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.
Available today! Black Magick is back! New storyline begins here! Visit (or call, or email) your Friendly Local Comic Shoppe today!
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
It's been…a heck of a long time since I updated here. Yikes.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.