Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Infinity Stooges

The Three Stooges starred in a Saturday morning television show in the 1980s. They played what passed for sort-of mechanical super-heroes on The Robonic Stooges. 

I never watched it . . .

. . . until recently when I was asked to draw some covers for the current Robonic Stooges comic book series from American Mythology. So I looked up The Robonic Stooges on Youtube and found a few clips for drawing reference.

In the 1990s, Marvel Comics published a comic book series called The Infinity Gauntlet. I guess it was popular. I never read it, despite my enjoyment of Jim Starlin's Warlock comics from the 1970s.

My cover for The Robonic Stooges #1 parodies a cover from The Infinity Gauntlet drawn by George Perez. I like drawing parodies, so this was fun.

I have no idea how many—or if any—fans of both The Robonic Stooges and The Infinity Gauntlet possibly exist who might think this cover is the bees knees.

But I like it.

If you like it, too, you can order it at this link.

Copyright © 2021 Eric Shanower. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Half Price Giant Garden

What a great deal! The Giant Garden of Oz, a full-length prose Oz book I wrote and illustrated, is on sale for HALF PRICE from Dover Publications, the publisher. Here's the link: https://store.doverpublications.com/0486798356.html

This is the second edition with new cover art, a few new illustrations, and revised text.

In The Giant Garden of Oz, Dorothy Gale travels across the Land of Oz, through the air, and under the earth in a quest to save Aunt Em and Uncle Henry's farm from destruction
by giant vegetables.

One great new character is Imogene, a talking cow who gives the most unusual types of milk. Ever wonder how to get a full-grown cow into the basket of a hot air balloon? The Giant Garden of Oz has the answer to that!

I don't know how long this deal will last, so if you're interested in reading this up-to-date and thrilling Oz adventure, don't hesitate to click the link.

Copyright © 2021 Eric Shanower. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Rose City Comic Con Appearance Cancelled

I've just cancelled my appearance at Rose City Comic Con 2021 in Portland, Oregon, September 10-12, 2021, due to my concerns about Covid, especially the delta variant.

I'm vaxxed, of course. But evidence shows that a vax doesn't prevent contraction of Covid. It just lessens the severity.

Rose City's website explains that masks will be mandatory and that the convention will follow all CDC recommendations. That's great--as far as it goes.

Comic book conventions generally consist of thousands of people in one large room, all breathing the same air. And even if all people at Rose City Comic Con 2021 were to assiduously keep their masks in place, how could I sell any comics or graphic novels to them if they stay six feet away? Do they toss their cash or credit cards to me? Do I toss their merchandise to them? I suppose I could try to back up at least six feet whenever anyone were to approach my table. But many conventions don't have that much room behind a table.

It all just seems like a terrible idea to me, just begging to be a Spreader Event. I like meeting fans of my work in public settings, but I think this is way too early to hold conventions such as this one. I won't be participating.

Copyright © 2021 Eric Shanower. All rights reserved.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

More Betrayal in Color

John Dallaire is still coloring Age of Bronze: Betrayal Part One. Here's another sample page of finished color, the scene where Philoktetes's foot is pierced by one of his arrows.

Looks great, doesn't it?

Copyright © 2021 Eric Shanower.

Color copyright © 2021 John Dallaire.

All rights reserved.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Oz Interview with Skottie Young and Me

Colin Ayres of Oz Con International interviewed Skottie Young and me about our work on the best-selling Oz graphic novel series published by Marvel.

This interview debuted at the 57th Oz Con International, which happened virtually a few weeks ago.

Now it's posted on The Oz Connection, the convention's Youtube channel,
for all to watch and listen. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OyuHdoJ2Nc

Skottie and I discuss how the project started, how we approached it creatively, and our views of the project now that it's behind us.

It was great to spend an hour with Skottie again. The whole Oz series is still in print and available from your favorite comics store or bookseller.

Copyright © 2021 Eric Shanower. All rights reserved.