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Tue

22

Apr

2014

Lady Rawhide #5—Riding into the sunset...

Cover art by Joseph Michael Linsner

The final issue of Lady Rawhide: Sisters of the White Rose hits store shelves this week (I think). 

 

I had a surprising amount of fun on this one, which is likely the closest I'll get to writing a comic book Western, or a Zorro book for that matter. 

 

And I quite like Rey Villegas' artwork—he replaced Milton Estevam after Milton left the book. It's a little grittier, a little more "Western," to be frank. Milton's action scenes were great, but there was a slick, more-superhero-y feel to his pencils. 

 

Hopefully, you'll agree.

 

Here's the detail on the book, and there's a preview below, too, if'n you reckon on checkin' it out (yee-haw)...

 

LADY RAWHIDE: SISTERS OF THE WHITE ROSE #5 (of 5)

Written by: Eric Trautmann

Art by: Rey Villegas

Cover by: Joseph Michael Linsner

 

The final battle for the heart and soul of Old Mexico begins!

 

Lady Rawhide has fought for the people a relentless battle against corruption and oppression-along the way becoming a folk hero to the countless citizens she's aided. But with the mercenary forces of Yanqui silver and rail barons on the march, the soldiers of the corrupt governor crushing any who stand before them, and a violent band of female vigilantes fighting a war against them all, is this Lady Rawhide's last ride?

 

Dynamite Entertainment   |  Color  |  32pg.  |  Teen+  |  $3.99US

Preview:

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Mon

21

Apr

2014

Some housekeeping...

A long-overdue overhaul of my graphic design portfolio is up; please give it a look if you are interested in such things. 

 

And if you need logo designs, branding services, book design & typesetting, poster design, CD art, or other such things, I, uh, do that stuff. 

 

(I also started a Behance site, too, which allows for better annotation of various projects, so again, if you are interested in such things, you should check it out.)

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Tue

01

Apr

2014

Stand to and prepare to be boarded. And other pirate-y things...

My pals Greg Rucka, Rick Burchett & Eric Newsom make this really excellent swashbuckling, steampunk-y adventure webcomic, Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether. They've been doing it for several years, and it's great. 

 

It's so great that they had a resoundingly successful Kickstarter campaign for the print collection. 

 

It was so resoundingly successful that the print collection came with two other books, a poster/map, and a bunch of other things. 

 

I designed one of the other books, The Pocket Guide to the Sphere. It's an "in-universe" artifact, a travel guide from Edwin Windsheer, a figure of some...notoriety in the setting. It's immodest, but it came out really well. 

 

So I was pleased to say "yes" when Greg invited me to participate in the launch event for the book release in Portland, Oregon this weekend. Please visit us at Bridge City Comics. I'll be signing the Pocket Guides should you desire it, and I am happy to sign it "in character" to preserve the "it fell out of Lady Sabre's universe" feel to it. (I sign as Frond, the publisher's partner and primary typesetter.) 

 

The Lady Sabre Kickstarter info can be found here.

 

Bridge City Comics' website can be found here

 

The Lady Sabre webcomic can be found here. And you should check back and find it often. Because it's great. 

 

Emerald City Comicon

The past weekend, I attended the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle. It was insanely busy, but as always, well-run and overall a pleasant experience. 

 

It was lovely to see old friends (albeit for too brief a time), and meet some new ones (including veteran comics illustrator Rick Burchett, whom I have admired for longer than either of us would care to admit, I suspect).

 

I was also a last-minute addition to an Image Comics panel hosted by David Brothers (the fine and scholarly editor of Lazarus). The panel was on dystopias in science fiction, and the other panelists included Greg Rucka (again, Lazarus, and a hojillion other amazing novels and comics), Joe Harris (Great Pacific), Nick Pitarra (Manhattan Projects), Simon Roy (Prophet), Ed Brisson and Johnny Christmas (Sheltered). It's a fun talk about how we're all basically doomed. If you want to see it, it's available to view, for free, from the fine folks at Flipon.tv. The whole thing runs about an hour.

 

ECCC 2014

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Thu

27

Mar

2014

Emerald City Comicon

The Emerald City Comicon is this weekend—from Friday, March 28 to Sunday, March 30, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.

 

I will be attending, sharing a table with my good friend and frequent collaborator, Brandon Jerwa. 

 

We'll be at Table E-05 most of the time, save for a couple of booth signings: 

 

  • Friday, 12pm–1pm: Dynamite Entertainment signing, booth 1803
  • Saturday, 2pm–3pm: Dynamite Entertainment signing, booth 1803
  • Saturday, 4pm–5pm: Monkeybrain Comics signing, booth JJ-22

 

See you there!

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Wed

05

Mar

2014

LADY RAWHIDE #4 out today...

Cover art by Joseph Michael Linsner.

The fourth issue of Lady Rawhide: Sisters of the White Rose hits stores today; four down, one to go. 

 

Here's the details (and a short preview)...

 

LADY RAWHIDE: SISTERS OF THE WHITE ROSE #4 (of 5)

Written by: Eric Trautmann

Art by: Milton Estevam and Rey Villegas

Cover by: Joseph Michael Linsner

 

 

Lady Rawhide faces off against Adelina, leader of the Sisters of the White Rose. But all around them, forces loyal to the corrupt governor draw nearer, bent on killing everyone who stands against them. New alliances are formed, secrets revealed, and the final battle against oppression is about to begin...

 

Dynamite Entertainment  |  32pg  |  Color  |  Teen+  |  $3.99US

Cover art and preview gallery:

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