Sunday, January 10, 2010

Weekly World series

The first issue of the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS comic book series comes out this Wednesday. To start the week (month-? year-?)-long celebration, here's a look at artist Alan Robinson's progression for a cover. Below are the pencils, inks, the greyscaling he added to the inks, and then his colors and the final logo'd version, too. Because I never get tired of Kevin Maguire homages.

Anyway, I feel like I've been waiting forever for this one to come out, although it's only been about six months since we announced the comic at Comic-Con. "The Irredemption of Ed Anger, Part 1 of 4" is finally upon us, though.

I'm putting together the lettercol for issue 3 this week, too, and need letters (you know, since the comic's not out yet, there really aren't any yet). So if you'd like to be published in there, there's a good chance you will be if you follow a few simple steps. Here's what you should do:
  • Buy the issue
  • Read the issue
  • Enjoy the issue*
  • Send a letter to by week's end.
    *Optional, but preferred

    Issue 1 features the full-length story, plus a first lettercol/explanation for the whole thing (worth it for the couple of old Bat Boy strips by Peter Bagge that Bagge let me run) and a couple classic articles from the WWN newspaper, too. Plenty o' bang for your (four) buck(s).

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