Wednesday, September 17, 2014
fantastica-sff said: So if I gather correctly from your recent answer, Jamie will work on The Immaterial Girl while WicDiv is drawn by guest artists, and then will be back on WicDiv?
This is correct.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Anonymous said: I apologize if I was mistaken, but I thought the plan was to do Volume One of The Wicked and The Divine and then Volume Three of Phonogram? I thought you had said that friends of yours would draw Volume Two of WicDiv and then Jamie would return for Volume Three? I completely understand if Phonogram Immaterial Girl got pushed back to capitalize on the success WicDiv is having right now, but I was just wondering.
We said that in the early days, but for a while now we’ve pushed that back. For story reasons, having anyone else draw the book on issue 6 was the wrong decisions. There’s too much stuff that needs to be introduced in the second arc, and Jamie really should be doing that. The third arc is character spotlights, so will also work better with guest artists.
The plan is basically we do THE IMMATERIAL GIRL then, when WicDiv is going from 11-16.
Anonymous said: was referring to the cover!god as 'they' a situational thing in that sentence or are those the actual pronouns that will be used...?
I use “they” as a standard thing when I want to not specify gender. As I’m explicitly not wanting to confirm anything in that post, I wouldn’t read anything more than that into it than that.
I almost added that to the main post - I don’t want to gender-binary-tease.
The second arc of Gillen and McKelvie’s hit series will arrive in time to shake up your December
“A glorious new comic series about death, creativity and pop.” —Pitchfork
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, the white-hot new series by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie about gods being briefly reincarnated as pop stars before dying, drew crowds of worshippers and is heading into a thrilling new story arc that will leave fans shocked and breathless. With each issue of the first arc flying off the shelves at record speed, this new story arc promises an even higher degree of electrifying story this December.
The Faust Act is over. Welcome to Fandemonium. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins with issue #6 in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun) and something like “nothing will ever be the same again.” But if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Also, some comic story. Probably.
Writer Gillen remained coy about the second arc’s plot twists, but hinted that each issue would pack a punch readers wouldn’t see coming. “With the first arc, we wanted an intense, classic comics’ build, rising towards the fifth issue as this big, earthquake-sized heart-attack climax,” said Gillen. “Our second arc—FANDEMONIUM—is different. It’s a line of chasers on the bar, each a micro-nuke cocktail, served with a wink and distilled for concentrated effect. The first arc was a week or so in the gods’ two-year lives. In the second arc, each issue is separated by a whole month and focuses around a single gathering of fans. Time’s running out. Time’s always running out.”
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #6 arrives in stores this 12/17 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140611.
And here’s the press release for the second arc. FANDEMONIUM. That is totally a pun. We are made of puns.
Who’s on the cover? Well, those who have been paying close attention can probably work it out by deduction. Unless one of the other two gods are being introduced that issue and they’re them.
poluidris said: Will WicDiv come out in collected volumes? It looks amazing, but I have no comic book stores near me!
It will be. The first trade will be out in November, the week before Thought Bubble con.
It’s actually been solicited, so you can pre-order it now from specialist comic retailers online or general online retailers (Here’s a couple: US/UK) like amazon.
And thank you!
The presale of the AW14 collection BLODMAGI is now open. Until Sept 17, you will get 20% off with the code ‘AW14’ (only applies to item from BLODMAGI). Items from the presale will ship beginning of October.
The presale is unlimited, so do not worry about anything selling out. If you order during the presale, you are guaranteed your item.
A new type of item for this collection is a t-shirt. Depending on the number of pre-orders, they will either be made with good old screen printing (better quality, but requires at least 8 pre-orders in total), or digital print (cheaper set-up costs, will be available even if I only get one single pre-order). T-shirts are available in S to 2XL.
As usual, there’s a flat rate shipping of 49 SEK worldwide (39 SEK within Sweden), and the shipping is free on all orders over 500 SEK (there is a currency converter in the shop if you wonder what this will mean for you)
To those of you who contributed during the laptop-funding-campaign and chose the “two picks from the collection”-perk: I will reach out to you shortly! Thank you so much to everyone for contributing, it’s thanks to you I am now able to pull this off!
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mtthwclmnt said: Hi, I really loved THREE, as well as UBER. Any chance we'll get more historic works from you?
There’s a strong historical flavour in a lot of my stuff. Some will show up in WicDiv, though in depth for a while. There’s another comic I’m writing which is… well, isn’t history but… oh, tricky to talk about it.
There’s one large project I’m kicking around for when a space opens up in the schedule, and that’s sort of an extreme and weird historical fantasy piece. Very much based on the research, but growing in horrible tumorous ways. I really want to do it, though not sure I’m qualified.
I suspect they’ll be something else straight historical fiction eventually. I’ve another Spartan thing I’d like to do (though maybe not in comics). I want to do something with Carthage. I want to do something set in Egypt in 2000BC. There’s a Vietnam book I’ve wanted to do.
And there’s always the chance I’ll just read a book and be inspired, y’know? I love this stuff.
Anonymous said: how old are the phonogram singles club characters?
All the younger set are floating around 20. While I don’t say it as such, at least some of them are university students in their final year. There’s a little more about this in THE IMMATERIAL GIRL. Some are still 19. Some are just 20. Laura is the oldest of the 4.
As this is the year after Rue Britannia, Kohl is 31 at this point. Kid-with-knife is late twenties. If I’ve done my math right, Emily is 26. Seth Bingo is about 28. Silent Girl is about 25.
Anonymous said: what days are you coming to NYCC?
All of them.
Er… I mean, all the days of this year’s con.
Here’s something sort of exciting ^_^
I’m attending the Lakes Comic Art Fest in Kendal this year as a guest, and also as a new patron of the event (fingers crossed Malin will join me there too!). Amongst other scarily organised planning for what looks like it will be an amazing event, Julie Tait - the show’s organiser - asked me to provide a special print, alongside some frankly awe-inspiringly talented artists.
The festival are making a set of eight limited edition giclee prints. The quality of these babies is just gorgeous, trust me. Here’s the full list of artists (you can see why I was a little nervous, eh?):
More news on how you can buy yours will be released soon, but you can see a sneak peek of all eight designs on page 45 of the amazing show programme - so do take a look.
I hope you like my contribution! It feels like a long time off before we can see Ian and Cortland sharing a moment like this, eh? But it’s nice to remind ourselves that they will. =^_^=
(If you’ve somehow missed me going on and on about BREAKS - read it for free here: http://www.breakscomic.com/)
This seems relevant to post here :)
How come this is the first I hear that Junko Mizuno is going to the lakes festival?!?!?!?!