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Comics News! 11/26/09 

NOW ON SALE!

ZORRO #17  
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - Francesco Francavilla (25%)

Artist Francesco Francavilla is back and under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite's Zorro series continues to thrill and delight fans new and old!.

Don De La Vallejo has been running his ranch with iron fist and imperative discipline, making his land one of the most prosperous in Alta California.
But all this is about to change...

Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
AUG09 0814


The Vampire Book HC
ISBN-10: 075665551X # ISBN-13: 978-0756655518
Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 1 inches .

Richly illustrated, I contributed to this book with 10 new original illustrations.

Vampires have always fascinated and frightened, and now their reach goes beyond horror-flick fans. Teens the world over have fallen under the spell of these mysterious, blood-sucking, and oh-so-alluring beings! From Buffy to Twilight, vampire fans have gotten smarter and savvier, and this is the book for them.

Learn how vampires live, how they avoid capture, and why they're so darn attractive. Also trace the history of vampire lore--in literature, movies, and on television--from the woods of Transylvania to the modern-day high school.

Chock full of info and insight, each gorgeous page will draw in readers of every age, with innovative styling, never-before-seen imagery, and deliciously wicked design. Perhaps this enticing tome is best read while wearing a garlic necklace . . .

96 pages, color, $19.99
DK Publishing


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

ZORRO HC Vol.2 - CLASHING BLADES
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Cesar Razek
colors by Salvatore Aiala
Covers by Matt Wagner & Francesco Francavilla

The second thrilling story arc starring Zorro is here, collected for the very first time! Featuring the critically-acclaimed storytelling of the legendary Matt Wagner, joined for this arc by artist Cezar Rezak!

Love is in bloom for our hero as he continues his one-man war against all of the oppression and tyranny in the land! But, will a fiendish plot to bring down the Fox and his lady love succeed in stopping his quest before he finds success?

Reprinting issues 9-14, along with a complete gallery featuring the covers of Matt Wagner, Ryan Sook and Francesco Francavilla

152 pages, color, $24.99
Dynamite Entertainment
NOV09 07
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ZORRO #20  
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - John K. Snyder III (25%)

Zorro continues to wage war and chaos against the bullying oppressors of California, but those in command have had enough of the rogue and plot desperately to destroy him and his crusade once and for all!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
NOV09 0
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Hack/Slash #32  
Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Daniel Leister
Cover A Tim Seeley - Cover B Francesco Francavilla

The final chapter of the Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter arrives with more superhero bloodshed than...well, about the same as the average superhero comic these days. Cassie and Vlad must stop the super-empowering device called the Godbox before it falls into the wrong hands. If you think hockey-masked killers are bad, wait until the cape-and-cowl set starts killing people!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Devil's Due Publishing
DEC09 0
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Convention & Misc. News! 11/19/09

Courtesy of the cool guys @ www.thedollarbin.net , here's a 6 min video of me doing a Black Beetle sketch during this past Heroes Con for a Jam piece that was auctioned off for charity.


 





 













 

 

Comics News! 10/04/09 

NOW ON SALE!

ZORRO #16
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - John K. Snyder III  (25%)

Artist Francesco Francavilla returns to the pages of Zorro!
Under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite's Zorro series continues with issue #16 and the explosive second chapter of our third story arc.
This time, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates and the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego Diego!

Covers by Wagner and Snyder!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JUL09 0809




Perhapanauts Halloween Spooktacular #1

Written by Todd Dezago,
art by Craig Rousseau, Rich Woodall and Fred Hembeck,
covers by Craig Rousseau, Matt Pott, Francesco Francavilla and Mike Ploog.

Four fantastic Halloween covers--all in one book! Three terrifying Halloween tales to thrill, chill, and amuse! A great one-shot jumping-on point for new readers.

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Image Comics
AUG09 0305


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

ZORRO #18  
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - John K. Snyder III  (25%)

Artist Francesco Francavilla is back and under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite's Zorro series continues to thrill and delight fans new and old!.

Writer and cover artist Matt Wagner and artist Francesco Francavilla continue their acclaimed story of Zorro!
In this issue, a unique look at the legend of El Zorro told by the workers around him that have seen his attack on their masters first-hand!

Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from John K. Snyder III.

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
SEP09 0762


ZORRO
#19  
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - Francesco Francavilla (25%)

As his legend across the land grows, Zorro continues to draw unwanted attention from the powers-that-be as they wage war on the Fox!

Wagner - and artist Francesco Francavilla --tells the tales of Zorro from a different perspective each issue in this stunning arc that unravels the mystery of the masked vigilante!

Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
OCT09 0848



 

 

 

 

Convention & Misc. News! 08/20/09

Captain's Comics "Back To College" Event (Charleston, SC)
Mike Campbell and the fine folks at Captain's Comics were kind enough to invite me as a guest for their "Back To College" event, held on Saturday, August 29th.
I will be there from 11am to 5 pm doing free head sketches and will have the whole set of books and prints for sale. I will also available for commissioned sketches.

If you live in the area or close to it, feel free to stop by and say hi.
Looking forward to visit Mike and Charleston, since I have never been there and I heard it's such a fabulous town.
 

Dragon*Con 2009 (Atlanta, GA)
We are a couple of 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 2009 will be held Labor Day weekend (September 4-7, 2009) in Atlanta, GA.

I will be there in Artist Alley with my sketchbooks 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! 08/20/09 

NOW ON SALE!

ZORRO #15
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - Francesco Francavilla (25%)

Artist Francesco Francavilla returns to the pages of Zorro!
Under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite's Zorro series continues with issue #15 and the beginning of our third story arc.

General Rafael Luis Mancado, new governor of Alta California, finds out that a masked highwayman is instilling fear among caballeros and militia. During an exclusive party at his manor, he questions the guests about this "Fox", but he doesn't quite get the answers he was looking for...

This issue ships with 2 Covers by Wagner and Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JUN09 0848


THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA - Vol.1 TPB 

Cover: FRANK FRAZETTA
Writers: STEVE NILES, RICK REMENDER, JOSHUA ORTEGA, MARK KIDWELL
Artists: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA,PETER BERGTING,TIM VIGIL,JOSH MEDORS

NOW IN SOFTCOVER!
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.

176 pages, color, Tpb.
Image Comics - Frazetta Comics
JUN09 0346


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

ZORRO #17  
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - Francesco Francavilla (25%)

Artist Francesco Francavilla is back and under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite's Zorro series continues to thrill and delight fans new and old!.

Don De La Vallejo has been running his ranch with iron fist and imperative discipline, making his land one of the most prosperous in Alta California.
But all this is about to change...

Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
AUG09 0814


Perhapanauts Halloween Spooktacular #1


Written by Todd Dezago,
art by Craig Rousseau, Rich Woodall and Fred Hembeck,
covers by Craig Rousseau, Matt Pott, Francesco Francavilla and Mike Ploog.

Four fantastic Halloween covers--all in one book! Three terrifying Halloween tales to thrill, chill, and amuse! A great one-shot jumping-on point for new readers.

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Image Comics
AUG09 0305


 

 



 





 












 

 

 

Comics News! 07/04/09 

BLACK BEETLE # 0 - Limited Edition (100 copies) Preview/Sketchbook
Written & Illustrated by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

I printed a limited (numbered and signed) 100 copies of the very first Black Beetle ashcan, "No Way Out" (that's the title of the first arc). It contains the first 5 sequential pages (which you have seen on Pulp Sunday) and a sketchbook section with lots of concepts and illos.
The book is fully colored, tip to toe, has 12 pages plus inside covers, and measures approx. 7.5x10.75" (Golden Age Comic size).  All books come with a quick Black Beetle sketch. Those who are interested please email me using the contact button. 
2 versions of the book are available (50 each, all graphics & content is the same):
Version 1
(#1-50/100): The deluxe model - has in-house-printed cover on bristol board (more muted colors & a bit more pulpy feel on the cover), includes quick BB bust or quick BB full figure sketch - $20 + shipping
Version 2
(#51-100/100): The regular model - has commercially printed cover, includes quick BB head sketch - $10 + shipping Once again, the content and graphics (cover and interiors) are exactly the same so nobody is missing anything between the two versions. The difference is just in the cover paper and the sketch it comes with. Shipping costs - $5 domestic US; $11 international - all ashcan sent U.S. priority or global mail envelope
Due the limited run on these, please limit orders to one copy each. Just email me with what you want and I'll send you my paypal address.

BLACK BEETLE & COLT CITY created by, ™ and © 2009 Francesco Francavilla


GARRISON #1 Exclusive Preview!!! 
Written by Jeff Mariotte & Illustrated by Francesco Francavilla

DC WILDSTORM - coming soon!

Finally you can get a look at what I have been working on in the last few months (the mini is almost completed - working on the last issue),

The big news is that there is finally (and officially) a preview of the GARRISON covers and artwork over at the Wildstorm Blog.

The great news is that I will be doing some signings at the WS booth during SDCC in a couple of weeks, and we will be giving away big size postcards with the above teaser poster I just did for teasing about the upcoming mini. So, if you plan to attend SD, make sure to stop by and say hi (and for those who can't, I am going to save a few postcards ;))

Now head to the WS blog and (please) let me know what you think of GARRISON :)

GARRISON created by, ™ and © 2009 Jeff Mariotte & Francesco Francavilla




AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

ZORRO #16
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - John K. Snyder III (25%)

Artist Francesco Francavilla returns to the pages of Zorro!

Under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite's Zorro series continues with issue #16 and the explosive second chapter of our third story arc.
This time, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates and the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego Diego!

Covers by Wagner and Snyder!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JUL09 0809



SCALPED Vol.5 "High Lonesome" TPB 

Written by Jason Aaron;
Art by R.M. Guera, Davide Furno and Francesco Francavilla;
Cover by Jock

In this latest SCALPED volume, collecting issues #25-29 of the acclaimed series, we see the landscape of the Prairie Rose reservation and casino through the eyes of a newcomer — a card shark and con man — whose presence could spell doom for one of our main characters.

128 pages, color, Tpb.
DC VERTIGO
JUL09 0293


ON SALE NOW!

ZORRO #14 
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: CEZAR REZIK
Colorist: TBD

Our second thrilling story arc concludes here as the events of the last 6 issues come crashing down! Zorro attempts to save Lolita from the "fake" Zorro - Sgt. Gonzales as the two enemies clash for what may be the last time!

Plus: Zorro finds love, but what about Diego, his alter-ego!

All this under stunning covers by Wagner and Francavilla (who returns as interior artist next issue)!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JAN09 4140



The Good, The Bad, The Ugly #1
 
Covers:Dennis Calero (50%), Sergio Cariello (25%), Francesco Francavilla (25%)
Writer: Chuck Dixon
Penciller/Inker: Esteve Polls
Colorist: Marc Rueda

From the classic movie, the Good, The Bad, and The Ugly! The Man with No Name rides again, this time under the veteran hand of writer Chuck (G.I.Joe) Dixon in a brand-new Dynamite #1!
Featuring incredible art by Esteve Polls, and iconic covers by Wolverine Noir artist, Dennis Calero, Lone Ranger artist, Sergio Cariello and Zorro artist, Francesco Francavilla, Dixon tells the tale of "DEAD MAN'S HAND" in a five part arc that continues the strong direction Dynamite's westerns are known for!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
MAY09
0777

 




 

Convention & Misc. News! 06/09/09

HEROES CON
2009 (Charlotte, NC)
YAY! One of the best show of the year is just behind the corner and I can't wait to get there. This year too I will be in Artist Alley (location still to be determined) along with an incredible number of other talented artists, writers, and editors that make the comic industry such a cool place to be in :)

Feel free to stop by and say hi: I will be doing sketches, commissions, and will have some cool new item on the table (new prints, hopefully the Zorro HC and a new sketchbook!).

See you next week, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st in Charlotte.

FF

 

PULP SUNDAY Presents: MAD DOCTORS WEEK!
I wanted to let you know I am having a Mad Doctors Week over at Pulp Sunday: every day, all week long, I will be tributing some famous (or infamous ;)) mad scientist from classic horror and sci-fi movies. It's good stuff and it's in the name of Science (gone awfully wrong ;)) so feel free to check it out if you have spare time and you used to love (or hate) those biology classes :)

Head HERE and enjoy some classic chills.


BLACK BEETLE goes LIVE!!!
My creator owned BLACK BEETLE started his comic adventure on the pages of PULP SUNDAY.

Created in January 2006, BLACK BEETLE has been resting in the shadows until beginning of this year, when after a poll on PULP SUNDAY about a possible webcomic between BB and another creator owned character of mine, Max Malone, BB came out as a winner.
The first 4 pages of the first Black Beetle story are on Pulp Sunday and more is on the way.
Speaking of Black Beetle...

BLACK BEETLE - COLT CITY STORE
If you want to support this guy or simply love the design of it, now there are two places online where you can buy BB griffed merchandise.
CafePress http://www.cafepress.com/BlackBeetle
and Zazzle http://www.zazzle.com/blackbeetle have BB t-shirts, mousepads, mugs, and more.


create & buy custom products at Zazzle

BLACK BEETLE & COLT CITY created by, ™ and © 2009 Francesco Francavilla



 









 






 

 

Comics News! 06/09/09 

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

ZORRO #15
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - Francesco Francavilla (25%)

Artist Francesco Francavilla returns to the pages of Zorro!

Under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite's Zorro series continues with issue #15 and the beginning of our third story arc. This time, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates and the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego Diego!

Covers by Wagner and Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JUN09 0848

 

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

NOW IN SOFTCOVER!
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.

176 pages, color, Tpb.
Image Comics - Frazetta Comics
JUN09 0346


ON SALE NOW!

ZORRO #13 on sale now!  
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: CEZAR REZIK
Colorist: TBD

In an effort to distract his romantic rival, Zorro himself confronts Esteban Pasquale, hoping to incite enough anger in him to send him furiously pursuing The Fox instead of wooing La Senorita. Confusion and a sword battle ensues and Estebanís plot stands revealed, but can Zorro reverse the course?

Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JAN09 4140




ZORRO
#12 on sale now!  

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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In Other News! 05/15/09

AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 9 - FORD Video!   
I was lucky enough to be invited again this year to be part of one of the most watched show on TV. The producers wanted to to do an animated video with the 3 finalists and the Ford cars (a really cool Mustang in this case) and asked me if I was up to the task. Of course I Artist Francesco Francavilla returns to the pages of Zorro! Under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite's Zorro series continues with issue #16 and the explosive second chapter of our third story arc. This time, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates and the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego Diego! Covers by Wagner and Snyder!Francesco Francavilla returns to the pages of Zorro! Under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite's Zorro series continues with issue #16 and the explosive second chapter of our third story arc. This time, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates and the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego Diego! Covers by Wagner and Snyder! even if, becuase of the live show related tight schedule, I knew it was gonna be a little tough. Thankfully I managed to deliver all 3 animations right in time for the live show, also thanks to the precious help of my good friend Steven Gordon.
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).
Once again, it was lot of fun and thanks again to those who made this possible :)

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 









 




 

 

Comics News! 04/04/09 

"GARRISON" Exclusive Interview to Jeff Mariotte plus Jason Aaron talks "SCALPED" on Comic Book Resources

Former DC Senior Editor Jeff Mariotte has created "GARRISON" with artist Francesco Francavilla. CBR News speaks with Mariotte and takes an exclusive first look at "the most dangerous man in the world."
Full interview here.

And speaking of interviews, with SCALPED #27 (see below) in stores now, CBR talks with writer Jason Aaron about Vertigo series' current arc, "High Lonesome," which examines the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of the book's cast.
Full interview here.

COMICS ON SALE NOW!

SCALPED #27 
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Jock
He's Dash Bad Horse's boss and Chief Red Crow's archenemy, but what do we really know about FBI Agent Baylis Earl Nitz? This issue, take a peek inside Nitz's train wreck of a life, littered with ex-wives and lethal grudges, and see for yourself just how far he's willing to go to take out his enemies.

32
pages, color, $2.99 - Suggested for Mature Readers.
DC VERTIGO
JAN09
0287


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

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

Ships with two covers! A Direct Market Previews Exclusive Cover and a Mass Market cover! Written by Eisner Award-Winning writer/artist Matt Wagner! With art by Francesco Francavilla and covers by Matt Wagner and Mike Mayhew!

The Year One Origin of Zorro by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla is NOW collected in a MASSIVE TPB volume! Inspired by all of the best Zorro has been (as well as the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende), Matt Wagner has crafted an exciting tale of adventure, revenge and intrigue, all incredibly illustrated by Francavilla!

This softcover collection reprints issues 1-8 of the series along with a complete cover gallery featuring Matt Wagner, John Cassaday, Mike Mayhew and Ryan Sook! 208 pages.

208 pages, color, $19.99.
Dynamite Entertainment
APR09 0772 direct
APR09 0773 mass

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 







 

 

Comics News! 03/23/09 

"GARRISON" (Mariotte - Francavilla) coming soon from Wildstorm

So, the news is finally out, even if was half hidden in a small blurb (about the recent Phoenix Con) on the Newsarama blog.
I can finally reveal what I have been working on since beginning of the new year (and still working on it as I type this): it's GARRISON, a creator-owned 6 issue mini from Jeff Mariotte and me that will published by Wildstorm pretty soon (I hope ;)).

The pitch? In Jeff's words: "It's a near-future action epic about the most dangerous man in the world, Lester Garrison, who happens to look like someone you'd find at the tractor pull on Friday night."

Jeff is not kidding when talking about action: I think it's the most action packed book I have drawn to date (and my past books had lots of action in them anyway), plus other cool, noirish, and hi-tech elements related to a colossal manhunt. This book is anything but boring, I can promise you that :)

I can't show any of the artwork yet, not until we get the ok to show by DC Comics, but you can trust me when I say this is gonna be a really fun ride :)

Speaking of Jeff Mariotte and GARRISON's Editor Shannon Denton, check out their "GRAVESLINGER" TPB that collects the first 4 issues of this cool western/horror story. I also contributed to the tpb with a pinup and I am not the only one: you will find in fact a great gallery by a group of very talented artists.

 

COMICS ON SALE NOW!

ZORRO YEAR ONE - Vol.1 HC ON SALE NOW!
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 #11 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!

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

 

 







 

In Other News! 02/13/09

FUN INTERVIEW @ MANIA.COM 

I wanted to let you know a fun interview to me went up today on Mania.com thanks to the good Rob Worley, who had the great idea to ask to several artists to provide their take on our beloved Jason, and asked a few questions to go with the art.
The interview/art gallery started on Feb 1 and it has been a countdown to today premiere of the new Friday the 13th movie.
Feel free to check the mine and the other artists interview here :)

Cheers and happy Friday the 13th!
Francesco

 





 

Comics News! 02/13/09 

ZORRO #10  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!

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

 






 

In Other News! 01/29/09

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN 

The animated series Wolverine and the X-Men is finally airing in US! As mentioned  some time ago, I worked as storyboard artist on several episodes so I am pretty excited to see it airing on prime time on Nicktoons Network. The series started last week with a double episode and it has been a great success in terms of ratings (one of the highest for the network). So tune in at 8 pm ET, every Friday, on Nicktoons Network and don't miss this exciting new series!

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! 01/22/09 

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

ZORRO #14
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: CEZAR REZIK
Colorist: TBD

Our second thrilling story arc concludes here as the events of the last 6 issues come crashing down! Zorro attempts to save Lolita from the "fake" Zorro * Sgt. Gonzales as the two enemies clash for what may be the last time! Plus: Zorro finds love, but what about Diego, his alter-ego!

All this under stunning covers by Wagner and Francavilla (who returns as interior artist next issue)!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
FEB09 4
209

 


 



 





 

 

Comics News! 01/03/09 

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

SCALPED #27 
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Jock
He's Dash Bad Horse's boss and Chief Red Crow's archenemy, but what do we really know about FBI Agent Baylis Earl Nitz? This issue, take a peek inside Nitz's train wreck of a life, littered with ex-wives and lethal grudges, and see for yourself just how far he's willing to go to take out his enemies.

32
pages, color, $2.99 - Suggested for Mature Readers.
DC VERTIGO
JAN09
0287

ZORRO #13
Covers: MATT WAGNER (75%), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (25%).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: CEZAR REZIK
Colorist: TBD

In an effort to distract his romantic rival, Zorro himself confronts Esteban Pasquale, hoping to incite enough anger in him to send him furiously pursuing The Fox instead of wooing La Senorita. Confusion and a sword battle ensues and Estebanís plot stands revealed, but can Zorro reverse the course?

Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
JAN09 4140

 


ON SALE NOW!

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



 

Convention & Misc. News! 01/03/09

FX International 2009 (Orlando, FL)
While still figuring out if I will be attending NYCC this year, I wanted to give an heads up on my next scheduled convention: FX International in the beautiful Orlando, Florida. It's my first time at FX so I am really looking forward to it since it seems a really cool show.

See you guys there in April! :)



In Other News! 01/03/09

WIZARD Magazine gives Props!
I wanted to thank the good folks at Wizard Universe for selecting Zorro as one of the new best series of 2008 http://www.wizarduniverse.com/122908bestnewseries2.html
 and yours truly as one of the new rising star of comics in '08 (and beyond, I hope ;))
http://www.wizarduniverse.com/06140828in08.html .

Thank you so much, guys, that was very sweet of you :)
 

 

 

   
   
  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
Apr 17-19, 2009
Featured Creator


Charlotte, NC
June 19-21, 2009
Artist Alley tbd



TBD


Charleston, SC
August 29, 2009


Atlanta, GA
Sept 4-7, 2009
Artist Alley
Tbd

 




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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