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Comics News! 10/28/07

SORROW #4 (of 4) available for Pre-Orders!  
Written by Rick Remender and Seth Peck, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Kieron Dwyer.

Danni goes on the offensive against the residents of Sorrow as help comes from an unexpected source. The Shaman demonstrates the extent of his madness and Dalton discovers that some secrets are better left buried. Sorrow's past is revealed, but will it be in time to help them escape before Black Dog closes in?
32 pages, black and white, $2.99.
Image Comics

SEP07 20
05

Left on Mission TPB available for Pre-Orders!  
Written by Chip Mosher, art by Francesco Francavilla, colors by Martin Thomas.

by Mosher, Francavilla & Thomas Former agent Eric Westfall has been called out of his perfect, complete-with-wife-and-kid suburban retirement to stop a rogue agent from auctioning a stolen hard-drive on the black market for $50 million. Eric's mission: Turn his target back into a loyal agent for the government, or kill her - despite the fact that the two of them were once lovers! Winding its way through some of the world's most exotic locales, Left On Mission provides non-stop excitement and intrigue, perfect for fans of gritty, dark espionage thrillers like Casino Royale and The Bourne Identity!
112 pages, color, $14.99.
BOOM! Studios

OCT07 3358



 

 



Convention & Misc. News! 8/16/07

DRAGON*CON 2007
Only 2 weeks to my last big convention for this year. Dragon*Con is right behind the corner, with 4 days full of pure POP Culture in all its forms: movie, tv, books, comics, and much more. Definitely the largest Show in the South gathering thousands of people every year.

I will be there in Artist Alley - table #10 with my stechbooks and trades, exclusive prints, and (maybe) issue 1 of Sorrow (which will be on the shelves soon after). I will be also available for convention sketches and commissions so if you have some spare money to throw my way, you are welcome :)

See you guys there! :)


Spotlight in ImagineFX #21

Some sample of my works has been spotlighted in the current issue (#21 -August) of the digital art magazine ImagineFX in the section FX-Pose Pro.

Feel free to check it out, if you have chance: it's a great magazine featuring some of the best digital artist from all around the world.

 












 

 

Comics News! 8/16/07

24SEVEN Vol.2
on sale now!  
Written and art by Ashley Wood, Gene Ha, Adam Hughes, Dave Johnson, Frazer Irving, Michael Avon Oeming, Juan Doe, Jason Aaron, Niko Henrichon, Cb Cebulski, Ben Templesmith, Rafael Albuquerque, John Ney Rieber, Will Pfeiffer, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Francesco Francavilla and more, cover by Wood.

24seven features a who's who of today's best writers and artists from comics, film and animation, telling tales of robots in the city that never sleeps. Following in the tradition of the acclaimed hit 24seven volume one, volume two's stories run a cross-genre gamut, from crisis in space to bank robberies to gambling robot dogs. 24seven has romance, action, horror -- everything you want -- told by a cross-section of the most diverse writers and artists you'll find on the printed page.
200 pages, $19.99 - Image Comics - JUN07 1889
<< Click on the image on the left for an exclusive preview of my 2 stories included in the anthology.

SORROW #1 (of 4) Preview!  
Written by Rick Remender and Seth Peck, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Kieron Dwyer.

In 1952, the U.S. Government's nuclear testing killed all of the good people of Sorrow, Nevada. Today, the sign in front of town reads "population zero". The locals, however, will tell you a very different story... When a car accident strands four young travelers in this desolate ghost town, they soon find that not all that is buried is dead.
32 pages, black and white, $2.99.
Image Comics

JUN07 1884
<< Click on the image on the left for a preview of this issue.


SORROW #2 (of 4) available for Pre-Orders!  
Written by Rick Remender and Seth Peck, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Kieron Dwyer.

Things get worse as Danni is introduced to the residents of Sorrow, and Nevada and Dalton come face-to-face with the unspeakable evil responsible for Mike's recent transformation. Meanwhile, the sheriff continues his relentless pursuit of the escaped girls with the help of the monster known as Black Dog.
32 pages, black and white, $2.99.
Image Comics

JUL07 1959

SORROW #3 (of 4) available for Pre-Orders!  
Written by Rick Remender and Seth Peck, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Kieron Dwyer.

Danni goes on the offensive against the residents of Sorrow as help comes from an unexpected source. The Shaman demonstrates the extent of his madness and Dalton discovers that some secrets are better left buried. Sorrow's past is revealed, but will it be in time to help them escape before Black Dog closes in?
32 pages, black and white, $2.99.
Image Comics

AUG07 2027



Convention News! 6/10/07

It's finally time for one of my favorite conventions ever: Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC, this very next week-end (June 15-17th). This is my second attendance as a guest at the show and can't wait to meet again my good friend Shelton and all his terrific team: a group of comicbook fans who really puts the show together with passion and love for this medium. I also can't wait to see old a new friends, professional and visitors, all the beautiful people which makes this show something you don't want to miss :)

I will be in Indie Island at table #508. If for some weird reason I get a different table, it will be enough just to walk around a bit in Indie Island: the area is not that big so it should be easy to spot me :)

See you guys there! :)
 













 

 

 



Comics News! 6/10/07

24SEVEN Vol.2
available for Pre-Orders!  
Written and art by Ashley Wood, Gene Ha, Adam Hughes, Dave Johnson, Frazer Irving, Michael Avon Oeming, Juan Doe, Jason Aaron, Niko Henrichon, Cb Cebulski, Ben Templesmith, Rafael Albuquerque, John Ney Rieber, Will Pfeiffer, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Francesco Francavilla and more, cover by Wood.

24seven features a who's who of today's best writers and artists from comics, film and animation, telling tales of robots in the city that never sleeps. Following in the tradition of the acclaimed hit 24seven volume one, volume two's stories run a cross-genre gamut, from crisis in space to bank robberies to gambling robot dogs. 24seven has romance, action, horror -- everything you want -- told by a cross-section of the most diverse writers and artists you'll find on the printed page.

200 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 1.
Image Comics
JUN07 1889
<< Click on the image on the left for an exclusive preview of my 2 stories included in the anthology.

SORROW #1 (of 4) available for Pre-Orders!  
Written by Rick Remender and Seth Peck, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Kieron Dwyer.

In 1952, the U.S. Government's nuclear testing killed all of the good people of Sorrow, Nevada. Today, the sign in front of town reads "population zero". The locals, however, will tell you a very different story... When a car accident strands four young travelers in this desolate ghost town, they soon find that not all that is buried is dead.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99.
Image Comics
JUN07 1884

Black Coat: OGMD #4 (Lichius - Francavilla) available for Pre-Orders!
 
Synopsis: A traitor in the Knights of Liberty has leaked vital military information to the British who are now preparing to march on the Colonists at Lexington and Concord. The League plans to guarantee a war by assassinating America’s most popular statesman, Benjamin Franklin, along with anyone who gets in the way - especially The Black Coat! 

Black Coat: Or Give Me Death #4 (of 4)
written by Ben Lichius
Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
$3.50, 32 pp, full color
Ape Entertainment
JUN07 3238

Black Coat: Or Give Me Death #1 (Lichius - Francavilla)  right now on sale: be sure to swing by your LCS and grab a copy if you haven't pre-ordered yet!  

Also available for pre-orders is:
Left on Mission #5 (Mosher - Francavilla)  available for Pre-Orders!  
Synopsis:
  Eric Westfall reaches Marocco as he searches for Emma. Painter is there, hindering his every move.
While Emma prepares to finally sell her information, Westfall desperately tries to stop her - and save her soul.
The penultimate chapter in this spy-thriller!
<< NOTE: The one of the left is not the actual final cover art.

Left on Mission #5 (of 5)
written by Chip Mosher
Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
$3.99, 32 pp, full color
Boom! Studios
JUN07 3341

Left on Mission #2 (Mosher - Francavilla)  right now on sale: be sure to swing by your LCS and grab a copy if you haven't pre-ordered yet!  
 









 








 

Comics News! 5/12/07

Two Tales in the upcoming Image anthology 24/7 Vol.2
!  
I can now officially announce (since I turned in the pages ) that I will be part of the second vol. of the Image anthology 24/7. Ivan Brandon was gracious enough to invite me to contribute to it and I happily accepted and contributed with not one but two stories. The first one, at 4 page story titled Confession, is something I am very proud of since it's my first time where I did everything (story and art and even
lettering). The second one is based on an illustration I did some time ago. The excellent writer, Macon Blair, took all the elements from the illo and built a very unique and cool story of 13 pages. Titled ANDY, It was a blast to draw and I hope you will enjoy it as well.
<< Click on the image on the left for an exclusive preview of the 2 stories.


Left on Mission #1 (Mosher - Francavilla)  will be on the shelves on May 16: be sure to swing by your LCS and grab a copy if you haven't pre-ordered yet!  

HOT NEWS!! Exclusive Preview of #1 Online Now!
A full 14 page Exclusive Preview of issue #1 is now online, completed with behind the scene and conceptual content. Brought to you by Comic Book Resources and MySpace/ComicBooks.

Part 1 can be viewed here.
Part 2 can be viewed here.
Thanks to CBR and MySpace for the support.

POST SCRIPTUM: The Un-Scripted Adventures of Paul Stone  
Post Scriptum is an experimental comic from six artists (Dan McDaid, Daniel LaFrance, Emil Zuga, Fede Milella, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack) also known as the 6-Pack. The story started as a jam and quickly turned into a fun action adventure. The story features the strange experiences of secret agent Paul Stone, codename Post Scriptum (P.S.).
The first story, "Rocket Love," is an unscripted romp with no pre-planned plot--it's just 6 artists trying to outdo each other on a very cool adventure, each picking up where the other left off. To make things even more interesting, we've decided to do the first story with no dialogue.
For updates on the developements of this series please visit the comicspace page
or the temporary official website where you can find also pinups and files on the 6-Pack. Hope you guys keep following us and enjoy the stories.


Black Coat: OGMD #3 (Lichius - Francavilla) available for Pre-Orders!
 
Synopsis: A traitor in the Knights of Liberty has leaked vital military information to the British who are now preparing to march on the Colonists at Lexington and Concord. The League plans to guarantee a war by assassinating America’s most popular statesman, Benjamin Franklin, along with anyone who gets in the way - especially The Black Coat! 

Black Coat: Or Give Me Death #3 (of 4)
written by Ben Lichius
Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
$3.50, 32 pp, full color
Ape Entertainment
MAY07 3186

Also available for pre-orders is:
Left on Mission #4 (Mosher - Francavilla)  available for Pre-Orders!  
Synopsis:
  Eric Westfall reaches Marocco as he searches for Emma. Painter is there, hindering his every move.
While Emma prepares to finally sell her information, Westfall desperately tries to stop her - and save her soul.
The penultimate chapter in this spy-thriller!
<< NOTE: The one of the left is not the actual final cover art.

Left on Mission #4 (of 5)
written by Chip Mosher
Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
$3.99, 32 pp, full color
Boom! Studios
MAY07 3288
 









 


 

 

Comics News! 4/12/07

Black Coat: Or Give Me Death #2 available for Pre-Orders!  
Synopsis: The Black Coat is back but all is not well. As a monster stalks the streets, a Gypsy assassin arrives in New York, and the Colonies take a critical step towards all-out war, The Black Coat is forced to battle both inner – and outer – demons to save the city from the evil machinations of The League.

Black Coat: Or Give Me Death #2 (of 4)
written by Ben Lichius
Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
$3.50, 32 pp, full color
Ape Entertainment
APR07 3374 


Also available for pre-orders is:
Left on Mission #3 (Mosher - Francavilla) - on the shelves in July 2007  
Synopsis:
  Eric Westfall's mission remains just out of reach. Having found Emma, is he now in over his head? Can he talk her into coming back, or is it all over before it's even begun?
What's more - what's the big secret that Emma's willing to die for? And can Westfall keep the agency at bay and Agent Painter from killing him in the field?

Left on Mission #3 (of 5)
written by Chip Mosher
Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
$3.99, 32 pp, full color
Boom! Studios
APR07 3504

NOTE: Left On Mission #1 will be on the shelves on May 16 due to some delay with the printer. Issue 2 will be out in June and Issue 3 in July.

 














 

 


 



 

Comics News! 2/23/07

Black Coat: Or Give Me Death #1 available for Pre-Orders!  
The first chapter of the new mini The Black Coat: Or Give Me Death is available now for pre-orders through Diamond Previews with order code MAR07 3136. Make sure to pre-order it at your LCS and help us to spread the word: Black Coat is Back! :)

Black Coat: Or Give Me Death #1 (of 4)
written by Ben Lichius
Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
$3.50, 32 pp, full color
Ape Entertainment
MAR07 3136

Synopsis:
April, 1775. The two greatest mysteries in New York City are: “Who is the masked super-spy known as The Black Coat?” and “Is he dead or alive?”
Find out for yourself in the follow up to the pulp-inspired, action-packed first series that Chuck Dixon calls “...an awesome book. ...My kind of comics!”

And if you missed the first mini Black Coat: A call to Arms  we are re-soliciting the recent released TPB which collects all 4 issues (including the sold out first issue) plus some concept art and behind the scenes content.
If you want to know why The Black Coat has gathered so much success among readers and critics, make sure to get a copy of this TPB. You can pre-order the book now at your local comicbookstore using the new code
MAR07 3137
The book has 104 pages with a retail price of $12.95.
 


Also available for pre-orders is:
Left on Mission #2 (Mosher - Francavilla) - on the shelves in May 2007  
The hunt continues and this time around gave me chance to draw the beautiful Ibiza. Preview pages coming soon.

Left on Mission #2 (of 5)
written by Chip Mosher
Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
$3.99, 32 pp, full color
Boom! Studios
MAR07 3263

Synopsis: Eric Westfall continues his search for Emma, with the secrets of one of America's biggest intelligence agencies hanging in the balance. Tracked by Painter, an agent tasked to ensure that Westfall kills or turns Emma, Westfall finds his mark - but not in any way that he could have predicted...

Fear Agent #11 on the shelves on Wed Feb 28th!
The last book of the Image run of Fear Agent is finally here! It is also a special issue since it's not part of the current continuity but takes place 8 years before the events of Fear Agent 1-10. That means it can be easily enjoyed even if you missed the previous books (though I would suggest to hunt them down because the series is really good).
I was really fun to draw the good ol' Heath and I am looking forward to future Fear Agent stories. (see the preview in the sequentials page of this site)

Synopsis:
An issue long "Tales of the Fear Agent" illustrated by legendary Italian illustrator FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA! A population of human flies pays Heath to protect them from a race of spiders slowly taking over their world. However, when Heath becomes impregnated with the spiders' eggs he becomes the planet's greatest threat.
Story by Rick Remender , Art by Francesco Francavilla - 32 pages, color.

 



Convention News! 2/23/07

First of all, let me thank all the kind guys and friends who stopped by my table at MegaCon: it was really great to meet old and new fans of my works and meet also some of the artists I have been in contact via web for awhile now. Orlando was strangely cold for the Florida Standards, but you guys helped to make this a "warm" experience :)

Next I will be attending AtlantaComicsExpo in Atlanta, GA, on April 21st-22nd. This is the first edition of a show which seems to have a bright future since it is put together but the same fine folks who make DragonCon such a cool show every year. I am really looking forward to it and I will let you know table and location as soon as I have those info.

And after that there is Heroes... :)
 



Convention News! 1/31/07

I will be attending MegaCon in Orlando FL on Febraury 16th-18th. It's my first time in Orlando so I am really looking forward to this chance to visit this beautiful city.
I will have the brand new Black Coat TPB (if you missed the books the first time around), my sketchbooks Schermoscuro and Chiaroscuro, prints, and, if everything goes smooth, also the Fear Agent book I drew for Image. I will also have all my pretty art supplies, so if you look for originals and commissions, feel free to stop by.
My table is in the Independent Press area, RED 17.

See you there!
 

Interview on Newsarama. 1/31/07
Not too long ago I got interviewed by my good friend Rick Remender for a Indie Artist series for Newsarama. Beside the interview, which might result interesting to some of you ;) there is also plenty of preview art from my Fear Agent book and a new project I am working on with Rick Remender and Seth Peck. Here's the link if you want to check it out and/or if you want to know more about current and future projects.
Click here or on the icon on the left for the interview.

 
 
NEWS ARCHIVES >>   2010 ~~ 2009 ~~ 2008 ~~ 2007 ~~ 2006


Below you'll find the Shows
I will be attending this year.
In the news section on the left
I will be trying to give more
info about the location of my
booth/table. Hopefully I will
see you there: make sure
to stop by and say hi :)


Orlando, FL
February 16th – 18th, 2007
Indie Press - RED 17


Atlanta, GA
April 21-22, 2007
Artist Alley


Planet Comics
2704 N Main St
Anderson, SC
May 5, 2007



Charlotte, NC
June 15-17, 2007
Indie Island #508





Atlanta, GA
Aug 1 - Sept 3, 2007
Artist Alley
Table #10

 




BLACK BEETLE # 0
Limited Edition - 100 copies
2 versions - $10-$20
Use CONTACT for orders.

AZTech Studio Press.


GARRISON #5 (of 6)
32 pg - Color - $2.99
DC Wildstorm


GARRISON #4 (of 6)
32 pg - Color - $2.99
DC Wildstorm


Green Hornet Year One #4
32 pg - Color - $3.50
Dynamite Ent.


KATO Origins #3
32 pg - Color - $3.50
Dynamite Ent.


SCALPED Vol.5
"High Lonesome"

128 pg - Color - $14.99
DC Vertigo


ZORRO YEAR ONE HC
196 pg - Color - $29.99
TPB
208 pg - Color - $19.99
Dynamite Ent.


ZORRO Vol.2 HC
152 pg - Color - $24.99
Dynamite Ent.


FANTASTIC WORLDS of
F FRAZETTA Vol.1 HC & TPB
176 pg - Col - $29.99/ $19.99
IMAGE Comics


SORROW TPB
112 pg - B/W - $12.99
Image Comics


Tales of Fear Agent TPB
136 pg - Color - $14.95
Dark Horse


24SEVEN Vol.2
200 pg - Color - $19.99
Image Comics
 
 

For order codes please
check the
NEWS or
 SEQUENTIALS pages


Detective Comics #781
40
pg - Color - $3.99
DC Comics


Green Hornet Year One Vol.1 The Sting Of Justice TPB
144
pg - Color - $19.99
Dynamite Ent.


Green Hornet Year One #8
32 pg - Color - $3.99
Dynamite Ent.


Green Hornet Year One #7
32 pg - Color - $3.99
Dynamite Ent.


KATO Origins
#7
32 pg - Color - $3.99
Dynamite Ent.


KATO Origins
#6
32 pg - Color - $3.99
Dynamite Ent.



Outlaw Territory
Vol.2 TP
240 pg - Color - $19.99
Image Comnics
 

 

 

 

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