sad at the same time; it’s kinda strange. Anyway… no time to get all teary-eyed, I have other projects that I need to get back to (Archer Coe vol.2, which I’ve had to put on hold for the past few months in order to finish Riposte on time, as well as some graphic novels to translate for Ankama, among others…)



Thank you for stopping by. Talk to you soon!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Making progress...(3)


Archer Coe & The Way To Dusty Death (vol.2):




Riposte:



Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Making progress...(2)


Archer Coe & The Way To Dusty Death (vol.2):




Riposte:




Stay tuned...


Monday, April 20, 2015

Making progress...


Archer Coe & The Way To Dusty Death: (vol.2)






Riposte:






Stay tuned...


Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year


Happy New Year, everyone!

2014 was a very busy year for me, and I broke my all-time record of Blog Neglect by only posting new drawings 3 times last year. But I had good reasons for it. A lot of stuff happened.

For example, Archer Coe & the Thousand Natural Shocks (Oni Press) hit stores in July, and I began work on volume two in early December, right after finishing a series of interesting and challenging translation assignments for Ankama éditions.



I was supposed to finish Riposte (Scutella éditions) before the year was out, but... well... I didn't. Believe it or not, drawing two graphic novels at the same time, teaching weekly comic-book classes, and translating a series of graphic novels is kind of time-consuming. I still have two chapters to go on Riposte, and I hope to have it completely finished (drawn & toned) before summer. I really am working as fast as I can, so please be patient. :)

The Kindle version of Paranormal vol.1: The Ogre (Evileye Books) was released last October, just in time for Halloween, and the paper version will hopefully be released sometime this year.

And right before the year ended, I drew a picture of Marcus Lopez, my favorite character from the very, very cool Deadly Class (Image Comics) series by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, for the February 7th charity auction to be held by my friend Charlie Harris, the owner of Charlie's Comic Books in Tucson, Arizona.


So there ya go. I hope you all had a happy, safe holiday season. Stay tuned, with any luck I'll be posting more often this year! As always, thanks for stopping by and supporting my work. It's much appreciated.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Big Day

Archer Coe & The Thousand Natural Shocks is now available in finer comic book shops & bookstores all over the world. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did drawing it.