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Comics News! 12/03/08 

ON SALE NOW!

THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA - Vol.1 HC 
Covers: FRANK FRAZETTA
Writers: STEVE NILES, RICK REMENDER, JOSHUA ORTEGA, MARK KIDWELL
Artists: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA,PETER BERGTING,TIM VIGIL,JOSH MEDORS

This oversized (8.5x12") hard cover edition collects four classic Frazetta-based tales. Enter the savage world in "Dark Kingdom" as Red Morgan conquers demons to avenge his family. America's icon Teddy Roosevelt battles Mayan gods and Martians in "Creatures" to protect his country and the world. Enter "Swamp Demon" as the battle against good and evil wages on in the land of and two horror classics come toe to toe in "Dracula Meets the Wolfman!" All brought to life by some of the industries' top creators, along with new, never-before printed bonus material. Written by Mark Kidwell, Steve Niles, Joshua Ortega and Rick Remender, withart by Peter Bergting, Francesco Francavilla, Josh Medors and Tim Vigil; features cover artwork by Frank Frazetta. 

176 pages, color, hardback.
Image Comics - Frazetta Comics
SEP08
2232


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

ZORRO #12
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: CESAR RAZEK
Colorist: TBD

As Diego continues to fall – and fall hard – for the lovely Lolita, Sgt. Pedro Gonzales is recruited into a devilish scheme to destroy Zorro once and for all! Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
DEC08 39
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Comics News! 11/14/08    (big update!!!)

ON SALE NOW!

ZORRO #8 (of 8)
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), RYAN SOOK (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

With a flick of the wrist, Zorro leaves his mark! And Dynamite has left their mark with the all-new Dynamite comic book series from writer/cover artist/art director Matt Wagner and artist Francesco Francavilla!

The final issue of our "year one" origin of Zorro is here! Finally, Zorro and Gonzales do battle, but who will survive? Find out in this issue by series writer/cover artist Matt Wagner and artist Francesco Francavilla! Look for Zorro to continue under the guidance of Matt Wagner as he and Dynamite present a new set of classic and thrilling adventures!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JUL08 3887

 

ZORRO #7 (of 8)
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), RYAN SOOK (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

With a flick of the wrist, Zorro leaves his mark! And Dynamite has left their mark with the all-new Dynamite comic book series from writer/cover artist/art director Matt Wagner and artist Francesco Francavilla!

The penultimate issue of our opening "year one" tale is here as things are coming to a head between Zorro and the brutal Sgt. Gonzales!

Featuring covers by Wagner and Ryan (Countdown) Sook!!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JUN08 3818

 


COMING THIS MONTH

THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA - Vol.1 HC 
Covers: FRANK FRAZETTA
Writers: STEVE NILES, RICK REMENDER, JOSHUA ORTEGA, MARK KIDWELL
Artists: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA,PETER BERGTING,TIM VIGIL,JOSH MEDORS

This oversized (8.5x12") hard cover edition collects four classic Frazetta-based tales. Enter the savage world in "Dark Kingdom" as Red Morgan conquers demons to avenge his family. America's icon Teddy Roosevelt battles Mayan gods and Martians in "Creatures" to protect his country and the world. Enter "Swamp Demon" as the battle against good and evil wages on in the land of and two horror classics come toe to toe in "Dracula Meets the Wolfman!" All brought to life by some of the industries' top creators, along with new, never-before printed bonus material. Written by Mark Kidwell, Steve Niles, Joshua Ortega and Rick Remender, withart by Peter Bergting, Francesco Francavilla, Josh Medors and Tim Vigil; features cover artwork by Frank Frazetta. 

176 pages, color, hardback.
Image Comics - Frazetta Comics
SEP08
2232


ZORRO
YEAR ONE - Vol.1 HC
Covers: MATT WAGNER (direct), MIKE MAYHEW (mass market).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

The year one origin of Zorro by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla is collected in one massive hardcover volume! Inspired by all of the best Zorro has been (as well as the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende), Wagner has crafted an exciting tale of adventure, revenge and intrigue!

This hardcover collection reprints issues 1-8 of the series along with a complete cover gallery featuring Wagner, John Cassaday, Mike Mayhew and Ryan Sook! Featuring two covers, one exclusive to the direct market (Matt Wagner) and the other specially designed for the mass market (Mike Mayhew)

196 pages, color, $29.99 (Signed $69.99)
Dynamite Entertainment
SEP08 3919
 

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

ZORRO #11 
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: CESAR RAZEK
Colorist: TBD

Matt Wagner's Zorro from DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT continues! Following the opening origin arc (Zorro: Year One), Wagner continues to script, art direct and provide covers for our second story arc! This time out, we're welcoming artist Cesar Rezak to the team for this 6-issue arc!

More action and adventure from Dynamite, Matt Wagner and Cezar Razek - with alternate covers by Francesco Francavilla -- as Zorro continues! The growing love triangle between the cunning Diego (alter ego of El Zorro), the beautiful Lolita and the thuggish Pasquale continues, but when Pasquale conspires to win Lolita by deception, Zorro is forced to step in!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
NOV08 3949



ZORRO
#10
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: CESAR RAZEK
Colorist: TBD

Matt Wagner's Zorro from DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT continues! Following the opening origin arc (Zorro: Year One), Wagner continues to script, art direct and provide covers for our second story arc! This time out, we're welcoming artist Cesar Rezak to the team for this 6-issue arc!

The thrilling second arc from series mastermind and cover artist Matt Wagner continues as we continue to explore the early adventures of el Zorro! Featuring two covers, one by Matt Wagner (75%) and the other a chase cover by Francesco Francavilla (25%)!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
OCT08 4045

 



 



 

 

 





 

Comics News! 09/02/08

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA - Vol.1 HC 
Covers: FRANK FRAZETTA
Writers: STEVE NILES, RICK REMENDER, JOSHUA ORTEGA, MARK KIDWELL
Artists: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA,PETER BERGTING,TIM VIGIL,JOSH MEDORS

This oversized (8.5x12") hard cover edition collects four classic Frazetta-based tales. Enter the savage world in "Dark Kingdom" as Red Morgan conquers demons to avenge his family. America's icon Teddy Roosevelt battles Mayan gods and Martians in "Creatures" to protect his country and the world. Enter "Swamp Demon" as the battle against good and evil wages on in the land of and two horror classics come toe to toe in "Dracula Meets the Wolfman!" All brought to life by some of the industries' top creators, along with new, never-before printed bonus material. Written by Mark Kidwell, Steve Niles, Joshua Ortega and Rick Remender, withart by Peter Bergting, Francesco Francavilla, Josh Medors and Tim Vigil; features cover artwork by Frank Frazetta. 

176 pages, color, hardback.
Image Comics - Frazetta Comics
SEP08
2232


ZORRO
YEAR ONE - Vol.1 HC
Covers: MATT WAGNER (direct), MIKE MAYHEW (mass market).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

The year one origin of Zorro by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla is collected in one massive hardcover volume! Inspired by all of the best Zorro has been (as well as the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende), Wagner has crafted an exciting tale of adventure, revenge and intrigue!

This hardcover collection reprints issues 1-8 of the series along with a complete cover gallery featuring Wagner, John Cassaday, Mike Mayhew and Ryan Sook! Featuring two covers, one exclusive to the direct market (Matt Wagner) and the other specially designed for the mass market (Mike Mayhew)

196 pages, color, $29.99 (Signed $69.99)
Dynamite Entertainment
SEP08 3919
 

 

ZORRO #9 on sale now!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: CESAR RAZEK
Colorist: TBD

Matt Wagner's Zorro from DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT continues! Following the opening origin arc (Zorro: Year One), Wagner continues to script, art direct and provide covers for our second story arc! This time out, we're welcoming artist Cesar Rezak to the team for this 6-issue arc!

In issue #9, a new love interest is introduced as Zorro continues to be hounded by the military men that he's made to look so foolish and incompetent. Featuring covers by Wagner and a 1 in 4 chase cover by Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
SEP08 3914


 



 




 

Comics News! 08/13/08

That's right, folks, double dose today!!! :)

Frank Frazetta's DRACULA MEETS THE WOLFMAN  on sale now!
Covers: FRANK FRAZETTA, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, NAT JONES
Writer: STEVE NILES
Illustrator: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

In the wake of the legendary Count Dracula's "final" excursion to England, the bloodthirsty count finds himself on the hunt for a beautiful peasant woman in a village living in the shadows of Dracula's castle. Unfortunately for the seductive Count, someone else has eyes for the beauty, and that someone else just happens to be the fear-inspiring Wolf-Man! Prepare yourself for the battle of the year as vampire faces lycanthrope in a battle to the death!

The story behind one of Frank Frazetta's most famous paintings. Revealed here for the first time, the story behind Dracula Meets the Wolfman! When Dracula sets his sight and fangs on a beautiful young villager, it's her unlucky lover who takes hold of an ancient curse and uses it to battle the Prince of Darkness. Come on board for the battle that shook old Europe to its very core!

Click here for an exclusive look at making of the cover

Click here for a 5 page preview of the book

Click here for an exclusive interview with me and Steve Niles

32 pages, color.
Image Comics - Frazetta Comics
JUN08 2222


 

ZORRO #6 (of 8) on sale now!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), RYAN SOOK (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

With a flick of the wrist, Zorro leaves his mark! And Dynamite has left their mark with the all-new Dynamite comic book series from writer/cover artist/art director Matt Wagner and artist Francesco Francavilla!

In this issue, Diego and Bernard faces pirates on their way back to North America, while present day Zorro continues to wage one-man war against the soldiers of Gonzales! Plus: TORNADO!

Featuring covers by Wagner and Ryan (Countdown) Sook!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
MAY08 3747


 



 

 

Convention & Misc. News! 08/09/08

Dragon*Con 2008 (Atlanta, GA)
We are a few weeks away from Dragon*Con, definitely the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film on the East Coast.
Dragon*Con 2008 will be held Labor Day weekend (August 29 - September 1, 2008) in Atlanta, GA.

I will be there in Artist Alley with my stechbooks and trades, exclusive prints, and more. I will be also available for convention sketches and commissions so if you have some spare money to throw my way, you are welcome :) Keep an eye on this page and on the sidebar for updates about the specific location in Artist Alley.

See you guys there! :)




 



 


 

Comics News! 08/09/08

ZORRO #5 (of 8) on sale now!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), RYAN SOOK (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Dynamite continues the return of yet another Legend as Matt Wagner unveils the all-new Zorro! Writer, Art Director and cover artist Matt Wagner is in command of this all-new "year one" Zorro comic book adventure. Similar in tone and scope to Dynamite's acclaimed Lone Ranger series, Zorro also features artist Francesco Francavilla who complements Wagner's pulp action writing!

Recovering from his wounds at the hands of Zorro, Gonzales and his men attempt to bring the rogue avenger to justice! Plus: our flashbacks continue by exploring Zorro's early adventures in Spain and the shocking events that force Diego and Bernardo to return to America! Joining series cover artist Matt Wagner is artist Ryan (COUNTDOWN) Rook for a special series of alternate covers!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
APR08 3
696


COMING NEXT WEEK
 
- Zorro #6 (Dynamite)
- Frank Frazetta's Dracula Meets the Wolfman - One Shot (Image)


 




 




 

Comics News! 06/24/08

ZORRO #4 (of 8) on sale now!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), Mike Mayhew W/DEAN WHITE (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Dynamite continues the return of yet another Legend as Matt Wagner unveils the all-new Zorro! Writer, Art Director and cover artist Matt Wagner is in command of this all-new "year one" Zorro comic book adventure. Similar in tone and scope to Dynamite's acclaimed Lone Ranger series, Zorro also features artist Francesco Francavilla who complements Wagner's pulp action writing!

In this issue: Zorro continues to be a thorn in the side of brutal Sgt. Gonzales as he wages his one-man war against the oppressors. While our story unfolds in the present day, our flashbacks feature the formation of the man who would become "the Fox" along with his faithful companion Bernardo as they grow up among the wilds of California and the streets of Spain! Plus: Look for the alternate cover by Mike Mayhew (with the incredible colors of Dean White)!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
MAR08 3
602


TALES OF THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN
 on sale now!  
Writer: MIKE SANGIACOMO
Illustrated by: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, GUY DORAN, REILLY BROWN, & more
Cover: DALE BEYER, JR

Writer MIKE SANGIACOMO presents 32 stories taking place over 50 years at a Drive-In Theater, featuring 21 artists from around the world. Stories stand-alone, mirroring life and the cinema with tales of crime, romance, science fiction, musicals, even a western. The stories combine to create a single novel with a powerful, shocking finale you won’t forget. Fascinating characters, imaginative stories and clever twists will make STARLIGHT the surprise hit of the year.

I was invited to illustrate one of the longest chapter, the 1966 one, who has a touching finale, and the 1972 one. I am glad Mike finally found a good home at Image because this GN needed to be put out.
Click here for an exclusive look at some of my pages.

220 pages, B/W & color, $19.99
Image Comics
APR08 2165

 






 

In Other News! 06/14/08

SURVIVING HISTORY - Episode #01 
(History Channel -- Sunday, June 15 10:01 PM - Monday, June 16 02:01 AM - Monday, June 16 11:00 PM - Tuesday, June 17 03:00 AM)

I was invited to provide a few illos for this new season of Survivng History.

The twisted geniuses at The Scarefactory have supplied the most gruesome, terrifying and masterfully crafted effects to attractions around the world. From zombies with walkers to Angels of Death with 20-foot wingspans, these brilliant artisans have delighted and terrified generations of thrill-seekers. Now they've teamed up with HISTORY® to share their expertise and inspiration with this fascinating exploration of the most inventive and ghastly technologies of the ages. Every week technicians research and reproduce highlights from our fiendish history.

In the SURVIVING HISTORY series premiere, the Scarefactory's trek through history guides them to the macabre world of the Middle Ages.

Join Chad as he explores the heinous mythology of one of the most infamous torture devices ever conceived: the Iron Maiden. Then Kermit brings his fabricating ingenuity to a lesser-known but no more comfortable tool of medieval punishment: the Iron Boot. Meanwhile, Josh breaks away from the group to investigate Ancient China's early use of gunpowder with Rocket-propelled Fire Arrows.

 




 






 

Comics News! 06/04/08

SORROW TP on sale now!  
Written by Rick Remender and Seth Peck, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Kieron Dwyer.

If you missed the single issues or if you just love to have the collected edition of your favorite comics, the trade collecting the "legend" of Sorrow is now on sale. Extras include original layouts, character model sheets, never seen before artwork, and a guide to horror easter eggs in the book.

The story: 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.
112 pages, black and white, $12.99.
Image Comics

JAN08 2060


Frank Frazetta's DRACULA MEETS THE WOLFMAN
  available for Pre-Orders!
Covers: FRANK FRAZETTA, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, NAT JONES
Writer: STEVE NILES
Illustrator: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

In the wake of the legendary Count Dracula's "final" excursion to England, the bloodthirsty count finds himself on the hunt for a beautiful peasant woman in a village living in the shadows of Dracula's castle. Unfortunately for the seductive Count, someone else has eyes for the beauty, and that someone else just happens to be the fear-inspiring Wolf-Man! Prepare yourself for the battle of the year as vampire faces lycanthrope in a battle to the death!

The story behind one of Frank Frazetta's most famous paintings. Revealed here for the first time, the story behind Dracula Meets the Wolfman! When Dracula sets his sight and fangs on a beautiful young villager, it's her unlucky lover who takes hold of an ancient curse and uses it to battle the Prince of Darkness. Come on board for the battle that shook old Europe to its very core!

Click here for an exclusive look at making of the cover

32 pages, color.
Image Comics - Frazetta Comics
JUN08 2222


 






 

In Other News! 05/24/08

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN 
The official trailer for the animated series WOlverine and the X-Men is finally here. As mentioned  some time ago, I worked as storyboard artist on several episodes so I am pretty excited to finally see the final animation.

Here's the official PR (from the Marvel site)

"Wolverine and the X-Men" begins as an explosive event shatters the lives of the X-Men and takes away their mentor, Professor X. The beaten heroes, including Beast, Storm, Cyclops and Nightcrawler, walk away from it all but then they are given a rare glimpse into the future, where they see a world in utter ruin…ruled by giant destructive robots. They discover the world has spiraled out of control because the X-Men have given up. So now the most legendary of all X-Men, Wolverine, must take the lead on the ultimate mission—to prevent the world's destruction—while fending off enemies Magneto and The Brotherhood.

Check it out the debut trailer below right now OR watch the bigger version at Marvel.com's Videos section. Better yet? Watch the "Wolverine and the X-Men" animated series trailer in hi-res!

 




 








 

Comics News! 05/24/08

ZORRO #7 (of 8) available for Pre-Orders!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), RYAN SOOK (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

With a flick of the wrist, Zorro leaves his mark! And Dynamite has left their mark with the all-new Dynamite comic book series from writer/cover artist/art director Matt Wagner and artist Francesco Francavilla!

The penultimate issue of our opening "year one" tale is here as things are coming to a head between Zorro and the brutal Sgt. Gonzales!

Featuring covers by Wagner and Ryan (Countdown) Sook!!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JUN08 3818


ZORRO
#3 (of 8) on sale now!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), Mike Mayhew W/DEAN WHITE (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Dynamite continues the return of yet another Legend as Matt Wagner unveils the all-new Zorro! Writer, Art Director and cover artist Matt Wagner is in command of this all-new "year one" Zorro comic book adventure. Similar in tone and scope to Dynamite's acclaimed Lone Ranger series, Zorro also features artist Francesco Francavilla who complements Wagner's pulp action writing!

As our third issue opens, Zorro comes face-to-face with the tyrannical Gonzales as the "fox" strikes deep into the heart of the corrupt local officials! Plus, more from Diego's childhood as we learn about the places and events which would define the young man and create the great Zorro! Joining Wagner - who also provides covers for the series -- and Francavilla for the return of the legendary Zorro is cover artist Mike Mayhew (with the incredible colors of Dean White)!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
FEB08 3
638

 






 

In Other News! 04/26/08

AMERICAN IDOL / FORD Video!   
Who would ever thought that I was going to be part of one of the biggest TV show I love to watch with my wife? Well, sometime the unthinkable happens, so the producers of the Ad agency that makes the videos for American Idol - Ford contacted me and asked me if I was interested in producing some artwork for their video about... comics coming to life! That was an opportunity I couldn't pass on, so even if the time was a little tight I accepted and the result of it was aired this past Wed, April 23rd, on FOX during the result show of American Idol.
If you missed it (or if you are not used to watch the show), you can see the video and the making of the video right here (see below) thanks to You Tube :)
It was lot of fun and I would like to thank again those who made this possible :)

I would like also to thank CBR for interviewing me about this "unusual" project. You can read the interview here.

 




 






 

Comics News! 04/26/08

ZORRO #6 (of 8) available for Pre-Orders!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), RYAN SOOK (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

With a flick of the wrist, Zorro leaves his mark! And Dynamite has left their mark with the all-new Dynamite comic book series from writer/cover artist/art director Matt Wagner and artist Francesco Francavilla!

In this issue, Diego and Bernard faces pirates on their way back to North America, while present day Zorro continues to wage one-man war against the soldiers of Gonzales! Plus: TORNADO!

Featuring covers by Wagner and Ryan (Countdown) Sook!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
MAY08 3747


SORROW #4 (of 4) on sale now!   
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


ZORRO
#2 (of 8) on sale now!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), Mike Mayhew W/DEAN WHITE (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Dynamite continues the return of yet another Legend as Matt Wagner unveils the all-new Zorro! Writer, Art Director and cover artist Matt Wagner is in command of this all-new "year one" Zorro comic book adventure. Similar in tone and scope to Dynamite's acclaimed Lone Ranger series, Zorro also features artist Francesco Francavilla who complements Wagner's pulp action writing!

Issue #2 continues the frantic pace set by issue #1 as we learn more about Diego's past, while in the present, his alter-ego Zorro is making things more and more difficult for the brutal Gonzales as the two come face-to-face! Featuring a cover by Wagner and a special alternate cover by Mike Mayhew with the incredible colors of Dean White!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JAN08 3510


 











 

 



 

Comics News! 03/27/08

TALES OF THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN  available for Pre-Orders!  
Writer: MIKE SANGIACOMO
Illustrated by: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, GUY DORAN, REILLY BROWN, & more
Cover: DALE BEYER, JR

Writer MIKE SANGIACOMO presents 32 stories taking place over 50 years at a Drive-In Theater, featuring 21 artists from around the world. Stories stand-alone, mirroring life and the cinema with tales of crime, romance, science fiction, musicals, even a western. The stories combine to create a single novel with a powerful, shocking finale you won’t forget. Fascinating characters, imaginative stories and clever twists will make STARLIGHT the surprise hit of the year.

I was invited to illustrate one of the longest chapter, the 1966 one, who has a touching finale, and the 1972 one. I am glad Mike finally found a good home at Image because this GN needed to be put out.
Click here for an exclusive look at some of my pages.

220 pages, B/W & color, $19.99
Image Comics
APR08 2165
 

ZORRO #5 (of 8) available for Pre-Orders!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), RYAN SOOK (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Dynamite continues the return of yet another Legend as Matt Wagner unveils the all-new Zorro! Writer, Art Director and cover artist Matt Wagner is in command of this all-new "year one" Zorro comic book adventure. Similar in tone and scope to Dynamite's acclaimed Lone Ranger series, Zorro also features artist Francesco Francavilla who complements Wagner's pulp action writing!

Recovering from his wounds at the hands of Zorro, Gonzales and his men attempt to bring the rogue avenger to justice! Plus: our flashbacks continue by exploring Zorro's early adventures in Spain and the shocking events that force Diego and Bernardo to return to America! Joining series cover artist Matt Wagner is artist Ryan (COUNTDOWN) Rook for a special series of alternate covers!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
APR08 3
696

 












 

Comics News! 03/15/08

Frank Frazetta's DRACULA MEETS THE WOLFMAN   
Covers: FRANK FRAZETTA, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, NAT JONES
Writer: STEVE NILES
Illustrator: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

I am very happy to finally announce this little project I will be working on pretty soon. It's a one-shot for the Frazetta line of comics edited by Jay Fotos and Nat Jones. It's based on Frazetta's famous painting of the epic battle between Dracula and the Wolfman and I can't describe how excited I am to be working on something Frazetta related :) And if we add to it that master of Horror Steve Niles is writing it, it's like the perfect cherry on an already delicious cake. Look for it this coming Summer!
Click here for an exclusive look at making of the cover

32 pages, color.
Image Comics - Frazetta Comics
 

ZORRO #4 (of 8) available for Pre-Orders!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), Mike Mayhew W/DEAN WHITE (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Dynamite continues the return of yet another Legend as Matt Wagner unveils the all-new Zorro! Writer, Art Director and cover artist Matt Wagner is in command of this all-new "year one" Zorro comic book adventure. Similar in tone and scope to Dynamite's acclaimed Lone Ranger series, Zorro also features artist Francesco Francavilla who complements Wagner's pulp action writing!

In this issue: Zorro continues to be a thorn in the side of brutal Sgt. Gonzales as he wages his one-man war against the oppressors. While our story unfolds in the present day, our flashbacks feature the formation of the man who would become "the Fox" along with his faithful companion Bernardo as they grow up among the wilds of California and the streets of Spain! Plus: Look for the alternate cover by Mike Mayhew (with the incredible colors of Dean White)!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
MAR08 3
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Comics News! 02/21/08

ZORRO #1 NOW ON SALE!!!   
Covers: MATT WAGNER (50%), John Cassaday (25%), M Mayhew W/D WHITE(25%)
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

It's finally here, the first issue of this long-waited revival of our favorite masked hero!
Make sure to stop by your LCS and grab a copy of it: either with Matt's beautiful closup on the cover, or Mike's cool shadows, or John's action pose, whatever cover you choose I hope you enjoy the read and come back for more :)

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JAN08 3510

ZORRO #3 (of 8) available for Pre-Orders!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), Mike Mayhew W/DEAN WHITE (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Dynamite continues the return of yet another Legend as Matt Wagner unveils the all-new Zorro! Writer, Art Director and cover artist Matt Wagner is in command of this all-new "year one" Zorro comic book adventure. Similar in tone and scope to Dynamite's acclaimed Lone Ranger series, Zorro also features artist Francesco Francavilla who complements Wagner's pulp action writing!

As our third issue opens, Zorro comes face-to-face with the tyrannical Gonzales as the "fox" strikes deep into the heart of the corrupt local officials! Plus, more from Diego's childhood as we learn about the places and events which would define the young man and create the great Zorro! Joining Wagner - who also provides covers for the series -- and Francavilla for the return of the legendary Zorro is cover artist Mike Mayhew (with the incredible colors of Dean White)!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
FEB08 3
638

 






 

Comics News! 01/14/08

TALES OF FEAR AGENT TP available for Pre-Orders!   
Written by Rick Remender, Hilary Barta, Mark Ricketts, Rick Spears, and more
Art by Francesco Francavilla, Kieron Dwyer, Paul Renaud, Shane White, and more.
Cover art by Eric Powell

Do you remember the ugly adventure that saw Heath dealing with some nasty giant spiders on a remote planet I drew a while ago? Well that story is re-printed in this brand new anthology of Tales of Fear Agent, which collects also all the short stories that were published at the end of the regular issues in the Image run of Fear Agent, plus some never published before tales.

From the solicitation: Each story is a stiff bolt of one-hundred proof high adventure as we tag along on the drunken exploits of alien exterminator Heath Huston during his first ten years in deep space. Series creator Rick Remender is joined by a select handful of today's finest writers and artists in this compilation, expanding on the legend of the last Fear Agent. Tales of the Fear Agent is a collection of action-packed, 1950's-style Sci-Fi and Horror told with a modern panache.
136 pages, color, $14.95.
Dark Horse Comics

JAN08 0064

 






 

In Other News! 01/14/08

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN   
The cat is out of the bag (well it has been out for a bit now): the new animated series from Marvel titled "Wolverine and the X-Men" is airing in UK right now and will be soon reaching the small screen here in US.

I provided storyboards for 3 of the episodes of this first season and had a blast working again with my dear friend and extraordinaire director and designer Steve Gordon.
The scripts were a lot of fun and from what I could tell this is going to be a really cool animated show.
As soon I get the ok I will show some of the storyboards on the storyboards section of my website.
Stay tuned! :)

 





















Comics News! 01/01/08

Zorro Interviews on NEWSARAMA
As you all know, my big project for 2008 is a 8-issue miniseries with Dynamite Ent. featuring one of the biggest icons of our imaginary: ZORRO! To make the deal even sweeter, we have the modern master Matt Wagner writing the stories, doing the covers, and taking care of the look and feel of this re-vamping as art director. If you want to know more about the project there are 2 interviews up right now on Newsarama that give a pretty good amount of info and sneak preview. And if you like it, right below here you'll find the order codes to pre-order the first 2 issues :)
Click here for the Matt's interview.

Click here for my interview.

"BLOOD ON CHRISTMAS" - A Christmas Lil' Tale of The Shadow
To celebrate this Holiday season, I decided to do a little story for my Blog Pulp Sunday dedicated to all the (good) PULP stuff. The story is in the form of strips, like they were used to be published on the newspapers back in the days. To give it an extra spin, I decided to go with a silent story. I hope you guys enjoy it. :)

Click here or on the icon on the left for Pulp Sunday.


SORROW #3 (of 4) on sale now!  
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

SORROW TP available for Pre-Orders!  
Written by Rick Remender and Seth Peck, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Kieron Dwyer.

If you missed the single issues or if you just love to have the collected edition of your favorite comics, the trade collecting the "legend" of Sorrow will be available in March, so it's time to pre-order it to make sure you get a copy.
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.
132 pages, black and white, $12.99.
Image Comics

JAN08 2060

ZORRO #2 (of 8) available for Pre-Orders!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), Mike Mayhew W/DEAN WHITE (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Dynamite continues the return of yet another Legend as Matt Wagner unveils the all-new Zorro! Writer, Art Director and cover artist Matt Wagner is in command of this all-new "year one" Zorro comic book adventure. Similar in tone and scope to Dynamite's acclaimed Lone Ranger series, Zorro also features artist Francesco Francavilla who complements Wagner's pulp action writing!

Issue #2 continues the frantic pace set by issue #1 as we learn more about Diego's past, while in the present, his alter-ego Zorro is making things more and more difficult for the brutal Gonzales as the two come face-to-face! Featuring a cover by Wagner and a special alternate cover by Mike Mayhew with the incredible colors of Dean White!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JAN08 3510



And if you missed it...

ZORRO #1
(of 8) available for Pre-Orders!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (50%), John Cassaday (25%), M Mayhew W/D WHITE(25%)
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Dynamite presents the return of yet another Legend as Matt Wagner unveils the all-new Zorro!
Writer, Art Director and cover artist Matt Wagner is in command of this all-new "year one" Zorro comic book adventure. Similar in tone and scope to Dynamite's acclaimed Lone Ranger series, Zorro also features artist Francesco Francavilla who complements Wagner's pulp action writing!
Zorro was created in 1919 by pulp writer Johnston McCulley, and first made his appearance in The Curse of Capistrano, serialized in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly. From there Zorro has been the star of countless films and has been noted by Bob Kane as a main influence on Batman (Bruce Wayne even went to see Zorro the evening his parents were killed) and recently featured in a WORLD WIDE BEST-SELLING novel by Isabel Allende!
Joining Wagner - who also provides covers for the series -- and Francavilla for the return of the legendary Zorro is cover artists Mike Mayhew (with the incredible colors of Dean White) and Lone Ranger cover artist John Cassaday!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JAN08 3510

 



 

 

Convention & Misc. News! 01/01/07

Atlanta Comics Expo 2008
We are a little more than a month away from the second edition of ACE. The first edition was such a cool experience that now I am really looking forward to join again the wonderful crew that organizes this convention and that clearly loves comics :)

I will be there in Artist Alley with my stechbooks and trades, exclusive prints, and (maybe) issue 1 of Zorro (which will be on the shelves sometime in February). 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! :)

  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 :)


Atlanta, GA
Feb 8-10, 2008
Artist Alley
Tables #29-30


Charlotte, NC
June 20-22, 2008
Artist Alley
AA 318


TBD


Atlanta, GA
Aug 1 - Sept 3, 2008
Artist Alley
Table #32

 




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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