In a time when graphic storytelling is on the decline, when animation is same old/same old, when superheroes aren’t so super anymore, when the mediums we created have been co-opted by foreign lands (and done better), when the great hope that once personified what comic books and animation could become is forgotten, we need to look beyond what has been done and what we are doing now.
We need to reshape the word and the line. We need to remember the story.
BLAM! Ventures has arrived to do just that. To push the boundaries of comic and animation to new heights, to flood your senses with possibility, to create stories and characters that will take hold of your soul and make you a part of their lives, forever leaving a mark upon you.
You can think of us as the gunslingers of a new age, wielding stylus and keyboard instead of a good pair of colts. We hold the classical ideals of the past; yet move forward toward the future. And yes, our guns are loaded — and we’re bringing them to bear.
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An excellent review! [FYI I was part of the team on this book]
It’s (almost) here! Space: 1999 Volume 1: Aftershock and Awe falls out of orbit into store near you December 12th.
Tiny fact: I also worked on this book. I was responsible for visual continuity in sections of the book. :)
ALSO! This book is super pretty! We a preview copy of it a few weeks ago.:D
PICK THIS BOOK UP! Andrew “Drew” Gaska, and all the people of BLAM! Ventures that were involved on this book spent a lot of time crafting it.
SPACE: 1999 - Do it for BLAM! Ventures! Do it for Drew Gaska! HELL- DO IT FOR ME! [i might have had a hand in it’s production…]
‘Cursed Pirate Girl Vol. 1’ and ‘Space: 1999 - Aftershock and Awe Part 2’ Debut as Digital Firsts on comiXology
Just like every Digital Wednesday, Archaia and comiXology are teaming up to bring your favorite comics straight to you! This week’s lineup gives you a Digital First dose of adventure from the high seas to outer space! That’s right, you can get your favorite graphic novels in a digital format, including our exclusive line of Digital First comics. That means you can check out some of Archaia’s hottest new comics before they’re printed!
Digital Firsts: Titles That Are Available Digitally Before the Print Edition’s Release.
Cursed Pirate Girl Vol. 1 (Complete Special Edition):
Writer/artist: Jeremy Bastian
Adventures on and under the high seas lead a cursed pirate girl to encounter mythic creatures, gnarled and crusty pirates, and ghostly apparitions as she tries to find her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the mythical Omerta Seas. A whimsical swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers, starting in Port Elisabeth, Jamaica in the year 1728, and quickly heading across – and beneath – the waves. The first three issues are collected with an all-new epilogue.
Space: 1999 - Aftershock and Awe, Part 2:
Writer: Andrew E. C. Gaska
Artists: Gray Morrow, David Hueso, and Miki
In an alternate universe where JFK was never assassinated, mankind has already suffered through World War III, everybody is unified into a single world government, and a base is built on the moon by the year 1999!
In Part 2, Commander Koenig goes out to investigate the strange magnetic radiation coming from Area One only to suddenly have his ship go down. After surviving the crash he and the rest of his crew try to learn more only to realize the dangers are growing. In an attempt to break apart the radiation and stop it from occurring, they decide their only option is to bomb it. An accident causes the moon to be blown out of orbit and hurled into the unknown, launching the survivors of the lunar base stationed there toward the stars. But what of the cataclysm caused to the Earth in its wake?
Other Digital Releases for Aug. 15:
Judge Bao, Vol. 1 (Complete Edition):
Writer: Patrick Marty
Artist: Chongrui Nie
In China under the Northern Song Dynasty, the Empire saw tremendous growth and prosperity. But with great riches come great temptations, and the Emperor must constantly fight against the corruption of renegade military officers, abusive governors, corrupt businessmen, and regular bandits and thieves. To fight against this scourge, Emperor Ren Zong gave broad magistrate powers to a judge whose reputation would extend well beyond the borders of the Empire: Judge Bao (999-1062 CE).
Mandated by the highest court of the Empire, Judge Bao becomes a symbol of justice for the people of the land. His aversion to corruption and dedication to justice make him a popular hero, but with many enemies. Accompanied by his bodyguard Zhan Zhao, his page Bao Xing, and his assistant and coroner Gongsun, he travels the length and breadth of the Middle Kingdom, crusading against corruption and all forms of injustice.
In this first volume, Bao finds himself in a small village where a mother mourns her son, languishing in prison, caught in a complicated love triangle and accused of a murder he says he did not commit. Will Judge Bao find the real murderer?
Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 3 Chapter 27:
Writer/artist: Tom Siddell
Gunnerkrigg Court is a series of books about Antimony Carver, a girl who attends school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court. The story is about the people she meets, the strange things that happen, and the events she causes to happen as she and her new friend, Kat, unravel the mysteries of the Court and deal with the everyday adventures of growing up at a school that has robots running around alongside body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature.
In Chapter 27, Jack leads Annie and Reynardine to the power station across the lake. They learn that there are various power stations throughout the court that filter and transmit ether.
Thank you! Next week look forward to a collection of Digital Firsts! Archaia and comiXology will be teaming up once again to bring you the next chapters of Iron: Or, the War After, Rust Vol. 2: Secrets of the Cell, and Spera Vol. 2!
San Diego Comic-con schedule & stuff
Hey Guys & Dolls~
It’s that time again! Me and Andrew “Drew” Gaska will be signing at the Archaia booth this year at selected times. Come and say hi, and pick up a book or print!
ARCHAIA BOOTH #2635
*these times have been known to change
We hope to see you guys there!
P.s. Sorry I didn’t take any print requests this time around- I was in the middle of a big move and didn’t have time for requests. Dragon*con I will be taking full requests and have some new goodies for you all that make it! PLUS a commission list! Stay tuned!
P.S.S. Thanks to KY & GY for helping me so much with all the commissions to help me out with extra costs for SDCC, along with Chance, and Miss FD. Thanks you guys! <3 [which I will be posting those images very soon! KY & GY had some awesome choices that I had a lot of fun with!]
We throw a whole mess of stuff at the fan in this old-school EOC episode, including Invincible Iron Man by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca, Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, and Attila Futaki’sSevered #6 and 7 from Image, Critical Millennium: The Dark Frontier by Andrew E. C. Gaska,Dan Dussault, and Archaia (incorporating Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, The Dapper Men, and more), Gates of Gotham by Snyder, Kyle Higgins, and Trevor McCarthy, Avengers Vs. X-Men, superstar writers (including Alan Moore, Jason Aaron, Gail Simone, Bendis, Roy Thomas,Ed Brubaker, Morrison, The New 52, and more), Fantastic Four, Alan Davis and Captain America, Brian Wood’s DMZ, and a whole mess more!
To hear about Critical Millennium specifically, go in at about 59 minutes for the 20 minute love fest~!
Lots of illustrations in this by lots of cool people, including myself (Chandra Free). Here’s the run down of the artists:
Matt Busch, Patricio Carbajal, Colo, Dave Dorman, Dan Dussault, Chandra Free, Erik Gist, Lucas Graciano, Scott Hampton, David Hueso, Joe Jusko, Ken Kelly, Timothy Lantz, Leo Leibelman, Miki, Chris Moeller, Andrew Probert, Brian Rood, Sanjulian, Chris Scalf, Thomas Scioli, David Seidman, Dirk Shearer, Barron Storey and Mark Texeira
Audio Interview: Chandra Free (The God Machine) & Drew Gaska (Critical Millennium, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes) talk with Discussions With Decapitated Dan about their comic projects, comics, and what’s in store for the future for the new comics power couple.