NEWS

Wed

05

Aug

2020

THE OLD GUARD CHARITY T-SHIRTS

Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández, co-creators of The Old Guard, have created a pair of t-shirts as charity fundraisers—the Nile Freeman "Black Lives Matter" shirt benefits the SPLC Action Fund, and the Nicky and Joe "Love is Immortal" shirt benefits The Trevor Project.

 

You can find them -- and the Lazarus charity fundraiser shirts, too -- at Greg's Bonfire page.

Wed

29

Jul

2020

BLACK MAGICK #12: IN STORES NOW

Cover by Nicola Scott (w Eric Trautmann)
Cover by Nicola Scott (w Eric Trautmann)

Available today! Black Magick is back! New storyline begins here! Visit (or call, or email) your Friendly Local Comic Shoppe today!

Mon

27

Jul

2020

OUT THIS WEEK: BLACK MAGICK #12

Cover by Nicola Scott (w Eric Trautmann)
Cover by Nicola Scott (w Eric Trautmann)

Written by: Greg Rucka

Art by: Nicola Scott (with Chiara Arena)

Letters by: Jodi Wynne

Cover by: Nicola Scott (w Eric Trautmann)

Publication Design by: Eric Trautmann   

 

"Ascention I," Part One

 

The acclaimed series returns, from the New York Times bestselling team GREG RUCKA (THE OLD GUARD) and NICOLA SCOTT (Wonder Woman).

 

Rowan Black is a cop. Rowan Black is also a witch. Throughout her life, she has struggled to keep these things separate. Now, the walls are beginning to crumble, and Rowan—alienated from her friends, under investigation on the job, and stalked by mysterious forces who are literally hell-bent on using Rowan’s power for their own benefit—is on the verge of crumbling with them.

 

And if these combined forces don’t manage to destroy Rowan—she might just destroy herself first.

 

Image Comics  |  Color  |  32pg  |  Mature  |  $3.99US

Sat

25

Jul

2020

SWIMMIN' POOLS…MOVIE STARS…

Art by Leandro Fernández
Art by Leandro Fernández

It's been…a heck of a long time since I updated here. Yikes.

 

So, some general housekeeping—all the Comics Design Work stuff has been updated to include an entire second series of The Old Guard, and a bunch of Atomic Robo projects.

 

Next week (I think? Here in The Time Of COVID, my sense of what day it is has become wonky) a new issue of Black Magick hits, and we're back off to the races on that series.

 

A new issue of Lazarus: Risen is also nearing completion though various delays due to. ::gestures at mad, mad world outside the door:: have moved us a little off our original schedule. It shouldn't be by much, though.

 

So. The Old Guard. My friend made a movie!

 

Based on Greg Rucka's excellent adventure comic series -- centered on a group of centuries-old nigh-immortal warriors who have to come to grips with the modern surveillance state, old sins, new enemies, and a brand-new soldier in their ranks -- Netflix released the film version on 10 July. It has received generally strong reviews and it is, in my biased opinion, a hell of a fun movie.

 

If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to fire it up. Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Chiwetel Ejiofor topline a superb cast.

 

It also features my "design cameo," which tickles me no end.

 

At one point during post-production, Greg called me up and asked me if I had a spare sniper scope reticle they could use for the production, because they hadn't settled on one they liked yet.

 

(Why on earth would he think I have a bunch of gunsights of various kinds lying around? How very odd!)

 

Nothing I had "lying around" seemed right, so I made one (derived from a couple different types of old Soviet and European types), and sent it off, to the apparent delight of Greg and the production. I really didn't expect it to be in the movie, figuring they'd end up replacing it with something cool and animated, but it was fun nonetheless.

 

Turns out they liked it—it's in the movie!

Reticle design (Top) and in the film (Bottom)
Reticle design (Top) and in the film (Bottom)

I'll try to be better about updating here. There's a bunch of fun stuff in the works—a long-dormant RPG project is off to the printery for a proof; a new comics project (one I'm writing) is working it's way through the publisher, with a couple other new comics writing and design projects in their infancy; and some vector art sets are also in development (mystical/magical in theme instead of my normal interfaces and reticles). So, more to come.

 

Be safe out there. Wear your mask. Listen to science. Stay healthy and stick around.

Tue

17

Dec

2019

OUT TOMORROW: THE OLD GUARD, VOL 002: FORCE MULTIPLIED #1

WRITTEN BY: Greg Rucka

ART AND COVER BY: Leandro Fernández

COLORS BY: Daniela Miwa

LETTERS BY: Jodi Wynne

EDITED BY: Alejandro Arbona

BOOK DESIGN BY: Eric Trautmann

 

Soon to be a major motion picture starring CHARLIZE THERON and KIKI LAYNE!
Andromache of Scythia and her band of soldiers are back in this second story chronicling the battles and burdens of their dubious immortality. Nile’s addition to the team has given them new purpose and new direction, but when you’ve got 6,000 years of history at your back, the past is always ready to return—with a vengeance.
Written by GREG RUCKA and illustrated by the incomparable LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, with colors by DANIELA MIWA, lettering by JODI WYNNE, and design by ERIC TRAUTMANN, the highly anticipated return of THE OLD GUARD is finally here!
IMAGE COMICS |  COLOR  |  32pg  |  Mature Readers  | 

OUT TODAY: TWO NEW STOCK VECTOR SETS

I just released two new stock vector sets today, too—science fictional gunsights/target reticles. Each set has 56 individual elements, many highly customizable.